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  1. 8 points
    Stormin

    A FEW More Newby Hall.

    'Ere's a few wot I tuk.
  2. 8 points
    More photos...
  3. 7 points
    pmackellow

    Newby Hall Day 2

    And the last few...
  4. 7 points
    Good photos as usual Paul. . It was my first outing with the Toro GMT and gave my a chance to drive it a bit more, i like the can crusher on the front of Franks Norlett.
  5. 7 points
    Stormin

    A mowing we will go.

    Tonight I decided to discomboomerate the dead daffodils on the green. So out with the C-81 and finger bar.
  6. 6 points
    Here is some photo from 41st vintage show@ springwood park kelso weather was great had great day out
  7. 6 points
    Citroenboi

    Lawnboy Loafer finally put to work

    After weeks of fetteling I've managed to get the Loafer and its deck running and managed to cut the lawn with it. Why don't they make machines as fun to use as this any more.
  8. 5 points
    Anglo Traction

    New use for old Kitchen Unit

    Started this several years ago. Had kept back an old Top Box unit from the old 1962 units when I ripped out the old kitchen of my workshop property.. Units were fixed to the walls with Cut Floor Brad nails !, so not easy to save undamaged. The Units were good quality wood with machined Dovetails - I managed to get 2 slices of about 6 inch sections to make 2 Storage boxes for my machine tools. I also had a good old sheet of 1/2" Mahogany Marine Ply for the bases and Lids, so I made them in the style of the old Georgian Military Campaign Chests. Bases are Glued and Screwed (18 in each) to carry at least 20 kgs of bits- The Lift Handles and Lever Latches were obtained in an old Ironmonger type shop in France, but I had to make the Brass Catch Plates set into the lids. Outside surfaces were dark stained and built up layers of Yacht Varnish roughly applied until the wood grain was filled, along with inside bases and Lids. Got more Brass corner plates to make, but more or less ready for the insides to be sectioned for the various tool layouts. Last few days I've been making a little stowage box for the recently obtained Dial Indicator. Measures 4 x 3 x 2. 3/4"- Also utilised an old Reserve Port Box with sliding lid for storage of my Surface Gauge (just long enough)-
  9. 5 points
    pmackellow

    Newby Hall Day 1

    First day done at Newby Hall, here's some photos...
  10. 5 points
    the showman

    Looney spotted at Newby Hall

    Spotted a well known celeb while I was walking round the show.
  11. 5 points
    Anglo Traction

    Box 'o' Goodies

    Came home the other week with a free box full of bits to sort out and to keep any of them I felt would be handy. Lot of work cleaning years of storage dirt and some rust to reveal many items never used and mostly very good serviceable condition. Top row- 4inch dia tin full of assorted sized steel round head rivets. Stainless precision ground reference Angle Plate. Bronze/Copper Gauze and below that is a superb 0-3/8" Jacobs Chuck with a strong detent wheel for up to 30 degree indexing at the other end in a precision ground steel body. The PS Stubbs files, Machine Reamers (H6/7 grade) are mostly unused. The Slocombe Bits (Centre Drills) are the retained good ones, I junked a lot of them. As for the 2 Tins in the centre they were completely blackened with age. I resisted opening them until I had carefully cleaned them to find the printed images underneath. The Meggezones one dates from the 1930s and contained finely ground HSS Lathe tools and Tool Blanks. The other tin has shakeproof, Single Coil, Double Coil Spring Washers and 1/8" Roll pins- Final challenge was to try and rescue a Plunger type Dial Indicator from around early 1950s made by British indicators Ltd. It's had a hard life and is quite heavy (plated Brass) It was a mess and took a long time to carefully clean and polish the Clear bezel lense as it was so badly scratched and opaque, I could not see the Dial. All very loose parts and a flickering needle. dismantled and adjusted as much as poss and reassembled to find it working smoothly, although the small hand needle is still out of sync with the Dial markings, but is irrelevant to my use as it counts the 4 main needle rotation limit (0.040"). It measures in 1/10,000 ths of an inch and I've since checked it against my Lathe dials, Digital readout on the Mill and the Victor Lever type D.I. , so it's as good as I'll ever need, real pleased as I needed one. Dial is 1 5/8" (41.3-ish mm) - Got to make a soft storage box for it now and reduce the slack in the Bezel rotation. Only too glad to give these bits a good home after knowing they once belonged to someone with similar interests.
  12. 5 points
    the showman

