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The restoration of Dailmer Ferret 01DA04

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This weekend I cleaned and painted my starter. I was going to have it rebuilt but it was in perfectly good working order. I also got the fuel pump completed and several other items restored, next will be the alternator and carburetor.

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I have not been updating this thread as I intended to but it is still progressing. I’ve gotten a lot done since I last posted. Here are some current pictures. I have bought new tires, installed the dash instruments and wiring, rebuilt the brakes with alll new parts, painted the hull and stowage bins after repairs, and am currently reassembling the transmission after replacing the band material. There is no part on this Ferret that has not been removed, restored, and gone through to verify its condition 

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Completed my CES kit as well, this took years to assemble and locate everything. 

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I will try and update this thread a bit more frequently than I have been. Hope to be installing the petrol tank and power pack very soon! 

CaptMax 

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CES  kit  ,  to be pedantic - your Bahco shifter is far too modern by abt. 10 years, you need a earlier version with a parallel handle  LoL

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10 minutes ago, ruxy said:

CES  kit  ,  to be pedantic - your Bahco shifter is far too modern by abt. 10 years, you need a earlier version with a parallel handle  LoL

Thanks for that info ruxy, I will keep my eyes open for the correct replacement. It is what came with the majority of the CES tools when I received them. Would you happen to have a picture of the type your speaking of?

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This thread and your workmanship, Capt.Max have certainly been an inspiration to the rest of us with or without ferrets...That reminds me, I really need to get back on mine........

 

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I will take some photographs tomorrow.   I should have a pair of  12" 1960's era.  I would say - the better one would have   V Steel ,  BAHCO , Sweden  (I think the reverse side has Invented by Bahco year ???  ), just as correct probably the earlier version -  A B  BAHCO ,Stockholm  .

Bahco also produced identical to yours for Britool (with taper handle) , I well remember the first Britool one I purchased a more pocket sized 8" at Liverpool 1970 when I started as a seagoing junior engineer. I chose the chrome rather than phosphated - only to have it nicked by the lascars.  Prior to that I had Bahco 4" , 6"  , 10"  & 12"  -   tended to use only the 6"  & 10" .   Then a local factor in early 1970's started stocking  PROTO  , I considered them better , one was a 4"  "click-stop"  version - useless , been in a M&W toolmakers cabinet almost 50 years unused  !

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2 hours ago, ruxy said:

I will take some photographs tomorrow.   I should have a pair of  12" 1960's era.  I would say - the better one would have   V Steel ,  BAHCO , Sweden  (I think the reverse side has Invented by Bahco year ???  ), just as correct probably the earlier version -  A B  BAHCO ,Stockholm  .

Bahco also produced identical to yours for Britool (with taper handle) , I well remember the first Britool one I purchased a more pocket sized 8" at Liverpool 1970 when I started as a seagoing junior engineer. I chose the chrome rather than phosphated - only to have it nicked by the lascars.  Prior to that I had Bahco 4" , 6"  , 10"  & 12"  -   tended to use only the 6"  & 10" .   Then a local factor in early 1970's started stocking  PROTO  , I considered them better , one was a 4"  "click-stop"  version - useless , been in a M&W toolmakers cabinet almost 50 years unused  !

 ruxy,  that is a wealth of information alone. At least I now know what to look for. We have PROTO here in the states but not many BAHCO. I’ll have to come to the UK and find some boot sales or nick a few from someone. 😆 LOL. Loved your story, it’s the history of these things that I enjoy most. Thanks for sharing it mate. 

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Some pictures of the Wilson gearbox being reassembled. Slowly coming together again.

 

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On 12/29/2018 at 2:23 AM, CaptMax said:

 ruxy,  that is a wealth of information alone. At least I now know what to look for. We have PROTO here in the states but not many BAHCO. I’ll have to come to the UK and find some boot sales or nick a few from someone. 😆 LOL. Loved your story, it’s the history of these things that I enjoy most. Thanks for sharing it mate. 

Hi,  thanks for your PM bump.  Had not forgotten , the next day I had a turf out and photos taken.  Unfortunately I can not find the pair of parallel handle 10"  V Steel.  Sweden - I just used them several weeks ago.  Also a 12"  AB Bahco Stockholm + a 12"   V Steel Sweden , both parallel handle (they must be at my other garage a few miles away.  Doing badly for 6" - can't find any LoL

However I did find a Vintage  4" with parallel  handle.

Of course my Shifter pride & joy is the 18" , although never used much.

Purchased  1982 ,  had my covetous eyes on it for a good while , it was part of a Ironmongers window display along with a Wolf  "Grinderette" I also had my eyes on.  I had been working in Northern Scotland & knew there were few AA 2 or 3 star hotels to submit  £ receipts , so opted for subsistance allowance.  I came out well on top , home on Thursday  24+ hours early and £50+  of float mine.  The grinder had a ticket of £32 ,  I bartered that down to £25 because he had lost the box & pin spanner.  The 18" Bahco was realistically priced at £25 because it had been on display for years,  due to dusty condition I managed to get that down to £20.    Strange is it not , some tools you remember all  , the rest in the pics - I can't recall.

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Engine is now mated to the transmission. Next is installing the petrol tank before installing the engine. I still need to adjust the transmission bands and finish bolting on some small parts but I’m making progress. Just wanted to post some updated pictures for all to see. 

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You will find it better to fit the engine in before fitting the tank and I recollect that the trunnions on the transfer box will have to be removed first as well.

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9 hours ago, Richard Farrant said:

You will find it better to fit the engine in before fitting the tank and I recollect that the trunnions on the transfer box will have to be removed first as well.

Yes Richard, you are correct. I was putting the cart before the horse as they say. Thank you for correcting me on that.

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Dues to extremely cold temperatures (-32° windchill) I have not been working in the shop as much as I would like. I did manage to take a few more pictures and hope to be working out there this weekend when it warms up. 

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