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  1. 6 points
    Stormin

    Basking in the sun.

    Black Horse and the C-125 basking in the morning sun, after a good wash.
  2. 5 points
    Stormin

    Service time.

    Decided to give the fleet a service yesterday. Engine oil on all except the C-125. That was done after the rebuild. So C-81, The Black Horse and Sears/Roper all got new blood. The trans were drained by jacking up the front and a 3" block under the RH rear wheel. I only did the C-81 and C-125. The oil in the other two was done last year and still clean. I did find both RH rear tyres on the C-81 and C-125 had no air in. C-81 possibly not sealing and the C-125 has a split valve. They'll be sorted next week. Today was grease day. Every grease nipple I could find got done. Much to my surprise the Sears/Roper had no grease nipples in the axle spindles. Holes yes. Nipples no. Also no way to grease the axle pivot. OK! I'll do something about that. Jack up the front and lower on to axle stands. Keep the H&S bods happy. Removed the track rods from the spindles and spindles complete with wheels. Why make work. Then the axle itself after removing the front hitch. With that on you couldn't remove the pivot bolt. Drilled out the holes for the nipples and re-threaded to take the larger nipples I had. The nipples protruded into the spindle tube, so thin washers were used to pack them out. Next the pivot bolt. This was over long so lost a1/4" then into the lathe to have a grease hole drilled up the centre. Then a hole drilled through the bolt shank halfway along. Finally the end threaded to take a grease nipple. All back together and greased.
  3. 5 points
    Stormin

    OOPS!

    Well, I'm at the A&E 😢. Today was not a good day. I decided to go horseback riding - something I haven't done in many years. It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slowly, but then we went a little faster; before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and tried to gracefully bail. Unfortunately, my foot got caught in the stirrup and I got dragged by the horse through the feedlot. I couldn't get the horse to stop and was choking on cow chips (yuck!). Thank goodness the manager at Toys-R-Us came out and unplugged the machine. But, he had the nerve to take the rest of my change so I wouldn't attempt to ride the elephant.  Copied from RS.
  4. 4 points
    Rayp

    I can't believe its finished!!!

    I have finally finished refurbishing my C 160 Automatic and mowing deck. The paintwork is not up to show standard but it shouldn't rust and it is intended to be a 'working tractor'. IU am no engineer and the whole project has bee a steep learning curve for me, having never sprayed or completely dismantled a machine before. If I ever attempt another it should be like shelling peas as I think I must have already encountered 90% of potential problems. I'm still working on the photography/uploading - the last photo should be the first.
  5. 4 points
    Stormin

    Couple of implements.

    Made a hitch for the Brinly yesterday. First photo is of some bits. The second one is of it trial mounted. This afternoon I've been setting things up and hoping to go up to the farm with it. Give it a try out and see how it performs.
  6. 4 points
    Triumph66

    1975 Bolens G14

    Alan, I, too, spotted the elusive Iain. Trying to muscle in on Joseph's video. Good of Joseph to let him to do something to help while he does all the technical stuff......
  7. 4 points
    Joseph

    1975 Bolens G14

    We have done some more work on the G14 and it is getting close to trying it
  8. 4 points
  9. 3 points
    mattblack

    1962 Cub Cadet and plough

    I saw this at a small steam/vintage event yesterday and thought it may be of interest.
  10. 3 points
    Stormin

    Tractor Highjackers.

    The C-125 got highjacked today. First by Mathew, number four grandson, enjoying his first time at tractor driving. Then his sister, Ashleigh. Again for the first time. Being a typical girl, more interested in who's watching, than looking where she's going. After a rebuke from grandad to pay attention.
  11. 3 points
    Jarrovian

    new home for some machines

    under construction my new shed trying it out for size can anyone tell me how old is my Belle mixer is ?
  12. 3 points
    slf-uk

    1975 Bolens G14

    Thanks for your support chaps With regard to the organ grinder or the monkey, I know my place. Anyone got a banana?
  13. 3 points
    Alan

    1975 Bolens G14

    Good work again Joseph. And did anyone spot Dad. ? I did, JUST. A very brief appearance but confirmation that he does exist.
  14. 3 points
    Stormin

    Rural Past Times, August 10 & 11 2019.

    Got my forms and will post of soon. Hoping to make it, but will know nearer the time.
  15. 3 points
    Exhibitors who came last year should have their entry forms by now, This year we have made a few changes and there will be a lot more attractions coming to include classic cars/motorcycles more children entertainment plus lots more. The Horticultural section will have a working area as well as our usual arena display so we’re looking for more exhibitors to join us. As some will know Pestalozzi has been sold and we are unsure of future events on this site so we would like to make this show the biggest one yet. Anyone that wants an entry form please PM me and I can send or email you one .
  16. 3 points
    factory

    Tiny Tor Generator Model 30A (Algert Co.)

