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by Aussie Frank
Fri May 31, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N handbrake. Roadless halftrack manual?
Replies: 2
Views: 3764

Re: E27N handbrake. Roadless halftrack manual?

Hi Hank, Even if you split the tractor you would have the same problem, you have to get the lever off to change the seal. If my memory is correct then all you have to do to get to the insides of the gearbox where the handbrake mechanism is, is to remove the hydaulic drive unit on top of the gearbox....
by Aussie Frank
Fri May 31, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Major 4 WD
Replies: 20
Views: 23209

Re: Major 4 WD

I have to agree with every one this is not a Roadless conversion. The transfer box does look like a Selene because it is too thin to be roadless. The front axle is also not roadless. The front axle looks like it has had a hard life but the GMC axle it is based on was still in active military service...
by Aussie Frank
Tue May 21, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Decals
Replies: 10
Views: 6741

Re: Decals

I'm sure this will have been asked before but I cannot find it. I need the "Diesel Powered" decals for either side of the bonnet/hood. Are there any reproductions available from anywhere? Plough Book Sales http://www.ploughbooksales.com.au/ do a number of decals for different model Fordsons. The on...
by Aussie Frank
Mon May 13, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dotty has Starter Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 14477

Re: Dotty has Starter Problems

Hi Brian, Unfortunately yes on the bending the digger. The pins keep breaking and then the welds let go and then I have a big bend to deal with. I should replace them all as the new ones I get made are so much stronger. Fortunately the last stump is out now, so the digger might get a bit of an easie...
by Aussie Frank
Mon May 13, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dotty has Starter Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 14477

Re: Dotty has Starter Problems

Oh dear Brian, That looks like a serious ouch. Hopefully you find what the ring gear originally may have come from. The numbers you have given for the O/D are only a shade smaller than the P6 ring gear behind me. Have you checked crazy things like E27N? Good luck with the search. Regards, Frank. P.S...
by Aussie Frank
Mon May 13, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: County full track rare??
Replies: 2
Views: 2803

Re: County full track rare??

Hi, I think the serial number plate says it all. Serial Number 8757. My E27N crawler is about serial number 2400 and it is one of the last E27N crawlers as it is a late 1951 model although I have heard that the E27Ns were assembled in Australia for a while longer. I don't know if there was any sudde...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Thread on a Lucas dynamo
Replies: 9
Views: 12281

Re: Thread on a Lucas dynamo

Hi Henk, My lucas parts list only lists the nut as 7/16" x 20 TPI no mention of BSF or UNF but the long through bolts are listed as 1/4" BSF so my guess is it should be 7/16 x 20 TPI BSF as I can't imagine that they would have mixed thread types when the generator was first designed. Regards, Frank....
by Aussie Frank
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Rear end strange metallic noises
Replies: 11
Views: 7223

Re: Rear end strange metallic noises

Hi,

This sounds similar to a problem that somone had with a Major a while back. That turned out to be loose bolts holding the wheel centres to the rims. Have you checked all the bolts on your wheel rims to make sure they are tight?

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: county super 6 2wheel drive
Replies: 14
Views: 17834

Re: county super 6 2wheel drive

Hi Guys, I found the link to the previous post where this tractor showed up. http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=726&hilit=ballan At that time it did not have the wish bone or the "Super 6" front weight. I am also not convinced by the front weight at all. I can not find anot...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: county super 6 2wheel drive
Replies: 14
Views: 17834

Re: county super 6 2wheel drive

I have seen that tractor before. I can't remember which tractor pull it was at but it didn't look right at the time and it didn't have the front weight and the A frame on it at the time. Personally I would want to see some documentation to prove it's origins before I believed the story that went wit...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Pictures of my australian e27n
Replies: 19
Views: 13142

Re: Pictures of my australian e27n

That is one mighty fine looking machine. Do what it takes to get it running on all four and no more. It is so hard to find a tractor like yours in it's working clothes. You are a lucky man.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: brass elbow
Replies: 2
Views: 3146

Re: brass elbow

Hi Paul,

I don't think I can help but which type of brass elbow do you need? The large one for the P6 diesel or the small one for the starting tank on a TVO tractor.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N P/P Cylinder Sleeves
Replies: 6
Views: 7012

