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UK 12 Volt 7 Pin Trailer Lighting Plugs And Sockets

Faulty trailer lights are not only a nuisance to following traffic but are also downright dangerous. Often the fault lies in the plug/socket connection or the cable fittings to the plug/socket . Any plug/socket which is suspected to be faulty should be renewed. This job is not too difficult even for a beginner but identifing […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Electrics|0 Comments

TVO

Owners of vintage tractors have been unable to purchase tractor vapourising oil (TVO) since 1974, when commercial production ceased. The only option has been for owners to mix their own (kerosene, petrol and diesel in differing quantities depending on your recipe). As kerosene is a rebated fuel, it has made it illegal to use the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Miscellaneous|7 Comments

Tractor Workshop Manuals On DVD For Vintage Tractors

When Vintage Tractor Engineer is asked to go and repair a tractor, we were finding that the customer had a perfectly good workshop manual for their tractor (usually a Ferguson or Massey Ferguson). What our customers were telling us, is that the workshop manual didn’t always fully explain how to carry out the repair and […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Tractor Insurance

Vintage tractor ownership has been a pretty rewarding pastime over recent years. Not only have we gained enjoyment from out tractors, but they have also risen in value. This is true for both vintage and classic tractors, so we must check that insurance taken out some years ago is updated to current prices.

That said, the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|25 Comments

Timing Tractor Injection Pump Using Spill Cut Off Point

Sometimes we want to know how to time the injection pump of a tractor engine when we have not got a manual to tell us how to do it. Fortunately there is another method called “spill cut off point timing” which we can use to time the injection pump. The procedure described below is for […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Engines|9 Comments

Threshing Day, Holderness Vintage Machinery Club

Holderness Vintage Machinery Club held a threshing day at Welwick, East Yorkshire on 30th December 2007. They had a tractor run around local villages to start the day, then members of the Holderness Vintage Machinery Club helped thresh the wheat that had been cut from a field in Keyingham with a binder.

The baler tied 5 […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|0 Comments

TEA 20 Cylinder Not Firing

Hello
I wonder if you can help? I have just refurbished a Ferguson TEA 20. It ran well before and after but alas on the christmas road run no 3 cylinder went dead.I have replaced plugs,points condesor,coil, there is no water in oil no oil in water, but have noticed that after cleaning plug, will often […]

By |January 15th, 2009|TE20, Tractor Electrics|1 Comment

Smoking Engine Massey Ferguson 35

Hi was wondering if anybody could help me with a problem with a 23c Massey 35 I bought a few weeks ago. When i bought it i was told it had a full engine rebuild but was still very Smokey. Was told it would be the injectors so had them sent away and serviced , […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|9 Comments