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by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: sump plug
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: sump plug

I'm not very sure, as it mentions Dexta's and Dexta drain plugs are very different from Major drain plugs. It could be that the company have changed something though.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: sump plug
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: sump plug

You do have the original one fitted, there are no replacements available, so you'll need to find a good second hand one; I would stick with the current one for now and leave it until at least the next oil change. The Major sump plug is not a normal one because of the fine thread and it uses a copper...
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Serious starter problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Serious starter problem!

Good idea about the starter, hopefully everything should be ok now.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: Fordson Selene

liam wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:38 am
could the unload valve be stuck ,
Very good point, one that I mentioned in other posts and strangely it never crossed my mind this time! The unloading valve controlls lifting, it often sticks preventing the hydraulics from working. Well worth looking at.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Serious starter problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Serious starter problem!

Good to see the starter and solenoid are fine, I'm just wondering if the new battery might have suffered damage from neglect, as a battery allowed to sit will lose charge and it will also lose the ability to accept charge, also increasing the internal resistance and eventually causing the battery to...
by Billy26F5
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Serious starter problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Serious starter problem!

Could you charge the battery first? It could be that all this is because the battery has drained because of the stuck solenoid.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Serious starter problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Serious starter problem!

Inspect the original solenoid and try it again, the new one might be shorted to earth directly (repro parts can be as bad as that), I also recommend you try connecting a battery directly to the starter to see how it works and look for hot points elsewhere in case you find what shorted out. Do ensure...
by Billy26F5
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: oil filter leak
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: oil filter leak

Sounds like you have an earlier type (that explains why the parts are different from the ones in the 1957 parts book), is it stamped AC or FRAM? They're quite different, the AC one is very similar to the later one on the RH side in the 1957 parts book, whereas the Fram one is even longer and the bod...
by Billy26F5
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: Fordson Selene

Does the pump struggle or give no pressure? You might need to reset the control linkage, but if you turn the pump by hand blocking the feed pipe you'll either find the pump becomes very difficult to turn or that it just keeps going, in which case you'll need to replace the drive gear key. Try doing ...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: oil filter leak
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: oil filter leak

Try this (from the 1957 parts book, I think on the FFCN), the LH one is the Tecalemit one, the RH one is the AC one: https://i.postimg.cc/13bPqSzy/E1-ADKN-18662-B.jpg I think there are a couple of bits that aren't featured here, but if you post a pic of it it should be straight forward to see. Try t...
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: Fordson Selene

Try these manuals: http://www.fordson.se/6A_Hydraul_Suplement_Verkstadshandbok_001-024.pdf http://www.fordson.se/6B_Hydraul_Suplement_Verkstadshandbok_025-050.pdf . See also: https://fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?p=57438#p57438 The DAR valve is covered separately in the Dexta manual ( ...
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: Fordson Selene

The external service valve is the same as the later Dexta (it is indeed part no. 45), you might have a DAR valve (not included in this manual, it has a large vertical lever on the front) instead but I think that's unlikely as they're quite rare. I recommend you give it a good clean, open the flow co...
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: first start up
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: first start up

shepp wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:39 pm
If the pump is faulty you will never be happy with your tractor.
Agree 100%.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: first start up
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: first start up

Good point on the injector pump, but be aware it's very expensive, which I think is one of the many reasons it very often isn't done.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

That's a very long time without a service, interesting fork lift arrangement.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

That is indeed the correct gear lever, the two tractors might have swapped them before from the appearance of the one that currently has the second type. There is a third type used at the very end with a shallow bend near the bottom. Billy's geal lever gets pretty close to the seat too, and he's in ...
by Billy26F5
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

The bend in the starter rod normally sits below the straight line between the holes for the pins, but Billy has it the other way round, and the only reason for that is that it needs to clear the unusual throttle cross shaft. https://i.postimg.cc/tJTWsqdm/2020-H13-49.jpg The gear lever is the early k...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

I hadn't noticed but now that you say I do see the gap above the front casting. Great that you managed to keep so much of it (especially the tie rod ends as they're quite delicate, we were lucky to have some original spares for Super Billy), and as usual a pity that aftermarket suppliers can never g...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

Good work, and yes, lots of expensive oil there! Pity it isn't completely original, but most aren't anyway, it certainly looks good and great work on the bonnet and mudguards. Nice to know the belt pulley will be used, as most are ignored.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

Looking really good, quite a change from a year ago. Are the lights yet to be fitted or is this one going to stay without them? Now for the fun bit: ploughing away!
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Finally finished!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: Finally finished!

Looks good finished, I can't see the first two pics either. I see the starter rod is inspired by Billy, as is the gear lever!
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: Fordson Selene

Good work. The top outlet is indeed on earlier pumps. Unfortunately I haven't found anydiagram, but if you look for these bits in a scrapy it should be a lot easier to sort out as you'll have removed them from the axle in the scrapy. I think there are pics of the fully equipped rear axle elsewhere i...
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Adjust tickover and max revs
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Adjust tickover and max revs

I think dirt is more likely to be the cause, it could have partially blocked the bleed governor pipe causing the sort of trouble you're having. I suggest you check both governor pipes while you're there.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rocker post seal??
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Rocker post seal??

I think it's the seal for the exhauster oil feed, normally it gets ignored but for some reason you always find it in engine kits.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Adjust tickover and max revs
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Adjust tickover and max revs

Keep adjusting it, there is one point where it should stabilize, if you run out of adjustment I recommend you check the damping valve piston, Super Billy's one was out of the hole in the bolt, needing more parts to fix the governor. The bolt and piston are not availabe new.
Sandy