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by modelman093
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Death of a Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Death of a Classic

I share your feelings but at the end of the day we all do what we want with our kit. My personal hate is owners who wont sell at any price but leave the item, car, tractor, truck or lawnmower outside to rot beyond redemption
by modelman093
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Downloads
Topic: Villiers mk15 engine manual
Replies: 4
Views: 291
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Re: Villiers mk15 engine manual

Villiersparts are useful for some stuff but Paul Child of Meetens.co.uk is "Mr Villiers" . Meetens have been the "go to" place for all things Villiers since before WW 2
This may be of use
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kywpt1l3ef4wc ... 1.pdf?dl=0
by modelman093
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Support and Suggestions
Topic: Need your input: categories and general development of the site
Replies: 12
Views: 15617
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Need your input: categories and general development of the site

I can see no reason for using Facebook other than to kick the A**e of non responsive suppliers / manufacturers etc.
Proper forums are for me. Straight to new posts. Not a lot wrong with this one.
by modelman093
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: The good old iron versus the new stuff.
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The good old iron versus the new stuff.

That's an interesting observation. Here in the UK there are a number of contractors re-discovering the merits of tractors and boxes for short haul muck shifting - cut, carry, spread and compact - all with the same outfit. A few using elevating scrapers too!
by modelman093
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Accidents and Bogged in machines
Topic: stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 1453
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Re: stuck

Can’t either, the link seems to be “ dead”.
by modelman093
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: DB4
Replies: 4
Views: 939
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Re: DB4

There was an article about the restoration in one of the mags, possibly CPM, a while back. I believe that it said that the original Dorman engine was worn out and they managed to source a replacement from a boatyard. Seem to remember that it was suggested coupled to a plough it would out-pull a D4. ...
by modelman093
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Support and Suggestions
Topic: The time on the forum is out by 25mins?
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The time on the forum is out by 25mins?

North of Watford, the curvature of the earth? :dizzy:
by modelman093
Mon May 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1768
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions

He means the position of the ring gaps when installed on the piston...... Really? This side of the water the use of the word "clock" implies measuring. By all means, stagger the gaps to avoid initial blow by, avoiding positioning a gap on the thrust side, but in use, they will move around...
by modelman093
Sun May 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1768
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions

Theses days most rings come ready gapped but use an upside down piston to push each one about an inch into the bore and check the gaps with feeler gauges.
by modelman093
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Caterpillar 22 Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Caterpillar 22 Oil

Rye oil from Rye, East Sussex do TVO in bulk or drums.

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