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  1. 6 points
    pmackellow

    Home built mower UK version

    After seeing CNews fantastic mower project it got me thinking... I had a spare O&R engine in stock and a very sad looking Nash Boadicea mower with a tired JAP 34 on it... It's not finished yet, just a bit of fun using what bits I have in stock...
  2. 6 points
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: Engine Test Stand

    Got the urge to play with the drill press out in the 120F garage. Decided to build another stand. I think this one will be good for engine test runs.
  3. 6 points
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: Home-built Mower-Trimmer

    Ok, here’s the little project I’ve been working on for the last couple weeks. I’ve been wanting to make a small lawn mower/trimmer with an O&R and I had a nice 133 military engine that needed to find a home. Thanks to Terry@Just O&R, he was able to hook me up with the perfect vintage mower - it was exactly what I was hoping for. This one is a 14” Sensation, perfect size and design style for the O&R. It’s not 100% done yet but I couldn’t put off getting some photos posted. I’m still working on the actual trimmer concept and plan to go with more of a weed eater head set up instead of a mower blade. I plan to use the starter cup off a vintage Pioneer chainsaw and drill three holes so I can pass through some pre-cut Trimmer lines with end-stops. I’ll figure out a good way to secure the cup to the spindle shaft. I also added a stop button to the back plate similar to a few other O&R tools I have. I’m also finalizing a short throttle cable, doesn’t really need one but thought it might be nice. After a lot of hunting I ended up finding a cast aluminum boat chair pedestal that made the perfect adapter plate to mount the engine to the mower. I also had to swap out the normal Type 133 mount with one that has a couple more inches in height. This was needed to get the right clearance for the gas tank. Just a note, the early style Drillgine gas tanks don’t mount to the newer style engines and I had to make a couple slight mods to the casting on the case to get all the clearances to fit right. Here is the before and after...
  4. 5 points
    Finished product, now just need to get a short video of it running...
  5. 5 points
    pmackellow

    O&R model 049 engine

    This arrived today all the way from Australia Now with the rest of the display
  6. 5 points
    rolloman 1

    My Gutbrod Lockdown Tractor

    Hello all some pictures of my new Gutbrod which was bought just before lockdown and after many weeks of cleaning, and a lot of TLC, and some welding we fitted the loader and Bucket , and also the double rear wheels yesterday . I think its a superb bit of kit , just the rear wheel weights to be fitted . The wiring needed sorted out but it has another feature I like the very hard to come by hour meter in the dash it doesnt get any better hope you like its another tractor for Gutbrod Scotland
  7. 5 points
    Toma

    Westwood W8 (1983) "Baby" - restoration

    All the stickers in place, I'm waiting for a painted engine.
  8. 5 points
    Wallfish

    Micro Power mini bike build

    Couldn't resist the urge to go out and tinker again after seeing Terry @JUST O&R on that skateboard. That was great stuff and glad we finally wore you down to go out and give it a try. So, Got'er some more friction with a big azz spring and some more tire pressure. It won't carry me up the slight incline that well but gets moving going down. The biggest thing I noticed was my ever increasing bald spot. The ball's in someone else's court now!
  9. 4 points
    While not unusual or anything I was happy to land a NOS military engine with the original box and packaging for the tank and air cleaner. This engine is pretty much pristine and never been used. Best part was I got it at good price.
  10. 4 points
    pmackellow

    Home built mower UK version

    Back together and out of the workshop
  11. 4 points
    Wallfish

    Advanced engine products fan

    Got the fan all cleaned up and did the carb but then just wanted to see, hear and feel it run. Still need to do a yellow tank and the fuel line IMG_0665(1).MOV
  12. 4 points
    Stormin

    Only mad dogs.

    Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Done a bit of clearing up for a neighbour. Cut a some sieves down a couple of weeks ago, with the C-81 and finger bar. Today my neighbour and I gathered them up ready to burn. Thought I'd give the Black Horse some exercise, as it hadn't been run for a couple of months at least. Was rather reluctant to start, but eventually we went next door with trailer in tow. In the field the Black Horse started acting up. Would run and idle fine, but if shut down would be hesitant to restart. Took it home and got the Sears/Roper for trailer duty. Lost count of the trailer loads, but quite a few. Photo's of last load.
  13. 4 points
    All finished now and on to the next job on Pams list.
  14. 3 points
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: J Model?

