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One for Fordson buffs!

Post #1 by hair bear » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm

I need help identifying a Major that has crossed my path and I'm starting to think it may be of the 'Heinz' variety. Sorry I don't have any pics yet but hopefully a description will do!
Engine; normal 4d, vacuum govenor, Simms pump with 8 bolt cover direct driven (no coupling shaft), exhaust on a 180 U and comes up the outside of the bonnet, throttle lever under fuel tank, 2 blade fan.
Gearbox; ratio lever up for low - down for high, not live drive.
Brakes; drum covers set into mudguards, ratchet and 't lock' park brakes.
Tinwork; Oval badge on nose, left cover has air cleaner and exhaust holes, badges state Power Major, no dials or clocks on tank, no headlight holes in the grilles.
Wheels; rears normal Fordson, front 3 spoke cast.

I'm thinking Diesel Major with Power Major bonnet and front wheels. Any thoughts?

Been stood 15 years so what harm could a quick tow do??? It started and ran, although only on one pot! How many modern 4 cyl engines would run with 3 not firing? 3 stuck pump plungers which are yet to be dealt with - then its' playtime.


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Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Post #2 by essexpete » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:05 am

https://www.selen.nu/cgi-bin/trsnr.pl?lang=en
Have a look for the casting codes. If the tractor is original they should all be close and also tie up withe tractor/engine no.


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Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Post #3 by essexpete » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:07 am

You can sometimes free off the plungers by runing ATF into the pump. Also make sure the rack is free to move properly.


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Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Post #4 by hair bear » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:20 pm

Hadn't thought of atf, currently soaking in diesel till next weekend. I'll go number hunting when the opportunity arises


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Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Post #5 by essexpete » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:55 pm

Have a look at the Fordson pages forum there are a few pictures on there with casting code locations.


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