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  1. 8 points
    the showman

    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.
  2. 7 points
    Chris

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Think we should call this Raider of the lost parts
  3. 7 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Got a bit more done today in between tea breaks
  4. 6 points
    Very pleased to have Triumph 66 visit me today, it was nice to spend some time with him over 2 cups of tea and have a catch up. Of cause he wanted to look in the sheds and see the Raider burst into life. Then it was time to go and obviously I couldn't let him go without him buying something red off me so we rang out his wallet and even helped him load up.
  5. 6 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Started the day by snapping a terminal on the ignition switch, after an hour of raking through boxes I found another one. that fitted i went on with the fuel tank and pipes also a new filter, found a rearlight so that went on and wired up, bolted down the seat and prepared the underside of the hood.
  6. 6 points
    nigel

    Getting ready for when I snuff it

  7. 6 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Had an exhausting day with the rear fender and rear wheeis done and fitted i had to take a seat Got one of these so i needed one of these All changed over, I'm pleased with that No prizes for guessing the seat cover came from the honeyhole at Johns.
  8. 6 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Early update today as its Friday. Wiring loom made and fitted, solenoid and ampmeter also ran wires for front and rearlights.
  9. 5 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Having a clearout of the store shed and decided to put some Wheelhorse's together from all the bits i seem to have. Heres some photos of number one and today's progress.
  10. 5 points
    4x4forks

    Early xmas present !

    Opps ! How did that happen ? I was driving down the road and I found this in my trailer Just bought another tractor. Allen Oxford Motostandard with finger bar mower and including a gen owners and parts manual. Everything works great and the only missing thing is one front indicator lens is missing . Now need some long grass to mow .
  11. 5 points
    nigel

    One for Paul

  12. 4 points
    nigel

    Kubota 7100 1978 project

    Done a bit more on her backend nearly complete Then I came to do the front wheels then spotted this Bit of grinding and welding that should do it,
  13. 4 points
    Stormin

    Nice to have visit from Triumph 66

    I notice you've taken the photo's in the van. Waiting for a good time to tell the wife? We know someone else who does that.
  14. 4 points
    Triumph66

    Nice to have visit from Triumph 66

    E It was good to meet both Chris and Steve at the Showman's House this afternoon. I left Devon this morning having filled up the van with a mower deck and two implements for Jamie in Portsmouth to swap for a set of Bolens Disc Harrows for my Ride a Matic. Got rid of three implements for one implements. I then drove over to Chris Bolens outside Worthing where I bought a Bolens Ride A Matic front cylinder mower. That's 2 items now in my van. Still better than having three implements to store. I had a good natter with Chris and Leisa was an absolute gem providing lunch and two cups of coffee. After that I drove over to Peace Haven to see Chris and his WH project where I met the amusing Steve who regaled me with tales of his classic motorbikes. I do like that WH by the way and it fired up happily on my arrival with exhaust fumes in the shed where Chris was working his magic. I had a couple of cups of tea with Chris who then hoodwinked me into buying a chain harrow with red paint. I was frankly shocked at his boldness but he sweetened the deal by throwing in a working bench grinder in the deal which I shall use to grind off the red paint.... To top it all I started the day with three implements and ended the day with three implements.
  15. 4 points
    Alan

    HALF a HORSE.

