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  • Location Surrey, England, UK.
  • Interests Model Engineering, Tools, Repairing anything possible in Wood or Metal I can handle.
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  1. Wheel Horse SD Deck

    You are right to consider speeds Angus. I had checked that all out on my 36"RD for my own curiosity. Full engine speed (recommended) 3500 rpm, PTO pulley 4" dia, Mower Deck Driver pulley 4" dia , Driven 4" driving 14inch dia centre Blade = tip speed of 145.83 MPH (@ 3500rpm) Outer 12inch Blades with 3 inch Pulleys= (3500rpm x 1.25) tip speed of 156.25 mph @ 4375rpm. I fitted sealed Bearings rated at over 7500rpm continuous. So roughly a 20% increase or decrease in speed if a double 4inch/5inch Pulley is reversed.
  2. Wheel Horse SD Deck

    I'm struggling to find a correct I.D. for that Deck Norm, been through most of the 70s onwards. The Model number you quoted back on page 1 refers to a 1977 Deck and with Double 'D' type Spindles with a Double Pulley with both Pulleys the same size (as per IPL screen shot I posted in Oct 17). The nearest style 42 SD Deck with small/large Double Pulley and Keyed/Locknut Spindles (except for the tensioner style) is this example from 1978- Note the orientation of the Double Pulley. The later 1980s Models seem to have the larger pulley on top!. So I've no idea what this deck was fitted to originally what with the odd Deck Hanger and the possibility that the Spindles may have been swapped out with different ones at some point. Or the Belgium Assy Plant 'Frankensteined' it to fit an oddball Tractor?. As you say, only option is trial and error set ups to find the best option.
  3. Wheel Horse SD Deck

    Hi Norm, re the Belt length issue, it may also be that the main Drive (Centre) Pulley shown in your last (Monday) pic is upside down?. The original Pic at the start of the Thread shows the smaller pulley at the Top. The Spindle Drive Belt fits onto the lower larger of the double Pulley and the PTO-Deck drive Belt goes on the smaller upper Pulley. That should give you the longer/more slack length in the Belt and the correct Spindle RPM. Nearly there and ready to cut grass.
  4. Vintage 1951 ransomed mk 6

    Links for you- http://www.oldlawnmowers.co.uk/ol-spares.php https://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/opmanual/Ransomes Minor Mk6.pdf
  5. Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    Looking good Ewan !. perhaps a piece of a fleece will go well on that cold iron seat .
  6. Skilshop Chainsaw Clutch

    Hello Ray, It's likely the Clutch is slipping and needs cleaning. Usually due to oil getting on the Shoe faces. The rotation Arrow on the Thin Nut depicts both the rotation of the Engine/Shaft and the direction to undo the nut (left hand thread). To undo it, it is best to remove the Pullstart mechanism on the other side to expose the Flywheel to find a point where you can 'Lock' the rotation with a short piece of wood between Flywheel and Saw Body (don't use the Fins). Edit- you may be able to use the Flywheel nut to oppose the Undo action of the Clutch. Reverse process for reassembly where when done, the engine will run against the nut and tighten it also.
  7. Tillotson MD-17A Alternative

    Hi Ron, Welcome. I have no idea of an alternative Carb that will fit. Your Carb should(?) look like the one in this -LINK- You could check out the Home page of the Link and search it for answers and/or join their Forum to see if anyone can help you with an alternative. Can you give me an idea of the Outer diameter, Height and Centre hole dia of the Float, as it is possible one could be made.
  8. Kohler Recoil help please

    Sorry, I've just edited my last. It was the Canadian Serial number I have trouble with identifying having only 4 digits. The Spec number was the design Spec required or chosen by Howard Rotovators.
  9. Kohler Recoil help please

    As Jonathan has said, worth keeping the 'Zebedee' factor at bay when removing it !. Struggling to locate any info on the Canadian Kohler Serial number. U.S serial numbers appear to start with a Letter, then 6 digits ?. The Spec nbr is listed as supplied to Howard Rotovators, so maybe S1g (Gareth) can shed some light on it when he's back on here?. In the meantime, here's an exploded view of the constituent parts to check for any you maybe missing-
  10. Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    As already mentioned, great work Ewan . your decision to remake it in thicker steel was the wise one. It look's perfect for purpose and good to see you chose to place a gasket between it and the paintwork........quality ! . .......and the good, clear images in your posts also make all the difference.
  11. Kohler Recoil help please

    I believe there were a few versions of retractable Starters fitted Ewan. What is the Model and Serial number of your engine?. It may allow you/us to identify type and any missing parts Also, it look's like the Spring broke at the 'Coiled' point (rusted solid) when someone tried to turn the engine over in the past. It will be worth soaking the Spring in situ anyway to free it up and eventually remove it for inspection, as it may be saved. I've done this before and reformed the shape(s) on the broken end and are still working fine to date.

    I stand corrected on my assumption then Alan. Still, I'm sure they will be of use on something. Regards.

    Imagine they are from a good quality Pedal Car circa 1940s-50s Alan?. I'll do some digging to see what I can turn up about them. Assume British, or American with Imperial dims. I would be interested, but wonder about availability/cost of tyres n tubes?. Be a shame to scrap them.
  14. Vintage Fuel Tap saved

    Asked if I could do something to save this Fuel Tap from an early 60s machine for a friend. I first tried to obtain the part as a spare from the manufacturers (Karcoma). They still produce them for various motorcycles etc . No parts available even though the design is pretty well unchanged. The original little screw on Filter Cup is plastic with a coin slot and hex end to undo it. A mistake in design really, as they are likely to be over tightened, I suppose as there are no spare parts, they can sell more for replacement (up to £35.00 each) - The cup is the 3rd fuel filtration process which will also separate and retain any water (small quantity) and has a small cylindrical filter which fits onto small spigots both in the cup and the Tap body, so I had to measure carefully to ensure it is not crushed when the Cup is screwed on, but that the seal doesn't leak. I settled for Brass to make it, which allowed me to do all the work and produce and insert the small internal spigot, then Hard solder it in the exact position. I also had to I.D. the thread form (metric 18 x 1mm) and cut it on the old Myford (imperial). After reading up on it, I had to do this by manual turning, as you can't disengage the 'Leadscrew' drive, or it will be misaligned!. All went well- Fortunately, there were only 4 full threads and it was the first time for me producing them. To finish it off, I produced a new sealing washer from reinforced Viton rubber of the correct thickness. To reduce the over tightening factor, I added a 'reeded' finger grip area on it, rather than a screwdriver slot etc. All finished ready for years of use-
  15. Nice little Drill Project

    Thanks all/Alan, Looking forward to using it. Have several projects on the go still, back to the T' Engine, WH 8 speed Trans full overhaul, SACHS 2 stroke to get running and continue with the Villiers engine project . Bit of house general maintenance and gardening. Have been offered a machine powered by Protein and Carbs (treadle power), but need to see it and if I have space. Otherwise, it's wait for the sunshine and a few Beers in a Chair !. Regards.
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