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3A 152 Injector Nozzle Pressure Setting

Information on setting the injector nozzle pressure settings for a Perkins 3A.152 3 cylinder engine as fitted to a Massey Ferguson 35 tractor.  This discussion follows the story of Ryan’s tractor.

When trying to get good starting performance there may be more than one issue that needs attention.  Ryan began by reconditioning the injectors, but also […]

By |January 1st, 2015|MF35 FE35 TO35, Old Forum Posts|0 Comments

MF35, 3 Cylinder, Loosing Oil Pressure

We’ve had this question come in…
After about 1 to 2 hours running my MF35 3 cyl 1960 model starts loosing oil pressure.  Also if taking out the oil dipstick, exhaust gases/smoke is coming out.  How can I fix this? can a good DIY man fix it without an engineer? Is it safe to continue running […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Massey Ferguson 590 (Perkins 4.248 Engine), Compression Test

This is a rather interesting video looking at the compression testing of a Perkins 4.248 tractor engine.  This video is from Youtube user EngineerLikes Farming.  Vintage Tractor Engineer follows this channel and likes many of the videos.  We would recommend you subscribe too!

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It shows the compression measurement at […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Engines, MF 500 series|0 Comments

FE-35 Glow Plugs

We recently wrote about Ferguson FE-35 glow plugs.  The vital piece of information in the article was that glow plugs from a Land Rover engine also fitted the Standard 23C engine.  Land Rover parts are quite easily obtainable, so this is a good source of supply if you need glow plugs.

We have been given some […]

By |December 11th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Ferguson FE35 Glow Plug Information

Many Standard 23C diesel engines have the ‘Thermostart’ heating and vaporising coil fitted in the inlet manifold.  Effective as this is, FE-35 tractors sold for use in areas of the world where extreme cold temperatures are expected were often fitted with ‘cold climate heads’ that have individual heater plugs for each pre-combustion chamber.  Tractors equiped […]

By |December 9th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35, Tractor Electrics|8 Comments

MF 3080 Engine Rebuild

This past week we’ve been rebuilding a Perkins A6.354 engine from a Massey Ferguson 3080.

This engine has only done a little over 6,000 hours, but hasn’t be well looked after.  The owner is a gentleman who takes lots of care and time looking after his pigs, but unfortunately spends little time on machinery maintenance.

 

 

A couple […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Engines|1 Comment

1959 Ford 611 Combine Harvester For Sale

We've had an email from Dan who is selling his uncle's vintage Ford combine harvester on eBay.com ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Ford-611-Combine-with-10-039-Grain-Header-Self-Propelled-1-Owner-/301338485922 Dan has written a detailed description of the machine and posted lots of photos and a video of the combine running.
By |October 8th, 2014|Articles/News|0 Comments

Harvesting On The Farm, And Welcome To New (Vintage Tractor Engineer) Subscribers

It’s been three months since we’ve posted any tractor maintenance articles here on the website. We’ve been very busy over that period with harvest and cultivations on our farm.

All the sowing has now been completed so we now have a bit more time on our hands to share some tractor photos and information.

I wanted to […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Articles/News|0 Comments