West of England steam and country fair

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West of England steam and country fair

Postby theblacksmith » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:13 am

Hi all. At 9am this morning I set off from home on gussy to the wescf rally. She ran like a dream the whole 11.3 miles. I took me just under an hour.

I'm using her with the belt pulley to run a chaff cutter so will post some more pictures over the corse of the weekend

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Have a good weekend all!!

Trystan
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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby theblacksmith » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:41 pm

So on Friday the tractor ran the chaff cutter perfectly! We took straw straight from friends Garvie thrashing machine.

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We went for a little run in the evening to the beer tent and back.

Then Saturday was a bad day started the tractor in the morning and she ran fine. We stopped for lunch, everything seemed normal. Then in the afternoon I started to get a little white smoke from the exhaust which turned to a lot of white smoke. No temperature rise but no oil pressure. And oil slowly running down the off side behind the carb. I'm thinking head gasket and or rocker cover gasket. We got trailered home Saturday afternoon :(

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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby White Wolf » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:33 am

Thanks for sharing the pictures Trystan, looks like it would have been a great weekend. Sorry to hear Gussy is unwell, she may need a hot water bottle as well as her blanket. :-(

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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby Grunt » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:25 am

Afraid I can't help with trailer colour on another post. Did you get Gussy sorted?
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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby White Wolf » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:26 am

I think that is a different Blacksmith.
However I have been wondering what happened to Gussy too.
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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby Grunt » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:01 pm

Oooops.

They'll have a field day with me when Owldfarmers disease sets in properly, Nurse, Nurse, NURSE, I NEED THE BED PAN.
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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby theblacksmith » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:32 pm

Hi sorry I have been absent for so long. Work has taken over gussy time, and forum time!

On the gussy front, she is sat in the same spot of the workshop and I have got as far as draining fuel oil and water. I am going to get her sorted before the summer though!!

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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby White Wolf » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:59 pm

Good to hear from you Trystan, hopefully busy at work means business is good.

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Re: West of England steam and country fair

Postby theblacksmith » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:12 pm

Thanks Joshua, yes business is very busy with hunting season coming to a close and show season starting in the next month. Everyone wants horses shoeing!
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