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    Happy Birthday S1G

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a great day, particularly as a couple of days before I found out that keri has managed to get a teaching assistant job. I haven't been that involved with the hobby for the last year as I've been saving very hard for a house deposit. Her new job means that we will hit this amount a lot sooner now, so hopefully I can start a new project a bit quicker.
  2. Just got back from court today after having my life made a misery for nearly 8 months. Last June I sold the Volvo that I use in my avatar. It had been totally reliable for the whole two years that I'd Owened it. Never once breaking down. I sold it as seen and tested as I'm a private seller. The guy who bought it basically blew it up(the car was 13 years old with 100k on the clock) and then demanded his money back to which I declined. He then issued legal proceedings against me and after several months of arguing the judge said its a private sale nothing can be done. At this point he claims I'm a trader so I then had to go and try and prove I'm not. I asked my brother who's a lawyer what I can do to protect myself from this happening again if I ever sell a car again. He says there's nothing you can do. Suddenly those we buy any car. Com things seem attractive!
  3. When I've sold my cars in the past I've never really had much of an issue. With this one I did everything right. Had a new mot put on it, had the local polish firm valet it inside and out, - a very good job they did as well. I sold it with no warranty sold as seen and tested. Don't forget there was absolutely nothing wrong with it when sold yet to be honest I feel this guy had persecuted me for the last 8 months. I couldn't of part exed it as I was reducing the number of vechiles that I had. I guess alarm bells should of started ringing when viewing he was moaning about crease marks on the roof where the soft top had been folded( as I said it was 13 years old!) and some slight corrosion to the alloy wheels.
  4. Oh yes, sold as seen and tested, signed by both of us!
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    Villiers Diesel engine. D415

    Yes they did 2, a d270 4 hp and a d415 7hp. They wernt very successful and were quietly dropped after only a few hundred units. It's believed that there's only around 30 odd survivors left. I used to have around 10 counting a couple jap badged ones. Very noisy when running.
  6. Hi, I've decided to offer for sale my villiers diesel d415 engine. I fully restored it a few years ago and showed it a few times but it has sat for at least the last 5 years. Will happily get it going again before sale. A very rare engine. Most of the survivors seem to be the smaller d270, even they are very rare.If I can find it there is also a genuine bolt on reduction gearbox. I'm in Hereford but can palletise. £350.
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    Villiers Diesel engine. D415

    Normally I'd break your hand off but have already got a couple of them for both the villiers and jap versions plus sales sheets and brochures. Better let someone who hasnt already got a copy have it.
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    Stihl Cutquik TS 08

    I'd say go for it, before they become extinct. All the bits are still available and cheap if you go for non genuine or purchase an old chainsaw.
  9. After looking for one of these early disc cutters for ages Ive finally purchased this one the other night off ebay. These were basically the early version of stihls infamous Ts 350, a machine that I used to do a lot with about 15 years, but even then these Ts 08's were just old junk. Today it arrived and after unpacking it I was able to see what I had bought. I believe it dates from around the mid to late 1960's.
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    Howard Gem Jap Magneto

    Just work methodically, with G206 I started with the gearbox as I knew it was almost terminal, (over £300 spent just on the berrings) then slowly did the rest of it. Took about 6 months of before and after work about 3 days a week. I never did find out why the engine was seized. Took it totally apart and couldn't see any issues, then after reassembly it started fine, - must of been some dirt or something in one of the berrings?
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    Howard Gem Jap Magneto

    Here's some photos from when I timed up g206 the only difference is that it's a bth mag.
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    Howard Gem Jap Magneto

    Here's a couple of shots I've found
  13. It did look awesome in the flesh, particularly with all the different attachments. Good luck with building the trailer. First place very well deserved.
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    Howard Gem Jap Magneto

    Hi pat, I've put all the info in a pm.
  15. As this is only a couple of weeks away now, I was just wondering who else is attending? I know Paul and Darren are. due to a change in circumstances this will probably be the last show that I am able to attend for a couple of years so am taking a cabstar full of Howard's. Make sure you bring your sunglasses, lol , as it's going to be very orange!
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    Newbury tractor world

    Here they all are with Darren's.
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    Newbury tractor world

    That'll have to come once I've done one, 20 year gaps will have to do for the next year or two.
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    Newbury tractor world

    And heres the 4th machine. The idea is to show how little the design of the Gem changed over the years by having an example from the 1940's, 1960's and 1980's.
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    Newbury tractor world

    It's always the same, you leave a couple of gems together and they breed, lol.
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    Newbury tractor world

    3 out of my 4 machines ready for this show.
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    Happy Birthday Stormin!

    Have a good un.
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    Dowdeswell 650

    I think you must be mixing me up, lol., im Gareth. Ive got to admit whereas the Dowdeswell engine is less cluttered the bonnet on the Sachs has grown on me. (Probably because ive seen it every day in the workshop since January). I don't think the lack of fuel tank on the frame looks right on the 650,Guess its just what you get used to?
  23. One of the reasons that work on my Sachs Gem has been slow recently is that I have dug this 650 out. As a lot of you may know in 1985 Howard went into receivership and Dowdeswell purchased the design rights to The Gem. In 1986 production started back up with a few small changes. As ive got G206 ( I still haven't yet managed to turn up a Gem with a lower serial number) I thought that they would look good side by side to show how little the design changed over 50 odd years. I spotted this example on good old ebay. It looked in quite a sorry state but after having the factory records checked it showed up that this very machine was Dowdeswells exhibition model on their stand at The Windsor show in 1987-Does anyone have any photos from this year please? It is also quite likely but I don't have definite proof that it was also featured in the one sales Brochure and Dowdeswell's magazine called Tillage.
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    Dowdeswell 650

    Just realised that I haven't updated this project in a while. With Tractorworld only a week away, heres where it stands at present. Just a bit of touching up todo with a few minor adjustments.
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    Kubota 7100 1978 project

    From memory in 99% sure the same engine is used in the applied 414 pedestrian sweepers (Green machine), which can often be picked up for no money at ex council sales. May be easier to get a head from one of those?
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