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23C Fuel Injection Pump, Aligning The Circlip

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The Question
We’ve had a query about aligning the letter G against the circlip mark when timing the fuel injection pump on the 23C engine.  Bob has followed the 23C Engine Rebuild DVD and notes that on the DVD it shows the circlip mark on the lower side of the clip gap.  However, Bob’s tractor has […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on 23C Fuel Injection Pump, Aligning The Circlip

23C Air Cleaner Oil Level

We sometimes like to re-visit previous topics.  This is a discussion from the forum about the oil bath air cleaner oil level.  VTE has a few bits of information to add at the end of this article…



I have never been very clear as to how much oil should be put in the oil container […]

By |December 12th, 2013|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on 23C Air Cleaner Oil Level

Clutch Squeal

Tom has recently refurbished the engine on his 3 cylinder MF35.  However, after replacing the clutch assembly with a new one he has experienced a squeal.  This is what Tom said…
‘ The clutch is producing a quiet but definite squeal when the clutch pedal is depressed. I set the two-stage pto adjuster nuts as per […]

By |October 29th, 2013|Ferguson / MF, MF35 FE35 TO35|1 Comment

Photos Of Dash

Michael has a 1962 MF35, but unfortunately all the plates and badges have been removed from the dashboard at some point in the tractor’s life.  We already have some photos of the decals for various different tractors (a 1962 tractor, MF35 Decals and Badges, Dave’s tractor, Jeff’s tractor, external link to Per’s tractor), but we […]

By |October 15th, 2013|MF35 FE35 TO35|1 Comment

CAD Drawing, Bracket For Hydraulic Top Cover Removal, MF35

Removing the hydraulic top cover on the MF35 (or any other tractor) is not an easy task, as the cover is quite heavy.  To help facilitate this Vintage Tractor Engineer has drawn a to scale sketch and added phtotos.



A number of people have used the drawings to manufacture their own bracket which has made the […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on CAD Drawing, Bracket For Hydraulic Top Cover Removal, MF35

German “Gold Belly” Restored To “as new” Condition

One thing Vintage Tractor Engineer has learnt over the past few years is that tractor enthusiasts in northern Europe are crazy about the gold/grey FE35’s…


Two and a half years ago logistics manager Gunter Birth started the beginning of a busy relationship with a tractor. The machine that chugged now and then through his village was […]

By |March 14th, 2013|MF35 FE35 TO35|3 Comments

Perkins 3A.152 Data And Tightening Torques

There are just a few data specifications which are useful for the 3 cylinder Perkins engine.  These accompany our Rebuild DVD for this engine.



Tappet Setting (cold) 0.012″ (.305mm)

Operating Oil Pressure 25-30 p.s.i. or more at normal speeds

Relif Valve Setting 50-65 p.s.i.

Backlash in Timing Gears 0.003″ / 0.006″ (0.0762 – 0.1524 mm)

Injector Pressure Setting 120 Atmospheres

Fuel […]

By |January 16th, 2013|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|1 Comment

MF35, 3A.152, Rebuild Photos

We have already shown some snap-shots from the strip-down of this engine.  Today’s photos from the DVD (34 of them!!!) are from the rebuild process, including the visit to the engineers.  Here they are, enjoy…

I hope these snap-shots from the film go some way to showing the detail we have tried to cover in the […]

By |January 2nd, 2013|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on MF35, 3A.152, Rebuild Photos