    A Day At Beamish Museum

    Had a good day at the Beamish Museum but the battery went flat on my camera so not many photos but here's a few. Pam found somewhere to sit and have a rest,
  13. 5 points
    Back now from a good day out at Northallerton in North Yorkshire to the Battle of the Standard Vintage Gathering A nice mix of tractors, horticultural, cars, a couple of motorcycles, stationary engines and a few stalls Well done to John and Angela Webster and their team of helpers Here's some photos...
  14. 5 points
    I was wondering what that was. Mind, with the way those Smiths knock back the pop, they'll get more in a sack when they weigh them in.
  15. 5 points
    4x4forks

    New Build!!! Ditch Mower

    Had a nice day outside in the sun making a mower for cutting down the ditch on the side of the road. I had made a pulpit to stand on when cutting hedges, That was made from a worn out tractor mounted , lawn brush. I have mounted a very rusty mower deck to the side and lifted by a electric winch sat on the back. I will take more photos when i test it
  16. 4 points
    Stormin

    Bit Crowded.

    We need a bigger house mum.
  17. 4 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse under wraps at Newby Hall

    Spotted this at Newby Hall, it was busy both days carrying grownups and children round the showground. Its a Raider 12 or C120.
  18. 4 points
    pmackellow

    Newby Hall Day 2

    And some more...
  19. 4 points
    the showman

    Newby Hall Day 1

    Didn't do many photos but here's a few I took All loaded tonight ready for the off.
  20. 4 points
    pmackellow

    A Day At Beamish Museum

    Here's some of mine...
  21. 4 points
    After buying this mower in September last year I finally collected it today after a mate in American boxed it up for me with a load of parts for my Lawnboy Hobby Gardner rotavator and few other bits. This will keep me buy for the next few weeks.
  22. 4 points
    Mustang-muppet

    Mowett Mustang - help needed

    Throughout the last 3-4 days I had started to make and assemble a bonnet for my mower. I eyeballed the tamplate from genuine bonnets of the internet and matched it with my mower. After transferring it to metal and learning to weld and paint I’ve finally come to a product I’m happy with. Unfrotantly I haven’t been able to mimic the grills and headlights. However the Next step is the decals. Dose anyone have any recommendation to we’re I should get some? Thanks Elliot
  23. 4 points
    pmackellow

    Bargain !

    My dear wife spotted this in the local buy/sell page on Facebook, we collected it yesterday evening Its a hydraulic lift dog grooming table, needed a bit of paint but not dear Handy for working on the smaller stuff in the shed...
  24. 3 points
    Ian

    Project Wheel-Vo... Running gear found.

    Thanks mate, good of you to notice Hi Paul, mad it certainy will be Loopy and inventive... Sounds like the perfect combo to me It's been a very busy and heavy week, but when needs must.. The Volvo engine bay now looks like this.. Engine out.. A big thank you to Rob (far right) who has put a lot of time in over the past 7+ days to help me get this stage done. A thank you to Matt (far left) who did the very careful forklift driving to pull the engine and trans out.. And a thank you to Nigel (middle) for offering advice, getting in the way sometimes, and for sitting on the forklift to make it look like he did the driving Back in the workshop with a few parts plonked in place.. Only roughly plonked as the pallet is getting in the way and the engine is leaning to one side.... But you get the idea To make the engine run a few wires are needed.... Quite a few as it happens.. I need the complete loom from the engine bay back to the front doors.. Which looked like this once the dash had come out.. The fuse and relay box! I won't be needing all of them thankfully!. Why so many wires? Well, being a "modern"-ish car I need one of these brains to run the fuel injection system.. And one of these which is engine management.. I've not opened it up yet to check, I have a feeling it's one of the ECU's that can be "chipped" to get the engine producing the power it should be rather than the "tamed back" from the factory as it is now.. The loom out the car! I won't need about 75% of this as I won't be running power window, rear screen heater, power sunroof or even the headlamp wash/wipers! I think I'm going to need a very good wiring diagram But I do plan to use as many of the guages as I can.. The Volvo now looks like this and is ready for the "metal monkeys" (as I call them) to come and collect. Parts removed.. Engine, trans, wiring loom... Propshaft. Four wheels to smoke the tyres/tires off of Rear axle.. And a new bit of wall decoration
  25. 3 points
    Stormin

