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by Stu_Fletch
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Transmission leak
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Re: Transmission leak

The most likely common cause for thin engine oil liver the max on the dipstick and smells of diesel is a failed lift pump diaphragm.
Cheers Stuart
by Stu_Fletch
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Uh Oh
Replies: 74
Views: 51324

Re: Uh Oh

I ordered mine of eBay, there's a list on the wiki pages which list's the sizes you require I think I bought 2 for about £8, I'll try and find the sizes out later if you can't find them.
Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Introducing Me and my Major. (Lots Of Pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 10896

Re: Introducing Me and my Major. (Lots Of Pics)

I haven't yet either but I was going to use the bolts that secure the drawbar plates on the left hand side and then fit a longer pin onto the lift arm in the usual place. I haven't tried to lift the plough I want to since I have tweaked the hydraulic pressure to 2500psi which one of the service manu...
by Stu_Fletch
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Primary gearbox breather stud
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

Re: Primary gearbox breather stud

:clap: Not a problem, I'm glad to help, let's be honest I always need a helping hand or advise at some point.

Cheers Fletch
by Stu_Fletch
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Primary gearbox breather stud
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

Re: Primary gearbox breather stud

Mine is fitted front left nearest the starter motor, mine had been soldered up so I drilled it out and when it had thick 80w90 gear oil in never let anything out but I haven't been able to run it yet with thinner oil. Although my engine revs to 2500rpm alot faster than standard it still didn't throw...
by Stu_Fletch
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment
Replies: 21
Views: 11525

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment

If you want I can measure the distance between the cam and the nut on mine before I strip it all back down again, with a bit of patience I would of thought you can adjust it whilst it's all together through the selector cover.

Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox noises
Replies: 13
Views: 11860

Re: Gearbox noises

Another update but this time with some bad news :cry: :curse: So I've spent a lot of time on it lately and got it nearly all back together less the footplates, fenders and rear wheels, I've had it running today on axle stands in all gears for about 20 mins but when I ran it in high 3rd after about a...
by Stu_Fletch
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment
Replies: 21
Views: 11525

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment

Yeah mine did that I found one of the linings half sheared off so as soon as you touched the pedal it locked up. Which nut was that the one on the belt drive pulley... if so how much did you tighten it? i couldn't find a spec in the manual so I just gave it plenty and locked it off... it was loose w...
by Stu_Fletch
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment
Replies: 21
Views: 11525

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment

Mine worked well although I did have a little trouble with the new handbrake lever not fitting but the setting up the nut is a bit tricky... I can upload some pictures if you want... did you take your gearbox out to do it? Ive just ran mine up today and the bush i have made and fitted into the rever...
by Stu_Fletch
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment
Replies: 21
Views: 11525

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment

No I wouldn't of thought so I bought new ones for mine and they were the same thickness... You need to undo the nut to remove the slack as the cam pushes in the nut which engages the brake though the spring.
Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: diesel major steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: diesel major steering box

Hi was it fairly straightforward? I've got to tackle mine at some point to take the play out, what parts would you suggest I could pre order ready? I assume you can't get the lip seal for the output shaft?

Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment
Replies: 21
Views: 11525

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment

Yeah I've just done mine the distance for setting it up is critical as stated in the service manual although tricky to manage to measure accurately, to take out freeplay you will have to loosen the nut, I had my gearbox out when I set it all up last Friday and the 13.8 inches from memory distance is...
by Stu_Fletch
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1956 major - new owner few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: 1956 major - new owner few questions

Aaah I see Brian I thought he meant it was useless like that and I didn't realise that they had that much effect on the governor... Probably because I've not had any experience with them. ☺

Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1956 major - new owner few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: 1956 major - new owner few questions

Hi Mike To solve your top hat issues you could try opening up the intake fins to let air though easier but make sure their still at an angle as there job is to swirl the air causing the heavier dirty dust particles to be centrifugally thrown out through the to top outer vents. As for your double clu...
by Stu_Fletch
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: super - stuck handbrake?
Replies: 5
Views: 2989

Re: super - stuck handbrake?

It's probably worth lifting the hydraulic top cover off and then you can see if it's rear transmission or gearbox, if it was the handbrake plates then with both wheels in the air one should run backwards and the other forward freely, it sounds more like the rear breaks seized or a deferential failur...
by Stu_Fletch
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: up date on oil pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 13249

Re: up date on oil pressure

Alan i went to Bonding & Reline Services in Thurmaston - Leicester, Earls Way Ind Estate for all the pipework for my Major. They have pretty much everything in stock you should need just take what you've got and what you need to get to and they should sort you out, Failing that A1 Hydraulics on Troo...
by Stu_Fletch
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox noises
Replies: 13
Views: 11860

Re: Gearbox noises

Ah good I was hoping so Adrian. I just need to get it back on the road for this autumn which is looking like a fair task at the moment with the little spare time i get. So as you know I've got the gearbox out and stripped it, the reverse gear is away being re-bushed, So here's some pics of the bull ...
by Stu_Fletch
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Purchased New Performance Super Major
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Purchased New Performance Super Major

Yes there is an unloading valve that is common for sticking on them although i've never worked on super hydraulics, this may be of some use - http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5535&p=38656&hilit=sticking+valve+unload+valve#p38656 This may be of some help for your casting c...
by Stu_Fletch
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Purchased New Performance Super Major
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Purchased New Performance Super Major

The PTO needs to be engaged as the hydraulic pump is driven off the PTO shaft, you'll also need to have the clutch released, It looks like a very good purchase what are you planning to use it for?

Cheers Fletch :beer:
by Stu_Fletch
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox noises
Replies: 13
Views: 11860

Re: Gearbox noises

Another quick update I've split the tractor and stripped the gearbox completely, and took the shaft and gear to a chap who is going to make and fit me a new bush. I've got 3 new ball bearings as they were pitted and noisy. I've rebuilt the bull pinion shafts with original bearings and new seals. jus...
by Stu_Fletch
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Super major 1960 water problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Re: Super major 1960 water problems

It all seems normal to me if i'm honest and nothing to be alarmed about. It doesn't sound like it's getting enough work.

Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Super major 1960 water problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Re: Super major 1960 water problems

Hi there as a general rule whilst the engine is warming up or under a light load the coolant is only circulating around the engine with the thermostat shut, the hot coolant radiates heat into the bottom hose coolant until the thermostat opens, the bottom hose will feel hot corresponding with the blo...
by Stu_Fletch
Mon May 25, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox noises
Replies: 13
Views: 11860

Re: Gearbox noises

It's a Diesel Major Henk :) I've managed to spend a couple of days on it and managed to strip everything out of the rear transmission and found the diff had lost it's pre-load on the bearings and was now baggy which unconvincingly I assumed that was the cause for my noises after I stripped the diff ...
by Stu_Fletch
Sun May 24, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Supermajor hydraulic problem
Replies: 25
Views: 54911

Re: Fordson Supermajor hydraulic problem

Hello Henk did you ever manage to resolve this issue?

Cheers
by Stu_Fletch
Sat May 23, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Seized pistons, does coke really work?
Replies: 28
Views: 21488

Re: Seized pistons, does coke really work?

That's nothing I've ever thought of doing but sounds like it works fantastically!!

Sounds like Brian's got a beer on the tab :beer: