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by Nick
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Handbrake adjustment

Hi Mervyn,

Yes the handbrake lever is on the left as you sit in the seat, I had adjusted that short linkage as much as it will go, so I made a short spacer to enable more thread to be available and it works a treat now!
by Nick
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: handbrake advice
Replies: 8
Views: 5991

Re: handbrake advice

No my handbrake is mounted the other side and at first looks identical to the more common type, however the mechanism inside and the pawl itself are completely different. I have actually had to make parts to fit and adapt the repair kit that agriline sells to make it work. I have pictures of how it ...
by Nick
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Handbrake adjustment

Hi everyone, as I posted a couple weeks ago, I have a very unusual original handbrake mechanism on my dexta. Anyway I have now made the bits that were missing and got it working on the ratchet as it should do. However it locks the nearside wheel up no problem but the other wheel is still allowed to ...
by Nick
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta engine recon
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Dexta engine recon

The company that overhauled my dexta's engine used 'bepco' parts - they seemed good quality
by Nick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Posting pictures

Hi all. Having not posted many photos of my dexta restoration lately I just logged into photobucket and am I correct in saying I wont be able to upload any photos without paying photobucket for the privilege?
by Nick
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: handbrake advice
Replies: 8
Views: 5991

Re: handbrake advice

I have just found this post. It sounds like I have the same handbrake mechanism as 'botchit'. I will try and get a couple of pictures up of what I have. Trouble is I have never seen another one like it and I am missing the pawl piece completely. I have the bit which bolts to the wing though. Has any...
by Nick
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 79
Views: 11148

Re: Engine rebuild.

Hi Mervyn,

Are you sure the liner is worn that much? Could it be carbon build up instead? If you have some emery paper, give it a clean up, you never know you may be lucky!
by Nick
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Lower Link Mounting Pin
Replies: 12
Views: 6479

Re: Lower Link Mounting Pin

I had a loose lower link pin on my dexta, which meant that oil from the backend was weeping out. Whilst I had the PTO shaft out to replace the leaking PTO seal, I looked in the backend and could see the nut from the link arm pin, so I was able to tighten it up without taking the axle trumpet off. Ca...
by Nick
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson major with Gasoline/Petrol engine
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: Fordson major with Gasoline/Petrol engine

There is an early straight petrol major on ebay at the moment - looks like a nice original one. I have to admit I am tempted but its priced quite high - £5250.00.
by Nick
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Removing the front crank pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Removing the front crank pulley

My 54 major's front crank pulley had come apart - the rivets had mostly let go, so I replaced them with hi-tensile nuts and bolts. You have to undo the crank nut by giving it a sharp tap or two with a drift. I managed to get the pulley off and back on again with removing the tombstone but it was ver...
by Nick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Position control linkage adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: Position control linkage adjustment

Just thought I would post to say I finally got the hydraulic top back on yesterday...............and it now all works perfectly. The arms haven't dropped at all in 24 hours either which is ideal! Onto the front axle refurbishment now lol
by Nick
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox clatter at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Gearbox clatter at idle

Thank you for the replies! There is no belt pulley fitted I am afraid, so there must be something a-miss inside somewhere. The noise is definetly coming from the front of the bellhousing/gearbox, I did also wonder whether there is something up with the clutch or flywheel, but having said that the oi...
by Nick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Gearbox clatter at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Gearbox clatter at idle

Does anyone elses tractor's gearbox clatter when idling? If I throttle the engine up and down slightly from idle there is a fairly loud clunking noise which sounds like its coming from the front of the gearbox, almost at the rear of the bellhousing. It has always done this, but I am worried there is...
by Nick
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: FMD injector problems
Replies: 29
Views: 10042

Re: FMD injector problems

Have you tried slackening the pinchbolt next to the fuel pump and moving the coupling backwards and forwards to see if the smoke etc improves a bit?

Those timing marks on your flywheel look as though the flywheel is really rusty, are there any numbers visible on it?
by Nick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Position control linkage adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: Position control linkage adjustment

Hi Mervyn,

Thanks for the reply, for a second I thought I was writing in invisible ink :lol:

I will have a look online and order it up, thanks for the offer of the Dvd, but ideally I need to have it back together in the next few days.
by Nick
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Position control linkage adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: Position control linkage adjustment

Ok, so I have now found the adjustment page in the manual (missed reading that the first time) I have set all the linkages up as per manual, but I had to guess the position of the lift arms as I haven't got the tool to fix them in place.

Anyone else done this?
by Nick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Position control linkage adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Position control linkage adjustment

Having now re-assembled the hydraulic top and linkages etc, I have a question. I followed the manual (the free download one) and I am not sure how much the spring needs to be compressed on the position control arm? The reason I am asking is, when the lift arms are in the lowest position, the linkage...
by Nick
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query

Yep that's the bits! I can make a new pin on the lathe for the locking plate, I was just curious what it does, I assume it stops the plunger assembly moving about?
by Nick
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query

Hi, I have almost finished re-building the hydraulic lift on my dexta. All the linkages are assembled (following the manual) and I got to putting the top link spring, yoke etc in place. The locking plate (three bolts) that bolts to the lift is supposed to have a pin that locks the linkage inside in ...
by Nick
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Not tractor related but I know some will enjoy
Replies: 3
Views: 3395

Re: Not tractor related but I know some will enjoy

Wow indeed, that is some amazing craftsmanship and engineering there
by Nick
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO selector oil seal
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

PTO selector oil seal

Does anybody know what size 'o' ring needs to be installed on the PTO selector?
by Nick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Transmission leak
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Transmission leak

Hi, sounds like either the input shaft seal has failed on the gearbox, or the rear crankshaft oil seal on the engine - both involve splitting the tractor between engine and gearbox. Regarding the thin and high engine oil, transmission oil cannot get into the engine, it is more likely an injection pr...
by Nick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: Dexta Hydraulics

What about the shank of a 10.9 bolt?
by Nick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: Dexta Hydraulics

With the drill bit shank, do you literally grind off the old and weld it on? I was just thinking it would be too hard a metal to weld?
by Nick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: Dexta Hydraulics

Thanks for the info there guys, I will have a look at tractormec later on. From what I can see, where the pin on worn through, if you lift the linkage up to where it should be when the new stud is welded in place, the valve is pushed in further in the lift cylinder, as it is at the moment it hardly ...