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  1. 9 points
    Hi all this is my latest challenge for 2018 my Gutbrod 1032 raking and rolling and my merry tiller dozing the bumps and hollows all my attachments all worked well hope you like
  2. 9 points
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    While i was sorting out the first GMT I thought it would be silly not to have the other one. Its new and never been used but hasn't got the collector kit and deck with it, it was stored in a shed with a leaky roof and had the transmission pump removed to keep the other one going, After a few weeks of fiddling with the pump ive managed to repair it and fit it back in the tractor and its now up and running. Concidering its been stored since 1986 it's not to bad.
  3. 7 points
    Joseph

    Fun in the snow

    We finally got around to making a video of the fun we had clearing snow back in March. Joseph
  4. 6 points
    the showman

    Ride-on Tractor lift

    Had to go and pick up a caravan from having a remote self levelling system fitted and while i was there I couldn't help but notice they had a large scrap pile. I just had to have a rummage ( i just couldn't help myself). I found a frame with a scissor lift and 3 electric 12 volt motors that came out of a mobility van. I asked the chap in the workshop if I could buy it and he said take what you want he even gave me a hand to load it, i gave him £20 for their teapot fund. I hitched up and was just about to leave when the boss came out and gave me the money back and said he was happy I could make use of it.
  5. 6 points
    Jarrovian

    Tractor World Scotland

    A few pics from Ingliston March 24/25 2018 Expeat Farmer never let on it was his birthday. No feeding the VHGMC Scottish rep.
  6. 5 points
    Stormin

    A Good Day Out.

    My vintage club ran a coach trip over the border yesterday. We went to see a vintage tractor collectors private museum and also to The Falkirk Wheel. First the museum. Situated near Cupar, Fife. Mainly Case tractors but many other makes as well. Also there are his wagons he used to go too shows. We were made very welcome, with free tea/coffee and biscuits. They make no charge but accept donations to the R.N.L.I. A very tidy black top Wheel Horse of Belgium make, judging from the Mountfield sticker. Unfortunately I didn't get to see what model etc. As you can see it was being used as an extra table. On to the tractors. All displayed in buildings that I wasn't jealous of one little bit. A little Kubota that earns it's keep. The second we saw that day. The first at the services we stopped at for breakfast. A couple of crawlers. This old mobile crane was hiding in another building. The Scammell tractor he used for towing his Showmans caravan next to it. He used to go to the Devon Steam Fair. It would take him a while. Nice mini steam wagon. Just one of the shelving with items on. There was bits and bobs everywhere. This photo is for the Showman. From the museum, we went to the Falkirk Wheel. Quite impressive. Worth a visit if your around that way. If you don't like heights, don't look down. If you Google the Falkirk Wheel you can find out all about it. Finally the Kelpies. That was the name given to the horses that towed the barges on the canal. There are two at the wheel, but only about 12ft high. These two are by the canal not far from the wheel. A little bit more than 12ft. It was a good day. Weather stayed fine. The 5am wake up I'm not so sure about.
  7. 5 points
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    Its out of the van now and done a few laps of the garden. After a play I powerwashed the dust off and cleaned the seat.
  8. 5 points
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    Guess what I've been doing.
  9. 5 points
    Anglo Traction

