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Posted: 5/15/2017 11:03:49 AM
   

New member with a new project!

Hello everyone,

I've just joined the club and thought I'd say hello and post a few photos of my new project - a gorgeous 1936 Pacemaker that I understand was found in Wainwright-Canada, two years ago, and brought into the UK.

He's not a runner, but having now had it a few weeks, I've had a chance to look over most of it and I can't see any major problems. Lots of little ones though!

There are a few bits and pieces missing and a lot to sort out - no doubt you'll see some new threads from me over coming weeks....

The engine wasn't stuck but the valves were siezed and some bent pushrods etc.. thank goodness the valves have eased off nicely and are all free now. The cylinders look in great condition although they had an unbelievable amount of debris and dead animals in them. Its the only time I've ever had to hoover out cylinders!

The radiator has rot out in the usual place, and the carb is already with Stan Howe. Magneto didnt work but does now, etc etc etc.... The whole of the choke and heat flap controls are missing which is probably biggest issue although hopefully wont prevent starting.

Well this will keep me out of mischief anyway, hope to be in a position to try and start it in August. I did say TRY, and start it :-)

Anyway, cheers 4now,

Jon Morley.


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Posted: 5/15/2017 11:51:52 AM
   

RE:New member with a new project!

Hi John,

Welcome to the forum and to that rare breed of MH enthusiasts in the UK.

That looks like a very nice green Pacemaker you have aquired and I am sure that it will make a nice tractor.  It is so very original that I hope you will keep it that way.  Just fix all that needs fixing mechanically and there are a surprising number of excellent repro parts about that are identical to the originals.  I am sure we can help you when the time comes.  It's also amazing what a good machine tool shop can do for you.

So all the best with the project and all the best
John

PS Whereabouts are you in the UK - I am in N wales


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Posted: 5/15/2017 2:17:06 PM
   

RE:New member with a new project!

Hi John,

Oh yes, he'll be staying in this original clothing - the metalwork is in fabulous condition and I shall just keep it oiled.

I should have said it is serial number 107797.

I am in Weston super Mare - North Somerset so not all that far away from you - the same side of the country at least.

I wasn't aware that any parts of any kind are available - please point me in the right direction!

Cheers, Jon.  


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Posted: 5/15/2017 3:03:39 PM
   

RE:New member with a new project!

Jon,

Just let us know what you are after and we will endeavour to help

John


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Posted: 5/16/2017 11:16:02 PM
   

RE:New member with a new project!

Hi Jon,

Glad you were able to get on.  You have a great looking original tractor tractor there.  And you are already finding out there are some great collectors in the UK that will give you all the parts you need!!  LOL!!  They might not give them to you but I am sure they will be happy to help you in whatever you might need!!

Have fun and keep us posted on your project! And don't be afraid to ask questions!!

Gary


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Posted: 6/19/2017 2:17:45 AM
   

RE:New member with a new project!

Had a visitor all the way from Somerset on Saturday morning, we spent most of the day talking and looking over all things M-H, managed to get two of the Green Pacemaker's running, just to give Jon a little bit of encouragement through the next few months until he gets to the point of hearing his own tractor running for the very first time.

Here is a photo of Jon amongst the Pacemaker's, I am fairly sure he will be back again for another visit.

Thanks for the Somerset beer and cider Jon, very welcomed these hot days at the moment.

Malcolm

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