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    Posted: 01 Oct 2013 at 7:47pm
Hi all, I'm new to this forum, but I expect I'll be on here quite a bit now. I've just acquired a Trusty (picking it up tomorrow).
It is currently a non-runner, but looks to be fairly up together, so shouldn't take much to get going (famous last words!). I know my way around engines, and am fairly handy with the spanners, but I am completely new to Trusty's.
First question, is there any known weak points/common problems areas that I should watch out for?, is there anyone I could contact for dating information? and are there manuals available?.
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Joe.
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 8:49am
Joe,welcome to the forum. Forum member trusty220 can help with dating and other information relating to Trusty Tractors.
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Quote def90joe Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 8:14pm
Well, collected the beast today, and initial assessment looks promising. Engine turns over with good compression, no spark but that should be easily sorted, other than that, just needs a good clean up.
The steering seems to be in order and do what it should.
The main clutch is going to be the biggest job I think, looks to be a big rusty mess!.
Will get back to you with a serial number, but I think it may be a wartime one. It is single speed and is fitted with a Briggs and Stratton engine, I think a ZZ, does that sound right?.
Also came with a plough, a riding bogey and the remains of a cultivator. All are seized up, but should be too bad to free up.
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 8:47pm
I hope for your sake that the coil is ok, as unfortunately, they are no longer available...
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 10:17pm
I have a ZZ book, I'll see if I've got a PDF that I can email for you.
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Quote ransomesmg6 Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2013 at 10:55pm
If the coil is shot, there is a way of getting around it. Someone I know, got a coil assembly from a small Honda engine, then sat it where the coil used to be, tacked both ends with a welder, and it runs as sweet as a nut!
Good luck with it!
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Quote def90joe Replybullet Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 4:05pm
Originally posted by mowersman

I hope for your sake that the coil is ok, as unfortunately, they are no longer available...Andrew

That is a concern, but it is going to be a working machine, not a restored showpiece, so total originality isn't too much of an issue. If the coil is kaput, I'll find something to substitute it with.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 8:54pm
They aren't so unreliable as Villiers coils...
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