    You mean this one, it was just delivered about 30 minutes ago Unfortunately it did not come with a tank mounting bracket or air cleaner. Otherwise it is fresh NOS. Also found the warranty card and operation pages hidden away in the box. The engine itself was wrapped in the comics section of the newspaper dated Dec 1959.
  15. 3 points
    pmackellow

    Home built mower UK version

    A few more progress photos...
  16. 3 points
    hi all, new guy here. Recently bought this W11 gazelle on a lockdown whim. Was bought as a runner, but with faulty gearbox struggling to engage gears/reverse. Engine was spluttering, & deck isn't in great condition. Chap said it came with his house in 1991 from previous owners, and he has been using it ever since until it stopped reversing and couldn't get it fixed. Comes with 32" cutting deck (rotten but free moving) & rear wheel driven grass collector (working fine). If anyone could tell me the version i have here, that would be useful? Firstly i needed to make it drive. Inspected the gear linkages and found that the swivel where the shifting rod attaches to the box was siezed, so as it swung, the rod was bending. It had bent so much it no longer reached reverse. As i was disassembling it the rod snapped. My solution was to cut off where the thread started, dye it to 1.25mm pitch (and retap the swivel - were both 1mm pitch), then using some stainless steel bits rebuild it all. Now shifts into all gears without fault. Managed to snap the actual gear handle off too, so had to weld that back on too, plus lost the spring for the lift up reverse action. Not an issue to me. Next i looked at the engine. It was in a sorry state, covered in crap, and hadn't been serviced in this century. I stripped and cleaned the carb and air filter/box (looked like it had been dipped in grease), put in a new sparkplug, flushed petrol tank (sediment in bottom), and have started to clean the rest up.... starts and runs beautifully smooth now. this is far as i've got. Engine needs to be properly cleaned with scrubbing brushes which will then also have the black trim bits resprayed. I'm working on the deck currently, replacing blades, patching the deck, then will paint in something bombproof. Otherwise going for a different look, breaking tradition. I'm going to be stripping down the old paint and respraying gloss black, with metalwork gunmetal silver, putting LED headlights on, and chrome effect wheel rims. A friend is currently plasma cutting out some custom signage for it as i will lose the stickers. Figure its value is mainly in the fact it starts and cuts, any preservation is a blessing over its current state. Updates to follow....
  17. 3 points
    Twinsport

    Ohlsson & Rice: Life-Savr Generator

    I have used either the kitchen stove or a hot-air gun. Mostly depending on for how long the missus leave the house ;-) . From experience I can tell though that if you forget it on the stove, it can be kind of hard getting the smell out of the house before she returns... /Steen
  18. 3 points
    Starting the tear down of the Landscaper 600. Went ok for the most part but the main spindle won’t come free from the crankshaft. It has a single threaded screw that attaches it to the end of the crankshaft like most engines. It is really seized up on there. I tried all the usual tapping tricks but still no luck. I also noticed that the entire spindle and crankshaft are super wobbly and loose. I’m hoping it’s not broken inside the engine. The bearings are most definitely shot, hopefully the shaft is not cracked. Not sure what to try next to get this spindle off. Definitely going to take some serious cleaning...
  19. 3 points
    Coolest thing that I've seen done with these engines to this point...the enthusiasm with O&R's is at it's peak and doesn't look like it will stop climbing for a while.
  20. 3 points
    Next job on Pams list is the driveway gates, they were rotted out and I ended up having to make new frames as well.
  21. 3 points
    factory

    Making the other carb gaskets.

    Good advise, I don't use the gasket punch kit very often and didn't at work much either (I used to repair train electronics, occasionally a new case seal or some custom mica insulators needed making). I've now made some more of the carb gaskets, without cutting them out before punching the holes. I was previously using a piece of chipboard that came in the packaging of a well known flatpack bookcase. I've now found another piece as the other one was rather worn out from punching cylinder & induction gaskets. Here are some from the batch I have made, with a third sheet of thinner gasket paper to get the correct thickness to match the original pair of red gaskets used between the induction housing & carb. I haven't checked yet but the thinner one maybe similar to the single gasket used on the early O&R engines. David
  22. 3 points
    Tonyc

    Westwood gemini problems

    Thanks I've sorted pulley problem now and had a quick go in the garden with it it works a treat , what a great bit of kit
  23. 2 points
    We have a pump just like the one pictured. It is missing the pump impeller. Does anyone know where one could be found? Thanks in advance!!
  24. 2 points
    Stormin

    A horse and a Billy goat.

