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by Aussie Frank
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: an E27N with a difference !
Replies: 10
Views: 8106

Re: an E27N with a difference !

Hi Dave, I don't think that tractor has been built for any practical purpose. As you said the gearbox although over engineered would probably strugle with the extra torque of the engine. The rear wheels are not big enough to take the horsepower without spinning. It would probably drink the fuel like...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: thames steering
Replies: 8
Views: 10102

Re: thames steering

Glad to hear that you got it sorted. It sounds like it is quite a bit different from the normal flexible coupling that only have four holes. No wonder you couldn't find a replacement.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gearbox bearing and seal questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6709

Re: Gearbox bearing and seal questions

Hi Barry, I finally decided to pull the whole box apart, separated the gearbox off the diff housing and pulled everything out. It was the right decision because there was nothing left of the output shaft seal and the top N-7065-B bearing would not come out without the output shaft being removed. Tha...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: Temperature Sender
Replies: 13
Views: 12829

Re: Temperature Sender

Hi, Senders need to be matched to gauges. Even though the sender may look the same it could have a completely different resistance vs temperature curve. The other possibility is that the temperature gauge is the type that needs a voltage stabilizer as part of it's circuit and the voltage stabilizer ...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Missing from the Board
Replies: 10
Views: 6015

Re: Missing from the Board

Hi Brian, I am sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well, and so glad that you are feeling a bit better now. It is a right royal pain when you are not feeling well and you get behind in all the things you want to do. Hopefully it is all smooth sailing up to your trip now. I hope that Mary an...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: Battery

Hi curtsat15, It depends on what type of deep cycle battery it is that you have. If it is a gell type battery an alternator will not charge it properly as they generally require voltages that are higher than normal wet cell batteries to avoid sulphating up the plates. I am not sure of the exact volt...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Help me identify this Fordson
Replies: 10
Views: 11746

Re: Help me identify this Fordson

my first guess was Selene as it has no slip clutch on the drive shaft, but the drivshaft is not painted like it has been replaced, and I think I can see the shifter housing on the top of the transfer case. Sifter on the top-Roadless, shifter on the back-Selene. I'd guess Roadless. Pat Hi Pat, The s...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Help me identify this Fordson
Replies: 10
Views: 11746

Re: Help me identify this Fordson

Hi, I am no expert on the tractor but I can say that the front axle is made from a GMC CCKW 2 1/2 ton 6x6 WW2 US army truck. There are still lots of new old stock parts for rebuilding these axles still around. Any body who wrecks old US army trucks will have parts. All the internal axle parts are st...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: crawler back end oil
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: crawler back end oil

Hi, EP90 should not be used in any Fordson back end as it has additives that harm seals and bushes used in them. Early Fordsons used SAE90 that does not have the extreme pressure additives. There is a link at the top of the page that lists the recomended oils for Fordsons. http://www.fordsontractorp...
by Aussie Frank
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson Major E27N
Replies: 10
Views: 12844

Re: Fordson Major E27N

Hi Oliver, Have you looked for any of the casting codes yet? They are a letter-number-letter code. The easiest to find is the one on the side of the gearbox near where the shifter assembly bolts on. The other clue as to the age is what steering wheel is on it? Is it a three spoke alloy wheel or a fo...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Testament to the strength of a Fordson
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

Re: Testament to the strength of a Fordson

I have no idea why but I thought fractured was what was meant :wink:

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gearbox bearing and seal questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6709

Re: Gearbox bearing and seal questions

Thank you Emiel, Hello Frank, he second problem I have is that the output shaft does not seem to want to come out of the gearbox housing. Do I have to split the gearbox off the diff to replace this bearing and seal? If I have to split the box and diff apart can I replace the bearing and seal with th...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Gearbox bearing and seal questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6709

Gearbox bearing and seal questions

Hi all, I am finally getting around to fixing the back end of my P6. I found a complete back end with a good diff and a special ratio "RED SPOT" gearbox as a replacement for the very badly rusted and pitted diff I am running around with now. I would like to use the gearbox but I need to fit new bear...
by Aussie Frank
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Fordson Major E27N
Replies: 10
Views: 12844

