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by essexpete
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major

Different spec wheels to what we would seen as the norm in the UK. It looks in tidy order compared to some here as well. You can check age and authenticity by casting date codes. Mind you with what you have planned not really an issue! :D
by essexpete
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major

Exactly right HB. Reduction gears in the Major behind the diff. The shafts out of the diff carry gears for the reduction and brakes on the end of the bull shafts. Modern tractors shorten that area by reduction in compact epicyclic gears in axle trumpets or hubs. In design, the 65 was more modern tha...
by essexpete
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: carnage 3ciii
Replies: 198
Views: 42915

Re: carnage 3ciii

Good progress with all Phil. How do you find France for materials costs?
by essexpete
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major

Perhaps it was just the New Power range, with grey wings, that had the mods to gearing. They tend to be quite scarce and fetch more money.
by essexpete
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major

Have an ask on you tube and/or the Fordson Pages forum (the latter very knowledgeable but might be a little p!Ssed at mods on an original machine :D The supers were set up with slightly different gearing, something to do with moving the PTO speed into a different engine rev range. https://www.fordso...
by essexpete
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Perkins V8.510 in a Fordson Major

I would guess the little MF might be problem but there have been many conversions of the Major using the original drive line. I have always been led to believe that the Major was massively over engineered. I am no expert but I think the dual clutch needs to be avoided and the standard 11" clutc...
by essexpete
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 11/09/2021
Replies: 3743
Views: 866199

Re: Classic pictures Updated 11/09/2021

https://contractormag.co.nz/classic-machines/hough/
Quite a lot about Hough here. Way ahead of UK manufacturers in the late 30s through to the 50s. Seemed slow adopting artic steering but I have an idea that may have been due to patents, at least in part.
by essexpete
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Wheel Loaders
Topic: Weatherill
Replies: 363
Views: 117336

Re: Weatherill

It looks like it may have not been there for decades.
by essexpete
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Wheel Loaders
Topic: Weatherill
Replies: 363
Views: 117336

Re: Weatherill

Son spotted this on the Black isle, North of Inverness. Thought anorak Dad would like. L66B. Guessing late 60s?
by essexpete
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Poclain 75 CKB
Replies: 182
Views: 54810

Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Soon go out on hire!

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