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  2. It was a different photo. I can’t seem to access the website again for some reason. I’ll keep trying and hopefully be able to send a link.
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  4. CNew

    Orline Cutoff saw

    Yes, that very well could be the one. I’ll have to ask Wallfish
  5. Our company just released a new TPU elastomer material for our 3D printers. I’ll have to look at the chemical resistance specs. This would be a great application! The Plasti Dip idea is a good one too!
  6. Overall it looks to be in pretty good shape. I haven’t opened up th engine yet to see how that looks. The exhaust and muffler were really caked up with carbon, worst I’ve seen yet on one of these tools.
  7. Jim, usedtoolman had made some of those spark plug covers using Plasti Dip. It's for rubber coating tool handles and available in black. He may have done a thread on the old forum about it and they came out very nice
  8. Here is an example of a NOS Tecumseh coil, googling that you may find something similar to the O&R ones, but it would be best to contact anyone selling one you've found to make sure the sizes are the same and ignore any sellers that can't be bothered to respond. Certainly the primary side wiring looks a bit short on the coil pictured above. You mentioned you work in 3D printing in another thread, are there any fuel resistant rubber materials that can be used with 3D printing? If there is something suitable, some copies of these older spark-plug insulators would probably be of interest to quite a few of us. Note: these were an option on early engines instead of the spark-plug short out spring. David
  9. factory

    Orline Cutoff saw

    Good to hear you have finally found one for your collection, strange that someone borrowed the engine, as the rest of the parts look in good condition, good luck with the restoration. Probably was the one you mentioned by PM in January, they don't appear very often. David
  10. factory

    Ohlsson & Rice: Orline Hedge Trimmer

    Looks in pretty good condition, those Orline hedge trimmers don't seem to appear as often as the Little Wonder ones. David
  11. Do you have a link for it or the picture? Can't really comment much without seeing it. Or was it this one (picture from ePay, sold in 2016) ? David
  12. mattblack

    Villiers MK15

    Yes, I got the filter bowl and other parts from Meetens, it looks like same bowl is used for both fixing types. I may get something to drive in due course, but I will be happy if it runs at all... Longer term It would be nice to put a little collection of different Villiers 4-strokes together for display, but I'm not really a 'club' person... I was supposed to pick up another (non - Villiers) project yesterday but my van had other ideas, so watch this space.
  13. pmackellow

    Orline Cutoff saw

    Well done, that will be a nice addition to your collection !
  14. Nice work Richard. Can hardly wait to see what it's off. BTW. My father had 'The Book of The Villiers Engine.' When I was 19 it was loaned to an apprentice, where we worked at the time. The dipstick left it in a pub and it had gone when he went to retrieve it.
  15. Anglo Traction

    A Mystery Roaring Twenties Refurb.......hopefully!

    I was surprised it is still a significantly popular material, primarily due to it's durable stability. Having shoved the engine to the back of the bench with a lightly cleaned Flywheel cover fitted after tapping out a few dents- I moved on to tackling the Clutch. This is the very first Villiers version of a unit that fitted directly onto the output side of the crankshaft. It was called the 'Villiers Free Engine Clutch' designed to allow Motor bicycles to be push started (no kick starts then) and then draw in the clutch to allow the rider to bring the machine to a halt and mount before pulling away smoothly/coming to a halt with the engine still running. I had a real challenge finding anything on this unit until I found a sectional image of it, but with no nomenclature- It was a start, but I had much trepidation about attempting to dismantle it without at least some info. I found only a brief reference to it in the books I had. After much searching, I actually found where the above pic was taken from. Some guy had taken it from an earlier publication (1st or 2nd edition) of 'The book of the Villiers Engine' by Cyril Grange . It described the whole thing, operation, dismantling and assembly in detail . Obsolete since the early 30s, I was on a 'no hoper' with spares. So I set to and began stripping it out. Major job trying apply forces to undo the Bell cover (N) despite having Knurling to show it was only hand tightened. Tried to release spring pressure on the plates by adjusting the cable tension, but overdid it and the cable pulled out of the aged nipple inside. Succeeded with same process as the Flywheel removal and used 'Sisal rope' with a tourniquet and injected some oil where upon all came apart. Multi layers of alternate steel and Bronze plates transfer the drive loads (7 of each) some are damaged and broken (not clear how?) - All removed and retained in their respective positions for cleaning and inspection, so they all go back the same way. A broken and bent plate was clearly put back and used like it, as wear is visible. Lot of work to make new ones, so will flatten and repair them as needed- Bronze plates are the 'Drivers' and steel ones are 'Driven'. I had dearly wanted to strip the Counter shaft completely, but it is impossible to release the Clutch body and it's retaining nut from the tapered end of the shaft- So I am having to work around the assembled shaft parts in situ for now. Maybe when/if it has been run for a while, it may ease up?. Cleaned all the constituent parts and quite impressed with the design. Felt Oil seal is rotted where the cable lead out exits, but will try and insert a new one- Cable adjuster spanner flats are rusted to nearly round, so made a new one with lock nut- Aged it by oil staining and roughing it up with a few burrs Confident I can get this bit working as it should, so onto the next bits
  16. HeadExam