    Vintage Fuel Tap saved

    Asked if I could do something to save this Fuel Tap from an early 60s machine for a friend. I first tried to obtain the part as a spare from the manufacturers (Karcoma). They still produce them for various motorcycles etc . No parts available even though the design is pretty well unchanged. The original little screw on Filter Cup is plastic with a coin slot and hex end to undo it. A mistake in design really, as they are likely to be over tightened, I suppose as there are no spare parts, they can sell more for replacement (up to £35.00 each) - The cup is the 3rd fuel filtration process which will also separate and retain any water (small quantity) and has a small cylindrical filter which fits onto small spigots both in the cup and the Tap body, so I had to measure carefully to ensure it is not crushed when the Cup is screwed on, but that the seal doesn't leak. I settled for Brass to make it, which allowed me to do all the work and produce and insert the small internal spigot, then Hard solder it in the exact position. I also had to I.D. the thread form (metric 18 x 1mm) and cut it on the old Myford (imperial). After reading up on it, I had to do this by manual turning, as you can't disengage the 'Leadscrew' drive, or it will be misaligned!. All went well- Fortunately, there were only 4 full threads and it was the first time for me producing them. To finish it off, I produced a new sealing washer from reinforced Viton rubber of the correct thickness. To reduce the over tightening factor, I added a 'reeded' finger grip area on it, rather than a screwdriver slot etc. All finished ready for years of use-
  10. 5 points
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Had some time today and as the weather was crap i thought I'd have an hour in the shed. First job was to clean the axles and shafts and remove the old oil seals, this was done by piercing the seal with a pointed tool then pull it out with a hook tool. i needed something to push the new seals in and used a short bit of water pipe and a piece of tube from a trampoline frame that just happened to be an exact fit, i put a bit of tape over the keyway slot so the new seal wouldn't snag up or get damaged. I used some rubber lubricant and they went in really easy.
  11. 5 points
    callander ploo-man

    Tractor World Scotland

    Here are some photos from tractor world on 24th & 25th March. Got to hand it to you Rolloman1 the British Anzani stole the show this weekend
  12. 5 points
    rolloman 1

    Tractor World Scotland

    Hi All some pictures from Tractor world Show please dont feed Norman
  13. 4 points
    Stormin

    F.A.O. Alan.

    Alan, you asked about the two man saw from Johns place. Here it is in its new home. And this is what Carol does with old stock garden pots we got from a local garden centre. After your truly has cleaned and given them two coats of Sandtex smooth white.
  14. 4 points
    Wendy and I had a quick visit to Ardingly this morning Nowt of interest to us and we had other stuff to do so did not stay long (long enough for a breakfast roll and a tea) Here's some photos of what was there...
  15. 4 points
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    I went to Halfords today for a battery and found the one I wanted for £72 but the terminals were the wrong way round, after looking round their shelves I found the identical spec one with the terminals I wanted but £82. I asked a member of staff , and he said it was more popular so they charge more, i said I'll have the cheaper one and make the earth cable longer, with my discount card it was £57.
  16. 4 points
    Joseph

    Fun in the snow

    Thanks Ewan but yours looks so much better than the one we made Thanks Alan. The bit I forgot to mention was that we ended up with puncture on one of the front tyres. I don't think the tyre had ever been off and the repair was not easy. Putting the tyre back on the rim the tyre lever slipped off the rim and smashed dad in the face. His face ended up the same colour as the tractor The tractor has done well but now needs a carb rebuild and a few other jobs doing to it and is waiting for it's turn in the workshop. Joseph
  17. 4 points
    Cub Cadet

    Fun in the snow

    Great job on the plowing Joseph! The igloo is pretty awesome as well I made one myself (well more of an 'eggloo' but cheated since the back was built in a 2 foot snow drift
  18. 4 points
    Cub Cadet

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    A little more progress now I’m home for Easter break. I remade the throttle out of some thicker steel and gave it all a coat of paint. We are using bike brake cables for the linkage. Not an exact match to the original but I’m pleased since I made it up from some photos.
  19. 4 points
    Jarrovian

    Tractor World Scotland

    I have a few more pics of the things in the auction I will post later
  20. 4 points
    Anglo Traction

    Nice little Drill Project

    Thanks Alan. Keeps the old Grey Cells active . Apart from a few minor adjustments, it's all done and very smooth in operation now. Colour is greener and darker in reality (flash probably messed it up). I worked out that the 'feed rate' is about 8 thousandths of an Inch per rev, so it's a bit fast for metal. I may just play with the Cam and Actuator Arm and halve that ratio. Just a Chuck key to obtain and it can be put to work- Gear cover on. I'll fill the drilling scars in the Base Foot plate- Wheel faces and column will be protected from rusting. Wooden Handle has been soaked with Raw Linseed Oil, oven dried and polished- Enjoyed doing this one and will be allocated a space on the new Bench when I've built it.
  21. 4 points
    Anglo Traction

