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by Bluebilly
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand brake malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Hand brake malfunction

I had a similar problem when I fitted a new handbrake to my Dexta. It took a few attempts to get the angle of the toothed bracket correct so that the pawl didn't slip. I had to make the holes in the mudguard oval to get the correct adjustment. You may have the same issue if it was working ok before ...
by Bluebilly
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Thread stripped on fuel bleeder
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Thread stripped on fuel bleeder

PTFE was originally designed as a thread lubricant, and not for sealing. The fact that it sometimes seals was just a bonus. I'd use it as a last resort for sealing threaded parts.
by Bluebilly
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Bottom end overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Bottom end overhaul

Have you thought about stripping the engine yourself? That way you only have the cost of a regrind it that is actually necessary. The crank will only need reground if it is badly scored, and you may get away with a polishing. A decent verier calliper will soon let you know if they are badly worn bef...
by Bluebilly
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta not starting
Replies: 20
Views: 837

Re: Dexta not starting

A few years back, the diaphragm on my cold start priming button failed and caused excess fuel to go into the cylinders when stopped, causing it to hydraulic. I replaced this button pump with the type you have fitted and also fitted the cold start system similar to a MF35 (Auxiliary fuel tank Agrilin...
by Bluebilly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta

I'm sure you will have hours of fun with your new Dexta. Mine is my "go to" tractor for road runs, its such a joy to drive.
by Bluebilly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

Re: How much paint do i need

You have had some great advice so far, and I'd definitely have a go at beating out the dents so as to use less fillers. When I first started I found I was hitting too hard, so small taps is the way to go. Thin layers of filler work best, and are easier to rub down. When it comes to spraying I use 5:...
by Bluebilly
Sat May 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Diesel Overheating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

Re: Dexta Diesel Overheating?

30-60 seconds is not long for an engine to cool down if it has indeed stopped on overheating. Sounds more like a fuel issue as I had a similar event on my Dexta recently, it just died after having run fairly hard and restarted again fairly soon after. When I looked at the lift pump it was fairly bad...
by Bluebilly
Sat May 25, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Pulsing hydraulics
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Pulsing hydraulics

Thanks PghBill, I'm overseas at the moment and will check that when I get back home.
by Bluebilly
Mon May 20, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Pulsing hydraulics
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Pulsing hydraulics

I have recently had a transport box and fingerbar mower mounted on my Dexta. With the transport box in the fully raised position there is hydraulic 'pulsing' felt about every 5 seconds, dropping the box slightly stops this for a while before it starts again. With the fingerbar mower on, and the mowe...
by Bluebilly
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: axle drain plug
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: axle drain plug

I would shy away from welding anything onto it for now. If you still struggle to get it off with a square tool, you could try a stilton on it, but watch your knuckles and be careful not to shear it off, bahco also do a shifter with a serated jaw that are brilliant for this sort of job (Bahco 9071P B...
by Bluebilly
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Big starter problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: Big starter problem

There is a clutch arrangement in the starter and this may have failed. I had a problem early this year where the starter would engage, but just spin without turning the flywheel - I got it refurbished and now all is good - maybe you have the same fault. The polarity doesn't really matter on these st...
by Bluebilly
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cylinders filling with diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Cylinders filling with diesel

I've now fitted an new unit and the old Dexta is running as sweet as ever -- happy days :D :D
by Bluebilly
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: CRANKSHAFTS
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: CRANKSHAFTS

I would imagine that modern crankshafts for low revving diesel engines would come balanced and there should be no need to add weights from your old crank. My question would be, how would you know where to add or remove weight to ensure it is balanced? Balancing machinery is not difficult if you have...
by Bluebilly
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cylinders filling with diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Cylinders filling with diesel

Thanks russelm, I think fitting a tap would be a good precaution. I'll fit one once I have the new unit fitted :D
by Bluebilly
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cylinders filling with diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Cylinders filling with diesel

I think I may have figured it out with a bit of overnight thinking. My feeling is that the pump that feeds the cold start might have failed and fuel is flowing from the tank through the pump into the air manifold and then into the cylinders. This is the only explanation I can come up with as to the ...
by Bluebilly
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cylinders filling with diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Cylinders filling with diesel

I have just finished rebuilding my Dexta after a paint job and when I came to turning it over it was hydraulicking. All cylinders had diesel in them and No3 was full to the brim. I took out all the injectors and left the fuel turned on - no fuel came out the injector pipes or spill lines. I checked ...
by Bluebilly
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Jerky movement on 3 point linkage
Replies: 2
Views: 3298

Re: Jerky movement on 3 point linkage

Thanks Brian, that is comforting news. I don't really want to start digging into the hydraulics unless I have to as I have too much other stuff to get on with. I'm sure we can all relate to that. The lever was in the forward position at the time. I guess I will wait until I get a chance to try it ou...
by Bluebilly
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Jerky movement on 3 point linkage
Replies: 2
Views: 3298

Jerky movement on 3 point linkage

I recently fitted a finger bar mower (Ford Ransomes) onto my Dexta and all looked good until I noticed the linkage jerking upwards after a short while, this was regardless of the position of the height of the mower off the ground, or the position of the small lever on the RH side of the gearbox (sor...
by Bluebilly
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 1958 Dexta Tacho
Replies: 16
Views: 15157

Re: 1958 Dexta Tacho

Trying again to upload a photo Charlie.. Hope it works this time


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by Bluebilly
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Doris NP Super Dexta rebuild
Replies: 126
Views: 105227

Re: Doris NP Super Dexta rebuild

I went to a local car boot sale and picked up a load of old A/F and Whitworth spanners (really cheaply) that I use to get at awkward bolts. I don't mind bending/grinding/shaping them to fit - better that than ruining my good sets.
by Bluebilly
Fri May 27, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 1958 Dexta Tacho
Replies: 16
Views: 15157

Re: 1958 Dexta Tacho

Hi Charlie63 Here is a photo of my dexta, it will be getting a new lick of paint over the winter now that I finished all the mechanical work. This is my first attempt at posting a photo so I hope it works http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah82/wfweir/0d9f45e1-7dc5-42f2-8921-52d6bef6c4f9_zps4rbxc2v...
by Bluebilly
Sun May 22, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 1958 Dexta Tacho
Replies: 16
Views: 15157

Re: 1958 Dexta Tacho

It is great to read the wealth of knowledge in this forum, and I've enjoyed reading these posts. My Dexta is stamped 957E186 on the gearbox which I believe is early 1958. Mine does have the tacho drive on the fuel pump though which doesn't help the original poster.
by Bluebilly
Thu May 05, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Low volts output from dynamo
Replies: 13
Views: 11952

Re: Low volts output from dynamo

Hi Rick, yes, I'd rather have found what was wrong , but a win is a win. If nothing else I now know how to diagnose faults a lot better thanks to all you guys who posted on this thread, so a big thanks to you all. The wee Dexta is now all back together and running great - all it needs now is a bit o...
by Bluebilly
Wed May 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Low volts output from dynamo
Replies: 13
Views: 11952

Re: Low volts output from dynamo

I took the dynamo back to the guy who reconditioned it and he tested it again, confirming that it was ok. I fitted it back and linked the two terminals and got 28volts this time! Now its all working fine. It wasn't away for more than a couple of minutes at the shop, so he did not have time to do any...
by Bluebilly
Mon May 02, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Low volts output from dynamo
Replies: 13
Views: 11952

Re: Low volts output from dynamo

Thanks again for all the help. I'll try the bulb today, but i did read that is you only get between 2-4volts output there may be a problem with the field windings.