Fordson Project

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Re: Fordson Project

Post #21 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:12 pm

B100 LOADER wrote:When I used to be with the Glamorgan and Gwent club we had a member called John Todd he always brought some belt drivern implements to our shows,saddley he passed away some years back.I had my Fordson standard driving his bailer and my Major running a saw bench.I am thinking of getting a belt drivern implement to go with the standard in the future as its better than seeing a tractor stood around in a line.
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Hi Martyn,
I knew John Todd over many years, it was a sad loss when he was called to the grand workshop in the sky.
Thats a good idea Martyn.
I bet it's a job to source a belt for flat belt drives. or croc.clips to join them these days.
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #22 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:03 am

Hi all,
Had a go today.Wheels and wings off. :thumbup:
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I'm left with a pile of rusty scrap that I've got to try to turn into respectable wings to put back on. I thought about replacements till I was quoted £850. :doh:
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I,ll try to keep the tyres, they are a bit perished but I prefer to try to keep the original tread patern. :think:
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Had to reseal the rear worm bearing housing, gasket was leaking. :roll:
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Ready for paint. :thumbup:
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #23 by martyn williams » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:36 am

Taking shape Fred,there are metal fabricators in Tonyrefail if you need any sheets rolled.Toddy was on our committee.When he was struggling with his health I picked him up at Pendoylan and took him to his doctors at Llantwit.You can still get belting and joiners .
I repaired a Fordson for the Rev John Stacy - Marks at Amelia trust a few years back.His Fordson runs a flour mill..
Did you back wheels remove easy ?
Will pop up one day,will phone you.
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #24 by smithhymac » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:41 pm

looks good! I can remember restoring my standard, the cones holding the rear wheels on were impossibly tight! took alot of diesel and patience, and mine is fitted with dunlop rims. cheers morgan

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Re: Fordson Project

Post #25 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:46 pm

Hi Both,
Thanks for the replies. :thumbup:
The wheels came off very easily considering they hadn't been off for 24/25 years. I didn't even need to use a tube on the studs or the jacking bolts, just a long 3/4 drive power bar. :o
The "taper lock" is a good system, and whoever put the wheels on last knew enough to grease the studs, the jacking bolts and the tapers. "Simples." :bow:
Has anyone got a colour code for the old Fordson Green :?: :?: I have been told that there isn't one as it was war-time and they used whatever they could get if it was close.
Also can anyone tell me the significance of the spot coding on the axle casing :?: :?: I know it's to do with the axle ratios, :think: my tractor has a yellow spot.
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #26 by martyn williams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:11 am

You can get hold of the correct Fordson green from Old Twenty parts, or you can have a sample of the paint I have ,to get a good match.I have all details of the spot codes,will get back to you on that Fred.Did know off the top of my head but my memory is getting worse :lol:
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #27 by smithhymac » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:44 pm

Yes Old 20 Parts is where I got the paint for mine though that was 20years back when I was 13! but I do remember how nice the paint was to brush! here's a recent picture of mine although abit weathered :D cheers morgan
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #28 by martyn williams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:31 pm

The paint Old 20 supply is very good quality :thumbup:
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #29 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:30 am

Hi Both,
Thanks for the replies.
Nice pics Morgan, tractor looks good.
I ordered my paint from Old 20 today. Made a bit more progress too.
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Re: Fordson Project

Post #30 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:12 pm

Hi All,
She's progressing slowly. A couple more pics. here.
Fred
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