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    1971 Bolens Husky 1054

    The camshaft is solid and by the wear marks each side of the brake, I think it has been running broken. The face of the inlet valve was badly damaged so I suspect that may have had something to do with it.
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    1971 Bolens Husky 1054

    It must have been over a year since I have managed to find some tractor time and we currently do not have anything running. Instead of doing the sensible thing of looking at something that ran recently we decided to drag a tractor out of storage that last ran well over 10 years ago. It was such a long time ago I cant remember what was wrong with it and it is no good asking Joseph because he was not born then. I really like this tractor because it is very original and has a hydraulic implement lift. Joseph made an introduction video of the tractor So far we have flushed the fuel tank, rebuilt the carb and fitted replacement throttle and carb cables, before we ran out of time. Hopefully I can make some time to continue with it. Iain
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    Happy Birhday Vegikev.

    Happy birthday Kev
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    Chis has a birthday

    Happy birthday Chris
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    Happy Birthday harryt.

    Happy birthday Harry, I hope you have a great day! Don't tell anyone, but I believe it is Chris's birthday today also but he is considerably older Iain
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    Plough Depth Wheel'

    That have to be the understatement of the week, it looks great and fantastic workmanship. It will be interesting to see how it works out. Iain
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    Opinions wanted

    You have to be very careful these days with pictures taken from a mobile phone. In addition to the picture, digital cameras record something called EXIF data which can include GPS location data (depending on the make/model of your phone). Some forums automatically strip the GPS location data from pictures when you load them but others, like this one does not. This means when you post pictures of your collection you are effectively telling the world the exact place you store them. Cut/paste the information to Google Earth or maps and you will get a detailed aerial and road view of your storage location and directions on how to get there. Depending on your appetite for risk you may like me what to strip this data out before posting. I open pictures in Paint, save as a .PNG (which does not have the ability to hold GPS data) then save back to as a JPG. I have lobbied forums where I am a member, to change the options to strip out the data and most have. I don't want to cause alarm, just provide some information that you may not be aware of, to facilitate choices. Iain
  8. The website top level domain name is "es" which I believe is Spain. I also believe the Spanish top level domain is open, allowing registrations from anywhere in the world. It is possible this is company with a world wide footprint but it does sound a little odd. I notice they take Paypal, so if you can't find an alternative and have a credit card linked to a Paypal account, you have some form of cover if it goes horribly wrong. It won't save you from the hassle though. Iain
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    1978 Westwood

    Unfortunately not, I believe our gas contains 5% ethanol and today's petrol is pretty horrible stuff. I have just had to rebuild the carb on my G10 as it had gummed up the carb after sitting for just 3 months.
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    1978 Westwood

    I have seem Seafoam petrol treatment advertised online in the UK but non of the adverts mention how much you put in a gallon of petrol. In the UK it is about £15 a pint so without knowing the mix it is hard to determine the value. How do you think this compares with B&S fuel fit? Iain
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    1971 Bolens Husky 1054

    Joseph made a video of some of the work we did on this tractor. We still have work to do on the carb and governor
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    Monkey jack.

    Woops, I forgot I said I would take some pictures however I didn't say which weekend One side Back, not too much to see Front, even less to see Other side, with switch in the jack up position Switch in the down position I forgot just how heavy this jack is to move around Iain
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    Wheelhorse Rear Bracket

    Fantastic work Chris, it looks like factory item
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    Plough Depth Wheel'

    Looks really good, it will be interesting to see how it performs.
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    Happy Birthday Joseph.

    Happy birthday Joseph, I hope you had a good day Iain (Dad)
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    East Coast Truckers convoy

    You may have noticed that I panned onto it as the last truck went past on the first video, couldn't resist
  17. Apologies for being off topics however this is a really great charity event. If you are in Norfolk this weekend this is worth a look, where else will you see a convoy of over 80 trucks. Some details here https://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/Great-Yarmouth-East-Coast-Truckers-Annual-Convoy/details/?dms=3&feature=1001&venue=0096899 and our videos from last year's event
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    East Coast Truckers convoy

    The majority of the trucks work for a living and I believe the drivers spend a lot of time cleaning and preparing them for the event. Video of the return We had a 2nd camera for the outward journey which shows some better detail. Not sure who parked that Discovery at the side of the road
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    Happy Birthday Triumph 66 or 67 now

    Happy birthday Andrew, I hope you have a great day. Iain and Joseph
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    East Coast Truckers convoy

    We are just back from watching the return journey. Video is currently uploading but likely to take a few hours due to rural broadband
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    Busy tractor day.

    The exception to the rule. I had to unblock our drains yesterday. I didn't take any pictures but unfortunately it did happen
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    Great Dorset Steam Fair 50th Anniversary

    Great pictures Paul and some good looking tractors
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    East Coast Truckers convoy

    Quick video from this morning
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    1966 Bolens 850

    HI Scott, It looks like the ignition switch may have been replaced too although don't take that as gospel because I have not come an early 850 like yours. Regulators are not that expensive and you can even buy a compelete new wiring loom, although you will need to make sure it will suit your tractor. The wiring diagram (and parts manual) I sent you is for a 192-02 so it would be worth asking the folk on GTT if anyone has a wiring diagram and parts manual for a 192-01. I found the beest parts suppliers are Rick and Brian although if they don't have the parts give Justin a look (www.tubeframes.com). I am not sure about your timescales on this project but I have two 850's of similar condition, that at some point I am planning to make one good one from. I am sure I will have lots of extra parts. Iain
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    Monkey jack.

    No I don't but I will take some pictures over the weekend and post them on the forum. Iain