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Forum: Restorations Section Yesterday, 10:38 AM
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Posted By martinpaff
The engine is "showable" even as it is. It is...

The engine is "showable" even as it is. It is mounted on a steel platform with removable wheels, not unlike my wooden versions. The base lacks a little rigidity, and the wheel axles are starting to...
Forum: Restorations Section Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By martinpaff
Thanks Chaps. I really do understand the...

Thanks Chaps.

I really do understand the "space" issue, and I don't have unlimited space, which is why I have had to make room for this.

On the other hand... ...if you have a single garage...
Forum: Restorations Section 21-06-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By martinpaff
More than a few actually, although a lot less...

More than a few actually, although a lot less than there used to be! The latest project is making good progress; nearly there.

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 21-06-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By martinpaff
Kids? No! Wife? When I get hungry... ...

Kids? No! Wife? When I get hungry...



Time that engine saw the light of day Martin!

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 21-06-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By martinpaff
I've had to clear out some stuff to make room;...

I've had to clear out some stuff to make room; one left today and two more are collected on Saturday...

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 21-06-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By martinpaff
Yes you do - he is now hot-foggy... MP

Yes you do - he is now hot-foggy...

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 21-06-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By martinpaff
A New Toy...

It has been a while since there was a new toy around here - I have been trying to concentrate on getting some existing projects finished! This little number came along recently, and it seemed to fit...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 20-06-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,527
Posted By martinpaff
There's a lot to be said for wrist bands; they...

There's a lot to be said for wrist bands; they tell you at a glance if an individual should be on site. As an added bonus, you wouldn't need the tea tent tickets. Wrist bands need to be printed with...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 18-06-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,615
Posted By martinpaff
Rather sad really - I've had some great times at...

Rather sad really - I've had some great times at Astle. 3 or 4 years ago I decided I'd had enough, but I visited last year and thought the changes looked positive. This year I couldn't work up the...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 17-06-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By martinpaff
Marcel That's a mighty thing, and not for...

Marcel

That's a mighty thing, and not for the faint-heated!

I'm not sure if there is a lot of experience on the forum of dealing with engines like that - I would suggest contacting Paul Evans...
Forum: Pumps 17-06-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,100
Posted By martinpaff
Don't really understand your question... Do...

Don't really understand your question...

Do you want to sell it? If yes, put it on eBay with a 99p start - you'll soon find out if it's worth selling it.

Do I want it? No.
Will anybody want...
Forum: Restorations Section 17-06-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 48,190
Posted By martinpaff
That looks lovely Phil, and I can't see any...

That looks lovely Phil, and I can't see any reason why you can't be ready for Ducklington.

Mind you - you might want to bring something quiet; it can be hard work spending all day sitting next to...
Forum: General Issues 16-06-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By martinpaff
One can be seen working at IF. MP

One can be seen working at IF.

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 15-06-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,921
Posted By martinpaff
It is also the manner that the oleo seals on the...

It is also the manner that the oleo seals on the Dakota main undercarriage is locked, so not exclusively French.

MP
Forum: Tanks, Taps, Pipes, Sheet Metal etc 15-06-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By martinpaff
Cone cutter every time. I have done what you are...

Cone cutter every time. I have done what you are proposing many times in round cooling tanks. The cutter requires lubrication (WD40 is fine) and it requires torque - you need a fairly powerful...
Forum: Transport Wanted / Offered
14-06-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By martinpaff
Thank you Martin; I'll send a PM... MP

Thank you Martin; I'll send a PM...

MP
Forum: Transport Wanted / Offered
13-06-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By martinpaff
That's right. "West Oxon Steam & Vintage", 21/22...

That's right. "West Oxon Steam & Vintage", 21/22 July.
I thought it might be conveniently local for somebody near MK who was attending Ducklington. This is not worth anybody going out of their way...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 11-06-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,527
Posted By martinpaff
I also concur with all the above. Although my...

I also concur with all the above. Although my engine was a PITA all weekend, it was an excellent show and is now firmly established as one of the very best. Nearly 800 tractors is impressive by any...
Forum: Transport Wanted / Offered
11-06-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By martinpaff
A "Collect" from the Aylesbury area?

I wonder if anybody would be able to collect an item for me, from MK18 3L*, about 8 miles north of Aylesbury? Preferably somebody who is attending Ducklington, where I can settle up with you and...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 10-06-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,527
Posted By martinpaff
A very nice day yesterday, and a great show...

A very nice day yesterday, and a great show again, but ruddy frustrating for me - the flippin' Loughborough just would not behave, even when it was running. I'm suspecting magneto or possibly the...
Forum: Restorations Section 06-06-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 48,190
Posted By martinpaff
We put a 27mm Mauser round through a grass bank -...

We put a 27mm Mauser round through a grass bank - does that count?

Quite a loud bang - in case you wondered! :biggrin:

MP
Forum: General Issues 06-06-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By martinpaff
Forgive me for "going off on one", but... We...

Forgive me for "going off on one", but...

We all know that a few of the forum members only joined because their mower is broken and they're too tight-a***d to take it to the mower centre to be...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 06-06-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,527
Posted By martinpaff
Busy piling beer and wine into car (and an...

Busy piling beer and wine into car (and an engine!)
See you there.

MP
Forum: General Issues 06-06-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By martinpaff
I know nothing about the F15, but in general...

I know nothing about the F15, but in general terms it sounds like the governor spring has gone/broken.

MP
Forum: Towing & Trailers 02-06-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,307
Posted By martinpaff
Aviation uses decimal fractions of hours,...

Aviation uses decimal fractions of hours, hours/minutes rounded to nearest 5 minutes, and hours/minutes rounded to the nearest minute! Not at all confusing... :fool:

MP
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