    Looney spotted at Newby Hall

    Chris insisted it had to be the red tractor. I'm not sure why. Could have been the colour, or maybe I had to bend down and he didn't.?
  26. 3 points
    pmackellow

    Newby Hall Group Photo

    The likely lads (and lass) at Newby Hall this afternoon
  27. 3 points
    rolloman 1

    One man went to destroy weeds

    Good evening all here are some pictures of my Henderson weed eater it was fitted with new coil and points etc and the backplate was refitted back on last Friday ,second pull and it run nicely we had of course removed the drive chain Today the drive chain was fitted and we tried the gears 3 forward seems to about right then we just had to test it out
  28. 3 points
    Stormin

    Tractortest Newby Hall 2018 - all welcome

    All loaded and ready to roll in the morning. I just hope it's not as hot as it has been today. 30c in the sun the garden thermometer read. Dropped to 26c in the shade now.
  29. 3 points
    Ian

    Project Wheel-Vo... Running gear found.

    Morning all, well Project Wheel-Vo has taken a big step forward this week as the new running gear has been found... You might say it's been safely kept in this big metal box A "can't quite get he's head around my thinking" Nigel gives the Volvo 940 2.3 SE Turbo a That's quite a big 4 pot! A Volvo B230FK if your into engine numbers. Here's the important bit... The turbo Size wise a manual gearbox would be smaller, but an auto does make life easier... Also I kinda like the idea of being able to keep both hands on the steering wheel during launch as well I dug out the WH 312-8 bonnet/hood to have a look size wise...... This pic makes me look totally nuts for even thinking of this project! However, lift the bonnet/hood up and plonk the said WH item on and suddenly the engine does not look that big.. A certain amount of errr... "Scaling up" is going to be needed on the WH panels but not as much as I had 1st thought as the actual auto box isn't as long as I had 1st thought. Of course I have to fit a radiator and intercooler under the hood as well. I will be using the Volvo rear axle, they are known to be strong and (quite handy for me) easy to narrow As of yesterday here's where I have got to.. Just need to disconnect the shifter linkage, speedo cable (I think the speedo is driven from the 'box), unplug any electrical bits, unbolt the propshaft, unbolt the 'box crossmember and then the engine and trans can be removed as one.. Glad I have the use of a forklift No idea why the forum software want to put this duplicate pic in at the end, but I can't seem to get rid of it!
  30. 3 points
    Good photos and the Showman's Toro looks the DB's
  31. 3 points
    Stormin

    Sid's back.

    Sid the Fisherman has returned. Brought his pal K9 with him this time.
  32. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Chainsaw Painting

    My 57cc 1972 Homelite XL-102 auto oiler getting a full restoration
  33. 3 points
    Hi Harry. Congratulations on your USA purchase. I am not familiar with panzer tractors, but looks like a real interesting little thing and hasn't cleaned up bad at all. I too would love to have the contact details of the guy that imports them, you never know when you might need them.
  34. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Newby Hall Day 2

    Photos from today at the Newby Hall Rally...
  35. 2 points
    Madder than Mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Mad competition! We like mad, go for it Ian !
  36. 2 points
    Jarrovian

