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    Cub Cadet got a reaction from Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Great work Norm! 
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Bit cold and damp today, but with a bit of working between workshop and kitchen, I got the underneath of the bonnet primed and top coated. Took it into the kitchen to warm up, paint in hot water, spray outside, into kitchen to dry. Repeat five times.
     

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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Removed it from the bench today and took some photo's outside.
     



     
     After a clean up in the workshop I turned my attention to the antivibration engine plate.

     
    Got it primed and top coated.

     
      Next it was the turn of the bonnet/hood. Borrowed  SWMBO's hair dryer, (with permission) and removed the stickers from the sides. Followed that with a good going  over with Turpentine substitute, then rubbed down with emery cloth.
     
      The photo' below shows how the paint has faded over the last 36 years.
     
     
      That was it for today. 
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Starting to look like a tractor again.
     
    Seat base painted and fitted.

     
    High back seat that was originally on the Black Horse. Cleaned p not to bad later with a wipe with white spirit.

     
    Even fitted a pair of rear lights that have been on the shelf for some time. They'll be wired up later.

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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Three coats of top coat on fender and footplates. Also some skateboard grippy applied to the footplates. Footplates mounted on the tractor.
     

     
    Remembered to put the drive belt on, so I don't have to take things off again to fit it.

     

     
     Got the seat base and brackets primed. Split pins in the seat plate suspension bits are rusted in solid. Had to snap the ends off to get the parts out. One spring escaped to hide somewhere in the workshop.
     I know there's a bit of difference in the paint colours, but I couldn't get spray cans in exact match. But two tone's good.
     
     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    In between  putting up Christmas lights, I managed to get a bit of painting done. Three coats of primer on footplates, drive belt guard and fender.
     
    The footplate on the right is going to get a touch of filler. I should have done it in the first place.
     



     
    Into the kitchen to fully dry overnight. Hopefully get the top coats on tomorrow.
     

     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Today got the tower fitted, PTO lever, fuel tank and several other bits fitted. Also some more of the smaller parts painted.



     
    Now below is a little idea I had. If left unused for a few days, starting up could take a while. So boat primer bulb fitted. Access through a hole in the fender under the seat. And yes. I need a new gaiter for the gear lever.

     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Got the tower painted and on today. The external panels will be done again, as it turned damp and humid. But I try assembled to see how it was looking. The paint work looks a bit odd, but that's down to the light in the workshop and camera flash. Honest!
     
     Back up on the bench. Saves the old back.

     
     Assembled the lift lever, clutch and parking brake mechanism. More parts to clean up and paint now.
     
     
     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Front tyres were getting past their sell by date and also the wheel bearings. So into Carlisle this morning and bought replacements.
     
    Modified spindles done a while ago.

     
    Trailer hub.

     
    Trailer wheel and tyre.

     
    Looking good.

     
    Back on all fours.

     
     Approximately £50 more than replacement turf tyres and new wheel bearings.
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Managed a couple of hours this afternoon.
     
    Rear wheels on.

     
    Tower lower half stripped. The lift lever shaft and centre refused to part. Not a problem though.

     
    And some small parts primed.

     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to nigel in Trojan mk1   
    Just finished this there was a lot of bits missing and it was in a terrible state when I bought it , I have put a clutch on it so it’s now press and go ,made the gearing for 6 mph flat out thanks to twitch for decals, and Angus for the engine.






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    Cub Cadet reacted to Wonkey18 in MARTIN MARKHAM COLT DELUX FOR SALE   
    Hi all I have a Martin markham cold delux for sale, it has the original v5 and number plates from 1968...
     
    it it has been recently restored with a bill for over £700 for parts and labour. 
     
    It it also comes with a rotavator.
     
    im looking for £1200 or nearest offer located in Liskeard, Cornwall 





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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Paint's taking a long time to dry due to the cold and damp air. But progress is being made.
     
    Chassis and trans' back together though still a bit tacky in places.

     
    Special dispensation from SWMBO to bring smaller parts into the kitchen to dry.

     
     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    Top coat applied this morning by brush. Tor Agricultural Enamel. International Red. 
     

