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Forum: Restorations Section 03-09-18, 10:27 PM
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
I noticed the crank wobble, and thought it must...

I noticed the crank wobble, and thought it must be a trick of the camera. I wonder how it happened. I wonder if it is anything to do with the crank reduced diameter at the mains ? Nice engine by the...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 22-08-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Hi Hamish we're going Friday for the day, I have...

Hi Hamish we're going Friday for the day, I have never shown an engine there, as I can't quite persuade Mrs. P to spend a whole week !!

Getting quite excited now.
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 22-08-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Lucien I think you will enjoy it, it's an amazing...

Lucien I think you will enjoy it, it's an amazing day out. There are some nice dynamos on the showmans engines, if that's your bag.

Mark
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 21-08-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
"GDSF" equals "Great Dorset Steam Fair" Tony, on...

"GDSF" equals "Great Dorset Steam Fair" Tony, on the A354, just outside Blandford Forum in Dorset. Now in it's 50th year, I believe.

It's been known as GDSF since I were a lad, as the full title...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 21-08-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By PuttPuttBang
We will be there as usual. Hope to say hello to...

We will be there as usual. Hope to say hello to Martin (ListerM) as last year.
Forum: Member's Vehicles 18-08-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,914
Posted By PuttPuttBang
How much do you wish to spend ? HGV low loader...

How much do you wish to spend ? HGV low loader with Hiab crane would be my ideal towing tool, I could get some real big stuff then. Alternatively if you have a 500 budget and will be parking it on...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 18-08-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,914
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Current fleet includes Landrover for towing the...

Current fleet includes Landrover for towing the engines and trips to the dump, 3 series BMW diesel touring as the daily workhorse and an AMG V8 Mercedes SL for fun.

Can't beat the Landie for...
Forum: Oil & Gas Engines 17-08-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,285
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Do we know who made the replicas and why ? Are...

Do we know who made the replicas and why ? Are they still making them ? Do they do other engines ? It looks like a really good job, to my un-trained eye.
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 01-08-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By PuttPuttBang
With the older more fragile engines this is...

With the older more fragile engines this is sometimes the case, a couple of engines near me would not run right, despite hours of fettling in the blazing heat the owners eventually gave up and let...
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 01-08-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Most of the rallies I have attended as exhibitor...

Most of the rallies I have attended as exhibitor have a few "rules" they send to exhibitors, e.g. running times will be typically be 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

In practice, most are fairly relaxed about...
Forum: Paints & Finishes 30-07-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Can't hurt to try it on a small inconspicuous...

Can't hurt to try it on a small inconspicuous area George, Briwax is natural beeswax, isn't it ? I am considering leaving my brasswork covered in it's oily film this winter to see if that reduces the...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 14-07-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Looks like I was steeling myself to leave the...

Looks like I was steeling myself to leave the shade and put some more oil in it. Because of the heat, the oil ran through the wicks like water, should have brought some thicker stuff.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 13-07-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Looking again at the photos I took, there are at...

Looking again at the photos I took, there are at least 4 distinct different styles of IP, (although not all were represented) and the minor differences are fascinating. From the very early “Hornsby”...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-07-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Oh yes, strange how my camera was drawn to them !...

Oh yes, strange how my camera was drawn to them ! I missed a couple unfortunately, notably James and Martins, but hoping Dan can fill in the gaps.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-07-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I liked that too, but there was no information...

I liked that too, but there was no information with it whatsoever, at least when I looked.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-07-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By PuttPuttBang
It was too hot to wander around taking photos,...

It was too hot to wander around taking photos, but I did manage to creep out from under the parasol to take these. Another great week-end and will be back next year. Nice to catch up with Martin,...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 10-07-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Dairylea ? Throgton Spifley ? World War One ? ...

Dairylea ? Throgton Spifley ? World War One ? Sounds made up to me. Citation needed I think.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 10-07-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By PuttPuttBang
It's even got the lawnmower starting dog and...

It's even got the lawnmower starting dog and sprocket, Throgton Spifley were certainly forward-thinking in their design.
Forum: Painting & Preparation 09-07-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Strong use of kitchen table :righton:

Strong use of kitchen table :righton:
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 06-07-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I counted 10 Lister Ds and a couple of pumps.

I counted 10 Lister Ds and a couple of pumps.
Forum: Stuart-Turner 26-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Wonder why the dynamo is in pieces ? Added to...

Wonder why the dynamo is in pieces ? Added to "watch" list.
Forum: Restorations Section 22-06-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,840
Posted By PuttPuttBang
You can see why people mount big engines on...

You can see why people mount big engines on trailers/trucks. That can rather spoil the aesthetics, but needs must I suppose, if you want to show them. Are you planning to go trolley based then Martin...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 21-06-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,106
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Dorset always has quite a few, but I haven't...

Dorset always has quite a few, but I haven't counted them.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 21-06-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,106
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I suspect next year numbers will be lower than...

I suspect next year numbers will be lower than this.

Sounds like it is time to move on and accept it for what it has become, a local rally attended by locals and a few die hards. Times change...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 03-06-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,692
Posted By PuttPuttBang
OK thanks Dan

OK thanks Dan
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