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hermetic

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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
 

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Another enjoyable episode. Years ago we used to partially inflate inner tubes after putting inside the tyre to try to stop pinching... Any chance you can break the official 'Whitley secrets act' and divulge the recipe for your apple rust remover?

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Yes, you are quite right, and I didn't mention it! what I do is fit one half of the tyre, fit the tube, inflate it without the valve in till it pushes the outer bead away from the wheel, and you can see the tube all round, and check it is not twisted, then let it down again and fit the second bead over the rim with soap and a rubber mallet, and if neccasary, minimal use of levers. It was noticable on the wheelhorse that the new tyre was much easier to fit than the old one, I hardly had to use the levers, and all went well! I was thinking that the Fordson mignt be a bit more difficult, but tbh it was a lot easier! Leaving the wheels on the tractor worked well, and was suggested by quite a few followers!
The rust remover is the result of my attempts to make cider, I juiced the windfalls and left the juice to ferment, no added yeast, and the result was .........drinkable but strips rust back to bare bright metal very effectively. This year I am using crushed apples 50/50 with rainwater and let the natural yeasts do their worst, basically very strong cider vinegar! I have a precision grinder which has a coolant reservoir in the base of the column, which was very rusty, hadnt been used for years before I got it. left it to soak over the weekend, all bright steel on Monday! The great advantage seems to be that it doesnt attack the steel, just the rust. Try it! Thanks for watching and for the comments!
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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!
 

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