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Today Joseph and I hooked his tractors of choice out of storage for some Christmas workshop fun. A very diverse choice this year

 

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We last used this Westwood diesel back in 2010 and I can't remember what is wrong with it

 

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We last used the D-160 about 18mths ago and it has a number of electrical issues

 

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You may remember this Bolens Husky 1054 from John's. We have already invested a lot of time and parts into this tractor and still have lots to do

 

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Iain

 

 

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1 hour ago, Stormin said:

 Spoilt for choice a bit. But no doubt all three will be up and running by New Year. :D

And don't forget the photo's and video.  I know of a D-160 test driver if Joseph is too busy behind the camera. :yankchain:

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13 minutes ago, Alan said:

And don't forget the photo's and video.  I know of a D-160 test driver if Joseph is too busy behind the camera. :yankchain:

 

Alan, Calvin might be a tipsy from his glasses of Christmas sherries to be of any help......:yankchain: just thinking of the brambles event at RPT back in August...:lol:

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1 hour ago, Triumph66 said:

 

Alan, Calvin might be a tipsy from his glasses of Christmas sherries to be of any help......:yankchain: just thinking of the brambles event at RPT back in August...:lol:

I've just reminded Calvin about that Andrew.  He's still blaming me for not installing a guard to keep feet away from steering gear.  :banghead:  :hide:

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5 hours ago, HeadExam said:

Very nice upcoming projects, looking forward to all, but especially the Westwood diesel.

 

 

I am also looking forward to the Westwood D1200 as well. It was the first tractor I ever drove.

 

Here is a much younger me on the tractor, and tractor looked a lot better then (yes we do have two of them).

 

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In their day those diesel Westwoods were not exactly a “happy” machine. Rather typical of a diesel lump being dropped into a petrol chassis. Later on Countax had the same issue putting the Yanmar lump into the A20/50.  Westwoods suffered bad vibration, broken fuel pipes and chafed wiring and then ,  Fire!  If one saw a burnt out Westwood it was invariably a diesel!

 

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1 hour ago, Stormin said:

Well done. :thumbs:  Now what about the other two? :dunno:

 

Thanks Norm. We are currently working on the D-160 and so far have replaced the coil, points, condenser, HT lead, LT wiring and plug. It now has a decent spark and today we will be working on the fuel system.

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2 hours ago, Joseph said:

 

Thanks Norm. We are currently working on the D-160 and so far have replaced the coil, points, condenser, HT lead, LT wiring and plug. It now has a decent spark and today we will be working on the fuel system.

Half a Horse is looking forward to his big brother joining him at the shows. :) :poke:

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Tractor on fire :omg::jaw:

 

We rebuilt the fuel system and fitted a new fuel pipe on the D160. We then connected a new battery and started it up. It ran well for a couple of minutes, then smoke and flames started coming from under the battery tray. We switched the tractor off and investigated. The regulator had shorted out and ignited debris. It was a bit of a shock but fortunately only a new regulator is required, unless it has killed the stator.  

 

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12 hours ago, HeadExam said:

Those aren't cheap, hope you can source an aftermarket part, some of the original NOS stuff goes right of 60 dollars US, even aftermarket ones go 30

 

For the moment I have ordered one of the newer shaped aftermarket ones. I will be looking for a original but as you said, I will need to save up some money first.

 

In this country we have the extra joy of the Post Office for anything ordered overseas, unless it comes via ebay Global Shipping. Before Christmas I ordered something overseas which cost me £12, the Post Office then charged me £2 import duty and £8 handling fee, plus 20% tax, giving an overall import cost of £12 - 100% increase on the initial purchase price. The Post Office does have a massive hole in its pension scheme which it needs help with, but this is taking the biscuit.

 

Iain

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16 minutes ago, slf-uk said:

 

For the moment I have ordered one of the newer shaped aftermarket ones. I will be looking for a original but as you said, I will need to save up some money first.

 

In this country we have the extra joy of the Post Office for anything ordered overseas, unless it comes via ebay Global Shipping. Before Christmas I ordered something overseas which cost me £12, the Post Office then charged me £2 import duty and £8 handling fee, plus 20% tax, giving an overall import cost of £12 - 100% increase on the initial purchase price. The Post Office does have a massive hole in its pension scheme which it needs help with, but this is taking the biscuit.

 

Iain

Alexis de Tocqueville  was sent to America in 1831 by the French government to study many aspects of our government and wrote a book about his findings and comparing them to some of the problems Europe was facing due to a socialistic government. He believed one day America would fall to the same ways as more people demanded more for doing less. We are arriving at that state as we speak.

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