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  1. expeatfarmer

    Good Wood Revival Settrington Cup

    Wow ! All you could ask for !
  2. expeatfarmer

    Good Wood Revival Settrington Cup

    Built in Wales as a means of employing injured ex miners. They made the J40 cars on the film and also a single seater racer known as the Pathfinder these are very rare and make £4-5000 when restored.
  3. expeatfarmer

    Rare wheel horse tractor

    I bet that Father Xmas was a popular chap this year what a great present well done!
  4. expeatfarmer

    Happy BD Ransomes 256

    All the best Neil plenty of cake !
  5. expeatfarmer

    Happy BD Fife Pooman.

    Happy birthday too to the Fife PLOOMAN
  6. expeatfarmer

    A couple of 'mystery' tools

    Top one is for squeezing as many parcels as possible into a Christmas stocking. Lower one is for trimming reindeer toe nails !
  7. expeatfarmer

    Battery power retro fit.

    Ransomes actually built an electric version that was mains powered via an umbilical power lead I think it was sometime in the 40's
  8. expeatfarmer

    Wheel horse fergie

    Nothing wrong with growing pumpkins!!!!
  9. expeatfarmer

    And you thought Manchester United was tough

    Friendly lot these Christians !
  10. expeatfarmer

    Happy Birthday Stormin

    Have a good one Norman.
  11. expeatfarmer

    Ransomes mg2 Carb

    Brilliant Well Done. Percy Verance wins again.
  12. expeatfarmer

    Ransomes mg2 Carb

    I have had this problem several times when starting MG2 that have been stood for a long time. When starting try " bouncing" the engine against the compression a few times effectively repeating multiple inlet strokes before a pull over TDC. The other thing I always find needed is to flood the carb on the tickler to what you would think is excessive. It seems to take a few revs on flood petrol before it draws fuel up the venturi jets.
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    How Does This Help

    You said it ! There are very few people in " authority " for whom respect is appropriate virtually every aspect has been corrupted or abused in some way.
  14. expeatfarmer

    New Manifolds

    Thanks just shows though that if you are not convinced then a second opinion may save your life.
  15. expeatfarmer

    New Manifolds

    Some time ago I recall there being a song saying that age was about your mnd making appointments your body can't keep. Two weeks ago the drive coupling on my Ransomes digger failed, I disconnected the engine and lifted it sideways on to a tressle. Changed the coupling and lifted the engine back. The next day I felt unwell with indigestion and went to the doctors. Net result was an emergency blue light dash to Newcastle for a triple heart bi pass, turns out that ten years ago a similar event had happened but the arrogant consultant in Carlisle fobbed it off and sent me home with Gaviscon whereas what had happened was two arteries had failed and for ten years I have been running on one cylinder instead of three. Lifting the engine which I have done loads of times before just proved the final straw for the one artery that was doing all the work. Thankfully I am now home again and on the mend but it was a close call. The moral of my story is that firstly hospital consultants are not the gods that some of them like to think, some of them are absolute genius and once you get to a certain age perhaps lifting big engines around unaided is a bit of a daft thing to do !