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Two little bits this time.  The carburetor attachment tube was cut down to about 1/2 length.  Left long, the throttle cable was rubbing on the outside of the hood and didn't look good anyway.  Cut down, the cable and it's outer spring fitted neatly inside the hood.  I expected difficulty cutting the tube down due to the limited room for the hacksaw, but it was a quick and easy job.  The tube was softer than thought and a junior hacksaw soon went through it taking care not to mark the paint on the surrounding body panels.  The cable is just tucked in out of the way at this stage.

 

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The brake pedal, non working, was made up from alloy, steel washers and plastic.  The lettering is 1 mm approx round plastic rod with the curves of the B and R from solder wire. The solder wire was super glued in place with the remainder of the lettering and other parts fused together with liquid plastic cement.  The washers, either side of the pivot point, were drilled and tapped then held together with 8BA c/sunk bolts passing through the assembly.  The center of the washers, and the plastic/alloy in between, were tapped 5/16 UNF for a mounting bolt which was fixed in place with lock tight.  This item was just eyeballed up from various photo's so just a near enough copy. The last photo shows it loosely fixed in place and still waiting final filling and painting.

 

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19 minutes ago, the showman said:

Nice work Alan, another little job done and the list getting shorter

Thanks Chris, but every time I cross something off the list more gets added at the other end. :(

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I have just been catching up with your build. Your attention to detail continues to be incredible, love that brake peddle.

 

18 hours ago, Alan said:

Thanks Chris, but every time I cross something off the list more gets added at the other end. :(

 

Alan if your looking for another job :), an option on the D-Series is split wheel brakes with the foot peddles mounted on the other side of the tractor. They would look really cool on your mini-D and they are fitted to my D-200 if you want some pictures, measurments, etc.

 

 

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1 hour ago, slf-uk said:

I have just been catching up with your build. Your attention to detail continues to be incredible, love that brake peddle.

 

 

 

Alan if your looking for another job :), an option on the D-Series is split wheel brakes with the foot peddles mounted on the other side of the tractor. They would look really cool on your mini-D and they are fitted to my D-200 if you want some pictures, measurments, etc.

 

 

Ha Ha, I think you will need another sheet of paper for your list. :lol:

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4 hours ago, slf-uk said:

I have just been catching up with your build. Your attention to detail continues to be incredible, love that brake peddle.

 

 

 

Alan if your looking for another job :), an option on the D-Series is split wheel brakes with the foot peddles mounted on the other side of the tractor. They would look really cool on your mini-D and they are fitted to my D-200 if you want some pictures, measurments, etc.

 

 

Already thinking about this Iajn.  Thanks. :thumbs:  Have some parts roughed out.  Measurements guesstimated from photo's like the other pedal but correct sizes etc would be better. No rush though as working on other parts just now.

2 hours ago, the showman said:

Ha Ha, I think you will need another sheet of paper for your list. :lol:

Would a roll of wallpaper be long enough. ?  Thought !  If I used a roll of lining paper I could write on both sides. :)

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13 hours ago, Alan said:

Already thinking about this Iajn.  Thanks. :thumbs:  Have some parts roughed out.  Measurements guesstimated from photo's like the other pedal but correct sizes etc would be better. No rush though as working on other parts just now.

Would a roll of wallpaper be long enough. ?  Thought !  If I used a roll of lining paper I could write on both sides. :)

 

Happy to help Alan, I will sort some measurments.

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A few more small parts.  The 4 Tach-a-Matic brackets were cut from alloy sheet. At the time I had idea's of making them working units but wasn't sure of the shape of the pivoting section.  A slot was cut, to be shortened later, but in the end it was decided to make them NON working. A simple drilled hole would have done instead.  Both sections were rivited together at the front. A 4BA bolt and alloy tube formed the operating lever ?  for want of a better description, and secured the rear.  I have since seen photos of these units in pieces, but still unsure how the lever ? works.   Photo's I have looked at also appear to show other holes in various places, so again a bit of guess work was used.

 

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The mule drive, again NON working, was bent up from alloy and bolted to the underside of the chassis.  The pins which would have attached it to the brackets were bolts with the heads cut down and alloy spacer tubes.

 

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Knobs for the front of the removable grill were machined from small plastic balls. Drilled and tapped 4BA first with a bolt used to hold in the lathe chuck.  Still need smoothing off.

 

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All these items still need painting.  Too cold :brr:in my garage for spraying.  I can put up with the cold but the paint objects and refuses to play nicely.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Anglo Traction said:

Great work as usual Alan :thumbs:. 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.

Thanks Richard. :thumbs: Wife thinks I'm mad being out there in the cold. Probably right. I try to do a few hours most days although a lot of the time is spent looking and thinking.  SLOWLY getting there though.

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43 minutes ago, Stormin said:

 'Bout time we had an update, Geordie Boy. :poke:

Coming soon Norm.  Lots of little tractor bits plus a bigger trailer lump. :)

 

22 minutes ago, Anglo Traction said:

Can't rush a work of Art Norm :). He is probably been beavering away since the workshop warmed up. 

Correct Richard. :thumbs: Except that I was also beavering away when the workshop was freezing cold. :brr: Were not all softy's down south Norm.  Wife did think I was mad though.

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