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by fenhayman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Belt driven AC pump
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Belt driven AC pump

Forgive my ignorance. AC Pump? Obviously not air conditioning?
by fenhayman
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Foot throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Foot throttle

Foot throttle was worth it's weight in gold when using a loader. Left hand steering, right hand hydraulic lever, foot for throttle.
by fenhayman
Sat May 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major muffler
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Major muffler

Drove a 1953 diesel model with underslung exhaust. When carrying out slow operations like ploughing and with a following wind the exhaust fumes came straight up to the driver. Didn't realise that this was the cause of bad headaches until we changed it for an upright exhaust.
by fenhayman
Sat May 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 868

Re: New Member / Buying advice

I do admire people who make quick decisions.
by fenhayman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Great news - Update
Replies: 14
Views: 5357

Re: Great news - Update

Well done and thank you.
by fenhayman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Lost Bolt!
Replies: 21
Views: 1952

Re: Lost Bolt!

Do you have the means to raise the rear end of the tractor really high and give it a shake?
by fenhayman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: frothy water
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: frothy water

Frothy water sounds pretty much like fenland beer
Scarecrow ought to try a few pints of Elgoods of Wisbech Ales. OK you might just taste the Nene river water but frothy water they are not.
We prefer full glasses of beer in the fens, not those topped with two inches of froth!
by fenhayman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ransome TS82
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Ransome TS82

If the skimmers are set correctly I don't see the need for discs on the front two furrows. A disc on the third should give you an upright firm furrow wall and clean furrow bottom to drive in. Ensures that depth is constant. Disc movement can be limited by use of a short chain.
by fenhayman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Silly quesetion #4 - how big a mower ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: Silly quesetion #4 - how big a mower ?

The limiting factor might be the weight, Too heavy to lift or front wheels in the air!
by fenhayman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Power Major-Live Drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Fordson Power Major-Live Drive?

James I believe that all "new type" majors had the U bracket under the clutch pedal. Live drive models had a hole through both sides of the U bracket. When using hydraulics, but not PTO, a pin was inserted through the hole so that the 2nd. stage of the clutch was not freed. The hydraulics were then ...
by fenhayman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Very Bad Things.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: Very Bad Things.....

I got into the habit of leaving tractors and cars in gear when parked. In the UK in the 1960's our winters were much colder than now. Mud on brake mechanisms would freeze and be impossible to free in the morning. Also parked crawler tractors on thick straw overnight to prevent the cracks becoming st...
by fenhayman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Diesel Overheating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: Dexta Diesel Overheating?

I am no scientist but I understand that water under pressure has a higher boiling point. A proper sealing radiator cap will increase the water pressure and raise the boiling point. That's why we are told not to undo cap when water is hot. Try a new cap
by fenhayman
Sun May 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Diesel Overheating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: Dexta Diesel Overheating?

I'm a bit puzzled. If an engine overheats to the extent that the revs drop it's likely that is siezing up. If that happens it won't run properly again and will eventually sieze solid. If a diesel engine slows down it's either due to too much load or a shortage of fuel or air. To check for air shorta...
by fenhayman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: The McConnel Power Arm 'U'
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Re: The McConnel Power Arm 'U'

Blackbob,

Good luck with it. Used one in the early 1960's and I'm sure that we replaced the flat belt system with new pulleys and a double v belt. Saved an awful lot of getting on and off the tractor.
by fenhayman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Power Major- Live Drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Fordson Power Major- Live Drive?

I thought that they all had the u shaped bracket below the clutch pedal. The live drive tractors had a hole each side of the bracket. When using hydraulics and not pto you put a pin in the holes across the bracket limiting clutch travel. The second part of the clutch pto/hydraulics was then permanen...
by fenhayman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Front wheel bearing, grease and felt seal
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Front wheel bearing, grease and felt seal

Hi Kjetil, I don't ever remember seeing a seal. I changed a lot of front wheels when tyres were punctured. Always filled the cap with grease when refitting wheel and then pumped grease in via grease nipple until it came out of the back (where the wheel fits on the stub axle.) Used to grease the fron...
by fenhayman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: fuel line query..another pic added
Replies: 18
Views: 2872

Re: fuel line query

Hi Johnee, Had similar problem in the past. The most likely cause is a blocked gauze at the outlet from the tank. Disconnect the pipe below the tank and check that the fuel flows freely. If not remove the outlet and let the fuel run out of the tank. Catch it if you want to save it. Then carefully cl...
by fenhayman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Loud chattering in Super np gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Loud chattering in Super np gearbox

Are the wheel nuts and those holding the rim to the centre tight?
Is the diff lock pedal fully up?
by fenhayman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major
Replies: 12
Views: 2621

Re: 57 major

Lamb and Flag still serving Elgoods beers from Wisbech and some of the best food in the area.
by fenhayman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: post hole borer success
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: post hole borer success

Please put a guard on the PTO shaft. It only takes a loose coat tail or sleeve. Got caught in one once.
by fenhayman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Knock in No1
Replies: 24
Views: 5678

Re: Knock in No1

To help identify the location of a "mechanical" knock, put on some ear defenders and position a wooden hammer handle on the outside of one earpiece and put the other end on the block. By moving this end around you should be able to pinpoint the source of the noise.
by fenhayman
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: 1925 White Truck.
Replies: 9
Views: 8463

Re: 1925 White Truck.

Glad you're back Dave. Have missed your " Fordsonful" comments.
by fenhayman
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Reason for oil leaking from oil bath of air cleaner?
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

Re: Reason for oil leaking from oil bath of air cleaner?

RH, encountered similar problems with majors when driving them for a living. Can be difficult to get the rim of the bowl to mate up with the base of the cleaner. Sometimes better to move the fastening ring out of the way, drop it down a little, and the ensure that the bowl and cleaner body are prope...
by fenhayman
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: fordson Super Major starting issues
Replies: 24
Views: 18835

Re: fordson Super Major starting issues

When you ran out of fuel all the dirt in the fuel tank would have been sucked onto the in-tank gauze/filter slowing the flow of fuel. A quick way to clear the filter is as follows: Turn the tap under the fuel tank off and disconnect the fuel pipe. Take a bicycle air pump and flexible connector. Shor...
by fenhayman
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: IH B23 Finger Bar Mower
Replies: 23
Views: 23873

Re: IH B23 Finger Bar Mower

With respect to Black Bob's comment "Not wishing to sound cavalier about health & safety, but the pto shaft is possibly the least dangerous part of a mower anyway". I must strongly disagree. Various bits of a mower will cut or crush fingers or legs. PTO shafts, just catching on a trouser leg, sleeve...