    A Day At Beamish Museum

    in mid September there is an Agricultural Show where we display a selection of horticultural exhibits. The work on their major project, 1950,s Town is well underway, to be fair you can not properly digest all you see in one day
  37. 2 points
    Stormin

    A Day At Beamish Museum

    Looking at the photo's Alan, there's been a lot of changes since I was last there. Going to have to have a run over sometime.
  38. 2 points
    4x4forks

    New Build!!! Ditch Mower

    Ha! no that angle is just for transport only. it is capable of going over the bank and down into the ditch.
  39. 2 points
    Anglo Traction

    Engine only running on choke

    Best way is to get yourself a Laser Tacho, they are not expensive and mine gets much use around the workshop checking lathe spindle speeds etc. Checking/setting the Idle speed on a Kohler 12hp -
  40. 2 points
    Stormin

    Mowett Mustang - help needed

    Got a couple of young lads on here. Ewan (Cub Cadet) and Harryt. Good to have another. BTW. Where are you located?
  41. 2 points
    Stormin

    Mowett Mustang - help needed

    You've made a really good job of that bonnet, Elliot. Well done. As Paul says, get in touch with Titch.
  42. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Mowett Mustang - help needed

    That looks great Elliot, top job ! Titch at Machinery Decals (www.machinerydecals.co.uk) did mine recently Paul
  43. 2 points
    Anglo Traction

    Poulan Chainsaw

    Needed to update this Topic for additions, plus it may help others. I obtained the Illustrated Parts List for this Chainsaw from the original owners who purchased it in March '72' in the UK. The IPLs (attached here) are dated 9/71, so the Saw is a very early model example- XXVModel25.pdf With the IPLs, I have been able to reproduce the Felling Spike which was an optional extra for this model. For now, I made one from old 1. 3/8" (35-ish mm) mild steel box section- Marked it out (scribed 'n' pen) rough first- Next thing to do was to heat it up to cherry red for a few minutes to take the stresses out of it, as it is ERW formed box. Cut it out and cleaned up, then added a few tweaks to shape it and fitted with some 1960s chrome 10 x 24 UNC Setscrews- I'll give this Spike a Case Hardening session, as I've ran out of 3/32" Gauge Plate and have to order some more to make a pukka hardened example from this pattern. Regards
  44. 2 points
    HeadExam

    Resistor spark plug or non resistor?

    Still does,
  45. 2 points
    In the 60's every time a Ford went by the house the TV would get fuzzy.
  46. 2 points
    Anglo Traction

    A mowing we will go.

    Although I usually avoid cutting them until June, it looks like the better way to deal with them up there Norm. Very nice attachment to own . As for the face fungus, I joined the club last August when I became .............. a Pensioner . Wonder if they were Closed toed shoes when he started?.
  47. 2 points
    4x4forks

    Charging again!!!

    Had an issue last year where the charging system collapsed in the engine . Magnets came off and smashed all the coils in the flywheel. I have now mounted a small alternator under the seat and running it off the pto pulley. Belts are close but not touching. May change for a larger pulley to turn the alternator faster.
  48. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Sponsored walk for Parkinsons UK

    Wendys uncle sadly died of Parkinsons Disease earlier in the year, and as a bit of a tribute some of his family decided we would do the 6 mile sponsored walk in his memory. As extended family I was roped in as well. This happened today and as Bella is still recovering after her cruciate ligament op Wendy "borrowed" a customers dog for the walk. We all completed the walk and got our finishers medals, a pub was nearby so I nipped over for a pint (as you do). Between us the 8 members of the family that did the walk raised over £1300 for Parkinsons UK, so not a bad days walk ! Here's some photos...
  49. 2 points
    Stormin

    Sponsored walk for Parkinsons UK

    Well done both of you. And all the others of course. Carols mother had Parkinson's, so that charity and the one for alzheimers, which my father had, are the main ones for us.
  50. 1 point
    I'd be interested in knowing who the contact in Shropshire is?
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