It’s early Sunday morning here in The Middle West, and you’ll notice the site looks a little different today. No, it’s not a site redesign, but rather is the result of finally getting all the “back end” components of CC upgraded to their latest versions, including the WordPress theme utilized by CC.
The upgraded theme changed the site layout a bit, so please bear with us as we sort through those issues – the main goal this morning was to get everything upgraded so we can start tackling other issues on the site.
If you spot anything (other than the obvious cosmetic issues), please leave a comment to this post and I’ll take a look.
Bonus points if you can identify the engine above (hint: don’t let the color throw you).
Postscript by PN: Turns out that in the process of our “overhaul”, a number of image files have gone the way of of metal shavings from the boring machine. Hopefully, we’ll recover them. So if you notice older posts with missing pictures…we may have to re-sleeve.
While this is mainly a test of the comment feature, can anyone identify the two Dodges in the photo? My brain went blank, other than them being Dodges…
You mean, other than their being Rambler Americans, right?
Well, there you go… I thought for sure it said D O D G E under the front grill. No wonder I couldn’t place the car! (and we even had one when I was a tot…)
Surefire way to get a quick comment from someone else. Smart.
The photos are broken on the Mercedes 220D page.
Otherwise things are looking good though!
Ford 8N tractor engine?
Correct! I’m really surprised *anyone* got that… Do you have an 8N? Have you had to repair a broken weld on the oil pickup tube?
I’ve been gathering notes for a CC on the N Series tractors, so hopefully more on that soon.
A friend has some early tea Fergusons under repair closely related to the N butv with Standard engines.
No I don’t own one, but a good friend of mine does! The things are like cockroaches, you can’t kill ’em
Mine is an early ’50 (frontmount distributor) model that I bought when we moved to the farm. It got restored over about a four year period (two months of taking apart, three plus years of sitting and rusting and four feverish months of stripping, painting and reassembly).
I farm about ten acres with it, mostly cutting, raking and baling hay.
It’s my favorite “tool” to use around the place!
And my bonus points are where? I can’t find them 🙂
Haven’t perused through the site, but did note some changes in the scrolling images being my first clue.
Also to the CC outtake on the BMW that Paul put up, I noted when I commented that there’s no edit functionality so could not fix a run on sentence.
Otherwise, it’s looking good so far.
Unless I”m totally mistaken, with the sump thing in the way, I can’t tell if the center of the crank is a piston position or not, if not, alls I can say is it’s some kind of inline 4. if it is, then it’s a 5 cyl motor.
Kinda hard to have a piston where a main bearing resides wouldn’t it? 😉
Yep, it looks like the two top issues are getting the Edit button back (the plugin is there and active, but not working for some reason), and figuring out why the site is loosing track of images. The google ads are also not loading, but other than the advertisers (and maybe Paul’s bank account), there’s probably less concern over that.
Time to change into my overalls and go get greasy now…
Yeah…what kind of engine IS that, with only three main bearings?
Have to be a European car. A bearing at each journal was standard practice by the time Detroit re-discovered the four-banger…
Just about lived on two of them over three summers; but never got into the guts. We had mechanics to do that…municipal golf course.
Apparently there is very little advantage in 5 bearings when you are within a certain stroke limit, from memory it is related to the size of the main bearings.
3 main cranks can get a bit whippy at high revs 5 mains tend to be a stronger bottom end if your looking for performance but this is apparently a tractor engine so more tuned for torque than high rpm hp
Correct – 2000rpm is “wound out” on an 8N engine!
The engine looks like a Model A Ford piece to me.