Ian Beale

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  1. Those HD's were made by Aermacci https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aermacchi
  2. Lorenzo If it is a straight 6 Falcon you could hop it up a bit by dropping one of the Australian Ford Falcon engines in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Barra_engine
  3. As HD6 Merv over at Unofficial Allis says "tits tyres and tracks they all cost you money"
  4. First truck I remember was a 1932 Reo Speedwagon. It had the metalwork for the windscreen with the rest of the cab timber. The forward end of the bed was the basis for the seat which by that stage was at best a wheat bag. A neighbour borrowed it at one stage and his summation was "A truck you have to get used to. First you have to wear the holes for the nail heads in your behind and then you have to learn to land just right with the bumps"
  5. If you have it running on petrol you can bleed the diesel side by opening the diesel throttle with it running (without dropping the petrol/diesel lever). It'll start to smoke when fuel is going through the injectors
  6. If by crowbar you mean my electric jackhammer. Then yes, My fencing gear is about a generation older than what you are using so I meant a man-powered crowbar
  7. Now that hole WOULD be a work of dedication done with a crowbar and shovel
  8. Yes, that is the battery cover. The original 6 volt batteries had external cell linking bars and the rubber pads sat on the bosses in these on the top of each cell and insulated them from the cover.
  9. We have used Roundup for tree spearing (injected in cuts about an inch wide about every two inches around basal level) with varying results. It was too long ago to recall what time of year each was done but you might have given me an explanation there. Thanks
  10. My guess is that you need a more-super-sticker than JB Weld. And presume you're unlikely to find a replacement. I'd reckon you can take that extension off the bevel gear end and then with suitable plates each end on a threaded rod work the two pieces back together and hold it in line. If this is possible then work out how to bevel the breaks and still get it back in line and clamp it. Then tack weld it with high nickel rods - my guess is it is more likely to be cast steel than cast iron but this should work with either. Then either heat it to finish the welding and slow cool OR do it in short sections over time so it doesn't get heat stress problems. YMMV
  11. While we're at it - Ferrari Tractors http://www.ferrari-tractors.com/
  12. Sometimes known as "Joe Fiddler" here
  13. As near as I can work out it is someone's gee-whiz idea via American Kennel Club. You aren't popular when you say they aren't in Oz. Guess I'm about to test this again https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Shepherd
  14. We use a fire fighting rig with a water spear to predrill holes. Where the ground is hard it presoaks for the pto digger (no down pressure version) to the extent you have to be careful to feed in slowly or risk bogging the auger. Steel end assemblies (heavy steel post spike with 2 angled spikes and a stay with a chain bottom link) http://www.waratahfencing.com.au/Products/Strainer-Assemblies/Adjusta-stay (or the ranch made equivalent) are coming in which are very handy in rocky areas where you can use the water spear to find a path for the main spike.
  15. I opened this one with caution having met "the two best things to come out of Scotland" Answer "Whisly and the road south"