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by Bensdexta
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta front wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Dexta front wheels

16" are kinder on the ground too - as they can run at a lower pressure.
by Bensdexta
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Oils?
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Oils?

Mervyn,
Do let us know how she runs :D
by Bensdexta
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Prototype super major
Replies: 13
Views: 3219

Re: Prototype super major

Both EVX and PHK are Chelmsford registrations.
Essex council should be able to tell you who took out these registrations.
by Bensdexta
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Can't get the head off
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Can't get the head off

Have you followed the Dexta Workshop Manual?
by Bensdexta
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta nuts and bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 4797

Re: Dexta nuts and bolts

I think I'm right in saying: UNC and UNF
Depends on the bolt/nut.
The online parts list, see sticky here, is quite good at giving bolt/thread size.

I wouldn't recommend just going out and buying a bag of bolts. Replace each bolt one by one as you need.
by Bensdexta
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Advice needed - Dexta losing power
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Advice needed - Dexta losing power

Yes it sounds like fuel starvation.
Is the tap on your new primer (assuming it has a tap) opening properly? One I had, had a poorly formed gallery. In tank fuel filter clear?

Could you refit your old fuel pipe to eliminate that?
by Bensdexta
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ford Thames
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

Re: Ford Thames

I think it's all harmless; yesterday when clicking on your photos, I got some nice Asian ladies. Today it's money, diets and hair regrowth! Perhaps it's tailored for me!

So don't worry, the truck looks great! :D
by Bensdexta
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ford Thames
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

Re: Ford Thames

A great looking truck! Empire blue will be even better.

Trumps even the good looking dames on your postimg website :D
by Bensdexta
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ford Thames
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

Re: Ford Thames

Looks great! :D
by Bensdexta
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ford Thames
Replies: 10
Views: 5500

Re: Ford Thames

Various refs on the web for the ET6 give payload as 3tons, 5tons even up to 8 tons. So I'd have thought it would carry a Dexta easily. I wouldn't go too much on what the reg doc says. Is there an owners club - prob your best source of info? Does it look similar to this? http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk...
by Bensdexta
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson power Major owners and parts manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Fordson power Major owners and parts manuals

There is a link to the super major online parts manual as a sticky in the new major forum
by Bensdexta
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to replace water pump seal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: How to replace water pump seal?

From the Ext Services Valve?
by Bensdexta
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to replace water pump seal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: How to replace water pump seal?

Sorry to hear of your stroke. You are making a good recovery to be tractoring again, so do keep getting better. I fitted a replacement water pump rather than repair my old pump, although I believe there are seal kits available for this. A replacement pump is the quick fix - easily changed in a coupl...
by Bensdexta
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: Dexta Hydraulics

Remember you can use a drill bit shank to replace the pin.
by Bensdexta
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: PTO grinding

Do you both have live drive (double clutches)?
by Bensdexta
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: Dexta Hydraulics

I second the recommendation for the Tractormec.co.uk (by Mike Perry) vid, which describes strip/overhaul of a Dexta top cover. Mike is also a very helpful guy if you need advice.
by Bensdexta
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: Dexta Hydraulics

Ext services button is pressed in.

Have a look at the workshop manual - there's trouble shooting at the back.
by Bensdexta
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Ignition Switch Heating Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: Ignition Switch Heating Up

If you have a multimeter, you could investigate to see where the current is going.
by Bensdexta
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Alternator advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Re: Alternator advice

Mervyn Spencer wrote:I like your switch Ben, I may have to do the same in time.
I installed the switch in the usual Super D position, on the RH side of the lower inst panel. Fits neat and tidy.
by Bensdexta
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 1958 Dexta Restoration
Replies: 128
Views: 87890

Re: 1958 Dexta Restoration

Are those rubber mats you've got on the footplates - seems a good idea to prevent wearing out the paint.

Lovely job :D :D
by Bensdexta
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Alternator advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Re: Alternator advice

Do make sure you get a decent harness, no scotch locks or similar. Soldered terminals are best and will last for years - nothing worse than dodgy electrics! I actually fitted a non-standard 'ignition' switch, a Hobbs Honeywell 848289 3-position key switch: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/051...
by Bensdexta
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Alternator advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Re: Alternator advice

See the wiring diag for my Dexta with alternator, described in this thread. Your Major should be pretty much the same. http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?p=8390 I left the four unused wires (DEAF) in the new harness, but just taped up the ends to keep them out of the way. I also ...
by Bensdexta
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Alternator advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Re: Alternator advice

If you want a new harness, I got mine (Dexta) from Autosparks. I can recommend them. All colours as per original. Got mine made without end terminals, so I could solder on my own. Got all my terminals from them too.
by Bensdexta
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Alternator advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Re: Alternator advice

The fat wire (+ve) from the Alternator should go directly to the battery side of the solenoid.

The thin wire from the Alternator should go to the Alt warning light and thence to the ignition switch.

The alternator body should be earthed to the tractor chassis (-ve).