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About T.Watts

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    Rattlesden, Suffolk
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    Agricultural engineer

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  1. The WOT6 in the link above is my one 👍🏿 I thought about fitting a 4D to my one and even managed to get hold of a proper Ford adaptor plate to put the 4D onto the WOT gearbox, but after a bit of number crunching I came to the conclusion that it wouldn’t rev high enough comfortably to get a decent road speed. From memory I worked out that to do 40mph it would have to be doing roughly 2800rpm, don’t quote me I fitted it 6 years ago now! Went with a 200tdi from a discovery in the end! I do have a machinery bodied one with a V8 in it still as well but haven’t got round to restoring it yet though.
  2. On the other hand the maximum speed limit for a tractor on the road is 25mph!! I know I must of had a fair queue of traffic a couple of years ago when they were duelling the a11 and I moved a combine through it and all lay-bys were shut!! whoops may have just admitted to being one of these people that plod about holding everyone up!!
  3. We've got one sitting up the farm, think its a Little bigger though as our one is to go behind a vigor, looks very similar though!! Are you painting it blue or green?
  4. Thames trader cab I think, but could be wrong!
  5. Yes the riggers shall be going to Normandy with the truck!! nearly there, painted the cab over the weekend and refitted all of the bonnet panels and the fuel tank/spare wheel carrier. Got the rear body, the seats and a few odd bits left to fit.
  6. Was tidying up some wires behind the dash, it had turned into bit if a birds nest and don't want to rip all wires out with my feet If ever have to hit the brakes in a hurry!!! Wasn't the best position in the world. Also made another bonnet panel up to cover the injection pump
  7. Right then the fordson is starting to take shape. The engine is all up and running and I have been for a trundle around the airfield. The electric fan works well and is very quiet. I have made a basic wiring loom up and all the lights etc are working by some kind of miracle! The top half of the cab went on this weekend as well as the doors and wheel arches. Next job is the cambelt. And a mate found it most amusing the position I ended up in wiring up the dash!
  8. Good to hear that you have had a response from them, hope they accept you!! I am going on the MVT tour, was a little bit unsure what to put for the reason I was going to Normandy on the form, hopefully I get some kind of response from them soon.
  9. Not really sure what to do so I have sent a form to both the MOD and the French, has any one had any response from the French email address?
  10. A bit more has been done to the fordson. I have finished welding on the cab, for now at least!!! The cab is now back on the chassis and the radiator from my series 3 landrover has been modified to fit. The radiator is piped up and surprisingly no leaks anywhere. Plan is to fit a kenlowe electric fan as there is no room for the fan from the discovery. just need to pipe up the oil cooler and hopefully fire it up soon!
  11. Yep I think it will make a very good stand for putting mugs of tea on!!! have had a good weekend welding up the cab, nearly finished one corner, more rot just kept appearing!!
  12. Yes I'm curious as to what the 200tdi will go like as well. On paper it should be more powerful than the v8, the problem I was having when choosing an engine was finding a diesel that would rev high enough to achieve the same road speed as the v8. To do 40mph from memory the engine will be revving at aprox 2300rpm, so within range for the 200tdi.Thanks for the tip about the defender timing case, think will leave the disco one on it as on bit of a tight time scale!!
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