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by hair bear
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: One for Fordson buffs!
Replies: 8
Views: 982
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Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Aha, that's clearer than other info I've had. I'll give it a go. I tried joining the Fordson pages but for some reason it wouldn't let me register. The chassis plate (square plate, engine side of firewall, rhs of tractor) is present but completely smooth. The machined engine number location on the b...
by hair bear
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: One for Fordson buffs!
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Flag: Great Britain

Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Finally found a casting code - J 19 A - July 19th, 1957, that's the date for the bell housing anyway. I'm still at a loss to find any other numbers anywhere. Now it's had a good steam and a lot of paint has come off it's obvious the engine is not original, nor the back wheels, bonnet, front wheels, ...
by hair bear
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 26/01/2020
Replies: 3240
Views: 419992
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 22/12/2019

Curious arrangement of the Ford 3000 in the barge, would make more sense if it was in the same boat as the flail arm as the hydraulic supply - unless both boats are identical and we are seeing the sharp end of one and the blunt end of the other perhaps?
by hair bear
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Military Equipment
Topic: Royal Engineers photos
Replies: 1
Views: 355
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Royal Engineers photos

Apologies if I've posted this link before, a good selection of green machines.
http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/33289-re-plant- ... ent-390442
by hair bear
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: One for Fordson buffs!
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Flag: Great Britain

Re: One for Fordson buffs!

The rest of the plungers freed off ok and started straight up. A little smokey but not complaining, probably the valve stem seals. The hydraulics appear to be good but as yet I've not loaded the arms. The electrics are a real mess but a quick work around has at least got the starter working. The res...
by hair bear
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 26/01/2020
Replies: 3240
Views: 419992
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 16/12/2019

essexpete wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:Is that a Leyland Martian in the fourth picture? :think:

Jeremy

I reckon you have it! Wonder if it had a petrol engine?

Anorak on... FV1119 Martian heavy recovery, Rolls Royce B81 5.6l straight 8 petrol, 175 - 220 hp. Anorak off.
by hair bear
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Accidents and Bogged in machines
Topic: Stuck JCB 3c
Replies: 6
Views: 2718
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Re: Stuck JCB 3c

Back on dry land now.
by hair bear
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: NCB dumper trials
Replies: 0
Views: 405
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NCB dumper trials

Some dumper and loader activity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qILYLaspOhw
by hair bear
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: One for Fordson buffs!
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Flag: Great Britain

Re: One for Fordson buffs!

Hadn't thought of atf, currently soaking in diesel till next weekend. I'll go number hunting when the opportunity arises
by hair bear
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: One for Fordson buffs!
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Flag: Great Britain

One for Fordson buffs!

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 18...

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