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by kiwiland dexta
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Does anybody in New Zealand want a petrol Dexta?
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Does anybody in New Zealand want a petrol Dexta?

Mate, I'd love to but I'm in enough trouble already buying an alternator for my diesel dexta! Might revisit the idea if you've still got it in a few months... I sure hope there weren't any in the containers on that ship out of Tauranga.
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: wiring an alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 4301

wiring an alternator

Hi, I have been reading the topics about alternator conversions, I have acquired one from a mini, a Lucas 16ACR. The terminals are as below, I can use a spade connector from one of the large terminals to either the Battery +ve or the solenoid, does the other large terminal (the two are effectively o...
by kiwiland dexta
Sun May 15, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Wheres the most random place you saw a dexta?
Replies: 7
Views: 3330

Re: Wheres the most random place you saw a dexta?

On a great big billboard advertising a rural bank on the main street of Levin in the North Island, even the kids recognised it, it was probably larger than a real one! 8)

I guess advertisers see old tractors as the farmer's equivalent of your old fluffy toy!

Derek
by kiwiland dexta
Sun May 01, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Engine/Fuel help!
Replies: 19
Views: 12662

Re: Dexta Engine/Fuel help!

Dexta Guy wrote:As soon as my student grant came in I bought a new govener diaphram
Sorry, Guy, not an answer to your question but I couldn't help but congratulate you on your use of money...who needs textbooks anyway! You'll learn a sight more from workin on the old girl!
Good on yer mate! :clap:
Derek.
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Instructions on vinyl record
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

Instructions on vinyl record

Saw these listed, might be of interest, never even new of such a thing, I suppose it made good sense. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Antiques-collectables/Automotive-transport/Other/auction-368171964.htm http://www.trademe.co.nz/Antiques-collectables/Automotive-transport/Other/auction-368170060.htm Regard...
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: not one I know...
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

not one I know...

Anyone know the breeding of this and whether the system worked?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farmi ... 823172.htm

Cheers, Derek
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Calling New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 6303

Re: Calling New Zealand

Well, what a crazy time, here in Blenheim we are 4 hours North of Chch, didn't even feel the quake, but we sure have seen some of its aftermath. Working in an appliance store we have had a stream of people from Chch through buying cellphone chargers, top-ups, torches, radios etc as all they got out ...
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Barber Greene ditcher...
Replies: 3
Views: 3027

Re: Barber Greene ditcher...

prolific little company, aint they!
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Barber Greene ditcher...
Replies: 3
Views: 3027

Barber Greene ditcher...

Never heard of them before... anyone who has?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farmi ... 904158.htm
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 200 tractors
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

Re: 200 tractors

either of you guys been to the Brayshaw park museum over here? Not a Dexta in sight but an incredible collection and plenty other Fordsons. Pjjms, did you get your petrol supplement in the end? Derek.
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Petrol, Governor
Replies: 15
Views: 9739

Re: Dexta Petrol, Governor

Well it scanned ok, I can send as pdf (43 mb) or MS Publisher (31 mb) document if you let me know your email, my internet speed isn't great so we can but try! Might have to split it into two as I can only attach 25mb through my email! Alternately if I send it one of the moderators can they post it f...
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Petrol, Governor
Replies: 15
Views: 9739

Re: Dexta Petrol, Governor

Les, I'll scan it and see where we go from there. I bought the manual from a one-off online auction not a dealer so don't know its origin, there are no publication details except Ford's so it may even be a Ford re-pro.
Cheers, Derek
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Petrol, Governor
Replies: 15
Views: 9739

Re: Dexta Petrol, Governor

Les, I bought a modern reproduction of the Dexta tractor repair manual which includes a 41 page "special section" on the petrol engine. Dis/reassembly, specs, components, electrics. Dated Sept 1960. I could probably scan it and share it but it would take me a while... what's the best way to share su...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol
Replies: 28
Views: 14553

Re: Another petrol

Piece of cake for a man with "Blue" blood and a good (on-line) support crew! Good on ya.
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol
Replies: 28
Views: 14553

Re: Another petrol

That's a hell of a buy, TSG, well done. Quite a drop from his previous reserve! Look forward to your progress and pictures... :buddies:
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol
Replies: 28
Views: 14553

Re: Another petrol

hey TSG I see it's back up at $399...tempted?
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: side pannels for sterring box
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: side pannels for sterring box

did you get 2nd hand ones or after market ones? Just about every Dexta I've seen seems to be missing these, was it because they fell off or were removed at services and left off?
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol
Replies: 28
Views: 14553

Another petrol

sorry to tease you, chaps, this one isn't far from you though, TSG!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farmi ... 449479.htm

Derek.
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: MF finger mower
Replies: 15
Views: 23917

Jerry, would there be any chance of a photo of the plate the very outer knife section slides over, the rivets came loose and it was gone in the long grass, if I know approx. dimensions I can get one made! Cheers, derek.
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 8084

Our fuels have had a mixed reputation for sure, I think with a lot of things we are pretty low on the importance scale in the world market. Also many farmers store their own fuels on-farm for months here in tanks with the possibility of added condensation and dust. Someone even added a glass bowl fi...
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 8084

Hey, TSG, sorry but someone bid on it, you could try this one - has a rest-o-ride seat, and is that a DAR valve or not? It's not petrol but it's a lot closer to you!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farmi ... 653354.htm

Derek.
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: combustion chamber cap plug washer
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Hi, Jim, I wouldn't have removed the cap but a leak was visible when the engine was running, it blew sooty diesel (?) out in two places, and you could hear the hiss. The washer seems to be corroded so I need to find a replacement. I'll see if I can find the old thread on this.
Cheers, Derek.
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: combustion chamber cap plug washer
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Thank you, Rob, very interesting! The originals and parts book pictures are simple circular washers but those look like a better design, by the website I take it that they also fit an MF 35, which gives me another range of local sources to try before anything else. Thanks for your generous offer, I ...
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: combustion chamber cap plug washer
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

combustion chamber cap plug washer

Tracked down a strange hissing sound I could hear to a gas leak past the copper washer. Have been unable to source a replacement apart from a shim with the same internal dia. What other options/ sources do you guys know of?
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Another petrol for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 8084

when are they building the bridge to the south island TSG? I think we've all been looking at this one with longing! Mind, I've been out on the diesel with the mower so can't complain!