Art From DeLeon

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    De Leon, Texas (Raised between Dunlap and Soldier, Iowa)

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  1. window -- shade Rear Window -- Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart
  2. Except that she probably doesn't work there any more.
  3. Used to use the white Go-Jo hand cleaner to put a shine on the paint of the red portions of our trucks, it has enough abrasive in it to turn the white rag pink when wiping it off. But Diesel is much faster, but it collects dust real bad, Corvus oil held up a little better, and both could be sprayed on using a venturi type suction gun Oils.htm
  4. 1.1 inches at the house yesterday afternoon, the temperature went for 100 to 70. The official town rain measurement was 2.4 inches, which I assume is at the airport, about 3 miles away.
  5. Most excellent, I wish I could think that fast, instead of coming up with an appropriate, and suitably caustic, response much later, and further down the road.
  6. Coming from a consultant who had been a Drilling Foreman for Shell in the Gulf of Mexico, makes it all the better. It appears that I did learn something in all those years.
  7. This 66 Series is setting in one of one of Coleman's 'upscale' neighborhoods (I had never noticed the post pounder on it, until just now) The 706D sets about a quarter of a mile east of my house at another 'clean and neat' business establishment, which used to be an upholstery shop. The 88 Series is at Rowena. The one missing the grille and tin is at the M-F dealer (Waldrop's) in Comanche. And, I found these in Abilene, the AGCO sets on Business Hiway 80 over by the old Western Star truck dealership, and the International Hydro sat up on the 'S' Curve on Treadaway (?) near the intersection with Ambler Rd
  8. We probably should open a new thread if this goes on, so as not to steal Mr. Loadstar's. I don't think I have seen that, there used to be a very small repair shop on the top of the hill, north of the Valley irrigation place, but your picture is at a different place. There was kind of a discussion about Ford implements over on The Bash, and LONG seemed to have been involved at least on some of them, and I have heard that Oliver built Ford plows, and Ford's early SP combines, and I also think that Clauss built the later Ford combines. Again, many years ago, there were about 30 or so blue and white SP combines that set, and set, and set, on the North side of Expressway 83 at Donna, TX., AND the world class junkyard west of Tekamah, NE, on Hiway 32 had a dozen or so more, before the place was sold and cleaned up. And when I say world class, I do mean world class, he had a little bit of everything, and that is just what you could see from the road. (And the state had put up NO PARKING signs all along that section) And I never drove down the "NO maintainance" road on the west side of the place to see what was in the back, and not visible from the hiway.
  9. Let's see how an automatic backup system would get this steering wheel holder out of this. (This was posted on The Bash, showing what 'truck driving' has devolved to, since Babu, Pablo, Ivanski, or Muhammed have been 'qualified' as CDL holders) Many years ago, I went thru a period of stupidity and applied to some outfit like J.B. Hunt, or Schnieder, and they did say that oil field did not count as experience, and said that there was "no backing involved", which I found interesting since I had been in a couple of situations when backing a mile or so, to get out of a dead end road, because of stupid directions, was required. I also managed not to 'widen the door' on the too short washrack where you washed the front half of the unit, and then had to back out, turn around and back in at the yard in Kalkaska, MI. I was always impressed looking at the row of trucks backed into the 33rd Street chutes at the Omaha stockyards. Anyhow, in Kalkaska, I was lucky enough to have a former OTR driver as my pump truck operator, who COULD back up using his mirrors, since I was assigned one of the units at the time that had a sleeper. Anymore, trailer or not, it is much easier to use the outside mirrors, and I very seldom glance at the inside one, because I still wind up on dead end roads.
  10. legalized -- pot
  11. I wonder if they were called "Majors" in Canada, because I remember them as being Ford "Dextras" when I was a kid. It is kind of a stretch, but I wonder if they evolved into the County series? (While not a County series as one usually thinks of them, I wonder if the picture of the Ford 8000 was factory, and if so, did any make it to the US?) The Ford farm equipment dealer on the west side of McAllen, TX on old US 83 sold quite a few of the AWD Counties for use as "mudders' in the vegetable fields, and, if you want to bash John Deere, their 'mudder' tractors with the same size tires all around, had to have copied from the UK manufactured Ford Counties. All wound up and it isn't even 9:30 in the morning, and it is most definitely NOT about politics or the media.
  12. I have always been interested in the 6000 series Fords, both the red and gray originals, and the later, improved blue series. I probably have mentioned this before, but there has been a red and gray 6000 setting back off of US 281 on the north side of Hamilton, TX for at least 35 years, and I found at least 12-15 of the blue ones just driving around Erath and Comanche counties, which tells me that Ford had at least one strong dealership in that area. I also found five or six dead ones at the old CCC bin site just east of Exeter, NE, on US Hiway 6. I think the attraction lies in the styling, as well as a tractor of that size being such a departure from what Ford had previously been associated with. I wish there was a book written on the development of this series, and would list all of problems that led to Ford buying back the red ones, rebuilding them, and releasing them as the blue Commander series. Many years ago, Antique Power magazine had a pretty good article about them, showing one of the red ones that had been restored, but it did not list the shortcomings. I find them so interesting that I have bought some ads off of eBay, and framed them. I even owned the Hubley 1/12 scale toys, in both color versions, although I was never sure that the red one I had was originally red, or if it had been a blue one that had been repainted. Years ago, Blaine, who always posted interesting stories on the Yesterday's Tractor forum, had a picture of what he said was a 6601, which had a manual transmission, setting in a overgrown 'salvage' yard. (I wish I had saved that). Anyhow, you might say that I can get enough of this series. So, to keep with the spirit of the thread, here are some old advertisements, and since one of my other fascinations is with cornpickers, I just had to include a couple of them also. The last picture is one that was for sale at Brady, TX in January of this year.
  13. chamber -- pot