• I was just about to let you all know about Joyce, The new love in my life, I am shocked that she has contacted other members( I wonder what she knows about our “Members”?) she works for the United Nations and seems very nice, Should I just send her my Bank details?
    Plonker

  • I have sent you a message, don’t know if you got it? Philip

  • That,s the one, There is some good information from leaflets etc, Just wondered why it,s not part of this club to reach a wider audience. Happy new Year to All. Plonker

  • More information being gleaned for the Clifford, with the machine came a Ridger, which you can see has been modified to fit some other machine, also a Pump and a PTO, I can not see how either of these attachments would fit, the PTO does have the Clifford “Driving dog”, but it is too short to fit with the main driving shaft, the pump, has no…[Read more]

  • I have just renewed online Plonker

  • Stuart is correct, BMB did use the BSA engine on the Cultmate, I have some information on these machines, PM me with your address, and I will copy it for you. Plonker

  • With the Clifford Mk.1A i have just bought came these attachments, but, I dont think they fit! The ridger is a sturdy tool, and the rounded “Hoop” seems like the one in the clifford book, but I cant see how it would fit, I am wondering if it has had home made attachments on the hitch end to fit another machine? also see the PTO and pulley , is it…[Read more]

  • I now have added a Clifford cultivator to the collection, from what I can make out , It is the model 1A with the J.A.P. Mk. 5 engine and spring tynes, It even works, Which is a first for me! It seems a very simple and well made machine, and it is fitted with the Spade lug wheels that really chews up soft or wet ground, I know they had road bands…[Read more]

  • Saw a tv programme, that reckons that people who hoard are mentally ill, so at least I know what ,s wrong with me, Just bought a Howard Bantam for no reason other than it,s only half an hour away(and cheap!) In anticipation I have also bought a Scythe fitting for it, I have downloaded a free manual for the Bantam, BUT, does anyone know if I can…[Read more]

  • Just got the “Cultivator” very good indeed, can I make a request for consideration? what about publishing on a regular basis a full calendar of events that may be of interest to members? I am sure that all members will know not just the “Big National events” like The great Dorset Steam fair, but local events in their area, just the name, place,…[Read more]

  • Just got the “Cultivator” very good indeed, can I make a request for consideration? what about publishing on a regular basis a full calendar of events that may be of interest to members? I am sure that all members will know not just the “Big National events” like The great Dorset Steam fair, but local events in their area, just the name, place,…[Read more]

  • plonker started the topic removing valve guides in the forum Projects 6 months ago

    I am restoring a jap 4/3 engine for my Auto Culto Mk. 1X machine, The exhaust guide was particularly worn and had to be replaced, Using a drift, I could not budge them at all and worried about cracking the cast iron cylinder casting, I looked online for ideas, and found a chap demonstrating this method, You thread the old liner internally using an…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much for that Charlie, I shall pm you my email address, I do have an original operator Manual but not a list of spares, I got the idea of the 56 “A” meaning reverse from Brian Bell,s Book, If not Reverse , then it must mean something! Regards Plonker

  • just got a Simar, according to the plate it is a model 56A serial no 560101 am I right in thinking that the “A” designates a machine with reverse? Will the serial no enable someone to date this for me? I would like to know where it was dispatched to from new, I was told it spent its entire life on one smallholding, I have the original operating…[Read more]

  • Just working my way through the restoration of this new project, But looking at the Tynes, they are well worn, Does anyone know of a suitable replacement for this machine? If push comes to shove, I suppose I can make new ones out of Old car leaf springs, But I would rather find ready made ones that fit, any ideas? Plonker

  • Very interesting, I wonder who “Wikeham” was? as I say, very impressed with the quality of manufacturing, and mine does not leak even a drip! A Gentlemans plaything I imagine, I expect it cost new, more than a gardeners wages for the week! Happy days!

  • plonker started the topic weed eradicator in the forum Garden implements 8 months ago

    Here is something I picked up at the local car boot sale, I have never seen one before, but one was on that well known auction site some time ago according to Google, I was taken by the sheer quality of the build, just look at the “Rope Knurling” on the cap filler and the other parts that unscrew, It dates I believe to before the First world War,…[Read more]

  • plonker replied to the topic auto culto in the forum Help and information 8 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks, will find out tomorrow if it fits or not! Does anyone know where I can download or copy an instruction manual for the Auto culto Mk. 1X? I did try to go on the Auto Culto site, last night, But warned off by my computor security as Unsafe!

  • I have bought from that well known web Site, A new “Project” it is an Auto Culto Mk. 1X It was advertised as a Howard, but it was easy to spot, I have two of the “Junior Models, But always fancied the Mk. 1x when I read up some Auto culto pamphlets on it, Way back, someone was starting an Auto Culto Register, is it still going? does anyone have…[Read more]

  • From Memory they are A45 belts, but to be sure, measure round the inside of the pulley,s with a length of string (Loose) this will give you the INSIDE measurement of the V belts you need , any Belt supplier will be able to tell you the correct belt from this measurement, I use “Bearing Boys” they are very helpful and you get delivery in a day or two.

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