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by Billy26F5
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 998

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

The 3/8" setting is to avoid the special setting tool getting stuck, measure all the clearances from the PTO disc hub, only adjust what is badly out. If we could get dimensions for the setting blocks and the clearance of the levers from the PTO disc hub you could reset them, but I don't have these, ...
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 998

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

Try leaving it to start with, but make sure all of them are the same, look at the manual and get the closest measurement from one and get the others to match. Don't do anything hard with your Dexta until it works properly.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

Billy is a Major (with a much later Ebro engine). Until the Power Major, Ebro simply re-badged Majors, after that they used their own tools (for everything); later Ford sold them theirs (1965). Billy has picked up other Ebro bits, like the side lights.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

More patching up. Our main problem is getting the weld in the right place, it looks fine until the slag comes off to show that a hole you had was completely missed. We're not going to get the tiniest holes as the paint will cover them anyway (we'll only paint what needs paint, as there's plenty of o...
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Radio Major
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Radio Major

I was already surprised by the radio for the Major, I knew even less of there being one in the N era. Janus, I think the Major radio will be even rarer here.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Radio Major
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Radio Major

Another superb set of pics Janus. I had never known that there was a Fordson radio for the Major.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

Thanks very much John. Unfortunately we're a bit short on copper, but we'll try and see if we can make them and try them.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Tecalemit oil filter part number
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Tecalemit oil filter part number

Thanks very much John. I think the heads on the genuine Tecalemit filters (long and short) are the same, the Ebro one is slightly different, but very similar (as is the case with all the Ebro parts, only the accurate machining is the same).
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fuel pump doesn’t seem to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Fuel pump doesn’t seem to fit

The auxiliary shaft for the minimec is slightly longer.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Radio Major
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Radio Major

Excellent stuff Janus, I really liked the shots of the Radio controlled Dexta and the hydrostatic Major; the Major seems to have acquired power steering at some point as it started without it.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fuel pump doesn’t seem to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Fuel pump doesn’t seem to fit

Try loosening the clamp bolt, you should get it on doing that. A pic would help too.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

Thankfully the hole hasn't grown more than about 1/16" outward. It feels quite solid enough (it's just a mudguard, not an important bit for strength), so we'll see how it goes. We're doing this on the lowest current setting on the welder (the setting marked 1, I think our electrics would cut out at ...
by Billy26F5
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

Thanks very much Bob. We're using 1/8" rods (all we've got), our welder doesn't actually say any current, there are ten connectors numbered 1-10, part of our problem is that the welder is from a friend and we don't have any instruction books or similar on it which means we're a bit more lost than we...
by Billy26F5
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: New Exhaust

Try and find a good second hand one, original exhausts are very rare, the original replacement ones are much easier to get.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Wanted Fordson Simms pump pigtail pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Wanted Fordson Simms pump pigtail pipe

You can try and find one at a scrapy. You could also make one with a suitable banjo and copper pipe.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Oil leak

Was the seal fitted soaked in oil for at least half an hour and left 1/8" proud? If not that is your problem, and you'll need to get in there with another seal.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: double wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: double wheels

The width is an important point for driving, our tracks couldn't take dual wheels as they would be too wide.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta brakes replacement of brake shoe linings
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Fordson Dexta brakes replacement of brake shoe linings

I recommend you do that, it will give the brakes the correct clearances for ideal working.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

We're so inexperienced that we don't even know that! We're trying to keep as much original material as possible, which makes this more difficult. Our welding will need lots of practise, for now it still feels like something odd to be doing, as we haven't really done very much at all.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: double wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: double wheels

I don't think dual wheels were available for Dextas (not sure about that), they certainly were for Majors; as for the public road, I'm afraid I don't know that.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

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by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New front axle spindle bushes
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: New front axle spindle bushes

Sand paper is far too coarse, try to find an adjustable reamer.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New front axle spindle bushes
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: New front axle spindle bushes

In this case you will need to ream it to 1 1/2", as it's a semi finished bush. You can do this without removing the extension.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork
Replies: 21
Views: 221

Re: Billy's LH mudguard - Repairing corroded tinwork

It is normal with the castings from this era (1955). They changed later to have only one at the back (I don't know exactly when, but I think all Super Major's have the later casting). If anyone has some confirmed dates of the change we can then see when the change occurred (casing codes on some of t...
by Billy26F5
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Starter Solenoid
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Starter Solenoid

The stud that is insulated from the end plate is the one that connects to the solenoid, the other one just needs a nut on tight, the return is through the body of the starter.
Sandy