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by Aussie Frank
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Major Crown Wheel & Pinion
Replies: 5
Views: 6551

Re: Fordson Major Crown Wheel & Pinion

Hi Dafydd, Quoting from the supliment first paragraph on page 9 says it all for me. " Differential Assembly Quite apart from the locking device a completely different differential assembly (Fig. 10) is used on the Super Major, none of the parts being interchangeable with those used on previous Major...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Major Crown Wheel & Pinion
Replies: 5
Views: 6551

Re: Fordson Major Crown Wheel & Pinion

Hi Dafydd, I hope you read the information on page 9 of the manual link http://www.fordson.se/5_Bakaxel_Suplement_Verkstadshandbok_001-015.pdf regarding the interchange of Fordson Major and Super Major crown wheel and pinion sets. From the manual it looks like they are different. Super Majors did co...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Help Dating my Australian P6
Replies: 4
Views: 3563

Re: Help Dating my Australian P6

Hi, F24P corresponds to a casting date of May 24th 1950. That seems reasonable given the engine number. The axle trumpets and the diff housing should also have similar numbers. If you find those and post them we can see how closely all the parts match and get a more exact date. The 270 7007B/C is no...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Help Dating my Australian P6
Replies: 4
Views: 3563

Re: Help Dating my Australian P6

Hi, I can't give an exact date either just from the engine number. The tractor serial number which should have been on the plate attached to the left front of the dash panel or possibly stamped on the right side of the gearbox flange along with the gearbox ratio numbers would give an exact build dat...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Smithsonian Institution Fordson
Replies: 13
Views: 18024

Re: Smithsonian Institution Fordson

Hello, From my understanding a 1918 Fordson would have many differences to a 1924 model. Things that would give the age away will be things like the radiator sides the earlier ones had ladder sides, the type of vaporiser fitted, patent dates on the dash panel, the stamping in the end of the fuel tan...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: e27n,p6
Replies: 3
Views: 4223

Re: e27n,p6

Hi Matt, You are a lucky man to find a P6 at that price. I have always had to pay much more than that for one and they were always stuck solid. Yours sounds in great nick :mrgreen: I have seen the P6 dash boxes listed a few times on eBay and the last people I saw with them was http://www.queensberry...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: radiator grill
Replies: 4
Views: 4068

Re: radiator grill

Hi Bram, I dont know if you have tried David Brown yet but he advertises reproduction grills for sale http://www.tractorsdirect.org.uk/PartsSale.htm It would be worth a phone call if you have not called him yet. I have never dealt with him myself, but I saved the link just in case I could not find a...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Interesting 3 point linkage implements
Replies: 21
Views: 20106

Re: Interesting 3 point linkage implements

Loving your tractor, Frank. How are the back hoe hydraulics driven - by the tractor pump, or by an external pump driven by the pto? Do the back hoe feet lift the tractor's back wheels off the ground, as with a JCB? Regards Adrian Hi Adrian, The hydraulics are driven with a PTO pump. The back hoe ha...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Interesting 3 point linkage implements
Replies: 21
Views: 20106

Re: Interesting 3 point linkage implements

My favorite toy is my back hoe attachment. It is only a rather nasty Chinese brand that breaks pins if you push it too hard, but every time one breaks I make a new one that is made out of the right steel and it gets better. Makes those pesky tree stumps much easier to get out. http://tractors.autron...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A "Major" sleeve problem
Replies: 16
Views: 9524

Re: A "Major" sleeve problem

Hi Kim,

Yes you do wait for the fire to go out. I found that the oil itself tended not to burn, just get hot. To crack the engine free I just used a tyre lever on the starter ring gear, I didn't even have the sump off at the time as I fully expected to be at it for months.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A "Major" sleeve problem
Replies: 16
Views: 9524

Re: A "Major" sleeve problem

Hi Kim, You could always just wheel it out and set it alight to keep warm during the winter :wink: I found a picture I took from when I did the deed. I honestly did not expect it to work, but I had seen it mentioned on the net once or twice and I thought I would give it a go. http://tractors.autron....
by Aussie Frank
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A "Major" sleeve problem
Replies: 16
Views: 9524

Re: A "Major" sleeve problem

Hi Kim, A trick I have used recently that worked real well was to fill about 200 ml of 50% old sump oil and 50% petrol into the stuck cylinders and set fire to it. I did this after I removed as much rust from the top of the cylinders as possible. After setting the fire about 3 times the rusted in pi...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gearbox input shaft seal questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3636

