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by Billy26F5
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Tombstone
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Tombstone

Before you do that, bathe them in lubricant for several days, using heat will mean the bolts will require heat treatments as they will no longer behave as intended. If you can't heat treat them you'll need replacements, again, only if you need to heat them to get them off. There are lots of wheel tr...
by Billy26F5
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Tombstone
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Tombstone

It will fit, but don't be sure about it holding. Remember the axle beam is totally independent of the extensions that house the spindles (Three 1 1/2" bolts and nuts each), so you can get a Super Major beam and keep the extensions as you have them.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Tombstone
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Tombstone

From this I assume you have the MK2 radiator with 5 fins per inch and holes 18 1/8" apart, used from 1425097 to 08B-767403. If not it won't fit properly (from 08B-767403 the mounting was changed to have holes 10 1/4 " apart, with a new front casting to take it) or not cool properly if it's a 10 fin ...
by Billy26F5
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Tombstone
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Tombstone

Make sure it has a good hole for the front axle pin (no play) otherwise there is the first type used with the MK2 radiator, and the late type with extra mountings for the final radiator. If the pin hole isn't good you might find it's easier and cheaper to repair your current one.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: steering column
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: steering column

If you know someone with the skills needed you could ask him to make one. What does your bush look like? Pics would help see what's happened. Bear in mind you can't grease it with a grease gun.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: power loader possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: power loader possible?

Should be perfectly possible, but it won't be easy.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Tractor Identification and Restoration Assessment.
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Tractor Identification and Restoration Assessment.

First things first, give your Major a good clean and change all oils before you even attempt to move anything, dirty oil can bite back with very expensive results. Make sure you check behind the starter motor, to confirm the origin of the engine, although it sounds like a replacement. The parking br...
by Billy26F5
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Compression Test

25 psi is a bit low, should be 40. The compression seems all right, but all cylinders should be far more similar to each other.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Sump filter gasket wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Sump filter gasket wanted

The gasket Yannp wants is one that was used to seal the inspection plate under the sump, discontinued for the Mk2 engine. The gasket is circular. Your best bet is to make one from gasket paper.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: FSM Generator/Dynamo - Lucas Equivalent?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: FSM Generator/Dynamo - Lucas Equivalent?

Not quite, before 1962 the dynamo was a sealed C39 variant. C39's have screw-in connectors, C40's have spade terminals. Remember D is the thick wire (and F the thin one).
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: FSM Generator/Dynamo - Lucas Equivalent?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: FSM Generator/Dynamo - Lucas Equivalent?

Davie has a C40A, I suspect that's what all 62-64 Fordson's had. Make sure it's sealed (doesn't have lots of holes in the end plates), as dust would be very nasty. I recommend you try and find one with as similar stampings as possible. Look in your current one first though, as you might only need br...
by Billy26F5
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: oil splashed out air filter/pre cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: oil splashed out air filter/pre cleaner

Are you sure you were in fourth and not reverse? I don't think violence will cause it to spill through the intake. Your pump might be of the earliest kind (SPE-4A 70S 295) if so check that it's stamped B behind the pump serial (on the cambox beneath the inspection cover), otherwise it might want to ...
by Billy26F5
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Bull pinion shaft seal and bearing size
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Bull pinion shaft seal and bearing size

It sounds like quite a big breakage, I recommend you change the oil and clean the whole area thoroughly.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Bull pinion shaft seal and bearing size
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Bull pinion shaft seal and bearing size

If it's the bull pinion bearing, you shouldn't need shims, I think there's a page with the sizes somewhere on here, but you should be able to find the bearing by the size code stamped on it (RLS-7 on the front auxiliary shaft for example). As for the seal, was it leaking? If a new one isn't easy to ...
by Billy26F5
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crankshaft timing gear
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: crankshaft timing gear

It looks like the gear was changed, as was the crank; you should really have got the 2" crank, but the other one will do. I suspect the change was made when the pulleys were changed from wide to narrow. I think that's when they changed the cast one for the forged one.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crankshaft timing gear
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: crankshaft timing gear

The crankshaft gear is a very tight fit, however, that seems like a lot of interference. The Major repair manual doesn't say anything about it, but it could be that the earliest cast cranks were smaller (later ones are forged). Some pics would help. It's very possible that this is a mistake by the m...
by Billy26F5
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New user, new project
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: New user, new project

Looking good!
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Link arms stuck up. 1963 NP super major.
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Link arms stuck up. 1963 NP super major.

It's not the unloading valve for lowering. Try putting a plough on and see how quickly it comes down. If it still doesn't come down, try cleaning the return filter and check the back pressure valve there too.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Link arms stuck up. 1963 NP super major.
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Link arms stuck up. 1963 NP super major.

Is the drop control knob in the fully shut position? If so the arms will be very slow to lower. Try attaching a plough or something similar and try then. If they still don't come down then the adjustments might be out.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Crankcase Breather
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Crankcase Breather

The oil level is the increase in diameter near the bottom,
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about 1/2" from the lowest point of the bath.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Crankcase Breather
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Crankcase Breather

The breather is only a filter thanks to the oil bath in it, otherwise the dust will ruin the engine. It wants attention with the same intervals as the air filter. Most are neglected and need urgent cleaning; the mesh shouldn't be too bad.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: identify the tractor type
Replies: 81
Views: 10256

Re: identify the tractor type

Aftermarket fuel pipes are available, they might want re-bending though, as they might not be quite right.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Starter motor whine and overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Starter motor whine and overheating

You might want to bleed the fuel system.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: NP SUPER CYLINDER HEAD QUESTION
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Re: NP SUPER CYLINDER HEAD QUESTION

That is the reason for the NP Super Major having more power.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1884

Re: Help with identification

Yes.
Sandy