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by Aussie Frank
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Radiator Cores
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Re: Radiator Cores

Hi Kav,

It is my understanding the cores are different. I don't know exactly what the differences are but I believe the P6 core is a little thinner to give more fan clearance. All Know for sure is Old Twenty list two different parts for the cores.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Wanted - Fordson Roadless Rims
Replies: 2
Views: 5053

Re: Wanted - Fordson Roadless Rims

Hi, In the past I have purchased Roadless parts from John Bownes in the UK http://www.johnbownes.co.uk/ Richard in their parts department was very helpful and I do know they were making new front rims a few years back. If you need the cast centers as well then you may have some trouble finding them....
by Aussie Frank
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Setting up E27N clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 3299

Re: Setting up E27N clutch

Hi Mike, I have never adjusted the pressure plate of any E27N clutch I have worked on. I have only ever just fitted new clutch plates and left everything else alone. But since you asked i did consult my Fordson Major instruction manual and on page 140 in the section To Remove Clutch in italics is th...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson F Pistons Availbility
Replies: 4
Views: 5456

Re: Fordson F Pistons Availbility

Some time ago I acquired 8 dome top pistons I believe are semi finished Fordson Model F pistons. They can be machined to any over size that you require up to about 120 thou over. They are currently stored in the really hard to get to I will never use these storage area, but if your pistons are dome ...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Muir Hill 14 B Dumper with rock body weight
Replies: 3
Views: 4193

Re: Muir Hill 14 B Dumper with rock body weight

Just a thought Willsy,

Is there any chance of taking the dumper tray off and shipping it in two parts? With luck it should only be four pins you have to knock out. Most likely easier said than done on an old piece of machinery, but worth a thought.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Muir Hill 14 B Dumper with rock body weight
Replies: 3
Views: 4193

Re: Muir Hill 14 B Dumper with rock body weight

Hi Willsy, I can't help much with the weight either and I am presuming this is a Fordson E27N based loader, but I have it on good authority that a standard E27N fitted with a P6 will go close to 3.5 ton. A big loader may add a couple of ton on that worst case, depending on how big the bucket is and ...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fordson Dexta (vineyard) on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 6838

Re: Fordson Dexta (vineyard) on ebay

Hi SR, I went to the eBay UK site and found it for you. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fordson-Dexta-vineyard-/161982527463?hash=item25b6e937e7:g:G6kAAOSwUuFWvRkQ EBay has a nasty habit of blocking foreign bidders and searches won't always show what is on auction. If the direct link doesn't work erase al...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Threads on nuts & bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 7986

Re: Threads on nuts & bolts

Hi to the others reading this thread, I have passed on the complete list of bolts to Ronnie, but to clarify things for others with the same question, as others have said, most of the larger bolts are UNC or UNF. I probably should have been clearer with my answer to Ronnie. For some of the smaller bo...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: To The Old Fogies in our Ranks.
Replies: 13
Views: 12425

Re: To The Old Fogies in our Ranks.

Hi Brian, It must be a government plot, to strip you of all your hard won driving qualifications and leave you only licenced to drive a motorised wheelchair :evil: Either that or they need to raise extra revenue by fining people for driving vehicles that they now are unwittingly no longer qualified ...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Threads on nuts & bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 7986

Re: Threads on nuts & bolts

Hi Ronnie, and welcome to the board. If you can find a copy of the E27N spare parts list all the standard bolts are listed in the back. In answer to your question, the bolts are not all Whitworth. Just about every thread type apart from metric is listed as being used on the E27N. I don't know if the...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: To The Old Fogies in our Ranks.
Replies: 13
Views: 12425

Re: To The Old Fogies in our Ranks.

Hi Brian, I would say you should move to Australia and retire here, at least you would not have the licence problem you are having now. The only problem is that you would still not be able to put the tractor on a trailer and tow it with the Range Rover because you would be over weight for a car lice...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Engine for Dexta
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Engine for Dexta

Hi Broadspeed, The Perkins P6 was used in lots of English vehicles. Hopefully some of the UK members can give you more information. The only other place I would look is in the marine forums. They were also a very popular boat motor. Both of my P6 engines came out of E27N P6 conversion tractors. Some...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: A Good Chuckle but not for the Easily Offended.
Replies: 8
Views: 8474

Re: A Good Chuckle but not for the Easily Offended.

