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by MikesDexta
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Bottom end overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Bottom end overhaul

Thanks for the advice chaps it's most appreciated.

I've nearly finished renovating the field, all the hard work is over, then I have to top another 4.5 acres so I'm hoping she will cope before I have the overhaul done.

Mike
by MikesDexta
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Thread stripped on fuel bleeder
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Thread stripped on fuel bleeder

I wouldn't use ptfe anywhere near diesel. Mine has a copper washer the same as on the injectors and doesn't leak even after several bleeds after work on the fuel system.

Mike
by MikesDexta
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Bottom end overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Bottom end overhaul

Hi all My 1959 Dexta previously suffered from diesel getting into the air intake and eventually the sump. Initial symptoms were oily gunk spewing out of the exhaust, then oil spewing out of the dipstick then the most horrendous racing on startup after a rest period over winter. I was advised to fit ...
by MikesDexta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Home Made Box Grader
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Home Made Box Grader

I needed to level a 2 acre paddock so decided to convert my David Brown Cultivator to a Box Grader. It's a bit Heath Robinson, made out of 2 lengths of old scaffold board, some 3x2 and 2 pieces of welded, drilled angle iron plus bolts (to make it easy to attach and remove from the cultivator). The c...
by MikesDexta
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Stop Cable Clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Stop Cable Clamp

I have the same problem and did try a breaker I use but he didn't have one. Then I found this, it's obviously not a Dexta part but worth trying. https://uk.farnell.com/ettinger/14-42-341/half-cable-clamp-steel-natural/dp/2494617 The bolt should be easy enough, I seem to recall it being a slotted bol...
by MikesDexta
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2960

Re: New Member / Buying advice

Often called a bulkhead - you will have to get one from a breaker

cheers

Mike
by MikesDexta
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Butler rear mudguard lights.
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Butler rear mudguard lights.

Hi Jerry
It might be me but I can't open the pdf, it says unable to find file

Mike
by MikesDexta
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Urgent - Fan Belt
Replies: 8
Views: 2502

Re: Urgent - Fan Belt

I swapped my 110mm dynamo pulley for a 85mm one from Anglo and installed a correct size fan belt (12.5mm x 1150mm). It now charges at 1200 rpm instead of more than 1600 rpm so is much better. The generator light starts to flicker at around 1000 rpm and goes off at 1200 rpm. After a few minutes at 12...
by MikesDexta
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Great news - Update
Replies: 14
Views: 9689

Re: Great news - Update

Is there a way to stop being logged out when I'm half way through writing a post? This has happened a few times now and I've lost everything I've typed :curse:

thanks

Mike
by MikesDexta
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2960

Re: New Member / Buying advice

When fitting your hoses a couple of tips I can give you are: 1. With the rad off, twist the bottom hose away from the fan belt to avoid it cutting a groove in the hose. This is a bit tricky but doable. 2. Also make sure the rubber pads on the bottom of the rad are ok. If they are still there they ar...
by MikesDexta
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Members Super Dexta
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: New Members Super Dexta

It's a moot point and for my ten pence worth Red = Danger = Oil Light. I realise that this logic wasn't applied 60 years ago but some Fordson designs were just plain wrong (I'm still suffering from PTSD due to the crappy primer pump design leaking fuel into the sump :cry: ) so I wired the red lamp t...
by MikesDexta
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Members Super Dexta
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: New Members Super Dexta

That's exactly what I did when connecting my log splitter and it worked a treat :clap:

Mike
by MikesDexta
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Wanted - Dexta lower hydraulic arm
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Wanted - Dexta lower hydraulic arm

Thanks both, I managed to get hold of one. The weld was too far back to solve with a weld on end I'm afraid.

Mike
by MikesDexta
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: throttle control lever
Replies: 7
Views: 4802

Re: throttle control lever

I took mine to a local John Deere distributor and they pulled out a box of assorted roll pins and found the right size.

Mike
by MikesDexta
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hay making with Dexta/Super
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Hay making with Dexta/Super

Wow, great video and brought back fond memories farming in the early 70s as a lad. I remember rowing up on a Massey 135 but we didn't have a front loader so all bales had to loaded by hand in blazing heat. I do remember one incident when the fully loaded hay trailer I was towing, just like the one i...
by MikesDexta
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake

Hi Mervyn
thanks for the advice, I have now worked out what I need!

best regards

Mike
by MikesDexta
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake

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by MikesDexta
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Urgent - Fan Belt
Replies: 8
Views: 2502

Re: Urgent - Fan Belt

Since I changed the dynamo and regulator it charged the battery but only at over 1600 rpm. I have only used her for long spells topping last summer/autumn and not much over the winter, so it hasn't been a problem. However, now I'm having to start and stop quite often, only using her at lower revs, a...
by MikesDexta
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake

Crikey do I need all those parts? I'm not at all confident I can get all these from a breaker. Maybe book a hol in South Africa :beer:

Mike
by MikesDexta
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake

Thanks but is this the solution or do I need something else? Has anyone converted a brake pawl to a proper handbrake?

Mike
by MikesDexta
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Upgrading Dexta Handbrake
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Upgrading Dexta Handbrake

Hi all I'm currently renovating a 2 acre paddock which is full of dead nettle roots with the strength of towrope. I'm making progress but it involves swapping implements at regular intervals so I use my brake pawl to hold her steady once lined up. The problem is I keep forgetting to release the pawl...
by MikesDexta
Wed May 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Wanted - Dexta lower hydraulic arm
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Wanted - Dexta lower hydraulic arm

The RH lower hydraulic arm on my 1959 Dexta has always been welded (2 steel plates either side in what looks to be the attachment of a new ball end. It works but looks pretty bad so I am looking for a 2nd hand arm to replace it.
by MikesDexta
Wed May 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: check chains too long ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: check chains too long ?

First post for a while, good to be back

You might find this useful from BensDexta

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6553&p=52328#p52328

good luck

Mike
by MikesDexta
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

Re: How much paint do i need

The seat needs a new clip and for the life of me I can't find one in the uk but found this in the States http://www.fixthatford.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=226_310&products_id=428 I'm concerned that it may be too wide? I'm off to California next week so could arrange for it to be deli...
by MikesDexta
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How much paint do i need
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

Re: How much paint do i need

Thanks again Charlie

Good luck with your old truck! :thumbs: