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by Billy26F5
Thu May 19, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Intercep
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Intercep

I know the feeling, we tend to leave our pruning late and we're very slow which ends up meaning we have a scramble to finish as we only end up getting a month or so for ploughing with Billy before the vine shoots get too long for him to get through.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed May 18, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Intercep
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Intercep

You might have noticed that our row spacing is quite a bit more than usual, this is to allow Billy through when ploughing and to compensate for a not very skilled driver on him as was our case when the vines were planted.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon May 16, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Intercep
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Intercep

We have Merlot, and the vines are only slightly younger than myself. We do make our own wine, last year was the first time after a 4 year hiatus because of lack of time and disease. Do you have any interceps in NZ?
Your Dexta must be busy on the vines!
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun May 15, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Intercep
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: Intercep

J Bargans (a local implement manufacturer) had these as one of their main implements in their range together with the more usual trailers and cultivators. Their implements are some of the best that are based on std. rolled steel parts welded up, and very common in our area.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun May 15, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Davie
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: Davie

A few years later we fitted a special implement for working in vines, called the intercep. It's a plough that can be moved in and out to remove vegetation right next to the vines (see this: https://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8553 ). https://i.postimg.cc/rpdWTLSs/2020-H21-...
by Billy26F5
Sun May 15, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Intercep
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Intercep

Hi all, I've been wanting to post this for ages, I've finally got to it now. In vineyard ploughing there's an area that can't get any normal implement in it: between vines. To get round this many people have come up with a special implement called the intercep. It consists of a pivoting frame that l...
by Billy26F5
Sat May 14, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cold start button
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Cold start button

It will, that's what the original system did, but to ensure you avoid running diesel in the manifold I recommend you squirt the fuel in once the heater has warmed slightly, as then it shouldn't pour down into the engine. Doing this is much easier when you can do it from the seat, it also allows you ...
by Billy26F5
Fri May 13, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cold start button
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Cold start button

You shouldn't have a butterfly valve in your engine (as you have a minimec), but it shouldn't be a problem provided you can ensure no dirt can get in. The original system was to allow operation from the seat while starting, which allows for quicker starting. For some reason the correct Dexta fuel ta...
by Billy26F5
Fri May 13, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil change.
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Oil change.

It will take a bit longer to build up pressure as it has to fill the filter first.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu May 12, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil change.
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Oil change.

Get some good light for this, you should renew the rubber seal, after removing all traces of previous seals. I think your leak is from a dirty seating with bits of old seal still on. You should also check the new seal as some can be damaged before you get them.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Thu May 12, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Cold start button
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Cold start button

Sounds like the pump is in trouble, I think it will need an overhaul, but leave it for now. Does the heater work properly? The P4588 minimec was fitted to all Dexta's from April 1962 (engine no. 1530251 onwards, and all in the 16xxxxx series before June 63, which are the Super Dexta ones), NP Super ...
by Billy26F5
Wed May 04, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Fordson Selene

Can you post a pic of them? I don't know of anyone replacing them, but if you need to get some get good second hand ones as then you're sure they're right.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed May 04, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping

I don't think thicker diesel will affect a Major, as the BS1947:class A vintage was probably even thicker and that's what Ford used as a basis for the Major. Modern engines could suffer however.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed May 04, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping

Agree 100% John.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue May 03, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1959 Power Major | Injector Pump Lever
Replies: 27
Views: 275

Re: 1959 Power Major | Injector Pump Lever

You shouldn't need to remove the pump for timing, an easy way to avoid mis fitting the pump is to have the pump marks aligned and the flywheel at the correct timing with the clamp bolt on the pump coupling underneath. Loosen the claw bolts as necessary.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Tue May 03, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: removal of cast wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: removal of cast wheels

If you want pressed wheels you must fit weights, as you'll lose front end weight essential for pulling heavy loads. Otherwise just as Emiel says.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Mon May 02, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping

Totally agree about lack of use, although Billy has never had trouble to spite having sat for a very long time when we first got here. Super Billy didn't have any trouble either after having sat outside for years before we got him.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun May 01, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1959 Power Major | Injector Pump Lever
Replies: 27
Views: 275

Re: 1959 Power Major | Injector Pump Lever

That pump looks very dry, put in plenty of diesel and keep it there until everything is working (the rack should be completely free, you'll notice that if you remove the governor, otherwise it should promptly spring towards the rear, moving further back when you press the excess fuel button), then p...
by Billy26F5
Sun May 01, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping

Always good to see Major's get back to work easily. I would suggest more than a little squirt, as it will improve lubrication when running.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sun May 01, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1959 Power Major | Injector Pump Lever
Replies: 27
Views: 275

Re: 1959 Power Major | Injector Pump Lever

The stop lever should always move, I think your plungers might be stuck, but before you get to that try pressing the excess fuel button and then pulling the stop lever to see if it pops out again or it stays in either position.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping

The minimec pump replaced the vacuum pump from April 1962 onwards and that pump had a drain off plug, level plug and a fill plug and a specific cambox oil change service schedule and there must have been a reason for that. I had always thought it was because of the mechanical governor having lots m...
by Billy26F5
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1954 FMD - Injector pump not pumping
Replies: 22
Views: 275

Re: 1954 FMD - Fuel pump not pumping

Your tappets might be stuck, get some diesel in there to loosen them up, usually it's the plungers that stick (not in your case). Your cambox is very dry and dirty, I would give it plenty of clean diesel, cleaning it is a delicate job, but you should be running once the tappets freed off.
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 1960 diesel fuel filter washers
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1960 diesel fuel filter washers

I think it's the bottom seal, look in a parts book to be sure though.
http://www.smallholderservices.co.uk/si ... s_list.pdf page 104
Sandy
by Billy26F5
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Selene
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Fordson Selene

You very rarely actually need the special tools for most jobs, they were mainly designed to allow dealers to undertake the quickest possible repair to reduce the time the tractor was out of action.The locating studs you can make yourself if you think you need them, pressing a bearing on can be done ...
by Billy26F5
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: ploughing 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: ploughing 2022

Looks like a world series Ransomes plough, I don't know which one though.
Sandy