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    G'day all,

    I have a chance at an E27N Fordson Major with the Pet/Paraffin motor.

    I know a fair bit about these old tractors but im far from an expert.

    So, my question is, is there anything i need to know thats absolutely crucial or are they reasonalbly bomb proof provided theres oil and water in them and they're starting correctly?

    * Not actual tractor
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    Originally posted by AussieShotgunner" post=17704
    G'day all,

    I have a chance at an E27N Fordson Major with the Pet/Paraffin motor.

    I know a fair bit about these old tractors but im far from an expert.

    So, my question is, is there anything i need to know thats absolutely crucial or are they reasonalbly bomb proof provided theres oil and water in them and they're starting correctly?]
    They are OK, they were very common as most soldier settlers were given these in preference to other makes as they were the cheapest at the time.They have one anomaly in that the pedals are reversed ie the brakes are on the left and the clutch is on the right The motor is basically the same as the motor that went into the first Fordson tractors in 1918 with few modifications- higher compression, heavier crankshaft though still a side valve flat head with splash lubrication and a wet clutch so be careful as to the oil you use in the motor as it could cause the clutch to slip if you use the wrong type
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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