    Nice little Drill Project

    Quite a productive weekend so far and extended my familiarity with certain operations and problem solving. Started on the replacement Drive Shaft. For anyone interested, I took images of the sequence to make it. Clamped a length of 3/16" dia Silver Steel to enhance the angles/line of the original drilled 'Lock Pin' hole- I was then able to use the Rod to set up on the Lathe, so a Ball Nosed Slot Drill would mill the radiused groove along the correct line. The Rod checked first against a Face Plate, then against a set of precision Parallels and 'V' Blocks laid on the Bed Ways- Offset was only about 2 degrees from parallel along the Shaft (arrowed), and about 4 deg on the tilt from vertical (obscured by spanner) - Finished machined Shaft along with the old one for comparison- Some careful measuring and prep before pressing the shaft in to ensure the two parts with the partial holes line up worked ok- Pin pressed back in ok and happy with the result. Well, with a 12 ton Press sitting in the Workshop, it seems a shame not to find any work for it.
  22. 3 points
    the showman

    Rural Past Times, August 11/12

    Exhibitors who came last year should be getting their entry forms this week, anyone else that would like to come just PM me . This year there will be a working area as normal and a field of potatoes to harvest that will need lifting and bagging so bring your kit.
  23. 3 points
    Scottwilson

    Webb mower

    Well after being ribbed at the weekend for using a flymo I picked this 1976? Webb 2hp up on a selling site for £25 . Very pleased with it as it runs well I do need to try to work out how to slow the drive down on it as it takes off a bit faster than I can move 😂
  24. 3 points
    Stormin

    Wheel Horse SD Deck

    Sorted the angled lift bar today. Straightened it out with the use of a press at the farm round the corner. This made the bar longer of course. Cut off the extra length, then drilled and filed a fresh square hole. Removed the bracket and replaced to line up with the straightened bar. Tomorrow I may see if the deck fits OK now. Should do, then I'll see how it performs. I had to drill another hole in the bracket, as the original lined up perfectly with the baffle underneath the deck top.
  25. 3 points
    Chris

    Third 2018 Ardingly Collective Sale

    Yes There was a pile of allen scythes all fit for scrap. 2 mayfields which did not fetch mutch but were tidy. Auto culto in poor shape. A early greens push mower which I should have saved. BMB Cult mate with plough but had newish tyres I did not buy any of it One think I did buy was a pair of petrol compressors with kohler engines. One is electric start & looks like its not done a lot of work. That engine is going into a white tractor
  26. 3 points
    the showman

    Ride-on Tractor lift

    The bench grinder was burnt out. While i was there a disabled lady was driving a Voltswagen T5 with a similar set up, they were also fitted to campervans. Ive downloaded a manual from the internet, might be handy.
  27. 3 points
    Alan

    Ride-on Tractor lift

    Good find Chris. I expect you will be paying regular visits there now to see what other goodie's end up on the pile.
  28. 3 points
    Ok, maybe that wasn't such a short-ish break Back to the rear light box..Some of the welds down the sides needed a few extra blobs of weld to tidy them up.. The front edges needed a bead of weld to fuse metal together.. To make life easier I clamped on a flat brass bar to weld against as welds will not stick to the brass.. As you will of noticed on the above photo the longest which is also the top panel is a little on the wonky side.. A big thank you to Rob for the square which came in handy for showing how wonky wonky is.. As the metal is too stretched to hammer flat some extra straight strength needs to be added.. Starting with a strip of double skinned steel. Most of one skin was cut away leaving only a small rolled edge sort of thing. A quick trip to the sheet metal folder which I should use more than I do! Plug welded inside.. The bit of black box section is only to make sure everything clamps down flat.. Can you spot a slight problem here? Yep, the box is such a good tight fit it won't come back out again! The next step was to make some mounts for the rear light, but a parcel turned up containing these sprockets The rear light is going to have to wait, getting the drive train finally finished needs to come first.. Soooooo, the first sprocket on the lathe being bored out to a larger ID.. And that is this thread upto date again.. Hope your all enjoying the build
  29. 3 points
    Morning all, time for another long overdue update.. Not having the sprockets at this point I was scratching around for something to do on MadTrax, so I thought I'd continue with the rear light.. Starting with this not quite flat steel sheet. By not quite flat I mean the sheet has had a big cross pattern pressed into it which I though would be good for the back of the light box.. Marked out ready for cutting. Lot's of chopping, welding and weld dressing later I had this. The cut out at the base is so the box can fit over the anit roll bar tube. These ar the buld holders I will be using.. This ally plate is the right thickness to hold the er.. holders nice and tight, so five holes and a bit of cleaning up later.. To mount the bulb holder plate to the inside of the light box but leave enough space behind for wiring etc I made one of these.. Captive nuts welded on the back. A quick bulb test fit. Curved panel made to fit the anti roll bar hole.. But before it was welded on the bulb holder plate was plug welded in.. Checking the bulb holder still fit.. They do A view inside. Lot's of welding and weld dressing to do.. That looks better Best check it still fit's MadTrax!! It does More to come after this short-ish break
  30. 3 points
    Stormin

