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by oehrick
Fri May 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major muffler
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Major muffler

Running with no muffler will cause little or no trouble with a Major, unlike a coked up exhaust which is likely to cause crank case pressurisation! I'd disagree with Hywel's when it comes to some two stroke engines, where a precise amount of back pressure may be necessary for correct scavenging and ...
by oehrick
Fri May 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Starter motor whine and overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Starter motor whine and overheating

A sharp knock on the metal part of the solenoid with a hammer may release the contacts and allow you you carry on while waiting a replacement
by oehrick
Sun May 10, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: '57 Major, hydraulic faliures - Opinions?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: '57 Major, hydraulic faliures - Opinions?

You need to check the pressure relief valve works, normally when the lift gets to the top with the engine a lowish revs you may notice a short drop in speed the hear the sound of the valve venting inside the top cover, if you don't and the engine struggles then the PRV is probably stuck or not venti...
by oehrick
Sat May 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Re: Steering box

I've just bought a litre of the EP00 liquid grease as discussed elsewhere and now widely used for Series Landrover steering and relay boxes, looks as though it will not congeal like a soap based grease and so have a much longer and effective life. I've yet another slime infection in the diesel so wi...
by oehrick
Wed May 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Brake actuators - super major
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Brake actuators - super major

Might County have altered the standard brakes by fitting their own parts instead Mathias - with two driven axles they may have decided a different braking effect was needed ??
by oehrick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Where is the frame and tractor serial numbers.
Replies: 25
Views: 1260

Re: Where is the frame and tractor serial numbers.

Hi Dan, Unless you have the original registration Docs you may be in for a struggle to get your original or an age related reg back, the DVLA are what in other times and organisations was known as working to rule ! Grab a copy of Ford & Fordson Mag from which you can get in touch with Pat Pawsey who...
by oehrick
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Super Major Barely Turns Over / Won't Start
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Diesel Super Major Barely Turns Over / Won't Start

Had exactly the same problem with mine which turned out to be a corroded head gasket allowing coolant into one cylinder. Using several socket extension rods I turned it over one cylinder at a time, one out of the four pretty much locked = combustion space filled with water. If nothing else works sug...
by oehrick
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: LOOKING FOR NEW HYDRAULIC PUMP FOR FORDSON SUPER MAJOR
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: LOOKING FOR NEW HYDRAULIC PUMP FOR FORDSON SUPER MAJOR

I think there may be a few forum members in your part of the world Elias who might help with local knowledge on possible suppliers but it is not a complex pump or system so if you find yourself out of your depth any decent hydraulic mechanic ought to be able to help, the info on here of past battles...
by oehrick
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: LOOKING FOR NEW HYDRAULIC PUMP FOR FORDSON SUPER MAJOR
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: LOOKING FOR NEW HYDRAULIC PUMP FOR FORDSON SUPER MAJOR

Even when 60 years old the pumps can still be quite reliable so the same problem with two separate pumps might indicate you have a problem elsewhere Elias, search here in the New Major pages as there are lots of discussions on things like leaking O rings and non return or pressure relief valve defec...
by oehrick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Different Blue - Ransomes MG2 Crawler
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Different Blue - Ransomes MG2 Crawler

It is certainly 'different' Emiel, I'll try and get a pic when next he is over and has the cover off - it has been nicely done, oil tank at rear with a hole through it for the starting handle. then engine, then seat at the front over the gearbox. it has plenty of power but not much steering so that ...
by oehrick
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Different Blue - Ransomes MG2 Crawler
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Different Blue - Ransomes MG2 Crawler

OEH Towers has become the temporary home for a friends newly acquired Ransomes 'FrankenCrawler' an MG2 which has been very nicely fitted with a rare Petter PAV4 aircooled engine and hydraulic drive. It is so not Ransomes looking it is 'right' if you know what I mean, currently suffering from a steer...
by oehrick
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: It makes one Sick
Replies: 18
Views: 15965

Re: It makes one Sick

emilymoore, I'm sure Brian would have thanked you for your suggestion but it is an old thread and he has not been active here for a while. As far as I know neither plough or trailer were recovered :(
Welcome to the Fordson Tractor Pages
by oehrick
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Major based Trencher on Gumtree
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Major based Trencher on Gumtree

It looks a bit of a 'project' Emiel, and to avoid any doubts I am not interested in any or all of it myself - my Major is enough tractor for me and I'm in the process of buying a 5hp Petter Victory Model 2 stroke engine that I have hankered after since 1973, nothing if not patient here in Norfolk......
by oehrick
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Major based Trencher on Gumtree
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Major based Trencher on Gumtree

No connection with or knowledge of vendor but this came up on my Facepage at Beccles between Norwich & Lowestoft https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/484815668851176/ Thought it might be of interest to someone with bottomless wallet and 48 hours available each day :) Rotaped tracks might be wor...
by oehrick
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering problems
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Steering problems

I had that happen Dave, in an HA Viva Pickup on a ring road roundabout in Norwich, at rush-hour - a ball dropped into each notch in the rack so I ended up across the central island with a full RH lock on - good job my mate who came out with Landy & trailer to rescue me brought a hacksaw with him! I'...
by oehrick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson N
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Fordson N

Welcome to the forum Jude

Info online gives weight for the N as 3600 lbs 1632 kg

Final drive is worm and wheel which if left standing for a long time can, with the clutch, become very sticky so wheels may resist towing or winching !
by oehrick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Drain Plug thread size
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Drain Plug thread size

For many liquid containing and particularly tapered threads BSP (British Standard Pipe) is a common thread rate,even in Metric countries, the 3/4 BSP however has a 14 tpi thread rate but if your BSF Bolt does not fit, might be worth checking, the parts list infuriatingly does not specify the rate :(
by oehrick
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ploughing
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Ploughing

Thanks Bob, dark for a Major, the film must be getting old ;)
by oehrick
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Super Major loader
Replies: 12
Views: 4028

Re: Super Major loader

So what is the Dutch for 'A Mystery' Henk ?

That's what it is ;)
by oehrick
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: New guy from Oregon
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: New guy from Oregon

Look forward to the pic and welcome to the board :)
by oehrick
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Correct coolant level

Bang on the nail as usual Pavel :) The O ring failure mode that I was warned about was the rings 'jellifying' rather than going hard, my advisor was a long time Nuffield parts dealer who sold E1A bits as a second line, while not knowing, he thought that the softening problem may have been the result...
by oehrick
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Correct coolant level

I've been advised not to use a pressure cap, the cylinder liner O rings can become jelly like so if pressurised you can end up with a sump full of coolant
by oehrick
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions

If you reach behind the seat for the PTO control you mention, you probably have a 'raised PTO' which was an extra (and now quite desirable) fitment, the lever by the clutch pedal engages via a dog clutch, the drive shaft to the hydraulic pump and original, lower level, PTO, a raised PTO takes its po...
by oehrick
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Super Major Doe Triple d Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Super Major Doe Triple d Picture

Just because it's correct doesn't make it right ;) I actually like the later blue / grey liveried Ford skid unit Does better than the earlier Major derived versions, something in the angular tinwork and the colours just gelled. Saw a video yesterday with some Australians who had built a Case based c...
by oehrick
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Super Major Doe Triple d Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Super Major Doe Triple d Picture

I'd just have to respray that sea of orange Mike, 'tisn't decent :yikes: