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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2021, 10:39:22 AM »
In the runup to the weekend, My wife comes to help, and lets face it I need it, most of my freinds say "Phil, get help" so she will be coming for at least a couple of days a week so we can get on top of the sorting out and selling of the remaining "stuff" and then finish the shower and the tea room! You can't beat having a room, just for TEA!
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« Reply #101 on: April 28, 2021, 05:27:06 PM »
Monday was rolling along nicely when I got a reminder about the B&S engine on the Mountfield garden tractor, and so the ststarter gets a service, then the shelves go up and get filled, the bonnet is painted, and we have the inevitable tidy up. They say you cant make an omlette without breaking a few eggs, I tend to fall face first into a whole tray of them, but it all comes out well in the end!
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« Reply #102 on: May 01, 2021, 12:33:53 PM »
Thursday went well, and we made huge inroads into the final stage of sorting out, and getting ready for the bay or the dump! Friday went belly up when I was led up the garden path by a faulty ethernet cable tester, and spent hours of headscratching in the belief that my RJ45 pliers were not crimping properly, when the problem was actually a broken track on the tester PCB, which is eminently repairable! I don't often use it, and the last time I used it there was no problem! Above all, you MUST have test equipment you can rely on or you plunge down a rabbit hole of doubt and delusion, sounds just like my life story!
Phil, still sunny, still chilly, still Langtoft, East Yorkshire
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« Reply #103 on: May 05, 2021, 04:30:48 PM »
Fixing a VW camper, stripping printers for steel rod, and finally getting the toro 2CV engine running properly! I did drive it backwards and forwards in the workshop, but turned the camera off when I thought I was turning it on, what a plonker! It is seriously a relief that I have got to the bottom of the problem, carb was dry, and fuel pump not lifting fuel, so we know if it will not restart in a few days time that the pump valves are suspect, and the fuel is draining back to the tank. The moral of the story is don't leave engines standing for 20 years, and then expect to put them back into service without a bit of a fight!
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« Reply #104 on: May 08, 2021, 11:15:38 AM »
The big "use it or get rid" continues. The final clearout is nigh! an accumulation of may years of "that will be usefull" collecting is finally ended when I realise that it wasn't! To be fair, a lot of this is left over from our auction visiting days, when the auctioneer would look at us and offer us "something mechanical" for 50p or a pound! We did use or resell an enomous amount, this is just the dregs, and a lot of it has a date with the scrap man en route to a chinese melting pot! It will be back before you know it, or else maybe blocking a canal somewhere on its way back!
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« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2021, 03:57:52 PM »
At last the Toro project draws to a close, the bonnet goes back on, and the grass deck is refitted, I simplify the new belt fitting problem,  and cogitation takes place over a mechanism to operate the existing belt pulleys as a jockey wheel to turn the drive on and off, and then from out of the ether, Inspiration!
Enjoy!
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« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2021, 04:50:53 PM »
in a word brill

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« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2021, 12:07:09 PM »
Thanks Bob, I am blushing!!
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« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2021, 12:07:45 PM »
Another two days tidying up, but first a trip to the scrapyard for a weigh in, and then to fix my Mondeo door mirror, which fell out after standing all day in the sun, I had to make a new backplate because when I replaced it previously I tried to remove the broken mirror, and ended up damaging the backplate. It was.......challenging! If you break yours, stick the new one over it!!
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« Reply #109 on: May 22, 2021, 11:34:15 AM »
Hi all, I was ill Monday/Tuesday with post covid jab flu, so it is a short week this week! Managed to get the jockey pulley mechanism built and working, as usual there were interruptions, and little jobs to fit in between, but I just have a handle to fit to the top of the operating arm, and a gate for the lever, and tis done! I also fail miserably at mig weld filming!, I will go back to the old method, which worked well!
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« Reply #110 on: May 26, 2021, 05:11:43 PM »
I get the jockey pulley mechanism for the grass deck drive finshed, and really that is the end of the Toro project, apart from paint, alternator bearings, and an annoying oil leak from the sump plug, Will this project never end! Then on Wednesday, Andy comes over fot the day and we start the "antique" trycicle build! Curioser and curioser!!
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« Reply #111 on: May 29, 2021, 01:23:45 PM »
I get the trycicle forks Tigged up, but not without problems, the metal is very dirty, and also I didnt notice that the argon was running low, so that probably didn't help, but I could see black nasties bubbling out of the old forgings, not surprising, but we persevered and got there in the end, and then back to the tidy up, which is going really well and will soon be finished, Once I have filtered out the sdrap, and the rubbish, it is on to selling of what I don't need!
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« Reply #112 on: June 05, 2021, 10:01:07 AM »
A short week due to bank holiday, but lots crammed in to this video, some bench repairs, a homelite strimmer, a karcher K2 pressure wash, and then theres the oil tank swap up at Keiths, replacing the top bearing in the Harrison mill vertical head, and then Richard Kirkman arrives to make a T nut for the topslide of his Colchester Student in order to fit a Quick change toolpost! all  these jobs in only four days! A busy week, and lots of fun was had by all!
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« Reply #113 on: June 09, 2021, 02:50:04 PM »
Clean all the machines down after Fridays furious T nut machining session, and find out that 304 stainless is not magnetic! then on to the tractor, new bearings go in the alternator, the oil leak gets sorted, and finally strip the grass deck and its operating mechanism for repainting. In the meantime, the heavens open, and Langtoft floods!
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« Reply #114 on: June 12, 2021, 01:09:20 PM »
I finish the cleanup on all the grass deck parts, and then go up to the field, and repair a Hayter mower, and a westwood garden tractor, the sandblasted deck comes home on Friday, and we get all the priming finished!
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« Reply #115 on: June 19, 2021, 09:53:15 AM »
Monday was ok, got on well. Tuesday the car failed its MOT on emissions, and is BER! Wednesday, bought a new(to me) car. Thursday I got some more work done, and Friday, took the new motor for a 60 mile round trip for my wife's appointment. Luckily there was half a tank of fuel in it, as I discovered that I couldn't undo the filler door! All fixed in this video! The wheelhorse grass deck gets finished, and looks really good! My stress level is subsiding!

