Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile    Log inLog in 

Majorman


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
agjim
Regular


Joined: 12 Sep 2011
Posts: 298


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:53 am    Post subject: Majorman Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have much respect for your opinion on the Fordson forum. I have a couple of Dextas for parts tractors and 2 Super Dexta that are runners, one of which I gave to one of my 12-year old grandsons for Christmas. He used the Super Dexta this past Fall helping me with hay and loved it.
I recall from years ago when these tractors were relative new the first Dextas had transmission and/or rear end gear problems. If my memory as a teenager is right when was this problem solved and what did they do for the "fix"?
One of my parts tractors seems to be in usable condition except the engine has a freeze crack on the side of the block. Do you know of anyone putting a 203 Perkins 4-cylinder in a Dexta and what are the pros and cons of this type engine swap? I have a 4-203 engine I could use to make the conversion.
I'm eager to hear your opinion and comments.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Majorman
Long Time User


Joined: 15 Jul 2002
Posts: 1432


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Majorman Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The gearbox selector problem is a pretty easy fix by building up the bottom of the
gear stick with weld and reshaping it to fit. That was the normal cure. After-market
gear sticks are available but I have not heard good reports of the ones over here.

The main cause of the problem was people "cutting corners" of the "H" pattern when
shifting gears and trying to rush. My Dexta is 1960 and still shifts like a new one
so must have had a good owner before me.

As regards the engine, I have not seen a 4-203 Perkins fitted but I am sure it is
possible with a bit of work. Do not forget that a Dexta engine block is designed to
be part of the frame of the tractor and is stressed to take such loadings. Most
people here use the MF35 or 135 engines, three cylinder tractor engines, so there is
no problem with stresses or length. I think on the 4-203 you might need a sub-frame.

If your Dexta is after 1960 you could also find a Standard Industrial petrol engine
to fit. They were used in M-H 701 balers at one time.



Or, perhaps, try this. ;0)
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Majorman
Long Time User


Joined: 15 Jul 2002
Posts: 1432


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Majorman Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The only problem with gears I remember was due to them not having enough gears in the working range, this was changed fairly early on around 1960 so is not a problem on your Super Dexta or Dexta after that year.

I did have a needle roller bearing fail last year in my Live Drive gearbox, a real pain to get to as the tractor had to be split in three pieces to get to a £1.00 bearing and finding one was a bit difficult. In the end I found a supplier who still stocks them for other uses. Still it had done since 1960 so I suppose it was not too bad.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
agjim
Regular


Joined: 12 Sep 2011
Posts: 298


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Majorman Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for your opinion and comments. I will investigate my options.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
agjim
Regular


Joined: 12 Sep 2011
Posts: 298


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Majorman Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Majorman wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:33:02 01/04/21) The only problem with gears I remember was due to them not having enough gears in the working range, this was changed fairly early on around 1960 so is not a problem on your Super Dexta or Dexta after that year.

I did have a needle roller bearing fail last year in my Live Drive gearbox, a real pain to get to as the tractor had to be split in three pieces to get to a 1.00 bearing and finding one was a bit difficult. In the end I found a supplier who still stocks them for other uses. Still it had done since 1960 so I suppose it was not too bad.
The picture looks like it's at a Fordson show. Is that a 302 Ford V-8 in that Dexta? Is it yours?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Majorman
Long Time User


Joined: 15 Jul 2002
Posts: 1432


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: Majorman Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No, it belongs to a member of the Blue Force Club over here. It is a Mitsubishi, I
think.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Fordson All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters