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  1. 8 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Today's progress has been a bit slow due to a very stubborn hub, i warmed it up and bolted a puller on but no joy. I gave it a good soaking and tried again still wouldn't move. Next I connected up the gas axe to get more heat and quicker, with it glowing it still refused to move so i went for a cuppa to cool off. I thought I'd give it one more chance if not I decided to leave it rather than brake it. Same again with loads of heat and an extension pipe on my T bar it moved and off it came, next was the other side so with puller fitted it slid straight off. It was a lot of work but at least i got them off and can change the oil seals and I didn't break anything.
  2. 8 points
    pmackellow

    westwood lawnbug!!

    New steering shroud fettled, painted and fitted to the Lawnbug, decal arrived from Titch at Machinery Decals today so that's finished it off...
  3. 7 points
    the showman

    Flat pack Wheelhorse

    Had a victim visitor to the shed today who popped in for coffee and collect a few parts. After the coffee and a chat we loaded his car with more than I expected to get in it and I was happy to empty his pocket. I think Ian was pleased with all the bits and left with his car much lower at the backend Here's some photos
  4. 7 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Now the disruption of Christmas is over its back to the shed. This is a Raider 10 thats been in the back of my woodstore for a few years and during my rebuild on the Raider 12 ive been piling bits together to put it together. Had a bit of a late start as i had to clear all the sawdust after sawing up a load of wood during the last couple of days. This is as far as ive got today apart from the chassis is now sanded down to bare metal
  5. 7 points
    Triumph66

    Bolens 600 having a light work out

    I had a few hours today so I popped up to the yard I share with a tree surgeon. I thought I would try and level out all the wood chippings & ruts with my 600 & chain drag mat. I was pleasantly surprised by the results as we had a heavy downpour last night and the ruts were caused by my mate's Land Rover and wood chipper. I got the drag chain mat off The Showman back in November. It did a tidy job.Photos taken on my mobile and I hope to attach a video of it working if I can work how to download it from my phone!
  6. 7 points
    rolloman 1

    A NEW GRASS EATER FOR ME

    Hi all found this in shed Yesterday under a old cover just had to buy it as you do, Seems all good but no bag for it . Powered by a Briggs and Stratton 7hp Engine was quite expensive when new and they made a few different models built by Edward Thomas and co .Oswestry Shropshire hope you like it I do definitely not for painting just preserving
  7. 7 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Managed to get in the shed and do a bit more. i finished getting the rust and crap off the chassis and got a coat of primer on it and sorted out a couple of attach a matic thingys.
  8. 7 points
    the showman

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    Would like to wish all the forum user's a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  9. 6 points
    Jarrovian

    more scrap

    went to South Lincolnshire last week to collect a Mayfield and came back with a lot more numerous boxes of spares, brand new Planet Junior hoe blades, ducks feet and a sprayer
  10. 6 points
    the showman

    I needed to hide in the shed

    I needed to get in the shed today and shut the door with the radio on. i picked up some post and rail fencing Christmas eve so i thought i would cut up the rails today that had been stored in the van. heres a photo, I'll do the posts tomorrow
  11. 6 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Got a few more bits sanded down and primered
  12. 6 points
    the showman

    Pam bought me a present

    My dearest wife bought me a present yesterday while we were in Lidls.
  13. 6 points
    the showman

    I needed to hide in the shed

    Cut the posts and split them yesterday. Now stacked ready to throw on the fire and keep me toasty.
  14. 5 points
    Triumph66

    Bolens 1050 Seat Cover

    A while back I messaged Greg aka stiemmy if I could buy his old seat cover as he bought a new one off 29 Chev.from the Bolens Forum. Greg said I could have it free if I paid for the postage. On it arrival I gave the seat a deep clean to remove the years of accumulated grime. I am very happy with the results of the patina on the seat as this will be a working tractor. Anyhow I got around to putting the seat cover onto my 1050 today. I think it looks miles better than the old black one. My thanks to Greg for helping out a fellow Bolens owner. Here are some photos of before and after taken from my phone...
  15. 5 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    I had to leave this for a few days as i had other commitments namely mot on the Sprinter and the Chevy . Im sorting out the transmission that seems to be weeping oil and the hitch pin is rusted solid which will need drilling out. I pulled another box out but thought I'd carry on with the original. I had to leave it over night to let whatever was in it to dribble out, it certainly wasn't sae 140. I cut through the pin each side to remove the hitch and spacers the cut it again near the casing, drilled a hole through the pin using 3 different sizes drill bits then nocked it out. Ive ordered some new axle seals from Toro and think i have the others in stock. Next job will be to remove all the pulleys and hubs and clean it up. Heres some photos of today's activities.
  16. 5 points
    Steve G

