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meadowfield last won the day on September 15 2016

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About meadowfield

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    Nut Job :)
  • Birthday 06/30/1972

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Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1979 C-101 - Project C4, 4x4 conversion
    1979 C-161
    1969 Commando 8
    1970 Lawn Ranger 30" sd deck
    1970 Lawn Ranger
    1970 Commando 800 (in bits)
    1972 Raider 16 4x4 aka... Project bendy
    1972 GT14
    1971 GT14 48" deck
    1979 C-121 36" rd deck
    1979 C-121
    1979 C-141
    1982 C-105

    12" moldboard plough
    10" moldboard plough
    42" snowplough x3 (one short frame)
    drag harrow
    mid mount cultivator
    Lawn slitter
    BNIB rotavator (Toro)
    Ditton one used rotavator

    10cuft Agri-fab trailer
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    Yorkshire - England
  • Occupation
    Architect / Engineer
  • Interests
    making stuff ! Building, DIY, Joinery, Electronics, making music, Rallying... the list is endless

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  1. Been a while since the last update, I was determined to lose the belts at the rear and use chains. Here's a few pics along the way, I've tried 3 or 4 different ideas, the final one caused a bit of damage and forced me to abandon it. Despite adding large flanges to the sprockets, and tensioners, it all went wrong and jamm d up pretty bad!
  2. After the disaster of the chain drive, I went back to belts. I was reminded immediately why I tried to make the chains work... belts and water don't work. Here's a video - it's been a while since the last.There's a few clips edited out that I'm not proud of...
  3. Balanced a few more parts on the bench. Need to get the drop box designed next. I've picked up an earlier 3 speed transmission and the brake shaft runs the opposite way and is 3 times slower. Might have to look for a later one. (12:1 ratio)
  4. Finished the adapter and propshaft flanges today. Prop drive works well...
  5. Welcome to the group, that's a neat little find. Most commandos are later 8 or 800 models, the narrow 6 slot hood and narrow fronts makes them way more attractive to me....did I just say that ive not seen that model, last one I saw was 1-3742 like Neil I'm a little addicted and have more than I dare admit to the missus! engines aren't too hard to find, we've just picked up a little k141 off that site for a few quid... just keep your eyes peeled. Fortunately howard gem engines are the same make and size usually and can drop in quite neatly! have fun! mark
  6. agree, however the same gears/construction are in C4's front axle and I've not broken it yet after a few years of abuse... I think for the purpose I need it for, it might be adequate - if it breaks in early testing then it will be back to the drawing board!!!
  7. Thanks... hopefully it gets better, there's a 15 speed transmission to come hopefully that's powershift. Lets see see some some more pics of your work!
  8. Looking good Jeff, can't beat a man cave!
  9. bit of work on the propshaft - a steering column shaft that's telescopic and just about the right scale (mower PTO shafts are rare here in the UK) I've turned the clamp off and added a flange.
  10. Welcome to RS, have fun!
  11. Tidied up the front hubs and made covers for the stub axles over the weekend
  12. If the condenser doesn't help, I might try a kohler coil and 12V externally just to see if it runs. That will at least tell us if it's a pup!
  13. Nice work Norm
  14. Like I said.... slow burner... a few bits turned up over the last month on that auction site. A few hundred quid later, 300 miles, a hotel stay, etc I came home with this lot! The idea being I need to design a drop box between the rear and front axle. Plan A was a right angle box, but then I thought I could go more compact and get the gearing in with a small peerless box. Heres a dry run of the current thoughts. I need to get a rear rear axle on the bench to look how things might join up and fit a little better....