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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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 😂
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 2 points
    Chris

    Third 2018 Ardingly Collective Sale

    Good pics Paul Myself & Harry were hoovering up stuff at the West Meon sale today
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 1 point
    Stormin

    Wheel Horse SD Deck

    Today, doing a bit of tiding up on the workshop bench, I came across an idler pulley with kaput bearing. I realised then why the belt was too short. The pulley was off the cutter drive belt tensioner. I'd replaced it with one I found among bits I'd saved of a Husqvarna I'd broken. That is a slightly bigger diameter to the one on the bench. No wonder the belt wouldn't fit.
  16. 1 point
    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.
  17. 1 point
    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
  18. 1 point
    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.
  19. 1 point
    Stormin

    F.A.O. Alan.

    I very much doubt any worms will have survived the soaking I gave them.
  20. 1 point
    Wristpin

    Tecumsh MV100s as in Flymo

    Thanks for the suggestion but the MV100 is a different animal altogether. Two stroke not four.
  21. 1 point
    Stormin

    Wheel Horse SD Deck

    Got a drive belt for the spindles this morning. Fitted it then thought I'd fit the deck to the old workhorse, the C-125. Removed the rear discharge deck and proceeded to fit the Side discharge deck. All went well until I tried to lift the deck up. The lift handle wouldn't go into it's locked position as the deck wouldn't lift high enough. Investigation showed the right hand lift arm and the bracket it was attached too, were fouling the tractor drive belt guard. If you look at the photo above, you will see the left hand arm is straight. The right hand one bends in. So another straight arm needs to be made, and the rear bracket needs repositioning. Hey! Ho! These thinks are sent to try us.
  22. 1 point
    HeadExam

    Wisconsin engine

    Those were offered on the some of the late 1960s Bolens garden tractors, not sure if any other brands used them besides BushHog. I don't recall them on any stationary engines either, mostly S-8D's and BKN's on them
  23. 1 point
    pmackellow

    Ride-on Tractor lift

    Good spot mate, and a bargain too ! I see Lily was supervising
  24. 1 point
    Sammoore13bolens1053

    Wisconsin engine

    Yes the tra-10d
  25. 1 point
    HeadExam

    Wisconsin engine

    Depending on the age you want the newer model and the one with more parts available would be the TRA-10D, it replaced the TR-10D and both are newer than most of the AENL or BKN, which were 7.2 and 9 hp engines
  26. 1 point
    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.
  27. 1 point
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    Sitting on the Toro this morning in the back of the van making broom broom noises I noticed there was no spinner on the wheel. Had a rummage in the shed and found a couple of them left over from my American car days
  28. 1 point
    the showman

    Toro The Sequel

    Yes he did
  29. 1 point
    HeadExam

    Skilshop Chainsaw Clutch

    In checking the clutch do inspect the backside of the hub where the sprocket is as well. A worn sprocket will allow the chain to slip and hinder performance.
  30. 1 point
    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!
  31. 1 point
    Wristpin

    De' Ja' Vu

    Toro now owns Hayter so are "rationalising" the parts bin.
  32. 1 point
    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.
  33. 1 point
    It was at this point I started to have a few of those "Groundhog day" sort of moments! Having worked out how to make a shaft that fit's over the gearbox splines, has a bearing at the other end and also has a sproket in the middle, I proceeded to make a mess of things 3 times! Attempt 1... Having just checked the bearing fit I forgot to tighten the tailstock back up for the final cut! The result was some nice deep gouges! (not seen in this pic as I trimmed some more off to check which tools cut best) Attempt 2... Counted twice what I should of done and took too much metal off making the bearing a loose fit! Attempt 3!!! All was going well until I broke a small drill bit off about 1/2 inch in!! No way of getting it out! Attempt 4... In it's raw state And attempt 4 in it's finished (and correctly sized) state. Not a perfect finish inside, but the measurements are right. The splined bit pressure fitted, a nice tight fit.. It will be welded on then the welds and overhang will be tidied up on the lathe. And finally with the bearing, I still need to buy the sprockets but as they will need boring out to fit the shaft I could get on and make this part.. I have just started making a sleeve to fit over the TB input shaft... Let's hope I only need to make it once
  34. 1 point
    ooh sounds like a nice mad project, so, would a volvo 850 drivetrain do? i might be able to get one of those cheap
  35. 1 point
    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.
  36. 1 point
    the showman

    De' Ja' Vu

    Got a few more bits sanded down and primered
  37. 1 point
    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.
  38. 1 point
    Wallfish

    Little Petro mini bike

    Courtesy of 10242130 Here is a Brochure picture of a Little Petro minibike.It was made in the early to mid 60's by Odom Manufacturing.This is the same company that made the Petro Powered Products Drill that is on this site along with quite a few other Ohllson & Rice powered tools.Jim Odom also Produced the Comet C Saw for Comet.I will be putting pictures of my Little Petro bikes on this site soon,I need to crop them all as the file size's are too big . Only about 12 of these bikes have been located to date,quite a rare bike. This particular Brochure shows the bike with a TAS engine,but early on,they used the Olhsson & Rice. With O&R
  39. 0 points
    Morning all, a small update for ya.. I have been mostly spending a lot of time at the lathe turning down this, boring out that, and trueing up the other. Not that many photo's but this was quite interesting to make out of two parts and a bit of welding. It's not quite finished in the photo, only a bit of tidying to do.. A bored out sprocket is a nice tight fit on the shaft. Not the fun part, making the 90'd drive thingy fit in not much space.. It's in there somewhere! This view might help to see what's going on. The plan was to fit this sprocket to the shaft that comes from the Honda gearbox.. And put this bearing at the end to hold things steady.. The trouble is, not enough space, the drive shaft to the front takes up a fair bit of space too! Soooo... The plan now is to mount this bigger bearing a lot closer to the gearbox case and fit the sprocket on the end only much more forward than it was.. Of course I don't have a bearing holder for the bigger bearing! So a bit of thick steel slicing.. Cut's well for a £10 power saw An almost flat plate. Flat and mostly bored out.. And that's about as far as I've got at the moment, all this making "one of" parts does take it's time.. But where would be the fun if I just bought everything and bolted it on?
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