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Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #1 by martyn williams » Thu May 12, 2011 5:20 pm

Can anyone help ? A mate in cornwall is looking for fowler engine parts.
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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #2 by Fowler VF » Fri May 13, 2011 9:38 am

Martyn

What is he looking for? I have only a few parts. Crawfords would have anything you could possibly want for Marshall engines and VF's. They have a stock of original parts as they bought up the old stores and also break tractors. But you will have to pay top dollar for it.


http://www.rhcrawford.com/Field-Marshall-Tractor-repairs.php


There is a fitter who works in a workshop in my yard who specialises in Marshalls in his spare time. I rate him as possibly the most knowledgable guy on Marshalls in the UK, he deals in tractors as well and often has a stock of parts. let em know what you want and |I can put him in contact.

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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #3 by martyn williams » Fri May 13, 2011 9:48 am

Hello Nick
I think he is after valves and other engine bits.He said Crawfords were a bit expensive.
I will find out exactly what he needs and let you know.
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PS this is what he needs ----- "rear tinwork or any pannelwork, changeover valve in the head or i would be interested in any parts "


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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #4 by Fowler VF » Sat May 14, 2011 11:53 am

Martyn

I have spoken to my man, changeover valves are very scarce, he did have one but has sold it.

Might be worth ringing him for other bits, ring Graham on 07976 319399


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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #5 by Julian » Sat May 14, 2011 1:19 pm

B100 LOADER wrote:.He said Crawfords were a bit expensive.
I will find out exactly what he needs and let you know.
Cheers
Martyn
PS this is what he needs ----- "rear tinwork or any pannelwork, changeover valve in the head or i would be interested in any parts "


I'm nor sure about panels with double curvature - you'd need tooling for the job, but the deck plate could be very easily fabricated from steel sheet, as would the bonnet panels. - the deckplate on my Series one is a custom made jobby I think.

Regarding expenditure, probably it's worth remembering that these machines were expensive to buy new, I think the Field Marshall was twice the price of a equivalent Fordson - so spares prices probably follow suit, That and the relative scarcity of the things.... Sometimes spares come up in the small adds of Tractor & Machinery, then there's the Marshall club maybe?

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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #6 by martyn williams » Sat May 14, 2011 7:49 pm

Thanks
I have passed info onto him :thumbup:
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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #7 by Julian » Sat May 14, 2011 8:23 pm

B100 LOADER wrote:Thanks
I have passed info onto him :thumbup:
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I think what I'm trying to say, while trying hard not to sound a snob, is that cheap 'tat' from Vapormatic or Agriline etc that fits the bill for a Grey Fergie isn't available for Marshalls. :(

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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #8 by martyn williams » Sat May 14, 2011 10:54 pm

I know what you mean.Fowlers fetch a high price.I have always been surprised with that.They are great tractors but they make on average 8 grand a tractor.Just wondered how they attain that price range.
Caterpillars were a very expensive tractor when built, but a good D4 would not reach 8 grand at auction.
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Re: Fowler VF Engine parts

Post #9 by Julian » Sun May 15, 2011 9:15 am

B100 LOADER wrote:I know what you mean.Fowlers fetch a high price.I have always been surprised with that.They are great tractors but they make on average 8 grand a tractor.Just wondered how they attain that price range.
Caterpillars were a very expensive tractor when built, but a good D4 would not reach 8 grand at auction.
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That price of Fowlers and Marshalls has always intrigued me too. I think, at the end of the day, that it's all to do with volume and demand and supply, Fordsons and Fergies got made by the thousands. Assuming you have the cash then the price isn't anything to baulk at in my opinion as you'll always recover it (and then some too) when you sell.

D4's etc are just problematical regarding transport and no good for road-runs. Take 'em on the road or tarmac surface and you'll chew it up and trailer transportation takes you instantly into the realms of HGV's, or tractor/trailer combos. You're pretty limited regarding activities really.....

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