    Westwood T 1200

    Right, finally took some pictures. This is the clutch I got hold of. It's a bit of a lump of a thing but it seems to work quite well. The outside diameter of the pulley is 128mm so it's about twice the size of the original. There is a smaller version available but it's out of stock at the moment. I pinched a spacer tube from the PTO and turned it down lengthwise a bit so the crank was a couple of mm shorter than the clutch when fitted. I had to adjust the keyway and key slightly as it was a bit tight and find a shorter bolt. The tensioner is left as standard but the pedal has been separated from it. I will probably be changing the brake but for testing purposes this was OK. The brake is on in these pictures and with the rod adjusted as shown ther isn't much travel needed on the pedal anyway. A slightly revised version of the brake pedal extension. Again this is on with the handbrake engaged and by moving the pivot forward (no holes drilled) there is somewhere for the spring. Finding something suitable took a while until I remembered I had some old exhaust springs from my kart. This shows the 86" belt fitted and the reason why it was easier to keep the two tensioner pulleys. If I didn't the belt would have been rubbing against the gear selector.
  17. 5 points
    Reiver

    Mayfield snowplough

    We had a bit of snow today, gave me an excuse to get the Mayfield out and stretch its legs
  18. 5 points
    the showman

    Christmas Sandwich

    As i spend some time on the road I normally stop at my favourite lay-by snack bar called Gabie's grill. Friday being no different I stopped as usual and was met by the girls who were only to happy to make me a bacon sarnie. i have to say i had a nice surprise and had an extended lunch break .
  19. 4 points
    Coverage for models 1340'1535,1541,1860,1862,1782,1882,2082,2182,190-328,190-336,190-349,190-357,190-358,190-359,190-374,383,433/383, 388/389,759-3493, 2130,2000series,2135,2165,1782,1572,1440,1641,324 54" deck. E&OE. Manuals in good condition (with a few oily finger marks!)
  20. 4 points
    Steve G

    Westwood T 1200

    Hi. I bought this for my son as he is interested in tractors and was interested to find this forum. The cutting deck is a bit rusty but for now I have removed this. The front wheel in the picture is the wrong one but fortunately the seller still had the original. My son is 8 so I moved the set forward and made up a pedal extension so he could drive it. I have since made a better job of this (but only slightly) ! While he can drive it OK now I am considering fitting a centrifugal clutch and wondered if anyone else had done similar. I'd like to keep it as near to standard as possible so don't want to go too mad. With no engine braking I will need to fit a better brake. The original isn't working and I haven't managed to strip it down as the bolts going into the gearbox case are pretty stuck. I think attempting to remove them might involve stripping the threads so I will have to have to try a bit harder. One thought it to fit a brake to the power take off which might work for the time being at least.
  21. 4 points
    pmackellow

    Westwood Gemini rotavator

    Wheelbarrow body now done and some rubber matting cut to fit the floor for added protection Handlebars also painted. Just need the engine back from Dr Denness' engine clinic and it can all go back together
  22. 4 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

  23. 4 points
  24. 4 points
    Alan

    HALF a HORSE.

