The beginning of a long road

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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 pm

Hi Grunt here is photo of the bulb its a lucas and I can make out a .5 going by what Hiawatha said it looks like an original 2.5 dont want to paper it to much as I know they can be a bit delicate the element looks ok so finger crossed it will work with power :dance: .

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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Grunt » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am

Thanks very much Jord, much appreciated. Having looked a bit closer at your pic of the back of your bulb holder it looks like the small wire has broken, it should be attached to the blob of solder just behind it.

Have a look here for a vague explanation to my bulb confusion.
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Grunt wrote:Thanks very much Jord, much appreciated. Having looked a bit closer at your pic of the back of your bulb holder it looks like the small wire has broken, it should be attached to the blob of solder just behind it.

Have a look here for a vague explanation to my bulb confusion.
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Thanks Grunt do you mean the little wire (black arrow) goes to solder (red arrow)
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Grunt » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:21 pm

do you mean the little wire (black arrow) goes to solder (red arrow)
. Yes.

Though according to the manual if it’s a 6-8 volt 0.3 amp bulb then it should be short circuited. I assume this just means a heavier bit of wire soldered across the terminals. As yours has .5 stamped on it I’d guess it’s 0.5 amps. Though all this is still a bit of a grey area as far as I’m concerned.
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm

Grunt wrote:
do you mean the little wire (black arrow) goes to solder (red arrow)
. Yes.

Though according to the manual if it’s a 6-8 volt 0.3 amp bulb then it should be short circuited. I assume this just means a heavier bit of wire soldered across the terminals. As yours has .5 stamped on it I’d guess it’s 0.5 amps. Though all this is still a bit of a grey area as far as I’m concerned.



Cheers will get it sorted. Ha ha love the pun "grey area" :lol:
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi all bit of an update as to my fergie project I had a great weekend Saturday morning I took apart the original seized starter switch
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and gave it a good cleaning
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polished up the contacts
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and re assembled now just need to get some rivets,
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saves me a few quid and its the original. I bought new bearing and electrics for the distributor and new coil.
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:25 pm

I cleaned out the old engine oil its a strange looking filter setup worked well though must of cleaned out nearly 2 inches of sludge
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and replaced the old original filter with a new modern equivalent
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late Saturday evening I had the engine running it took me a couple of goes to sort out the timing but got there in the end, I'm really pleased with the way it runs the sound, even with no exhaust yet. No knocks but loads of black smoke normal after such a long time sat, it filled the shed lol. Now it is running Sunday I started removing the front end
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to get at the seized clutch gear,
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early this morning I managed to pull the engine off
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:34 pm

it was stuck fast on the splines but got there in the end. Loads of rusty bits in there
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but it will clean up ok, apart from needing a new clutch plate the flywheel, pressure plate and the thrust bearing are good they cleaned up well and are now and good to go.
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While I was in there I manage to free the starter switch gear, I was surprised there was no paint inside the clutch area.
Tonight I had the steering wheel off
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and removed the shaft and bearings
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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Jordhandson » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:43 pm

Gave them a bit of a clean
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I can now get new bearings on order. While I am waiting for parts I hope to pull off the lift arms as they are also seized I did manage to let the oil out of the back end over lunch today that can drain for a day or two.

Here's a couple of before and after pics to fill up the allotted quota

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Re: The beginning of a long road

Postby Hiawatha » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:31 am

What joy having sandblasting facilities on tap would bring to most of the members here :smile:

Your progress is astounding Jord , I suspect that faced with the same project I would either have not started or at the most have progressed to pulling out the plugs by now .
The oil filter is the original one supplied with the engine , a similar type of washable fabric type was supplied with the Standard Motors engine . Let's hope the previous owner cleaned it frequently .

The bell housing looks to be in a difficult state , they do become porous and very brittle , same goes for the turret . They can crack at a sideways glance if you aren't really careful , the turret especially when changing the bearings . If the bell housing is very bad consider getting a replacement , there are cases where tractors have broken in half when placed under moderate loads , something you wouldn't want to occur just after putting it all back together .
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