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Phil Whitley10/10/2020 17:08:26
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A good week is when I set out to do something and actually do it! A blow by blow account of building a bender stand, with the final fitting of the tractor tyres thrown in for good measure, the whole thing seasoned with a couple of my "top tips" (LOL) Like, subscribe, enjoy, share, and thanks to all my new subs! Welcome aboard people!
Phil, Autumnal East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley17/10/2020 19:06:17
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I am easily sidetracked, especially if things are proving frustrating, it is sometimes a good idea to put the job down and do something else untill you get the inspiration back. Sometimes however, you find that you need to use something that you have, and have rebuilt.........but didnt quite finish, and the dilemma is, do I stop, and finish it, then use it, or can I achieve the same result by another route? I will now write out 100 times "I must finish everything I start until it is COMPLETELY DONE"!

Phil, revelling in a warm workshop!

Phil Whitley24/10/2020 16:03:44
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Some interesting bits and peices as I grasshopper around the workshop on my usual plate spinning act, very pleased with the way the drawbar turned out, and the vertical head fit up is all but completed. Although the brazing hearth could not produce quite enough heat to braze it, having it running is another leap forward in the great scheme of things, and I am very pleased with the way it works. Please give me a like or a comment, thanks for stopping by and watching, and please subscribe!

Phil

Enjoying pleasant October weather in East Yorkshire!

Phil Whitley31/10/2020 14:39:17
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Another week of progress on the milling machine, you come to a point where it is more effective to crack on with making a machine universally usable rather than push forward with the job in hand and accept the limitations of tooling you can't use because of vital component shortages, Which is another way of saying I got sidetracked into making all the drawbars I need to use the Int 30 tooling I have! But at the end I get the job set up and then boring commences! I left the cock ups in on purpose, as they are quite amusing!

It is raining, and has done pretty much all week in East Yorkshire!

Phil

Phil Whitley07/11/2020 15:48:12
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this week I get the Heater flue insulated in an effort to reduce my (not very) smoky woodburner flue, do some repairs to a couple of wooden cases for punches and tooling, and finish the milling on the bender former, which means that the first job on the Harrison with vertical head is a sucess! It does however need a new top bearing, but I sort of new that anyway. No getting round it, will order it up next week!
Warm and sunny in November? Can't be East Yorkshire!!
Phil
Phil Whitley14/11/2020 16:12:30
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A weird assortment of oddments and curios! Insulation on the flue outside, fitting the flue injector (finally!) Collet chucks, oddball screws to identify, and then.....HA HAR! Plunder me hearties! My mate from across the road brought me a final pile of clearout from his sheds, as he has a new job, and he and his wife are moving away. I will be very sorry to see him go! really nice people, and you never know what new neighbours are going to be like, especially in villages! Send me a like or a comment, please subscribe, and enjoy watching me trying to stay sane, as all the world goes MAD!
Phil,
In very sunny East Yorkshire
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Phil Whitley21/11/2020 17:20:52
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This week I complete the insukation on the outside flue, with good results, do repairs on a couple of compressors and a Nifisk vac, and finaly, on Friday, get back to the pipe bender. My new years resolution is going to be, "I must start earlier and get more done. Thanks for watching, send me a like, please subscribe, and comments are always welcome! Phil, in chilly East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley28/11/2020 16:39:38
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Some weeks I get loads done, and some weeks are like this week! Some progress is made with projects, and I almost finish making a table/stand for the J&S bench centres, mainly so I can get them off the bench and onto a stand where they can be used! I WILL do better next week, At least its nice and warm in the shop!
Phil, i
In bitterly cold East Yorkshire. Wheres global warming when you need it?
 

