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by Supermanuel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Proofmeter/ Tachometer
Replies: 4
Views: 2574

Re: Proofmeter/ Tachometer

http://www.agrilineproducts.com/partsca ... major.html

Here you can find the kit. No. 50330.
by Supermanuel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8122

Re: lack of power

If the engine has been running at low load for longer periods, check for following troubles. Stuck piston rings. Running several hours at heavy load with new turbo diesel oil will get them loose again. Inlet/exhaust channels may be partly clogged. Even the valves may have heavy coke deposits. The cr...
by Supermanuel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Re-engine FMD SMD
Replies: 11
Views: 10123

Re: Re-engine FMD SMD

The cast iron sump of Fordson engine is a vital part of the tractor. In any other solutions a strong subframe must be built to support the tractor. Otherwise it will brake between bell housing and engine.
by Supermanuel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: starter wont engage sometimes
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: starter wont engage sometimes

Is the starter Lucas or some aftermarket unit?

If Lucas and starter is turning, but engine not, the reason may by slip in Bendix clutch.
by Supermanuel
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: lack of power
Replies: 20
Views: 8122

Re: lack of power

Air filter may be clogged. Check even the upper part of filter. Before you have tried to run the engine with heavy load several hours with new turbo diesel oil, it is not possible to know if only piston rings are stuck.

Check also timing of pump, 21 degr. advance.
by Supermanuel
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Supermajor hydraulic problem
Replies: 25
Views: 56453

Re: Fordson Supermajor hydraulic problem

After I looked at your photos, I saw that you have the New Major hydraulics, not Super.
by Supermanuel
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: I broke it!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

Re: I broke it!!!

Take out the rocker shaft and replace the it with a used part. Even a complete rocker shaft is not not expensive from wrecker. Important that it is from correct engine. Various rocker arm lengths exist.
by Supermanuel
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: hi everyone engine rebuild questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8362

Re: hi everyone engine rebuild questions

There are some alternatives what you can do. Machine the block for super cylinder liners. They are larger. Clean the groove with the black paint removing disk. Then you must only leave one side of the disk to get down in the groove and use an accudriven drill at low rpm from the crankcase side. Leak...
by Supermanuel
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Supermajor hydraulic problem
Replies: 25
Views: 56453

Re: Fordson Supermajor hydraulic problem

To understand the hydraulics first thing is to know if it is Super or np Super. All older ones have a totally different system. Short description of various valves and their function. I.e. This description is only for Super. Relief valve is on Super either short or long version. Long for np. They do...
by Supermanuel
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: newbie - fordson power major
Replies: 13
Views: 11235

Re: newbie - fordson power major

I was 1956 in Lapland, where they had a New Major. The winter 55/56 there was only one which started allways. The Major. Lowest temperature had been -57 Celsius degrees. Unimog to abt. -27 degrees. Excavator with 6 cyl Perkins at -8 degrees. Old US Army Jeeps at slightly below -20 degrees. Super Maj...
by Supermanuel
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: is this normal
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: is this normal

Even the fuel feed pump diaphragm can leak. The oil pressure switch is not a reliable sign of sufficient oil pressure. The light goes out at abt. 0,3 kilo pressure and there should be abt. 2,8 kilo with hot oil, except when idling.
by Supermanuel
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Pascals gearbox rebuild
Replies: 80
Views: 95189

Re: No Gears

I had just the same problem with my gear stick. Before loosing gears the stick started to rotate. The gear lever housing was removed and I removed the washers under the plug on left side of gear lever, then i placed the lever so that that the plug tip came deeper in the grove. (without washers) Afte...
by Supermanuel
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Inertia Starter
Replies: 8
Views: 11993

Re: Inertia Starter

If there was a spring in the starter, it has not been an inertia starter. The only one I know was used to start the Daimler Benz engine in Messerschmitt Bf 109. There was a flywheel which was cranked to very high rpm and then with command "Kontakt" the clutch was engaged to turn the propeller hub. I...
by Supermanuel
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: new performance super head on a super?
Replies: 10
Views: 6122

Re: new performance super head on a super?

All tractors I know had the decompressor lever except trucks engines. (Ford Trader)
by Supermanuel
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: is this normal
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: is this normal

Check also that the banjo junctions for injector overflow pipe are tight. If leaking fuel solder the the banjo pieces to tube again.
by Supermanuel
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Engine Rebuild Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Re: Engine Rebuild Kit

So far I know, first engines with 34,9 mm piston pin started from number 1425097.

Larger cylinder liners from no. 1575886. Number of O-rings is not a reliable sign of type. Spigoted liners always with 1 mm head gasket.
by Supermanuel
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Need pushrods for '59 major
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Re: Need pushrods for '59 major

There are at least 2 different lengths of pushrods. I expect that also various tappet heights exist. (Trader engine)
by Supermanuel
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 149823

Re. Threads in Major. All threads in cast iron are UNC. The rest UNC or UNF except Lucas starter for (np) Super. Have You planned any support to the rear axle? I mean when You have made so good job, it should not be nice to have same problems as in clutch thread. Here you can see the latest version ...
by Supermanuel
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: This can't be the right to do it? Hydraulic flush
Replies: 9
Views: 4640

Kerosene flushing for rear axle is possible, but totally ineffective. The dirt remains on bottom and will mix with the new oil making also it creamy.

I had to use 150 bar pressure to clean the rear axle. White spirit was also needed.
by Supermanuel
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1961 Super Major
Replies: 6
Views: 3960

Front rims may be from older Fordson.
by Supermanuel
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Putting the tractors away for the winter
Replies: 17
Views: 7457

If I recommend draining, it depends on facts what I didn't list. Here we have to start with the question "Why" The whole problem starts from the quantity of condensed water. The quantity depends on the big area of free surfaces in rear axle. The whole upper part above oil level and axle tubes. Thats...
by Supermanuel
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Putting the tractors away for the winter
Replies: 17
Views: 7457

I would drain the rear axle and take the oil in a tight drum. You can drain in the spring all condensed water from the rear axle and fill the rear axle with the oil again.
by Supermanuel
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: low oil pressure after engine rebuild
Replies: 37
Views: 20341

If the crankcase must be linebored, you need also oversize inserts. Maybe Brian knows if they are still available. Oversize is 0,015 (0,381 mm)

Lower pistons, 0,010 can be used to compensate it and 1 mm head gasket.
by Supermanuel
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Siezed engine on a Fordson Major
Replies: 21
Views: 12843

My question is this. How much mechanical expertise do I need to remove pistons & liners & replace required parts. I have modest mechanical skills but I have never before rebuilt an engine. I have a Repair Manual for Fordson Major 1952-58 & I have time to spend on the job as I am retired. Any commen...
by Supermanuel
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A bit of advice on liner seals needed
Replies: 12
Views: 6686

The original O-rings are of nitrile rubber which tends to harden at 80 C temperatures. I tried to measure them and it gave a material thickness of 4,65 mm. The ones I used are red slikone O-rings. Size 5 x 110 mm. They came from Holland. This material stands for temperatures over 200 degree Celsius ...