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Anglo Traction
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Topic: W'Horses out Today
    Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 6:06pm
Fired up the Raider 12 and Dusted it off.
The Bonnet was Laquered last Autumn ready for Airbrushing the Stripes on, then more Laquer. I'll do this later in the Spring. 

Also rolled out the C-120 to clean it and the work area. The Camera is lying about the colour, they are not that orange!. Wiring nearly finished. A few setbacks like finding parts is holding up progress and the Sandblasting/Powder Coating Fund is slow in replenishment.

Had to find another Engine for it and is from a different Application (1981), poorly maintained with scored bore and damaged Piston. The Engine has now been Rebored, Crank Reground and many new parts, so good as new. I had several modifications to make to comply with W/H spec, mainly the Blower Housing.

The Head is not ready for bolting down yet, that will be the last job.
 
I have various Implements for them and I'll post them up as I refurbish them.
 
Rather than bore you all with how I got to this point of the projects, there is a complete pictorial available in Slideshow form on my Photobucket account. It's open for Public viewing and covers both Tractors.
Not sure if a link is acceptable here, so just Google my Username as it is and without the space.
Cheers!.
 
 
 
 
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 7:17pm
Very smart herd, my horses are nowhere near that shiny !!

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Quote Norm4n Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 9:44pm
Nice, if you fancy selling one let me know

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Quote hortimech Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 11:52pm
Very nice, but can I ask why you have not painted the engine back to factory spec?
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Quote neilhorse Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 7:55am
OUTSTANDING RICHARD
I think the work that you do to these tractors is better than factory spec .
& if you really ask me nicely  Richatd i might even let you restore one of my tractors
Fantastic work
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Quote kpthorsefan Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 10:37am
They look great !! Very nice work....Thumbs%20Up
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Quote ih674 Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 12:33pm
wow theyre nice examples, very nice work
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Quote fordsonmajortom Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 12:39pm
The trouble is that you would never want to use them again, saying that they look wonderfull.
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 5:10pm
Thought I'd try a multiple quote reply, so here goes, hope it works.
Originally posted by pmackellow

Very smart herd, my horses are nowhere near that shiny !!
Thanks, All Smoke,Mirrors and Spray Cans Paul. Plus a bit of elbow grease and lacquer.
Originally posted by Norm4n

Nice, if you fancy selling one let me know
Thanks Norm, I'll bear it in mind, but I have lots of s and time in these. They're now in such good condition, I want them to earn their keep first.
Originally posted by hortimech

Very nice, but can I ask why you have not painted the engine back to factory spec?
Hi, I think I understand your line of question, if I'm wrong, I apologise.
Firstly, I can't call this a Restoration. The C-120 (or European Badged Raider) was in such a state, it was almost not worth saving. However I thought I'd try and make something of it. As I have such a problem sourcing correct parts, I followed the line of building a clean, reliable Tractor capable of some fairly hard work and so can't follow the conventional Restoration line (unlike the 72 Raider 12).
I had a preference to refurbish, prepare and paint each part individually, because I use Spray Cans and haven't got the facilities for a Factory Paint job.
I like to have some licence about finishing and in this case I prefer
the Engine Fins to painted with VHT Black and the Head in VHT Ali to assist with heat dispersal and corrosion resistance.
I've also used Stainless UNC Nuts/Bolts and Spring Washers on the Sheet Metal fixing points.
Hope that answers your question.Thanks.
Originally posted by neilhorse

I think the work that you do to these tractors is better than factory spec . & if you really ask me nicely Richatd i might even let you restore one of my tractors Fantastic work
Neil, If you weren't at the other end of this 'Sceptred Rock', I'd love to have one of your Roundhoods to do. However, It would probably take me several years and I'd have to keep riding it around to make sure it was going ok!Im%20most%20amused%20today! I promise I'll get down your way eventually for a visit.
Originally posted by kpthorsefan

They look great !! Very nice work....Thumbs%20Up
  
Kevin, Thanks. Your a 'Tough Act' to follow!. Hows the Greenhouse?..still Red inside?. I bet you had problems knowing if your tomatoes had ripened after using it as a Spray Booth!Wink
Originally posted by ih674

wow theyre nice examples, very nice work
ih674,Thanks, and for looking in on the Post.
 
Originally posted by fordsonmajortom

The trouble is that you would never want to use them again, saying that they look wonderfull.
Michael, Without your help, I would have anything to bolt the Front Wheels on to!.
Well, the Raider 12 is on occasional Light Duty work towing a Trailer currently.
The C-120 will be working harder turning Dirt , pulling out Tree roots , pumping/carrying water, mowing meadow paths and boundarys occasionally.
Thanks again All, updates will be forthcoming as and when.
Regards.
  
 
 
 
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 8:54pm
Ive got to admit that I do really like them. Dont think theres anything wrong with using artistic licence to do them to show standard- maybe not what the purists like, but should draw the crowds.
One day i'll buy myself another Wheel Horse- you and a couple of others on here have set the standard.SmileSmileSmile
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 9:09pm
Anglo Traction, are you free for the Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show ?? I am sure steve d would welcome additions to the Wheelhorse lineup...

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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by pmackellow

Anglo Traction, are you free for the Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show ?? I am sure steve d would welcome additions to the Wheelhorse lineup...

 
Hi Paul, Mmmm, A Deadline!. Haven't encountered one of those in 5 years since I took Early Retirement.....Just found a Message from Steve, so I'll liaise with him.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 8:31pm
Jolly good, just thought it was worth asking !!

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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 2:25am
Some progress on the C-120 despite the weather holding up work on prep and Paint. This was how far I'd got at 1st June. Hence the fact I could not commit to being ready for Ardingly.
 
