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Gunter’s FE35

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Take a moment to enjoy these photographs of a quite outstanding Ferguson FE35 restoration.
Video of a cold start.

Introduction
Vintage Tractor Engineer loves the colour scheme of the Ferguson FE35 gold and grey tractors.  There is just something about them.  The colours somehow compliment each other and of course the gold really stands them apart […]

MF35 And 135 Perkins Diesel Oil Pump Assessment

Last week we took a quick look at an MF135 that was in for refurbishment.  Today we take a closer look at the lubricating oil pump

This information is for the MF35 and MF135 tractors that have the Perkins A3.152 (or AD3.152) engine fitted.

How Does It Work?
The pump drive gear is pressed and keyed on to […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Engines, MF135, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

MF135 In For Refurbishment

A friend of Vintage Tractor Engineer had started on the overhaul of a 135.

Unfortunately, ill health meant he couldn’t complete the project, so the tractor came to us.  The engine and clutch were all dismantled and boxed up in the order of removal.  The owner brought it to us looking a bit concerned that his […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Engines, MF135, Uncategorized|1 Comment

MF35 and MF135 Cross Shaft Arrangement

The cross shaft on the MF35 and MF135 tractors are held with bushes and sealed with ‘o’ rings.

The MF35 has two smaller bushes with an ‘o’ ring inbetween them.

The 135 has one larger bush.  The ‘o’ ring then fits to the outside of the bush, and this is facilitated by having a top lift arm […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

TEA-20 Hydraulic Relief Valve Problem

Broken hydraulic top covers are a relatively common problem with Ferguson TE-20 tractors.  The easiest solution for most people is to source a second hand component.

The earlier tractors had the relief valve fitted to the pump, whilst the later tractors had the valve integrated into the top cover.

 

 

It is therefore necessary to ensure that when […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Hydraulics, TE20|0 Comments

FE35 – Red And Grey or Bronze And Grey?

Vilhelm has sent in some photos from Sweden of his father’s FE35, which he is intending to restore and bring back to its former glory.  It’s an FE35, 23C engine and serial number SDM28837.

This serial number would date the tractor to 1957, and would also mean it should be painted bronze and grey.  The bronze […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Articles/News, MF35 FE35 TO35|14 Comments

Fitting Timing Chain, 4 Cylinder Diesel MF35

Many people find the timing process for the Standard 23C Engine difficult to follow and understand.  We wrote a brief article on fitting the timing chain recently.

The process is shown in full on the MF35 Engine Rebuild DVD, however, we also wanted to provide a written description to help people understand the process.  So here […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|MF35 FE35 TO35|1 Comment

MF35 Timing Chain Replacement

This following question has been asked by someone who wishes to replace the timing chain on their Standard 23C engine.

 

The Question…
I am trying to read the lines between the Engine Rebuild DVD and the Workshop Manual on the subject of Timing Chain Replacement.

I am pulling off the front of my ’59 MF35 4 Cyl Diesel […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35, Old Forum Posts|2 Comments