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by blackbob
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta brakes replacement of brake shoe linings
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Fordson Dexta brakes replacement of brake shoe linings

I used to re-line the brakes on my Mini, with Dad (a mechanic) looking over my shoulder, that was 40 years ago and I've hardly done it since, as for most cars it's only complete shoes that are available.. Until I did my Major a couple of years ago. The only thing I can add, is that if you start in t...
by blackbob
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Whereabouts of WUF 704 Power Major
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

Re: Whereabouts of WUF 704 Power Major

Our neighbour's dad traded-in their 135, which he had bought new, sometime in the 1970's (I think), much to his regret. He has been watching for a few years, hoping to find it and get it back although I don't think he actively did any searching for it. But a couple of years ago, someone told him abo...
by blackbob
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: fitting a front loader
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: fitting a front loader

This is on ebay just now although I'm not sure what it does.. I have the idea a MF135 has a mounting surface under the front axle with 4 or 5 bolt holes, although I have no idea about the Dexta? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-MIL-Loader-mounting-bracket-Ferguson-FE-MF-35-Fordson-Dexta-tractor/31...
by blackbob
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: ROPS WANTED for my Ford 3000
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: ROPS WANTED for my Ford 3000

I have some of a safety cab that I want rid of, no doors or glass, and no mounting brackets..
by blackbob
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Perry bale grab - what is needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Perry bale grab - what is needed

You can just about see the cable on this one (McConnel) Image
by blackbob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: New but not new
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: New but not new

The JCB looks good too, very few left in this country with the cab all complete like that, another photo or 2 would be much appreciated!
by blackbob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 6675

Re: New Member / Buying advice

That roll-bar doesn't look very substantial, looks more like it is off some small Kubota, or perhaps home-made? To be correct it should have an official plate on it, although I've never heard of anyone getting in trouble for having an incorrect or missing roll-bar or safety cab. :wink:
by blackbob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: What is the correct engine rpm for 540 pto rpm ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: What is the correct engine rpm for 540 pto rpm ?

A rotary hoe is easier to manage, there are usually alternative sets of gears in the hoe's gearbox (eg Howard 'Selectatilth') so you can keep up the engine revs for max power, even though the pto is over 540 rpm. A topper/slasher/mower wouldn't really be designed to be operated over 540 rpm, mine (w...
by blackbob
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Identify engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Identify engine

Is that not a Bosch pump?
by blackbob
Tue May 26, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: 4110 dual power
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Re: 4110 dual power

The only 3-cylinders with DP I know of, are some 4630's, and that must be a different gearbox as it is (I think) a 16x16 shuttle?

I only know that, as I would like one :D
by blackbob
Sun May 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fertiliser time!
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: Fertiliser time!

Why have you still got stuff growing in 'November'? Isn't it winter down there yet? ;)
by blackbob
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: My 6 cylinder major
Replies: 48
Views: 10518

Re: My 6 cylinder major

Emiel wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:27 am
Hi,

Isn't that the top link bracket for a Pick up hitch?

rgds
Emiel
No it's for the Automatic Clutch Release, I have exactly the same (there are several parts missing)
by blackbob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Corrosion in cooling system
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Re: Corrosion in cooling system

It's quite normal, especially if anti-freeze isn;t strong enough..
by blackbob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta

It should work, it is only a small ram so shouldn't need much oil, local fencing contractor here used one on a small David Brown tractor with no problems. It was surprising how big a post he could drive in, railway sleeper etc. Just a thought - is the pulley at the top ok, not seized? Plenty oil/gre...
by blackbob
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Renewing mudguards and other tinwork
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Re: Renewing mudguards and other tinwork

5/8AF I think for the bellhousing? You'd be as well to get a set of AF spanners or sockets, at least from 7/16 to 3/4, as there are a few different sizes of bolts to remove?
by blackbob
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: PTO problem

Oops I think the rest of us have been distracted by other things, this time of year, and have left you to sort your own problem out! Certainly I personally haven't looked in on the forum for 3 weeks or so. Actually I didn't know the Dexta has 2 positions for the clutch pedal linkage (sounds similar ...
by blackbob
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Super Major loader
Replies: 12
Views: 7281

Re: Super Major loader

It has to be in this thread somewhere, I've only read the first 16 pages so far.. https://www.maskinisten.net/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5999&lv=0 This is the nearest I've got so far, although it's not the same http://www.maskinisten.net/images/post_img/6149064874b27a093519f2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jnfEO...
by blackbob
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2941

Re: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions

The latch to hold down the brake pedal, is the only 'parking' brake you have, as you don't appear to have a UK-spec handbrake lever. I have seen from my (USA published) I&T 'shop' manual that all tractors have the brake discs fitted inside the transmission, but not all have the lever/ratchet fitted ...
by blackbob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 26
Views: 6051

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

I can't answer your question directly but I have a Ferguson TE20 tractor which has been fitted with a Perkins P3 and there is no pipework at all to connect the leak-off system back to the tank, it just vents down the side of the block, and I have been told that this is how they came new? A little po...
by blackbob
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: Ford 2000 advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: Ford 2000 advice please

A 2000 will have rather more power than a grey Fergie and you see them with 5-foot toppers, I guess it depends what you will be cutting? Stuff like thistles/nettles are easily cut but if you need to chop big rushes or long grass then you may have to go very slowly.. A back-actor such as a McConnel i...
by blackbob
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 3pt hitch wont drop
Replies: 18
Views: 5312

Re: 3pt hitch wont drop

The bolts should be big enough for you to easily build up with weld, enough to get a self-grip pliers on, or ideally weld on a nut to screw them out? Much better than trying to weld a bracket on to the casting,, I have successfully done this with the bleed nipple on a car brake caliper which is only...
by blackbob
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Tyre changing issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Tyre changing issues

Piece of 2" angle iron about 2" long, preferably thick, and a big sledgehammer? Stand on the wheel, put the angle iron against the edge of the rim and hit it as hard as you can. If that doesn't move it, hit it again - but harder! You aren't in any danger if you hit it straight, but if you don't hit ...
by blackbob
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Very Bad Things.....
Replies: 12
Views: 4146

Re: Very Bad Things.....

Food for thought! I am another one who starts my tractor (cold starts, at least) while standing beside it, for no particular reason, except that climbing aboard gives the engine a few seconds to warm up before driving off? I have recently had to change the turbo on my wife's car, and have given her ...
by blackbob
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: dimensions of a fordson mil loader please?
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: dimensions of a fordson mil loader please?

Sorry just noticed your post.. About 8 foot long, 4 foot wide (2.4 x 1.2m), if it's a yellow Milmaster one, although I guess they're all pretty similar
by blackbob
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting
Replies: 47
Views: 24677

Re: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting

Just a thought, based on your earlier posts - are your cables fitted correctly into the backplates? I got new cables from Agriline, one at a time, when the first one came I couldn't get it to fit correctly (I almost attacked it with a grinder to make it fit) but it wasn't until I decided to fit a ne...