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by modelman093
Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Russell Seywell open day ???
Replies: 1
Views: 128
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Russell Seywell open day ???

Anyone know whether he is holding an open day this year? Or has it already happened?
by modelman093
Tue May 09, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Seized engine. Any hope? 3CX Leyland
Replies: 4
Views: 227
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Re: Seized engine. Any hope? 3CX Leyland

As Fred says, you may be lucky. Removing bearing metal from journals with fine emery is a tedious but effective process but has to be worth a go. Of late my experience of recovering oil starved engines that have "gone tight" has been with small lumps with aluminium con rods running directl...
by modelman093
Sun May 07, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 493
Views: 41474
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

Proper muck shifting with proper kit. Thanks for posting.
by modelman093
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Boom & Bust
Replies: 15
Views: 767
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Re: Boom & Bust

I had a similar problem with a Priestman 220 years ago.


Fred, we know that you are a man of great experience, but 220 years ........... !!!!!
Seriously though, I'm sure that I'm not alone in enjoying your quality posts and sharing that great experience.
by modelman093
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: County crawler with loader
Replies: 11
Views: 1524
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Re: County crawler with loader

topkit wrote:Just found this on Ebay item number 141956853065 over in Edenbridge Kent, County Crawler, i have never seen one fitted with a front loader, Would make a nice project.


Not having much luck with that ebay number?
141956853065
by modelman093
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 791
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Re: Doe Show 2017

"You might have overlapped with my old bosses at Writtle. Dan or Huff Squier?" Dan, I think , but memories fade! I did an NDA and followed it up with an NDAgE before joining Caterpillar in Glasgow where my first boss was another Writtle man, Terry Quadling. They were good years but as you ...
by modelman093
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 791
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Re: Doe Show 2017

Done a bit of research - that is, re-read some of Stuart Gibbard's book, The Doe Tractor Story. It was George Pryor who came up with the idea and collaborated with Does to produce the first D in 1958 - so yes, it did pre-date the others. I attended my first Doe Show in 1965 while a student at the th...
by modelman093
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Doe Show 2017

Farmer that I worked for in 1960 had one of the original orange bonneted Ds and it was worked " to death", it broke in half once and we re-engined it twice . There were other options, County, Roadless, Muir Hill, Matbro , Northrop and finally the Bray with a plough on each end.
by modelman093
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Doe Show 2017

Good morning Richard, I hope all is well with you. Thank you for the photos. One thing that I have never driven is a Doe (as they were collectively called round here) but having said that I only know one large farming enterprise that had one. I was driving along the road one day and it was quite bi...
by modelman093
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Links
Topic: 1950's construction pics
Replies: 7
Views: 452
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Re: 1950's construction pics

Different mind set then , now such " restoration" would be considered vandalism.
On a Plant related note ; that is an interesting image of the semi mobile derrick being used to lift on of the cap stones. Suggests a slightly different era from the Sparrows mobile crane in another image.

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