    Wheel Horse SD Deck

    Deck shell was rather awkward to handle in a press, so gave up. I'll see how it sits under a tractor. I solved the problem of the missing rear scalp wheel. A friend of SWMBO, who does wood turning, owed me a favour for a job I did for him. Look oak A to me. Just need a belt, which I should get next week.
  31. 3 points
    the showman

    Red Tractor, Yes Please, "Oh Dear"

    Sorry, Pam put my dinner on the table just as i was doing it
  32. 3 points
    Cub Cadet

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    So apart from a few parts still to make and bits still to finish painting the RJ looks about finished. We've had the RJ running for about an hour solid today and we haven't had any issues which is good. Here are some photos.
  33. 3 points
    slf-uk

    Fun in the snow

    No naughty words, I think we were both in shock My glasses took a lot of the impact, expensive mistake I have you know it's hard work walking backwards trying to keep the camera still I must admit the colour is growing on me Iain
  34. 3 points
    I will be there but in the s/engine section, I haven't room for a horticultural exhibit as well but will come and have a look around your displays.
  35. 3 points
    expeatfarmer

    Kohler Recoil help please

    Once you have soaked the spring in plus gas or similar see if you can sneak a couple of fine tie wraps or twist wire around the spring in situ this will enable you to prise it out without it going boing all over your workshop.
  36. 3 points
    nigel

    Happy Easter Everyone

  37. 2 points
    Chris

    Third 2018 Ardingly Collective Sale

    Good pics Paul Myself & Harry were hoovering up stuff at the West Meon sale today
  38. 2 points
    the showman