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Phil Whitley05/12/2020 20:22:33
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In which I finish the bench for the Jones and Shipman bench centres, finish the adapter for the pipe bender, and actually get back to bending the exhaust for the Toro 2CV tractor, which I started about 4 weeks ago! In another lifetime at school, I only once got lines, and mine were "I must concentrate on the job in hand" That teacher knew me really well!!
Phil, in Wintry East Yorkshire.
Phil Whitley12/12/2020 13:16:29
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I get at least half of the exhaust done, and the other half planned, and then I fit the grass deck and realise that there is nowhere near as much free space now, and when the grass deck and the front axle pivot from side to side to follow the terrain, most of that free space dissapears anyway! I have to rethink the other half. See it big, keep it simple!
Phil, in misty mysterious East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley19/12/2020 19:54:35
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This week I actualy finish the exhaust I have been procrastinating for nearly two weeks over it, and as my late mate Alfred would have said, in his thick Dutch accent, procrastination is the thief of time". I will do better now that is out of the way!
Phil, in unseasonably mild East Yorkshire.
Phil Whitley26/12/2020 17:52:43
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The last gasp up to the holidays, but I gopt far more dome than I thought I would, and have got even more ideas for after Christmas, I will be back in the shop in early January, unless it snows, in which case it is anybodies guess as the Langtoft road is particularly treachorous in snow, and it can block up and be impassable in less than 30 minutes! As I type this there is a storm brewing which will bring Greenlands weather straight onto the west coast of the UK, so snow could be a distinct possibility! Have a good holiday and keep safe! All the best!

Phil, in a distinctly colder East Yorkshire

Phil Whitley02/01/2021 20:01:42
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Hope you have all had a good time and are refreshed and relaxed and ready to brave the weather and go back to work? No neuther sm I!! I am taking eldest back to Uni on the 6th(thats the plan at the moment anyway) and will be back in the workshop for more fun and games on the 11th, Thanks you all for watching, please subscribe and comment, and all of you stay safe and lets have a better 2021!
Phil
Phil Whitley15/01/2021 20:53:57
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Well folks, I dragged myself back to work after a pleasant Christmas break, got the air filter finished, and made progres generally, but then, the starter is no longer able to spin the engine! that will teach me not to to fit new rings, and grind the valves in! Too much compression for a starter that is designed to start a 15hp single cylinder engine! I think I have pushed the boat out too far, and too fast, and then tried to jump in, and the obvious has happened! The new starter arrives tomorrow! Thanks for watching, and a strappy new year to you all!

Phil

Slip sliding away on the ice in East Yorkshire.

Edited By Phil Whitley on 15/01/2021 20:54:37

Phil Whitley15/01/2021 21:09:47
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Hi Tony, I am in Driffield, and the workshop is ower 't ward tops!

Phil

Phil Whitley23/01/2021 18:40:39
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Its on! The week went quite well after I stopped procrastinating and just got on and did it! Another breakthrough was the fact that I realised that the vee belt was dragging in the pulley, and stopping the engine spinning properly at start up. This is the belt which is the correct size for the clutch drive, but is obviously too tight for jockey pulley running, I need to see my belt man and get one a couple of inches longer. Thanks for watching, please like and subscribe! Phil, In frosty but fine East Yorkshire!
Phil Whitley30/01/2021 17:11:53
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Another week of finishing off and troubleshooting on the Toro 2CV. I eventually got to the bottom of the carb fault, but it meant taking the carb body off again, which means it is going to get a thorough clean and shakedown before it goes back on. Thanks for watching, and don't forget to subscribe, like and comment!
Phil, in soggy East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley06/02/2021 18:57:40
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At last! The engine, mainly the carburettor, is sorted. multiple problems have been fixed, and now she starts easily, ticks over slowly and throttles up smoothly. I can now get on with the finishing off! Need new alternator bearings, they are noisy, and the new coil will arrive next week. If only I could find that ignition switch!!! Thanks for watching, please subscribe and comment.

Phil, East Yorkshire has snow and ice warnings!!

Steviegtr06/02/2021 23:33:44
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Is that a Weber 28-36 DCD twin choke carb. If so it seems a bit too big for that engine. Also why do you need a an adaptor on the manifold. Surely the carb would be ok directly onto the manifold. Those engines i worked on always had a basic single choke carburettor.

Phil Whitley13/02/2021 19:37:33
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No Steviegtr it is a Solex 26/18 which was the original carb, the single choke carbs were an earlier fitment. There is no adapter onto the manifold, just an insulating block that stops the carb getting too hot. Thanks for watching and commenting!

Phil

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