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Old 12 Mar 2018, 12:35 (Ref:3807498)   #736
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Ah yes PDI . I could make loads of bonus doing PDI back in the late 70's. Paid for my motor racing.Happy days.
The days of bonuses! Wonder if they still exist? Amazing how quick jobs got done when there was a chance of extra income.....

I’d buy that Vovo if I had that sort of spare cash or my lotto ticket comes up! Would look good towing a GpA 240T touring car....
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Old 12 Mar 2018, 12:47 (Ref:3807502)   #737
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HOW much????? Thirteen K?????

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Old 12 Mar 2018, 15:16 (Ref:3807522)   #738
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Only 3 left? Maybe because up to 1969 the P1800 bodies were made in the U.K....
By Pressed Steel I think, and cars built up by Jensen. So much remedial work needed on the bodies that it nearly finished Jensen off (for the first time)
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Old 12 Mar 2018, 16:10 (Ref:3807536)   #739
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By Pressed Steel I think, and cars built up by Jensen. So much remedial work needed on the bodies that it nearly finished Jensen off (for the first time)

Spot on. Wasn't until 1969 onwards that the bodies were produced in Sweden! Think Jensen built about 6000 complete cars for them.
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Old 12 Mar 2018, 16:23 (Ref:3807540)   #740
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Rather humorously I've just been caught out on Twitter. I did wonder when the question came back "which one is the Triumph? My excuse is that I've been in hospital today to undergo some tests.

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Old 16 Mar 2018, 11:59 (Ref:3808316)   #741
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For those not at Goody, a bit different auction to those I usually follow.....

http://www.hjpugh.com/tractorsales/170318catalogue.pdf

Lot 122, the 1948 Field Marshall brings back memories! Single (horizontal) cylinder 2 stroke diesel, and started by using a blank 12 bore cartridge. The exhaust isn’t very visible in the pic, but was more of a ‘smoke stack’, and would belch huge amounts of black smoke when under load. Unique noise as well, and I’ve fond memories of watching them work. They were very popular to drive thrashing machines (by belt), replacing steam, and when running stationary to do so, if the ground was soft the tractor would slowly sink in as it rocked back and forwards, such was the crank imbalance!

Tech info here..... http://www.fieldmarshalltractors.com...all/4536216010

Video of starting procedure if you’ve got 3 minutes.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VEurohAwrmA
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Old 16 Mar 2018, 12:15 (Ref:3808320)   #742
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For those not at Goody, a bit different auction to those I usually follow.....

http://www.hjpugh.com/tractorsales/170318catalogue.pdf

Lot 122, the 1948 Field Marshall brings back memories! Single (horizontal) cylinder 2 stroke diesel, and started by using a blank 12 bore cartridge. The exhaust isn’t very visible in the pic, but was more of a ‘smoke stack’, and would belch huge amounts of black smoke when under load. Unique noise as well, and I’ve fond memories of watching them work. They were very popular to drive thrashing machines (by belt), replacing steam, and when running stationary to do so, if the ground was soft the tractor would slowly sink in as it rocked back and forwards, such was the crank imbalance!

Tech info here..... http://www.fieldmarshalltractors.com...all/4536216010

Video of starting procedure if you’ve got 3 minutes.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VEurohAwrmA
One of the local farmers had one when I was at school, as it was a 2 stroke the engine could sometimes start in reverse without you knowing and caused all sorts of "fun" , however I have never known how the engine worked as it didn't have crankcase compression or a super/turbo charger. presumably it had ports and not valves ? I do know that it had a decompression lever that could automatically work off of the massive external flywheel so that you could also start it with a crank handle.
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For those not at Goody, a bit different auction to those I usually follow.....

http://www.hjpugh.com/tractorsales/170318catalogue.pdf

Lot 122, the 1948 Field Marshall brings back memories! Single (horizontal) cylinder 2 stroke diesel, and started by using a blank 12 bore cartridge. The exhaust isn’t very visible in the pic, but was more of a ‘smoke stack’, and would belch huge amounts of black smoke when under load. Unique noise as well, and I’ve fond memories of watching them work. They were very popular to drive thrashing machines (by belt), replacing steam, and when running stationary to do so, if the ground was soft the tractor would slowly sink in as it rocked back and forwards, such was the crank imbalance!

Tech info here..... [url]http://www.fieldmarshalltractors.com/workings-of-a-field-marshall/4536216010[/u

Video of starting procedure if you’ve got 3 minutes.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VEurohAwrmA
Didn't Dinky make a model?
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Old 16 Mar 2018, 16:57 (Ref:3808402)   #744
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Didn't Dinky make a model?
They certainly did John.

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Old 16 Mar 2018, 17:01 (Ref:3808405)   #745
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Seems they’re worth a bit, as well!
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Old 16 Mar 2018, 22:17 (Ref:3808445)   #746
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Seems they’re worth a bit, as well!
Like all old mechanical stuff, a mate of mine has been collecting tractors and related farm machinery for years, he's an absolute anorak and has probably got over a million quid's worth and still collecting.
A lot of cars in the day they were just scrapped when they got obsolete and people wanted newer stuff, the same with tractors although as farming got into the 20th century and more intensified the need for huge 4 wheel powerful machinery became the norm, now they are ECU controlled with all mod-cons like aircon and drive like a car.
However like modern cars modern tractors have got too "technical" and the silliest of things like a sensor or a dodgy connection on the canbus wiring can stop things working. Gone are the days of having a toolbox hanging off the side of the tractor with a hammer and an adjustable spanner inside that would get you going again.
Up my local farm they still have an old Fordson Dexta that they still use when things break down, unfortunately it won't take all the modern ancillary stuff behind it. However it will lay about for ages and still start instantly when needed.
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Old 17 Mar 2018, 09:23 (Ref:3808500)   #747
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Like all old mechanical stuff, a mate of mine has been collecting tractors and related farm machinery for years, he's an absolute anorak and has probably got over a million quid's worth and still collecting.
A lot of cars in the day they were just scrapped when they got obsolete and people wanted newer stuff, the same with tractors although as farming got into the 20th century and more intensified the need for huge 4 wheel powerful machinery became the norm, now they are ECU controlled with all mod-cons like aircon and drive like a car.
However like modern cars modern tractors have got too "technical" and the silliest of things like a sensor or a dodgy connection on the canbus wiring can stop things working. Gone are the days of having a toolbox hanging off the side of the tractor with a hammer and an adjustable spanner inside that would get you going again.
Up my local farm they still have an old Fordson Dexta that they still use when things break down, unfortunately it won't take all the modern ancillary stuff behind it. However it will lay about for ages and still start instantly when needed.
There's a lovely little Fordson sitting in a field almost opposite my house right now. The corrugated shed it was sheltering in was completely destroyed in one of the many winter storms but the tractor's still there.
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Strange weather here. Woke up to a covering of snow everywhere. Thick snow falling at 9-30. 10-30 no snow to be seen anywhere.

Opposite to Goodwood where it looked absolutely glorious at 9-45 (though undoubtedly cold). Blizzard conditions now.
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I know it's unlikely but for anyone thinking of attending the second day I.e. today of the VSCC Herefordshire Trial it is apparently cancelled. I assume due to snow again. Check with VSCC info sites if needing to confirm.
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The second day of the AGBO Rally @ Weston Park was cancelled. I got a call @ 5-45am when I was already on the M6, let's hope Goodwood still happens and I can watch it front the warmth of my armchair.
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