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by fergusont20
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Had a few hours on the tractor this afternoon Started by removing the bonnet,nosecone and radiator, all fuel lines and wiring removed Ive split it and took the engine out and steamed all off again, ive took both rear wheels off to get at the brakes, rhs brakes are wet with oil so need new oil seals ...
by fergusont20
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Ebay tractors
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

the wheels on the 6 cylinder one, what are they and what width? do they take a 32" tyre?
by fergusont20
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Been thinking today, the surround which holds the revs gauge which goes around the fuel tank on later majors, would this piece fit my major? obviously i will need a tacho take off point on whichever engine i use. And when people extend the bonnets for the six cylinder engines do people use another s...
by fergusont20
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Tiger wrote:Sounds like you got a goodun, Are you in the UK.
yes, staffordshire
by fergusont20
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Many thanks Henk So she is an E1A :D I have just been reading through Brian Dyes document on identifying your major, now i know where the casting are on the tractor i will record them and report back. Yes,she appears to be a very good tractor, over the period of me looking to buy one i must of seen ...
by fergusont20
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Its taken me a fair few months, due to other projects and trying to find a good'un but today i have bought this major. Im guessing this is an E1A, The engine number says 1372202, can anyone tell me the year it was likely to have been made? Has anyone got any links or info on the specs of this model ...
by fergusont20
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

My uncle Nigel's Dexta


Was a wreck when purchased

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by fergusont20
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Hi all Thanks for all your replies Hello Mark, I do not want to upset you, nor want to offend you, but why do you want to scrap a Ford for your project when you are a Fergie and DB man? Best regards Emiel I have worked on alot of MF/DB tractors and also my uncles Dexta, i just fancy working on a Maj...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Why not go the whole hog! I have seen a Major in Holland with a Rolls-Royce Merlin fitted. About 1500hp. You can fit any engine you like if you have the money and the engineering experience and workshop. I think you are aiming a bit high. A Turbo unit would be OK but that soret of power through a S...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Grani wrote:Google told that year 1995 an Iveco -FORD 75 E 15 Eurocargo RHD has 148hp
that is a hell of alot of power! sounds very good and id love to see one running.

need to keep my eyes open for a super major.

What is the difference between a super and the later new performance ones?
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

If I undestand it correct the Iveco engine is related to the 590E engine, like a grandson to them. :scratchhead: Im not sure myself, im interested to find out what work is involved in getting one of these to work in a super major. Engine prices are around £500 which includes turbo/fuel pump / elect...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

The 590 E is a 6 cylinder version of a normal 4 cylinder Major engine, thats wy. Only the oilpan is different because it is not made for tractor use. It is cast aluminum and can´t take the stress of a tractor. The lower mounting bolts don´t line up with the gearbox and it has no place for the front...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Anyone used one if these engines in a major? on paper it seems ideal but i know very little about this subject. mark Here is an Iveco in a Major. http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=5357 Then when You skip the Iveco and are looking for a 590E it has to have mecanical governor (Minimec...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

just been speaking to a breaker in the uk who stocks ford/iveco 75 E 15 engines price seems very reasonable, he stocks earlier ones which are non intercooled (which i presume i would need) and later ones which need an intercooler. these are complete with turbo/fuel pump etc i said i didnt need the g...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Hi Brian Sorry for the fergie pictures, hopefully when i have a Major i can post some pictures of that on here. :D I will have a read through the 590E thread, but i would really really like to turbocharge it, so is it easier to use a 59oE engine and turbo? ive just been looking at iveco 75E15 which ...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Ford Custom Cab uses the 2700 engine. It is possible to use allmost any engine with a lot of work of course. The tractors that goes fast often uses petrol engines with rews up to 5000 or more and in that case a normal transmission is enough. Im not sure what that is exactly in the uk. Is there any ...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Thankyou for your reply, I think if i build one i would like to experiment with using a turbo, you say that the 2700 ford range have these 6 cylinder turbo engines. What model vehicle would i find one of these engines in? I was looking at youtube last night and i saw a major on there using what it s...
by fergusont20
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project
Replies: 139
Views: 151919

Hi - Looking for some help and info please- re major project

Hi This is my first post, my name is Mark, we are a family of ex farmers from the uk. Im looking for some info regarding a project im really interested in doing. Im a fergie/massey fergie and david brown man, so i dont know too much about majors, but i would like to buy one and do an engine transpla...