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by charlie63
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Rare dexta handbrake?
Replies: 13
Views: 5599

Re: Rare dexta handbrake?

Will,

The roll pin is 11/4" long x 1/4" diameter for the handbrake thumb pawl. If you PM me your address I will send you over one as I had a few spare in my workshop.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

Sandy, Many thanks for the advice and confirming what I thought. Wasn't sure if there were upper seals in the pump but it all makes sense. Just kicking myself as the pump was the only thing that wasn't overhauled when I was doing the restoration. Pump is now off and dropped off with pump specialist ...
by charlie63
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Rare dexta handbrake?
Replies: 13
Views: 5599

Re: Rare dexta handbrake?

Will,

It is a roll pin that holds the thumb pawl on the shaft. I cant remember the size but will measure it tomorrow and let you know. If you check my picture on earlier post and enlarge you will see how it fits together.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

Its been a while since posting anything on the forum and hope everyone is well and managing to stay clear of this dreaded virus. The saga continues with the injector leak off pipe so decided to spend a bit of time getting to the bottom of it. I know that the Lucas CAV pumps are lubricated with diese...
by charlie63
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Great news - Update
Replies: 14
Views: 7185

Re: Great news - Update

A huge thank you to all board members in doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work as it is really appreciated.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: battery size
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: battery size

Sky Blue, The battery I have fitted in my Dexta is a Yuasa YBX3000, 90Ah, 700Amps. The dimensions are as follows 8 inch high by 63/4 inch deep by 12 inch wide. Fits perfect and the bonnet closes no problem. Plenty of power to start as well. I made a battery clamp from small angle to suit and retaine...
by charlie63
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Oil leak from control lever shaft(accelarator) on the inject
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Oil leak from control lever shaft(accelarator) on the in

Mervyn, I've come up trumps for your pump seals if your stuck and for the pricey sum of 0.76p + Vat each.. A company here in the UK stock them, John Charnley and Sons Tractors. If you are stuck I can order them for you and you can collect them when over in sunny Scotland. They even have a past diagr...
by charlie63
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front pulley on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Front pulley on Dexta

Landowner, When I rebuilt my engine I managed to purchase new 90 degree fittings complete with unions and compression fittings and made a replacement oil pipe. For the life of me I have looked for the sizes to give you and cant find them. Im sure I still have an elbow, olives and piping up in my wor...
by charlie63
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Oil leak from control lever shaft(accelarator) on the inject
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Oil leak from control lever shaft(accelarator) on the in

Hi Mervyn,
Sorry to hear about all the problems that you have had with your injector pump. At least you managed to find out where your oil leak was coming from. Hopefully you will be able to get it sorted out soon and back up and running minus the leak.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front pulley on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Front pulley on Dexta

Hi Landowner,
Front pulley retaining nut is normal right hand thread.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 1827

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

Hi Mick, Welcome to the Forum. It sounds to me like you may have a stuck thermostat. Not trying to teach you to suck eggs but remove it and test it in boiling water to see if it opens. For all the price of a new one maybe just as well replacing it. Make sure it has a small orifice in the large flat ...
by charlie63
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

Further update on my leak off pipe on the injector pump. I thought the fault of it leaking diesel had been cured by putting a pigtail in it. Had her out ploughing last week again and found that it was still leaking fuel. Had another think about it and decided to change the lift pump as thought that ...
by charlie63
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ransomes Plough
Replies: 25
Views: 21679

Re: Ransomes Plough

Thanks Henk. I had the skimmers on to start with and had them set perfect but found they were no use for the long stuble so removed them. Found they are only any real use on grass land. Seemed to make a far better job just with the discs.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ransomes Plough
Replies: 25
Views: 21679

Re: Ransomes Plough

Well ive been having another play with my plough and feel ive got it pretty well set up now. The estate let me into a stuble field which is going to be ploughed over later on. Only problem I encountered is the combine seemed to leave very long stuble which in parts I was unable to bury properly. Sup...
by charlie63
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ploughing
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Ploughing

Brilliant video Bob. Thanks for sharing.

Charlie.
by charlie63
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: fordson dexta injection pump
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: fordson dexta injection pump

Malcolm, Your lever on the injection pump is the stop lever for stopping the engine, hence the piece of rope. You tractor serial # is found stamped in the gearbox bellhousing next to where it mates to the engine. If you are sitting on the tractor it is at the left-hand side. If you look at one of my...
by charlie63
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: How much paint do i need

Mervyn, You need very little hardner with the putty that is why you only get a small tube with a large tin. You usually need to mix a few amounts to get a rough idea on how long it will take to set hard. It's a bit of trial and error really to start with. Mike, I think that spring may be too wide. I...
by charlie63
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: How much paint do i need

Mike, Your seat doesnt look too bad either. Im sure your friend will make a good job weld repairing it. The panel beating kit I bought wasnt expensive and found it very useful. Im actually using it on my old Fordson Thames that im working on at the moment. The following link is to same kit that I bo...
by charlie63
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: How much paint do i need

Mike, Your radiator cowl looks in pretty good nick if it is still the original. Its all down to personal preference in how good a finish you want. I bought a panel beating kit from fleebay which gave me a selection of panel beating hammers and dollies. As for filling, the filler comes with hardener ...
by charlie63
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta injectors.
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Dexta injectors.

Mervyn, Hopefully the offer of injectors from Gerald get you sorted out. I spent a few hours on the good old internet trying to source injectors for you without any joy. All that I could find were places offering the same service as you had already found as in send in your injectors and have them re...
by charlie63
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta injectors.
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Dexta injectors.

Not so good having to replace your injectors Mervyn. Sorry I cant be of help. Neils Vintage Tractor Spares have a set on Ebay and they post International as well.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fordson-Dext ... SwMxxdE2Cd

Charlie.
by charlie63
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: How much paint do i need

Mike, A 1.4 nozzle should be fine. You might find that it will put the paint on quite thick so you will need to watch for runs and sagging in the paint. If you are going to paint the tinwork first do a few trial runs on the inside of the panels to see how it goes on. When I mix my paint with the thi...
by charlie63
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

Well I took Old Hywel"s advice and put a pigtail back in the leak off pipe today. Had the tractor running hard for at least a couple of hours and only a few drips from the pipe which I can live with. Thanks for the advice.

Image

Charlie.
by charlie63
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: How much paint do i need

Mike not sure if this is going to help you but when I was painting my Dexta most of the people I spoke to said that a rule of thumb is about 5 litres to do a whole tractor. I actually used about 7 litres of paint and 5 litres of red oxide but everything on mine was stripped back to bare metal.Everyt...
by charlie63
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

Old Hywel, Your theory could be right. If you look at the photos on my first post it looks like the pipe should maybe have a pigtail in it and for some reason its been straightened out. I will put a pigtail back into the pipe and try that. If im still getting a bit of fuel coming out will just fit a...