    Bit more done this afternoon. Trailer towing attachment done. Just needs tow ball fitted. Frame work for the drawbar. Lucky I found the U clamps. The bar had to go there to clear the casting. Couldn't bolt it on as no room to get a nut on underneath. Only just managed to get the U clamp nuts on. Might not look much, but much putting on and taking off done. I need it off the bench now and behind a tractor. Then I can work out draw bar position, height etc. I'll have to wait till one of the grandsons visit to give me a hand.
  25. 2 points
    Stormin

    A horse and a Billy goat.

    Been a little while, but I thought it was time I knocked the dust of this little project. Towing the Billy Goat and trailer, due to the nature of the ground I mow, was always going to be rather awkward. So I've been thinking of a slightly different idea. Made a start yesterday and the Billy Goat ended up like this. Now I don't want to make any alterations to the Billy Goat. If this idea doesn't work, I want to put it back as was. Some head scratching and ratching about to see what was lying around, I've ended up with this. The side bars are the second pair. The first ones I made I decided were too short. To be continued...….
  26. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Home built mower UK version

    Now in its new home...
  27. 2 points
    so in a twist of fate, I ended up selling this machine on. Main reason was I didn't have the knowledge to fix the cutting deck to a safe standard, and didn't want to throw money at it for someone else to repair it when so many other machines come up for minimal cash. One of the blades was home made, welded straight to the spindle. I wasn't comfortable getting a proper blade welded straight on, and couldn't find a replacement spindle/mount. I found myself a T1100 with 36" deck instead, which is near identical to the W11, but had larger tyres, a 36" deck which is easy to source parts for, and was in generally slightly better condition. It cost me a fair chunk more than the gazelle, but I feel it will save me in the long run. My dad has a T1100 too with 36" deck, so means we can trade parts. Guess thats the end of this thread, will start a new one for the T1100 once i have made a load of progress and can post it one go
  28. 2 points
    RakeyB62

    Lawnflite 503 cutting out problems.

    Thanks for your advice. I will check all of these items at the weekend. The mower is old and i have no history of it (recently obtained for a good price :-)) I think I will take off the complete system from the carb connection all the way back to the tank to make sure it is all clear. While doing so I'll throw on a new filter too as I have no idea if/when it was last changed.
  29. 2 points
    the showman

    Happy BD Mr Showman.

    Thanks everyone for your kind wishes.
  30. 2 points
    factory

    Unknown make trimmer

    Hopefully not, I've taken lots of pictures during further disassembly to make sure I know where all the small parts go back. Here is the back of the powerhead with the coupling for the flexible drive, note this uses a larger than normal tank (the lid of this is currently seized on). Might be hard to see, but there are two long screws holding the cover in place. Those were removed along with the air cleaner, allowing the cover to be removed, the extension for the cylinder baffle plate is loose once the cover is removed. Note the stop button on the side of the cover, it contacts with the standard brass stop strip. Possibly the only O&R where they had to build the engine up in the middle of the casing, don't know what they were thinking. More to follow..... David
  31. 2 points
    4x4forks

    My Gutbrod Lockdown Tractor

    Fantastic looking bit of equipment. Only wish i lived a bit closer to join in your gathering of Gutbrods
  32. 2 points
    Wallfish

    Micro Power mini bike build

    Pulled the wheels off to do some more work on the little bike. Here's the divot in the tire from the first video when it didn't have enough friction. It doesn't look that deep in the pic but it shaved off a good amount. Too bad it didn't create any smoke or I would do a video of burning out that whole tire.
  33. 2 points
    JUST O&R

    Nichols model d set. # 6369

    Just decided to work on this generator today it been slow here I guess because of fathers day. Thought I would get her running before I set it on the shelf wiring looked pretty good . I'm not going to take the generator off of the engine and mess up the wires. the rest looks pretty good .
  34. 2 points
    Thanks all. Listen, guys. This is your British product and it's supposed to look like your factory made it. It's supposed to be original :)
  35. 2 points
    factory

    Making the other carb gaskets.

