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by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud

Gavin, my friction pad of the throttle was also very hard. What I did was cut 2 pads from some leather that I had around, I think they were about 30mm/1 and a 1/4 " inch in diameter and together 3mm/3/16" thick. For me they seemed to do the trick. I did have a bit of difficulty with setting up my ra...
by Mervyn Spencer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Number plate light renewal..a few pics
Replies: 8
Views: 5401

Re: Number plate light renewal..a few pics

Hi Neil, I am a thourough breb Natalian, have lived in Pietermaritburg for the last 50 odd years. We have now bought in a retirement village up in Howick just 30 minutes north of PMB. Thanks for asking :) .
by Mervyn Spencer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Number plate light renewal..a few pics
Replies: 8
Views: 5401

Re: Number plate light renewal..a few pics

Thank you Neil, you have done a good job there and opended a can of worms for me, I pictured that bracket an easy project to make up but with my lack of skils and tools it could be a challenge :cry:
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Number plate light bracket.
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Number plate light bracket.

Thank Jerry, 22 Pounds plus shipping is a bit steep due to the exchange rate. We have an Autozone branch here in town I will give them a call tomorrow, our Sparex branch on the coast might have one on their shelves gathering dust I will also give them a call. Failing that Jerry I will get in touch w...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Number plate light bracket.
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Number plate light bracket.

Hi Jerry, a copy of your tracing would be awesome thanks, I'm sure I will find a light here back home.
Mervyn.
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Number plate light bracket.
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Number plate light bracket.

I am short of the number plate light fitting but do have the opposit side bracket. I was thinking of tracing the bracket that I have and draw in a bulge so that when I cut out a bracket I can fit a light fitting. Any thoughts on that? Maybe the original style of light fitting is not available here a...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.

Hi Folk, just a big thank you for the pictures and encouragement which was a great help. Have good evening, keep warm and enjoy the toddies(sp) while we enjoy our beers to cool off :beer:.
Mervyn.
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.

Back again, on removing the rod I did not see a second hole for the spring but did notice some ware on the end of the rod that is bent to accommodate the pawl. So what I did was hook my spring over that section and down to the lug on the handle and bingo the button works perfectly. My opinion is tha...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.

Hi Guys, I'm impressed with you fellas :clap: , just what I needed to know. Your picture you have put up Bounce spells it all out for me, and John yes that is the image I was referring to :clap:. Last but not least Sandy thank you for your rsponse, I will now attempt to remove the rod and check if t...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.

Hi John, Thank you for your reply and pictures. Unfortunately not quite the same, I will try and send a image from the internet if I can remember how to. If you google Dexta hand brake you will see images of the handle and also an image of a repair kit which shows a hole along the rod and one on the...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Dexta Hand Brake on Left Side of Seat.

Good morning Guys, I realise it it is early for you folk up north with the cold mornings and battle to get out of bed which I apologise for :D . I dismantled my hand brake assembly almost a decade ago and can't quite recall how to fix the spring that retracts the button. I have looked at the replace...
by Mervyn Spencer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Working in the heat
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Working in the heat

Hi Guys enjoy your cool weather, we had a 34 centigrade today but still experiencing a lot of rain storms every afternoon with hail. Last week our city was hit by golf ball size hail stones, fortunately where I live we missed it.
Mervyn.
by Mervyn Spencer
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Generator and oil pressure lenses.
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Generator and oil pressure lenses.

Thanks Sandy, thanks for your response, I afraid there is not much left here of any cable looms of any older vehicles. I have however bit the bullet and ordered a new loom, key switch and light switch from Ireland, thought they looked reasonable.
Mervyn.
by Mervyn Spencer
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Generator and oil pressure lenses.
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Generator and oil pressure lenses.

Hi Guys, I require the red and green lenses that clip onto the loom that passes up through the fuel tank. I notice that most suppliers do not have stock, would it be advisable to buy the loom with the lamp fittings, globes and lenses encapsulated in what looks like heat shrink? Who would you advise ...
by Mervyn Spencer
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Electrical Diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Dexta Electrical Diagram

Good Morning Sandy, thank you ever so much for coping me the service letter, I am sure it will be very helpful. Do have a wonderful day.
Mervyn Spencer. :buddies:
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Electrical Diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Dexta Electrical Diagram

Thank you Sandy, your are such a star, I notice that on the wiring diagram you sent me there is no connection point for the rear lights, however I do have a spare light switch only with all the light connectors, I'm sure the service letter will explain all that. Please I would love a copy of the ser...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Electrical Diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Dexta Electrical Diagram

Thank you Sandy, sorry another question, is there a diagram for the separate key switch? I am planning on introducing a indipendent switch later on.
by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Electrical Diagram
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Dexta Electrical Diagram

Folk I'm sorry to hijack this post, been a bit dim lately. Please can you confirm for me that the numerals on the RED wires on the diagram eg. #2 from starter motor to solinoid and #3 from coil terminal on cluster switch to other terminal on starter motor? :scratchhead:
by Mervyn Spencer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Odd engine parts needed (East Anglia)
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: Odd engine parts needed (East Anglia)

Hi Fredathedog,
I have just been looking up Pocock tractor spares in Shaftsbury, they hdeal with all sorts of used vintage and new tractor spares, 1000's in ware houses on the Shark, I'm sure he will be able to help you.
Regards Mervyn Spencer.
by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Shipping my Dexta to the UK when we immigrate next year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Shipping my Dexta to the UK when we immigrate next year?

Hi Guys, I have made contact with a gentleman from a company "Mycarimport" and has given me a quote to pick up the vehicle at my home take it to the closest port which could be Durban or Cape Town. From there shipped to your London port then have the all the necessary clearance issues delt with, reg...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta fuel tank.
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: Dexta fuel tank.

Good morning Paul, I tried to have a look into my spare tank but it is a bit difficult with out a scope. It definately will need a clean out. I will attempt to put up some pictures for you to squizz. I also looked at some courier costs to ship the tank across to the UK but it looks like the cheapest...
by Mervyn Spencer
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Shipping my Dexta to the UK when we immigrate next year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Shipping my Dexta to the UK when we immigrate next year?

Good morning Mathias, unfortunately the Counties are like hens teeth here :) . My aim is to enjoy your tractor runs not to sell my Dexta, I have always joked with my family that when I die, they will have to hire a JCB and dig a big grave and bury me with the Dexta :). Anyway sense will prevail and ...
by Mervyn Spencer
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta fuel tank.
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: Dexta fuel tank.

Hi Paul, My humble apologisies I have only seen yourmessage about 30 minutes ago. I have responded to your PM but not sure if it was submitted. Please can you check when you have a moment, and I will check out the tank tomorrow with pictures for you.
Mervyn.
by Mervyn Spencer
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Shipping my Dexta to the UK when we immigrate next year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Shipping my Dexta to the UK when we immigrate next year?

Hi folk, My wife and I are planning on immigrating to the UK(destination not decided yet) early in 2022 depending on visas etc. I have put a lot of work and money into my Dexta restoration and it breaks my heart to leave sell it here in South Africa. My reason for buying and restoring it was so that...
by Mervyn Spencer
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta fuel tank.
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: Dexta fuel tank.

Hi, why buy a Dexta fuel tank when you can have my spare tank for free, all it will cost you is to ship it from South Africa to where ever you live. :D
I will put up photos if you are keen to see it.