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by Lesfen
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Petrol Dextas
Replies: 12
Views: 6666

Re: Petrol Dextas

Brian,

Here is a shot from a local machinery auction a couple of years ago.
Are you sure this should be happening?

Image

There are 3 more photos on photobucket if you follow the link.

Apologies to all,
Les
by Lesfen
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: In case you need to sell someone a dexta!
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: In case you need to sell someone a dexta!

Great looking booklet!
Didn't know it even existed.
Would really appreciate one.
Sent my email in a pm.

Thanks,
Les
by Lesfen
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: petrol carb
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: petrol carb

Sounds good Brian,
I do need another carb kit.

Maybe I was worrying too much.... hope it's only the shaft that's worn here too.
Les
by Lesfen
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: petrol carb
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: petrol carb

Hi Islander, Welcome to the board. Lots of great guys here and great help. Nice to see a fellow Canadian and one with a Petrol Dexta! Brian, I could use a little help with installing the carb kit. What did you use to enlarge the carb throttle shaft holes for the plastic bearing inserts? Drill bit, r...
by Lesfen
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Pistons and piston ring end gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 3502

Re: Pistons and piston ring end gaps

Hi, When the Fordson manual states 'the stamped numbers together' I take it to mean both the cap and rod numbers are to be on the same side. But don't know why they would be different than Perkins (or most others for that matter). Wonder how they are positioned on the Major engines? We have a Super ...
by Lesfen
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: SD Tacho -- clockwise or anticlockwise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: SD Tacho -- clockwise or anticlockwise?

Hi Chris, Dexta and Super Dextas rotate counterclockwise unless the block/engine had been replaced by one from those other guys which are driven from the end of the camshaft as opposed to the end of the Simms injecton pump. Petrol Dexta tachs rotate clockwise so hang on to it if it is an original! (...
by Lesfen
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Pistons and piston ring end gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 3502

Re: Pistons and piston ring end gaps

Hi, I found the same end larger end gap on new rings for our Super Dexta!? (Also checked at the bottom of the bore that was even on the smaller side of the allowances.) Frustrating as I got the rings from the local NH dealer even though they were nearly 3X as much as aftermarket. (Thought they had m...
by Lesfen
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Seat mounting bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

Re: Seat mounting bolts

Ben, Our '62 Super Dexta and '61 Petrol Dexta have: 7/16" studs, 1 1/2" long with a flat bottom and slightly rounded top> They have: >the bottom end threaded in 1/2" with 14tpi (UNC) to fit into the hydraulic cover and.. >the top end threaded in (down) 3/4" with 20tpi (UNF). The flat washers on the ...
by Lesfen
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Gear levers stuck
Replies: 16
Views: 9284

Re: Gear levers stuck

Stunning photos Ben! Congratulations on the Dexta. Looks so good! I think it was Brian who suggested running a bit with diesel in the cases to wash things out. I did that and it came out quite discoloured but did not have a peek inside after that. Always was interested in finding some way filtering ...
by Lesfen
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: World Plowing Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: World Plowing Championship

Would have been very happy to but was so disappointed not to be able get away.

Steers contained by electric fences during storms and power outages....... well, it makes for a bit of a gathering time!

Les
by Lesfen
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: World Plowing Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

World Plowing Championship

Hi,

Little late for this post but.... was anyone from the forum heading out to the plowing championship at Olds, Alberta, Canada this weekend (19/20 July.)

It's just 1 1/2 hours drive from here so, if the bovine are agreeable, thought I might get a chance to take it in for a day.

Les
by Lesfen
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Petrol Dexta cooling system hoses
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: Petrol Dexta cooling system hoses

Hey phill, Welcome to the forum. Where are you located? Do you have a Petrol Dexta? How long? What year? But....About the Petrol Dexta Parts List> It is only for the engine and the part numbers are now obsolete at CNH but is handy to see how things go together. The rest of the parts can be found in ...
by Lesfen
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Setting up Remote Hydraulics for Super Dexta
Replies: 16
Views: 22804

Re: Setting up Remote Hydraulics for Super Dexta

Hey Rocketsled, Welcome and congratulations on your Super Dexta! I think, the Dextas and Majors had their own DAR (double acting remote) and although valves from other models will bolt right on, the porting is slightly different so they do not work properly. Would be most happy to hear differently t...
by Lesfen
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Blue Battery Leads
Replies: 13
Views: 6494

Re: Blue Battery Leads

Nick wrote:were the battery leads not black from factory, or were they blue?
Dextas and Super Dextas in Canada started out with blue cables.

