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  1. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    These are great to see, thanks for the brochures Showman and pmackellow!
  2. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    Hi all, I thought you may want to see some pages from my Westwood Brochure, I haven't seen this one posted online before, and it's from the late 70's or early 80's. There's a lot more, I have uploaded it to my Flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/153749022@N02
  3. Wheelhorse from bits

    Top work on this, it looks amazing!
  4. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    I am looking at a pair of lights on the 'bay (new), if I decide they fit and are good, I will let you know. Not sure how old the pulley is on my Gazelle, I think I may look to get it replaced at some point, and I need to look at a way to fix the brake too because it isn't working. I will also be getting a new seat for it for my birthday
  5. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    Yes, the guy who worked there said that GH would take on suggestions from workers but only if the lined up with his Scientologist beliefs, even if they were otherwise logical, very interesting.
  6. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    No problem, mine is from 1978, and as far as I know it was built in Plympton. I really would love to know more about the early history of these tractors, it sounds very interesting. I have also heard from someone who worked at Westwood that elements of the manufacturing process had to be done in accordance with Scientologist beliefs, since the head of Westwood, Gerry Hazelwood was a Scientologist and wanted to run the company as much as he could in accordance with his beliefs. I know Western lawn tractors were pretty much identical to Dynamarks also.
  7. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    That is really interesting and I can see some striking similarities between US Dynamarks and Westwoods: I am sure you're right because their appearances too close to be a coincidence. The chassis and panels seem only very slightly different between Westwood and Dynamark. I would love to know what the closest equivalent Dynamark is (and it'd be cool to own one too ). I take it this is the Atco you mean:
  8. One of the first Westwood Gazelles

    I have finally fixed the wiring issue that was causing the Gazelle's ignition switch to smoke, and I have tidied up the wiring loom, I still have some work to do but it is Ok for now, and I need a replacement front headlight Here is a picture for WestwoodW8Gazelle of the steering system that seems to be unique to the earliest Westwoods, here's what you see on the top of the chassis below the steering column: And here is underneath, it is in need of a clean and grease: And here is the cover that goes over this gear and chain system, there's a couple of marks on it because unfortunately the nuts and bolts holding it on had rusted solid and rounded off, and I had no choice but to get the angle grinder out:
  9. Westwood Questions

    Hi all, I am thinking of making something of a cross between a documentary and review on some of my mowers, starting with my 1978 Westwood Gazelle W11. However, although I am familiar with some of the stories and history of Westwood, I did have a few questions and I don't know if anyone can help. 1) Does anybody know what year Westwood started production? (I am sure I have seen Lawnbug advertisements from 1975, but I could be wrong) 2) Was Westwood the first mass-produced British lawn tractor? (I know there's fairly old Atco lawn tractors, and hopefully I am not forgetting something really obvious ) 3) If anyone has any other general info they think might be helpful, or any advertisement scans, I would love to know/see
  10. 1975 Wheelhorse C-100 Fuel Cap

    Ok, thanks for the info!
  11. 1978 Westwood

    I will have to get you a picture of the chain and gear steering, it's pretty cool Haha! Owatrol is great because I hate the idea of things just slowly decaying, and whilst I like normal oil, it will always leave stuff a little sticky, so I find Owatrol perfect because it prevents rust but also dries.
  12. 1975 Wheelhorse C-100 Fuel Cap

    I wondered if anyone had a fuel tank cap for a 1975 Wheelhorse C-100 I could buy?
  13. 1978 Westwood

    Nice Though yes, I agree originality is king, that's why I didn't paint mine and used Owatrol oil instead (not that I have a real issue with painting as sometimes there's no other choice). Interesting that the guy says the steering is broken, the early ones have a chain and gear steering mechanism as opposed to the later rack and pinion, I find the chain one to be less sloppy.
  14. Wheelhorse from bits

    She's coming together, I am excited to see how this Horse turns out
  15. 1978 Westwood

    Oh dear yes he should have had it on high setting! Still, they're very tough old tractors so she should be fine! Westwoods are so over-engineered and that's one of the reasons I like them so much
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