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  1. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    A short week, but I have turned the corner and started on the rebuild! new bearing felts, making a new bull pin, and the slightly fiddly task of assembling it all by myself without damaging anything, or scratching the bearings! It actually turned out easier than I thought once I got it all...
  2. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    A shorter vid this week which starts with gratuitous tumble dryer repairs, same dryer, different fault! cracked drum pivot (caused by stretch belt?) and then on to the Holbrook and a week of stripping, cleaning and repairing. One cannot fail to be impressed by the build quality of this machine...
  3. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Last weeks video, which I didn't seem to have posted properly? A long video with a lot in it! I get down to the nitty gritty of some repairs on the SC box and selectors, quite a lot of lathecam on the covmac, but had to go to the colchester for knurling due to centre height! and get some paint...
  4. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    just checked my manual, no warning in there either but that is what I will do when I get the new element in, it is costing £61 inc vat and delivery, but it is just the wire coil, not the chamber as well! Not cheap , but it you split the cost by the number of heats you get, it could be ok !It was...
  5. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    25 melts is good, yes they are all badged differently although all basically the same, but with chinese goods often you find two items that look identical but are made to the same approximate design by different manufacturers. There is a video of someone replacing the element in one which looks...
  6. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Does it run on 110 or 220V
  7. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Not yet, but it is happening! Apparently the manufacturers have no UK spares available , and told me to source an element locally, I aproached several companies in the UK only to be told that the element coils were too close together ( it was under stretched) and also the element turns around...
  8. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Only a three day week, But a lot gets done! I get the headstock stripped and repainted in primer, and also after a couple of hours sanding, and needle gunning the base whilst in goggles and dust mask, I get that masked up and sprayed in red lead primer. There is a slight reaction with the...
  9. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Yet another week of interuptions and "odd" jobs, but I get stuck into cleaning and paint removal, and by Friday the results are beginning to speak for themselves, But it was really dirty work!! Phil, Basking in the late summer sunshine in East Yorkshire!
  10. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    I finish the copper work on the "thing" sort the tractor charging, and then get on with a massive tidy up so I can get the Holbrook bed out from its hiding place to start the rebuild! Much else happens along the way! Phil, Warm and sunny in east yorkshire
  11. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    I put the small pulley in the lathe and widen it for the A profile belt on the tractor, and then fit it, and now we are charging all the time! I Bore the copper disc casting to almost the correct diameter for the shaft to press fit, and then on to field work to get ready for the 2022 Wicani...
  12. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    A varied week of highs, lows, and a poo run! I earned some money doing lots of very enjoyable little repairs to antique metalware, and it was all downhill from there! All I can say is it was a good thing that the weather was warm and sunny, or it would have been a lot worse! Join me in Yorkshire...
  13. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    The furnace comes out for the first time, and works superbly well, the mould is made and the copper is poured, and a very good casting is made! I change the tractor engine oil, and find there is no oil filter in the cannister, just iike there was no fuel filter either!! well it has one now, and...
  14. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Another 3 day week!, Monday was my 70th birthday, so I took the day off, Tuesday was so unfeasably hot that I stayed home and sweltered! This is what remains! I finish the moulding flask, and get the sand mixed with the bentonite and wetted down, and then get sidetracked into a quick repair (why...
  15. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Very good point!! and more to the point, I think I have one! Phil
  16. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    I bite the bullet once again, and take off the PTO shaft to relieve the tight bearing, which is nylon to metal, and will melt and self destruct if it is not right. I get the charging circuit working, although not at low rpm, but many fordson owners tell me that is how they are ! There may be a...
  17. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    What seemed to be a simple bit of vibration and wobble on the PTO shaft turned into a nightmare of disintegrating universal joints damages slider tubes, twisted Yokes, and basically all the indications that this pto shaft has had a non shear bolt in the topper end, which has subjected the PTO...
  18. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    Released at 4pm GMT+1 Saturday I get the grass cutter finished, and condemn the pto driveshaft as BER until I see the price of a new one! It can be fixed as you can buy the tube, so I can replace the twisted portion. I am going to fit the grass cutter to the tractor and measure up for the...
  19. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    The final front ear! That old startrek chestnut, but apart from the fact that it is not charging, everything else is fine! After all that hassle with the electrics, bloody ungratefull I call it! It will be something simple, and probably to do with the cut out setting being done at different...
  20. hermetic

    My Week this Week, My workshop videos

    I finish wiring the lights, and get all the wiring neatened up and ruggedised, move the oil pipe, and finally fit the toolbox, A disaster is averted when I find the oil pressure guage pipe has been rubbing and is worn thin! All in a weeks worth of tractor fun! Also some work in the field...
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