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* Something to fix

Posted on March 6th, 2012 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General, News, TE-A20.

This is a nice local project I’ll be following with interest as I know the owner of the tractor well. This tractor was a donor of one of the swing out side light for my tractor (there was only one fitted). If only I could get Mike to part with the headlight!

Hi Tim,
I’m not sure how long it’s been since I first corresponded with you over Mikes Fergie but something has finally happened!  I managed to recover it of their lawn on Saturday, without creating any large divots (luckily for me). Due to some trailer confusion we then rigged it up to a solid tow bar and towed it behind my land-rover down the road to my parents garage. Luckily its not far and we did not meet any police!We then managed to get it back down the drive with only about 6 ft to hand crank it (in gear) to get it inside.Anyway I thought you would like to know that things are finally moving.
I’ve not got any specific plan but I’m aiming to get it starting and running on the button first as it was only running on the hand crank last time. A new loom is needed and an overhaul of the dynamo too. I’m hoping I’ve got a decent 12V starter that will fit from my landrover.
New tyres are also going to be high on the list as one ripped and exploded when I pumped them up!! Do you have a good source for these? Looking at the prices I might have to keep my eye out for some used ones. Also do you have a petrol Fergie? The carb & stop linkage’s don’t seem to work nor make sense so I’m going to need to find one to have a nosey round! Anyway,
All the best.

More info in these articles.  – Lots of photo’s here

My advice

Remove the fuel tank and connected fuel system items including the carb and clean then thoroughly and replace. Yes it is a bit tricky setting up a carb but I’m sure there should be some info on the internet or maybe one of the readers could comment? Connected to this is also the air cleaner and air flow into the carb.

Which type of Carb do you have?

Clean the distributer and check the points/rotor arm.

Purchase a new wiring loom and some spark plugs (be careful with plugs as Mike’s engine has been changed to run on TVO, I think you need a different length plugs?.
Don’t worry about the dynamo but get hold of a Lucas/Ferguson starter and bolt it on. (be careful there are 6 volt and 12 volt units available).

You will be able to pick up some second hand types and there is a chap out in the peaks I can give you a number for.

You will also need a good battery!

Make sure everything is clean as you go and you are happy when you put it back on.

A very interesting project and I look forward to seeing how you get on.


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