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by Bluebilly
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Sump strainer gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Sump strainer gasket

Depends on the scenario. If I think the surface is good enough its good on its own, otherwise a smear on the gasket never does any harm in my opinion
by Bluebilly
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Sump strainer gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Sump strainer gasket

I normally use Permatex no2 the non hardening one. It has never failed my yet on any of my restorations.
by Bluebilly
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta fuel tank.
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: Dexta fuel tank.

Try Richard Pocock at Pocock Tractor spares. He breaks old tractors and I've alway found him very helpful. Its worth a phone call I'm assuming you are in the UK?
The other option is to get is repaired, but make sure its spotless inside before putting any heat near it.
by Bluebilly
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Excessive Steering Play
Replies: 13
Views: 2360

Re: Excessive Steering Play

To get steering wheels off I have an old 3 legged bearing puller that I modified. I took off the legs and got 3 lengths of chain in their place, just loop the chain round the spokes and back up to the spider where both ends are secured with a bolt. Where the chain touched the wheel spokes I have pie...
by Bluebilly
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: fuel leak out the pig tail
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: fuel leak out the pig tail

For the extra cost I'd fit a new lift pump. I've overhauled them before, but for the time it takes I don't think its worth the effort. Remember time is money, even if you are doing this for fun If you have to overhaul the pump professionally it cost me £500. Take a look at BundyBears shed. He has a ...
by Bluebilly
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Engine oil leak
Replies: 16
Views: 5097

Re: Engine oil leak

Before going too deep and renewing the crankshaft seal, is there not meant to be oil lubricating the chain and wheels? There is normally a timing gear oil feed and this oil drains back into the sump. Perhaps this drain is partially blocked and oil is filling the housing and leaking out the cover sea...
by Bluebilly
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Length of Fordson Dexta clutch adjustment rod
Replies: 35
Views: 4841

Re: Length of Fordson Dexta clutch adjustment rod

Try Richard Pocock, I've used him several times and he never let me down yet...well worth giving him a call

http://www.pocock-tractorsupplies.co.uk/used_parts.html
by Bluebilly
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Looking for a new or used atomizer
Replies: 23
Views: 8144

Re: Looking for a new or used atomizer

On my dexta the "Finger press Pump tap" diaphragm failed and caused my engine to overspeed. Luckily I manage to shut the fuel off before any major damage occurred. The other risk of this diaphragm leaking is over time a cylinder can fill with fuel and your engine will hydraulic when turned over. I c...
by Bluebilly
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta brakes replacement of brake shoe linings
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Re: Fordson Dexta brakes replacement of brake shoe linings

I bought a set of "transfer punches" when I riveted brake linings. They were really handy on helping mushroom the rivet. The set has since been invaluable being used what they are intended for in marking out holes. For the price they are definitely an asset to your toolbox. There are plenty of sets ...
by Bluebilly
Sun May 23, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 8171

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

We had a very similar thing with TEF20. It started and then stalled, then would start again not long after, and then stall again. It turned out to be sucking air and not oil and from what you say it sounds very similar. We had just fitted a second hand block and there was a plug missing from the sid...
by Bluebilly
Tue May 11, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 8171

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

If you have a look at 'Bundy Bears Shed' on Youtube he does a great video on changing rope seals....not on a Dexta, but the principle is the same.

I've done them on a DB 880 and 990 and its easy enough.
by Bluebilly
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta two stage clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Re: Dexta two stage clutch

I changed the friction plates on mine a while ago and its not too difficult. If you have the tractor split anyway its worthwhile doing it for the cost of the plates. There is information in the workshop manual detailing the setting measurements, but I never had to adjust anything when I did mine. If...
by Bluebilly
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Help please!! Battery still on when switch off
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Help please!! Battery still on when switch off

Check where the power to the warning light is coming from. It sounds like it is powered from a live feed from the battery. If you have an ignition switch, and its powered from there, make sure it is connected to the correct terminal. It will probably be a fairly simple fix, just look for a feed that...
by Bluebilly
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: First Tractor Restore
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: First Tractor Restore

As the guys say, its fairly straight forward. I'm a member of the Ayrshire Vintage tractor club and we have a guy who helps us through the process and I've done it a few times now. I needed the serial number and two photos taken from the front on either side, so that the age could be verified. There...
by Bluebilly
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 9
Views: 3417

Re: Compression Test

I have bought a few kits for various engines DB, MF and grey Fergies and never had any problems with agriline engine parts.
by Bluebilly
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand brake malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

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: 4237

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: 3593

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: 6028

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: 3504

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: 6488

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: 6331

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: 2100

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: 2100

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: 3815

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...