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    My wife was tested and the doctor said her stopping breathing was the most frequent he had ever seen. She is not overweight either. Hereditary. Her dad had it bad too. When she rolls over and does not have a good seal around the mask, it will wake up everyone except herself. She can sleep thru anything.
  2. Windbreaker window?

    I did one for a Cub Cadet windbreak years ago. First tried plexiglass and it instantly cracked. I went to a local glass shop for ideas and he had lexan in several thicknesses. I tried 1/8" and it is still good as new 10 years later. If you don't find what you need from FEMCO, try a good glass shop that does commercial buildings.
  3. 7130 on manure spreader

    We had a neighbor that decided to clean out a barn yesterday. Opened the gate, brought in the spreader and a loader tractor and went to work. When he was spreading the first load he noticed the cows running along side him. But they were on the other side of the fence. He spent the rest of the day rounding up cattle and did not get any more spreading done. Next time close the gate.
  4. Sleeper Cars.

    Reminds me of Dave Stangle and Solid Junk puller. Tractor did not look the best but paint does not make it run better. It is what is inside that makes it run. Quite likely the cars/trucks in the video are bottle fed babies. Enough nitrous can make anything fast. Sometimes even engine explosions fast. I used to watch Pinks. Someone would take a junk yard engine and put the bottle on it. Did not care if it ran more than 3 or 4 passes.
  5. Hunting story

    Often we do not see orange around here. They just drive by and help themselves to anything that moves. It is hard to see what is behind something they shoot at. It is too dark and their flashlights do not shine that far. Or if it is day time they just wear camo to not be seen by the property owners. Call the DNR, State Police, County Sheriff, Barney Fife, they will not come out. Said by the time they get there the illegals will be gone. 2 hours later the trespassers are still there. I think I will invite law officers to hunt my place. I have the room and that way they will be more than willing to enforce the laws here. I talked with another farmer nearby about hunting a small woods on his place. I went out there yesterday afternoon and by the time I walked across his field to the woods a neighbor on the opposite end of this woods came across the bean field almost to where I was with his dogs, then went into the woods and kept milling around for an hour before I went over to talk with him. Said his wife likes to watch the deer so they did not want them getting shot. No concern for the farmer and his crops or property rights. Just don't cross the fence onto his property or be arrested.
  6. Power shifting

    Several aftermarket places had solid steel engine mounts. I just drilled my factory mounts and ran 7/16" grade 8 bolts thru the engine side to the frame side and the transmission mount also. Never broke another. But it was a lot noisier inside after that. I ran a 1969 Dart Swinger 340 with 4 speed. Got pretty decent with shifting after I went with a genuine Hurst shifter and not the factory imitation one. Plus I got tired of pulling that heavy transmission to rebuild it. Like they say, "back in the good old days."
  7. Shop interior walls

    I have AT&T for cell phone and have limited/no service inside. Outside, coverage is strong here. My shop is 30X40X12 with steel outside, 1" Styrofoam between steel and 2x4's, 3" Styrofoam between posts, same on the roof. I have not covered inside but would like to some day, probably with plywood except where welder is. Radio works good. I have an older am/fm/cd. At first it did not work well but I ran a copper electrical wire to the ridge vent where the metal is exposed, put a round magnet with eye bolt under the roofing material. Makes a pretty big antenna.
  8. as God is my witness

    Could be worse. I just read that a truck full of cattle turned over on a Salt Lake City overpass spilling cows onto the highway below. But this was real, not some television show.
  9. as God is my witness

    Thanks for the replay. Just yesterday we were talking about some of the best comedies but missed that one. Wonder how many times they had to re-do that episode? It would take a great comedian to keep a straight face during taping some of those skits. Tim Conway and the cast of the Carol Burnett show were also masters at that.
  10. 766 Gas to Diesel

    Had someone call and ask if I wanted to do a conversion on a 766, going from gas to diesel. He found a gasser that had the engine freeze up and bust. What all is involved besides getting the 360 diesel engine? Don't want it to look cobbled up. Frame rails the same? Radiator? Thanks
  11. 766 Gas to Diesel

    What is different about the frame rails? Sounds like same length if only the exhaust side hood is different. Can the gasser rails be drilled to work?
  12. Deer season opens today...

    The best buck I have ever shot was on a foggy morning so hope your day is as good. Indiana archery season began October 1 and runs thru the first full weekend of January and so far I have not seen any deer while hunting. Gun season begins November 18 this year and runs thru December 3 with shotgun, ML, certain calibers of handguns, and rifles. Weather guessers are calling for 30 to 60 mph winds and heavy rains so not confident for tomorrow either. Talked with some other farms around here and they all complain about deer damage but will not let anybody hunt on their property. Guess I need to take up deer shooting as some do, spotlight and a pickup truck. Not really, I was not raised that way.
  13. Help me start my channel!

