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by essex pete
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Super Major loader
Replies: 12
Views: 5869

Re: Super Major loader

Did you ever find out the make of loader?
It shares some similarities with the Chaaide 800tc but the arms and ram look different. To me it does not look like a Bray or a Weatherill either.
by essex pete
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Super major engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Super major engine

That is a very informative post. The Manufacturers were certainly crafty when things were due for an update!
by essex pete
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Good luck Brian and Oscar
Replies: 27
Views: 20919

Re: Good luck Brian and Oscar

Well that is good news, there is such a lot of info here.
by essex pete
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Good luck Brian and Oscar
Replies: 27
Views: 20919

Re: Good luck Brian and Oscar

It is a shame but I think the whole forum concept is changing with so much done on twitter and faceache. I don't do either.
Would there be scope for members joining in with one of the farming forums with a classic machinery section?

Regards and thanks to all.

Peter
by essex pete
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 7276

Re: A few questions

Thanks again Guys Much excitement today as my Friend received the original buff log book in the post. Incidentally I made a mistake in my original post, the casting codes were late Aug 55 and early Sept 55 the number on the logbook gives Sept 1955. The first date of reg was 6th Oct 1955 with Lanark ...
by essex pete
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 7276

Re: A few questions

Thank you both very much for your informative posts. We were a right pair of anoraks looking for the casting codes. We have a number on the firewall/bulkhead albeit a little difficult to read. I did not realise about the earlier machine/engine no location. We will have to investigate. After seeing s...
by essex pete
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 7276

A few questions

Hi all I have not posted on here for ages but have a friend with a recent purchase. We have checked over the machine and we think it is a very original April 1956 with casting codes from late sept '55 and Oct '55. Obviously a slight delay from raw metal to finish. Were the numbers allocated on the e...
by essex pete
Wed May 21, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil Pressure gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Re: Oil Pressure gauge

Thanks Oli
by essex pete
Tue May 20, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil Pressure gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Oil Pressure gauge

Another question: Has anyone come across a blocked tube to the gauge? I thought the gauge u/s but tried another and then found that with the engine running there is not any oil pumping out at the gauge end. There does not appear to be an obvious kink or crimp.

Thanks Peter
by essex pete
Tue May 20, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Power steering

I have a major leak on a Major p/s unit. It appears to be from the main pulley shaft. Can someone point me in the right direction? Is it a matter of removing the pulley and then the seal or is the job more complicated?

Thanks Peter
by essex pete
Sat May 10, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Major skid
Replies: 0
Views: 1725

Major skid

Hi All Have not posted on here recently but I have bought an old Chaseside 700 this week. The original engine number was 1535289, so thinking that is late 1959 and the Chaseside might be early 1960. The current engine has an S as a prefix so would that be a factory replacement? I have not investigat...
by essex pete
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Dagenham
Replies: 7
Views: 4525

Re: Dagenham

Grani at a guess they would have been old stock.
by essex pete
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 21002

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

Good on you Brian it looks like you have had a great time down under.
by essex pete
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Farm Sale in Norfolk
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Farm Sale in Norfolk

This moit boi of intrest to someone on here! If ewe hev enuff toime!

nicked from BFF: http://auctions.jupix.co.uk/uploads/881.pdf Looks worth a look if in striking distance but VAT + buyer's premium might make it expensive for private buyers.
by essex pete
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Another ebay conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 1769

Another ebay conversion

by essex pete
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Muir Hill Major
Replies: 2
Views: 2919

Muir Hill Major

Thought some of you might like to see this!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MUIR-HILL-CAR ... 19d4558b48

Cannot be that many about now but not much good for a road run. :lol:
by essex pete
Tue May 29, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: vicon spinner
Replies: 1
Views: 1622

Re: vicon spinner

You could do with a model type plus handbook or copy for the spinner settings or it will be guess work. If it is an older machine it will probably spread 10-12m at 540rpm at the PTO. If you only have a small area only open the speader a small amount and work over a known area. You can always go over...
by essex pete
Wed May 02, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: automatic major
Replies: 12
Views: 7023

Re: automatic major

It really does show the significance of the Major that a complete and specific unit was designed for the Major.(At least in terms of the layout and external castings).
I wonder whether or not if the Ford company might have had a large input into the design?
by essex pete
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: automatic major
Replies: 12
Views: 7023

Re: automatic major

Looks like a Brockhouse by the side plate where the strainer is located. Not very handy if it goes wrong, parts were unobtainable 30years ago.
by essex pete
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: How old is my tractor
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: How old is my tractor

It is staggering to think that the first of the New Majors are now 60s years old or thereabouts.
by essex pete
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Gearbox Temperature

The gearbox on our old loader, probably weighing aroun 5t used to get very hot when worked hard, particulary if pushed hard on a soft field picking up bales.
by essex pete
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Now this is rare
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

Re: Now this is rare

It would seem that it is an early backhoe/excavator. The boom/dipper being rope operated. The operator sits to one side and the machin jacks up on the big plate underneathe for slewing, that appear to be hydraulic action. The consensus on CMN was that it might not be the original skid.
by essex pete
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Now this is rare
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

Re: Now this is rare

I will let others have guess first about what it is although the make is unknown as yet.
by essex pete
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Now this is rare
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

Now this is rare

Posted from CMN, perhaps the skid is not original to machine?

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by essex pete
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Give us a lift mate!
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Give us a lift mate!

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