(Well, atleast the ones I have seen....)

Cheers,
Les
by Lesfen
Sat May 18, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dotty has Starter Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 12988

Re: Dotty has Starter Problems

Brian, Good to see you back! I had called Donald Parkinson a month of so ago and he had no Dextas in recently. Saw an Petrol Dexta engine for sale in BC that might still be there!!??.... and Donald Provost from Quebec with the nicely restored '64 Petrol Dexta had an extra block advertised but I don'...
by Lesfen
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: LPTO triangle label HELP!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: LPTO triangle label HELP!!!!

Hi,

Yes, our 1962 Super Dexta had them and the outline where they were is still just visible.

The ones in the links are very close but I can't say if they are exactly the same.

Les

Edit....From a parts book> E1ADDN-763 (From 10/60 to 11/62 for Dexta and Super Dexta)
by Lesfen
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: LPTO triangle label HELP!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: LPTO triangle label HELP!!!!

Here's one for a Major.
Not sure if they were identical for the Dexta though?

http://old20tractorparts.com/fordson-e1 ... 00181.html

Les

And another:

http://www.railswoodtractors.co.uk/ford ... -258-p.asp
by Lesfen
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Anyone Have A Dexta later than 1961 In The U.S.?
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Anyone Have A Dexta later than 1961 In The U.S.?

Hi Bill, Good idea to start a new thread. I checked some of the old Ford U.S. brochures and ads but don't see both the diesel Dexta and Super Dexta (Ford 2000 Super Dexta) offered at the same time. There is an ad with both the Ford 2000 Super Dexta and Ford 2000 (Looks like a new designation for the...
by Lesfen
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: lift arms
Replies: 14
Views: 7011

Re: lift arms

[quote="PghBill"]Les, I have Blue/Orange May 1962 Super Dexta. Hey Bill, Thanks, That answers that question! One more though, Does yours have the Ford 2000 sticker on the sides of the hood or does it have the Fordson lettering badges/ornaments on the sides of the hood? And trolling the Internet I ha...
by Lesfen
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: lift arms
Replies: 14
Views: 7011

Re: lift arms

Les, You are correct. From 1961-64. Just got too lazy to type the Super. Being as the lift arms are the same on both the Dexta and Super Dexta, figured it didn't matter much. :D Hey, no problem, but... now you've got my curiosity going. Does anyone know: Was the Dexta still offered for sale in the ...
by Lesfen
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Super Dexta clutch adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 19067

Re: Super Dexta clutch adjustment

Hi Chris, Just a couple of thoughts> Are you able to get the adjusting bolt to contact the stop by pulling up on the clutch pedal? (If yes>> The return spring in the bell housing may be broken.) (If not>>The single clutch has a longer clutch release bearing hub so possibly the wrong one was used in ...
by Lesfen
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: lift arms
Replies: 14
Views: 7011

Re: lift arms

PghBill wrote:The Ford Diesel 2000 was the name given to the Dextas sold in the U.S. until 1964.
Believe it might have been the Super Dexta rather than the Dexta that got the Ford 2000 designation in the U.S.?

Les
by Lesfen
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics, fluid level and Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Re: Dexta Hydraulics, fluid level and Tires

Welcome to the board Kevin, Where are you located? 24" tires were an option and seem to be more common here in North America, atleast from '62 onwards. The rear end (and hydrualics) level plug is on the clutch side by the pto lever. Originally was a square headed pipe thread plug. (The bolts on the ...
by Lesfen
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: inboard or outboard lights?
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: inboard or outboard lights?

Little, blue coloured, plastic button inserts.

Les
by Lesfen
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta for sale on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 6020

Re: Dexta for sale on Ebay

Tach is different from our '62 Super Dextas. Ours have AC ones with the hours at the bottom and go up to 26 (X100revs) on the dial. Orange grills on a Super Dexta? No holes on the 24" rims that we have either... although our 28" centres have them....but that maybe is just for over here. Very fine re...