    Has anyone had the red carb gaskets laser cut? I've had a request for these, so I've had a go at making some using my gasket punch kit & a craft knife. These are my first attempt with some of the cellulose fibre gasket material (slightly thinner than the original), I'm also a bit limited by the sizes of the punches for some of the holes. I don't have any of the red gasket material, but I suspect it would split too easily when punching the holes due to the thin sections. David
  36. 2 points
    Wallfish

    Advanced engine products fan

    Sorry David, I missed this but here they are. I don't remember ever seeing this style recoil decal before. Nothing seems any different to make it an "Industrial" engine but it hasn't been disassembled either. And not sure I'm even going to since it has great compression now, the flywheel and all the grooves in the plate are clean. It has definitely been run before but with no build up of debris on the flywheel from sucking in air, it indicates a low hour run time. Think it just needs some overall cleaning and the carb done. The plan is to just clean it up a bit and let it fly it's character as it was used by the LAFD. I was going to paint the grills as the chrome on them isn't the best but leaving it in it's working clothes is the best option for this one IMO.
  37. 2 points
    Sharri Dandy

    Atco boatimpellor

    Just picked this up as a future project. Always wanted one Im pretty familiar with the villiers workings but Im struggling for information. Loads of history but not much technical stuff. It looks as if it has been well cared for at some point winterised then stored. Appreciate any help.
  38. 1 point
    Wallfish

    Ohlsson & Rice: Water Pump Type 217

    Direct from Northern Tool concerning the impeller for the pump in that link. Try giving them a call and I doubt that part can be very expensive. I do NOT know if it's a direct fit or not but certainly appears it can work 1 answer where can I get a new impeller for this pump?? by frankhus November 5, 2011 Was this question helpful to you? 6out of 6found this question helpful. Please call our parts department @ 1-800-222-5381 for price and availability.
  39. 1 point
    Wristpin

    Lawnflite 503 cutting out problems.

    Sometimes, the fuel filters do appear to be empty but fuel is actually flowing through them. Pull the pipe off the carburettor inlet and hold it over a suitable receptacle and with the tap (if fitted) turned on, and the tank cap in place watch the flow for at least half a minute . If the flow slows or stops repeat with the tank cap loosened or removed. If that improves things, check the breather hole in the cap. Blowing back into the tank outlet may improve things but the crud is still in there waiting to do it again. If that's the cause take the tank off and flush it properly.
  40. 1 point
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: The Groomer Landscaper 600

    I didn’t see any indications anywhere on the unit for AEP. Dimensions of the gray line spool is 5” diameter. The black spool shroud is approximately 6 1/4” diameter. The yellow guard is about 13 3/8” corner to corner and about 7 1/8” from the center to the edge.
  41. 1 point
    CNew

    Home built mower UK version

    Bare Aluminum or the British racing green would both look awesome!
  42. 1 point
    factory

    Ohlsson & Rice: The Groomer Landscaper 600

    Post pictures of what is fitted to the cylinder as I may have the correct NOS gaskets. David
  43. 1 point
    CNew

    O&R model 049 engine

    Hopefully he’s still drafting up the Chip-A-Saw decal as well
  44. 1 point
    nigel

    O&R model 049 engine

    Titch at machinery decals.com
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    rolloman 1

    My Gutbrod Lockdown Tractor

    Hello Mr Jarrovian Just a point to remember when you are showing you machine always remember the Motto If its that good it has to be a Gutbrod
  47. 1 point
    mattblack

    Making the other carb gaskets.

    Probably teaching you to suck eggs, but I've found when making gaskets with not much 'meat' between a hole and the edge it's best to use a piece of gasket paper a fair bit bigger than the gasket needs to be and punch the holes out before cutting round the edge of the gasket. I've also found that placing the gasket on a piece of chipboard (I use an offcut from a kitchen cabinet) gives a much cleaner cut with the punch than using a piece of soft wood.
  48. 1 point
    Wristpin

    Only mad dogs.

    Sieves ? A Yorkshire term for rushes? Wiki wasn't much help ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieve
  49. 1 point
    Toma

    Westwood w8 exhaust removal

    The whole consists of two parts. The first part is secured to the engine by a small screw, and the second part is screwed to the tractor by the muffler. Both are inserted one into the other and fastened with a clamp. This can be easily removed.
  50. 1 point
    Shaun.turner

    F46DAEB3-3349-4B7A-9402-7AE6F5022EB9.jpeg

    O.m.g.looks like someone has been buisy.lovely job done.Any more pics. I do like to see a fine job.see plenty of poor jobs.this is a fine job.😁. Regards shaun.
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