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    Surrey, England, UK.
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    Model Engineering, Tools, Repairing anything possible in Wood or Metal I can handle.
 
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Wow!, That all reminds me of 17th Oct 1987 at this end of the country. Hope you get straight soon with the damage repairs.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hi Norm, Sorry, I did not intend to make it look like an advertisment for a sale on here. I'll drop you a message when I get sorted.
  11. Nice job there! . .......I'll know who to ask about the JAP 2a if I have any probs with the one attached to a pile of rust that I've been asked to breathe mechanical life into.
  12. Nice project/machine. Always wanted to get my hands on a Blackburne. Shaft driven magneto br looks of it?. I presume you have all the info you need by now?. Do you know the Mower's age yet?.
  13. Hi Norm, Not a good experience when it happens. Those forks are the 'Achillies Heel' of the WH trans, considering the rest of it is built like a Victorian brick WC. At least the parts fit back together with a register for lining up again. Look's like there is a bit of wear around curved fork face as well Hope the weld job works ok to save money and get it fixed. I have the surplus C-120 8 speed trans sitting around and wondering if I could be bothered to put it on the Job List and open it up for an overhaul?. Too much on the go, so may just sell it on with my stock of new roller bearings etc, just to make space.
  14. Hi All, I've been advised that Paul at Meetens (UK) is planning to cease trading for health reasons. Don't expect to receive an immediate response for new orders etc. I, or someone hopefully will update this with any further news. Also, those who are into Mower/Engine parts etc, I believe Jon Cruse of Hailsham is struggling with health issues and may have to cease trading, but need to confirm this. Regards
  15. .........If anything.........That was the issue I was asked to sort out recently. A heavy bronze carb fitted to a small water cooled 1/2hp engine from 1923 and had been adapted to fit onto an early 1930s Lawnmower!!.- I actually found a Manual and parts list for the engine, but of course not one single available spare part. Failed to find anyone else online familiar with, or who had a similar ''N' type engine made by Stuart Turner. Several bits missing according to the parts list diagram and one item had fortunately been acquired from ebay...the all important Float Bowl (screw on) Lid. So I had to make and find the bits etc, so as it had not run for god knows how long, it was dismantled- Certainly overdue for a clean and repair. The small clip under the spring (bottom middle of above pic) should be fixed by solder to the float. It holds the needle at correct height.........duly fixed. Established that the large hollow brass nut (top left above) which acts as a sediment bowl should have a screened filter and a spring within. items (on left of next image) 4044/4045- The bits had to fit within these parts- So after a search for materials, a bit of lathe time and some soldering, I had the 'makins' of the necessaries- The 'Stove Pipe' top hat filter body was silver soldered together, so that I could soft solder the mesh to the bottom and sides. But not before it was subjected to some careful milling to put some 1/4"wide slots into the side wall. Appears to be some distortion in the image below which makes the filter body look crooked, but assure it is not. - I was lucky to find in my stock, a suitable spring to apply pressure to the filter and keep it all in contact with it's seat. That filter/sediment body nut is 1 inch A/F. So all done and ready to bolt on. Now super clean inside and favoured the patina to polish on a motor of this age- Oh and yes, I have the task of getting this thing running/working, along with another pile of broken rusty bits......I may be some time!. Regards
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