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Jparkes43

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About Jparkes43

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  • Birthday 02/18/1998

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    1968 lawn ranger
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    1968 lawn ranger

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    Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  • Occupation
    school, part time job at classic car garage
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    Everythig to do with Engineering

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  1. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Thanks callum! yes it sure is! very warm here so thats helping no end! thanks! much more happy now, and quieter when stationary which is nice James hello. i took it to a local place and they said they didn't want to do the job, not many places nearby that i came across. so my plan was to make it with a plate that works ok for now and find a replacement part in the meantime (still got to get one). so it'll get fixed properly soon, i just wanted to get this done so i can get the rest of it done. i appreciate your concern James
  2. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    ok i think i should get back to some serious work now ahah James
  3. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    hello all. First of all sorry i've been a way for a while, been a bit busy, but been doing little bits! i ended up having to fix a few issues with bells and pulleys, ended u making a new wood ruff key ahah. Any way back onto the restoration side of things. belt guard cleaned up (other side was done, no picture) inside painted all dried other side one, resting on the tractor in place seat pan in i also re riveted the chassis plate Thanks James
  4. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all. Well its been testing and adjusting recently, the carb is now perfect and idle is smooth at around 850 now. and that must mean that something good must have been happening! which is exactly right! as i had the running gear and everything like that sorted, i thought put the pedals and steering wheel on and go for a ride! I have to say this is mighty fun! it feels so nice to drive and glad to have it near a good stage. Some body work parts got treatment meanwhile. Then i couldn't resist more 'testing' but it wasn't very comfortable, so for temporary use, i put the rear section back on which was better i had to say. Loving this thing, cant wait to get it finished! just a few bits to sort out. James
  5. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all heres some more things for you. Dash board has now got some of its accessories on it, choke, throttle, rpm gauge. (dash sticker will go just under the dash piece near the gear lever) i think it all looks quite nice rpm showing the hour recorder when engine is not running. (a drill bit snapped and made that horrible mark on the dash, hope i can clean it up ) Signal wire going to the spark plug wiring is now sorted quite nicely so it is out of the way, other cable is throttle. Idle is too fast reduced idle Glad this pile is getting smaller meanwhile this was getting a nice coat of primer then paint, another coat was applied after this installed thanks its nice to see that this is coming along nicely. James
  6. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello. Heres a nice sizeable update for you The main dash piece was all in primer Other side looking good Black was placed on the back side and bottom piece and red everywhere else meanwhile pieces being bolted on (note my new key switch for the ignition) From afar, looks nice with the new bolts. Steering shaft put in place coming along quite well, i need to tidy up my wiring but they will work for now. thanks, hopefully i will get some more sizeable updates soon and before you know it, we might be nearing a very exciting stage james Hello. Heres a nice sizeable update for you The main dash piece was all in primer Other side looking good Black was placed on the back side and bottom piece and red everywhere else meanwhile pieces being bolted on (note my new key switch for the ignition) From afar, looks nice with the new bolts. Steering shaft put in place coming along quite well, i need to tidy up my wiring but they will work for now. thanks, hopefully i will get some more sizeable updates soon and before you know it, we might be nearing a very exciting stage james
  7. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Many thanks james
  8. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all. Some new bits bolted on. James
  9. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all. heres some more paint updates Looks nice! also got some more shiny new nuts and bolts so that certain things can get nice new ones where they'll be on show etc James
  10. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello One picture. not really worth uploading but may as well. Black on the inside of a dash piece. primer and red to go on the outside after inside has cured and dried etc. I can really see this tractor coming along now that i have started to do some body work. James
  11. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all. Heres a little bit of an update you all. Started to paint the side panels in red (first coat) (first coat) Second coat, one more me thinks Bolted on and looking nice! I then cleaned up some more body work that is all for now. James
  12. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello. Heres a minor update Got the clutch/brake lever cleaned up as i had some spare time then finally got round to putting the last cover on the last grease nipple. James
  13. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all. heres some work i've been doing. painted the gear shift lever and re-installed Then once a test fit proved my plate was strong enough i painted my steering bracket extra bits painted installed grease nipple in and split pin in. Insides of the side panels painted black outer sides primed. ready for red primer and paint (wanted to use my little bit of grey up as well though) she's really coming along now. James
  14. Jparkes43

    Lawn Ranger 2.0

    Hello all. Got some more pictures for you all to take a look at Got the side panels all fully prepped and ready for paint. Then i got some more primer and started to paint what i had prepped. The gear change lever One side of the side panels. the outside will be red and the inside part you don't see will be black. I then decided to prime the steering support as the bracket i had made up was going to work fine. Its other part and bracket also got a coat (need to do the other side, but i ran out of pins to hang from) I am liking how this is coming along. james
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