How you goin with that ford-Ferguson Tony? Or should I say Ferguson-Ford as the Ferguson bit is at the front this time?
If you look at the mounting points for the lower link arms on an early TE there are mounting brackets held in place with two 11/16th head nuts. On the later 12 volt tractor, (which the front half of yours is!) the mounting points are a plain stud just like on the 35/40 etc . The later tractor also had a larger diff and different trumpet housings to fit over the larger hole in the trans housing. I assume the TO30 also had these improvements?. British tractors had the larger drum brakes from the very start, similar to the 35/40 but early tractors used a 'kidney cam' system, later tractors had the floating cam with the oval hole in the back plate. The good news is.....most wreckers yards still have a lot of discarded arst ends lying around as not many ever need these casings. And I think you know where there is a blue one from some of your previous postings.
OR......You could paint the whole thing in your favourite Rustoleum grey without the yeller and blue bits and take it to shows and tell everyone that it was a top secret British invention, that they were testing in utmost secrecy in the wild west, and then abandoned and you just managed to find it and bring it back to life????????
By the way the throttle lever is meant to be bent.....only early TEAs had straight levers!
The tractor in the photograph is an early 12 volt and still has the bracket on the lower lift arm mountings. I think this changed at tractor number 200,000? But Iwill ask on our forum for ya!
Sam This post was edited by samn40 at 02:10:42 12/08/13.