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Forum: The Workshop 18-02-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 441
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Posted By Windrush
I didn't realise that Gents made clocks, I...

I didn't realise that Gents made clocks, I associate them with low air warning buzzers on Foden trucks!:smile:

Pete.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 17-02-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Windrush
Looks a decent day out. Hopefully the weather...

Looks a decent day out. Hopefully the weather will improve soon and we can have a few events, nothing planned in our diary until late March.

Pete.
Forum: General Issues 16-02-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Windrush
The smaller Villiers Mk10/12 etc don't have shims...

The smaller Villiers Mk10/12 etc don't have shims though as they don't have caps. I rebuilt a Mk 20 for a chap and that had none either, although the manual and other folk told me there should have...
Forum: General Issues 15-02-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Windrush
To adjust the valve clearances if too large the...

To adjust the valve clearances if too large the valve needs to be ground into the seat with grinding paste. Not ideal if the clearance is more than a few thou as you don't really want a deep or wide...
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 14-02-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Windrush
They are very good manuals as they contain...

They are very good manuals as they contain magneto and carb information as well as comprehensive rebuilding instructions and parts lists. I got mine direct from the States for the AK I had, and...
Forum: The Workshop 14-02-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,693
Posted By Windrush
Aye, same with me! Most of the class went to do...

Aye, same with me! Most of the class went to do metalwork and myself and four others were sent gardening or litter picking! We were also barred from doing french and music, and the wife wonders why...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 14-02-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By Windrush
MVBG Rally, Parsley Hay, Derbyshire

The annual spring crankup organized by The Manifold Valley Bygones Group takes place at Custardfields Farm, Parsley Hay, Derbyshire, SK17 0DF, over the weekend of 28th/29th April. Site situated just...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 14-02-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Windrush
Sods law, we usually attend the Etruria...

Sods law, we usually attend the Etruria stationary engine event but the date change now clashes with Lytham Hall which we are already booked into. The Gardner addition will be a big attraction...
Forum: The Workshop 13-02-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,693
Posted By Windrush
I failed the 11+ so no metalwork for me alas, had...

I failed the 11+ so no metalwork for me alas, had to weed the school garden instead.:embarrassed: That taught me that I hate gardening!! No night classes around here either, a lathe will not be...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 11-02-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By Windrush
I have to admit that, much to the amusement of...

I have to admit that, much to the amusement of some less than complimentary clubmates, I like the smaller aircooled engines that are still attatched to their implements, pumps etc and own some...
Forum: General Issues 11-02-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Windrush
Personally I very rarely re-use rings so would...

Personally I very rarely re-use rings so would just snap them out, clean the grooves up and fit some new ones. Most small aircooled engines running at fairly high rpm for a few years will have worn...
Forum: The Workshop 11-02-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 68,845
Posted By Windrush
Bugger, you beat me too it Neil and I don't fancy...

Bugger, you beat me too it Neil and I don't fancy sharing.:yahoo: Got to be warmer in there than sitting here watching the blooming snowflakes blowing around with the heating fully on!:wink:
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Forum: Events / Rallies General 05-02-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Windrush
We might be able to attend one of those on the...

We might be able to attend one of those on the Saturday, but we usually do the Clarborough Village show on the Sunday. Usual thing, clashes of events!:whistle:

Pete.
Forum: Towing & Trailers 02-02-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 21,673
Posted By Windrush
We did all our own at the quarry as well,...

We did all our own at the quarry as well, airchisel them off and put the new ones on in a vice with a hammer and an old bolt. Dust everywhere and black faces afterwards, and don't even mention about...
Forum: The Workshop 30-01-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Windrush
I used that as well....and opening the can using...

I used that as well....and opening the can using the pull ring some flicked up onto my face and burned it!:shocked: Take care!:wink:

Pete.
Forum: Member's Vehicles 24-01-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Windrush
It is a additive similar to Ad Blu that trucks...

It is a additive similar to Ad Blu that trucks use but called Eolys fluid and I believe there are two different types Chris? Any motor factor should stock it. The manual (or Google!) should tell you...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 24-01-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Windrush
I agree with the above post, those 1.6 diesels...

I agree with the above post, those 1.6 diesels need (in a John Cleese voice) "A good thrashing" at least once a week to stand any chance of preventing turbo problems. I rebuilt one a couple of...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 23-01-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Windrush
I know of several folk who tow caravans with 1.6...

I know of several folk who tow caravans with 1.6 engined Pug Partners, they may be heavier than the 3008 though? Some transport engines as well, one said that the newer 1.6 actually pulled better...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 19-01-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Windrush
We sometimes had to strip CAV injectors at the...

We sometimes had to strip CAV injectors at the roadside, we counted the number of turns when undoing the cap and refitted them the same after cleaning with diesel and they usually worked. Gardner...
Forum: The Workshop 19-01-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Windrush
http://www.stationary-engine.net/Forum/showthread....

http://www.stationary-engine.net/Forum/showthread.php?t=45100

Pete.
Forum: The Workshop 17-01-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Windrush
Vauxhall/Bedford/David Brown advised coating head...

Vauxhall/Bedford/David Brown advised coating head gaskets etc with Wellseal and it stuck like sh*t to a blanket so I reckon you will be fine!

Pete.
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 14-01-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By Windrush
Often find two rings per groove, Cox and Turner...

Often find two rings per groove, Cox and Turner once supplied me with two rings per groove plus a spacer for a Crossley 1040 I rebuilt for a friend as they hadn't the correct size in stock. Less...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-01-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Windrush
No real favourites as I enjoy all those we...

No real favourites as I enjoy all those we attend. Don't do the 1000 anymore as (a) it rather lost its appeal and (b) due to the date change it now clashes with Oswestry. Ducklington we always...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 11-01-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Windrush
I think that they are on a taper, try replacing...

I think that they are on a taper, try replacing the nut so that it is flush with the end of the crankshaft threads and give the nut a sharp clout with a hammer while levering the flywheel. This...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 02-01-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 130,273
Posted By Windrush
I have been around the banking at MIRA a few...

I have been around the banking at MIRA a few times when we resurfaced it in a loaded Foden eight wheeler following a Bomag roller. Now that was scary, I could have cracked walnuts between my ar*e...
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