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More Parts Arrive
Now with only 2 months to go until the end of the year and the unofficial deadline I have set myself to have the tractor back assembled.
On Friday I picked up the head from The engine remanufacturing centre in Leeds. They have done a fantastic job.
Skimming the head and seating the valves.
They have removed Carbon mostly from the exhaust chambers.
Cleaned the head to remove all the old oil. For this they had a giant dishwasher for engines.
Which all resulted in a fabulous rebuilt head. now all I have to do is fit it once the bottom half of the engine is ready, tighten the bolts and install the rocker shaft.
This weekend the cylinder ring compressor tool arrived in the post so I will be getting on with inserting the pistons tomorrow and then the crank shaft.
I'm waiting for parts so no rebuilding today. I've been looking through the ferguson manual again to make sure I know what I'm doing when I get the parts. I have an original manual and I have to say it's so much better than a CD copy of the manual. Just look at the quality of the images which you find in the Original manual.
More rebuilding today a couple of hours in the garage. Although no cam followers yet, I can however install the 4 liners and get the pistons ready.
I then heated up the 4 pistons in boiling water to allow them to expand. That way it is easy to push the gudgeon pin through and insert the circlips.
I then had 20 cylinder rings to fit of varying sizes and shapes. This cylinder has 5 rings. The original had only 4 rings. I presume progress means 5 is better.
I don't own a piston ring compress tool. I don't have any friends who have one I can borrow one from, so I've bought one from eBay. Should be delivered in the next couple of days so I can fit the pistons.
Let the Rebuild Commence
I've had a couple of hours in the garage today so I've started rebuilding the engine. First to bo was use compressed air to remove any debris and water in holes before adding any clean parts. Remember to remove the bolts the the chambers where the engine oil runs on its way so the bearings etc. I wound a lot of water behind them.
First to be added was the clutch and drive cog for the C.A.V. diesel compressor. Remember to align the dots on the side of the cog and the housing.
I'm still waiting for the 8 cam followers to arrive before I can start the real assembly on the lower part of the engine as they must go in before the cam shaft and the crankshaft.
Remember what it's all about
I have been sent these pictures from my sister-in-law. It's the TE-A20 at Beamish museum. Here they are using it on the pulley to drive a threshing machine. Beautiful. I'm afraid I don't know much more than that. I don't know when it was threshing or for how long or for why or how much they did.
So what is this?
Well its a wooden clutch aligning tool sent in by Mark Seymour (The same Mark who helped me strip down the engine a couple of months ago). This was the tool he used to fit a new clutch to his tractor. I never thought about using wood. I thought it would be to soft. Can't wait to give it a try.
Proud to be British
Ready for a rebuild, well almost
Well apart from blowing the block all over with an airline the engine is ready to start rebuilding.
This picture shows the engine block on its back in its ready to start assembling position. From the bottom of the engine I need to add camshaft after the cam followers, Pistons oil pump pickup pipe and sump. From the back of the engine (the underside as we look at it) I need to add in the Crank shaft + centre and back bearings followed by the back oil seal. Then I can secure the pistons onto the crank shaft. From the top or back as we look at it I need to add the piston liners.
Top of the block
Cam followers all
So I've ordered 8 new ones and the oil pump rotor and spindle for the front of the engine.
Cam shaft cog.
Hi All I helped Jim move his TE-D20 round to Roy's house last night. The drive was really steep. But we managed it in the end. I am trialling a new way of adding information to this site using some "Blogging" software. Roy is going to be the guinea pig. We've started the site off
See what you think. If you register on the site you can add feedback, questions or comments to the site. we will see how it goes. The idea is to move the whole of ploughmyfield to the site.
Roy take a look and drop me an email with what you think.
I put together a drawing of what I think a clutch aligning
tool would look like. I know that's a bit early but Was visiting a company
on Friday and thought there might be a chance of getting one made. I was
wrong. I still have the drawing now for when I need it.
I've created the drawing as a PDF so you can download a copy and have a go at making one yourself. This is for the diesel engined tractor. I don't know if the clutch is the same for other TE's (I can't see why it should be any different? please let me know)
Today all the parts I ordered from Southern Counties arrived. I am a little disappointed as when asked on the phone the seller said the parts would all be Sparex. But on arrival the majority are Bepco. I don't really know how good the make Bepco is. If anyone has any experience on the brand Bepco then please let me know. After looking at the gasket sets I am only sure of where half the gaskets go. I don't remember removing the other half.
I still have the engine block to clean inside and out before I can start to reassemble the liners, pistons and crank.
I took the plunge today and ordered the first lot of parts for the tractor engine rebuild. I'm concentrating on assembling the bottom half of the engine this includes crank, cam, pistons, liners and sump.
TOP GASKET SET
I ordered the above parts form Southern County tractors, for a total of £364.
I just have to check the clearances on the oil pump as they want £38 for a new one. I was going to replace it without checking but at this price if the old one is serviceable I'm going to use it.
From the pictures below you can see how little work needs doing to finish the project. In comes Roy to the rescue. Roy who helped me take apart my TE-F 20 earlier this month has agreed to take on the job of making this tractor work again.
I know Roy is keen to start the project and hope he will be emailing in with his report and photographs of his initial findings and the work he thinks he needs to undertake in order get the tractor working. I hope he will also be updating www.ploughmyfield.co.uk as to his progress along the way.
Southern County Tractors.
I finally have an internet address for Southern Counties Tractor Spares LTD. On
Engine Kits They seen the cheapest by miles.
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