    After looking for a suitable steering wheel on the internet without success, one was made up. Lots of ready made wheels but too large, too small, near enough the correct diameter but with a rim much too thick for scale etc. A local metal fabricator advertised various scroll work items for gates, garden furniture and so on. A visit was made expecting them to have a ring rolling machine. "Never heard of one" was the reply from one staff member. He called another older person, same answer. When I asked how they made the scroll work they advertised, "We don't, we buy it in ready made from China". Mr Showman had previously mentioned that a friend might be able to roll a ring up. Within a few days I had a 7:1/2" ring x 3/8" section. The hub is a previously drilled cap screw with the spokes from flat strip jammed between two nuts after having a bend made at the inner ends. After trimming the spokes to length and clamping down Chris welded all the joints up. Thanks Chris. I keep thinking I ought to buy a welder but it probably wouldn't get much use. Grinding the welds down was easier than expected, especially around the hub, using a Dremel. A slot was cut in the cap screw head for a roll pin which together with a nut held the wheel onto the column. Two short pieces of tube were pressed / hammered over the nuts and all the joints blended in with filler. The last photo shows the pin resting on the head of the cap screw which is the column bush. This still needs a sleeve over it to finish off. Also a cap made for the wheel center. I should have made the spokes with a steeper angle but too late now. My great grandson, pictured above, liked it anyway.
  16. 4 points
    To get the drive from the Honda bike gearbox to the TB I had to find a way of turning the drive direction around by 90'd.. One of the steering UJ's fitted with the the splined section from the original CX/trike propshaft.. The shaft will run diagonally between the engine and TB with a nice meaty bearing to hold it in place. And via this double UJ thingy the drive will come out the side of the frame through another meaty bearing and put the drive in the same orientation as the TB input shaft.. Working out space for the TB to front drive shaft. Using a mixture of different shafts and UJ's there is plenty of space to run the front drive up the side of the engine. Hhhmm... Maybe not quite the same size where they need to be joined! A bit of lathe work later.. Ta-Daa Not fully fitted together in this photo as I don't know the exact length yet, but you get the idea Popping back around to the other side of MadTrax for a mo, the pulley (I will be using chain and sprockets) is about the right size to give me an idea how much space I need to create to fit a bearing in. I need to slice some of the frame out here, but I planned to do that anyway to get rid of the un-needed swing arm mount.. It's the only bit left that says "I've welded a few extra tubes to a bike frame" The bearings arrived Wednesday but I've not had a chance to do anything with them.. That's fun for tomorrow
  17. 4 points
    Cub Cadet

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    I tackled the fuel tank next which is a small size so harder to find. As you can see the tank was gunked up, nothing was working to clean it so the only option to salvage it was to unsolder it and clean it properly. In two halves. Immaculate now, ready to solder both halves back together, I also found some small pin prick holes which needed fixing. I thought i'd try using silver solder for the first time, I had to get it red hot in order for the flux and solder to do its job, the solder flowed into the overlap perfectly so i'm happy that its sealed properly. The cap had a tab missing so I fabricated a new one and soldered it on, Has anyone got an idea about what the seal would've been like and where I can buy one? Plenty of stainless bought for the reassembly. The original axle seals were missing and you can still buy them at $20 a piece, that wasn't going to happen so I turned some steel tube down to the correct dimensions and bough some seals to push into them. They fit snugly over the axle so hopefully they'll work
  18. 4 points
    Hi all Some pictures from the last two or three matches we attended we had a great time we were invited to Blairgowrie math for the first time they were impressed with standard of work I managed to get 1st for my feering second for my ploughing and 1st for my finish hope you like
  19. 4 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Hoping to get it done over the weekend, then on to the next one.
  20. 4 points
    nigel

    Kubota 7100 1978 project

    Bit more done to this old girl front half being put back together, big difference now from the back end.
  21. 4 points
    Still no luck getting the rear diff out, but I did take the input shaft out to try and see what's going on inside.. No diff inside but both cogs look in great shape. Getting drive from the Honda bike gearbox was always going to be fun as there isn't much space! The only thing I could do was move the transfer box as far back as possible. So out came the Quadzilla battery tray, followed by a slice taken out of a rear strut tower. The transfer box/rear diff coupler limits how far box the TB (transfer box) can be moved back. But notch cut out of the strut tower allowed me to move the TB back a good 1/2 inch.. Not much but it all helps. At this point I still didn't have a working Mig welder and couldn't really do any more on the project, so I tidied the bench and had a think. A change of plan getting the drive to the front er... I keep going to call them "diff's" but they dont have a diff in them! Anyway, you know what I mean. Rather than go the chain and sprockets way I meantioned in my last update, I will be using the Quadzilla drive shafts, all I need is one more UJ tyo get the shafts around the engine. Of course the front part of the exhaust won't fit because of a drive shaft in the way, but hey, it's only metal While on the subject of shafts, this is part of the drive shaft that fit's on the bike gearbox, the problem is the splines inside don't go all the way to the UJ, so I can't just cut it to length! The only way to do it is to slice a bit out the middle and weld the splined section back on much closer to the UJ. I need to shorten this so it will fit onto the gearbox splines and leave enough room for the UJ on the shaft that runs from the TB to the front axle. To make it easier to line the two bits back up for welding I needed to machine the slined end to an even size outside. As the UJ isn't designed to be taken apart (thanks for that Honda!) I had to be inventive and find a way to hold it all steady in the lathe. It's been a long time since I've used a steady rest, but it did the job well and the machining went smoothly.
  22. 4 points
    Back from a good day at the South Downs Heritage Centre at Hassocks in West Sussex. Great support with some interesting and varied machines, also the chance for some of us to add to our collections... Here's some photos starting with the all important group photo...
  23. 4 points
    the showman