    Looks like I never added this one here (it was posted on the old forum), this Tiny Tor generator was the first O&R I acquired back in 2012 and it started my interest & my collection of these little engines. It's the Tiny Tor Model 30A (distributed by Algert Co. of Los Angeles) with a 220/240 volt AC outlet, as well as the standard battery charging output found on the similar Tiny Tiger generators. David
  17. 3 points
    Joseph

    1975 Bolens G14

    We have done a bit more on the G14 and it is good to see it starting to go back together
  18. 3 points
    Stormin

    C-125 Rebuild.

    Today when I returned home I found a small package awaited me. It contained the required stickers for the C-125, from Mark and Ewan of RESTORATIONDECALS.CO.UK. So it was into the workshop and get stuck in. One last thing to do and that's a new exhaust sometime.
  19. 3 points
    callander ploo-man

    Ingliston Edinburgh

    Callander ploo-mans photos from Tractor world@ Ingliston
  20. 2 points
    Stormin

    Spring has sprung.

    Some signs of spring. Mum and her four surviving ducklings. Crows, magpies or cats put paid to the other two. The proud dad/dads. The duck and the two drakes have returned for the last few years. Moorhen sitting on eight eggs. We'll see how many survive the aforementioned crows etc. These fine bullocks arrived in the field opposite on Wednesday.
  21. 2 points
    Stormin

    Couple of implements.

    Fitted and ready to trial plough as soon as I get chance.
  22. 2 points
    The answer is 'Balls' Norm! ....................................Yes the item is the original, but I have added the dome to it. Back around Xmas, I observed some Kiddies Ball shaped tins that contained chocolate of some kind. Managed to get hold of a couple and found one without any significant damage. Measured pretty close to the radius, so went for cutting a slice off for a test. First job was to clean off the paint/ink to see what the finish was to the steel (top left). I then had to polish it and measured the amount needed to slice off for a sample and what method to slice it off with ( bottom left)- First go was 3/64"(1.2mm) short, so went for it on the good cleaned off section - Cleaned up and tinned with solder, it was soldered to the original, which was not easy as had to use passive resin flux, but went ok. Had a good coat of fuel proof lacquer and settled for an old small cafetiere s/s gauze filter cut to fit as a dust collector. All done and will go nicely with the now very tidy Carb. Regards
  23. 2 points
    Joseph

    1975 Bolens G14

    We finished the last job on the G14 ready to try running it. It took ages for the new belts to arrive so to fit them we had to dismantle some parts again. Dad made sure he was well hidden this time
  24. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Orline literature

    Some more bits arrived today, two are duplicates but the third price list is not...
  25. 2 points
    Stormin

    1975 Bolens G14

    Coming on well, Joseph. Good to see you tightening the wheel studs in the right sequence.
  26. 2 points
    I will be there, all being well.
  27. 2 points
    the showman

    Service time.

    Good idea with the axle pin Norm.
  28. 2 points
    Jarrovian

    my new toy

    a few pics of my latest find a JLO Motor Cultivator fitted with a JLO 100 engine any information would be appreciated last picture compares size with my Howard Hako fitted with JLO 75cc engine
  29. 2 points
    Stormin

    Service time.

    I'm not. Done that before. I would have fitted the nipple in the axle, but that wasn't possible due to the construction of it. Box section with a tube through it for the bolt. Possibly bushed but I didn't look.
  30. 2 points
    Not long now Norm. Ailments have now delayed my progress. Only managed a few bits to date. Cooling Fan was distorted, damaged and pretty corroded (see pic 3 of my very first Topic post). After cleaning and straightening, I balanced it up by filing the outer edges. Then coats of primer, rubbing down in between them. After the first coat- The Throttle controls (and cables) on the machine were beyond saving and scrapped. I had to find a replacement. Not the best of condition, but initial clean up found it and the damage repairable- Plating was long gone, so had a coat of paint applied. The black bakelite type plastic lever ends were repaired using original Araldite mixed with lamp black. Final coat of Cellulose lacquer. Other parts were either original plating, or polished lacquered steel and body correctly painted black enamel- Machine had a 7/16" whitworth square nut fitted where it should have a hex nut, so I had to find and machine/file one down to similar shape and size- The finished article and painted fan will show up in the first pics of the refurbed machine in a week or two ............tbc
  31. 2 points
    Joseph

    1975 Bolens G14

    A little more progress on the G14, hopefully we will have a bit more time soon
  32. 2 points
    Jarrovian

    Ingliston Edinburgh

    a few pictures from Tractor World Scotland Last picture shows Callander plooman winner of the Horticultural section on his Gutbrod tractor
  33. 2 points
    Alan

    1980 Bolens HT23

    And with all that grassed area, Half a Horse would run out of petrol before finding something to run into.
  34. 2 points
    Stormin

    C-125 Rebuild.

