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    Cleaning out is hard to do, especially when you find something you had forgotten you had, then remembered what you were going to use it for and realize you still want to use it.

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    Thats the Problem Charles, and you always want something the week after you chucked it out!!
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    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!
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    Phil In High humidity, early monsoon, East Yorkshire

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    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!!
    Phil, The rain has got warmer in East Yorkshire

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    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!
    Phil, enduring the late spring hail and ice storms in East Yorkshire

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    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!!
    Phil, The rain has got colder in East Yorkshire

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    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!
    Phil, bathed in sunshine in East Yorkshire!

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    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!
    Phil, Summer at least in East Yorkshire, but the monsoon is coming!



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    Looks like an interesting video, will have to watch it later tonight.

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    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!
    Phil, in East Yorkshire, sunny and hot, with occasional floods!

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    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!
    Phil, in scorching East Yorkshire

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    This is the busy season for mower repair, all the work that was to be done in winter and didnt get done comes back to haunt us... have a great weeekend.

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    Too true Charles, not only my own, but others as well, it has turned wet now, and the grass is shooting up!
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    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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    Hope your feet are drying out, thanks for sharing.

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    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!!
    Phil, Dodging the raindrops in East Yorkshire!

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    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!
    Phil, in damp and humid East Yorkshire

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    I get the water pump fitted to the Fordson, have one of my tidy ups, and then have a look at the topper and see what we will need to join the two together, I have the driveshaft, but quite a lot of the heavy metalwork on the topper is bent, and one of the flail cutters is stiff, so in we go! I need a new top link, and immediately immersing myself in the mysterious world of tractor subculture, I learn that I may need a cat 1 top link.......maybe, and also some bigger pins for the bottom link connections, and some bottom link arm balls, as mine are worn out (Fnar Fnar) I get the driveshaft sliding in and out (Fnar fnar again) after a generous application of lube (what else?) but the safety cover for the driveshaft is missing, and as they are all plastic, and £70! I may have a look at making one. It has obviously been used without one, but it obviously needs one to keep it safe, I will see what I can come up with, we may have some plastic turning to do!
    Phil, in the East Yorkshire rain forest, on a jungle taming course!

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    The Fordson Major E1A refurb continues, with some Time spent hammering the Big Bee topper straight again! Another short week I am afraid. Had two lost days for trips to York, so much for getting a full week in!, lots of dirty work done, and the panels go off for blasting, water pump pulley arrives, and thank goodness it fits! I only just seem to have started this project, and it is really coming together. I shall be painting and power washing next week! It all came together on Friday when I took all the parts for Blasting and got a top link and pins for the tractor from my local Agri merchants, Scrutons of Foxholes!! Cheaper than the internet!
    Phil, in damp and humid East Yorkshire

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    This weeks highlights are sidetracks and interuptions!, and tales of the work I intended to do, but others had other ideas! My antique dealer mate turned up with four boxes of what is known as (in the trade) "Donkey" too good to throw away, but difficult to sell into anything but the small item collectors market, which functions very much on personal taste rather than any known make or value of item! On the basis of, "if you dont like it, burn it" I accepted it for cleaning and listing, but I am not sure I would do it again, because of the time it takes! I got the bushes that I need for the topper made and fitted, and some other little jobs like straightening drawbar pins done, but the sandblasting isn't ready yet, so I may end up putting the radiator back on the tractor on monday, and moving it outside for a steam clean, and to fit the girder trolley, so I can lift the topper, so that I can get it all put togther! Onward!
    Phil in blisteringly hot East Yorkshire, 27 deg today!!


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