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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #225 on: April 30, 2023, 07:20:12 AM »
Hi John, not too  bad really! Can you send me a pic of what you have please!
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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #226 on: April 30, 2023, 06:33:01 PM »
Hi Phil
OK will do, Just hope I remember tomorrow :doh:

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« Reply #227 on: May 01, 2023, 07:26:10 AM »
No rush John, I will give you a gentle  reminder if  you do!
Phil
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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #228 on: May 02, 2023, 07:14:15 PM »
Hi Phil
message sent,
For some reason Attaching the photos does not work for me??

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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #229 on: May 06, 2023, 11:03:13 AM »
Hi All,
 A good week of  field work including pulling stumps and removing the much hated snowberry! Weather has been good till Friday when the heavens opened Thursday night, and it just kept rainind. After a hot and humid afternoon the heavens opened for a 20 minute downpour early evening. Keith was getting ready for Angelas trip to Germany to  judge at a dog show, so we scrapped all thoughts of getting any usefull work done on Friday, and I went off to the Electrical wholesalers with my bro to get the gear to wire the shed, or as mike calls it, The British legion Hall  Keith and Angela  will return Monday afternoon, so we will be back at it Tuesday, but the weather doesnt look good!
Phil, in rainy steamy East Yorkshire!
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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #230 on: May 13, 2023, 11:21:55 AM »
Hi All,
I was off sick with my non covid ailment again, could be the OSR pollen which fills the air at the moment, or could be just hay fever, there is a high pollen count at the moment, and it always makes me  flu-ish for a couple of days! I get the wiring of the mains to disboards finished in the "shed" at Cambrai Covers, and then Friday I get to spend some time in the workshop, and make a start on the latest machine lamp!
Phil, in wet and windy (again) East Yorkshire.
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« Reply #231 on: May 20, 2023, 11:05:11 AM »
Hi all!
Another week of mainly field  work with a quick few repairs in the workshop, the Toro tractor is running well now and although the exhaust comes off at one point, it is an easy repair, and also a permanent one!the only problem now is the self closing throttle, which is a pain,  and it still tends to set off a bit suddenly as the clutch is released, more adjustment needed, but it is doing really good work at the moment! We get a bit of a surprise when we look into one  of our unused tin sheds!! We have given the bramble area another closer cut and also the grass, and all is looking really good, we haven't finished yet,, but the end is in sight!
Phil, in cloudy but hot East Yorkshire.
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« Reply #232 on: May 27, 2023, 11:24:00 AM »
Hi all!
Another week  of fun and Jollity in the blazing sun!, we have a burn, and then start to prepare the new dog run it the field, it is all beginning to take shape and become tidy, although the battle with the spring growth is ongoing the whole place looks so much better. We willl finish the new kennel block next week, and then it is back onto the remaining clearing of the brambles near the entrance and up the hill! Another few weeks and I can crawl back into the workshop and lick my wounds! Actually, both physically and mentally I feel so much better than I was a few months ago!
Phil, in very warm and sunny East Yorkshire
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« Reply #233 on: June 03, 2023, 11:02:25 AM »
Hi all!
A week of persistent breakdowns, caused by lack of maintenance, misuse and general daftness on my part! I had a feeling the Fordson radiator was leaking again, and as I was cutting the grass with it it began to overheat slightly, and then the governor failed!! Unfortunately when a Simms vacuum governor fails, the pump suddenly goes flat out and gives the engine as much fuel as it can! So the engine goes to max revs, a huge cloud of black smoke comes out of the exhaust. I grabbed the stop button and when all had come to a halt, started it again with the same result! nothing to do but leave it in the middle of the field and go and order the parts. We got it fixed and fitted the new radiator, but it started on three cylinders,, and sounded a bit rough, but came onto 4 as soon as I drove it and remained on 4 even at tickover. Time will tell if there is any permanent damage, and if there is, I will fix it!
Phil
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Re: My week this week, my workshop videos!
« Reply #234 on: June 03, 2023, 12:21:09 PM »
Bad luck with the Fordson Major Phil - I hope you sort it quickly.

By chance I was 're-purposing' some Fordson Major 3 point link pins today to make my 'JCB slew pot reinstallation press'

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« Reply #235 on: June 04, 2023, 07:18:41 AM »
I Noticed Andrew!  they are bloody hard arent they! When I was working on the 3 point on mine I had to really pound the pins to  get them out of the fixed/sliding part of the arms, to my amazement they did not swell one iota, and are now back where they were originally put in 1955! Tractor seems to be fine, I may get another cut sometime next week, and then I will know for sure, but you can bet I will be checking the water before I start it, to make sure it hasn't gone anywhere else, and opening the decompressor to clear the cylinders before I start it! Having said that, a friend of mine in the next village ran a Major for many years with leaky liners, and used to drain the coolant into a container when he had finished with it, and put it back immediately before next use, it only leaked when it was stood!
Phil
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