I’ve recently become the owner of a Trusty 2 wheeled tractor. It was given to me by my grandad who has had the machine for many years.
The tractor is in a rough but working condition and I intend to make it and all it’s accessories fully functioning but without doing any cosmetic restoration. It’s lived under an apple tree on grandad’s allotment for as long as anyone can remember, and has always been the “rusty trusty” and so it will remain.
To this end I have just fitted a new set of piston rings to the Douglas SV54 engine because of it’s excessive oil consumption. On disassembly it was found to have 3/8″ gap on the oil control ring! The new rings were bought from Cox and Turner Engineering – highly recommended.
Can anybody advise the correct spark plug to use in this engine? Ideally I’d like to find a vintage original rather than the modern champion mower plug it has at the moment.
Welcome to the club forum. We do run a very active register for Trusty owners, so if you let me know the tractor serial number (off the plate where the handles join the transmission) I can let you know when the tractor left the factory and which dealer it was sold to.
If you need any practical advice on restoring/repairing/just keeping it going then you’re in the right place. You will find that our members have a wealth of knowledge that they are only too eager to share!