    Wheelhorse from bits

    Got a few more bits fitted today, rear fender support, dash tower and dash and righthand footrest. all the steering fitted and greased also connected the clutch and brake. Must remember when i take tractors apart to remove broken spiltpins from operating rods very annoying when rebuilding them. I've bought another one Neil ( under wraps at the moment) ive got a few C series in bits and need to make some room
  24. 4 points
    the showman

    Had To Let One Go.

    A sad day for me as ive had let one go to a new home. Its a Commando 800 that ive had a few years and gone to a new owner who will use it for towing a small trailer around his property. Its got a nice dry stable and will share it with his Toro ride on so won't be lonely. heres a couple of photos.
  25. 3 points
    Hi all, I thought you may want to see some pages from my Westwood Brochure, I haven't seen this one posted online before, and it's from the late 70's or early 80's. There's a lot more, I have uploaded it to my Flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/153749022@N02
  26. 3 points
    pmackellow

    Newark Tractor and Heritage Show

    You're normally the one who wants loads of photos !
  27. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Getting the Food Plots Ready

    I have two food plots ready right now, the third is larger than these two together. My plan is to plant in stages to stagger the harvest into late next fall and have the sun room ready to use as a winter green house
  28. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Getting the Food Plots Ready

    This was the equipment I used. 1978 Montgomery Wards 5 hp 4 speed with reverse. I have a hiller attachment I'll use to created bed rows
  29. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Would love to have this implement

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-BRINLY-HARDY-SALES-BROCHURE-NEW-COMPACTOR-RAKE-1971/182823226639?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41451%26meid%3Dc142beaeba6c44df913a0cd33068b5e9%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D182864308578&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
  30. 3 points
    the showman

    Bring and Buy sale

    Went to a bring and buy sale this morning organised by a stationary club I belong to, it was a complete waste of time as there was only a handful of people there. It was held at the Hassocks garden centre so the traditional breakfast was the best part of the visit . During the time i spent there the London to Brighton veteran car run was on and they trundled past the gate, it was quite cold and they all looked frozen. Norman asked me to take my camera so here's a photo i took especially for him.
  31. 3 points
    the showman

    Bring and Buy sale

    Forgot about these, found them in the car. 4 brand new wheels, tyres and tubes with rubber straight valves for £15. Thought I'd better have them just in case.
  32. 3 points
    Triumph66

    Nice to have visit from Triumph 66

    Here are the implements I collected yesterday plus the new bench grinder. I am well chuffed with these items.
  33. 3 points
    HI Doug, I've had another thought on the clamp thingys.. Rather than take metal off of one side to balance the UJ's, it would be better and stronger to add metal to one side and build it up with weld (making sure not to let things get too hot) until both sides match.. While waiting for the bearings to turn up, I thought I'd make a start on a sleeve to fit over the input shaft on the TB.. Not the best photo (I will get a better one) but here's the shaft in question. The only bit of steel bar I have which is long enough is made from very hard steel and looks like it has been used to hold a JCB bucket on... That sort of hardness! Anyway, I can make it in two parts and weld them together which would make it easier turning the tapered part half way down the shaft inside.. These two lumps I made years ago as pivot points for a dozer blade that was going to go on the 6x6.. A lot of turning to get them down to size! At least one is mostly done Woo Hoo... The bearings arrived Here's the TB to front end bearing mocked in place.. Best start getting the bearings mounted then.. First up something to bolt them to.. Well, a couple of somethings.. Bolted on. The black bit of steel across the lower bearing bolts is just to keep the bearing square to each other. You can just see where I welded on some tempoary bracing to the drive shaft to stop anything moving about withough the axle stand and other bits that were holding the bearings etc in place. If you flip the bearings over you can see the captive nuts that have been welded on... Don't think they are going anywhere Now the fun bit.. Making four somethings to bridge the gap between the back of the bearings and the chassis/frame.. Starting with a bit of CAD (cardboard aided design) work.. Which goes somewhere here.. Rather hard to hold it in place and take a farto at the same time! Roughly cut out of steel.. That looks better. Four of em made and tacked in place.. Bearings off.. Fully welded up... Almost.. It will be easier to weld the extreme top on bottoms where the brackets fit on the frame without the engine in and sump guard in place, so that can wait until stripdown time. Welds ground down, a nice curve at the back to clear the engine. And most importantly, there is still plenty of UJ clearance here.. And here And to finish off this update, a photo of the bearings etc quickly bolted on for this very photo.. The mounts were still very hot from welding and grinding so I didn't want the bearings sitting getting hot for too long..
  34. 3 points
    Stormin