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« Reply #116 on: June 26, 2021, 10:44:26 AM »
Yes, unbelievable but true, the Wheel horse 2CV tractor is complete, the project is finished, now all that remains to do is take it to the field and see what breaks first! In order to do this however, we must first find the gateway, which has disapeared under a jungle of head high brambles and nettles, so out come the strimmers, and in we go!!
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« Reply #117 on: June 30, 2021, 04:00:35 PM »
I start the Fordson rebuild with fitting a new water pump, and almost immediately, it all goes wrong, and then goes right again, but I get the cowl bonnet and radiator off, and then have a problem with an innacesible bolt on the pump, but persistence (and bodging) pays off in the end, the pump fits, but there is a difference in the pulley arrangment which means I need to get another pulley, but ebay comes up trumps!
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« Reply #118 on: July 01, 2021, 07:06:19 AM »
Hermetic,
I felt quite nostalgic when I saw your Fordson Major! I had one in '75, it was only 19yars old, it had bad valve guide seals, which showered you wit oil gong up hill under load! The throttle shaft through the block leaked water into the sump, but it started on a 1/4 of a turn on the crankshaft!

I loved that old tractor!!

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« Reply #119 on: July 01, 2021, 11:05:07 AM »
Here is mine that I sold seven years ago:





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« Reply #120 on: July 01, 2021, 01:02:25 PM »
Thanks Chaps, mine is a 1955 tractor with a later 59 or 60 service replacement engine, and is also an excellent starter, but They were renowned easy to start machines, even in cold weather. The only job I am not looking forward to is draining the rear axle to clean the hydraulic filter!. Got the water pump refitted today after making new bolts (whitworth!!) as the old ones were too short due to the thicker casting on the new pump. The pulley is set for delivery tomorrow, and then next week I will be able to see if I need to make up spacers to get the pulley to line up with the crank pulley, and the fan blades to line up with the cowl. I need a hydraulic press!!
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« Reply #121 on: July 01, 2021, 09:16:41 PM »
Thanks Chaps, mine is a 1955 tractor with a later 59 or 60 service replacement engine, and is also an excellent starter, but They were renowned easy to start machines, even in cold weather. The only job I am not looking forward to is draining the rear axle to clean the hydraulic filter!. Got the water pump refitted today after making new bolts (whitworth!!) as the old ones were too short due to the thicker casting on the new pump. The pulley is set for delivery tomorrow, and then next week I will be able to see if I need to make up spacers to get the pulley to line up with the crank pulley, and the fan blades to line up with the cowl. I need a hydraulic press!!
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Whitwort bolts? UNC surely! 55 threads will quite often go into 60 threaded holes!

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« Reply #122 on: July 03, 2021, 04:55:02 AM »
Well yes Matt, thats what I would have thought, but the whit die fitted the old bolts perfectley without shaving the flanks,  so They are made and fitted, and seem to be fine! I think UNC is something I will have to look out for in the tap and die field! I have UNF (actually SAE) in the shape of a massive ex WD set from 1942. We used that set to thread Richards T nut.
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« Reply #123 on: July 03, 2021, 05:13:58 AM »
The true test is to find a 1/2" bolt on the machine. If it's 12 tpi it's Whitworth and if it's 13 then it's UNC
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« Reply #124 on: July 03, 2021, 05:14:28 AM »
Thanks for the videos Andrew, they are a good machine, just about every farm I can think of in the locality had at least one in the sixties, it was their "BIG" tractor! Yours of course sports it's original wheels, whereas mine is blessed (?) with a pair of JCB wheels with the centre reinforcments, blessed that is until you need to buy new tyres! the ones that are on it at the moment are fine for the grass work I have to do with it, and are worn to a point where they will provide much more grip than a grass tyre, without leaving deep vee ruts. Unfortunately they are perished and have some large splits in between the ribs, so I think I feel a large purchase coming on :-( I will go for part worns if I can get them.
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