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  1. Remembering the farm crisis

    To myself and anyone who wore the jacket and took advantage of the opportunities the FFA offered/offers, it is pretty special. It represents premier leadership, personal growth, career success, respect of others, love of country, and a dozen other positive attributes many young people are lacking today. Part of the etiquette of the FFA jacket is it is not to be worn by non-members. Unenforceable but that’s the policy. That’s why Reagan didn’t get a jacket to display; he was was never a member. Technically, FFA is an integral (it is co-curricular not extracurricular) part of the high school ag. program. If you read the federal charter literally, a teacher can claim grounds for lowering a student’s grade for not joining, and way back in the day that did happen often. It doesn’t happen now for obvious reasons. Al
  2. Remembering the farm crisis

    When I was in FFA in the early 90s, there was a story told that Pres. Reagan requested a FFA jacket with his name, etc. on it for him to display. National FFA turned him down...... There was also a stink about the band The Kentucky Headhunters wearing FFA jackets at some of their concerts. At that time FFA made a corduroy jacket for FFA advisors that looked a lot like the official jacket. I believe that is what they actually were wearing. No worries about me trying to wear my old jackets.....it's a matter of dimensions. Al
  3. Remembering the farm crisis

    I watched the video just a few days ago. Noticed the FFA jacket too. I wonder whatever happened to the three guys at the beginning of the video? Al
  4. I won't go into a whole lot of detail for the sake of time, but long story short I purchased some parts (non-IH) through a FB auction site back in April. Paid with Paypal, and then there kept being reasons (working 25 hours a day, etc.) why the parts were not being sent. Finally after several months of this I asked for my money back. Sooo.....the money is "supposed"to be on my way and in my hands by Monday, (guy "no longer uses paypal....") but I have my doubts. I'm in NC and he's in IN. The first thing I did was talk to the group admin and he contacted the guy, same sob story, etc. I found out I'm not the first one this has happened to. Admin banned him fro the group. Is there any thing I can do from a legal standpoint to get my money back, that won't cost me more than the actual money the guy owes me? (It was about $300 worth of parts.) I have been buying parts, tractors and implements via email, ebay, facebook, RP Magazine classifieds, other tractor websites, etc. for a long time and this is the first time I've ever been cheated. I guess there's a first time for everything. What would you do? thanks, Al
  5. Farmall C opinions

    Second what everyone has said. The C-230s were nimble tractors capable of more than one would think--very gutsy 25 HP tractors. Only thing I can add is if oil pressure is low, it might just be the bottom plate on the oil pump. You can take a piece of plate glass and some fine sand paper and sand down the plate to get the grooves (wear from the pump gears) out of it and it will help oil pressure a lot. Al
  6. R.O.P.S that came with the IH 140 tractor

    Where'd the seatbelt connect when you had a ROPS on it? Al
  7. Farmall C Demonstrator

    On the Super A demo I'm working on, enough old red paint that had been slathered over the white was peeling off that you could tell they hand-painted a red line for the red part of the IH emblem. There was also a red line hand painted where the ribbon would have been on the round Super A decal. I bet that got to be a tedious job after a while!! Al
  8. MF was fine if you didn't go above 100HP. Crude, mind you, but fine. Old fellow in our neighborhood when I was growing up ran a MF 175 with duals coming up out the side of the hood. It was pretty bad-a for what it was.
  9. Anybody have guineas..?

    Yep, had bantams around the hogs too. They did their own thing as well.
  10. Anybody have guineas..?

    They are proof God has a sense of humor! We used to have a flock that lived around the hog pens. Would go bezerk at the least little noise. Would roost in the trees or the farrowing house at night. They are good at eating ticks and other similar undesirables. We never fed them--they foraged all the time and thrived. They also tend to spend at least part of their lives looking for interesting ways to die. Fox population got a little higher around the farm and that gradually depopulated them--even though they roost at night. They don't do well with paved roads either.....I've thought about trying to get a few keets to have around the house since we are way off the road but they are so loud and obnoxious sounding I'm afraid our neighbors might still hear them--and the nearest house is pretty far away! Al
  11. Stay or evacuate

    That's Mills International in Kinston, NC, not far from the Neuse River. LOL, that shop has been there a looong time, I expect at least prior to hurricane hazel! (Those pickers and combines, almost as long! The store itself is on significantly higher ground.... Back to the original question, If it was coming at me with 185 MPH winds, it would be a tough decision, leaving is probably the best. But most of the time I'm inclined to hunker down and stay. The last forecast I saw had it at 120 coming into FL, hurricane fran came in at 115 back in 1996 and hit us dead-on. Though terrifying, we came through ok with a few shingle tabs missing. Like others have said I hate the idea of leaving, and then not being able to get back for weeks. I'd rather have tornados than hurricanes. At least tornados come and go and that's it. A hurricane can take two weeks to decide to close in and spatter you.... Al
  12. Last known IH 140 tractor Ser# 66896 Home in NC

    I guess you could call it that.....the 274 replaced the 140 because the tooling at Louisville was worn out (again) and the C-123 wouldn't meet emissions requirements. That and the 140 was a pretty low volume tractor outside of the southeast by then. (Come to think of it, I wonder if IH didn't need the space at Louisville to make some of the parts/assembiles for the 50 series that was on the way in 1979.) Al
  13. Here is a 1486 in a museum and its pretty to

    Little more on the Smithsonian 1486, small mention in another article, which is interesting in and of itself. Looks like it's been in storage since 2007: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fred-lundgren/the-last-of-the-gentle-rebels_b_3463354.html Al
  14. Here is a 1486 in a museum and its pretty to

    I don't think that's the Smithsonian tractor. It had slick tires. Here's a fuzzy pic I found online. The Smithsonian doesn't show a current pic on their website, I wonder if it's still on display: Here's the Smithsonian's info on it: http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1276335 Al