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  1. 9 points
    the showman

    Rural past times

    Had a brilliant weekend at the show after the rain on Friday, had a good line up of exhibits and a lot made it into the arena. I think everyone enjoyed themselves and a big thank you to everyone for your support. Heres a few photos.
  2. 7 points
    slf-uk

    Rural past times

    We had a great weekend at RPT. This is the first show we have attended with our equipment and Joseph and I really enjoyed the experience. It was good to show our equipment and even better was catching up with everyone. Many thanks to Chris (The Showman) for organising the section and making us welcome. We took our 1962 Bolens Ride-a-matic and a 1971 Bolens Husky 1054. Congratulations to Norm for getting 1st in class with his fantastic Wheelhorse C-81, a well deserved win. We got 3rd place for the 1962 Bolens Ride-a-matic which was a pleasant surprise. Choosing a show 200 miles away for our first show, renting what felt like the worlds smallest van and taking two tractors that still have outstanding issues was probably not the smartest move but it all worked well. It took us about an hour and half to get everything loaded on Friday night only to realise we must have knocked the fuel tap on the Ride-a-matic loading it and it was leaking fuel. Everything had to come out of the van to repair the tap before reloading again Here is a few of our pictures from the show. I made a draw bar to tow Joseph around the arena as he is too young to drive in a public space. Alan's mini D-series is unbelievable, incredible attention to detail and it looks fantastic Chris and Andrew fighting over some potatoes Iain
  3. 7 points
    Stormin

    Rural past times

    Had a good show and also good to catch up with friends not seen since last year. I've taken a few photo's but they'll have to wait till next week when I'm home. I'm on Chris's lap top. Got a couple of nice surprises this afternoon, on my return from playing in the potato patch. The C-81 got 1st in class, (Again!) The Sears/Roper got 2nd. Alan's Mini D is really something to see and drew many admiring comments and looks. Just to give you a chuckle, I went to get my phone from out of the Disco, to tell SWMBO the good news about the tractors. Only I couldn't find it. Then I had a thought. I got Chris to phone me. Just as I thought, we heard my phone ringing from INSIDE MY PACKED AWAY popup tent.
  4. 5 points
    pmackellow

    Starting Handle Club Show

    More photos...
  5. 4 points
    pmackellow

    Starting Handle Club Show

    Whilst Ian and Joseph were making the journey down South for RPT, we were heading up to Norfolk for the Starting Handle Club Summer show We also visited some other friends in Norfolk on the Sunday before heading home, so a good weekend The Starting Handle Club show is a great and friendly event with all classes well supported, here's some photos, including some of the items in the auction...
  6. 4 points
    Anglo Traction

    Vintage Oil Can

    I've been looking for a decent Oil Can that will serve my elderly Myford ML7 for some time. New quality pump oilers are not cheap, have unsuitable nozzles, or too big. Much sought after, old quality ones like Braimes or some Westcos would do, but I stumbled over a little gem a few days ago and saved it from the bin. I like to delve into history of items that I find and to my surprise, I find loads of it, so I'll include some here in case some may also be interested. This is the Joseph Lucas Ltd No 40. 1/4 pint Oiler- The pics are after I had to fully clean it out to a dry state due to joint damage/leaks around the Plunger - Body collar and the base of the spout. Joints were cleaned out and re soldered. This Oiler version is shown in a 1924 Advertisement that describes it's purpose as tool for use on small Cars and Cyclecars and sold for 7 shillings and 6 pence (37.1/2 new pence today). There was also a bracket which you could purchase at the cost of 1 shilling (5 pence) to fit on the under bonnet (hood) bulkhead, or in the toolbox of the car to stow the Oiler safely. Noted that some examples sold at Auto Auctioneers were claimed to be part of the Toolkit for Bentley, Rolls Royce etc!, but I suspect they would have been nickel plated if supplied to them. The makers name is that of the Automotive Electrical suppliers of dynamos, lights, relays etc of recent years. With the joint repairs done and cleaned up, I gave it just a light clean over the rest of it and had no intention of attempting to remove, clean the age scarring or dents. The only real damage was the broken off threaded tip of the spout where, according to Lucas' info, it had a little cap screwed on the tip for whe not in use. The tip being broken was not usable like this, so I managed to identify the thread form from the 2 remaining full threads and established it to be 1/8" Whitworth (40 threads per inch). Spookily, Whitworth is the basis of the creation of the 'Model Engineer Series' thread form in 1909 and I have a set of those Taps and Dies, so sorted that issue. Took some measurements and some hard Brass and made the parts as close to the original as poss, but not fussed with accuracy- Soldered the tip in place- So there it is. Even the original leather washers are still fine. I'm always impressed with things that were made then, for example this can has the number 428 stamped on the handle as a production number and the base has a 'G' stamped in representing the individual who checked it for quality over 90 years ago. Regards
  7. 4 points
    Bertie

    My other red machine..

