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Re: fordson major brakes

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Majorman

10-08-2013 13:54:22
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As before the E1Ad number will not help as it will be the same on every tractor as it is the casting mould number. however the 1554344 indicates a June 1960 Power Major so it is possible you have a Fordson ASP (All Spare Parts) :0)

What is likely is that originally the tractor did not have hydraulics and some previous owner has fitted some from a 1953 Major.

Check for a casting code something like F21D near the clutch linkage on the side with the gearbox oil filler. This code would tell us whether it has had a new engine or just a hydraulic system.

Also where is the throttle located, Is it up under the steering wheel or down above the brake pedal?

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zebedee1

10-09-2013 10:50:34
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 Re: fordson major brakes in reply to Majorman, 10-08-2013 13:54:22  
All it says on there is d1c, and throttle is on steering column. Is the back axle oil seal hard to get at ?



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zebedee1

10-09-2013 06:10:23
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 Re: fordson major brakes in reply to Majorman, 10-08-2013 13:54:22  
All it says on there is d1c, and throttle is on steering column. Is the back axle oil seal hard to get at ?



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Majorman

10-10-2013 00:35:37
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 Re: fordson major brakes in reply to zebedee1, 10-09-2013 06:10:23  
That makes it a Power Major with a Fordson Major lift. Your year will be 1960.

You will have to strip the brake drum and hub and also take the lift off to get to the nut that holds the halfshaft in. Once the shaft is out the bearing will have to be removed with a puller or press before you get to the seal.

On the website I gave you there is a free manual on the home page, which will help you see how to do it.

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zebedee1

10-10-2013 12:11:11
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 Re: fordson major brakes in reply to Majorman, 10-10-2013 00:35:37  
Thanks for your help I will having a go at that shortly. Cheers Zeb



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