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  1. Wheele

    Bearing in mind the wheel rims are 8" dia the distance between the rear and front of the rim is a massive 2cm tow out the only conclusion I have come to is at some time some one has replaced the tie bars with the wrong length ones, they were not adjustable and no weare in the ball and socket of the ends. I have now decides is to put new adjustable rod ends onto a new tie bar. Finding it difficult to find rod ends in the UK, may be cheaper to obtain from the US despite the postage cost .
  2. Wheele

    Thank you for your comments the tie rods will only fit one way as they are handed, I can’t see why you would need a tow in or out on this type of machine, I think with the wheels on it will be quite noticeable , I haven’t quite finished the wheels to be able to check. Thanks
  3. Wheele

    Hi all. Can any body help please, I am rebuilding my 211-3 and noticed the front wheel axles are not in a straight line but towing out, there is no adjustment on the ball joint assy as they are a fixed length 21mm is this correct? Many Thanks
  4. Please can any body tell me the original colour of the rear axle on a 211, is mine correct? Thanks
  5. Tyres

    Yes I want it mainly for snow, we don't get a lot but it will be handy to be prepared, I have looked on the web but cant find anything at the moment, not sure of the name of the material. Thanks again Ed.
  6. Tyres

    Thanks Ed, important information for me, I was going to use 10mm diameter quick links as in photo, can you tell me the material that is used in your last photo for the cross strap I like that idea and what terrain is that type best for.
  7. Tyres

    Thanks , I cant seem to find any at a price I can afford in the UK all about £100, I havnt seen any used ones for sale, I think they are in little demand over here unlike in the US. I am looking at some chain today 10 yds of it off a block and tackle, I will use 8mm quick links to make the joins, I hope it should be ok for little use. It looks Ed as if yours are about 10mm links.
  8. Tyres

    Hi I want to make chains for the rear wheels on my 857, the tyre size is 8.50 x 12- 23 can you advise how many chains you would use across the tyre and how far down the tyre would you put the holding circular chain? Thank you.
  9. Starter

    Normally you would expect there to be a hair spring between the gear and top plate to return it to the resting position, but not on this model, over here a new starter is about £50 I am not sure I would buy a second hand one. If you turn the gear over in your picture is there a recess like there is in the retaining collar next to it?
  10. Starter

    No part No on the starter but the engine it is on is a B+Stratton 252707 0620-01, 8hp engine, the reason I am asking is I bought a new bendix gear (not genuine B+S) and it smashed up first time I used it, the company I bought it from are inferring I put it the wrong way round.
  11. Starter

    Is there a correct way round to fit 783 on to 513. Thanks
  12. Hi all, I have acquired a 211-3 and made a start trying to get it together, I have got to the seat, the pan is good so is the foam the problem is the seat cover can you give me some idea what you folk do over this problem, any photo would be appreciated. Thanks
  13. Belt

    Thank you Garry, I missed that page.
  14. Belt

    Hi all. Can any one tell me the length of the main drive belt on a 211-3, I cant find any detail in the service manual. many thanks
  15. Cant find

    Thanks for that.