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by Timeee
Sun May 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Front wheel bearing & spindle
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Front wheel bearing & spindle

Dear Nick The thrust bearing will drop out with the spindle, when you knock it down through the axle housing. The bushes can be knocked out using a suitable drift, although you need to get enough space under the axle to knock the upper bush up. It is a good idea to remove the axle extensions at this...
by Timeee
Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Rear axle torque settings
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Rear axle torque settings

Dear Trevorthetractor

According to my Fordson Dexta Workshop Manual, Section 7, Rear Axle, Reassemble the Differential, it says: "Tighten the eight casing bolts to a torque of 70 lbs ft and lock with wire".

Hope that is what you are after.

TimE
by Timeee
Fri May 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Super Major
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Fordson Super Major

Dear young150 You infer that you disconnect the battery when you leave the tractor, so does this indicate that the charging system doesn't charge whilst running the tractor? You didn't say how big the sparks were on connecting the earth lead. Big, fat crackly ones indicate a heavy current drain/shor...
by Timeee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lucas starter motor/brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Lucas starter motor/brushes

Dear Tim Not sure what your problem is here. You can lift the brush springs off the top of the brushes and rest them against the end of the brush holder frame, so that pressure is relieved on the brushes. With the brushes eased up their holders (not out of them) you can slide the commutator in. Then...
by Timeee
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Where is the frame and tractor serial numbers.
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: Where is the frame and tractor serial numbers.

Dear Dan84 According to the V5Cs (Log Book in old parlance) for my tractors, (both of which I had to obtain registration documents from DVLA), a number of the form's "boxes" have been left blank by DVLA. It would appear that in the event that you somehow manage to register it with DVLA, it will NOT ...
by Timeee
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Wheel weight bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Wheel weight bolts

Dear Will According to the parts list there are 3 slab weights to a set. There appears to be 2 different types of bolts used for the 2 functions; 1. Front cross member to weight bolt 3/4"x 10 (UNC) x 3 and 3/4 inch long hex head bolt, 2 off. 2. Front weight bolt. 3/4" x 10 (UNC) x 4 and 1/4 inch lon...
by Timeee
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: New member

Dear Nickw You might also look out for the casting codes on parts such as the front casing, gearbox casing (LHS usually above the round cover where the clutch linkage pivots) rear transmission, engine block. You are looking for a code with "letter number letter" indicating when the part was made/cas...
by Timeee
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Super Major Barely Turns Over / Won't Start
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Diesel Super Major Barely Turns Over / Won't Start

Dear Hobo If one cylinder is hydraulic-ing because of coolant in cylinder, you need to find out which one(s), or if you don't use the decompression lever, you could bend a connecting rod. Fill the radiator up with coolant (is it low?) leave for a period that it usually takes to refuse to turn over (...
by Timeee
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Wheel weight bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Wheel weight bolts

Dear Will Any decent fastener supplier should be able to help you, if you can give them the specifications which are below (taken from the parts list). The rear Aux weight to weight bolts are 1/2" x 13 x 3 and 3/4in square head bolt. That is a UNC thread. Part no 23108 S The S indicates a plain fini...
by Timeee
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: FSM: Front Spindle Bearing Fit
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: FSM: Front Spindle Bearing Fit

Dear Wachobc The bearings should just slide onto the spindle, unless your spindles have been chewed up by a previously failed/seized bearing. Normally they clean up easily. . Fit the wheel with the inner bearing and felt seal already assembled into the hub, a slide fit. Then fit the outer bearing ra...
by Timeee
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 877

Re: Steering box

To Dave and others I suppose the term "grease" for this steering swivel grease is not indicative of what it is. It appears far away from the stuff normally found in your farm grease gun. It is EP00, which is quite slushy. If you are worried that it may not get to "all the parts that it needs to refr...
by Timeee
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 877

Re: Steering box

Not quite sure what you are asking here Henk. There is a level plug on top of the housing to aid filling of the major part of the steering box where the rocker and spiral part of the wormshaft operate, but I also topped the box right up using the filler plug on the left hand side of the steering box...
by Timeee
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 18
Views: 877

