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  2. Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    A few more bits cleaned up, filled and painted. One of the next jobs was to tackle the rusty hood. New piece ready to weld in. The bottom of the hood was in the worst condition, the hole in the middle is only meant to be 5/16" A new piece shaped New tank straps, made from part of the original Got the wheels painted too
  3. Gutbrod 1030

    Look down the bottom of the home page in the Who was online box, he's in there (The Fife Plooman), double click on the name and you can message him Hope that helps
  4. Wheelhorse from bits

    Look fabulous Chris.
  5. Gutbrod 1030

    Hi Nigel I can’t find him on here
  6. Today
  7. Rotaped Tracks

    They were quite common in the 50s, the hay days of grant aided land reclaimation and drainage, fitted to Howard trenchers and tile drain layers
  8. Gutbrod 1030

    Pm the fife plooman
  9. Gutbrod 1030

    Hi guys I have just brought a 1030 to restore but the wiring is in a right state. has any one got a wiring diagram for a gutbrod 1030 or know where I can get one please many thanks Simon
  10. Time for an update! I had to bite the bullet and rewire the ignition coil. I was able to dig enough away as per your suggestion. I then soldered a new fresh length of wire to them both. The longer one was for the new stop switch wire. Also got some new fuel line too. 2mm inside diameter in red, this wasn't intentional but suits the engine nicely. Rather snug on the tank nipples, no need for any clamps! May need to shorten the carb fuel feed as it's a little wedged in there. We'll see. Epoxied the HT lead base and stop switch and armature loop for long term stability. Really didn't like the way it looked, almost like Vaseline! Managed to sort this out nicely with a 'paintbrush' style black permanent marker. Also ordered a new spark plug shoe/boot, couldn't get them in singular form, so if anyone needs one, I'll have 3 spare. Shall fit this once it arrives. In two minds as to whether I should paint it fresh or keep the rustic original look. I had a spare spring and washer and, it seems functional. We shall see. Everything is now virtually finished. I'm just waiting on one last part for the carb now. Few more bits arrived this morning too: Any thoughts, or last minute things you can think of to check before it comes to running it again for the first time? Cheers,
  11. Hello Nigel,

     

    I noticed when researching batteries that you can get them cheaper. I need a 12 volt 32 amp Hr for my C 160 automatic to fit the battery box and wondered if you could supply one or point me in the right direction. Thanks.

     

    Ray 

  12. Rotaped Tracks

    Page 3 for you Norman
  13. Rotaped Tracks

    Interesting article, Jonathan. Keep it on one side for when I'm next up, please. BTW. I like the last photo of you on the Ransome.
  14. Rotaped Tracks

    Here is the rest of the article which was a reprint from Commercial Motor 1941
  15. Rotaped Tracks

    Sorting through some peat harvesting photos I came across this article about Rotaped tracks from 1941 I thought the Monro conversion would be of interest. Make a good project to build a set for a Wheelhorse. I have scanned it and will post first page to see if it works.
  16. Yesterday
  17. O&R CDI ignition?

    Hello all, I'd like to get some info if & how CDI can be used instead of the spark coil?
  18. O&R spark coil

    looking for part # A-149-3 spark coil assy.
  19. Reversing a Lucas SR1 magneto

    Thanks wristspin but i had it mounted in a vise and had attached a new lead ... that i touched off the side of the vise ...to discharge the current.
  20. Newark Tractor and Heritage Show

    You're normally the one who wants loads of photos !
  21. Wheelhorse from bits

    Well done. Now on with the next on the list. Got to make room you know.
  22. Ransomes turf Trac / steiner 4x4 utility tractor

    James hasn't been on since May, Jonathan. I thought I had his phone number. Some one on here may have it and may be kind enough to pass it on to you by P.M.
  23. Wheelhorse from bits

    Had a couple of spare hours today so I've done it bit more. everything just about done and all up and running, I've moved it backwards and forwards in the shed , next job to get it out and try it round the garden.
  24. Happy Birthday Koen.

    Happy Birthday young 'un I can just about remember being 23...
  25. Newark Tractor and Heritage Show

    Well yes, but I need to put enough photos on here to keep you all happy so needs must !!
  26. Happy Birthday Koen.

    Happy Birthday Koen
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