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    Bristol and Suffolk
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    Pre-1920 tractors, motor rollers, lorries.
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    Chemical Engineer

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  1. Hi Phill, What an interesting find. Timely to share this was waiting for me in the mail: Best of luck with your recovery. Andy
  2. For many restoration projects it's the small details that make a big difference; the Leyland workshop certainly falls into this category. David is very fortunate to have an original Austinlite switchboard but this is missing five out of seven fuses. Back in early March I sourced some Tufnol tube to make replacements however this didn't arrive in Bristol until long after I had scarpered. Now things are back to a version of normality that if not normal is becoming scarily familiar, I've found a few spare moments to start fuse making. "A picture speaks a thousand words" they say
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    Karrier WDS

    Work - life balance is still all out of kilter but I'm managing to get a few odd jobs done once again. I ordered some mild steel blanks to make new exhaust flanges. When these arrived Jon volunteered to do the machining. Well, what could I say, other than "thanks". The thin flanges bolt onto the silencer end plates (with the bolt heads on the inside). The shouldered flanges are brazed onto the exhaust pipe. The flange pairs are retained with nuts and spring washers. Somewhere down the line a communication mix-up resulted in the shouldered flanges getting 3/8"bsf threaded holes and
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    Karrier WDS

    I'll be prepared to wager Ben's Grover washers didn't arrive packaged like this:
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    Karrier WDS

    If one day was much the same as another during lock-down in rural East Anglia, it's fair to say not much has changed upon my return to the big city save for my being unable to nip into the workshop to tinker with the Karrier. Basically, if it's a dry day I'm attending to the previous 4 months of neglect in the garden, if it's a wet day my efforts are expended indoors where I wasn't exactly houseproud before I left. Here's the first of an occasional series of posts filling in some of the gaps that didn't make it at the time, in this case May 2020. The Tylor engine fitted to the Karrie
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    Karrier WDS

    Rightly or wrongly, after twenty weeks away, I took the decision to return to Bristol. I will have plenty to do taming the wilderness that was once my back garden, but lorry work will be on hold for a while. So I'll share the last few jobs undertaken immediately prior to my departure with occasional posts of things that didn't quite make it to the blog at the time. First up, big thanks to Jon for sending me a box of goodies, including a ferrule to repair the exhaust pipe. Using a Jubilee clip as a guide, I first cut the rotten end off then drove in the ferrule until the shoulder came up
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    Karrier WDS

    Thread is 1/2" Whit. 1"AF. Thanks, Andy
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    Karrier WDS

    Seems I might have to take a trip to Huddersfield and do some exploring when things are back to normal. Thanks for sharing the photograph and map locations. Shed roof repairs have taken up a lot of time this week, however I've still managed to get a few jobs done. As I sit down with a cuppa, I'll share some of these. Earlier in the week I spoke to an ever-so-helpful lady at Hayley Bearings about vee belts. She informed me that B51 was a 17 mm wide belt, 51 inches long. Yes they had some in stock, but only endless belts, not link belt. I had read that the Karrier was originally fitted
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    Karrier WDS

    It seems that the government are encouraging us to spend our way out of the covid - induced financial crisis; I am doing my bit... sheltered safe from harm behind my computer screen! Mask free. These beauties arrived in the post today: (All of these images are in the same orientation on my computer. Any suggestions how / why this blog editor rotates them gratefully received) And alongside the motley selection they are to replace: Don't they look nice!
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    Karrier WDS

    Another week behind us; time for a quick update. We enjoyed the company of visitors this weekend. Most welcome as we emerge from these strange times. Actually shook hands prior to their departure which was my first physical contact with a fellow human being since before lock-down. That said, I did wash my hands with soap and water afterwards, at my earliest convenience. So there have been a few tidying up jobs done this week. Advance and retard linkage and throttle linkage, prepped and painted, ready to go back on. The short link with the brass ends is not original, but did yield two
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    Karrier WDS

    That's worth knowing. Thank you. It's not on the critical path; I can wait on this occasion. Andy
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    Karrier WDS

    Dave, That's very kind of you. I'll have a measure up later and PM you the dimensions. Thanks, Andy.
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    Karrier WDS

    Last night, when I came to write the latest update, I realised I didn't have all the photographs I needed. So I just popped out into the workshop to remedy the situation. (I may be working from home, but I'm still entitled to a tea-break.) This week has seen the various nuts and bolts work their way up to gloss. Also I have freshened up the cylinder blocks. Finally, have re-fitted some of the shiny bits... Fuel filter. As received, the stop-tap had rusted off to a point projecting just beyond the gland nut. I took this to work and drilled out the remains, re-cut the inte
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    Karrier WDS

    OK, if you felt a little cheated by the last post, this one has more substance to it. General topic: getting stuff off the floor and back on the lorry. I needed a small quantity of 5/16" BSF single chamfer nuts. There's a bag of them on the kitchen table in Bristol, but they're not much use to me there. Strangely, in my haste to get back before the lock-down all those weeks ago, they were not top of my list. I don't currently have access to a lathe either. I remembered that I had a quantity of BS 190 1/4" Whitworth nuts, so set about drilling and re-tapping them 5/16" BSF. Nut
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    Karrier WDS

    The nice man from UPS just delivered a parcel: 3/8"BSF bar-turned nuts and bolts, from Trojan Special Fasteners. Only ordered on Monday; can't fault that! So hope to be able to bolt a few more bits back on over the weekend.
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