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by Daves rusty bits
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New to me fordson power major
Replies: 49
Views: 2814

Re: New to me fordson power major

You could drain the engine oil and measure the correct amount back in and see if it lines up with the dipstick, then you can rest easy and know its ok :wink: Dave
by Daves rusty bits
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: What on earth is on my suction screen?!
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: What on earth is on my suction screen?!

Can`t see the pictures, but don`t be too worried about the oil being emulsified in the back axle its a common occurance in majors and is caused by condensation. As long as you don`t find too much evidence of metal shards or silver coloured sludge in the bottom when you clean it out just refill with ...
by Daves rusty bits
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New user, new project
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: New user, new project

Bit of advice from someone who has been there and almost done it, get some decent support for that tractor before you kill yourself. Dave
by Daves rusty bits
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Running a log splitter
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: Running a log splitter

As previously said, most tractors pump oil at a similar rate, its the splitter makes the difference because of the size and length of stroke of the ram. My advice would be try and see one or two working before you decide. Something I wish I`d seen before I bought was an auto return where the splitte...
by Daves rusty bits
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Low engine revs
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Low engine revs

I bought a new pre cleaner for my PM air cleaner from a supplier I`ve used for a few years. After fitting the engine lost 500 rpm and it looked like the fins on the underside were angled far too shallow, plus they were thickly caked in paint. Long story short they sent 3 replacements all with the sa...
by Daves rusty bits
Fri May 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: Steering box

Mathias and Tim, I can elaborate on the last post. My "couple of thick gaskets" were 1 x original shim, 3 x .8mm gaskets, 1 x Weetabix gasket and a biscuit tin shim all smeared with grease. With the bolts at hand tight the box is locked up. I`ve checked the forks are in as far as they can go and the...
by Daves rusty bits
Wed May 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: Steering box

An update on the steering box. I finally got most the parts needed and got it assembled. The top bearing feels good with the 4 or 5 shims I had, but I only had 1 shim for the side cover and its nowhere near enough even between thick gaskets. Has anyone found a supplier for these shims? I`ve tried 2 ...
by Daves rusty bits
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Great news - Update
Replies: 14
Views: 10326

Re: Great news - Update

We shouldn`t take the boards work for granted, Thank you for all you do. Dave
by Daves rusty bits
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: Steering box

My mechanic son felt the grease would solidify onto the casing and go hard but I feel he underestimates the the amount of heat generated by the transmission to keep it soft plus there is a fair amount of mechanical movement in that box - its very tempting. I`ve always felt farmers would neglect chec...
by Daves rusty bits
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: Steering box

I was toying with the idea of fitting a grease nipple and just fill the whole thing with grease as access to the plug is not easy, but a niggle in the back of my head says if it would work it would have been done before? :scratchhead: Dave
by Daves rusty bits
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: Steering box

Thanks Mathias, yours looks the same as mine did, I`ll have to get the box off again and take more care , I must have missed something the last time. Probably rushed it to get back in to work. I have plenty of time now with the Coronavirus restictions, all my work has dried up and we just have to ma...
by Daves rusty bits
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: Steering box

Hi Mathias, The second hand route is tempting especially bearing in mind the time saved fitting it, but its how to decide if I`m buying a good one or not. Some that are up for sale are nearly as expensive as renewing my own, and of a couple of used ones I enquired about one had no guarantee at all a...
by Daves rusty bits
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Steering box

About 6 weeks ago I "repaired" my PM steering box by cleaning out all the crud and taking out some of the shims to take out a lot of slack. It worked until now and gave me the chance to finish off some wood jobs that had to be completed by the end of March. I`ve finished all the jobs and the steerin...
by Daves rusty bits
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Steering problems

Ten out of ten Shepp, that`s exactly what I found, the balls had fallen out of the top bearing and dropped down to the bottom of the housing. When it was all cleaned and reassembled I had to take out 4 shims from under the column one at a time until it gave just a small amount of movement. I also to...
by Daves rusty bits
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Steering problems

Hi there Pavel, there`s no power steering to worry about. I jacked the front axle end up and all moves as it should but I greased it all while the weight was off it to make sure. I changed the fuel tank in early Jan so the oil was topped up and the nipple on the top of the column greased while it wa...
by Daves rusty bits
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Steering problems

My PM steering had started to play up a bit just recently, literally making a creaking noise and going stiff occasionally when I turned the steering wheel sometimes. The creaky noise seems to come from the top of the column, under the dash. There is a bush on the column there does it come out the to...
by Daves rusty bits
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Oil leak from control lever shaft(accelarator) on the inject
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: Oil leak from control lever shaft(accelarator) on the in

Hi Mervyn, did you use a o ring specific for that purpose or jut one out of a box that fitted? I ask as I did a John Deere pump a few years ago and was advised to get the JD o ring as it was made to withstand the diesel fuel and wouldn`t soften or harden over time. It hasn`t leaked for years since.
by Daves rusty bits
Sat May 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Badge Mounting Studs
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: Badge Mounting Studs

I must be a bit of an animal, out with the pop rivets!! :oops:
by Daves rusty bits
Sat May 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rescuing an old Major. (Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 4450

Re: Rescuing an old Major. (Maybe)

I think getting an old engine started after its been stood up for a long time is the second most exciting thing you can do, good job. Dave :beer:
by Daves rusty bits
Thu May 02, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rescuing an old Major. (Maybe)
Replies: 19
Views: 4450

Re: Rescuing an old Major. (Maybe)

Do you know about the excess fuel button ? its on the bottom of the stop lever in your picture, push it in and it should flick back out when the engine starts. Good luck, your going the right way about it, nice and methodical and a bit of ingenuity,I`m sure you`ll get it going soon. Dave
by Daves rusty bits
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 super major lift top gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: 62 super major lift top gasket

If you go with lining paper smear the two metal sufaces with grease, it makes a good seal and sticks the gasket in place while you fit the lid on. Four dowels dropped into the top corners of the transmission make it easier to drop the lid square on first time, its a bit heavy to faf around with.
by Daves rusty bits
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 super major lift top gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: 62 super major lift top gasket

Lining paper is a plain type of wallpaper used to paste to walls or ceilings to hide cracks and imperfections before final decoration. It comes in different grades of thickness, I bought a roll of thicker stuff for about £6. Being a metre wide it can make big gaskets, I did the sump with it, and it ...
by Daves rusty bits
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 super major lift top gasket
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: 62 super major lift top gasket

I bought a roll of thick lining paper from a DIY shop, cut out the gasket shape and smeared both sides with grease and it worked so well I havn`t bought a gasket since - and I`ve still got 24 mtrs left! Dave
by Daves rusty bits
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: identify the tractor type
Replies: 81
Views: 11812

Re: identify the tractor type

If not too late, when I split my major I moved the front away from the rear on a trolley jack on a sheet of plywood put on the concrete floor. The jack sank into the plywood and rejoining the 2 halves was a nightmare trying to push a wobbly engine over the ruts.I feel I was lucky to have got away wi...
by Daves rusty bits
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: belt pulley - splines
Replies: 27
Views: 12024

Re: belt pulley - splines

I think your circlip is a snap clip Henk, which basically does the same job as a circlip. I bent one which retains the bearing on the PTO shaft and spent ages straightening it as I couldn`t source a new one. My son tells me they often come with brake fitting kits at his garage and they throw them aw...