Re-visiting and old project

  1. jordhandson Member

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    Now I finish the Grinder I decided to re-visit an old project that I started last summer, Its an old little grey Ferguson tractor.

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    Last time it ran was 35 years ago and was all seized and in a bit of a state when father picked it up for me, it really should have been scrapped but hey ho I like a bit of a challenge. It has a petrol continental engine and it was built in 1947. Once I had the engine running then get the sized gearbox off the engine, that took a while,
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    I managed to get the seized hydraulics working. I decided to strip it completely and give it a good shot blasting to see what was salvageable,
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    the parts that were salvageable had a coat of Epoxy primer and that's how its been sat since last autumn.
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    Jobs done so far;

    Engine running

    Hydraulics working

    Starter rebuild

    Starter Solenoid rebuild

    Dynamo rebuilt

    Distributor rebuild

    New half shaft seals fitted

    Flywheel skimmed

    Time fly s and I had to dig out a load of old photo’s to remember how things went. I had some free time this afternoon so I got it uncovered and into the shop, dug out some boxes and I got one of the half shaft back in along with 1 brake back plate and foot pedal linkage. The gearbox input shaft, thrust bearing and the two shafts that go through the bell housing to the pedals.

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    I will post more pics as I go along if anyone interested in old fergie’s.
     
  2. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Nice project. Be good to see the build. I like stuff like that.
     
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  3. dan treg Member

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    thats commitment i think a lot of people wouldnt even attempt stuff like this well done with progress thus far
     
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  4. jordhandson Member

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    Cheers spence Fingers crossed it dont get pushed back again, this year I am trying to stay on one side project until finished.:doh: I have to many on the back burner. And I have told father not to buy for a while:laughing:
     
  5. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Does a Bear sit in the woods ? as the saying goes :thumbup:

    Bob
     
  6. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    I know what you mean. A few projects on the go. Farther will buy because thsts what they do. My old man being 74 is still at it. Always buying all sorts
     
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  7. jordhandson Member

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    Just found a couple of videos so I have made a channel on the tube. ShedOpps

    there is one of the first start up after 35 years and one of my hydraulic test, you'll have to forgive my father he's a bit slow and oldish.







     
  8. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    Grew up with a grey fergie with a Perkins p3 in it, real old machine!
     
  9. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Thing I remember about them was when I was going to work in the car once and the road down is a 30 limit. I was keeping to the limit and a chap in front of me on a little grey Fergie was leaving me behind :D
     
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  10. Domdom Member

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    Always wanted a Grey Fergie, not that I have any use for one, or storage for that matter. But having grown up on a farm and learned to drive on a David Brown 1200 the Fergie was something I've always liked. Well done for saving it.
     
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  11. Tim W Member

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    Hi Jord... small world.... don't forget to update us on the other site :laughing::laughing::laughing::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  12. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    A pointless exercise as @spencer 427 says. I like how your Dad buys stuff and it's up to you thereafter.:D
     
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  13. jordhandson Member

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    Hi Tim its been a while since Ive done anything on the fergie, now I have got to find me signing in pass thing, I keep them on bits of paper nightmare:doh:, will try and find it
     
  14. jordhandson Member

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    It has been known some people put V8's in them
     
  15. jordhandson Member

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    Nice one,:thumbup: this one is a 1947
     
  16. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    Think ours was a ‘49
     
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  17. jordhandson Member

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    Got the brakes all sorted and the link rods and pedals back on, I was going to spray all the parts grey before I reassembled , but I am so glad I didn't, there would have been a bit of touching up to do. That epoxy resin primer I used is as hard as nails and can thoroughly recommend Jotun epoxy primmer. Here are some before and after pics
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  18. jordhandson Member

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    Not much done today I got cold outside this morning:) so I had a qiet afternoon in by the fire and started to clean up the engine before painting. I may be going to pull the head off and get it in the blast cabinet as there are to many nooks and crannies where I cannot get the wire wheels in. Bit of a shame as it still got the original copper head gasket on.

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  19. jordhandson Member

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    I am glad I pulled the head off today there was a lot of carbon deposits in there and I had 1 stuck valve.
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    The amount of crud that came out of the waterways was amazing, still got to blow out the engine block waterways yet, I will probably do that tomorrow as it make such a mess, I will add a vid on my shedOpps on youtube later to show how bad it is.
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    Getting back to the head, I removed all the valves
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    and I ran the head through the cabinet to clean any carbon deposits, it has come up quite good
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    I also gave the manifold a bit of a blast off
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    This afternoon I reassembled the valves back in the head I gave them a bit of a lap to make sure there seat are good
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    these two parts are now ready for paint.
     
  20. jordhandson Member

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    Having a Lazy day today I just cleaned the top of the block and the pistons and got some primer on the block. Now I can sit back and wait for some parts to arrive,:D

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