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by Billy26F5
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

A Major is still better than anything else because if you need lots of different machines (a JCB, tractor, forklift and lorry for example) you can use a single engine with a massive reduction in required spares coupled to the good starting and running (cleaning and servicing is also far easier). 4.5...
by Billy26F5
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

I can't watch the news without ranting away for ages and ages. Stopping polluting is only half the job (not that they've ever really considered that at all, only their profits from forcing people to replace everything all the time), you then have to remove all the pollutants, and that hasn't even be...
by Billy26F5
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud

Good pic John!
The Agriline bits will not be stamped EnFo as the original ones were.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

Good to know that you're still able to work freely in your fields Mathias. The partygate seems to beat itself every day, and that apart from exporting all new Covid variants available, Johnson's government has only made bad decisions to increase the members' own pocket. I must say that over here it'...
by Billy26F5
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud

Look at the mig welding photos, and you’ll see weld repairs to the front face of the timing cover, where engine coolant has eroded the alloy. If I remember correctly, there should be a copper gasket behind the water pump, protecting the alloy from such attack. I think it was brass wasn't it? I defi...
by Billy26F5
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

At least they seem to be bringing it up in Parliament, something you'd never see here without injuries. There are no grounds for not qualifying a ploughing match as an agricultural activity.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

It seems they've discovered what ploughing matches are all about!
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: Hand Throttle Lever Slips, Fan eats radiator shroud

Excellent find John.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 55 injector timing
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: 55 injector timing

The drive pad will wear far quicker on a well kept engine as the pump will be properly lubricated.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

Emiel wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:53 pm
Think red diesel is only allowed for stationary applications and ships these days in the Netherlands.
Seems you're even more restricted already!
I've never known of any tests here, I would guess only Kenny would be detected "clean" as all the others have had red diesel when we still got it.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

I must say that we're not much better here, with other things being done in the same line. The electrics are getting so expensive they'll soon be cheaper from Billy than from the grid if they aren't already, and that's including a filter and oil change every week! All I see from this is that they're...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

I can't undestand how a ploughing match is not an "agricultural purpose", as the farmer host would probably need that field ploughed anyway, and in hosting the match may well get a better job done as the ploughing is done in competition rather than as a time consuming chore. I wonder if the host dec...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 55 injector timing
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: 55 injector timing

The drive pad in the coupling will eventually, although you might find that the claw bolts have allowed the flange to move and upset the timing, always make sure they're tight.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 129

Re: Use of Red Diesel After 1 April 2022

I'm not sure of the British situation, but it seems they're trying to tax old tractors there. Over here I think we could still get red diesel, but we haven't got it for ages, our last 2 gallons have cleaned out Super Billy's fuel tank out for the last two years and will be used for non running uses ...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil change observations.
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Oil change observations.

Possibly, but you might also notice that a less cared for engine will be dirtier in any case, both Billy and Davie show red oxide paint through the oil filler, whereas Super Billy is still black in spite of many hours hard cleaning and no running since that. If the oil wasn't circulating you'd find ...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 55 injector timing
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: 55 injector timing

Personally i wouldn't bother touching it if all is good, they will last years. When it does need changing Hyacinth will certainly let you know, the revs will be all over the place! Agree 100% John, you'll most probably find the revs run away no matter how low the throttle is. As far as the timing g...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil change observations.
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Oil change observations.

If the oil stays clean it will survive better and give higher quality lubrication, after our changes we've had to do quite a few hours work before the oil got dirty and then it took about 20 hours to get black again. The more you change the oil the cleaner and healthier your engine will be. Agree 10...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 55 injector timing
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: 55 injector timing

The coupling is always noisy, and you will notice it more when idling.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power Major cutaway
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Power Major cutaway

I've been looking around for pics and videos of this Power Major and all I found is an old post of yours on the old site that I had seen before (https://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/ubb/ ... 00699.html), although the pics are not visible any more.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Farm Major details
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Farm Major details

Great find John, the Farm Major tested is from April 59.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Farm Major details
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Farm Major details

They might have used stock parts and calibrated the injector pumps for less power, but I agree it certainly wouldn't make sense. We need to get good in depth pics of an original Farm Major so we see what bits come from what Major.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Farm Major details
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Farm Major details

As the Farm Major was produced from 1959 to 61 (or so it says on the old page) it would have a breather as it's a Mk2/derated Mk3 (need to see parts in detail to get that far) engine, not a stock Mk1 (remember Dave's Farm Major: https://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8365 ). I...
by Billy26F5
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Bleeder screw washer
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Bleeder screw washer

I hadn't looked at them, they're pretty good and essential for any work on the injector pump.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power Major cutaway
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Power Major cutaway

I've just found this video of a Power Major cutaway, looks like it has a complete mix of parts!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfysjxF ... hkelbergTV
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Farm Major details
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Farm Major details

Just found a Farm Major pic, this one looks as though it might be original.
https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/i ... 21/095.jpg
Sandy