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by kiwiland dexta
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Seddon Earthquake 6.5
Replies: 7
Views: 4198

Re: Seddon Earthquake 6.5

We live just West of Seddon, there were a few lighter quakes the days before the 6.5 but we felt little of them, the geology is very complex with multiple faults in the region so it's a 'when' rather than 'if' around here, like much of the country. When the 6.5 struck we were holidaying beside Lake ...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: gorse removel
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

Re: gorse removel

The seed is viable for decades, Tordon hurts green growth, but you have to keep on at the seedlings until they stop coming up! At least you won't get bored!
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: LPTO triangle label HELP!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: LPTO triangle label HELP!!!!

Dunlop Tractor parts sell them as a decal, bought two recently.
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Has anyone seen this?
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Re: Has anyone seen this?

Yeah, had and Uncle who worked for a firm growing turf in Suffolk, tyres on their machines damn near bigger than the tractors!
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Super Dexta clutch adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 20035

Re: Super Dexta clutch adjustment

What region of NZ are you in? Nice to know who's where with a blue tractor!
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hand Brake Ratchet
Replies: 17
Views: 11656

Re: Hand Brake Ratchet

Both dextas I have driven here have handbrakes.
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector pump problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Injector pump problem

This thread is from the old board, http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/ubb/F ... 00786.html

I still wonder about your diaphram...
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: pneumatic governor diaphram
Replies: 7
Views: 6374

Re: pneumatic governor diaphram

Did the job without removing the pump too, got mine from Dunlop's, local dealers tried to help but looked at me sideways when I mentioned what I wanted! The job was a fiddle, was most worried I'd puncture the diaphram trying to fit it but inthe end it worked out fine, just make sure the small protru...
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Injector pump problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Injector pump problem

diaphrams readily available, replaced mine recently sourced from Dunlop's in Ireland, made a big difference to running!
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Blowing oil out the manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Re: Blowing oil out the manifold

I get this effect if I forget to close the small tap at the heater element and leave the tractor for a while then warm-start without using the heater.
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Promised photo of red Super Dexta
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

Re: Promised photo of red Super Dexta

SUNBURN. :oops:
by kiwiland dexta
Sat May 05, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: governor settings
Replies: 1
Views: 1807

governor settings

In the process of setting maximum and minimum revs (has been easy enough with the throttle linkage adjustments, I have also wondered about the 'maximum fuel stop screw' on the governor housing. Since replacing the governor diaphram the engine fires up less easily. Is there a known way for the layman...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat May 05, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: My Dexta pics
Replies: 14
Views: 9150

Re: My Dexta pics

That's an amazing photo story! Took me a while to even spot a tractor in the jungle. There should be a (blue) medal for such work!
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: My New Zealand Super Dexta Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 9106

Re: My New Zealand Super Dexta Serial Number

Bring it in..plenty blue paint still in the can, or we could start a collection! Previous owner obviously delusional! Where are you in NZ?
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Bad News, Good News and meet Wolfgang
Replies: 14
Views: 9153

Re: Bad News, Good News and meet Wolfgang

And there's one heck of a good farm machinery museum in Blenheim... and a spare bed...and a Dexta you could borrow...!
by kiwiland dexta
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: pneumatic governor diaphram
Replies: 7
Views: 6374

pneumatic governor diaphram

After a bit of 'tractor therapy' going round in diminishing circles ahead of a mower I noticed the engine revs didn't drop much when I stopped. Did a forum search and as a result checked the diaphram: holes. The old one is stuck in, for now it can stay there until I find a replacement. Has anyone ha...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Happy new year from Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 2057

Re: Happy new year from Norway

we are already experiencing it and it's looking promising even if I have to work today! The rain has stopped, sun is out and they are promising us 20 degrees (Celcius)
Happy New Year!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Someone take me home
Replies: 5
Views: 2508

Re: Someone take me home

No mate, not narrow, just that in Nelson orchards were the mainstay of the economy and lots of small tractors were used, usually not very hard, just towing fruit bins on low trailers and a bit of mowing. Sometimes they were lowered using smaller rear wheels to fit under the apple tree boughs, thankf...
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Someone take me home
Replies: 5
Views: 2508

Someone take me home

Somewhere close to me

http://www.trademe.co.nz/business-farmi ... 715763.htm

too many bills to pay though!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Show us your Fordson Dexta
Replies: 23
Views: 16351

Re: Show us your Fordson Dexta

Only to bang my knees on! I suspect a previous owner had some kind of grille guard on, those bars are welded on or I'd take them off, they are useful for 'parking by braille' though!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Show us your Fordson Dexta
Replies: 23
Views: 16351

Re: Show us your Fordson Dexta

The mower is a Chinese import, even most of our 'local' brands use chinese gearboxes and other parts. So far it's been fine. The wheel and the linkage keep the body off the ground so it clears the hard stuff! Copes well in low 2nd or high 1st for the sparse stuff. My Dexta is a 1961, same year as me...
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Buying an early Dexta
Replies: 12
Views: 6165

Re: Buying an early Dexta

I don't know about prices over there but here a set of new tyres is as much as a whole Dexta with worn ones! Bear it in mind too.
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Show us your Fordson Dexta
Replies: 23
Views: 16351

Re: Show us your Fordson Dexta

Mine has been busy knocking overgrown grass over. http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q376/dpj42/DSCN2151.jpg http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q376/dpj42/DSCN2150.jpg The ground here is littered with stone ranging from pebbles to buried boulders, the wheeled mower doesn't drag on the ground and wea...