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Hydraulic Bracket

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We have been recently asked how to make the bracket which fixes on to the rear of the MF35 tractor which makes it easy to ‘flip’ over the hydraulic top cover on the MF35 tractor.

This is a useful tool if you need to remove the top cover yourself and can’t get anyone to help you, […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Hydraulics|Comments Off on Hydraulic Bracket

FE35 Restoration – Cigarette Ends And Leaves In Cooling Water

We have written about Gunter’s tractors before here at Vintage Tractor Engineer.  He so kindly takes the time to share with us his photos and articles about his tractor.  Previous articles…

Gold Belly Resoted To ‘As New’ Condition.

Gunter’s FE35 – Restored photos and video of a cold start.

The problem with us tractor enthusiasts is we get […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Articles/News|Comments Off on FE35 Restoration – Cigarette Ends And Leaves In Cooling Water

Gunter’s FE35

Contents…

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 […]

23C Fuel Injection Pump, Aligning The Circlip

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…

 

jbo1948

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

Replacing Crankshaft Rope Seals

Oil leaking from a tractor clutch housing is a common problem.  We often get asked about this and what the repair involves.  The following information is based on a MF35 tractor, but the procedure is similar for many makes of tractor.

Oil entering the clutch/flywheel housing can be coming from one of two places.  It is […]

By |March 25th, 2013|Engines|Comments Off on Replacing Crankshaft Rope Seals

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.

 

DATA

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