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by super6
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: jd 2030
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

jd 2030

does anyone have any experience with jd 2030 1975 model, or know for a good forum to discuss problems. It appears to overheat after 2-3hours of use, i have removed rad and flush and cleaned fins, also new thermostat. water pump has some play on pulley, only other i thing i cannot make out is when yo...
by super6
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: How to get more grip?
Replies: 13
Views: 10661

Re: How to get more grip?

Hi Pascal, good to see her at work at last, my 6 cylinder makes me smile every time i use it. When i cultivate ploughed ground i use 4th or 5th gear not sure if that helps traction but never seem to have to much problem, unless ground is really sticky,and then its normally when cultivator has bunged...
by super6
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: any idea what this is
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

any idea what this is

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fordson-Major ... 25679fdfac

Any idea what the extra bits are on this major, not going to buy it just curious as to what they might be.

Brett
by super6
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: pump govenor
Replies: 1
Views: 2322

pump govenor

My 6 cylinder major has a 2703 engine i think, it came from a crane originally. The engine has recently got bouncy on tickover and especially when trying to drive at low revs, also when you reverse and hit brakes it nearly stalls. Is this a sign i need to have govenor rebuilt,, i have a old d series...
by super6
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Introduction and some questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 17001

Re: Introduction and some questions.

Hello robbie, Welcome to the world of Fordsons, the rusty brown cable is the stop lever and at the fulcrum of this lever is the small cold start button. I am not sure which way the stop lever should be on this engine, you will have to turn engine over and see if any smoke comes from exhaust, if no s...
by super6
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Oil Filter
Replies: 12
Views: 12244

Re: Fordson Oil Filter

i do not know if it is best practice but i have seen one that was turned upside down.
by super6
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Frame Reinforcement?
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Frame Reinforcement?

i would say it has done over 200 hours like that and there is no play at all, also none of the bolts on rails or engine to gearbox have ever vibrated loose/snapped.
Last week i was pulling a trailer that weighed about 9 tonnes so it does have to put up with some real work also.
by super6
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Frame Reinforcement?
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Frame Reinforcement?

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn37 ... 2major.gif
this is what i have done with my ali sump, it has worked really well.
Brett
by super6
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Low oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Re: Low oil pressure

just a quick one,did you use any instant gasket when you did sump gasket if so could some have been dragged into oil pump and stopped it working? yes the best way to rebuild engine is to split tractor it will be quicker and easier that way so will save time and money in the long run. hope its not a ...
by super6
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: today I was given a County 654
Replies: 30
Views: 24583

Re: today I was given a County 654

looking good, i look forward to see her moving under her own power in the not to distant future. :D :D :D
by super6
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: aegerter with majors
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: aegerter with majors

no way of telling what ratio you have without taking top cover off and counting teeth on diff, or taking for a test drive. As for clutch and flywheel i have had no problems with mine with a 6 pot in it for last 3 years, that said a single clutch would be better for road work than a live drive clutch...
by super6
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: aegerter with majors
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: aegerter with majors

you need to check whether you have a fast or slow diff in the super major as the slow one is only good for 15mph maybe as much as 25mph with a good 6 pot instead of the 4.
good luck with the project i am sure you will learn alot and have fun doing it.
by super6
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Low oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Re: Low oil pressure

you should see a film of oil on rockers, not gallons, i would remove rocker shaft and clean oilways in the shaft, mine where all blocked before i cleaned it. answer to your other thread if you go to the home page of this website there is lots of manuals/parts list you can download for free. have fun...
by super6
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Low oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Re: Low oil pressure

oil pressure gauge sender is bolted into block just under the dynamo, on a super it should be an electric sender to a light on the dash. On my tractor i removed sender and took it to a hydraulic hose shop and they matched the thread of it to a gauge that will then screw direct into block, only cost ...
by super6
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

Re: lack of power

I think i may have found the problem with low power, after driving for 30 mins with timing in correct place the engine died, it turned out the fuel tank filter was blocked solid. That will teach me for believing previous owner, who claimed whole fuel system had recently been drained and cleaned. :cu...
by super6
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: today I was given a County 654
Replies: 30
Views: 24583

Re: today I was given a County 654

As Far as i am aware county made the forestry changes at the factory, you could order exactly what spec you needed.
Osbournes at romsey hampshire are now the owners of all county rights and have a large range off parts on the shelf,
by super6
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: today I was given a County 654
Replies: 30
Views: 24583

Re: today I was given a County 654

looks like you should do the lottery this week with that sort of luck :lol: :lol:
by super6
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

Re: lack of power

thanks for all the input guys, timing was out by about 3mm,
i have not had time to do a loaded run yet but it ticks over with less smoke, i am guessing it was over fueling a little before.
by super6
Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

Re: lack of power

JC i have followed your instructions for timing, my mark on coupler appears to be 180 degrees out, ie it is at the bottom and marker line is at the top, question is would the engine run if timing was 180 degrees out, or have i done something wrong. i did not want to pull pump off to check it the oth...
by super6
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: perkins 540 engine
Replies: 2
Views: 5632

Re: perkins 540 engine

i looked at v8s, lots of choice but a good non turbo with 12v electrics is going to be well over £1000.00
there is a guy on ebay who has loads of engines and will make conversion plate aswell.
by super6
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

Re: lack of power

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn376/bretthawk/tractorpump010.jpg here is the pump coupling, the fibre spacer and timing adjuster where in place when i bought tractor i just had pump overhauled and replaced it, how do i know if timing is correct, i can see several marks and 3o is stamped on the...
by super6
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

Re: lack of power

i do have a compression tester some where, if anyone knows correct pressure that would be good to know, tractor starts really easily from cold so i would guess compression is ok. this model does have the faster backend ratio so that may affect pulling power some what, my 6 cylinder 100bhp will pull ...
by super6
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

Re: lack of power

i guess i should have said 6th gear, this tractor has the fl head engine, i was expecting it to pull better than a diesel major but it does not. previous owner had it on a log splitter for several years so i was expecting it to be glazed up, or maybe have stuck piston rings. how can i tell if rings ...
by super6
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8508

lack of power

I purchased a 1964 npsm awhile back with a broken diesel pump, i have now got the pump mended and tractor running, with about 1.5 tonnes on trailer it really struggles to make it up any hill in 3rd high, it puts out loads of black smoke but seems to have no torque at all, it is also breathing heavil...
by super6
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: 6 cyl sump
Replies: 43
Views: 72752

Re: 6 cyl sump

just thought i would mention that a thames trader sump will not fit on the newer 6cylinder engines from a ford d series or cargo, so you would need to check before any casting took place.