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by Pavel
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Major engine number 2412 BSEP
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Fordson Major engine number 2412 BSEP

Whilst I'm sure other, more learned, members than I will give you better information than myself, the following may help:
Engine no.
1217101 Mk. 1
1425097 Mk. 2
1481091 Mk. 3 [Power Major]
1575886 Super Major
08C960337 [serial no.] New Super Major
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by Pavel
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering problems
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Steering problems

Do you have power steering on your Major? Before ripping things apart how about checking the steering box oil level. There is a grease nipple at the top of the column which lubricates the top steering bush -- as well as the felt grease retainer. You have to remove the st. wheel to get at/remove the ...
by Pavel
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: forson super major - OIL COMING OUT AT EXHAUST MANIFOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: forson super major - OIL COMING OUT AT EXHAUST MANIFOLD

Did you remember, when installing the cylinder head, to ensure that the rubber 'O' ring circling the oil hole in the block that
feeds the rocker gear was fitted? As well it is very easy to distort this rubber ring unless using the manual's prompting to use locating studs.
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by Pavel
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Correct coolant level

All tractor radiators have a header tank otherwise the coolant would not be able to circulate. The top hose is connected to the header tank. Ricky; the 'good book' [up to and including the Super Major] informs us that, as standard, an un-pressurised rad cap is fitted -- unless the Major is used in a...
by Pavel
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Correct coolant level

I'm not sure that I understand your question[s]. You remove the radiator PRESSURE cap and pour coolant in until it will take no more. After replacing the rad. cap start the engine and allow it to reach its operating temp. All things being equal [i.e. no leaks] this will cause expansion of the coolan...
by Pavel
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions

Yep; you have to press the brake pedals first in order to apply them as a parking brake then use the 'T' piece handle to keep them locked on. You may/will find the following web site of use.It is in Swedish so you may have to use the translation menu. www.fordsontractorpages.nl/ubb/Forum4/HTML/00108...
by Pavel
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Intro and the beginning of an onslaught of questions

Welcome to the very helpful and insightful Fordson pages, etfig. What part of the world are you at? Pic 1 looks like a coolant drain tap for the block. [Other experts will clarify]. Pic 2 is the engagement lever for a belt drive -- if you have one. Pic 3 is the lever that, by twisting it, locks the ...
by Pavel
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: forson super major - OIL COMING OUT AT EXHAUST MANIFOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: forson super major - OIL COMING OUT AT EXHAUST MANIFOLD

Kissamo, before you replaced pots and pistons was oil dripping out of the lower part of the exhaust pipe? If so then you really need to re-furbish the cylinder head -- i.e. re-face valves and seats; plus new stem seals. If no oil dripped out then either the c/head gasket is leaking or the tapered pi...
by Pavel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: frothy water
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: frothy water

In the old days, Rick,the general practice was to re-torque engines after they were warmed up -- and as SvendH has stated, our good book recommends this. As far as I recall the reason was that head bolts/studs expanded slightly with heat and therefor fractionally loosen. But by far the worst problem...
by Pavel
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: frothy water
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: frothy water

" Yes I thought it might be something to do with the head...I shall tighten the head down and see if that fixes it. Thanks."[/quote] But don't forget, Hazzard, to 'crack' [loosen] each fastener a half turn first. And don't loosen the whole lot before re-torque -- do them one at a time. If you are, h...
by Pavel
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine overhaul
Replies: 113
Views: 14874

Re: engine overhaul

Yes, Mathias; the head does look terrific -- but wasn't point 2 of a mm [8 thou of an inch] a bit excessive; unless it needed it, of course? We always reckoned that 5 thou or under was enough to true up a deck. I mention it because this amount removed will have an effect on the ultimate injector tim...
by Pavel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine overhaul
Replies: 113
Views: 14874

Re: engine overhaul

Cam followers could be re-surfaced but: they are not meant to be flat; rather slightly concave to accommodate the lead in and out of the cam lobe.
Pavel
by Pavel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lost thread about cylinder de-glazing w sandpaper
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Lost thread about cylinder de-glazing w sandpaper

