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by Aussie Frank
Thu May 29, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Can anybody tell me what fits into the end of the dash box?
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Hi Barry, Any switch broken or otherwise will be gladly accepted. I have time to look for a new one myself or work miracles and rebuild any nearly dead switch that comes my way. My petrol kero E27N is a long term project and knowing what you are looking for is 90% of the battle when you are looking ...
by Aussie Frank
Thu May 29, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson P6TA or P6M.
Replies: 3
Views: 4516

Hi Barry, I have been looking at all sorts of pictures of Perkins engines and none seem to fit. You are right the P6.305 uses the same long intake manifold as the P6TA. All the pictures of P6M engines also seem to have the same long intake. The P6.354 engines have the intake and exhaust on the same ...
by Aussie Frank
Tue May 27, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Drawbar dramas
Replies: 13
Views: 11665

Hi GT, It looks like your tractor earns it's keep every day. The pin at the front should be as strong and hard as possible, but the wear at the back needs to be taken care of too. The bars should be straight. If you were to use high tensile bolts I would make sure that they were a very tight fit. Pe...
by Aussie Frank
Tue May 27, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Can anybody tell me what fits into the end of the dash box?
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Hi Barry, I drove past the Ballarat swap meet this year but could not stop because I was shifting a friend's belongings from Melbourne to Nhill. I couldn't park in the car park with the motor bike in the back of the ute and expect it to be still there when I got back so I kept driving. Bugger! Any d...
by Aussie Frank
Tue May 27, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson P6TA or P6M.
Replies: 3
Views: 4516

Hi Barry, I am no expert on Perkins diesels, but the P6 305 will fit in most places that a P6 TA (288) will fit and they seem to be very common in marine aplications. The P6 305 water pump will almost fit a P6 TA engine too apart from the fact it is about 10 mm taller than the TA pump and has a diff...
by Aussie Frank
Tue May 27, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Can anybody tell me what fits into the end of the dash box?
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Can anybody tell me what fits into the end of the dash box?

Hello, I have an E27N TVO or Petrol Kero for us Aussies with full electrics, it is a 1951 model and it has a large hole with three small holes drilled around the circumference on the left hand side of the electrical box on the steering column. As I have never seen a working tractor with electrics, c...
by Aussie Frank
Sat May 24, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Petter parts
Replies: 2
Views: 2588

Hi Stefan, Have you tried to get in touch with Bob McCulloch at Cassic Engine and Spares. http://www.classicspares.u-net.com/ I know he buys old engine parts and he lists Petter as one of the engines he supports. He advertises that he is always on the look out for parts. Regards, Frank. P.S. I don't...
by Aussie Frank
Sat May 24, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson E27N Major - Posted by David in Wales
Replies: 3
Views: 3279

Hi David, That is one fine looking tractor, but no electric start. Now that is scary for me. It reminds me of our E27N. It had electrics but they never worked. When I was a young boy only nine years old, I kept pestering my father to teach me how to drive the tractor. Many of my friends at school we...
by Aussie Frank
Fri May 23, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Raised PTO
Replies: 9
Views: 7905

Hi Michael and Barry,

Do either of you, or for that mater anyone else, have any photos of any of these conversions? I am very curious to see what they looked like.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Thu May 22, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 1961 Super Major photos
Replies: 3
Views: 5536

Hi David, That is one of the best cared for tractors that I have ever seen. Please keep it (her) in the same perfectly original condition she is in. You should be very proud to own a tractor like that. Do you know the history of your tractor? Was it part of your family? My father was never kind to t...
by Aussie Frank
Sun May 18, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Cost of Diesel
Replies: 22
Views: 11440

Hi Mark, It may be that Bulldogs never got to the states. They are a very popular tractor to restore in Australia. They have a huge exhaust pipe and when they are under full load they can blow perfect smoke rings. They are a single cylinder two stroke diesel and have been known to stall and start ru...
by Aussie Frank
Sat May 17, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Cost of Diesel
Replies: 22
Views: 11440

