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by bobfaecullen
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: my dexta engine repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: my dexta engine repair

Hi Emiel,

I can see them now, thanks. Looks like you caught those bearing shells just in time.

Always good to see it in pictures. :clap:

Bob.
by bobfaecullen
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: my dexta engine repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: my dexta engine repair

Hi Emiel

Sorry but can't see the pics.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Lost Bolt!
Replies: 21
Views: 2278

Re: Lost Bolt!

It doesn't take long to split, bolt will probably fall out as soon as you open a gap. :D

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: stuck in reverse issue
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: stuck in reverse issue

Hi AlexB, Most probably the gear lever has come out of the selector forks. You need to undo the 4 bolts on the gear lever plate and lift off the gear levers, you will find that one of the selectors is out of alignment and you need to get it back into the centre. You should be able to place the botto...
by bobfaecullen
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Introduction of the Fordson Dexta
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Introduction of the Fordson Dexta

Hi All,

Follow the link to a film by Ford introducing the "new fordson dexta", worth a look.

And just to re-ignite a very contentious subject, all the dextas featured have ORANGE GRILLES !!

https://youtu.be/tblSxwFGzPk

Happy viewing.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta injectors.
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Dexta injectors.

Hi Gerald,

Injector arrived this morning, fitted and working perfectly. Once again thanks.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: dexta draft control setting
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: dexta draft control setting

Ha ha, that brings back memories to me as well. My uncle charlie had one of those grey things and I remember sitting on his knee and being allowed to steer, must have been in the very early sixties.......he saw sense later on and bought a dexta :beer:
by bobfaecullen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: dexta draft control setting
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: dexta draft control setting

Hi, Here is a quote from the wiki pages written by Brian explaining the procedure without using the special tool - Qualitrol (Draft) Control adjustment. This must be done before Position Control Adjustment. Move the lift arms to the fully up position. (As the lift is on its back this will mean that ...
by bobfaecullen
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Ploughing
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Ploughing

Hi All,

A good old school video for all you budding ploughmen out there ! Of course there is a Major in it.

https://youtu.be/KBM1Itgxgvw

Hope you enjoy it

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta injectors.
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Dexta injectors.

Hi Gerald, have sent you a pm

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta injectors.
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Dexta injectors.

Hi Gerald,

Thank you, I will await your message. The 2 faces are definitely not a mirror finish, so I guess that is the problem, I think someone has been in there before me.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta injectors.
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Dexta injectors.

Hi All, I too have a need for one injector for my vineyard dexta, same problem as yours Mervyn, there is a leak from between the 2 parts and for the life of me I cannot see why, I've had it apart several times and compared it with the 2 good ones but still can't see what the problem is. Once Mervyn ...
by bobfaecullen
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

Hi Charlie,

You could maybe try putting a pigtail in the pipe, certainly all the Simms pumps have a pigtail, must be there for a reason although I don't actually know what the reason is.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: A bit of update on my Dexta project.
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: A bit of update on my Dexta project.

Well done Mervyn, keep up the good work...... now for a bit of ploughing :D :clap:

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Underslung or Vertical Exhaust?
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Underslung or Vertical Exhaust?

Hi, I will give you a few comparisons as I have a dexta with the standard type vertical exhaust and my recently acquired vineyard dexta with an underslung exhaust. The vertical exhaust is definitely noisier while driving, it is surprising how much quieter the underslung is. I can get the underslung ...
by bobfaecullen
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta lift delayed reaction
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Dexta lift delayed reaction

Hi again, Here is an extract from my previous post about my hydraulics. Just to prove the oil pump was ok I turned the engine over on the starter with the top cover off and plenty oil came up through the port in the casing. When I had the top cover off I didn't look at the unload valve or the check ...
by bobfaecullen
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta lift delayed reaction
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Dexta lift delayed reaction

Hi, Could be the unload valve, there is an O ring on the valve that deteriorates over time and glues itself to the valve bore. Sounds like your O ring might be sticky and when left for a while it sticks in the bore then frees off, sometimes they stick completely and the valve can't then move in whic...
by bobfaecullen
Sat May 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Badge Mounting Studs
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Re: Badge Mounting Studs

You could use a silicon adhesive type product to glue it back in place, there is a wide choice on the market nowadays and some are very good.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Vineyard Dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Vineyard Dexta

Hi All, SAE30 oil arrived the other day so duly filled up back end to the level plug, put the top cover back.......still no hydraulics. Took the top cover back off and searched through the forum for info, came up with a couple of possibilities, 1...oil pump 2...unload valve 3...check valve Just to p...
by bobfaecullen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Vineyard Dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Vineyard Dexta

Hi Blackbob, Yes I took my Dexta with me from Cullen - it's an old friend, I bought it at the 2006 January machinery sale at Thainstone and I wouldn't want to part with it now. It was registered in the Alford area so definitely Aberdeenshire registration. Took it over on my trailer which turned a fe...
by bobfaecullen
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Vineyard Dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Vineyard Dexta

Hi All, Thought I would share some photos of my newly acquired vineyard Dexta. There was a post recently on the forum from someone trying to sell a Dexta Narrow on behalf of a friend in France. I now live in France so I enquired about the tractor and where it was, and would you believe it was about ...
by bobfaecullen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 79
Views: 12631

Re: Engine rebuild.

Hi Mervyn, I notice in one of your posts that your starter gear is worn. I tracked down a source for these a couple of years back after having a problem with mine, see my post from then http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6884&p=47873#p47873 Hope this is what you're looking ...
by bobfaecullen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Casting Codes
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Dexta Casting Codes

Thanks to Mervyn I now have a copy of the document I was searching for.

Now can anyone post a copy as a sticky on the forum so that everybody can see it again.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Casting Codes
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Dexta Casting Codes

Hi Mervyn,

I had a look on the wiki but they are not available there, they used to be on the website before it was cut down to what it is now. I will send you a pm with my e mail address and perhaps you could e mail the list to me if possible please, I'd like to have a copy of the complete list.

Bob
by bobfaecullen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Casting Codes
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Dexta Casting Codes

Hi Mervyn, Thanks for info but that is engine casting codes, will probably still be useful, but there used to be a list of casting codes that could be found on gearbox, axle trumpets, back end castings which pointed to a date that the castings were produced. My original dexta has casting codes B10B ...