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by Grani
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: The model name Dexta?
Replies: 2
Views: 2928

The model name Dexta?

Do the word Dexta have any other meaning than just a tractor model name. Like Major's a synonym for bigger, but Dexta??
by Grani
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: vegetable oil
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Re: vegetable oil

I have used vege a fev years in a Diesel generator. Pros are that I get it for free and cons are carbon deposits in the engine.
by Grani
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: You know you may be stuck when.....
Replies: 8
Views: 4682

Re: You know you may be stuck when.....

The other end of the machine is made for digging, NOT the rear end. :mrgreen:
by Grani
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: roadless/selene axle diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 9898

Re: roadless/selene axle diagram

the diff house is already sitting in the right side , but is made for reverse driving (like on loaders) The gears do not fit the other way in the housing. If the axle is from a backloader you have to put it upside down to get it right for a normal Major. Ok but then the drive shaft will turn forwar...
by Grani
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: roadless/selene axle diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 9898

Re: roadless/selene axle diagram

d.andersen wrote:the diff house is already sitting in the right side , but is
made for reverse driving (like on loaders)
The gears do not fit the other way in the housing. If the axle is from a backloader you have to put it upside down to get it right for a normal Major.
by Grani
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: roadless/selene axle diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 9898

Re: roadless/selene axle diagram

The only way to do it is to simply put the whole axle upside down. That is what they have done on Fordson Majors. http://www.google.fi/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.o5m6.de%2FGMC%252520CCKW-352%252520Open%252520Front_small.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.o5m6.de%2Fgmc_cckw352.html&h=769&w=639&tbnid=...
by Grani
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 39680

Re: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers

Dandy Dave wrote:Grani, Tell them it is old, obsolete, and hard to get parts for. Tell them it is time to up grade and you will be glad to haul the old unit away. :wink: Dandy Dave!
Yes I have had dreams about that, but they aren´t that stupid. :scratchhead:
by Grani
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 39680

Re: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers

At my workplace, we have a sprinkler fire pump powered by a Ford 2725 that has an automatic start in a situation of both fire and blackout. It has less than 100h on the hourmeter. :cry:
by Grani
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 39680

Re: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers

Yes, a more organized information would be better to read. I am interested in all kind of information about the 590E engine and it´s history in Dagenham at that time.
by Grani
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 39680

Re: Fordson Industrial Engine serial Numbers

I have waited for this information for a very long time. :buddies:
by Grani
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Pushrods
Replies: 11
Views: 6071

Re: Pushrods

There is an ongoing discussion in the finnish fordson forum about why pushrods has been bent every now and then on Majors. Some blame the decomp to be the reason and other stuck valves. What are your opinion on the subject?
by Grani
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Generator/590E
Replies: 7
Views: 4378

Re: Generator/590E

It would be kind of cool to have a 590E (turbo charged, even!) powered generator, but I'm with you, I could find better things to put that engine in. Yes it,s cool, here is mine.http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w315/grani-album/Nyttpannrum004-1.jpg If you have more engines they would last for sev...
by Grani
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Dagenham
Replies: 7
Views: 4213

Re: Dagenham

Brian wrote:Last tractor produced was a New Performance Super Major in September 1963 according to Ford Motor Company data. Dexta and Super Dexta production ceased some months earlier.
How about all 1964 produced Majors? Where was they produced then?
by Grani
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway
Replies: 17
Views: 15762

Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

It is not a Roadless. It is a Selene 4WD conversion.
by Grani
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: automatic major
Replies: 12
Views: 6568

Re: automatic major

A friend of mine has a Major Roadless with a Brockhouse. The gearbox looks similar but not exact like this one.
by Grani
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: I found a hole!
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: I found a hole!

Thanks for that Grani, it looks a similar hole arrangement, but this one seems to open onto the toothed circumference of the ring gear. Can't see any marks. It´s there alright, you just have to turn the flywheel around to see the timingmarks. In some cases there is only one mark and it can be hard ...
by Grani
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: I found a hole!
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: I found a hole!

Yes there should be a cover on the hole with a screw holding it in the small hole. The hole is for showing the timingmarks on the flywheel. The first picture shows the cover when it´s closed and the next when it´s open . However the position of the cover on the picture is not the original. I had to ...
by Grani
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Unload valve seal
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

Re: Unload valve seal

The unloadingvalve works better without the O-ring. I've removed it from my own Super Major years ago and it has worked perfectly ever since.
by Grani
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 4548

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas , and a Happy New Year from Finland to all of You Fordson friends. :lol:
by Grani
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: New Project
Replies: 5
Views: 5256

Re: New Project

Matt 1944 N wrote:Here are a few photos of my new tractor
Yes, it looks like new. :beer:
by Grani
Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Very useful Lucas Electrical Information
Replies: 22
Views: 43480

Re: Very useful Lucas Electrical Information

Brian wrote:I wouldn't know Gavin, every switch that has failed in my two Discoverys has been of German origin! :D
All are stamped "Made in Germany".
When in Rome do as the Romans do. :mrgreen:
by Grani
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: fordson major 6 cylinder with winch
Replies: 7
Views: 17761

Re: fordson major 6 cylinder with winch

Nice. :lol: Does it have a Ford 2702 engine?
by Grani
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Old digger
Replies: 31
Views: 38347

Re: Old digger

Looks great, Grani! You're quite handy with your crane! :clap: It doesn't takes much horsepower from your tractor, so to hear? I have read somewhere that it takes only 15hp, so I have 93 left. :wink: Looks like you have been practicing. :clap: One little tip, when you dump the load, try to lift the...
by Grani
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Old digger
Replies: 31
Views: 38347

Re: Old digger

I did some digging the last weekend. :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiVl2VvIEHE