All I can say is I divorced a woman who I discovered had a can of that Nulon stuff shown by Ian Jeffery a little further down in the post. Must have been post traumatic stress syndrome from having to rebuild the Fergie after my father killed it with the same stuff when I was a young man :wink: Regar...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gear lever snap ring
Replies: 4
Views: 5183

Re: Gear lever snap ring

Thanks for the tips. The job is now done. I couldn't find a spring the right size Bob, but I did find that the spring hose clamp off a 1990s Ford Falcon brake booster hose was about right. I stretched it a bit and cut the wing bits off with the angle grinder and it was about the right size. A bit of...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Engine for Dexta
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Engine for Dexta

Hi Broadspeed,

That is either a P6.288 or P6.305. The injection pump is mounted further back on the block than my P6.288 and it is fitted with an exhaust manifold out of a truck or car, but the rest of the block looks the same. My guess if I had to choose is an early P6.305.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Engine for Dexta
Replies: 15
Views: 10083

Re: Engine for Dexta

Hi Broadspeed, I don't know how much Ford changed the Dexta block design from the original P3.144 Perkins engine it was based on, but it may be possible that one of the early Perkins P6.288 or P6.305 engines could just about bolt in. Maybe not the easiest engine to find, but you would end up with th...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gear lever snap ring
Replies: 4
Views: 5183

Gear lever snap ring

Hi all, My gear box assembly was going very well up until now. I have the gear set in the housing with all new bearings and all clearances checked, so it was time to put the gear lever back on. The retaining spring always was on with a twist on the end and it never took much to get it to fly off. Lo...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N P6 Dash switch rubber buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 8562

Re: E27N P6 Dash switch rubber buttons

Hi Willsy, I finally figured out how I could check my eBay purchases from when I bought my switches and I found the purchases. I bought the starter switch from "lister55a" and the heater switch rubber was from "queensberryc.c.s". Neither of these sellers have any switches listed at the moment and I ...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson county crawler track adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 5894

Re: Fordson county crawler track adjustment

Hi Brian, Thankfully no fires near me yet this season. Still a few months to go before the worst is over though. I feel very sorry for the people who lost their homes on the Great Ocean Road, but thankfully no lost lives. The time before there were many who did not live. Some lessons seem to have be...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson county crawler track adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 5894

Re: Fordson county crawler track adjustment

Hi Crawlerlad, I have been lucky with my crawler and both adjusters are free. As far as I can see everybody is right with their suggestions. The only other thing I can add is, so long as the track is not falling off lube it, work it, and whack it with a big hammer until it is free. There is no magic...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N bellhousing bolt hole position drawing for a conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 2834

Re: E27N bellhousing bolt hole position drawing for a conver

Hi Mike, I have done many drawings for E27N back end gaskets, but not for the engine flange. It is too wide for my laser cutter to cut out, so I have no way of checking the dimensions of the drawing. If you can, start with careful measurements of the bolt hole positions assuming a circular pattern a...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N P6 Dash switch rubber buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 8562

Re: E27N P6 Dash switch rubber buttons

Hi all, I bought my last switch from that international auction site about 4 years ago and I do remember you could get starter switches complete, but no heater switches. There was someone selling replacement heater switch rubbers, but they were stamped heaters rather than heater like the original. I...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N P6 Dash switch rubber buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 8562

Re: E27N P6 Dash switch rubber buttons

Hi Guys, It has been a long while since I have done any work on my tractors for various reasons, but I have just put the gearbox housing onto my current P6 project and I thought I would log in and found your post. I only ever found any switches with covers on the UK eBay site and they were pricey wh...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N gearbox/diff seal change
Replies: 4
Views: 4410

Re: E27N gearbox/diff seal change

I have to agree with RW on this one. Pull the PTO shaft and drop the PTO drive box and change the PTO to Diff seal first. Even if the top seal is leaking it will not drop to dangerous levels in the gearbox and probably can be ignored. I have an E27N tractor that is split for a complete gearbox rebui...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Major 4 WD
Replies: 20
Views: 22756

Re: Major 4 WD

This one looks to be all there but you need to check out the front axle carefully, not all the bits are interchangeable with GMC truck bits, in particular the short half shaft. Even the short shaft is a standard part. It is just an outer shaft that is used on the inside. I have been rebuilding an a...