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    Well you can't have it.
  35. 3 points
    Cub Cadet

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    Next job was to make some missing parts, the first being the slot hitch. I sourced all the pieces of steel i needed at the correct thicknesses taken from Chris' at Newby Hall Cut to size Another part that was missing was all of the clutch set up All welded up Im pretty happy with how it turned out.
  36. 3 points
    Cub Cadet

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    Some more progress on the restoration Original tyres cleaned up and back on the salvaged rims and looking good. Rolling on four wheels for the first time in many years after previously being butchered by someone. The tie rod for the steering I purchased the steering wheel from America which came off a cub cadet, the difference between a CC one and a WH one is that the CC one is splined, I wasn't able to get a drill in to drill a hole for a roll pin so the alternative was to fashion a clamp. It works very well so i'm happy. The end of the steering column was mangled so a new piece was welded on, this also helped to make sure the steering wheel fit on snugly. All painted up
  37. 3 points
    expeatfarmer

    Ransomes Turf Trak 425

    My new Tractor arrived today,a Ransomes (Steiner ) Turf Trak 425 21,5 Hp 3 cylinder Kubota Diesel, 4 x 4 hydrostatic transmission with two speed axles. Very similar to my existing 420 but a bit bigger. Seems to be excellent condition with just enough bits to sort to make it interesting. Number two cylinder running badly ( loose injector pipe joint ) number three cylinder glow plug has a dead short, quite a few stray wires that seem to do nothing but generally very pleased with it. There are a couple of trim panels missing from the front end.
  38. 3 points
    WestwoodW8Gazelle

    1978 Westwood

    Exactly, I noticed that the lights were wired up to the engine so that when the engine is running it not only charges the battery but also the lights run off the engine, not the battery! For a 70s machine that's pretty clever. Even I was surprised. Haha. I also came across an early Westwood, same model as yours on YouTube, but unfortunately has been adapted with bigger engine etc.
  39. 3 points
    A big thank you to Rex at this point for turning up at the workshop one day sporting a couple of massive MAN truck steering columns. Thanks mate I can't use two of the UJ's as they have a plastic center bit. "I have since found out that the plastic bit is only a cover so I can use them" But I can use the shafts and other UJ's (one of which is a double) to get the power from the GB (gearbox) to the TB input shaft... But more on that when I get to sort it. With my Murex TradeMig finally fixed I decided to celebrate and make some mounts for the TB. Two of the mounts were cut off the remains of the Quadzilla frame which gave me a good start. Space is so tight getting the TB in and out of the frame I have to make all the mounts removable from the frame so they don't get in the way! I welded on a couple of captive nut before welding this bit to the frame. Once the TB has been taken out again I can fully weld it up. MMmmm, some nice strong welds This bracket bolts the TB to the frame, but I didn't like the look of it. So the corners were sliced off. And some new metal was added to put the strenth back in the bracket. Will you look at those pretty colours, yep I'd say my Mig is now working better than ever and producing the heat it needs to do a very strong weld That looks better.. The TB mount the other side. Nice and strong (well it will be when I can fully weld it up when the TB comes out), but I'm not sure I like the shape of it so a few mods will need to be done. That will do for now, it's given you all plenty to read More to come later.. The trouble is I can't split the box with it in the frame, and I can't get it out!
  40. 3 points
    Ian

    Honda MadTrax V Twin Quad.. Chop n changing..