    While still at the rear of the tractor, another item which had me head scratching for a long time, was how to provide a support for the steering shaft. As this emerged through the rear panel at an angle due to the differential being in the way, a block of something with an angled hole was required to give more bearing surface than the thin panel. Could I drill an angled hole in an alloy block without a lot of measuring and setting up. ? NO. I had already looked at various plumb blocks and rose joints on eBay, all being unsuitable for various reasons. Then I remembered some small rose bearings I had found in a box of goodie's while clearing at friend John's. Problem nearly solved. The first few photo's show an alloy block being bored and the edges milled to tidy it up. The lower inside face was also milled to clear the tow bar. As is often the case, a change of plan meant that I needn't have removed so much metal. Also seen being turned is a reducing bush for the inside of the rose bearing. The steering shaft is a length of 7mm steel rod. Why 7mm ? Because I had a long length which was originally the drive shaft from an old strimmer I was given years ago. There was already a short 7mm thread on one end, made slightly longer, and a new thread cut on the other end. The bearing block assembly is shown next with the unfinished overlong thread. Overlong to start with as I just eyeballed the squareness of the die to the shaft. If it was out of true after an inch or so, I could cut off and have another go. After a little tweaking of the first few threads and checking at intervals all appeared OK. After threading 3 to 4 inches there was no obvious run out. I can do small threads using die holders in my Unimat 3 lathe but it would have been a struggle with this especially as the die was not of the split type. A few nuts were drilled and tapped 7mm. A 3/8 impact wobble drive socket was obtained to connect the drive shaft to the trailer steering ( when finished ). There appears to be no slop in an impact drive compared to a standard universal joint, but not sure at this stage if there is enough wobble. Time will well. The square plug, drilled and tapped 7mm, was part of the previously scrapped 2 speed drill. Just needed filing down slightly to be a good tight press fit. The front axle end of the shaft uses a 3/8 to 1/4 adaptor with a standard U/J to allow for clearance at the differential. These last photo's show how little clearance there is between the shaft, axle and gearbox. Approx 3/16th above and below the shaft. Still need to paint the wheels and hubs too.
  25. 4 points
    Stormin

    Plough Mod.

    View from rear. Side view set for 6" deep. Set for 4" deep. The wheel can be adjusted from 6" to 4" in 1/2" increasments or reductions. Most likely 6" or 5-1/2" will be the settings to use. Trial and error will tell. The complete plough.
  26. 4 points
    rolloman 1

    Well what did you get for 2018

    Hi all so what new toys did everybody for the new year I got this Tractor on hogmanay a bit rough but it runs , missing the plough so if anybody has a spare for sale let me know .I bought it (yes I did part with money for it ) for the sum of £10 surely not bad the tyres must be worth that hope you like it
  27. 4 points
    Hi hope you all had a great Christmas day here is a photo of my Tractor Kermit receiving its pretty Christmas Present we broke a bottle of Champagne over its bonnet (Just kidding Didnt want to damage its paint work ) just to complete the celebration Hope you like
  28. 4 points
    pmackellow

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    Oh yes lets hope we all have a good 2018 season
  29. 4 points
    the showman

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    And all the other shows throughout the year
  30. 3 points
    Stormin

    It's Snowed.

    First time in four years we've had snow. All gone now. Just a wet, slippy, soggy mess.
  31. 3 points
    We all have a "must build" project in mind, and this is mine.. Over the years I have restored WH's Built things that go on them such as a snowplow and harrow... Added a couple of extra wheels - The 6x6.. And even made a fast fun machine - Project Why Not.. Wheel-Vo is the silly/stupid one As you all know I paid The Showman a visit the other day and came back with a car load of WH.. A 312-8 although with no engine and trans it's more like a 300-0 Here it is back in the workshop thrown in a rather neat pile The plan? The title should of given you a clue, I'm on the look-out for a cheap Volvo that will give up a 2.3 turbo engine, gearbox, rear axle and maybe a few other parts, then sell on the rest to get a few £££'s back.. Of course a standard WH chassis won't be suitable so I'm going to have to build one.. A lot of work ahead but I can/am collect parts while I'm finishing Project MadTrax.. There won't be any real updates for a while but I can keep you updated as to how the parts collecting is going.. And of course... Video's
  32. 3 points
    pmackellow

    Westwood Gemini rotavator

    Acquired this last month, some of the information crept into the Lawnbug ride on topic so I thought I had better start a new topic in the right section ... Not got too far with it yet other than a wash & brush up and new decals from Titch, and found a manual in my literature collection. Hopefully picking up an interesting addition at the weekend...
  33. 3 points
    HeadExam

    New Exercise Video

    Looks Like someone needs a trip to the Vet
  34. 3 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Still waiting for the oil seals to turn up so only a small update, just a few more bits primered.
  35. 3 points
    Steve G

