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Offline 75Plus

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Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:31:41 AM »
I got this link from a friend via email. Thought it would be a great one to share with the group.

Joe

     


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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 11:01:22 AM »
Excellent!

I always loved the shape of the Field Marshall - a very iconic image that caught my imagination when I was a child.
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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 02:54:31 PM »
Do you need a shotgun certificate to hold blank shotgun cartridges?

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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 02:55:57 PM »
I believe not.
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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 04:03:09 PM »
I wonder what roll the burning wick plays in the starting process?

I have seen Diesels started with what appeared to be large fire crackers. These engines were single cylinder marine engines that could be bolted together to make larger engines. The most I have seen was four of them coupled together. Another method to start a Diesel was by heating the head with two torches that were similar to the pump up, petrol fueled, blow torches used, in the past, by plumbers. Two torches on one head to speed up the process. Only one cylinder was heated however as that would bring the other(s) on line. The example that I saw was two discrete engines coupled together to make a two cylinder engine. Once the head was hot enough the starting was done by using a bar to pull the piston through dead center which triggered the injector.  That HAD to be an exiting job. I observed these engines while deployed to Korea back in 1952.
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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 04:06:21 PM »
they are a long way from being a standard blank cartridge....

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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 05:24:35 PM »
just brill

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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 04:22:38 AM »
That's great Joe. Lovely condition, too!

Thanks for showing.  :thumbup:


I thought you might like to see a couple of my, other forum, pals. With James', "patinated" example........

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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 06:10:05 AM »
Oh Stop IT !!!

Now I want one  :lol:
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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 06:24:44 AM »
Oh Stop IT !!!

Now I want one  :lol:

Tee. Hee. Hee........  :D

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Re: Starting A Field Marshall Tractor
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 09:32:19 AM »
Best not to stall at the traffic lights then!