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  1. Thanks for the pics Norm. Well laid out garden with interesting implements. Imagine a 'Forth Bridge Painting' regime to keep them all fresh looking like that.
  2. Very nice work Toma, I'm impressed. I like the extra fuel can stowage idea/design. I'm sure it drives a well as it looks.
  3. Bumped his topic as I had to make more improvements to it's condition. Plus I need to excercise the hands caused by R/Arthritis, so glad to get back into the workshop. The spindle/chuck mounting bodge of a cut off piece of bolt shown in earlier pics was just not good enough. I made a new complete spindle from 3/4" (19.05mm) dia silver steel. Set up in the lathe and acurate to within 2 ten thousandths of an inch (0.00508mm) over it's length. Pic below is after machining the chuck thread on the end- Comparision of the old and newly machined spindle ends- After measuring, I found I could reduce the length of the 3/16" (4.75mm) wide cut slot for the new one, which produces a better bearing surface. the chuck thread for the English made Jacobs chuck is 1/2" x 20 tpi UNF, and the smaller diameter top end threaded 3/8" Whitworth. Both were screwcut on the lathe (my 1st attempt at power feed screwcutting)- Did a check with a 5/16" (7.95mm) diameter long Dowel Pin fitted in the chuck while still on the lathe and it had only 0.0015" (0.038mm) runout at 1.5 inches (38mm) from the chuck jaws!, so pretty good allowing for the age of the chuck. Did the same after fitting back into the drill and adjusting lower bearing clearance, I got 0.003" deflection while applying a side load, so I am more than happy now with it's condition. Regards
  4. Made up a holder for it so it can be stowed out of the way- Job done.
  5. Thought I'd add another find to this old Topic. Acquired another pressure feed 'Oiler' for a 'Fiver' (uk£5.) It was amongst a box of bits from a shed clearance. It was in a bit of mess, seized and badly beaten- Initial clean up to see what I had revealed it was another Lucas Oiler from the 1920s. Diameter is 1. 1/2" (38mm) to give you an idea of size. All I could do was bite the bullet and desolder it all and reduce to constituant parts and see if I could clean it out and repair it back to working order. After a few days work, I had reduced it to this- I managed to remove some serious dents to improve appearance, but will always have the scars of use/misuse to show it's age. I had to overcome a problem with reassembly due to not being able to solder some internal joints and ensure they held in the right place and soldered/sealed together. So I hard soldered some parts and so able to ensure it all went ok when 'Closing up' the 5 other soft soldered parts/joints all at the same time . The bronze 3/8" dia ball is a replacement, as the original steel one looked more like a large lump of weld spatter. So I lapped the new one to it's seat for a good non-return seal. New leather washers made for the plunger and filler- As usual, the end cap and threaded section was missing, so I reproduced a nozzle and cap. The cap having a leather pad in it to seal it when screwed on. After several flushes with acid, soapy water and dried out, it had the plunger sealing washer greased, piston oiled/primed and filled. No leaks and can now deliver a single drop or stream under pressure at any angle. The fine nozzle can displace the small ball in oil nipples to lubricate, rather than have a cumbersome Grease gun type nozzle which is useless in confined places on machines. So that's the Lucas Oiler No 36 given a new life and will have a copper 'Holster' to safely stow it on the Lathe or Mill in the workshop.
  6. Can't ID it positively. It could have been imported. Monro Ltd imported/distrubuted SIMAR cultivator units from Switzerland initially, and then produced their own version of a Cultivator late 40s/early 50s. Suggest you check the thread form on a bolt/nut to see it is Metric, Imperial or Unified (U.S) and may give you a clue. Not sure if they produced their own Seeders, but looks way 'over engineered' for post war UK to me, compared to other models I've seen. Look's like it had a lid on the hopper initially due to the unfaded paint line on the front. Are you giving it the full treatment?.
  7. Thanks for checking anyway Ray. I'll send a PM to Chris (Showman) in the hope he sees it. Last resort is to get Roly to buy 'States side'. At the moment, he robbed 3 from his C-141 to cut the grass!. Regards
  8. Yeah, thanks Norm. I thought about it, but didn't want to impose on his reajustment to normality. Don't think he comes on here very often nowadays?. I'll give it a few days and send a PM. Regards.
  9. As a result of a panic email from Roly who bought my C-120 back in 2018, he is desperate for these bolts. He needs 3-5 if anyone in UK has spares to part with?. Failed large in the Annual Service checks/requirements 3 years running and has just noticed he's lost 3 bolts !!!.....and nearly a wheel. Any help will be most gratefully received in directing him to a UK source of spares. Regards.
  10. Good to hear they let him out. Hopefully based on overall improvement and not on parole!!. Please pass on my regards when possible Alan. Regards
  11. Really hoping he pulls through this and able to get back on the W Horses very soon. please pass on my best wishes to him/family.
  12. Well done Nigel. An awesome building/workshop to turn out your awesome projects in . As for condensation, looks like there is still a lot of moisture to remove before it's fully dry at this time of year. Wish you many happy hours in it.
  13. Wow!, That all reminds me of 17th Oct 1987 at this end of the country. Hope you get straight soon with the damage repairs.
  14. Long time since I posted. Norm, yes. Although since i said that, my chances of actually making them is diminishing. The wrist joints are a real issue now and holding up my progress on many things. Prioritising this project has now brought it to nearly finished stage. Last week, it took 2 days to mask off the rear wheel sides and strakes (treads) to etch prime/paint the faces of the rims- Need to dull off the front rims next With this back together on wheels, I finished making the alternative drawbar for the Water Cart so it can be 'hitched up'. Trial fit to check levels- Hoses and plumbing to do on this next. Regards
  15. Thought I'd just add an update, as it has been a while and only recently able to progress with this one. It does not really fit in this forum section as a project. So just to say that I've got it nearly all back together. When it is properly running, I'll add it to the 'Other Garden Machines' section
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