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Fitter kieron

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  1. My Hurth HBW 10 gearbox failed in exactly the same way. I couldn't change it for a PRM because i need more of a drop between the input and output than the PRM equivalent provides. Fortunately for me a good HBW 250 which has the same dimensions and very similar mounting hole centres came up on this site.
  2. While we were there a narrowboat got jammed in one of the three locks that lead up to Shire Oaks marina. Some of the 'old hands' at the marina offered their expertise to get the boat through but the owner decided against it.
  3. Recently i have tried to remember when leaving the boat to isolate the diesel supply at the tank outlet. Been leaving a reminder on engine to turn it back on again.
  4. We had a great holiday on the Chesterfield last year. I think the highlights for me were the pubs in Retford, club house at West Stockwith and the pretty flight of locks up to Norwood tunnel, some of them double and triple. First time i had experienced a narrow canal and a tunnel ( although very short ). Sadly even last year two of the canal side pubs in the Nicholsons guide had closed down.
  5. If this thread makes anyone take a further step to protect their belongings then it has been worthwhile. I incorrectly thought that the roller shutter door on my container would keep anyone out but the thieves who took my tools came fully prepared for the job. Not a lot more i could have done in that respect except maybe some sort of battery powered alarm, I'm just a bit unlucky with the distance from my house to the area i work at the end of the garden. Not sure if i would get insurance for tools in my situation / postcode but will have to look into it and rethink how i do things. I have carted tools up and down from the house in the past but it's hard work and i shouldn't have to live with everything stored in the kitchen.
  6. No insurance. I thought the container where i kept them was secure. I think they have used the strong wind we've been having to be able to make a lot of noise and not be heard. The end of the garden is a distance from my house but there are other properties around. Keeping an eye on Gumtree, Ebay etc and going down to car boot sale in morning. Pretty sure they are in another area of the country but worth looking. Will need to take on a new job to buy new cheaper tools to replace them but i wouldn't want to loose everything again. Thanks for support
  7. So infuriating that no one ever gets caught doing these things. Time and time again around here they get away with it.
  8. Last night had all my best Snap-on tools and Mig welder taken from my (not so secure) container in back garden in Snaith East Yorkshire. Think they wanted boat trailer because they rammed steel gates to bust lock off which they could have climbed over. There have been a lot of break ins around here this last month. I noticed two lads in 20's walking past end of garden a few weeks ago and one of them commented on the trailer in what sounded a more southern accent ( grew up in Oxfordshire myself ). They didn't see me until last minute and then turned around. I wish i followed them now. I'm not a facebooker but lady in flower shop says there has been talk of a gang from Glous area operating around here. Never seen them before but i would recognise their faces again. It took me many years working on trucks to build up my tools although i drive now which is why they were here. Tools aren't marked but if any one sees 180 amp Craftmig welder, Snap-on 1/2 inch impact gun with yellow cover, Snap-on 1/2 inch long handle ratchet, Snap-on long handled breaker bar, Blue point combination ratchet spanners up to 19mm, Snap-on 1/2 inch deep impact sockets from 10mm up to 36mm. in the same place could you message me. There were a lot of other tools but i think these were the most expensive and notable. I know i won't see them again but worth putting the word out. Thanks , Kieron
  9. Personally i would send the injectors off at the same time. From what i remember his prices are very reasonable.
  10. Peter Slater at Scunthorpe was recommended to me on this forum and reconditioned a pair of seized fuel pumps for my spare engine
  11. If you altered the linkage to the pumps that would affect the fuel rack setting / balance and not pump timing. If you take injectors out reconnect them externally, keep well clear and they are delivering fuel when engine spun over i would think Mike is right about bent rod / rods and low compression.
  12. Thanks for vote of confidence Surginess but in all honesty i only have experience with head gaskets and setting bump clearance on my engine, it has been really reliable over the last five years and a good starter. There are i think two members on this forum who have the full workshop manual ( for the HDW ), without that i could not advise on pump timing. Personally if the engine was running when submerged i would at least make a compression test and compare the figures. Like i said before a top end strip down and rebuild to check for damage is not a big job. I think the head gaskets on HDA are copper and can be annealed and reused, I will have bump, valve clearances and head nut torque figures written down somewhere ( again for the HDW ). Merry Xmas btw.
  13. Is not a big job to remove heads and barrels to have a look inside. If HDA rods are the same as the HDW and one or both are bent i will have a pair on a spares engine for reasonable money. you could press / fit your small end bushes into these i would think if yours are ok. Not sure about the viability of transferring big end shells from one con rod to another i've never had to try. Someone else with engine building experience may be able to advise.
  14. Only been to the Jefferson arms a few times after the Ferry boat inn at Thorganby closed, it seems like a nice pub. I used the rickety pontoon next to the Ferry boat and walked through the village. Not sure where all this anti boat thing comes from on the Derwent. I think it goes back to when there was a proposal to build a marina somewhere near Stamford bridge and the case went to court, personally i have never had a problem apart from the fella who owns the lock keepers cottage at Elvington. It is possible to moor fairly close to Ellerton on the river to get to the Boot and shoe if you have stakes and a plank to get off. My home mooring is at the Breighton Ferry and you would have been fine to stop there in Cygnet. The landlord worries about the weight of a narrow boat pulling the floating pontoon scaffold poles out of the bank, the river can run fast past there, If you can stop there it is a nice pub with an open fire and there is a shower / toilet block as well.
  15. Loads of pubs on this list i need to check out. Nice surprise to see the 'Boot and shoe' Ellerton on the list. 'The Grey Horse' at Elvington is a good drinkers pub for anyone with a small boat if the river Derwent is navigable past the Pocklington canal at the time and the 'Breighton Ferry' again for small boats if you're a biker as well as a boater have a lot of camping events in the summer. Sad to see how the 'Kings head' Barmby has stopped food and reduced opening hours.
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