    I see what you mean Norm, I'm sure something "in keeping" can be made Quite a bit of updateing to do, not sure I will make it all in one sitting as I've a lot to get done today! Before I started to slice MadTrax open for a transfer box implant, he was taken off the bench and wheeled outside so we could have a good look. Back on the bench the rear end was stripped off, a bit of grinder work later and the transfer box was almost in. By almost, I mean the box fitted in but splines wouldn't quite line up.. By connecting the diff and tranfer box shafts I get drive to the rear diff but it also dictates exactly where the TF box has to go. And this is the point where I need some help guys.. The front and rear came from a 2012 Quadzilla 325E 4x4. The problem is I can't get the rear half shafts out of the diff! All the research I've done says inside the rear end is a crown wheel that has a shaft with splines on each end running through it. The end of the half shaft should have internal splines that push over the "crown wheel shaft" and is held in place by and expanding spring/washer thingy. I can pull the end of the half shaft out of the er.. diff/and or crown wheel case only a certain amount and then it feels like there is an internal "cir clip" holding the shaft in.. Also as you will see from the photo the end of the half shaft has external splines not internal ones like the internet whould have me believe! My thoughts are it does have a diff in the back, but someone has cracked the case open and welded it up to make a "locked" rear end.. There is plenty of signs that someone has been in the rear end before, lot's of mastic type sealer on the case joins! Oh, the diff won't come out of the frame without taking the end of the half shafts out first! To join the transfer box to the rear diff I needed the longest length of slined section from one of the Quadzilla prop shafts.. You might say the UJ was a bit worn! The "coupler" needs a bit of work but transfer box and rear diff joined A shaft with 2 UJ's comes out of the front of the transfer box. Which will fit onto a nice sturdy shaft running forward with bearings to hold it in place. The thin walled white tube is for illustration purposes only The front of the shaft will connect to the front diff via some very strong chain and sprockets. Disclaimer... " The above chain idea has now been changed but I've put it in as it's part of the MadTrax story" Nows a good point to drop in a video..
  41. 3 points
    Had a good day at the centre and was first in the café for a full breakfast.
  42. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Homelite XL-923 video

    I bought this through a craigslist ad 1000 miles away, the guy said it had a rebuilt carb and newly replaced points and ignition tune up with a nearly new chain. I put gas in it and she fired up (and almost vame off the ground) and ran like a banshee. 82cc, 5.01 cubes of raw torque.
  43. 2 points
    I seem to have some Westwood paperwork I thought you might like to see.
  44. 2 points
    expeatfarmer

    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.
  45. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Newark Tractor and Heritage Show

    As Mr Showman has set a trend by an event report featuring a photo of food, I thought I would show you the roast dinner my lovely wife cooked for me in the caravan on the Sunday of the show...
  46. 2 points
    Went oop North to pick this up today It's a Wheelhorse R26 rear engine rider, fairly rare over here I would think It's a bit rough and ready at the moment but it has the all important spec plate, a sound deck and was not dear so a good project methinks Not a runner but has good compression so fingers crossed Here's some photos...
  47. 2 points
    Hi all Had my new plough in the ground today for the first not very bonny but a start has been made Need to make mouldboard tilt and check for plough for running parallel with the tractor but in principal it is OK both things can be sorted seems easy to pull the ground was not the best it was barley straw that had been cultivated but I have made a start, and happy it can be altered to work well
  48. 2 points
    How'd you get on with these, Paul. Just happens I've to go and see a couple of Wheel Horses. One sounds as if it is an R26. Got a B&S engine though. Non runner I think.
  49. 2 points
    HeadExam

    Cub Cadet with Loader For Sale

    Not bad. https://springfield.craigslist.org/grd/d/super-cub-cadet-2072-with/6349837401.html
  50. 2 points
    Nothing fresh there then. Good photo's Paul. Some interesting, if somewhat lethal machinery. But did you have to show the rogues gallery twice?
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