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  1. Hi Guys, I am looking for a supplier for imperial mild steel clevis forks. I have not yet measured what I need but I would guess it needs to take a 5/8-11 or a 5/8-18 rod. A UK supplier would be great but a US one that ships would work too. All suggestions welcomed. Just in case my description of the part is incorrect, this is what I am looking for Thanks Iain
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    Happy Birthday Alain.

    Hapy birthday Alain, I hope you are having a great day Iain
  3. The event is only 40 miles away from where I live 😬
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    Ardingly Autumn Show

    Thanks for the pictures Chris. Looks like lots of interesting machines. Iain
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    Happy Birthday Iain

    Thanks Chris. It was a good day. Iain
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    Happy Birthday Iain

    Old 58 today. Iain
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    Happy Birthday slf-uk.

    Thanks very much for the birthday messages. It has been a good day, once the usual Sunday jobs were out of the way Joseph and I spent a relaxing rest of the day working on some tractors, then plenty of seat time driving them around the garden. Iain
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    Happy Birthday Iain

    Thanks very much Ewan Iain
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    My new Tractor

    Great looking tractor. Iain
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    Another Bolens joins the collection

    We have not used John's old 1054, the famous red Bolens since the snow. As we were finishing clearing the snow it started to run rough, probably due to dirt in the carb. Today we spend some workshop time on the 1054. The back of this tractor has always looked a little odd and I final realised why, it is missing the tool box. Picture of one of my other 1054's I found a spare tool box in my spares store and Joseph worked on fitting that, using his new socket set That looks so much better although it could do with some paint With the cosmetics out of the way, the carb was removed and put through the ultrasonic cleaner. Fortunately the inside was a little cleaner than the exterior The tractor has always had an odd whistle, has been down on power and it would stall if you tried to use third gear. With the carb removed I think I found the answer to all those issues as the inlet manifold was very loose. New gaskets were made for the inlet manifold, valve cover and points cover. Then oil change and lots of new parts including generator belt, air filter, points and plug. We finished up by checking it over front to rear, removing all the long grass wrapped around the prop shaft and greasing it up. I wonder how all that long grass got there Alan We then took it for a long test drive and it runs great. We still have a few jobs to do. It needs a new battery installed and a PTO refreshed and installed. It was great to spend some time on this tractor. Iain
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    1978 Westwood

    I think these are the same as used on Bolens. A little known fact is they are also used for stage and swimming pool lighting and are known as Par36 lamps. If you google par36 or drop it into an eBay search you should find some GE ones at a good price. They are available with different lens so you need to be careful to get the right ones. hope this helps Iain
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    Fame Again.

    I am pleased you changed your name to Adam not Alice, otherwise I would be worried
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    Wheelhorse snowblower

    What's not to like about a snow blower Great find Chris, you will ready for the next Beast from the East Iain
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    Fame Again.

    I got a copy over the weekend. Great picture of Chris (The Showman) with his Toro. It is a popular magazine in this part of the country, so I have told Joseph he needs to be ready to sign autographs now that his picture is in print Iain
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    Happy Birthday Stormin

    Happy birthday Norm, I hope you are having a fabulous day Iain