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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 10:12am
What happened to this idea, or have I missed something, in that case I'm sorry.
 
I have a few different machines now in various paints and I would also like to return to the original oils and plus if possible.
 
Would it be possible for a few stickys to be posted one for each type of machine and once we have the definitive colours and other bits just fix them on the forum.
Sorry if this is a mega job for the admin team.
 
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 11:41am
No definitive answer was given. This is all a very good idea but will need someone (or a team) to co-ordinate and verify data. We are still waiting for volunteers to form a queue.
Another consideration is should the information be kept in the members only section, another benefit of joining the VHGMC rather than just the forum.
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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 2:12pm
Looks like someone needs to make a decision?
 
What about a new heading in the Club forum, every machine has an entry or thread. Once all the contributors have agreed on the information entered into each thread/machine spec the threads can be closed down and made into information stickys.
We could still have the "Machine Specification" forum open to new entries but the stickys can only be altered by the admin team with agreement from contributing members.
This way the team to organise it are the members who contribute, with admin just finalising the thread once contributors have agreed. 
 
Sorry don't know if this can be done this way?
 
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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 2:56pm
What about a set stencil that we must stick to e.g.
 

Machine Specification Stencil.

 

Machine Type                          ---------------------

Engine Make/Model                 ---------------------

Engine size/bore                        ---------------------

Valve gap setting                      ---------------------

Cylinder Head  Torque             ---------------------

Spark plug                                ---------------------

Engine colour                            ---------------------

Body colour                             ---------------------

Two tone                                  ---------------------

Wheel size                                ---------------------

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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2012 at 8:28am
We will also need to have a paper copy available for club members that do not use the forum (the majority).
I will use the template and put a short article in the next issue of The Cultivator requesting information.
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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2012 at 11:33am
Just before you do Charlie, does anyone want to include anything else on the stencil?
 
Come on everyone lets put this one to bed and it will give us a good reference thread.
 
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Quote Hillsider Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2012 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by Dididothat

Just before you do Charlie, does anyone want to include anything else on the stencil?

Come on everyone lets put this one to bed and it will give us a good reference thread.


Phil


How about adding the years of manufacture to give an idea of the age range of the machine where this is known. Also in the case of an engine the idling and maximum revs would be helpful.
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2012 at 8:57pm
yes i would like to say that if it is a two stroke can the correct petrol oil ratio be included for the guidence of others   not only now,but for future generations.
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2012 at 9:41am

Machine Specification Stencil.

 

Machine Type  and Age           ---------------------

Engine Make/Model                 ---------------------

Two Stroke oil mix                   ---------------------

Engine size/bore                        ---------------------

Engine Idle speed (revs)            ---------------------

Engine Max speed (revs)          ---------------------

Valve gap setting                      ---------------------

Cylinder Head  Torque             ---------------------

Spark plug and gap                   ---------------------

Points gap                                ---------------------

Engine colour                            ---------------------

Body colour                             ---------------------

Two tone                                  ---------------------

Wheel size                                ---------------------

 
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2012 at 10:15am
I thought this was going to be a 'machinery colour' register. It is turning into a full machine spec reference. Is this what we want/need? Most of the tech stuff is listed in machine/engine manuals. It is things like colour that are not given and are needed. Just a thought.
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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2012 at 12:23pm
When you look back through the posts Charlie, when some gets a machine these are always questions that they ask?
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Quote alan Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2012 at 7:35pm

Hello Everyone.

I've read the comments on this thread over the past few days.

In answer to "When you look back through the posts Charlie, when some gets a machine these are always questions that they ask?" my reply is nope...

They ask:

"Has anyone else got a machine like this?"
"What is it?"
"How old is it?"
"How do I get it running?"

This is then followed by a discussion (and healthy arguments!)between various members about what should or shouldn't be done to spring the machine back into life. The reason there is a thread or discussion is because it invariably turns out that every machine is (or appears to be) different from the one it sat next to on the production line!

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Quote vegikev Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2012 at 10:42pm
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Charlie ,That is so true, but when I showed someone  my latest machine an Auto-Culto Junior  and on its strip down the original yellow had been painted in  what looks like a "Hammerite Blue" .so which is the right colour. Dave

hi charlie mine is mainly green over yellow but the fuel tank and rotavator both have traces of a bluey/green hamerite looking paint
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2012 at 8:39am
My point is technical information such as valve clearances etc can usually be found in the appropriate manual. Within the club and this forum, members have a vast amount of relevant literature and can often supply a copy for a small fee or even free. The prompt replies given to questions of this nature illustrate this.
The one bit of information not contained in any of the available literature is the colour. Hence the need for some sort of reference document for colours.
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Quote Hillsider Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2012 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by Charlie

My point is technical information such as valve clearances etc can usually be found in the appropriate manual. Within the club and this forum, members have a vast amount of relevant literature and can often supply a copy for a small fee or even free. The prompt replies given to questions of this nature illustrate this.
The one bit of information not contained in any of the available literature is the colour. Hence the need for some sort of reference document for colours.


Upon reflection I think Charlie is correct in his comments, what started out as a request for a simple colour reference has grown like topsy into a full blown data sheet. It may well be that there is a place for this in the club documents for members to download as a template if they need to but re the original question of providing a colour reference it may be better to go back to basics and keep it simple.
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