Whats Happening ?

Like Lazarus risen from the dead!

Wesley, Norman and Bob spend the day working on the Mogul.  It has not been running for many years and there is a great deal of cleaning out accumulated debris from its carburetor, single cylinder and clutch bearings.  While they are involved in this Adrian and Aidan erect marquees where exhibitions are going to be mounted for display. Mike continues working on the gate heel posts, planing strips of oak and fitting them tightly together length-ways  to fill the gaps between the post and the quoin stone recess hopefully to stop water leaking through at this point.

Towards the end of the afternoon the various bits of Mogul requiring cleaning are replaced and after a considerable amount of concerted, combined effort  from Wesley Norman, Bob and Adrian the Mogul is finally coaxed back to life.

Starting this vintage machine requires a considerable amount of tweaking and fiddling with fuel inputs, decompression levers and other bits and pieces.  The most scary part of it  is though having to fling the large flywheel by hand in order to get the engine to actually fire-up.  ‘Health & Safety’ east your heart out!  This is not a job for the squeamish!