 
This month, I've had the Bonnet and Seat Pan Blasted and double Powdercoated ready to start the Topside prep & paint (staying satin black underside).
 
Main Panels will be pretty corrosion resistant when finished
The Stack Pipe will be a future Mod, so staying with the OEM Exhaust for now. Still have a few parts to source, probably from the U.S.
With the hope of better weather, should be able to speed up the progress.
Looking like finishing around September, which will make it a 2 year project !!. 
 
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 7:29am
Fine craftsmanship, there, Richard, and I like to see engines with black barrels and silver heads.....
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote neilhorse Replybullet Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 1:03pm
Superb work Richard
It says that you posted these last pictures at 2.25 AM
What on Earth are you doing  at stupid oclock in the morning Richard .
I hope you wasnt doing work on the tractor at that time of the morning.
seriously though
Your work is just something else & yes  you can have one of my round hoods to restore & i wouldnt worry if i did take a couple of years to get done it it came out as good as yours.
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2012 at 1:00am
Originally posted by will_haggle

Fine craftsmanship, there, Richard, and I like to see engines with black barrels and silver heads.....
Thankyou Will, the Barrel took some work to remove the Flashing and smooth the Fins. I even drilled some of the webs around the Exhaust outlet to improve the airflow.
 
Originally posted by neilhorse

Superb work Richard
It says that you posted these last pictures at 2.25 AM
What on Earth are you doing at stupid oclock in the morning Richard .
I hope you wasnt doing work on the tractor at that time of the morning.
Hey Neil, Thankyou. Hope all's well with you.
Yes. Guilty. I had some high amperage work to do, so it was carried out at the Economy 7 night rate. I have no body clock either... too many years of Shift work.
  
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 30 Sep 2012 at 12:54am
More progress and a few mods on the C-120, mainly Paint. The Bonnet top will be done again in the spring due to a localised reaction with the high build primer and the 4th topcoat. Never mind.
 
One of the mods is the use of a different Steering Wheel, an additional Bearing and trying to keep it tidy looking. I still have all the original Steering and Dash Housing parts to refurbish, so I can swap it back easily if I want to.
 
 
I finally located a decent original European seat, adding a strengthening plate on the Seatpan and fitting a modified front support bracket
 
......with a stronger Seat Latch.
 
 
Finished the Rear Section of the Cultivator/Harrow and set it up ready for sorting the Lift Cable linkage. The Mower Deck, Seeder and Water Pump are on the long project list.
 
 
Not long to go before I'm ready to get her started up for a ride.
 
Just to give you an idea of what I started with just under 2 years ago....
 
....oh so close to being scrapped.  
 
 
 
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 01 Oct 2012 at 8:50pm
Absolutely stunning, top marks...

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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 01 Oct 2012 at 8:50pm
Fantastic project,and a long term labour of love ! the chrome stack looks well and is this from a royal enfield 350 cc by any chance ?
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 4:49pm
Originally posted by pmackellow

Absolutely stunning, top marks...
 
Hi Paul, Thanks. I only have the 2 WHs, so most of my spare time (and money) goes on them.
 
Originally posted by Simar Kid

Fantastic project,and a long term labour of love ! the chrome stack looks well and is this from a royal enfield 350 cc by any chance ?
 
Hi John (I believe). Thankyou, yes , a long time spent on this one. Your correct with the exhaust I.D. It will call for some heavy support and I've drawn up the bracket work for it using an old Engine Block for the dimensions.
I also found your Project Post and will be following itThumbs%20Up.
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Quote WestwoodGazelle Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 6:48pm
Fantastic work here, really professional job on the 'Horses! Thumbs%20Up
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 02 Nov 2012 at 6:10pm
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Fantastic work here, really professional job on the 'Horses! 
 
Hi Jon, Thanks. Hope your work on the Gazelle is progressing Thumbs%20Up.
 
So I've just about finished the C-120 now. Fired it up for the first time the other week and finished making a few parts . Starts, runs, sounds and drives fine.
Only a few bits to go and the usual 'Shakedown' and tweeking to do. Plan to replace the Front wheel for narrow Rims and Ribbed tyres later.
 
Then it's time to put it to work in the Spring.
 
 
 
 
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Quote les wilson Replybullet Posted: 02 Nov 2012 at 11:27pm
wow ,great job you've done there of her ;better than showroom condition! should be proud of her and your work ... callum
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 03 Nov 2012 at 3:49pm
Fantastic job Richard, that will look great at next years rallies... fancy bringing it to Ardingly ??

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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 28 Sep 2013 at 3:36pm
Made a small change to the C-120. Took a while to get around to machining and welding to match up a pair of odd narrow front wheels. Put the Tri Rib Tyres on them, as I don't plan to use this Tractor for mowing-





What a difference to the steering......well worth doing   
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Quote Stigian Replybullet Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 7:58am
Fantastic work as always Richard, I like the dust caps on top of the king pins...

The rest of it is quite good as well LOLBig%20smile
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Quote simar kid Replybullet Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 2:59pm
those two years have been well worth while,that back drop of a laurel hedge does the photo justice,congrats.
Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop
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Quote Anglo Traction Replybullet Posted: 16 Oct 2013 at 11:36pm
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Fantastic work as always Richard, I like the dust caps on top of the king pins...The rest of it is quite good as well


Hi Ian, You have an eye for a bargain !, they are Supermarket Milk bottle caps (Semi Skimmed).
Will stop by for a visit soon Ian.

Originally posted by Simar Kid

those two years have been well worth while,that back drop of a laurel hedge does the photo justice,congrats.

Hi John, Hope all's well, Thanks, Yeah 2 years went quick. To think that Laurel was a 2 foot high shrub when I started on it .
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