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by fenhayman
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 fordson super major pto clutch won't disengage
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: 62 fordson super major pto clutch won't disengage

Look at the 'leg' of the clutch pedal under the footplate. It travels up and down in a U shaped bracket. Needs to be free to get to the bottom of the bracket to free the pto clutch.
by fenhayman
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 fordson super major pto clutch won't disengage
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: 62 fordson super major pto clutch won't disengage

Are you absolutely sure that there isn't a pin inserted in the frame below the clutch pedal. Pins were inserted to keep the pto live while disengaging the gearbox side of the clutch.
by fenhayman
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 fordson super major pto clutch won't disengage
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: 62 fordson super major pto clutch won't disengage

Are you are sure that there is nothing stopping the clutch pedal going the full length of it's travel.
by fenhayman
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Over running clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Over running clutch

For emergency stop , open, then close throttle, depress clutch and simultaneously pull out of gear. Done it hundreds of times with balers, slashers and mowers.
by fenhayman
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: engine rebuild

I'm never really happy seeing a restored tractor "shinier" than when it left the factory.
by fenhayman
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1953 Major E1ADKN Hand Crank Starter
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: 1953 Major E1ADKN Hand Crank Starter

Did anyone start a diesel major with the handle?
by fenhayman
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dealers
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Fordson Dealers

James Graven of Ely and Chatteris were Ford dealers.
by fenhayman
Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dealers
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Fordson Dealers

JE Registration was Isle of Ely. Did Cambridgeshire Motors (Ford dealers) have a Wisbech or March branch.
by fenhayman
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Front wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Re: Front wheels

Kept the front wheels on when mending punctures, saved my back.
by fenhayman
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Views on cabins.
Replies: 31
Views: 4031

Re: Views on cabins.

Ploughing on a warm summers night in a Triple D with the front of the Fritzmier cab open. Sparks from the exhaust and the lovely sound of both engines. Wonderful.
Try Brasso on the Fritzmier windscreen.
by fenhayman
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Views on cabins.
Replies: 31
Views: 4031

Re: Views on cabins.

Looks like a Winsam cab to me. If tractor is only used for topping I would remove it.
Ploughed with Fords in wet and cold. Some open, others fitted with Winsam, Lambourn and Fritzmier (Triple D) cabs. They might be noisy and rattle, you might knock you elbows but any cab was better than none.
by fenhayman
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: My First Tractor
Replies: 24
Views: 19406

Re: My First Tractor

Agree with Old Hywel, first place to check is the outlet from the fuel tank. Turn off the tap, disconnect the pipe, turn it back on. It should give a full flow of fuel.
by fenhayman
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 40
Views: 4881

Re: Newbie

I'd be more concerned about the engine than the clutch or hydraulics. Majors of that age have problems with corrosion of the engine block leading to mixing of oil at the bottom of the cylinder liners. A badly corroded block is difficult to repair and sourcing a good used one is un-likely. Firstly ch...
by fenhayman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rare (I think) battery clamp
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Rare (I think) battery clamp

I think that type of clamp was used on early diesel majors with 2 x 6 volt batteries.
by fenhayman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta Fuel tap Fueltap - microbes or just dirty diesel?
Replies: 19
Views: 3268

Re: Fordson Dexta Fuel tap Fueltap

Occasionally had the same problem when working away from the farm. Carried a normal tubular bicycle pump and cut the connector down to about 1/2 inch. If a blockage occurred turn off tank tap, undo pipe from tank, turn tap back on and give a few good blasts of air into the tank.Turn tap back on and ...
by fenhayman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: ‘55 Major, injection system issues?
Replies: 26
Views: 5479

Re: ‘55 Major, injection system issues?

Are you sure that you have a clean uninterrupted air flow to the manifold.
by fenhayman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lorry rescue
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Lorry rescue

Does the second picture show the tow rope connected to the top link holes, which are above the rear axle. Surely likely to cause the tractor to rear up and overturn. Used to be a total No, No, in my tractoring days.
by fenhayman
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine slope
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: engine slope

Hadn't noticed that. Perhaps to counteract the slight lifting of the front end when pulling implements thus keeping oil in sump level.
by fenhayman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: super major front wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: super major front wheels

Light enough to be carried by a 17 year old youth but too heavy to be carried by a 70 year old man.
by fenhayman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ford 501 sickle bar mower
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: Ford 501 sickle bar mower

Used one in the 1960's. As well as 3 point hitch had to be bolted to draw bar or check chain holder on tractor.
Pain in the ar** to fit and to use. MF 732 and International B23 were far better.
by fenhayman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Belt driven AC pump
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

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: 14
Views: 3833

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: 3100

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: 10505

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: 22156

Re: Great news - Update

Well done and thank you.