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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 10 Oct 2019 21:35 #203438

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There have been quite a few V8 powered tractors mass-produced.

MF 1150 and 1155 had a Perkins V8.
IH 1468 and 1568 had an IH v8.
Oliver 2255 / White 2-180 had a Cat V8.
These were all 2 wheel drive.
All of them are sought by collectors.

Lots of articulated 4wd tractors had v8s.

Grey Fergies were well-engineered. The gearbox on a MF 35/135/240 is no heavier than the box on a Grey Fergy, despite having more power going through it. Even the MF 65/165 had the same box with even more power going through it, but it did have epicyclic speedup and slowdown to handle the increased torque load.

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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 13 Oct 2019 04:21 #203466

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Fordson Major with a V8
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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 13 Oct 2019 10:45 #203480

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640 Perkins.

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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 17 Oct 2019 23:08 #203600

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Can’t just get my hands on it but a while ago in Classic Tractor magazine my young fellow gets old mate spliced a Merlin v12 into a Fordson super major he reconded the backend in them was good for 1000hp in short bursts
They were a pretty reliable old girls with forty ponies in the front but I think the bursts would need to be reeeealy short with that out front

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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 18 Oct 2019 13:14 #203611

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Fordson Super major had big gears in the back end,the trannys were used in lots of machinery ,like multi tyred rollers........the MF 375 had a massive planetary reduction ,and axle shafts about 3" diametr.........this is the same as the MF 50 loader/bhoe.......biggest of the lot would be the Chamberlain Champion,gears are same size as a D4.but are made of cast iron...seem to last well tho.

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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 18 Oct 2019 21:47 #203621

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Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"
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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 18 Oct 2019 21:48 #203622

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Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 18 Oct 2019 22:01 #203625

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Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
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302 Windsor V8 Grey Fergy 19 Oct 2019 11:30 #203636

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A Chamberlain Champion would be easy to convert,chassis rails like a truck,and a round #3 SAE housing on the gearbox.Not that Ill be converting mine,its just about time for another complaint to the council ,so its still got work to do.

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