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by kiwiland dexta
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: replacing hydraulic pump dexta 1958
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: replacing hydraulic pump dexta 1958

This is the official method for removing and replacing from the workshop manual.

Kind regards
Derek
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by kiwiland dexta
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulic Lift Piston - Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Re: Dexta Hydraulic Lift Piston - Help!

All I can help with is a parts diagram, this was from the first 1957 version
Regards
Derek
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by kiwiland dexta
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Anyone drinking Nz marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Anyone drinking Nz marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?

No mate - that's the tutor for a "wheels and tracks" licence endorsement course!
Cops are too busy keeping the tourists driving on the right side of the road at this time of year!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Anyone drinking Nz marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Anyone drinking Nz marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?

Here are a couple of pics of machinery we are using - the FNH with obvious pedigree but the Pellenc harvester will have to make do with the distant cousin Perkins engine link.

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by kiwiland dexta
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Thanks, Mervyn - sorry for slow reply, been away.
it is the mechanical pump - thanks for the leads, will follow up and see.
Cheers
Derek
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

I’ve vague memories of using splinters of wood to pack between the driving square/socket. Worked for years. Love it - you should be a Kiwi! Thanks Mathias - I will keep my searching eyes tuned. Following up this thread, there are numerous business specialising in reconditioning instruments and maki...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

Interesting! I have not been able to find a local supplier, one UK based business wants 45 pounds for one like the original - seem to remember someone once saying they were able to build up the worn end on their original, the fitting it goes into seems fine when I put the tacho end into it, snug and...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

The type is common to quite a few tractors, including apparently the later Dexta. I might have to get creative with that old cable.
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Tacho cable 1961 Dexta
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Tacho cable 1961 Dexta

The engine end on my cable has deteriorated and stopped working, recently bought a repro part that did not fit as apparently a change was made in later production. Anyone have any ideas on sourcing the original fitting or other options please? Pic shows the original versus the bought part. https://i...
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 79
Views: 16952

Re: Engine rebuild.

Be good to keep up with your progress, Mervyn, given the amount of gas from my breather I would like to do the same and fix the several leaking seals at the same time!
Remember the picture too!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Super dexta fuel pipework
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Super dexta fuel pipework

Hi Mossside, This is the parts list image for the Dexta fuel system, hope it helps.
Kind regards
Derek

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by kiwiland dexta
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Torque Setting
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Dexta Torque Setting

Sorry mate, that one is outside my experience. Might take a bit of searching on the web or give a tractor repair shop a pack of biscuits for morning tea and ask them! Repair manuals are easy come by on the likes of Ebay, check through the 'World series' part of the forum - never know what gems are i...
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Torque Setting
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Dexta Torque Setting

Yeah I would read it as per the bottom row.
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Torque Setting
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Dexta Torque Setting

The repair manual for the original Dexta says "55 to 60 lbs" but you have a later 2000/Dexta
Here's a useful link:
http://www.bareco.co.nz/files-ford2001-frd39
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Re: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query

Looks that way, Nick. Behind it is the splined shaft and that has to turn!
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Re: Dexta Hydraulics locking plate query

I guess you are looking at part #'s 527 529 and 624 from the parts list?
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Most parts are available with a search, I have sourced a few things from the UK that weren't easy to get here, or ask a tractor wreckers.
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Never trust a new tractor but sometimes it works out ok
Replies: 13
Views: 7059

Re: Never trust a new tractor but sometimes it works out ok

Looking forward to those pictures, Skipdow!!!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Website closing
Replies: 12
Views: 7259

Re: Website closing

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by kiwiland dexta
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Website closing
Replies: 12
Views: 7259

Website closing

Sad news, and I for one would like to thank those who have maintained it all these years, allowing me to rejuvenate and enjoy a true classic machine and learn so much! My father worked for some years at Brooksby Agricultural College in Leicestershire when I was a kid, before we came to NZ, and when ...
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Does anyone recognise this plough?
Replies: 0
Views: 1707

Does anyone recognise this plough?

It's blue but what else is it!
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by kiwiland dexta
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hydraulic lift not lifting much
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Re: Hydraulic lift not lifting much

If you read the "engine oil" thread at the top of the Dexta forum it will give you all you need for the hydraulics as well. It is all the same oil! There is a level-check bolt on the side of the lift housing - the oil level needs to come up to the hole once removed. Pretty sure it is the square head...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Firewood cutting season
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Firewood cutting season

I guess a large proportion of the forum is busy burning their firewood but over here in dry midsummer I have had the Dexta working for a living. Pulled a tree that blew over last winter but was hung up (it was caught up on the split tree top left in pic) with a snig chain then hauled the cut rounds ...
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Please gather round and help assess my new Super Dexta
Replies: 18
Views: 19541

Re: Please gather round and help assess my new Super Dexta

Your rear wheels have the classic worn seals signs (leaks around the hub/brakes) - not a hard job to replace with the right tools! I am sure this has been covered off before in this forum or the old one - did my standard Dexta 10 years ago and they are still leak free so worth doing. Seals are a sto...
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Petrol Dexta supplement.
Replies: 0
Views: 2056

Petrol Dexta supplement.

Thought I might share this and see how postimages.org performs! Click on any of the pages and the image enlarges. https://s19.postimg.org/p9ax8gkbj/Petrol1.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/ik4dsfyzj/Petrol2.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/791q42s4f/Petrol3.jpg 2 https://s19.postimg.org/5va38rsv3/Petrol4.jpg ...
by kiwiland dexta
Fri May 05, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Advice for getting Dexta ready for work.
Replies: 2
Views: 3040

Re: Advice for getting Dexta ready for work.

With the fluids change don't ignore the oil bath at the base of the air filter - remove the bath, drain the old oil and wipe out the bath itself - amazing what accumulates over a few days hard work! Clean out the bugs and other stuff sucked into the radiator -( I just turn a hose onto it from the in...