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My 2CV was a charleston, a "luxury" trim level and a burgundy and black paintwork finish. Over the years I had collected 5 complete 2cv's, and broke another 5 for parts, but in the end, I didnt have the time or the patience to do them up, and I sold them as a job lot to Donnington park motor museum.
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Hi boys and girls, still not feeling quite right, but almost there! I did nothing this week, due to the storms and the wind howling round, so I have put together a slideshow of one of our late great engineering works, Doxford and Sons, of Sunderland, Marine engine builders. There is a link at the end to a silent colour amatuer film of the works in action. They built their last engine in 1980. Like, comment, subscribe, and as always, enjoy it!
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Thanks old mud, I hope to get back to live workshop videos soon! Thanks for the comment!
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Phil,

Thanks for the video.
I must have spent 20 minutes watching your 5:38 video....I had to keep pausing and replaying.
Great stuff.

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Thanks Brino, glad you liked it. My freing Richard (who is convalescing after a wood planer took half his finge)r came round today and I showed it to him. He worked for his dads precision engineering company in Leeds in the sixties and seventies, and took up woodwork when he left there, he loved it too, but said it was depressing that it is no longer in existence, like most of the companies that made the machines in the video. He should have stuck to metalwork!!
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Hi Chaps, weather is still atrocious, bitter wind and horizontal sleet today, and I have stayed in the warm! here are some more of my projects, ongoing and finished, but we start out with the glory days of Dean Smith and Grace in Keighley, West Yorkshire, A factory I actually went to in the seventies when I got my first lathe, a DS&G 13Z. If you go to www.lathes.co.uk/dsg there is a factory tour there which is every bit as interesting as the Doxford one Hope you like it, and don't forget to comment and subscribe.
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Hi Chaps, the week was going so well, once it had started (Tuesday), weather has improved and I feel fit again, and it was all downhill fom there! When everything around you is going bad, you have to take the opportunity to "break on through to the other side" so it's head down, and puuuuuush!Like, laugh, subscribe, comment enjoy!
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Hi All, the welder part is on back order, and this week we decided, seing as the weather was good, to deal with some trees damaged in the recent winds, sort of commando gardening!. We have a 4 Acre field just across the village from the Workshop, and this week, and next week, if dry, will be a maintenance blitz, as it is next to the road, and fallen trees tend to interfere with traffic! please like, comment and subscribe!
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And Now, due to Keiths wife having a seroius heart condition (although you wouldn't think it when you see her work) and my wife having Asthma, we are self isolating from each other, so the fencing and completion of the field work will be at a later date!
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Hi people,
During last weeks work on the fallen trees, I discovered that my chainsaw, an antique Stihl 08S, would not start, here is the tale of me fixing it, and then fixing it again! Many thanks to "The Repair Specialist" whose youtube vids put right my mistake! Enjoy, subscribe, and above all, stay healthy!
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Hi Chaps, the week was going so well, once it had started (Tuesday), weather has improved and I feel fit again, and it was all downhill fom there!
Hi Phil,
Just catching up on your posts here.
Your trees are ahead of ours on buds, but I did hear and see some robins this week. A sure sign of spring.
Stay well!
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I discovered that my chainsaw, an antique Stihl 08S, would not start
".....the first thing we'll do is damage that screw"

LOL! :grin big:

What bird is that from about 12:03 to 13:00?
It reminds me of a cardinal here....

That Stihl looks like it doesn't have any plastic bits on it. How old is it?
My ~20 year old Stihl model 029 has a lot of plastic covers, but they are holding up very well.

I appreciate that you included the the mis-assembly too.

Thanks for sharing this!
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Hi all, I bought the 08S second hand from a local small engine man, probably more than 20 years ago, he couldnt sell it over the counter because it has no chain brake on it!. I looked it up, and they started the 08 range in 1963!!! I had no idea it was so old, it is a superb saw, if (like all chain saws) you keep it sharp, and the guides trimmed! It is all metal, and the only damage is a couple of the vent slots are broken on the pull start case, which was like that when I bought it.. See https://www.stihl.com.au/static/geschichte/60er.htm As to the birdsong, apart from three years in Bridlington, I have lived in the countyside all my life and TBH I haven't a clue! My Cousin, Keith, born in London, and grew up in Harlow (where Holbrook lathes were made) can recognise every bird, tree, and flower! I will ask him! Thanks for the comments guys, and thanks for watching
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You may have noticed right at the end, after the saw has started, I grab a screwdriver to switch it off?, the switch is faulty, and instead of switching the saw off, it starts arcing, and delivers a hefty ignition voltage to the operators hand. I have just ordered a new switch........fron Hong Kong! I hope the info that Coronavirus dies in three days is correct! I may spray it down just in case.....................
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When I remove the needle valves from carburetors, I first screw them closed, counting the number of turns to tight. Then I know how to set them when I reinstall them.

Also, in addition to tightening in sequence, I tighten all screws to touch then repeat tightening to snug, and then a final round to finish. If I am torquing to a spec., I will add tightening to half of the final torque to the sequence.
 