Many, many times SvendH, since the late 1950s from a Ford 8 to a number of Alfa Romeos that I've owned. In my earlier days I could not afford spending good money on tools that were needed only once every couple of years. And yes; it works. It's on a par with buying a rarely used clutch alignment too...
by Pavel
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lost thread about cylinder de-glazing w sandpaper
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Lost thread about cylinder de-glazing w sandpaper

Try April; 26th. under subject 'Engine Overhaul', page 3
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by Pavel
Wed May 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil pressure dropping within 15mins
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Oil pressure dropping within 15mins

I can imagine that having a zero oil pressure reading would cause you some concern. In the first instance, though, I wonder if you have changed the oil filter. Next I wondered if your pride and joy was singing self destruct high pitched mechanical noises to you. However, if all is well on these scor...
by Pavel
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine overhaul
Replies: 113
Views: 14874

Re: engine overhaul

Honing and de-glazing the old fashion way -- pistons removed. Get a 12 inch [100mm] length of 1/2 inch [13mm] hardwood dowel and, using a hacksaw, make 2 cuts into the end to form a cross about 1 1/2inches [38mm] deep. Into these slots insert 2 folded once strips of 400 grade wet & dry paper -- each...
by Pavel
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Key switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Key switch?

If your starter works, Gman, then the wiring circuits are in working order. Obviously then the problem is the 'ignition' keyed part of the switch. I also noticed your stating that the red [?] charging light was blown. Without that the charging circuit will not work as it is part of the circuit that ...
by Pavel
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Key switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Key switch?

Sorry if this throws a spanner in the works; but may I suggest a word of caution. My diagram, right up to the Super Major, shows the following: The wire that goes from the ign. switch and activates the starter solenoid on top of the starter motor is RED. The main feed from the battery [via the regul...
by Pavel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine overhaul
Replies: 113
Views: 14874

Re: engine overhaul

After thought, Mathias. Don't forget the crankshaft thrust washers. There are 2 internal diameter sizes: 3.215 inch. and 3.315 inch. -- both with incremental surface thicknesses of 2 and a half thou. to compensate for wear [max = 20 thou.]
Pavel
by Pavel
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: engine overhaul
Replies: 113
Views: 14874

Re: engine overhaul

I was wondering, Adrian, whether to mention to Mathias about cleaning the oil ways and galleries in the block and crankshaft -- not forgetting the rocker arms and shaft. If one goes along to a motor store you can buy an oilway cleaner; rather like a smokers pipe cleaner, but with a twisted steel ste...
by Pavel
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 58 Major Butler headlamp reflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: 58 Major Butler headlamp reflectors

Ricky and Mathias. Had the same problem with my FM a while ago. Fitted two second hand 4.25 inch sealed beam light units [high beam] originally from a Triumph 2500. [Took a bit of fettling though]. Then fitted a relay with the live supply a 25amp wire direct from the battery pos. terminal. Can now s...
by Pavel
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: fordson super major deisel in oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: fordson super major deisel in oil

G'day to you, Helena. Any success with overcoming your problems yet? We do like to know. In the offchance that you have not I offer my further thoughts on your 2 problems -- (1) fuel leakage into the oil system and onto the ground/snow:(2) engine stopping when warm. Firstly I would suggest that they...
by Pavel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: intake heater
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: intake heater

Sorry Adrian; I must be a bit dense. What are SMLEs?
I also agree that I/we appear to have hijacked the subject matter supposedly under discussion here. I apologise.
Pavel
by Pavel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: intake heater
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: intake heater

My mother always had 'ideas beyond her station' as they say, Adrian. She named me Paul [which I've always disliked] and my sister Fenella. Twelve years ago, when I met my present wife, she learnt of my dislike -- made worse by having 5 other Pauls in her circle of friends; plus a wayward foster son ...
by Pavel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: fordson super major deisel in oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: fordson super major deisel in oil

G'day Helena -- and welcome. ALL diesel Majors need, and have, a priming lever -- otherwise priming is next to impossible as you have found [but I admire your effort of 'extraction' bleeding which obviously worked or the engine would not have started in the first place]. Therefor you have been given...