Re: Gearbox input shaft seal questions

Frank, The latest number for the Seal is CR 27251. The makers of PR no longer manufacture this Seal. Barry, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge of part numbers. I ordered a CR 27251 seal and lo and behold it fits. Just for reference it's size is 88.42 mm O/D (3 31/64 inch) Shaft 69.85 m...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Wheel Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 11724

Re: Dexta Wheel Colours

Hi Bradson, In Australia the wheel colours on Fordsons varied depending on what state they were delivered in. As far as I know Victorian tractors from the 1950s onwards had red wheels, which matches with the picture you have. Other states used other colours. I have seen another Dexta that looked ver...
by Aussie Frank
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gearbox input shaft seal questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3636

Gearbox input shaft seal questions

Hello all, I am hoping someone can shed some light on the input shaft seal problem I am having. I am rebuilding a red spot special low ratio gearbox and the only part I can't find is the input shaft seal The seal that came out of it was installed with the if it don't fit hit it with a bigger hammer ...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 20202

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

Hello All. I can report that Brian and Ann have arrived safely. I am sure Brian will report on the things they have been up to shortly. They got to meet my P6 E27N (Marion) today and although we could not go for a drive Brian did say she sounded like a proper diesel. I must have put all the bits in ...
by Aussie Frank
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hit a stump. STEERING problems
Replies: 22
Views: 11645

Re: Hit a stump. STEERING problems

Hi, That looks like an interesting problem. From the pictures it looks like the top nut was machined to take a circlip to hold it in place in the bearing. The circlip must have popped off when you hit the stump. I don't think any thought was given to disassembly when it was modified so you will have...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: siezed power major
Replies: 13
Views: 6089

Re: siezed power major

Hi, Have you tried swapping injectors around. If you swap number one with number two and two stops running then the injector is shot. If number one stays dead it is the pump. Easy enough to do and it will tell you exactly what needs fixing. Mind you I am laying bets it will be the injector if the en...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Power Major Handbrake discs
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

Re: Power Major Handbrake discs

Just a quick update. I went to the main web site and looked up the on line parts list. http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/manuals/new_major_parts_list.htm Pages 121 to 140 have the gearbox part numbers. I went through the list and the handbrake disks have the same part numbers as the E27N ones. You m...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Power Major Handbrake discs
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

Re: Power Major Handbrake discs

Hi, I don't know any one who has new hanbrake disks for a power major listed, but there may be a chance that E27N disks might fit. Old 20 http://old20tractorparts.com sell new E27N ones. If you had the Power Major part numbers you could check. E27N part numbers are N-7704-B and N-7705-B. My parts bo...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Perkins P6TA camshafts
Replies: 7
Views: 8673

Re: Perkins P6TA camshafts

Be careful trusting the stamped timing marks on the sprocket, cam hub and timing case as these will have been stamped for the old cam. At TDC firing no 1 set the cam to have equal valve lift on inlet/exhaust on no 6, using this method the cam timing will be correct to within 1.5 deg crank and withi...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Oil drop in gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 15467

Re: Oil drop in gearbox

Hi Pascal, There is a second seal on the output shaft of the gearbox. The only way to get to this seal is by splitting the gearbox from the back end. This is a big job so you might want to drain all the oil and pull the PTO box out just to make sure the PTO seal is not the problem. If the seal is OK...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: Ford 8000 engine knock
Replies: 19
Views: 15246

Re: Ford 8000 engine knock

Hi Pascal,

I can see why everyone keeps talking about this festival. That has to be the best line up of tractors I have ever seen. Thanks for taking the video.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: an E27N with a difference !
Replies: 10
Views: 8110

Re: an E27N with a difference !

Are you aware of the funk conversions that we had over here for the N series Ford tractors. The flathead 6 and, V8 kits of the day are highly sought after among the N series tractor collectors over here. Dandy Dave! http://www.oldfordtractors.com/funk.htm Hi Dave, Yes I have heard of them, but have...
by Aussie Frank
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: How to replace the PTO Seal on my Fordson Power Major
Replies: 13
Views: 15040

Re: How to replace the PTO Seal on my Fordson Power Major

I drained the front part. When I removed the lower bolt, on the PTO cover, lube was still in it. I thought that it was just in the PTO unit, so I set a small container under it, and walked away. When I checked it again, it had over flowed, and there was lube all over the ground. I take it that the ...