    Thanks for them, Ewan.T'others the trailer tail board.
  35. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Orline literature

    Copies laminated and now in place...
  36. 1 point
    Wristpin

    Echo Strimmer

    X2 for a pic of the flywheel - straight on with the retaining nut in the middle. Possibly there will be 2 or 3 small threaded holes spaced around the nut into which screws from a puller will engage. Probably no need to buy a puller as one can be made using a bit of scrap steel and basic hand tools. I would have thought that those Echos would have electronic ignition so is there any need to pull the flywheels - but perhaps not. EDIT. Just found a micro fiche of the SRM 200da and it shows points and a condenser , so you could well need to make or obtain a puller.
  37. 1 point
    factory

    ORline Hedge Trimmer

    This arrived yesterday, a later 'deluxe' version of the Orline hedge trimmer, with the twist throttle control on the handle & the O&R Series 13B engine. It's the first Orline version of the hedge trimmer to join my collection, it looks in very nice condition too, just needs the starter mechanism repairing & a pull handle. And here are some pictures of the twist throttle control on the handle, the grip appeared to look like it might have been damaged & repaired from the sellers pictures, but it turned out it just had a couple of pieces of thick coated steel wire taped to it, possibly to make it easier to grip? David
  38. 1 point
    Mixture too rich (adjustment)? Choke sticking partially closed? Dirt in carb stopping float needle shutting fully?
  39. 1 point
    Colonel Dick Cole, General Doolittle's co pilot passes away at 103 years old. He was just 26 when he and the rest of the men set off on one of history's most daring raids. https://taskandpurpose.com/doolittle-raid-dick-cole-obituary?utm_content=buffer07c02&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR3_NQj7udt1TapqmMQHmUC0UquV19ta6DvsLSAEYG6g531LMR4Eq2jBIq8
  40. 1 point
    Stormin

    Leyland Built Car Surfaces

    I'd forgotten about the Trojan bubble car. Friend of mine had one. Perfect town car.
  41. 1 point
    HeadExam

    Saw This Wheel Horse For Sale

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/173305166140305/
  42. 1 point
    Stormin

    1980 Bolens HT23

    Looking at all that grassed area, I reckon a plough and a few implements are in order. Just think. Home grown spuds, cabbage, beetroot etc. Chickens and ducks.
  43. 1 point
    CNew

    Orline literature

    I love the clock you made using the Kohler engine cover, I was thinking of doing that for my early 1960s Cub Cadet 100. youve got a beautiful display of O&R tools, amazing!
  44. 1 point
    factory

    Orline literature

    Nice, did they have any other brochures (the auction on ebay seems to be mostly duplicates)?. By the way the two sellers in New Jersey got the O&R stuff from the same place, but it looks like it all came from Ace Motor Service originally, one of O&R service distributors in New Jersey. It's interesting to see the Circular saw was the most expensive tool on the price list and the bike kit the cheapest. David
  45. 1 point
    CNew

    Orline literature

    Very Nice! I almost purchased those off eBay - glad you got them, especially since you have both tools in your collection! Nice examples of the tools by the way. I think there is another similar brochure listed on eBay right now in case you haven’t seen it. Cheers!
  46. 1 point
    nigel

    Happy Birthday S1g

    Happy birthday Gareth
  47. 1 point
    Triumph66

    1980 Bolens HT23

    Another informative 'How to' video. A cool looking beast the HT23
  48. 1 point
    Cub Cadet

    Happy Birthday S1g

    Happy Belated Birthday!
  49. 1 point
    mattblack

    Tarpen generator

    Bore was cleaned up with a flap wheel as suggested, followed by a sanding pad with plenty of maintenance spray. When I cleaned up the head the lack of head gasket was revealed... there isn't one, this seal sits in the recess in the head. But I only found out after I had damaged it with the wire wheel. Not sure what's going on with spark plug, this is the one that was fitted (which looks like one for a Ford Pinto engine) but the hole isn't fully threaded anyway. Piston cleaned up.
  50. 1 point
    Joseph

    1975 Bolens G14

    Progress is still very slow due to other commitments and may be even slower for a while as my cameraman now has flu. We have the clutch and driveshaft out of the tractor and found the problem, details in the latest video
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