Hi Mark, In answer to your question regarding why would you run the tractor on milk when it is the same price as diesel. That is only true at the retail level. If you have a dairy farm and are producing milk, the price you actually get paid is only a small fraction of the retail price and it makes g...
by Aussie Frank
Fri May 16, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Cost of Diesel
Replies: 22
Views: 11440

Hi Mark, It may just be that dead dinosaurs (fossil fuels) are limited commodity and the people who are pumping it out of the ground have finally cottoned on to the fact that you can make a lot more money by selling less rather than more. The last time I looked the cost of production of a barrel of ...
by Aussie Frank
Fri May 16, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: What's behind the dynamo on this dexta?
Replies: 3
Views: 3048

Wow! That is the best original Dexta I have ever seen. All that tractor needs is a light wipe with an oily rag to bring up the colour of the paint a little and it will be a show stopper. It is a true credit to the owner for looking after it so well. My father was never so kind with any of our tracto...
by Aussie Frank
Fri May 16, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Lights and brackets on E-Bay.
Replies: 7
Views: 6793

Hi Brian, That aint cheap. I cant believe that I bought a complete headlight off a Ford Prefect that I passed on to Stevo for $30 Australian only a couple of years ago. I even threw a coat of paint on it because it came to me painted pink and I could just imagine his tractor Milton having a heart at...
by Aussie Frank
Thu May 15, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Raised PTO
Replies: 9
Views: 7905

Hi Barry, That is great news. I suspect however that those parts may be extremely rare, but that is the challenge of rebuilding an old machine. Any tips on where I might find any of these parts, in particular the Maidrite unit. I have heard of the Maidrite transmission before but not the raised PTO....
by Aussie Frank
Mon May 12, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Lights and brackets on E-Bay.
Replies: 7
Views: 6793

Hello All, I can't beleve the prices these lights get either. I remember recently seeing an eBay auction for a complete running E27N listed at a starting price around the $600 Australian. The tractor was quite close to me being in Bendigo and I was tempted. The ad ran with a line in it saying the st...
by Aussie Frank
Mon May 12, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Pascal's article about installing a raised PTO added!
Replies: 10
Views: 7328

Hi Emiel, Thanks for the information about the PTO shaft. I just assumed they would fit because I have seen E1A Major hydraulic lifts fitted to E27N Fordsons. I know the bottom plate on the rear end interchanges so you can fit the hydraulic pump and I know you have to change the shaft so that you ha...
by Aussie Frank
Sun May 11, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Pascal's article about installing a raised PTO added!
Replies: 10
Views: 7328

Hello Pascal, That is a great article about fitting the raised PTO. I have always wondered if a raised PTO would fit on an E27N. I have an E27N fitted with a P6V engine that is good for 80 HP at 2400 RPM but I can't use it because I need 540 RPM on the PTO for most things. A raised PTO would solve m...
by Aussie Frank
Sun May 11, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: New arrival
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Hi Matt, The picture didn't come through but I found it anyway. It seems that the file name has changed to DSC00274-2.jpg. It is a wonderfull looking tractor. I am green with envy. Good luck with the restoration. Regards Frank. P.S. here is the picture I found. http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll1...
by Aussie Frank
Sat May 03, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N restoration questions
Replies: 11
Views: 15645

Hello Hemi, The color of your tractor should be a dark navy blue. This is not the same color as the later E1A (or styled Fordsons) as they were a much lighter shade of blue. I believe that Sparex stock the paint but I am not sure as I have never used it. They have S.84393 listed as Fordson Blue as d...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 2
Views: 2833

Thanks Oscar,

From you that is a true compliment.

Regards, Frank.

P.S. You have to thank my wife Mary for the photo as Marion and I were just moving some things around the back yard at the time.
by Aussie Frank
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 2
Views: 2833

Hello all

Marion and I just couldn't resist. http://members.datafast.net.au/~somebody/Images/Marion_and_I.jpg Marion is the good looking blue one. This photo was taken a little while ago while she was still winking at people and hadn't had the time to put her lip stick on. :wink: Next time I will give her mor...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: New BBS
Replies: 23
Views: 14156

This is amazing. I was just reading the post about the troubles that were happening with the error messages earlier today and now we have a new board. Well done Oscar, and so quick too.

Regards, Frank. :D