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Phil Whitley02/10/2021 16:05:28
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Fordson E1A major, rebuilding the drag link, refitting the wheel;s, rebuilding the horn, and paint on Friday so it has the weekend fror drying. I also get the tea room sink plumbed in, and the worktop fixed down!
Phil, in wet and windy East Yorkshire.
Phil Whitley09/10/2021 16:15:17
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Fordson E1A major Rebuild. So we get more paint on, in order to fit the seat, and the radiator, and then find that despite all my efforts, new Dynamo refuses to output a single volt, even though I have polarised it and it is brand new!, then I go to change the fuel filter, and find that there isnt an element in it! Things can only get better....I hope. Still it did start and run perfectly, so cleaning the bowl out and putting a filter in it can only make it better!
Phil, in a Glorious Indian Summer in East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley16/10/2021 16:26:24
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild, I get the tractor running and wash it down outside, then back in the workshop, back wheels and mudguards off, and start on the final frontier, the respray!
Phil, In warm and Atumnal East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley24/10/2021 13:16:58
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Fordson E1A major, RebuildI A short week (and a late upload due to impromptu family get together) but much gets done, I get the final rusty tinwork off, and off to the sanblasters along with the back wheels, and get the body of the tractor into Empire blue, next week, welding the tinwork!
Phil, Workshop heatin on in East Yorkshire!
Phil Whitley30/10/2021 16:05:43
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Fordson E1A major, RebuildI The last batch of sandblasting comes back and gets painted, I nearly start the welding repairs, and make up some speaker brackets. Next week, welding rust to holes!
Phil, in warmly pleasant East Yorkshire
Phil Whitley06/11/2021 20:10:30
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Fordson E1A major, RebuildI The front cowl A challenge of complex curves and missing metal! I go through the process of replacing the missing metal, and slowly but surely, what was a piece of rusty metal which in a good light (but the less light the better really) aproximates what Ford put there in 1955!

Phil, late Autumn and a little chilly in East Yorkshire

Phil Whitley13/11/2021 20:02:54
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild. I repair and reassemble the bonnet, and get the first mudguard repaired, thanks to a lot of Cardboard aided design. It is begining to look like a tractor again.

Phil, in wet and windy, but not cold East Yorkshire

Phil Whitley20/11/2021 15:03:33
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild. We complete one mudguard, and get a lot done to the other, amazing how much stronger they are when you put the structure back to what Henry intended! Don't forget to like and subscribe! and thanks for watching!

Phil, in bright and sunny East Yorkshire

Phil Whitley27/11/2021 19:27:18
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild. we repair the box sections and patch the holes on the last mudguard, the end is in sight...just!! Another short week and another late posting because my computer went into rebellious mode at 3-30 and it took 2 hours to sort it out and get the video edited!

Phil Storm Arwen is blasting East Yorkshire!

Phil Whitley04/12/2021 19:55:56
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Sorry Guys, no vid this week, I have had the twin after effects of the Covid booster, plus conjunctivitis, plus sinusitis all in one, loads of fun I can tell you, back next week with a fair wind and a bit of luck!!

Phil in freezing cold East Yorkshire!

Phil Whitley11/12/2021 17:34:20
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild. mudguards sealed and painted, bonnet fit vastly improved, bonnet brackets made, and final welding on the front cowl. I discover that the bonnet catches have been mixed up, and get ready to rebuild all the riveted parts back onto the bonnet, and all in three days!
Phil, on cold and frosty mornings in East Yorkshire

Phil Whitley18/12/2021 17:13:23
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild. Part 31, in which I finalise the bonnet fitting, fit all the bonnet hardware and catches, and make the bonnet stays, and discover that my tractor has three rear bonnet catch brackets, and only one front one! These little challenges are what life is all about!

Phil, frost has turned to mist in East Yorkshire

Have a good Christmas!!

Phil Whitley15/01/2022 18:39:47
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild PART 32 a NEW YEAR DAWNS AND i AM still ON THE TRACTOR! This week I am on with pedals, brake and clutch, and filler, filler and more filler Things go wrong, I make some saves, and the gopro fails to invert the image when some idiot holds the camera upside down. All probably because I hate winter

Phil, in Wintry cold but clear East Yorkshire.

Phil Whitley22/01/2022 19:10:06
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Fordson E1A major, Rebuild. In which I get all the small parts painted ready to reassemble the pedals and footboards, a short week but good progress, if you have lots of small and medium sized parts to paint, best hang the lot up and do them all at once with a spraygun, makes a better job, covers all the awkward shapes and then LEAVE THEM TO DRY! you know you'll make a mess if they are not hardened off!!

Phil, its bloody cold in East Yorkshire!

Phil Whitley29/01/2022 13:41:08
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Due to a wonderfully enjoyable tooth abcess that came out of the blue last Sunday I have not been to the workshop this week, Back next week,!

Phil, In wonderfully windy east Yorkshire

Vadim Cristea01/02/2022 12:28:18
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Good Job Phil! Keep going

Phil Whitley01/02/2022 18:13:37
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Thanks Vadim, much better this week and have started work on the tractor again, and also on next week video!

Phil

Phil Whitley05/02/2022 18:36:39
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I actually get some time on the tractor, fitted in between my busy other life! footpedals back on, connected up and adjusted, then removed again and refitted the right way round! Footplates on and get onto the mudguards and get them flatted and another layer of filler on! We are going forwards again!

Phil, in cold and windy East Yorkshire!

Phil Whitley12/02/2022 16:36:36
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A little tractor content, but mainly converting the first 8ft fluorescent fitting to led! Another week of distractions, emergencies, and fraught with stress and problems, I will tell you all about it when it is all over.......

Phil, in Bright,windy and cold East Yorkshire

Sam Longley 112/02/2022 18:33:50
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Interesting seeing this. I am rebuilding the cab on our sailing club Fordson 4000. It has been used for the last 40 years to launch our safety boats. & it has a winch for pulling trailers up the beach. The mudguards & footplates have rusted away & the cab was falling away. The brakes did not work, but I have found that they have never been adjusted for many years.& they been immersed in water many times, I had to make new adjusting parts etc. but now brakes & handbrake work well.

The seat is in my workshop & today i was painting the post having recently repaired it. I am now fitting some door locks. A problem because I cannot get the right parts so have to adapt something. The cab parts have been sand blasted repaired & will be back from the galvanisers soon. There will be new mudguards made by one of our club members for me. I have to fit some polycarbonate in the side windows.

Hopefully it all goes back together early march ready for mooring laying.

I need a front bucket & if the OP has a source (UK- CM07LY) I would like to hear about it

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