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  1. 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.
  2. 5 points
    Finished product, now just need to get a short video of it running...
  3. 3 points
    pmackellow

    Home built mower UK version

    A few more progress photos...
  4. 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
  5. 2 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...
  6. 2 points
    pmackellow

    Home built mower UK version

    Back together and out of the workshop
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 2 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
  10. 1 point
    I’ve been wanting to dig into this one for awhile. Finally got it 97% disassembled. The main bearing on the blade pulley is a little raw. Would be best to replace it or at least get at it to put some bearing grease in there. I’m not sure how the roller spindle comes apart. There looks to be a clip holding the back of the shaft but it also seems like it may have some sort of taper fit like a crank shaft. Has anyone had one of these off before, any photos or tips? Someone has been inside this machine a few times. There were all sorts of make-shift gaskets and seals, horrible job. Worst part about the whole thing is the spark plug threads in the head are completely stripped out. I mean, how hard is it to thread in a spark plug? If you can’t do that then you should definitely NOT be operating a gas powered circular saw! The coil is also going to need some TLC, wires are all cracked and split. There was also a pretty terrible splice job on the power button.
  11. 1 point
    No set screw on mine. Turns out it just had multiple cir-clip retainers. I was able to get the shaft and pulley removed along with the two bearings. Now the fun begins, trying to find new bearings...
  12. 1 point
    Alan

    Home built mower UK version

    Nice job Paul. Think I saw a Boadicea at John's during the clear out., could that be the one. ?
  13. 1 point
    CNew

    Home built mower UK version

    pmackello, Is that a Cub Cadet 70/100 in the background?
  14. 1 point
    Wallfish

    Home built mower UK version

    Again, a perfect fit for an O&R. Looks great Paul ! I really like that so guess I gotta look for a small mower now.
  15. 1 point
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: Life-Savr Generator

    Excellent, I have a brand new tube of HondaBond 4 which is basically the same as the Yamabond.
  16. 1 point
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: Life-Savr Generator

    Landed an O&R Life-Savr Generator that looks to be in pretty good shape. Has all the original paperwork. The original box is super fragile and pretty beat up but it still has the label for where it was sold.
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
    That blade's a mess. I bet it would vibrate like mad. Good luck with the T1100.
  19. 1 point
    JUST O&R

    Ohlsson & Rice: Life-Savr Generator

    They have stoves men just can’t use them
  20. 1 point
    JUST O&R

    Nichols model d set. # 6369

    Got a little time this morning got the carb back in together. We are working at lightning speed todays. need to clean out the tank does anyone know how the fuel pickup is in this tank fuel inlet to small to put my spy camera in .
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    Sounds as if you may have a blockage at the fuel tank outlet, sometimes there is a fine gauze mesh filter which gets blocked. Unscrew the fuel tap from the tank and you should see it, if not try blowing low pressure air from a foot pump up the fuel line back in to the tank.
  23. 1 point
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: The Groomer Landscaper 600

    Balance is actually not too bad considering the fairly odd design. Compared to trimmers today, this would be quite clumsy, especially for extended periods of time. Having the engine and therefore all the weight down at the head does make it feel like it could get unwieldy. It’s cool having one handle be the gas tank and the other handle the air cleaner. Someone was definitely thinking outside the box...
  24. 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.
  25. 1 point
    CNew

    Ohlsson & Rice: Life-Savr Generator

    No photos of the actual pump attachment but the instructions do reference a Life-Savr Pump Model 410P.
  26. 1 point
    Wallfish

    Home built mower UK version

    O&Rs look cool on those little mowers. Good to see everyone building stuff with them too. If you can't find it, make one!
  27. 1 point
    CNew

    Home built mower UK version

    Bare Aluminum or the British racing green would both look awesome!
  28. 1 point
    nigel

    Home built mower UK version

    Yep looks nice, I just thought British racing green would contrast well with the red and the wood
  29. 1 point
    beardyrich

    Gemini restoration

    Following a recent offer of a free Westwood Gemini, I've stripped it down to it's bare bones and managed to get it back to a reasonable condition. I needed to purchase some new parts like ignition coil, HT lead and new NGK spark plug. Starter recoil assembly with rope and handle and new engine gaskets of course (in particular the correct thickness head gasket). The cylinder head was de-coked, cylinder bore de-glazed, inlet and exh valves lapped in and valve clearances adjusted to spec. Ignition timing reset by finding true TDC with a dial gauge and degree disc on the crankshaft. Zenith carb cleaned inside and out with carb cleaner and jets cleaned with compressed air. Similar for the fuel tank with a new fuel pipe fitted. The 'gloop' in the chaincase was removed as far as possible and refilled with new oil. Unfortunately, the chaincase is sealed for life though I would have liked to get inside and give it a proper clean and renew the axle shaft seals. Everything torque tightened where I could find the figures and finally primed and painted in rattle can engine enamel. Stickers from Titch at Machinery Decals, which are great. It started 2nd pull and the carb adjusted once warmed-up. Looking forward to using it when I get my allotment. Photos below... Here's the completed machine...
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