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Posted August 18, 2012 - 04:00 PM

This is going to look awesome, John! I like these kind of threads. Never know what info you can gleam from them! Keep up the good work!
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 04:33 PM

hi kenny. this machine is fitted with 3 inch wide by 8 inch rim size in agri tyres and you just cannot get them anymore. i just hope that some day a company will have a re run on them. do you still have this size available in USA ? or all these small tillers will be parked up for good. not what we in UK would like to happen.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 04:41 PM

John, I think you can still get them here. I don't have anything that uses those, so I haven't looked for any.
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 05:43 PM

Here are some 3.50 X 8 tires.


http://www.dratv.com/noname19.html



http://motorcycle.mo...e/3.50 X 8 Tire


Or will 4.80/4.00 X 8" fit? Those are common here.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 08:16 PM

That's a very nicely engineered machine for it's age!

Carlisle is a popular tire company for GTs in this country.
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 02:29 AM

this is a good start in the search many thanks to all.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 03:16 PM

quick update for you. oil seals leaking in the gear box drive line but some new seals on order. have managed to paint the engine and gear box ,also got the cast iorn wheels finished.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 03:18 PM

oops made a mistake will try again.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 03:03 AM

Have taken a few more hours in the shed this week and have made some more progress here are some update photos.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 05:03 AM

That looks good, John! Coming right along!
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:33 AM

What an industrial-looking little engine! Very well built.
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:29 AM

This little engine had two sizes,one was 97 cc and the other was 147 cc like this one. All small british cultivators,rotovators and grass cutting machinery had these fitted as standard. the most famous machine which you might have heard of was the ALLEN SYTHE a finger mower which became popular with homesteaders and local government grounds men.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 09:09 AM

It's looking really good :thumbs:, Was that common to use muti disc wet clutches in those size tractors ? Does that give some kind of advantage over say a single wet or dry clutch ? Maybe smoother engagement ? Thanks , Al
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 03:02 AM

morning ALC. this is not a common clutch set up for 1948.rather advanced for the year i would say. most of these type of machines had either dog clutches or just a belt drive with a tentioner on an idle pulley to engage drive. clever stuff though i agree.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 10:11 AM

here are some more pictures the sun had gone in but even without it the shine is evident

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