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Good idea! but you never know how many people have been trying to start it and twiddled with the screws. Good thing to do though if you have no alternative. The tightening sequence you suggest is definitely the way to go as parts get thinner and more prone to warp.Thanks for the comment and for watching.
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Hi all,
Not done much due to the virus lockdown, I bet all the survivalists in the USA are rolling around their bunker floors, surrounded by food, laughing their heads off! I did get a day and a half in the workshop, made a cold frame for my daughters roof garden, she was pleased with the solid practical construction, but thought the aesthetics left a lot to be desired! Teenagers! There's no pleasing them! Like, comment, subscribe, enjoy! We live in "interesting" times.
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".....the first thing we'll do is damage that screw"

LOL! :grin big:

What bird is that from about 12:03 to 13:00?
It reminds me of a cardinal here....

That Stihl looks like it doesn't have any plastic bits on it. How old is it?
My ~20 year old Stihl model 029 has a lot of plastic covers, but they are holding up very well.

I appreciate that you included the the mis-assembly too.

Thanks for sharing this!
-brino
To my eternal embarrasment Brino, my cousin tells me it is a blackbird, one of the most common British birds! The conversation we had this morning was
Keith (my cousin) "Don't you recognise bird song"
Me "Yes mate, they all go TWEET"
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Week 2 of lockdown comes to an end, already it feels longer! My capacitance meter shows me what a plonker I am, we discuss masks, some say I should always wear one, not my wife you understand, she wears glasses!, but I have noticed she takes them off when I enter the room........ And the drive to work " ower't waaard tops tha knaws" the other way with wind turbines What thrills, I almost woke up! semd me a like, subscribe, comment,enjoy, stay home, stay safe, and WASH YER HANDS!!
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Week 3 of lockdown, I have not been to the workshop at all, may go next week, see how it goes. This is a little look round our back garden showing my rustic brickwork and a garden tour narrated by my eldest daughter,Izzy, including a brief glimpse of Catherine, my wife, and Emily, my youngest, brief because they refused to be filmed!. Warning, contains gratuitous pressure washer action! Phil East Yorkshire
 

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End of week 4 of lockdown, I havent been to the workshop, but needed to go today, so I did some little jobs and shot this while I was there Hope you enjoy it! Like, comment, subscribe, but above all stay well, stay indoors, because the more we do it, the sooner it will be over!
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Week 5 draws to a close, and I have not been to the workshop, so here is a tale of the problems I am having finding the fault on the TIG, problems caused in part by the inadequate "schematic", a poor excuse for a wiring diagram
 

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Week 6 of lockdown, and I am going back to work next week! Some really nice junk comes my way, and I begin to understand the cryptic Schematic! Excuse the HH camera work Like, enjoy, subscribe, stay safe people! Phil
 

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Week 2 of lockdown comes to an end, already it feels longer! My capacitance meter shows me what a plonker I am, we discuss masks, some say I should always wear one, not my wife you understand, she wears glasses!, but I have noticed she takes them off when I enter the room........ And the drive to work " ower't waaard tops tha knaws" the other way with wind turbines What thrills, I almost woke up! semd me a like, subscribe, comment,enjoy, stay home, stay safe, and WASH YER HANDS!!
Phil
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The capacitor could still be at fault. It could be arcing over under high voltage conditions. I would test by substituting the new capacitor.

Electrolytic capacitors often have a +/- 20% rating. The circuits that they are used in are seldom critical for capacitance.

I enjoyed the drive though the Yorkshire countryside. My wife is from the Midlands and I like all the drives we have done on the past visits but I am still working at getting my bearings.
 

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End of week 4 of lockdown, I havent been to the workshop, but needed to go today, so I did some little jobs and shot this while I was there Hope you enjoy it! Like, comment, subscribe, but above all stay well, stay indoors, because the more we do it, the sooner it will be over!
Phil
Warm and sunny East Yorkshire
I don't wear the masks with the valve because the valve doesn't prevent droplets from being spread through the valve on exhale. The mask is designed to protect the wearer while making breathing easier. Stay safe!
 

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The capacitor could still be at fault. It could be arcing over under high voltage conditions. I would test by substituting the new capacitor.

Electrolytic capacitors often have a +/- 20% rating. The circuits that they are used in are seldom critical for capacitance.

I enjoyed the drive though the Yorkshire countryside. My wife is from the Midlands and I like all the drives we have done on the past visits but I am still working at getting my bearings.
Yes, I agree, and that is exactly what I am going to do! However, I have found other faults in the HF circuit as well, so if I put it back together electrically, and test with the case off, I will be able to see if the relay is still arcing as well. Thinking on, I may have a replacement relay in my stores, it is a very common type, depends on the coil voltage! Thanks for commenting!
Phil
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I don't wear the masks with the valve because the valve doesn't prevent droplets from being spread through the valve on exhale. The mask is designed to protect the wearer while making breathing easier. Stay safe!

We have three types in the UK, FFP1 FFP2 and FFP3(you probably have the same?) . FFP!, is usually the type without the valve, and they only provide very limited protection to the wearer against airborne droplets, FFP2, with the valve, provide 80% reduction in airborne droplets to the user, and FFP3 95% protection to the user. I am using FFP2, as it is all I have. I agree that droplets can escape the valve, but there is a certain amount of protection provided to others, and a good amount of protection provided to me! It is not perfect, but what is. So far, so good,
Keep well yerself!
Phil
East Yorkshire
 
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