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  1. Flat pack Wheelhorse

    Had a victim visitor to the shed today who popped in for coffee and collect a few parts. After the coffee and a chat we loaded his car with more than I expected to get in it and I was happy to empty his pocket. I think Ian was pleased with all the bits and left with his car much lower at the backend Here's some photos
  2. De' Ja' Vu

    Still waiting for the oil seals to turn up so only a small update, just a few more bits primered.
  3. De' Ja' Vu

    Now the disruption of Christmas is over its back to the shed. This is a Raider 10 thats been in the back of my woodstore for a few years and during my rebuild on the Raider 12 ive been piling bits together to put it together. Had a bit of a late start as i had to clear all the sawdust after sawing up a load of wood during the last couple of days. This is as far as ive got today apart from the chassis is now sanded down to bare metal
  4. Flat pack Wheelhorse

    He had to borrow a score off his mate.
  5. Flat pack Wheelhorse

    Yeah but his pocket was empty.
  6. De' Ja' Vu

  7. De' Ja' Vu

    I was hoping not to get that involved with this but it's looking that way, I'll wait till ive got it painted and see how clean the hood and rear fender come up.
  8. Sad News

    Been watching the Cranberries on youtube i'd forgotten how good they were
  9. Sad News

    Sad to hear Delores O'Riordan passed away today, lead singer with the Cranberries. God bless her, they made some good music
  10. De' Ja' Vu

    Got a bit more done to the transmission today dodging the showers. I powerwashed the degreaser and crap off then used the drill with a wire brush and a paint stripping pad to clean off the paint and rust finally giving it a coat of primer. Had a phone call to say the oil seals are on their way. Woof Woof.
  11. De' Ja' Vu

    The last thing I wanted to use was a hammer Angus, ive got a feeling the hubs are cast as ive seen a few of them broken across the lug nuts holes. Also you can't give the boss a tap because it pings the circlip off the axle inside the diff then you have to strip the box to put it back on.
  12. De' Ja' Vu

    Today's progress has been a bit slow due to a very stubborn hub, i warmed it up and bolted a puller on but no joy. I gave it a good soaking and tried again still wouldn't move. Next I connected up the gas axe to get more heat and quicker, with it glowing it still refused to move so i went for a cuppa to cool off. I thought I'd give it one more chance if not I decided to leave it rather than brake it. Same again with loads of heat and an extension pipe on my T bar it moved and off it came, next was the other side so with puller fitted it slid straight off. It was a lot of work but at least i got them off and can change the oil seals and I didn't break anything.
  13. De' Ja' Vu

    I had to leave this for a few days as i had other commitments namely mot on the Sprinter and the Chevy . Im sorting out the transmission that seems to be weeping oil and the hitch pin is rusted solid which will need drilling out. I pulled another box out but thought I'd carry on with the original. I had to leave it over night to let whatever was in it to dribble out, it certainly wasn't sae 140. I cut through the pin each side to remove the hitch and spacers the cut it again near the casing, drilled a hole through the pin using 3 different sizes drill bits then nocked it out. Ive ordered some new axle seals from Toro and think i have the others in stock. Next job will be to remove all the pulleys and hubs and clean it up. Heres some photos of today's activities.
  14. Bolens 600 having a light work out

    I like the photo's Andrew, I can look at them while i'm laying down. Is it not a zig-zag harrow ?
  15. I needed to hide in the shed

    I needed to get in the shed today and shut the door with the radio on. i picked up some post and rail fencing Christmas eve so i thought i would cut up the rails today that had been stored in the van. heres a photo, I'll do the posts tomorrow
  16. Mini Power Pack.

    I saw those the other day, they look a bit small have you tried it yet on a flat battery yet , ?
  17. HALF a HORSE.

    Brilliant machining work as usual.
  18. De' Ja' Vu

    Got a few more bits sanded down and primered
  19. Tri Rib 400x8 Tyres

    Allterraintyres.co.uk 01579 348843
  20. Plough Mod.

    Looks good Norm, how have you attached it to the plough, need a photo of the other side.
  21. Plough Mod.

    Looking forward to the photos Norm
  22. HALF a HORSE.

    Are you still on the first one Alan ?, ive got someone that might be interested in the Mk 2.
  23. Westwood Gemini rotavator

    Tidy bit of kit Paul, you'll have to learn to walk like Andrew on the arena display,
  24. Pam bought me a present

    My dearest wife bought me a present yesterday while we were in Lidls.
  25. Pam bought me a present

    , its not a crack, its the water level as its coming to the boil
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