The Banner Lane factory in Coventry was originally an aero-engine factory operated by the Standard Motor Company for the British Government during world war two. After the war an agreement was made between Standard and Harry Ferguson who was looking for factory space to build his latest tractors.
Ferguson provided the tractor design, marketing and sales service, whilst Standard provided the factory space and manufactured the tractor. The first tractor to come off the production line was the TE20 on 6th July Originally this was fitted with an American engine called the Continental Z, but in September a cc Standard engine became available.
Production continued untilafter a total ofgrey fergies serial numbers had rolled off the line. September 30th, at am Vintage tractor engineer, Sir, would you know where I could get hold of a complete illustration of the breakdown of the motor of a TEA 20 Fergie. I pulled the motor down 12 months ago and have begun to re-assemble same.
I want a breakdown of the motor just to make sure I re-assemble the motor correctly. September 30th, at pm The only thing I could suggest is a manual. We have a Massey Ferguson Serial 9A can not seem to be clear on what date or make. Need info to have work done and get parts Thanks Mary Ross. What are the differences between a TE20 and a TO20? This one has the Gear Shift starter. But to adjust the brakes, it has the slot like a vehicle has, not a bolt. Have a Massey Harris ferguson tractor not sure of the model but on the left side it has scevr any info would be appreciated thanks.
I am trying to locate a paint code for the Vintage Grey on the Fergies, any help would be appreciated. I have a TD20 TD and am sure the brake linkages are reassembled incorrectly.
The tractor has the Kidney Cam type brakes, which are fine, but the right and left foot linkages are just not right. Is there a diagram or photograph available that will show me the correct set up for these. Thanks Robert.The Generator must be attached to the chassis and Battery connected to maintain the polarity. Any break in the system will require the process to be repeated. Damage to electrical components can occur if polarities do not match.
Ferguson tractors have utilized both positive and negative ground systems. Delco 12 V systems have negative - ground. Lucas systems converted to electronic distributer with a 12V system have negative - ground. The battery is replaced or disconnected from the tractor 2. The generator is replaced or serviced 3. The regulator is replaced or serviced. The polarity of the generator must be set to match that of the voltage regulator. The Generator and Battery Earth must be attached to the chassis to maintain the polarity.
Any break in the system i. Negative Earth Can be grounded to the chassis at the Oil Filler Casting or the mounting bolts on the starter motor or one of the steering housing bolts. Anywhere will do so long as there is a good earth connection. Can be grounded to the chassis at the Oil Filler Casting or the mounting bolts on the starter motor or one of the steering housing bolts. This is the colour coding of the harness that I purchased all going well, this maybe a standard colour coding used in Australia.
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Otherwise add a new wire red from the - on the ammeter to the Positive Battery Terminal. Negative Earth Some tractors have the Battery Grounded to the chassis at the Oil Filler Casting some to one of the mounting bolts on the starter motor.
The Alternator requies no Polarization process. The regulator is replaced or serviced If any of these events occurred, do not start the engine until polarization is done. Heads Tractors.
Published on Feb 11, Go explore.Henry George Harry Ferguson - In Ferguson went to work with his brother Joe in his bicycle and car repair business. Whilst working there as a mechanic he developed an interest in aviation, to the extent of visiting airshows abroad.
In he began to race motorcycles. In Ferguson became the first person to fly in Ireland, when he took off on December 31 in a monoplane he had designed and built himself. Ferguson saw at first hand the weakness of having tractor and plough as separate articulated units, and in he devised a plough which could be rigidly attached to a Model T Fordwith limited success.
The TE range of Ferguson tractors were introduced in England in following 30 years of continuous development of "The Ferguson System" from The first work was to design a plough and linkage to integrate the tractor with its work in a manner that was an engineering whole. The automatic control system is now employed by almost all tractor manufacturers worldwide.
A British patent was applied for by Harry Ferguson in and granted the following year. By the early s the linkage design was finalised and is now adopted as international standard category I. Just one prototype Ferguson System tractor, known as the Ferguson Black, was built to further technical development as well as demonstrating to potential manufactures. This tractor, the Ferguson Model 'A' incorporated Harry Ferguson's 'suction side' hydraulic control system, the key to solving sensitive automatic control of three point mounted implements and patented on the 5th February patent no Aboutof these tractors, known as "Ford Ferguson" were produced up to June 30, During the War years the Ferguson design team developed many improvements to both tractor and implements and started to make arrangements to manufacture in the United Kingdom UK.
Production started in the late summer ofnearly a year before the last Ford Ferguson came off the line in Detroit in June The break with Ford left Harry Ferguson and his US company having implements to sell but no tractors.
Including all 'Ferguson System' tractors from May to July brings the figure to approximately 1 million. Harry Ferguson merged his worldwide companies with Massey-Harris in Julythree years before TE and TO20 production ended, hence the change of name on the serial plate to 'Massey-Harris-Ferguson'. The Ferguson 35 replaced the old line in the US in and the TE20 in the UK inproduction here starting in September of that year following re-tooling of the factory.
