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  1. Nice little Drill Project

    No problem, nice little machine with the weighted Flywheel on the Spindle for 'Feed' assistance. Likely German (Metric Threads?) by Metabo. Possible the Maker's name was under the red/orange paint on the Drive Gear face. Here's a link to one being sold in Aussie- -DRILL- Casting marks/letters are indefinable as a link to the Company, except for the 'M' and possibly the 'R' (Rauch).
  2. Nice little Drill Project

    Came home the other day with a Freebie project and nice addition to the workshop tooling- It's the heavier duty version made in England by Bradson, believed to be a subsidiary of Bradley & Co Ltd of the Albion Works Bilsdon and later known as Beldray. Age is questionable, as several versions were still being produced into the early sixties, the demand being for Farms and Crofter types still with no Mains Electricity and DIY. Found an example listed in a 50s Brochure for this No14 model and being sold for 155/- shillings (£7.75 now). This is a single speed model, they produced 2 speed versions in the smaller types, but this has an Auto feed system which hopefully is not too fast for metal, I'll have to check it- This stands at just 2ft (60cms) in height and quite heavy being all cast Iron and Steel, it is quite complete and nearly unmolested. Few screws bodged and the loose Wheel/Handle has been put on around the wrong way. Otherwise it is very smooth in operation and no wear or slack in the important bits- Colour of the paint is uncertain, The chuck feels good and smooth so hopefully there is not much 'Run Out'. Just a clean an repair on this for now to give it a test run. May strip the paint if it's wrong and may clean back to Cast Iron finish.
  3. Nice little Drill Project

    Haven't achieved much, too cold in Workshop. Prepped most of the Spindle Drive parts and painted the red bits- Reckon it will cost me about £12.00 and a few good weather days to get this up 'n' running .
  4. Nice little Drill Project

    Found the old Jacobs Chuck is pretty good still. However, found what was causing the 'Run Out', turned out to be a piece of a 1/2" x 20 UNF Bolt sawn off (badly) at both ends and shoved into the end of the Spindle for the Chuck to screw onto. Holding the Spindle still using the upper Hand Wheel while they forced it in by twisting and also damaged the upper feed shaft by the locking screw- Should be able to come up with a suitable fixture with a Register for the Chuck alignment easy enough, but don't know if it will be like the original design.
  5. Nice little Drill Project

    Thanks Alan , I suppose I find if you look into things, all is not what it seems. Didn't want to play around too much with this really, but needs must. Yep ! Nigel, Thanks ........... I had a feeling it wouldn't work for very long with only one 'Ball' ! . Found another bodge which means more work. Hitting that today hopefully. Regards
  6. WHAT IS IT. ?

    Look's a bit 'Off the Wall' styling for Haslemere area (no offence Mr Pearce). You're probably right Alan with D series bits. Hood ornament look's illegal.
  7. Nice little Drill Project

    Found the right Ball Bearings. Had some 'End of Life' ones my Father obtained for me back in his Aircraft Engineering days. Able to reverse the assembly and extract them without damage. Spot on unworn dimension - Sorted that poblem
  8. Tiger Tractor, Keyser, WV

    Thanks for posting, good looking machine. Like the extended Axle Shafts for I presume Dual Wheels or Weights?. Could the bad Sprocket wear be down to lack of an enclosed lube system, or poor maintenance in the past?.
  9. Antique Dynamo

    Nice old piece and glad it was saved. Look's like an early Domestic lighting Generator and as you say probably powered by something like a Lister or similar, Is that Insulation Block where the Terminals are on top ..a block of Ebony, Bakelite, Paxolin or Resin?.
  10. Nice little Drill Project

    I'm impressed with the quality of this Ray, considering they were pretty well mass produced over a very long period of the 20th Century. The castings are very well machined for good fit of the moving bits. Nearly all dismantled for inspection- Not sure if the chuck is any good yet. Found evidence of the original body colour on the base of the Feed Ratchet Gear, so I should be able to match it- Found the Thrust Bearing had only one Ball Bearing in it !. When I checked it, it turned out to be 4mm dia. This should have Inch/Imperial sized Balls, so I will have to check my stock of old Bearings for some- I'll replace the Primary Drive Shaft that carries the Handwheel and Drive Bevel Gear, as it has been chewed up where the Handwheel fits on. The shaft measures 0.748" and has barely perceptible 'Rock' in the body Casting, so I'll use 0.750" precision Ground Silver Steel Rod as replacement to take up slack- Gear is pressed on the end and has a 'Lock Pin' inserted into both parts. Good quality joint to disassemble and refit - I may just replace the Steel Bar Column with a new Precision Ground one, as it has cost me nothing so far.
  11. Fichtel & Sachs AG STAMO 202

    Found this site and able to translate to English, so I'll start there and see where we get to- http://www.sachs-stationaermotoren.de/
  12. Got an Engine challenge- German 4 stroke Petrol. Yes, I've got to go Metric to make some parts!. I found the spec for it, searched Ebay.de for parts/Manuals etc. Established that Stamo versions were prior to ST versions, but not found out if they can be dated by the Engine Serial Nbr- Believe it is around 1950s. So if anyone can help or point me in the direction of manuals/info, I would be grateful, as this needs to be a good runner.
  13. Fichtel & Sachs AG STAMO 202

    Afraid not Norm, I believe it is attached to a form of Mower. Thanks for the clarity/info Koen, probably should have waited 'til I saw it in the flesh. Only have the pic so far. As you point out that it's a 2 Stroke, then it will simplify the work. Will have to be careful to record the set timing before fiddling with it, and should find the Fuel/Oil ratio somewhere. I wonder if they will be disappointed with it's age?. Expecting to see it next week. Regards.
  14. Spring Meet and Greet, March 4th 2018

    As Paul said Chris. Came to an agreement after Mr Gravett the Curator made enquiries about acquiring it. I eventually agreed it would be better situated there with eventual occasional exhibiting around the Country. I was down there briefly Sunday, as not too good. Went down there today to sort some bits out and regular assistance for the Charity and got collared for pics with the Mower by the Centre's owner possibly for a story in 'Local Rags'. Good thing is I came back with a little project to add to the list . Edit - I remember the Anchor Butter Mower Ad and Chris G showed it to me today......not sure if he wants me to get it running! Regards
  15. 15 Years Ago This Month

    Yeah , well done Chris. like Ian, it's 10 years for me too. First ever sight of a WH for me was this in 2007- Took me a year to get my hands on it.
  16. Yellow Mower Challenge!

    I've been offered this to work a miracle and bring back to life by a good friend of mine, but only seen it in the pic form from this angle so far and don't know how far gone it is, or if it is a push or self-propelled - Purchased new by his father. Believe it is an Atco of late 50s- early 60s. Look's like a 98cc Villiers Midget 2 cycle. Grass Box was believed to be of Ali and Canvas. Hopefully the Box and the manual for it will be located. So, I'm hoping someone will come up with some details on it, as I need to know if it is worth the challenge, time and cost.
  17. Hayter 56 Roller

    The large Sprocket in your first pic is/should be retained by what is known as a 'Selloc' Pin (Roll Pin). It really needs a correctly formed 'Punch' where the end has a smaller shouldered end that can pass into the Selloc pin's end and the outer larger surface to contact the end face of the Pin to prevent distortion of it. The Punch/Drift should be just under 3/16" diameter (5 mm is too big and 4mm is too small really) Once you have removed the Pin, it may require a 'Puller' on the Sprocket depending on the 'Fit'. Once the Sprocket is off, the other half of the Roller will slide off the shaft leaving the various parts of the Freewheel ratchet/drive which is shown in your second image. Plenty of lubrication on the Pin to ease removal. Not an expert really, and maybe worth waiting for someone like 'Wristpin' to stop by and advise.
  18. Yeah, it snowed... a lot!

    Great pics Mark. Glad it's up there though. You could always start up a loan/swap system, as there must be loads of long redundant WH Snow Plough Blades down this way. You could call it 'Plough Share' .
  19. That's about my pace to do things Nigel.....sometimes longer. I hope to speed up when it's warmer though ! . Glad to see you're progressing Ian. great work
  20. A True Classic Transcends Time

    Good example of design and reliability. Used the same engine as was fitted to the Hawker Hunter (Avon). Engine Starter System included Cartridge (Coffman) firing - same as these re-purposed, cut down memento examples from my Father's career-
  21. R.I.P. Roger Bannister

    I was not quite 2 yrs and probably chewing a Farley's Rusk when he broke the 4 minute mile. Certainly a popular achiever still when I was 9 or 10. R.I.P
  22. Yellow Mower Challenge!

    Thanks Norm. i have a reason for delayed reply and final post on this Topic. I have to admit that I got Roly's location in the picture wrong. He's the Scallywag up in the Tree. His elder brother is with the Mower. Thank you Alan. Respect . Well. After long deliberation and some mild recent arm twisting, I have decided to part company with this Lovely machine and it now resides in the hands of the Curator/Museum of the South Downs Heritage Centre (3 miles away from where I was born). The original owner and family are more than happy to hear that it's gone to the new home for many to view 'In the Tin' so to speak. Thanks to all for the motivation/compliments to finish this one. So I close this off with an image of it in it's prime location- I'm told there is still more work on the information material to finish the display, but it certainly look's at home there. Regards.
  23. Sussex Spring Meet and Greet, March 4th 2018

    I should be down as the forecast now is for a Balmy 6-8 degrees that day.
  24. Downsizing in Metalwork

    Looking to finish this 'Mothballed' 1 inch Scale design TE project while I still only need the occasional use of a weak Magnifying Glass !., so it's top of the jobs list now. I've been recently making loads of small Nuts and Bolts for parts that were temporarily fitted. Smallest size is 0.0669" (1.62mm) AF Steel hexagon rod with 12BA thread. The metal plate in the Pic is one of 3 Oil Lamp brackets that require these small bolts-
  25. HALF a HORSE.

    Great work as usual Alan . Lists of jobs and the cold workshop factor are a common setback. I'm also getting itchy fingers and want to get on when it warms up.
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