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by Jerry Coles
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: New Exhaust

Try any exhaust/Tyre shop like Kwikfit. They should have a catalogue of standard exhausts. You just need the internal diameter of the Exhaust manifold and dimensions of the length to the silencer and length of silencer etc.
by Jerry Coles
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New electrical harness.
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: New electrical harness.

Hi Mervyn
This video might be of use to you :)
Cheers
Jerry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwBah61X25U
by Jerry Coles
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1077

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

I took the new clutch plate and found a socket that had the same external diameter size as the inner diameter of the clutch plate. I made sure the socket was a tight fit on the extension and used it to line up the clutch plate with the flywheel and then tightened the pressure plate on. All OK :)
Jerry
by Jerry Coles
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1077

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

A little tip. When reassembling the Bell housing back onto the Engine the last few cm are the most critical as you have to have both large and heavy parts to align for them to mate and guiding them at this point is difficult. So obtain some lengths of studding (long threaded rods) the diameter of th...
by Jerry Coles
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: What lamps are used for the oil pressure and charging lamps?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: What lamps are used for the oil pressure and charging lamps?

Be careful what type of bulb holder you order! For the Ignition warning light it should have two wires insulated from the chassis. As one side of the bulb goes to the live terminal of the battery and the other side goes to the Dynamo output (So that when the Dynamo output voltage rises to equal or h...
by Jerry Coles
Wed May 26, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1077

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

Hi Ilkka
By BB I meant Bulletin Board which this forum is, as in the title phpBB.
Glad your Dexta seems to becoming looser.
I have been using my 6 foot topper in the long grass in my field today. It worked hard but then that is what Dexta's like :)
Cheers
Jerry
by Jerry Coles
Mon May 24, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1077

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

Iikka I have messaged you here on the BB.
Jerry
by Jerry Coles
Mon May 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New electrical harness.
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: New electrical harness.

Hi I've been down to my field (between rain showers!) to take a look at the wiring on my Dexta's. I have four but one is just a rolling chassis. My runner has my headlight loom run from under the fuel tank by the battery tray up past the Air filter and then follows the fuel return line across the to...
by Jerry Coles
Sun May 23, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New electrical harness.
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: New electrical harness.

Hi all and replying to Mervyn Dexta photo's can be viewed here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mCuQUT70SjivoglYPRDiKwf6Ag_e0Ppx?usp=sharing Due to the current English weather (It's throwing it down!!) I haven't been able to take any photo's of my Dexta with the wiring to the headlights. My...
by Jerry Coles
Thu May 20, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1077

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

This is the sort of adapter you need https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121860141222?chn=ps&var=420856474375&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=420856474375_121860141222&targetid=1140163971489&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006886&poi=&campaignid=12128858833&mkgroupid=117045676459&rls...
by Jerry Coles
Wed May 19, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How to change oil pan gaskets?
Replies: 54
Views: 1077

Re: How to change oil pan gaskets?

Here's a picture of the adapter I used when I first ran my new engine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/133e8Sa ... sp=sharing There are other pictures of interest to Dexta owners there also.
Cheers
Jerry
by Jerry Coles
Wed May 19, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New electrical harness.
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: New electrical harness.

I did submit a post some years ago on modernising your Dexta wiring to accommodate Indicators, Brake lights, a Trailer socket and an Alternator if it's any help. Not a difficult job and if your on the road makes you a bit safer in today's driving world.
cheers
Jerry
by Jerry Coles
Mon May 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta Cast Iron or Cast Steel?
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Fordson Dexta Cast Iron or Cast Steel?

Having found an article via Google it might be that while some parts are alloy steel cast, grey iron is used in Cylinder heads and engine blocks! I guess a simple test would be to touch the piece in question and note the pattern/appearance of the sparks. This is an interesting and useful guide https...
by Jerry Coles
Mon May 03, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta Cast Iron or Cast Steel?
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Fordson Dexta Cast Iron or Cast Steel?

I very much doubt that Fordson used Cast Iron in their tractors. It's too brittle, doesn't take threading and is liable to crack. With cast steel you can add the required alloys to give it the characteristics you want for different parts. Steel is after all Iron that has controlled amounts of carbon...
by Jerry Coles
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Covid
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Covid

Still out using my Dexta! Hauling logs, splitting logs and next week it looks like topping my field! Have been for the last year including ploughing and cultivating my new veg plot. Observing social distancing too (not a bad thing when your using a topper!!)
by Jerry Coles
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: First Tractor Restore
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: First Tractor Restore

Mine was restored over 15 years ago and still earns it's keep. Out today with my Logsplitter on to clear a pile of log rings that were getting wet so that's the start of next winters log pile. Started the other day in -2 deg, the battery needed some assistance but it fired up ok. I have a Trailer, T...
by Jerry Coles
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: First Tractor Restore
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: First Tractor Restore

Hi and welcome to a large group of very knowledgeable people who are only too willing to help :) You haven't said what your end intention for the tractor will be. Is it for day to day use such as ploughing, trailer work etc of is it going to be a full restoration back to original? Your wiring looks ...
by Jerry Coles
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Very useful Lucas Electrical Information
Replies: 24
Views: 46237

Re: Very useful Lucas Electrical Information

The company I once worked for made large electronic machines with miles of wireing inside. These looms were all secured by nylon "tiewraps" and as they were zipped up the installers cut off the tail with a Stanley knife. This had been the practice for years. Along comes a new H&S guy who promptly ba...
by Jerry Coles
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Insurance and theft
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Insurance and theft

Similar! I had Ifor Williams P6e and a P7e trailers stolen from my field in the summer. My insurers wen't interested as I didn't have a lock on them. As you say it takes a matter of a few minutes for a knowledgeable thief to cut off a hitch lock or wheel clamp. They cut through the wire rope restrai...
by Jerry Coles
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Online Dexta Parts List
Replies: 11
Views: 135846

Re: Online Dexta Parts List

Try https://gb.sparex.com/makemodelsearch?a ... 84_s=DEXTA It's the Sparex website so lots of spares for other tractors too!
by Jerry Coles
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Wanted Head nuts and other fasteners
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Wanted Head nuts and other fasteners

try looking here https://www.mycnhistore.com/us/en/newhollandag/na/tractors/agricultural/legacy/3-cyl-ag-tractor/engine/cn/3507734F-E6BE-E111-9FCE-005056875BD6_01_ENGINE I suggest you take a look at the technical information available on thi swebsite including workshop manual, operators manual etc t...
by Jerry Coles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta not charging
Replies: 16
Views: 1727

Re: Dexta not charging

When I rewired my Dexta and changed it to -ve earth as I was using an electronic indicator unit and an Alternator. IMHO if you change to -ve earth with a regulator then the only thing you have to do is flash the generator the same way, using a "live" feed from your battery to spark the field winding...
by Jerry Coles
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Leaking Fuel Pipes

If you are really desperate try running some solder around the olives once you have them firm on the pipe. The soft solder might give you the seal you want. Are the male threads cracked?
IMHO
Jerry
by Jerry Coles
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta not charging
Replies: 16
Views: 1727

Re: Dexta not charging

You may have put 12v onto the field windings which will give a very high voltage out on the D line. That's what may have blown your fuse. Have you ensured that there is a good earth for the battery? Under a light load you may have a connection, can you crank over the engine? Measure the battery volt...
by Jerry Coles
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Register.
Replies: 67
Views: 96151

Re: Dexta Register.

I would caution everyone NOT to click on the link in the above message. It is totally irrelevant to tractors and may be dangerous. Please Moderators/Admin remove or inoculate!!! :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: