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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: 6 cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

did a fordson major ever have a six cylinder engine from the factory? just curious, chuck
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 6 cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No, only the 6 cylinder Roadless Ploughmaster MFWD tractor from Roadless Traction Ltd and I guess some of the conversions by County Commercial cars which used the Major as a base unit. Plenty of later conversions done useing the Ford Thames Trader lorry engine though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 6 cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Starting in Feb 1948, you could order a Fordson Major with a P6 Perkins six cylinder diesel engine. Kits were also sold to convert the gas-engined tractors to the six cylinder diesel. A four cylinder diesel Perkins conversion was also available. I have never seen a Fordson Major diesel installed in an older Fordson. I have never seen a P6 diesel installed in the 1952-64 Major, but Ford sold their own diesel engines to convert the gas-powered tractors.
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