Just got a couple of quick questions about a vintage? really old dumper.
Just bought an old (barford?) dumper, a wee 15cwt (3/4 ton) with an old lister 1 cylider engine hand crank engine. I got it fairly cheap, thankfully as rougher than it looked (altho seems to run and start fine), could put ur hand throu the holes in the back wheel rims. Just doing it up for working about a wee building site i've bought so will never be fancy but i'd like to tidy it up a lot and get it all workiing the way it should
Where do u get parts for old vingtage machinery?
I had a quick google but nothing much came up, Need a few various springs (mainly for returning pedals and levers) and lot of of other ones are fairly rusty dso might not last long
Also the locking doo da bit out of hand brake is missing (the wee button u push down) thinking will prob bodge it with a loop of chain/rope on to body to hold handbrake on in the mean time but where would u get the part for that?
Drum Brakes. This sounds a truely stupid question but in old things like this do u put grease on the brake surfaces (both shoes and drum) I'm only asking as brakes were non existant (after being told they worked fine by seller as were disconnected when i bought it,threaded bar was broke) when i used it today, took 1 hub off late on tonite so was slightly too dark to see exactly wot was going on but it was absolutely swimming in grease and all over the vital braking surfaces. I
know its not normal but there is soooo much grease on them it cannae have been accidental. Or possibly would u grease it for storing long term? (quite near sea, so is quite rusty)
Sorry for the stupid questions but this is the oldest thing i've tried to fix and dinae have a clue where to get parts or even loo on the web etc