• lurcher replied to the topic Farmers boy in the forum Help and information 3 days, 19 hours ago

    I think most household insurance policies cover for theft from sheds. If not then you could change to one that does or amend your own. You just have to work out what it is worth to you to see if it falls within the insurance cover. Purchase price, anything you have spent on it and what it would cost to replace should you need to. Keep an eye for…[Read more]

  • Speaking as a new member it worked very well for me and my paperwork came very quickly too. Thanks for that. The website is very good, full of useful information just a bit of a shame that it is not used more considering the number of members but forums are not everyones cup of tea so top marks all round.

  • lurcher replied to the topic RANSOMES MG 40 in the forum Ride-on machines 2 months ago

    You can certainly try a glow plug but if it was starting OK before then it should start without one now. You have replaced the injector and presuming that it is functioning as it should then it must be something else that you have done or not done during the replacement. I know how tempting it is to keep taking things to bits to try to solve a…[Read more]

  • lurcher started the topic Ransomes mg2 floor in the forum Ride-on machines 2 months ago

    Does anybody have any dimensions or drawings for the mg2 wooden floor? What is left in ours is crumbling to dust so I would like to replace it but with the correct construction rather than something that looks as if it has been fabricated with a chainsaw and sledgehammer.

  • Finally got a few minutes on the mg2 again today, still fiddling with the carb trying to make it leak free. I did however spot the engine number under the grime, TB 6135. Hopefully on my day off this week I should get it back together and make some real progress.

  • lurcher replied to the topic RANSOMES MG 40 in the forum Ride-on machines 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    If you have had it apart I would bet that there is air still in the system somewhere. It only takes a tiny bubble to stop an engine from starting.

  • A bit more progress but unfortunately we have had some unwelcome visitors last weekend, going through our sheds and helping themselves to bits and pieces so I have been busy increasing our security rather than working on the ransomes.
    I did whip the head off and free up the exhaust valve and now we have compression although I think in the long…[Read more]

  • lurcher replied to the topic Ransomes mg2 questions in the forum Ride-on machines 3 months ago

    Dave,
    Managed to get a good light on the chassis plate this morning and my wife unprompted came up with the same number that I thought I could see. 521, which makes it 1939 I think. I stand to be corrected though. Can’t see an engine number although I don’t know where I should be looking.

  • lurcher replied to the topic Ransomes mg2 questions in the forum Ride-on machines 3 months ago

    They are all free now aside from the ones that just rotate in the sprocket because the bolt is not held tight. I spent at least a couple of hours gently tapping the last one with a hammer before I could get it to rotate freely. I was tempted to reach for the WD40 but resisted. If I could have got them off easily I would have soaked them in oil to…[Read more]

  • lurcher replied to the topic Ransomes mg2 questions in the forum Ride-on machines 3 months ago

    Today’s question. Is it possible to remove the track drive rollers without splitting the track and drive sprocket? Five of mine on one sprocket are without nuts on the end and don’t even protrude enough through the sprocket to get one on. I have managed to get all but one roller free to rotate on the pins apart from the ones with no nuts on.

  • lurcher replied to the topic Ransomes mg2 questions in the forum Ride-on machines 3 months ago

    Once I had put my glasses on I could see how it came apart. The cork is very misshapen so I have dropped it in a jar of petrol to see how it recovers but I have ordered some more anyway. Thanks yet again for the info. Did you get my pm? I am not that brilliant with computers so I wondered if it had been sent.

  • lurcher replied to the topic Ransomes mg2 questions in the forum Ride-on machines 3 months ago

    PM sent. I cleaned the original cover up so that I could put it back on to keep muck out of the gearbox and you can see the corner has been completely broken off. I wonder if this was the reason the machine was laid up originally as the broken edges are dirty and tarnished. Then somebody else has come along later on thinking they could mend it,…[Read more]

  • lurcher replied to the topic Ransomes mg2 questions in the forum Ride-on machines 3 months ago

    Is the fuel tap repairable? It does look as if it comes apart. Mine is very loose and leaks fuel badly. I managed to fit any eye in to the end of the magneto lead so that it can be attached to the terminal so that’s one question I have answered myself. Also I have purchased a grease gun for the 140 oil so I will see how that goes tomorrow…[Read more]

  • Thanks I would be very grateful. To be quite honest the one I have is not really worth putting back on in the state it is in as it is cracked diagonally across one corner. As a last resort there is a company locally which manufactures containment flasks for the nuclear industry who may have somebody who could effect a decent repair but it would be…[Read more]

  • That’s a good idea about the kill switch, should be nice and simple to do. I finally got the old cover off yesterday, came off quite easily with the aid off a two legged puller which I borrowed. Mind you it should have done after a week of heating and lubricating. It is in very poor order with a little bit missing where one of the brake bands rods…[Read more]

  • Dave,
    Thanks for the offer of the book download but we got hold of a paper copy. It has been very useful. As regards the machine number the plate is very rusty but I have cleaned it up and think I can make the number out but I am going to get my wife have a look to confirm before I let you know. Where would I find the engine number, I had a quick…[Read more]

  • I think Neil advised a puller and heat but I just thought I’d ask if anybody else had any other ideas. The pullers I have are 3 legged and won’t pull evenly and I don’t want to damage the top of the shaft as it looks as if it has had some previous attention. I can borrow a two legged one tomorrow to try but it’s holding me up today.
    The gearbox…[Read more]

  • Hi,
    I have recently acquired a ransomes mg2 crawler for my son to use as he is too small for the rest of my tractors. I am gradually working my way through draining and replacing oils and suchlike and have a few questions that hopefully you can help with.
    I know that it has nipples for oil rather than grease, so what sort of gun do people use for…[Read more]

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