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by SvendH
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: What is the correct engine rpm for 540 pto rpm ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: What is the correct engine rpm for 540 pto rpm ?

Wow that slasher must have been RACING.Unless you had raised pto,or perhaps it was a new performance super with the high ratio pto drive?
by SvendH
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: What is the correct engine rpm for 540 pto rpm ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: What is the correct engine rpm for 540 pto rpm ?

Good Morning,
1200 turns on the motor will give 540 on your pto, which in case of heavy loading on the bush hog Will labour your tractor (it does my 61 )
If i were you I would set about 1300-1350 revs without load, the motor will pull much easier!
Stop Cruelty To Majors!!!
by SvendH
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble
Replies: 29
Views: 3874

Re: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble

One more thing,
You must not undo the two nuts on the clutch, these are for ajusting timing. Just pull the the pump out out of its place when all bolts are removed.
by SvendH
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble
Replies: 29
Views: 3874

Re: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble

Ed
As Henk says it would be a good idear to mark the two halves of the pump clutch before removal.
Then when the time comes to reinstall the pump, simply ensemble the clutch so the marks line up again.
by SvendH
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble
Replies: 29
Views: 3874

Re: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble

Yes it must move easy,when you take the cover off the rack should be pulled to one side by the governor.Grab it with 2 fingers and pull it to the other side,let go and it should snap back where it was.Try it at both full throttle and idle setting, the rack must not stick. All this with engine shut d...
by SvendH
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble
Replies: 29
Views: 3874

Re: Suspected Fuel Pump trouble

If you have mecanical pump try removeing the side cover held by 2 nuts, check that the pump rack moves smoothly back and forth. If not spray liberally whith aerosol lubricant and free it up.
Dont get any dirt into pump. :D
by SvendH
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Teflon tape or. No tape?
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Teflon tape or. No tape?

As new they were fitted with a gasket,but tape will do the job.
by SvendH
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Major restoration

The loose pump will make the engine run Very rough for sure.
Very interesting tractor yours is!!
by SvendH
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Major restoration

I have worked on 2 supers and always found the injectors covered with black oil on removal,I dont think it means there is anything wrong with them. It is normal for a major to smoke if it has been ilde for a long time. I have found the major engine surprisingly tolerant of malajustjment and lack of ...
by SvendH
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: What am I missing ? Hydraulics Bobbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: What am I missing ? Hydraulics Bobbing

I used Locktite 518,worked perfekly.
I discovered the leaking plug by applying compressed air to the unit laying on my work-bench.The plug frothed around the edge!
by SvendH
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: What am I missing ? Hydraulics Bobbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: What am I missing ? Hydraulics Bobbing

Sounds like the blanking plug that covers the unloading valve is loose,
Easily fixed with locktite :D
by SvendH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power major rev issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Power major rev issues

Hello Tim, The issues you have make me think the vacume unit is malfunktioning,since you have replaced the diaphram I think it could be the damper-piston has fallen off the control rod within the diaphram bell-house. Alternativly it could also as Old Hywel says be a sticking pump-rack,A check under ...
by SvendH
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Re: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta

Greetings Mick Welcome to the board,hang around abit and you should get answers here to just about anything concerning fordsons(check also FAQ). My exsperiance is mostly with the Major,but I have heard that the cold-start device on some Dextas can be troublesome,which drives some of them into a debi...
by SvendH
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rear wheel seals
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Rear wheel seals

Hej Mathias
Hows the super engine coming along ,did you sort out those worn lifters ?
by SvendH
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cracked head?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Cracked head?

incedently,cracked head and such is "worst case"- blown head gasket being more likley!
by SvendH
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cracked head?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Cracked head?

should the problem persist,then you should double check the radiator for clear internal passages,the condition of the waterpump and the coolant operating tempeature of the engine(correct thermostat).Give the engine block cooling system a flushing as well. If all this fails then you are looking at he...
by SvendH
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cracked head?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Cracked head?

Welcome back Josh, You could try this, Remove termostat and check it with boiling water , If it opens as it should now drill a tiny by-pass hole (About 2.5mm) in the the thermostat plate next to the valve opening. This will prevent air stemming from minute leaks in the head from building up under th...
by SvendH
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Vaccum pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: Fordson Vaccum pipes

Tjibbe
The outermost pipe on the pump should go to the uppermost hole in the manifold,hope that helps you!
by SvendH
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Power Steering

Agriline say their kit is not suited for loader use :( unless modified,I suppose they mean mounting subframe changes/hose-routing and such and not that the unit itself is unsuited for loader duty?
Is it the same size of unit the County uses? Nice Pix!
by SvendH
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Power Steering

Dave/Mathias,
Does it help if you rev up the engine,if so perhaps it would help if you could drive the pump with a larger pully?
a photo of the installation would be great :beer: hint,hint!
by SvendH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Power Steering

well thats a bit of a bummer,I sometimes use my fsm with loader to move big hay-bales and for that it would have been great with som easy steering.Did you fit it yourself and do you think it is weaker than the originals?
Best Regards Svend.
by SvendH
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Power Steering

Hej all,
Anybody have experiance,or heard Something good or bad about Agrilines Kit?
by SvendH
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Correct coolant level

The screw plug next to the termostat housing is useful for getting traped air out of the block when refilling.
by SvendH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 3pt hitch wont drop
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: 3pt hitch wont drop

You will need a thread tapping tool the same size as the original bolts,once you have drilled the bolts the tool is great for cleaning out the thread.
Perhaps someone on the board could help with what size the bolts are ?
by SvendH
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 3pt hitch wont drop
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: 3pt hitch wont drop

If a bolt is broken off flush with the casting, grind the boltend smooth then mark the exact center with a punch now using a succesion of drills hollow out each bolt until only the thread remains.now use a screwdriver or a spiral extractor to pull out the remains of the bolt and the hole is ready to...