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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Topic: My grandfather´s BMB plowmate
    Posted: 22 Jan 2012 at 11:05pm
Hi

I just started the restoration of my grandfather´s BMB Plowmate. I don´t know how old the thing is, but it was in a terrible condition. The engine was changed out in the 70´s or 80´s I think. So I do not want to waste any time to fix the old engine. (I would if it was the original jap). This is my first resto. ever so please bear with me.

Stupid me did no take any pictures before starting. By the way I´m Morten from norway, (that explains the miss spellings.)

















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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 23 Jan 2012 at 8:46am
Some great photo's, interesting to see the insides of the gearbox. Keep us posted with progress.
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Quote Franktonpaget Replybullet Posted: 23 Jan 2012 at 9:30am
Morten,
 
I am Joe Paget the VHGMC helpline bod for BMB
Is there any information assistance you require ?
I had not realised the BMB cultivators were exported to Norway,you learn something new every day.
Various engines were fitted to the BMB ploughmate.
 
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 23 Jan 2012 at 10:31am
I will keep posting the pics as i go on


There was actual a lot of them coming to the vest coast of norway after the war I think. I know about 5 of them in my area. There is some parts that is missing from my "love"


Its the brake handles, throttle and the tool box. I don´t know yet what to do with that. My neighbor du have the same tractor, and he do have our original engine, but he does not want to give it back
He will never fix it up either. And it is good comp in it..

Here is the pictures of my neighbor´s tractor and the parts i need.

What I´ve done so far:

I took the tractor completely apart and putted it in STRIP ALL acids. it removed al old paint and rust as you can see on the seat.
Put first layer of coating, then painted it red.
Changed the bearings in the gear box.
There was some weariness on the cogwheels but not to bad.
i media blasted the alu. front, (turned out nice). Will post pic tomorrow.

    


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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 23 Jan 2012 at 10:07pm
Some more work done today. The parts for the stearing has got it second layer of red paint. The cover for the "wheel shaft" is installed with new gaskets. the gasket for the other side was broken when transported so have to make new one

Before and after pic of the front.




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Quote Franktonpaget Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2012 at 8:01pm
Morten
 
I would try an advert in the club magazine for your missing bits,or is there a specalist magazine for farmers or market gardening in Norway you could write to or place an advert in.
Do you know who the selling agent was in Norway for BMB, it may be a long shot but there could still be spares sitting on a store shelf or they may know where there are spares. It may seem a long shot but worth a try Big%20smile 
 
Your ploughmate has the ribbed front fitted on the earlier ploughmate model
 
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 24 Jan 2012 at 8:51pm
I haven´t seen any magazines, and i haven´t found any norwegian forums either. I actulay dont know any thing about the tractor and how was selling them. I have to dig in to that.

The member charlie on this forum showed me this link, to a lot of BMB tractor parts. I think he got every parts i need. I sent him him an email, he told me i had to fix the transport my self, then i was ok for me to bid on it.

Is there anyone that lives in that area?

her is the link:

(link removed. Forum rules do not allow links to auction sites.)
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 9:07am
The club magazine is only available to club members.
Other magazines available are Tractor & Machinery published by Kelsey Publishing; Tractor magazine published by Morton's Publishing, others are also available.

The BMB parts on that well known auction site are located in Chatham. Are there any members in the area that could collect them for Morten?
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 4:14pm
Sorry. I did not know that it was not allowed to post the link.

I have sent a mail to this person in chatham to see if i can buy only my needed parts. so I´m waiting for an answer.

I was back in the barn today and worked for an hour or two.



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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 8:02pm
The BMB that is located in Chatam, i believe is my old machine, sold complete as a pair, but they appear to have been broken up! But where good solid machines when sold!
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 1:39pm
 
Such a shame when people break to make more money from parts.
 
I have some handles / levers (only these parts though) not sure
what model but are BMB, will sort photos when home tonight.
PM sent to Morten ....
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 13 Feb 2012 at 7:29pm
Thanks Trusty Bloke.
 
Nothing hapens in the workshop for the next 6 weeks, at work in Nigeria.
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Quote charliesfergy Replybullet Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 8:13am
Hi, i have a clutch lever, the T shaped one if its any help, yours for postage

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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 7:35pm
 
My only BMB spares .....
 
 
 That's not my copy of The Sun (I hasten to add) Maria gets old newspapers from her friends at work ........ !
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Quote Pjakken Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2012 at 9:26am
Hello Morten! Your plowmate looks really good! Good to see there's more norwegians working on these mean machines. Where in Norway do you live? I'm stationed at Sunnmøre. I've just started planning the work for my own Plowmate, and the main problem is that I don't have the carburetor and the drivebelt. Except from that the machine looks complete. Is the carburetor from your old motor working/for sale? First prior is to get the old jap going, if that wont work, I'll probably fix up something like yours.
 
PS: How's your new enginge suited to replace the old one? Mainly thing of the RPM, and connection to drivebelt/wheel.
 
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 16 Oct 2012 at 7:55pm
some worke has been done latly.. it comming slowly together :)

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Quote burrboy Replybullet Posted: 16 Oct 2012 at 8:18pm
Hi Morten looking good like the trailer keep up the good work . I have just started work on one great photos   
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 16 Oct 2012 at 8:41pm
Hi. Thanks.

Do you have as a project on this forum?
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Quote mortenmustang Replybullet Posted: 22 Oct 2012 at 8:06pm
Does any one know if there is hoses in these wheels? it is leaking in the air valve.. is it possible to just change the valve? (the front wheels)
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Quote burrboy Replybullet Posted: 22 Oct 2012 at 8:11pm
Morten yes they have tubes and you can put new valves in also you may be able to get a set of iron wheels
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