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mattblack last won the day on May 11 2021

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  1. That's some beast! It's hard to get an idea of scale in the first picture, then you see it has nearly the same footprint as a europallet.
  2. Spooky, mine was waiting on the mat when I got home, I had a flick through and saw that. I have to 'fess up and say I'm the reader that sent the letter in...
  3. No problem, I just happened to remember watching it a while ago along with some of his other videos.
  4. Here's a youtube video of the restoration of a 1971 model, don't know if it's of use to you? 50 YEAR OLD RUSTY BRUSH MOWER RESTORATION - YouTube
  5. Great to see the post restored, brilliant job! I got mine running after cleaning and setting the points and cleaning the carb out. A short video here: Swan Charging Set - YouTube There was a mention of these sets in a recent issue of 'Stationary Engine' magazine, it seemed to suggest that they dated from WW2 which is clearly not the case. But were they used by any other branches of the military?
  6. I don't know if you've seen this? I'll leave others more knowledgeable to comment... World's SMALLEST Generator - Will It Run? - YouTube
  7. Advertising this on behalf of the care home where I work, money raised will go to the amenity fund which pays for activities, trips Etc for the residents. Westwood S1000, unused for at least 13 years but stored in a dry garage, it was only used on the home's grounds so I don't believe it has done much work. There is a deck with it but I am not sure if it is the correct one as we had another ride-on as well. It will need to be collected from Oadby, Leicester LE2. I can assist with loading. Please PM me with an offer and I will put it to my boss and get back to you.
  8. Looks like a great turn out and a brilliant variety (especially the early tractors) Thanks for sharing!
  9. Sheep shearer? Engine could hook over the pen.
  10. Could the gearbox on the end of the shaft be getting hot due to lack of lubricant? I take it the guard is in position and line cutter blade is present? Reason I ask is when I worked on hire machines we we would get them back with the guard moved up the shaft so more line would feed out, I was told this put more strain on the gearbox so the hirer would be charged for a new one.
  11. I know what 'dagging' is, but what's 'crutching'?
  12. Copied from UK Stationary Engine Forum (forumotion.com), please spread the word. An enthusiast in Shropshire has had his entire engine collection stolen while away at a family bereavement in Devon. Enthusiasts offered any items resembling the following are requested to contact the West Midlands Police, address as supplied below: The Police details are as follows: Crime Number 22/72262/21, West Midlands Police Constable Jamie Magee 07817 158319 or 101 ext 7773906 Unfortunately there are no surviving photographs of any of stolen items and just the serial number of the Victoria{2868) but the following is a list: Victoria 7HP, S/N 2868 * Amanco 2.75HP on trolley{engine painted green) * Fairbanks 3HP on skids (Salter & Stokes suppliers transfer} * Lister B 3HP on skids * Lister A 3HP as found Bamford 1.5HPon 2 wheel trolley * Petter M 5 HP as found Fowler i.5HP radiator cooled dismantled Lister D 1.5 hopper cooled * Lister D 15 radiator cooled * Lister D close coupled tank cooled with replica tank Fairbanks 1.5HP headless on skids * Fairbanks 3HP as found HT Wolesley 1.5HP WD8 painted blue * Lister L type twin with free-standing original radiator as found Lister L type on skids as found No cooling tank Lister Startamatic 1.5KW as found No control gear Land Rover engine 1948 incomplete Lister water pump Newton dynamo 24volt MAC centrifugal pump Old oak 4 wheel engine trolley Dennis 36’’mower with fibreglass grass box Howard Gem rotavator JAP engine incomplete and rusty Lister butter churn Petter A 1.5HP dismantled Asterisk denotes older restoration. All others are as found. These details are on Facebook and will appear shortly in Stationary Engine Magazine Thank you Eric
  13. Had good service from Paul at Meetens on the couple of occasions I've used them. Sad, but health comes first.
  14. Hello and welcome! Ex - military unit judging by the colour? The carb could be a variant of the Zenith 24T I think. I would be worth joining here as well: UK Stationary Engine Forum (forumotion.com) Good luck with the project!
  15. Lovely! Just needs a load of hay with a couple of members of ze resistance under it in the back...
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