Covid19 lockdown now at level 1 so many activities back to a near normal.
Much moving and shifting has happened at LK to vacate one of the classrooms and workhop.
The Wednesday morning group continue re-arranging the remaining classroom and updating
Kawerau Mall display area. Friday group now operating from Mal's workshop near Edgecumbe.
Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Stephanie or John
for new location information.
Friday crew working on a number of projects just now. Stationary motors and Farmall Cub progressing.
Cub had seized motor to resolve. Also some fuel issues when motor sorted and some tidying up the wiring a little.
Bradford progressing and starting to look like an old truck for the first time in a long while.
Recent photo here.
Farming like Grandad gets some internatioal exposure with a write up in UK's Vintage Spirit magazine.
An extract is availble here. Some of the extract also found
its way into Otago Vintage Machinery Newsletter.
Friday crew pleased to see 'The General' fire into life. These tractors were
originally made by the Clevland Tractor Company, also known as Cletrac,
in assosiation with B F Avery, from 1939 to 1942. Later production was continued by B F Avery from 1943 to 1950, and sold as
B F Avery A, the Ward Twin Row, and as Massey Harris The General. Most of Cletrac tractor production was steel
tracked crawler tractors, hence this model, The General, being a general
purpose rubber tyred tractor.
John's home project still in progress. The early photos still here;