Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fordson workshop news

The Fordson is having some major surgery to sort out a number of major problems: overheating, flat battery, poor starting, and then recommissioning the Barton pump. Progress so far: The radiator has been flushed, and an electric fan fitted The … Continue reading

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Replacing the Goddess back axle

Some of you will remember that the Goddess has been out-of-commission since the Welland Steam Rally, following an unsuccessful ‘tractor pull’, dragging a 17-ton sled with all four wheels spinning. This ended in the diff being trashed, and the vehicle … Continue reading

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Make pumps two – Lowdham floods again

Its been a busy week on the pumping side of things. With all this wet weather, Lowdham has flooded a couple of times recently. Last week, John and I did some commissioning on the Beresford pump that we have had … Continue reading

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Barton American Fire Company Brochure for front-mounted pump

As we are restoring the Barton front-mounted pump on the Fordson, with the aim of making it work in time for next season, a period brochure of the pump from the Barton American Fire Company is going to be rather … Continue reading

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