    Great to see tractors, big or small, in their work clothes and being used for what they were meant for. You must be from the south. Those trees are still green. Cub Cadets can be contagious. At one time I had 39. Several were for parts, still several runners. I had one with the tiller, one with Haban sickle mower, one kept the snow blower all the time, another 2 with a blade, at least 4 with mower decks, one was dedicated to pulling a lawn vac, another I left a lawn sweeper on, even had one for garden tractor pulling. I have since downsized to "only 9".
  14. Carlisle tires

    I put a set on the front of my 1650 Oliver 10 years ago and still good and no flats. Tractor has the base weight and 2 slab weights plus the cast grille and heavy tub.
  15. Hey Santa.....

    I want the 656 we bought new back in 1966. Would not even care if it was currently sitting in the dead row or something. Dad sold it to a neighbor several years ago and when the neighbor downsized he sold it to a jockey and it is gone. If that don't work, I want one like it that I can make believe it is the one we had. I have not found the serial number yet. I had a 766 diesel for a few years but sold it. Not a lot of sentimental value in it but I really liked that one too.
  16. Remembering the farm crisis

    The FFA jacket was worn proud by most that had one and their lifestyle was not one of troublemaker or just plain jerk. That said, I knew Mr. M. in his school days. We never felt the desire to imitate him, and still would not. Enough said.
  17. Bush Hog SM-60 Users?

    Does anyone here use a Bush Hog SM-60 mower? How good (robust, or just bust ) are they? Can they handle new growth saplings or just for grass? The brochure says up to 1" tree which sounds a little light. Thinking of putting one on an Oliver weighing around 9200 with 18.4x34 tires. I have a small ditch behind the house as well as doing the road sides and around the fields.
  18. plowing

    It is great having a tractor, truck, other equipment that has a sentimental connection. But even more special is using same and the sound, smell, the memories are priceless. Thanks for sharing.
  19. Tinnitus

    November 1969, my first permanent base in the Air Force. I was Air Frame Repair. (Tin Benders, Hanger Bangers) First day on flight line I was put inside a Huey tail section to back up the rivets while my trainer hammered rivets on a patch panel from the outside. He thought it was funny. I have had that ringing ever since. Bad enough I was almost discharged because of it. When I am deer hunting I concentrate on listening for deer and do not notice it as much. I also wear noise canceling ear muffs with the microphones. Really started bothering me most when I try to listen to my grandson. Doctor said hearing aids can make normal sounds louder to cancel out some of the tinnitus. I have them ordered but they are not here yet.
  20. Once in a lifetime rig!

    Wish I had heard of the sale coming up. I would gladly run the price up a little higher for a rig in that condition. That is above excellent condition. They are only new one time.
  21. Concrete sealer... yes or no?

    I built mine back about 1990. I poured 8" thick with a heavy mix and with rebar and the grid that looks like a fence panel. Then I cut the expansion joints and filled them with a silicone so they did not collect dirt. I told the concrete guy I did not ever want it to crack. I have had a fully loaded 1466 and a D3 dozer on it for a couple of weeks at a time and no cracks. I also did the sealer so it would not stain much. After all these years and repairs I can honestly say the sealer is worth the expense and time.

    I like the mix between restored and "from the field" using tractors. I just got good tires on my Oliver so may mark my calendar for 2018. Mine is more field ready and not close to restored. Only newer paint is the hood.
  23. 1966 BBC 396/427 film

    My brother has a 427. I think his is a 1966. It has a different carb and is in a former Super Gas 1979 Camaro. Runs pretty quick because the whole car weighs 2000 without driver. He bought the car May 9, 2010 with intentions of racing but has never had it to a track and probably never will. Previous owner said it was consistent 5.90 in the 1/8.
  24. Shopping for a crossbow

    I bought a PSE Fang and like it. 2 years ago I took a doe at 48 yards on the last day of season. Before the season I shot it in at 20 yards out to 60 and it was spot on where I aimed. During season I practiced about every other day. 345 fps and pretty light. Edited. I put the speed at 245 when it should be 345.
  25. That time of year....

    We had a renter a few years back that kept complaining that he was going in the hole. But he upgraded tractors and combine. When he asked to have the rent cut in half (it was way below what others around were paying) he was asked to move on. He had farmed the place for 18 years. Before he started renting we had soil samples taken and assumed he would fertilize well so he could turn a profit. Guess he took a different route to making a profit. He lost a little over 300 acres tillable. Now he complains about us to anyone that will listen. We have gotten to where we do not care what anyone thinks of us if they believe someone like this and not remember all we have done helping neighbors over the last 60 or 70 years. The new renter took soil samples and it has taken him 5 years to get it back in reasonable condition. Easy to work with and ahead of due date with the payment. And he is not one of those BTO companies.