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by markr1001
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 super major starter and injector rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: 62 super major starter and injector rebuild

I just replaced my starter with a solinoid style one i found on amazon. It has the 10 tooth not the original 11 tooth. Works fine. My old one was the same. The previous owner replaced it and got rid of the handle.... well my push button to stsrt it froze up the other dayand chewed the starter apart....
by markr1001
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: manifold heaters
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: manifold heaters

well said! i cant wait to see how it works! unfortunatly its 6 degrees here now so i may have too wait a week or 2. but that gives me time to get the lines hooked up and wired... i made a small canister to hold the deisel i had orriginally hoped to have it fill off the leak off pipe but i got next t...
by markr1001
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: manifold heaters
Replies: 2
Views: 567

manifold heaters

i know this wont appeal to most as most of you are purists, but i want and sometimes need my tractor to start in the cold. where i am in Canada we regularly see -20c or -30c quite often in the winter and my fordson never likes to start below 5c. i previously had 1 in the center and it got me going a...
by markr1001
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Pullstop head scratcher!! Worn part Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Pullstop head scratcher!! Worn part Problems

Hey blueorange i was at my local tractor yard today inquiring about a core pump. They have a bunch
Let me know if you would wanna buy that part? Pm me your adress and prefered shippung method and im sure we could work out a deal
by markr1001
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1957 major injection pump timing
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: 1957 major injection pump timing

My wiring was completely toasted. And hacked to peices. My major is not origonal. It is fited with a loader and i built power steering for it to make it possible to steer. So an alternator didnt bother me.
by markr1001
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1957 major injection pump timing
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: 1957 major injection pump timing

Ive rewired my tractor and i run a gm alternator with internal regulator.. my local tractor shop tested my injectors last fall and said there good. I am also going to replace tbe diaphram aswell. And i am in the process of rebuilding the shutoff leaver as the rod is wore to a half circle. I will see...
by markr1001
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Pullstop head scratcher!! Worn part Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Pullstop head scratcher!! Worn part Problems

Doesnt look too hard to repair u might be able to weld a washer to back side.... not much to go wrong in there. I actually just pulled mine off today as my stop leaver keeps going past the off position https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kzqS37sPIWXEwB6p6qHFMRxK-pApqurc/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive....
by markr1001
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1957 major injection pump timing
Replies: 5
Views: 906

1957 major injection pump timing

So i noticed the other day that my drive for my injection pump had some slop in it.(about 1/16). So i ordered a new one. I was going to changw it today and my i&t manual says i need 19 btdc for my 1429721 serial number. Then in the side notes it talks about head gasket thickness. I did a head gasket...
by markr1001
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: intake heater
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: intake heater

Id never use eather. Thats a good way to kill a motor. Mine turns over real good. I have a big battery in it. I just hoped to have a backup way for when i forget to plug her in. Outlet is what we in canada refer to a power receptical. I have a battery operated switch for mine so i can control the po...
by markr1001
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: intake heater
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

intake heater

So its winter here in canada and has been very cold. My 57 major has been getting alot of use for snow duty. I seem to have a hard time remembering to plug the tractor in so when i turn on the outlet i think its warming up but not. So i was wondering has any one had sucess in installing a manifold h...
by markr1001
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New Hydrostatic Power Steering pics uploaded to Photobucket
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

Re: New Hydrostatic Power Steering pics uploaded to Photobuc

I just did the same. i used a gm power steering pump off an old truck. And an orbitol valve the father in law found. The column bolted fairly simply to the orbitol. i will get some pics next time im out working on it. Just waiting on new seals for my loader and cylinders.... way nicer to steer now
by markr1001
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: 57 major

Well i ended up buying devcon and putting it on. I know i should have pulled the liners and put it in the oring grooves and then put it all back togetherbut i just put it on the outside for now. It apears as thougb it has stopped leaki g. I had it hold pressure for a few hours i have it all back tog...
by markr1001
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

57 major

Well as some of you know i just redid the pistons sleeves and orings. So ichecked the oil on saturday while messing aroundwith the leveling device for the 3point hitch. Well i had coolant in my oil. So this morning i dropped the pan. This is what i found.... https://drive.google.com/file/d/10sYZ4pHC...
by markr1001
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major pic
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

57 major pic

Well i got the loader on the old girl yesterday!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g5YaiA ... p=drivesdk

Not bad for only having about 1500 into it! Also got most of what i need for exhaust so hopefully get that fitted soon!
by markr1001
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major finally running (short video)
Replies: 1
Views: 881

57 major finally running (short video)

Well finally after 2 days of me and the father in law wrenching and drinking it runs! Had a bit of issuse and the injector pump was a pain at startup time but we got it.... not perfect and need to fix exhaust but she started! https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Wdxrcx1_tjVHmZk33aAQZWZyR2VFZJr/view?usp...
by markr1001
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New Fordson Super Major Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 5079

Re: New Fordson Super Major Owner

Welcome. Ibtoo am fairly new here! Alot of great knowledge here!
by markr1001
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: piston ring gap
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: piston ring gap

Oh there will be lots of pics! And likely a few videos! Thank you for your help! Glad i checked
by markr1001
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: piston ring gap
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: piston ring gap

Just double checking the numbers
Rings are gapped to between .110 and .060 ? The reason i am checking is i just checked the first ring and its .014 so thats way off spec
by markr1001
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: piston ring gap
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: piston ring gap

Just double checking the numbers
Rings are gapped to between .110 and .060 ? The reason i am checking is i just checked the first ring and its .014 so thats way off spec
by markr1001
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crank rod bearing clearance
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: crank rod bearing clearance

Awesome! I will pick up the appropriate plasti guage in the morning!
by markr1001
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crank rod bearing clearance
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: crank rod bearing clearance

Awesome! I will pick up the appropriate plasti guage in the morning!
by markr1001
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crank rod bearing clearance
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

crank rod bearing clearance

I am about to be reinstalling my pistons and my father in law sujests i check the rod bearing clearances first. So im going to get some plasti guage. But i cant seem to find the spec on what its supposed to be? Does anyone know? I havent received my manual in the mail yet so i cant check there and i...
by markr1001
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: spliting a tractor
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: spliting a tractor

Never thought of that.... good idea!
by markr1001
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: spliting a tractor
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: spliting a tractor

Finally got it!
I made up an alingnment tool for when i put the clutch back on..... i fought for another 2.5 hiurs but did get it....thank goidness iwas getting fruaterated.... tomorrow i measure for piston sleeve shims
by markr1001
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: spliting a tractor
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: spliting a tractor

I took the motor off the transmission. I was changing the engine rear seal