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  1. All the Best, Kev. Have a good day.
  2. Stormin

    Oh 'eck!

    Feeling a bit bored as I've no project as such now the plough depth wheel is done, I decided to mow the green. Put the deck onto the C-125, topped up the fuel, checked the engine oil and off I went. Got the green done and the verge on the opposite side of the lane, then proceeded with the area between the pond and our neighbours drive. Just about to move on to the other verge by the pond and a horrible rattling noise appeared. Knocked off the deck and it was still there. Not coming from the engine thank goodness. If it had been I reckon the engine would have disintegrated. I then noticed the clutch pedal was bouncing back and forth. Drive belt on it's was out? Gently drove back into the workshop and took footplate and side panel off. Started the engine and I then notice the clutch idler pulley had quite a wobble. Bearings gone? So take the pulley off and that was when I realised the part of the bracket the pulley fits on had been repaired by a PO. It must have snapped off at sometime and a piece of flat had been welded to the top half then bolted through the bottom half. On the bench with the pulley off I discovered the hole the pulley bolt goes through was elongated. Also the nut and bolt were a bit loose. The pulley bearings were not bad. Just a little play. So I tightened up the nut and bolt with thread locker on. Good and tight. All back together now and though there is still a bit of movement in the pedal, it will do till winter. Looks like the old girl will be getting an overhaul this winter. The engine does smoke a bit and uses a bit of oil. So that will be rebuilt as well. Sorry no photo's. I got too engrossed in what I was doing.
  3. All the Best young Harry. Hope you have a good day.
  4. Stormin

    Chis has a birthday

    The thread title says Chis. It could stick.
  5. Stormin

    Plough Depth Wheel'

    When ploughing with the Black Horse, the electric lift is either up or down. No way of controlling depth, other than various positions on the linkage. I've been thinking about a depth wheel for some time. I did have an attempt a while ago, but things didn't work out. This afternoon I started on another idea. Had a scrat round the workshop and came up with some bits and bobs. Some box section and a wheel of a scrapped walk behind mower, were a start. Arm is left over length and needs welding up. That will be done later. Next was some way to attach the wheel to the plough. It needed to pivot of course. Where to attach the pivot was solved by another piece of box section inserted between plough arm and braces. Photo later on. Box section cut to length and a length of threaded rod. Couple of nuts to suit the rod. Nuts turned down to fit in the box section. Threaded bar screwed in and again over length. Split dowels were fitted after this photo. And where the pivot goes. A tight fit in there and will be welded in when all things are together and I'm happy with it. And just to give you an idea how it will look. (I hope!)
  6. Stormin

    Chis has a birthday

    Got a bit confused here. Wondered who Chis was. All the Best, CHRIS. Hope you've had a good day.
  7. Stormin

    Happy Birthday harryt.

    Happy Birthday to you as well then Chris. Don't look so sad. Your still quite young compared to some of us.
  8. That's a very nice unrestored piece of equipment for 90yrs old.
  9. Stormin

    Anyone know anything about this website?

    Sounds as if it could dodgy.
  10. Stormin

    Plough Depth Wheel'

    Painted and assembled. Now all I've to do is find somewhere to test it. Not bad for some scrap, electric and time.
  11. Stormin

    Opinions wanted

    Strange thing to do. Should be asked what he's playing at. Maybe some wise guy thinking at funny thing to do. Or maybe he's trying to do a photo bucket blackmail?
  12. Stormin

    Anyone know anything about this website?

    Never heard of it, Alain.
  13. If it's been greased and oiled, someone has cared for it. The rusty face plate, chucks etc, soak in some diesel. They should clean up well.
  14. Stormin

    Plough Depth Wheel'

    All done now except for final painting. Before any comments, the two parts are only tacked together to make sure things are free to move. All stripped down now. Welding finished and parts primed.
  15. Stormin

    Could anyone identify this lathe

    Colchesters are good quality lathes. Operated several over the years. If you get the serial number etc, that will help identifying it's model, year etc.
  16. Stormin

    Could anyone identify this lathe

    A mod will clear it for you.
  17. Colchester's are good quality lathes. I've operated several over the years. You need to find the serial numbers before model etc can be determined.
  18. Eldest grandson got married this weekend, so I had to do my grandad thing. Wedding venue and where we stayed. Ellingham Hall, Northumberland. Feeling out of my comfort zone.
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    The things you have to do.

    I did manage one, Richard. A very nice Bombardier. That was followed by a few glasses of champagne. I think I had a several?? Jack Daniels as the day/night went on. I know my wallet was considerably lighter in the morning. No wonder at £4-75 a go.
  20. Stormin

    Happy Birthday Doug C

    All the Best Doug. Don't over do things.
  21. Stormin

    Plough Depth Wheel'

    You can say that again, Richard. I see how it performs when finished. Just a rough job with what I have available. Zero cost so far.
  22. Stormin

    Plough Depth Wheel'

    Had a good day in the workshop today. Got the swivels finished. Turned down to fit through the arm and drilled and tapped for securing bolts. Forgot to take a photo. Spent sometime thinking how and where to mount them. Eventually decided where on the arm and then rigged up a temporary mount for the top one. Couple of nuts with the corners turned off to clear the arm. They will be pinned. I can set the depth down to 8-1/2 inch. Plenty deep enough and I very much doubt I'll plough that deep.
  23. Stormin

    help needed

    First check the points. Then another sparkplug.
  24. All the Best, Joseph. Hope you have a good day and mum and dad have got you some nice presents.
  25. Stormin

    Plough Depth Wheel'

    Obtained some threaded bar yesterday from the farm workshop. So this morning I made the adjuster. A piece of round bar with one end drilled and tapped 22mm x 25mm deep. The other end drilled to suit some 3/8 black bar bent to form a handle. The threaded bar was then screwed in and secured with a dowel. I then started on a couple of swivels for the adjusting screw to pass through. One with clearance hole and one tapped out 12mm. Couple of pieces of 1" dia. offcuts out of the scrap box would do the job. Problem was how to drill through the bar. My bench drill won't take sleeve drills. Then I had an idea. Faced off the ends, then put a small centre pop where I wanted to drill. Next fitted the four jaw chuck in the lathe and using a centre in the tail stock, aligned the pop mark with that. The first piece was drilled and tapped. The thread started in the lathe and finished in the vice. Bingo! More lathe work to be done another day.