Re: Fordson Major E27N

Hi Oliver, I can't give much advice as to what things to look out for on a running tractor as all of mine started out life properly dead. I can say that the belt pulley is dead easy to fix and the Hydaulic Power Lift is not bad to fix either. If it has done a lot of belt work you may need to fit new...
by Aussie Frank
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: How to remove temp gauge/calormeter
Replies: 3
Views: 3399

Re: How to remove temp gauge/calormeter

Hi, If you are getting a small amount of movement you are on the home straight. All you will need now is lots of pentrating oil and patience. Above all else do not try to rush the job as they are easy to break. One word of advice is if you can get to the threads inside the tank clean them with a wir...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Perkins P6TA camshafts
Replies: 7
Views: 8673

Re: Perkins P6TA camshafts

Hi Barry, Sorry I am not able to see what the engine the cam came out of was like as this cam is a used part that has been in storage for many years. I realy wanted to know if the 0140013 replacement cam had the oil grooves or not, as I am not convinced about this cam's origins. It does seem that Pe...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Perkins P6TA camshafts
Replies: 7
Views: 8673

Re: Perkins P6TA camshafts

Hi, That is great news. It is strange that you say that the new cam only uses 3 screws for the sprocket. Mine has 6 holes on the flange and I know from the parts list that the bolts are supposed to be different. Since the bearings are not a problem I will have to do some further investigation about ...
by Aussie Frank
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Perkins P6TA camshafts
Replies: 7
Views: 8673

Perkins P6TA camshafts

Hello all you perkins P6 experts. I have a curly one for you. The P6 I am rebuilding has a shot cam. The cam gallery was full of water and about 4 of the lobes now have craters that make the moon look smoother than a billiard ball. I have since purchased a replacement that is supposed to be a perkin...
by Aussie Frank
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Wheel weight
Replies: 8
Views: 5090

Re: Wheel weight

Hi,

I have the feeling they may be Allis Chalmers rear wheel centers. I did a quick image search on the web and I found this picture of a 1945 Allis Chalmers C. http://www.butchstractorbarn.com/pictures/c.jpg
It looks right to me.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: pto bolts leak oil
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

Re: pto bolts leak oil

Hi John,

The most common cause of the leak you have is people using bolts that are too long which breaks out the end of the bolt hole when they are done up. When new the bolt holes do not go all the way through into the oil and as such can't leak.

Regards, Frank.
by Aussie Frank
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Newbie & E27N engine conversion - Lister Diesel
Replies: 1
Views: 3825

Re: Newbie & E27N engine conversion - Lister Diesel

Hi Mike, Welcome to the board, that sounds like a fun project you are taking on. All the variants of the E27N have the same gearbox flange. The Perkins engines had adaptor plates and sumps cast to match the tractor for the conversions. The Flange is circular as far as I can tell so it has a chance o...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta oil consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 3472

Re: Dexta oil consumption

Hi Koenr, Personally I would ask the question, how many days hard work worth of oil can I buy for the cost of changing the valve guides. In my experience older engines will always use a little oil. Changing the valve guides may help, but then again it may not if the bores were glazed with the wrong ...
by Aussie Frank
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

Re: turbo

Hi Gordon, If the engine is old and worn I would not waste my time fitting a turbo. You will find that putting more air in will only increase the blow by and if you try to increase boost and fuel to try to compensate exhaust temperatures will go through the roof and start melting things. If you are ...
by Aussie Frank
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Major v8 conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 7710

Re: Major v8 conversion

Hi Alistair, You are right the live drive clutch is much weaker than the single clutch. Live drive is very marginal with a six cylinder conversion. Be careful though it is not easy to change from live drive to single clutch so make sure you get a non live drive tractor to convert. You don't mention ...
by Aussie Frank
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Model N Rear Tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 2217

Re: Model N Rear Tyres

Hi Buster, A tyre size and location might help. I am not familiar with what sizes were used on the Model N so I am not sure I could help. I might also be too far away being in Australia to be of any practical help anyway. Local clearing sales are usually a good place to look and sometimes even the d...