Re: Steering box

Henk is right about the difficulty in keeping the oil inside the housing. I have had great success using Swivel Hub "grease" as used in Land Rover Defender front swivel hubs. The items inside the 2 "boxes", (Fordson steering box and LandRover steering swivel hubs) are similar in that they both have ...
by Timeee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Looking For Bracket to connect Front Cowl To Rad
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Looking For Bracket to connect Front Cowl To Rad

OK Big Jim Looks like that part is not a stock part, or else is a North American special for the Super Major 5000. My suggestion was going to be Used Tractor Parts RR#2, Grandview Manitoba ROL 0Y0 Tel 204-546-3103. I have a friend who goes out to Canada most years and has used Bob's Tractor Parts to...
by Timeee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Looking For Bracket to connect Front Cowl To Rad
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Looking For Bracket to connect Front Cowl To Rad

Not sure what you are after here Big Jim. There is a radiator bracing rod which is a "D" shaped rod that goes from the thermostat housing to both sides of the radiator through the fan shroud and onto the side of the radiator using a couple of the No 10-32 x 3/8 in bolts that hold the fan shroud onto...
by Timeee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Correct coolant level

Old Hywel Thanks for the reply. Probably means you have the original radiator still. The filler hose is not listed in the Parts List until Jan 1955, so that would indicate that the metal filler necked radiators were fitted up 'til then. Better stop this now, or we will have to open up a new topic. T...
by Timeee
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Correct coolant level
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Correct coolant level

Dear Will I remove the radiator cap and check with my finger to see that the coolant level is at least one inch deep in the filler hose neck. Over the years I have found that different Majors end up with a different level of coolant. Filling right up to the top of the filler neck before starting fro...
by Timeee
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil out of timing cover breather
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Oil out of timing cover breather

Dear Will My 1961 Super Major rocker cover does not have this plate, there is just a hole where the little external extension pipe has been brazed/welded on to the top of the rocker cover. A short length of hose, a cranked pipe through the "bulkhead" and then another short length of hose onto the ai...
by Timeee
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Check valve ball size ?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Check valve ball size ?

Dear Livewire84

Thank you, I am just glad the parts list gave the right answer.

Timee
by Timeee
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Check valve ball size ?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Check valve ball size ?

Dear Livewire84

According to the Parts List, "Ball (HPL Check Valve)" is part no 119810-ES and the standard parts listing says this is a " 7/16 in steel ball".

Timeee
by Timeee
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Np super question
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Np super question

Dear Will

My July 1963 NP Super Major has Enfo on its original rear wings. I think Fomoco appeared on major castings (engine block etc) around that time, but perhaps Ford had a large stock of Enfo embossed mudguards, which saw them fitted to tractors into 1964.

Timeee
by Timeee
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting
Replies: 47
Views: 15672

Re: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting

Dear Dukeyfox I have been studying the pictures and you might look at the positioning of the anchor pin on Adriannpmajor's picture showing it at 12 and 6 o'clock and yours, which is at 1 and 7 o'clock. This leads to your operating lever being visible , rather than being behind the lower shoe in Adri...
by Timeee
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting
Replies: 47
Views: 15672

Re: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting

Dear dukeyfox Oehrick's observation is correct. The position of the lining material on the shoe is critical. Years working on classic cars with drum brakes led me to never trust what someone else may have incorrectly assembled in the past and it could be quite horrific what one found when the brake ...
by Timeee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting
Replies: 47
Views: 15672

Re: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting

Dear Dukeyfox I have a Super Major so I am unable to do a comparison of how you have assembled your brakes. However, this might be a long shot, but to me it looks as though you may have somehow mixed up the brake shoe sets you have acquired. The brake lining on the leading shoe (the top one in your ...
by Timeee
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crankshaft timing gear
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: crankshaft timing gear

Dear pars75 I am a bit unsure of what you have, as a 1964 model tractor should be a New Performance Super Major, rather than a Fordson Diesel Major which is much earlier (1954 onwards to (I think) 1957). If your engine is after 1953, then you should have one long crankshaft key, which secures both t...