    Ride-on Tractor lift

    Just had a google and it's called a 6 way power seat base, has a lift capacity of 300 lbs ( 136kg ) and the top has a 90 degree right swivel and 82 degree left swivel
  39. 2 points
    As I don't have the sprockets yet (they will be ordered once I've finished this update) and most of the jobs left to do involve having the 90'd drive in place, I was scrathing around for something to do on MadTrax, so I decided to sort this little problem out! The problem being it should fit here (the tape is only to keep the dust etc out), but I don't have a key for it! But I do have this tank from a Honda CX trike with a locking cap... I feel a bit of tank slicing coming up It would of been a shame to scrap the fantasic art work... So I now have some more wall decoration The filler hole section was cut from the CX tank, cleaned up and tried for size on MadTrax's tank. To mark where I would need to cut on MT's tank I needed to cut out a small section so the new bit would sit flat.. And here is the very same hole after being part welded back in! Yes my brain wasn't functioning to well that day and I cut too much out! The correct size hole marked and cut out.. A test fit, only a few little tweaks needed.. While I was getting on with the welding Rob was cleaning all the paint off the locking cap thingy. Quite a few layers of paint! Ta-Daa As you can see with the flap open it needs a little bit of filler work.. Not much though I gave it a quick coat of paint to help show up where I may of missed any welding... Here's one of the holes. The new cap looks the part, I can't decide if it needs painting of just a coat of matt clear coat.. Time will tell
  40. 2 points
    Morning all, sorry I've not been on MOM in a while, life has been er... Interesting shall we say! Anyway, an update for you.. Plenty more lathe work to go, I needed to make something that would fit over this stepped shaft on the TB input side of things. The reason being I need to fit a sprocket to the shaft but there isn't a keyway for location, only splines at the outer end. Lot of time was spent with some 40mm bar to create this. Outer splines presure fitted to the sleave one end, it will be welded also. Stepped inside to fit the shaft. It would of been nice to cut a taper inside to match taper on the shaft, but don't have the tools to do it.. Splined sleeve bolted on the TB shaft, the sleeve walls are not thick enough to cut a keyway so the sprocket will have to be welded on. Back to the 90'd drive thingy from the Honda Silverwing that I'm using to turn the drive around.. On the bike the rear wheel would of bolted to this bit. But I need to put the drive from the gearbox into the 90'd drive from this way... But how to bolt a sprocket to it? Starting with a slab of 10mm thick steel and a photo that won't turn the right way! To bolt the splined bit flush on the plate I had to cut a wide groove in one face. That looks good. To fit a sprocket to all this a shaft is needed.. This will do. It fits in the circular plate like this, the tapers will be filled with weld. The other side will get welded on and the welds turned down to look good on the lathe.. The shaft has been made over sized as I don't know the measurements until I get the sprockets and try to fit the whole thing in place. This is quite a big "whole thing" to fit!
  41. 2 points
    Triumph66

    Fun in the snow

    Good video Joseph and again I see that you are doing all the hard work. What does your father actually do Maybe your dad could get it repainted in the correct colour.... Ewan, I am glad your architectural skills are being put to good use.
  42. 2 points
    Alan

    Fun in the snow

    Good video Joseph. Nice to see that John's old Bolens is still going strong and being put to use. Probably thinks it's a Wheel Horse though with all the RED paint.
  43. 2 points
    Wristpin

    De' Ja' Vu

    Toro now owns Hayter so are "rationalising" the parts bin.
  44. 2 points
    Stormin

    Toro The Sequel

    Clean and polish and ready to show. Bet you wish that was your workshop.
  45. 2 points
    The Fife Plooman

    Mixed year

    Hi all had a mixed year My name was first one on new shield won some nice rosettes Trialled my new plough this is work in progress went back to basics with old plough worked ok when I trialled my new plough all did not go well I started of bad and things got worse the plough was leading the tractor, I know what is wrong Mould board will need cut, I got a puncture broke a wheel rim this was all in my day at a local charity match There were three new people that took part in our match and they brought their own gardeners with them the club will be watching next year Raymond adding some weight
  46. 2 points
    Anglo Traction

    Nice little Drill Project

    Thanks all/Alan, Looking forward to using it. Have several projects on the go still, back to the T' Engine, WH 8 speed Trans full overhaul, SACHS 2 stroke to get running and continue with the Villiers engine project . Bit of house general maintenance and gardening. Have been offered a machine powered by Protein and Carbs (treadle power), but need to see it and if I have space. Otherwise, it's wait for the sunshine and a few Beers in a Chair !. Regards.
  47. 1 point
    I have my grease gun at the ready and I’ll be going over it with a fine tooth comb. The correct service manual would be very useful 👍
  48. 1 point
    heliosuk

    Clinton Engine help

    If it helps I travel to India 3 or 4 times a year. If you could get the part scanned and turned into a 3D CAD model then I can get it machined from solid very cheaply, alternatively send me the part and I'll do it over there. I've had numerous parts made for me at ridiculously cheap prices. For example I've had 3 mower deck shafts and end stops made for £50 when quoted £500 in the UK and got a load of Bolens tube frame PTO front seals made for I wont say how much as selling them for a stupid mark up but still considerably cheaper than getting them from the states!!. I actually exported some of them to the USA !!! I'm scheduled to go again end of May returning early June this time so if it helps let me know!
  49. 1 point
    the showman

    Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    Another top job Ewan.
  50. 1 point
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    No one's got to go Andrew No, its a project mate
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