As a subsitute for petrol, TVO was developed. Paraffin kerosene was commonly used as a domestic heating fuel and was un-taxed. Paraffin has an octane rating of zero and would damage an engine built for petrol. The manufacture of paraffin involves the removal of aromatic hydrocarbons from what is now sold as heating oil.
These aromatics have an octane rating, so adding some of that otherwise waste product material back in a controlled manner into paraffin gave TVO. The resulting octane rating of TVO was somewhere between 55 and In practice TVO had most of the properties of paraffin including the need for heating to encourage vapourisation.Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website. Hi I just wondered if someone can tell me the cylinder firing order for a Massey Ferguson TEA petrol, spark plug engine.
Also, what order and position are the leads connected to the distributor e. And, of course, where abouts is the lead for cylinder 1 connected relative to the distributor case? I have borrowed the Gregory's Scientific manual from the local library, but it doesn't specifically mention the firing order at least, not that I could find!!!
For some reason our TEA seems to be missing badly and backfiring once the revs are increased. I am suspecting a that someone has crossed two ignition leads or b that the distributor has not been tightened enough and so the timing has slipped out of whack. Firing order is 1 3 4 2. Hope this helps. Jason, Firing order is 1,3,4,2. No 1 cylinder is nearest radiator.The Ferguson TEA 20 - BBC Perpetual Motion - Complete film
I removed the valve cover confirmed that 3 was at Compression. Can the flywheel be put on incorrectly?
Causing the timing hole to line up on 3 istead of 1? Is the flywheel balanced? Posted March 09, - AM. Turn the motor over one more revolution until the holes line up and see what the distributor is at.
Posted March 09, - PM. Been awhile since I did mine, but I would say the flywheel can only go on one way. I would put it at TDC on number one cylinder and check for the hole then.Hello I wonder if you can help?
I have just refurbished a Ferguson TEA It ran well before and after but alas on the christmas road run no 3 cylinder went dead. I have replaced plugs,points condesor,coil, there is no water in oil no oil in water, but have noticed that after cleaning plug, will often fire for a short time if plug cap is left loose,Have now run out of ideas, have you any? The points and the coil work all of the cylinders, so if it is just a problem with number 3 cylinder then it must be something specific to that cylinder.
Either the plug, plug lead, the lead cap or possibly a fault with the distributor cap. Another thing to check is the compression pressure in the number 3 cylinder, to make sure that there is nothing mechanically at fault such as a stuck valve or partially blown cylinder head gasket. You mention that attention to the plug and cap sometimes remedies the problem for a short while. Maybe you should try a new high tension lead plug leadthat would be the first thing to look at.
I have done a compression test and all cylinders are giving similar readings, so I have concluded that it is an electrical rather than a mechanical problem. I will try new leads and see if that fixes it. Previous Next. Click here to see what we've got! Get access to our tractor maintenance series Get the best tutorials, tips and news, designed to enhance your skills.
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Remember Me? Results 1 to 5 of 5. Ferguson T Can't get the timing right. I can't get the timing right on my Ferguson T Anyone have any ideas, or any step by step procedures on how to set the timing correctly? Reply With Quote. Re: Ferguson T Can't get the timing right. Originally Posted by roy If the engine is running, use a timing light. If you have pulled the distributor and lost the timing here's how I'd do it.
You have to get the 1 cylinder on the compression stroke first. Pull the plugs and crank the engine over, placing your thumb over the 1 spark plug hole til you feel pressure on your thumb.
You are now on the compression stroke for 1 cylinder. Next make sure that distributor rotor is pointing near the 1 plug wire terminal on the distributor cap. If it's not, loosen the distributor and rotate it til it is. At this point, the engine is at the correct timing position. Now snug the distributor hold down clamp so that you can rotate the distributor with a little drag on it. Next take the 1 plug wire and put a paper clip or an bent wire into the plug boot.
Turn the ignition key to the on position and holding the paperclipped plug wire near a good ground slowly rotate the distributor back and forth until you hear the spark snap. At the point that the spark snaps, you are timed.
It may take take you a few tries to home in on the timing point and when you do, tighten the distributor down without moving it. Put the plugs back in remove the paper clip from the 1 wire connct all the wires to the plugs in the firing order distributor turns CCW and start 'er up!
Check the running timing at rpm with a timing light and make sure the advance is working by reving the engine and watching the timing advance. Originally Posted by Ken. I recently rebuilt a Allis WD45 History of hard starting and the cam timing mark was 2 off in block then the mag. Engine now starts fast and runs smooth with timing marks where supposed to be. The OP hasn't replied what was found. So only time will tell. Weather on the news says your getting a little early storm about this time.