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by Old Hywel
Thu May 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: Major restoration

Strange that the engine doesn’t race uncontrollably.
by Old Hywel
Sun May 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: fuel line won't bleed
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: fuel line won't bleed

If the camshaft happens to be holding the lift pump in tension, then the hand lever won’t do anything. Give the engine one turn, and try primer again. Incidentally, before removing complete tap from tank and dousing everything in diesel, simply remove fuel line from tap. This should help pinpoint an...
by Old Hywel
Sat May 16, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: Major restoration

Very impressive subframe! Looks like the tractor is fitted to the loader, rather than the other way round.
by Old Hywel
Sat May 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Brake actuators - super major
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Brake actuators - super major

You appear to have bought goods which are “Not fit for purpose”. Contacting your supplier should be your first move, particularly if they are a different size from the ‘genuine’ dimensions quoted above.
by Old Hywel
Mon May 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Timing case cover eroded behind pump
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Timing case cover eroded behind pump

You could trace around the machined face to make a pattern.
by Old Hywel
Sun May 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Dexta gearbox

Sure it’s the gearbox? Always the same gear? Possibly teeth off the differential.
by Old Hywel
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: My 6 cylinder major
Replies: 46
Views: 1157

Re: My 6 cylinder major

Straight 6 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Emiel wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:27 pm


Do you reckon it on the worn out side


Could you rephrase that for us?
by Old Hywel
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Seized Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Seized Engine

Did it seize while working, or while unused?
by Old Hywel
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Raised pto
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Raised pto

mathias1 wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Emiel,

18 and 24 teeth. So it's not 1:1, which is fine.

The 1:1 are really hard to find, as they only fit the new performance super majors.
Presumably that gives 540 at 1600 engine speed.
by Old Hywel
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: No hydraulics
Replies: 19
Views: 3611

Re: No hydraulics

Two PTO pumps on eBay now.
by Old Hywel
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: No hydraulics
Replies: 19
Views: 3611

Re: No hydraulics

PTO driven pump would be an option, or front-mounted as most diggers.
Post splitters don’t need a massive flow.
by Old Hywel
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power major rev issues
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Power major rev issues

It does sound as though the injection pump is not behaving. Take off the panel/cover from the side, and you’ll be able to see if the rack moves freely. It does sound like lack of lube, pour some in while you have the side off.
by Old Hywel
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Where is the frame and tractor serial numbers.
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Where is the frame and tractor serial numbers.

The serial number should be on an alloy plate on the engine side of the battery box/firewall. I believe that the original engine number also counted as the tractor serial number. Mine has an ‘S’ numbered engine too, so that’s no help. Worse, it’s been in a fire and the plate has melted. It is howeve...
by Old Hywel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Combined ignition and light switch positions Dec 1961
Replies: 11
Views: 4416

Re: Combined ignition and light switch positions Dec 1961

Yes, vertical = off.
Single move to right (anti c.w.) = side.
Other (c. wise) as first reply above.
by Old Hywel
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta

Those instructions appear to relate to the linkage.
Your best course of action would be to beg or borrow a suitable pressure gauge to test the pressure of the external supply. We can only guess.
by Old Hywel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Lost Bolt!
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: Lost Bolt!

‘Hunting Shark” ??
Did you get that right?
by Old Hywel
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Lost Bolt!
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: Lost Bolt!

Decision time! Split tractor, remove bolt, sleep at night. OR hope it sits out of the way, and never makes a big hole in the bellhousing. :D
by Old Hywel
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lift lever linkage assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Lift lever linkage assembly

Well it’s half working. :wink:
The lever will normally stay in ‘hold’ or ‘down’. The ‘lift’ position is indeed spring loaded.
Have you tried it with engine running?
by Old Hywel
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 62 super major starter and injector rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: 62 super major starter and injector rebuild

I’d be cautious of buying a 4000 starter. Aren’t the mounting flanges different?
by Old Hywel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta or Ford Dexta PUH Query
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Fordson Dexta or Ford Dexta PUH Query

I believe that the release handle was lengthened for use with Q cabs.
by Old Hywel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

Thermostat out first, check rad clear in an out, only then think about a fan cowl which wouldn’t be necessary for trundling round the roads.
by Old Hywel
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Introduction of the Fordson Dexta
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: Introduction of the Fordson Dexta

Nothing contentious about orange Dexta grilles.
by Old Hywel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: 1964 Ford 4000 driving me nuts..
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: 1964 Ford 4000 driving me nuts..

Your posting puzzled me, since the only 4000 I know is the 3 cylinder diesel World Series. It seems, however, that there was a US model 4000 ‘almost identical to the 801 and 901 series’. As such I can’t help in any detail. Does any part of the leak off pipe run under the rocker cover, where any leak...
by Old Hywel
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Correct coolant level

Metal filler neck? One here, 1954 Major. Wouldn’t be too sure it’s steel though.
by Old Hywel
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Injector Pump Leak Off Pipe

I always assumed that the loop in the pipe was to hold a ‘sump’ of fluid, thereby stopping dust ingress.