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by porteous
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill
Replies: 8
Views: 10923

Re: pallet forks

I thought most of the curved cones and drive shaft adjustments used In these machines were subject to various patents by Henry Bamford in about 1890? Given the 70 years or so when very similar machines were being turned out by various manufacturers it looks as though any such patents were widely lic...
by porteous
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill
Replies: 8
Views: 10923

Re: Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill

I thought most of the curved cones and drive shaft adjustments used In these machines were subject to various patents by Henry Bamford in about 1890? Given the 70 years or so when very similar machines were being turned out by various manufacturers it looks as though any such patents were widely lic...
by porteous
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill
Replies: 8
Views: 10923

Re: Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill

Thanks Rick. I think the mill weighs about half a ton. I have it bolted to a good pallet which I can load onto a small trailer with a set of pallet forks, then pull with the car or the Major. I can't help with the "Eureka", but I did come across an "Albion" very similar to my Bamford but smaller, ne...
by porteous
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill
Replies: 8
Views: 10923

Restored Bamford No.3 Rapid grinding mill

Found locally last Summer, not used in 40 years and with parts broken. Now fully restored thanks to some brilliant local engineering and a few days hard work. Found a belt and ran it earlier today. Hope to be showing it at the 3 Counties Royal Show in June. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8665/163855...
by porteous
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rear lights - 1953 New Major
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Re: Rear lights - 1953 New Major

The chain came with the tractor. I bought it from a collector who also had a haulage firm and I suspect they might have fabricated the link arm chain in their workshop. It is simple but effective. If anyone wants more photos I'll post some. Let me know
by porteous
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Rear lights - 1953 New Major
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Rear lights - 1953 New Major

My tractor was built in September 1953 when, I believe , UK lighting regulations for tractors were changed to include rear lights where lights were fitted to a tractor, instead of just head and side lights. The rear lights on my tractor look original and there is no sign that they are a more recent ...
by porteous
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Manual for a Henry Bamford rapid grain mill (or similar)
Replies: 0
Views: 2909

Manual for a Henry Bamford rapid grain mill (or similar)

I have just finished rebuilding a No 3 Bamford rapid corn mill which I hope to be showing next Summer, working at the 3 Counties show in Worcestershire. The thing looks simple enough, but I would really like to get at a manual of this, or a similar mill, so I don't damage it by setting it up wrong. ...
by porteous
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lift arm travel
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

Re: Lift arm travel

Thanks chaps. I don't really want to interfere with lift arm settings that have been set where they are probably for the last 60 years, and work with my PM plough, and all the other tools I have, so will get a pair of angle iron brackets fitted by my local engineers to set the pins up a foot or so a...
by porteous
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Lift arm travel
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

Lift arm travel

I have just bought a set of three point linkage pallet forks and have a problem. On full lower travel the lift arms are not low enough to ground the implement which can get no nearer the ground than 6",and the check chains are very tight ( The lifting pins on the implement are 700mm apart). Spent al...
by porteous
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Setting up a PM plough crosshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 7618

Re: Setting up a PM plough crosshaft

So now I know just how carefully you need to adjust stuff on a plough! nice weather yesterday, went back for day 2 and the plough worked just fine all day. Very many thanks to Henk! <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/31231726@N03/15007036346/in/photostream/player/" width="75" height="75" fra...
by porteous
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Setting up a PM plough crosshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 7618

Re: Setting up a PM plough crosshaft

Dear Henk;
Spot on! Mine now set up the same, so looking forward to getting back in the field tomorrow morning!
Many thanks;
David
by porteous
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Setting up a PM plough crosshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 7618

Setting up a PM plough crosshaft

Went to the local vintage club "shine up" today and some one mentioned my cross shaft needed adjusting to get an equal front furrow width (10"). Spent the afternoon tinkering until the plough wouldn't work at all! Does anyone have a diagram/photo or set of instructions for setting up the cross shaft...
by porteous
Thu May 29, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: J17 crawler
Replies: 33
Views: 36681

Re: J17 crawler

Really looking forward to seeing the finished job! Superb so far. :clap:
by porteous
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Attaching FR PM plough points
Replies: 5
Views: 5629

Re: Attaching FR PM plough points

VMT. Everything I need to know! Regards; David
by porteous
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Attaching FR PM plough points
Replies: 5
Views: 5629

Re: Attaching FR PM plough points

VMT. Everything I need to know! Regards; David
by porteous
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Attaching FR PM plough points
Replies: 5
Views: 5629

Attaching FR PM plough points

I have a 2 furrow PM with Epic bodies. It all works fine but I am puzzled about how the points are fixed on the (epic) bodies. One has a wooden peg with a red top, the other has a bent nail. Should I be worried?
by porteous
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ransomes trailed mole plough - size & weight
Replies: 1
Views: 3954

Ransomes trailed mole plough - size & weight

I am considering buying a trailed Ransomes Mole plough and have found one 170 miles away which might go at a price I can afford. Does anyone know what size they are? If I get it I will need to fetch it and am hoping it will fit my 7'x4' trailer ( The length isn't a huge issue but the width is. They ...
by porteous
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion

I would have thought the land slides compacted the vertical outside edge of the furrow, so that the wearing surface would be the outside vertical one? I am pretty sure this is an original item on my plough, and have now found two photos of other PM ploughs which seem to show plain landslides with no...
by porteous
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion

I notice there is no heel at the rear landslide. Is this correct? Mine has a DMD4 heel http://www.westlakeploughparts.co.uk/160366-ransomes-dmd-body-plough-parts.html Good Morning Henk; I assume the heel is held on using plough bolts so that the face of the landslide remains smooth? I will go out a...
by porteous
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion - cured

Put the new 665 boards on my plough over the weekend, newly painted and greased. One had the original Ransomes sprayed on stencil makers name in white. The good folk at Angliagraphicsigns.com made me two very nice replicas in vinyl which add a really nice touch. At £10 the decals were much easier on...
by porteous
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion

Went and picked up the boards yesterday. What a place! a shed full of 40s & 50s tractors inc at least 3 E27Ns, a couple of acres of ploughs, parts and other impliments, and four shop soiled but NOS Ransomes 665 boards,(They have NOS Kristeel 41k and 39s as well) possibly the last in the country? The...
by porteous
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion

Westlake could not be more helpful! It seems there are three possible mouldboards for a PM plough, and they have all three. I will get one of the old ones off again and take it over to Peterborough by the end of the week to make sure I get the right ones. May I ask what he is charging for mouldboar...
by porteous
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion

Westlake could not be more helpful! It seems there are three possible mouldboards for a PM plough, and they have all three. I will get one of the old ones off again and take it over to Peterborough by the end of the week to make sure I get the right ones.
by porteous
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: EPIC mouldboard confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 25021

Re: EPIC mouldboard confusion

My Robin parts list lists both 41K & 39K boards. Stays are different pn's. Only one frog 1739, is listed. Do your 'new' 41K boards fit? :wink: No . The stays are too long, and the holes in the frog don't seem quite right. The one thing I didn't measure was the distance between the two bolt holes at...
by porteous
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: New plough - anybody know what it is? FR PM ?
Replies: 23
Views: 23643

Re: New plough - anybody know what it is? FR PM ?

Brian; Many many thanks. That is really very helpful and explains the controls very well. I agree that the EPIC heads I have are certainly giving a good result. I think it is a very early PM, it is certainly carrying the FR mark on the makers plate, and I like the idea of using it near where it was ...