    Westwood T 1200

    I've got nothing to loose by trying it so I turned the clutch pulley down as small as I dared today. Not sure what it was made from but it was a bit of a struggle on my little lathe. The before and after. I've ended up with the smaller of the two pulleys I found for sale, if they had any in stock. It was 128mm OD and is now about 110mm. If I do decide to get a bigger pulley for the gearbox it won't need to be quite as big now. Todays other modification, or rather quick lash up to see how it worked was to fit a foot throttle. I've seen people have fitted bike brake levers so for now I have done similar using an old racer lever I straightened up a bit. The hole in the bit of wood isn't a clever design feature it just happened to be lying about. The good thing is it actually allows more gentle take offs so I will give it a try tomorrow to see if it's any more driveable now.
  36. 3 points
    Chris

    Tri Rib 400x8 Tyres

    Oh great. Thats cheaper, but will need some for another tractor at point thanks Ewan Mine arrived today & they have tubes
  37. 3 points
    Stormin

    Plough Mod.

    The implement lift on my C-121, aka The Black Horse, is electrically operated. This works well but has a down side. The plough is either up or down and no way to adjust plough depth. When in the ground, the plough pulls the actuator fully out and results in the furrow being 7" deep. So a way to set plough depth had to be devised. The tool bar has two positions in the slot hitch. One gives a plough depth of just over 5" and t'other just over 7". Somewhere in between being required. The only thing I could think of was a depth wheel. Simple, cheap and not heavy. A search around the workshop provided some box section. One size sliding nicely in the other. A wheel off a push rotary mower, some flat bar, a couple of pins with R clips and a long 1/4" cap head allan bolt. A bit of thinking and measuring, cutting and drilling and I had some bits. I took more photo's but the quality is poor. Out of focus. I'll take some fresh ones tomorrow.
  38. 3 points
    the showman

    HALF a HORSE.

    Are you still on the first one Alan ?, ive got someone that might be interested in the Mk 2.
  39. 3 points
    Stormin

    Happy New Year.

    A tad early I know, but a HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY.
  40. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Westwood T 1200

    Given that this machine is a smaller lawn tractor than a larger garden tractor, 8 years old should be fine with supervision. I think your idea to expose him to other interests is a very good one, but don't forget to involve him in the basic workings and maintenance aspects as well.
  41. 3 points
    rolloman 1

    My motohak Cultivator

    Here we have another of my new toys Which came from a fellow collector I think its different and it runs great just some new parts were required to complete It was built by the Klien motor company in 1959 and has a two stroke Solo engine and a 2 speed gearbox operated from a twist grip assembly on the handlebars there is even a toolbox with tools at the rear dont you just love it i do
  42. 3 points
    Joseph

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    Merry Christmas to everyone from dad and I. :-) Only one more sleep until Santa Joseph
  43. 3 points
    Triumph66

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    Wishing you all a great Christmas Festive Break to all the regular forum users. Roll on RPT and TF 2018 !
  44. 3 points
    pmackellow

    Turbair Sprayer

    Some absolute Turbair gems arrived today, two original bottles and their storage boxes and a Turbair brochure...
  45. 3 points
    expeatfarmer

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    Merry Christmas to one and all, best wishes for a peaceful and happy New Year
  46. 3 points
    ACman

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    and to all !
  47. 2 points
    Stormin

    Input on News Needed

    The business with the Russian planes and ships has been going on for some time. Not only in the channel, but the North Sea as well. Russian subs frequently, so I am lead to believe, are active close to our territorial waters. Putting the English Channel aside, the North Sea activity and air space is seen by our powers that be, as testing how quickly we will react. As for the French, as far as I am concerned the least said the better. The ordinary people I've no problem with. It's the politicians.
  48. 2 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Got a bit more done to the transmission today dodging the showers. I powerwashed the degreaser and crap off then used the drill with a wire brush and a paint stripping pad to clean off the paint and rust finally giving it a coat of primer. Had a phone call to say the oil seals are on their way. Woof Woof.
  49. 2 points
    Stormin

    Bolens 600 having a light work out

    That drag mat is a harrow in English.
  50. 2 points
    Cub Cadet

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    Merry Christmas all!
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