Re: E27N P/P Cylinder Sleeves

Hi Peter, I have heard that one of the Scania truck sleeves can be fitted. I can't remember any more than that. I am sure it was mentioned here somewhere, maybe in the old forum. I can't imagine that a ready made sleeve will not be available. All you need is the bore size, the outer size and the len...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: p6 governor
Replies: 4
Views: 5016

Re: p6 governor

Hi, It may not be a pump problem. If it has the late model breather with the pipe going up to the air intake pipe, it may be sump oil getting in the breather. When my P6 is up to the full mark with engine oil, oil pours out the breather getting on and off my truck. (I reverse onto the truck so the t...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Head gasket blowing??????
Replies: 33
Views: 16868

Re: Head gasket blowing??????

Hi Clive, I find that if I try running an engine after it has just been reassembled with the radiator cap on sometimes you can get an air lock in the cooling system which will cause the symptoms you experienced. I would start it one more time with the cap off and just top up the radiator as needed. ...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N's Rear Wheel Differences in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 12788

Re: E27N's Rear Wheel Differences in Australia

Hi Chris, I can't advise on the exact date of those front wheels you have, but if you can get a matching pair by swapping one then I would do it. It is quite likely that the two front wheels have just simply come out of a different foundry rather than off a different model tractor. Without casting c...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 8949

Re: gearbox

Hmmmmm, interesting. I'm looking to replace my P6's hydraulics with an original Smiths single lever unit, as it is fitted with a new majors unit currently. I have the high top gear STD 4.3 ratio. Does that mean i'm going to need to source one from an E27N that also has a STD 4.3 gearbox? E45NP6 Abs...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Ford 2000 4wd
Replies: 20
Views: 30804

Re: Ford 2000 4wd

Hi Levko, I have been looking at your axle for a while now and I don't think it is a selene axle at all. I think you may have a Schindler axle because the steering knuckles are open. The selene axles were based on the early GMC axles and they all had closed steering knuckles. If you search for Schin...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: My not for export Major
Replies: 77
Views: 47345

Re: My not for export Major

Hi Pat, Personally if I were you I would stick to the normal grinder if you are going to weld the pan because the plasma cutter will heat the metal and change the grain structure of the metal around the cut. I can't figure out why you would want to weld it though, it has to be easier to put a hole i...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Ford 2000 4wd
Replies: 20
Views: 30804

Re: Ford 2000 4wd

Hi Levko, Sorry I can't help with the diff centre, but I am sure it will be a common type if you can only find out what vehicle it came out of. If it was a roadless I might be able to tell you. However just to help with others being able to identify the diff I will try the pictures for you. http://s...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E 27 Belt Drive Help
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Re: E 27 Belt Drive Help

Hi Brad,

I am more than happy to help. If the book didn't have over a 100 pages I would scan the lot and put a link to it on this site. If you ever need any other information just let me know and I will scan it for you.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E 27 Belt Drive Help
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Re: E 27 Belt Drive Help

Hi Bradson,

Here is the scan of the parts list you want.

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Good luck with the reassembly.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crankshaft locking tabs. question
Replies: 12
Views: 6710

Re: crankshaft locking tabs. question

Hi Dan, If you can find out the original Ford part number try entering it in the search function at the Sparex web site. I did that when I was looking for locking tabs for my E27N P6 and it came up with a hit on a Sparex replacement. If you can't find the part number measure the hole diameter and th...
by Aussie Frank
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Smithsonian Institution Fordson
Replies: 13
Views: 18024

Re: Smithsonian Institution Fordson

Hi, From the quick bit of research I have done the wheels and the radiator dates do not match. I may be wrong, but the 14 cleat 6 spoke wheels are late 1918 to 1919. The radiator is 1920 onwards. 1918 to 1919 should be lader side radiators. The 3 hole drawbar is an early type, but I don't know when ...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: To paint or not to paint
Replies: 14
Views: 8209

Re: To paint or not to paint

Hi Porteous, Somehow I managed to get to the picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/31231726@N03/7631359958/in/photostream/ and I think you have a fine looking tractor. If you felt like it by all means repaint the wheels so they match, but the rest of the tractor looks great. Just my two cents worth. ...