     

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    Cub Cadet got a reaction from Triumph66 in Rare wheel horse tractor   
    Awesome find! Yes they are rare in the UK and I can't believe this was in a scrap yard! good save. The tractor looks fairly complete which is good, much better than my RJ58 was when i got it. A good site for wheel horses and possible help with spares is wheelhorseforum.com 
     
    With regards to a serial number, they were printed on a foil sticker on the top of the chassis rail, just behind the inside of the bonnet. At least thats where they are on an RJ, they were quite often lost unfortunately.
     
    Good luck!
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    Cub Cadet got a reaction from Triumph66 in Rare wheel horse tractor   
    Awesome find! Yes they are rare in the UK and I can't believe this was in a scrap yard! good save. The tractor looks fairly complete which is good, much better than my RJ58 was when i got it. A good site for wheel horses and possible help with spares is wheelhorseforum.com 
     
    With regards to a serial number, they were printed on a foil sticker on the top of the chassis rail, just behind the inside of the bonnet. At least thats where they are on an RJ, they were quite often lost unfortunately.
     
    Good luck!
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    Cub Cadet reacted to 4x4forks in Poor Starting. Give up and start again   
    Block is back with new liners . Apparently it took all a 10 ton press could do with a hot block and frozen liners. once in then machined to correct size for standard rings. Quick coat of fresh paint and now start to replace all bearings.


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    Cub Cadet reacted to the showman in Wheelhorse snowblower   
    Made some good progress today after getting it off the bench,  i put it on a sack trolley and got it from the workshop to under the carport.
    It was quite easy to fit it into the quick hitch on the front of the Raider 12, the flag was easy to fit on the lift lever and all I had to do was put a 1/2" spacer on the lift rod to get a bit more height.
    The next hour was spent looking through all my belts and was lucky to find one that fitted.
    Bolted some more bits on so the parts box is almost empty and as darkness fell I fired the tractor up and ran the blower, spinning well and fast and the best bit the right way.





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    Cub Cadet reacted to Rhiash in Rare wheel horse tractor   
    We were sold this and told it was a 1958 rj-58 but then told it may be s 1961 model can any one help? I’m in the uk and looking for parts to restore 


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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in More Red Stuff.   
    "I need more room", he says. "I'll have to sell some stuff", he says.
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    Cub Cadet reacted to the showman in More Red Stuff.   
    As some of you know I bought a couple of Toro GWT's earlier in the year, one complete that I sold on and one brand new that I'm keeping.
    On a previous visit to my friends place and having a rummage in the yard I found the other one and it seemed silly not to have it as a spares tractor.
    Its been stored since the late 70s and in a sorry state but it's all there and was well worth the money.










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    Cub Cadet reacted to Stormin in C-125 Rebuild.   
    My C-125 have done stirling work since I got it about 7 years ago. Mowing the green and verges where I live and towing trailer loads of wood. The only things I have done to it, is to replace the head gasket a couple of years back, a stack exhaust and recently AG rear tyres. It does use some oil though. Having to top it up after a couple of hours running.
     
      This how she looked when purchased. There is a rear discharge deck that I had to rebuild in the first year of ownership. You can see it to the right of the workshop doors.
     

     
      For some time I've been saying I'll give it a good going over. Having acquired some engine parts of Richard (Anglo Traction), I thought I'd better make a start ready for next season. It won't be a show room job, so don't expect one. Bit pointless when it's a worker, but an engine rebuild and a tidy up. Plus anything else I find needs doing..
      So today the strip down began.
     

     

     

     
      Bonnet/hood removed. Wiring to the engine disconnected along with cables and seat plus fender.
     
     
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    Cub Cadet reacted to pmackellow in Newark Tractor and Heritage Show   
    Home now from the last show for us for 2018,
     
    We took some Ransomes machines to support our mates running the themed Horticultural section and a couple of machines
    for the VHGMC stand
     
    The themed display is for Wheelhorse next year so perhaps some of you may be tempted ? 
    We will hopefully be taking 3...
     
    Here's some photos from the 2018 show...
     
































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    Cub Cadet reacted to Westie1 in Homemade WH deck   
    So I've just picked up this c141 and it has a deck with it which appears home made. It weighs a ton and looks very well built. 
    Thought it may be of interest to see before it goes on eBay after a wire brushing.


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    Cub Cadet reacted to kpthorsefan in Wheelhorse snow plough/ dozer blade 42"   
    A photo of it on the C 141...

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