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    Rural past times

    Maybe Calvin had too many glasses of Sherry
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    Another Bolens for the collection

    Alain, I am not sure they are getting any better but if you think so that great, thanks Alan and Andrew, thanks for your support Sadily dad is becoming redundant. Gone are the days when Joseph would just watch me, sometimes I now get pushed out of the way and he takes over Over the weekend I expect we will finally finishing editing the video from the summer RPT show and if I recall correctly, you all have staring roles. Time to hide Iain
  3. I picked up another Bolens today but unfortunately I can't post any pictures ATM due to a problem with my account. Picture will follow I promise... Many thanks to Chris for flagging it to me even though he had to listen to my wife's rants. Us Bolens boys hunt as a pack and we agree who is going to go for a tractor. That way we don't end up bidding against mates. Tractor is a Bolens HT20 which only has 1400 hours. I have been after another HT for years so I am very chuffed. It had been outside for a while but I got it started and drove onto the trailer. I have no idea where I am going to store it but that is tomorrows problem. Iain
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    New Toy MF7E

    Great find Ewan, I love it. Iain
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    You can never have enough sheds...

    You have done a great job Paul, it looks really good. I hope that ply shelf was cut to the correct length Iain
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    Happy Birthday pmackellow.

    Happy birthday Paul, I hope you had a great day. It was good to see you and Wendy today Iain
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    Happy birthday CubCadet

    Happy birthday Ewan, I hope you have a great day. Iain
  8. 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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    Wheelhorse snowblower

    Great progress Chris. Some of those parts look very difficult to paint. Are you spraying them or brush? Iain
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    Imperial clevis fork supplier

    Great, thanks for the information. Iain
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    Multiplying Mowett Mustangs !!

    Great find Paul. Probably better if I do not show this to Joseph as one of these is on his wish list Iain
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    Happy Birthday Alain.

    Hapy birthday Alain, I hope you are having a great day Iain
  13. The event is only 40 miles away from where I live 😬
  14. On Friday I had a quick trip to see Alan, John and Chris (The Showman), stopping off on the way to drop off a Bolens to the other Chris (Bolens Chris as my lad calls him). It was fantastic to meet up with them all again. I picked up a Bolens 1054 which I am sure a number of you have seen before. A couple of pictures of the tractor after it arrived safe in Norfolk, the home of Bolens tractors in the UK It is a 1054-03 which I believe means that it was made in 1972. Iain
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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