    My little "red nose" .. Recovered from a field in Bremen Germany where it worked all its years... Used 90% plus of the original parts on the build part of which was done in Germany then part reworked by me in the UK when I brought it over... 1958 so it's a very early 108L Junior, single cylinder, air cooled Porsche tractor.. Just good fun but could still work all day without a problem...
  8. 4 points
    Here are some photos from the rally at Biggar sunday 12th of August 2018 we all had a good day Had a wonder round the rally field I was displaying the Mayfield Croft mk 25. Also displaying the green Vivian Lloyd. The sun came out as the rally was finishing.
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    The good looking guy in the awning is a newbie on the rally scene please say hello to Ken .
  11. 3 points
    HeadExam

    Rural past times

    Great show guys, glad to see so many from the group showing their machines
  12. 3 points
    Cub Cadet

    Rural past times

    Great photos, I like that cub and Alans D series looks fantastic!
  13. 3 points
    Triumph66

    Rural past times

    Chris, just to say many thanks for organising the Horticultural section for RPT. As always I enjoy the opportunity to drive my Bolens around the showground and giving it a work out. Always good to catch up with fellow enthusiasts too.
  14. 2 points
    I did at Newby hall. He doesn't say much though. Couldn't get a word out of him.
  15. 2 points
    who is the good looking guy in the awning display? great rally I was there from Friday until Monday looking after 3 sections
  16. 2 points
    HeadExam

    Rural past times

    Great pics, congratulations to all, great pictures
  17. 2 points
    Alan

    Rural past times

    Thanks Ewan.
  18. 1 point
    pmackellow

    Starting Handle Club Show

    Hello Iain Yes its a show that we are looking at entering next year, as with you I was not sure if you were at RPT or not... we are back up your way next month so perhaps we could meet up then? Paul
  19. 1 point
    slf-uk

    Starting Handle Club Show

    Great pictures Paul, it sounds like this is a show and club we need to explore. It's a pity we did not know you were heading in the opposite direction otherwise we would have looked out for you and/or we could have arranged to meet for a coffee and chat somewhere on the way. Iain
  20. 1 point
    HeadExam

    My other red machine..

    Classic styling and engineering, she's a beaut
  21. 1 point
    Type-D13

    WestWood Lawnbug Racing

    Me and my dad are looking to start getting into Lawn Mower Racing! we were lucky enough to pick up one of these wonders a few months ago. But could do with some advice and pointers regarding the best customisations. At the moment we are running a Honda GXV160 Engine with about 4 HP. She starts and runs beautifully, but has no steering! So far we have taken off the old blade and parts that aren't needed. Any advice welcome! Thanks!
  22. 1 point
    the showman

    A Day Dosing

    I've had a Wheelhorse dozerblade kicking about for a while and decided to sell it as we don't get any snow down here. i thought i would mount it on my Raider 12 just to make sure its all there and working. fitting the frame i noticed that it has two sets of holes so i'm guessing it will fit a short frame tractor as well , the angle pin was seized and the rod to change the angle was missing. An hour in the sweatbox and i freed off the pin and made another angle rod. All fitted and working now, its nice to sit in the seat and lift the blade and angle it 45.o left or right, and not have to get off the tractor. Quite impressed with the way it works, here's some photo's ( Norm ).
  23. 1 point
    Alan

    My other red machine..

    Looks too good to use.
  24. 1 point
    TinyTiger

    Tiny Tiger for Sale

    Hello, I have a nice Tiny Tiger for sale. Comes with carrying case, operating instructions and converter. Had a new diaphragm put in, cleaned the carb and it was running good a year ago. Too much stuff in my possession and looking to get rid of a few things. Would like to see it go to a good home and be appreciated. Gas tank does weep ever so slightly. I am no expert on these but I think it is in really nice overall shape. I will not give it away, but will accept what I believe to be a fair offer. Perhaps someone on this forum could give me the going value of these little gems. I live in northeast Iowa and I will be traveling to St.Louis next week if that helps anyone for delivery. I also travel for work regularly throughout Iowa and Minneapolis. Thanks for your interest.
  25. 1 point
    heliosuk

    Bolens sleeve hitch

    I'll be going after this Sam and won't be splitting it however there are plans and instructions on another site we use that would enable you to get it made.
  26. 1 point
    Scottwilson

    1966 Bolens 850

    Today I collected a 1966 Bolens 850 after a 20yr rest . The engine is free body and frame are not in bad shape but the square tyres will all need to be replaced . It’s certainly very different to my wheel horse I’m looking forward to putting life back into it .
  27. 1 point
    Scottwilson

    1966 Bolens 850

    I’ve just put Carlisle super lugs on the rear of the horse and Duro on the front . I expect it will set me back a little but will be worth it 👍
  28. 1 point
    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.
  29. 1 point
    Anglo Traction

    Box 'o' Goodies

    Dial Indicator now lives in it's padded box-
  30. 1 point
    nigel

    Interesting good 1944 tool

  31. 1 point
    Jarrovian

    Teagle hedge trimmer.

    Hi Norman Teagle are very helpful they sent me workshop manuals by e-mail as I have one chain and one shaft driven Dave
  32. 1 point
    nigel

    SEALEY SUPERMIG180 THOUGHTS

    He just had to go one better than me I've had a murex 160 since the early 80s brilliant welder so never let me down , Why has he gone one better than me =cos his knob goes to 8 mine only goes to 6
  33. 1 point
    ranger

    SEALEY SUPERMIG180 THOUGHTS

    Good choice Ian, quite powerful, and a very smooth arc.
  34. 1 point
    Ian

    SEALEY SUPERMIG180 THOUGHTS

    A bit of an update on this.. My new Mig welder arrived today (thanks to all the people involved in transporting it to me) and you might say I'm a happy bunny.. Ok, it's not "new" but it is very well made and should outlast me A Murex Tradesmig 165...
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