    Kohler 301AS sump pan.

    I looked up the spec numbers on the Wheel Horse C-125, there were two. One was 47723D and the other was 44742D (the first two numbers designate the engine size 47, 12 hp 60, 14 hp) both listed the number 9 pan on the manual as the correct pan. The k321 and k341 came out several years after the k301 and therefore have slightly different numbers for the same part, but as long as you use the TP manual to reference your spec number you can find the right part, even if it has more than one part number.
  17. Stormin

    My Gravely Pair

    That first one is a beauty. Both interesting machines.
  18. Stormin

    Kohler 301AS sump pan.

    I agree, Alain, and I've filed that TP manual. Not having the sump pan off, as the engine is still in the tractor, I'd no idea of the number.
  19. JimStDavids

    BSA Power unit

    Hi Paul thanks for getting back, will try Paul
  20. paul

    BSA Power unit

    Hi. I no longer have the engine . But it was running lovely when I sold it. I got a manual for it from Paul at martens as people have said and some parts too. I hope he can help you out
  21. CNew

    Orline Cutoff saw

    That’s a pretty cool cut-off saw. I’ve only seen one of those come up for sale. It was maybe a couple months ago and I almost jumped on it. Nice find!
  22. HeadExam

    Kohler 301AS sump pan.

    I like that the TP manuals allow you to use your spec number to find the correct part for your particular engine variant
  23. HeadExam

    Another Chainsaw Restoration

    Thanks Richard, the decal maker sent me another decal, so alls well. I'm working on another XL-100 series saw of similar in design, this one a 1975 XL-123, complete rebuild, piston, rod, rings, bearings, seals, fuel lines, etc.
  24. Wallfish

    Orline Cutoff saw

    Bought this as a bunch of pieces but it has all the important stuff like the gearbox with the pulley, the little V-belt, correct gas tank, ect. ect. Really just missing the engine, hardware and couple of small pieces. The locked up gearbox is soaking now but it seems like it's just the grease is hard as a rock. It should free up. It came in dirty but was easy to clean since it was already apart. Paint isn't too bad on this one. I have a couple of spare yellow Mustang chainsaws to use for donor parts, engine and the hardware. Missed out on a couple of these over the years and they don't seem to come up for sale as often so was happy to finally get one for the collection.
  25. Papa D Dean

    Fastener Supplier

    Good find
  26. Last week
  27. rolloman 1

    My Gravely Pair

    Hi all on Saturday I pulled out from Hibernation these two Machines after a short time they both were running nicely . Both were given a wipe down with wd40 and some nice pictures taken for the forums hope you like
  28. Saw an interesting photo on Pinterest of one of these engines mounted to an aluminum weldment and it had a bent tubular projection off the side for the tank mount. Not sure if it was a complete item as intended or only a partial unit.
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