tony in ca.

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About tony in ca.

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  • Birthday December 2

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    Family, Farming, Letter & hundred series tractors & equipment in particular, and, all things general
    With a fondness for 50-60's I.H. L.P.'s
    Member: I.H.C.C.Chapter #14, Calif.& National I.H. Collectors.
    Member: Edge & TA Branch #8 & 209
    Member: Volunteer Committee World Ag Expo. Tulare, Ca.
    Member: Volunteer Committee Calif.Farm Antique Equipment Show. Tulare, Ca.(C.A.F.E.S.)
    2018 C.A.F.E.S. Show Chairman

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  1. Started My 806 L.P. restoration

    Yes, if you mean road gear tractor travel. However , if you are trailering tractor , I would collapse it tilt back and tie together. That is why we went to all buggies in old days . These were left on year round ,were sturdy did not get crazy in wind . The old originals we used were tougher built IMHO. WE left them year round because in fall of year we put the heat houser on and it made it pretty cozy and stood up to the elements , at least out her in Cali.. Tony
  2. Home from Rantoul ! 4500 miles round trip

    Yes, I am ignoring you. Its in our other camera & Carol & I have had our computers crash and mine is up but still working bugs out with new IT guy. Hopefully, I find it and post it. Tony
  3. Rantoul Revisited 2017

    Great pictures Bill ! Thank You, You do such a good job. Gee, I was starting to get over it and now you brought all those wonderful memories back. Nostalgic . That show and time there was awesome ! My only complaint is it went by to fast and so many people I had hoped to meet and others that I wish I could of spent more time with. Looking forward to Alabama. Tony
  4. Summer Parade picture of Petey 😊

    Looking Great Danny. Tony
  5. Started My 806 L.P. restoration

    Yes , collapsible . Its a company that advertises in Red Power Mag. I think, Farm power Umbrellas ,or something like that. Tony
  6. Started My 806 L.P. restoration

    Wells guys , I returned engine to Machine shop Just before I left for RPRU in Des Moines, in June. Today, I approached owner of machine shop and asked how long he thought was appropriate for me to wait to get my engine re done , He and tech promised me that He would start assembly tomorrow and I should be able to pick it up Monday or Tuesday of next week. Everything is done all parts are there and they just got rolling mass back from being re balanced. Today being Tractor Therapy Wed. WE attached buggy umbrella to our home made stands and even though there is no engine , WE have shade and operator comfort , How is that for optimism.? Umbrella came with the usual convoluted generic stands but we never used them, in the day, we made our own sturdy stands and when I received this girl from Texas she had owner made buggy stands on her also. So, to stay with the," Cal-Tex. Cotton girl" theme. we made our own version, No fender holes allowed. Few pics, Tony
  7. Binder was hauled back to Custom Concepts for odds & ends needing attention. I have not driven it yet . Rob is going to store it until my ordered enclosed trailer arrives or the new shed gets done, which should be by end of October. Passenger door handles may have to be re ordered as originals were misplaced while at upholstery. I am very pleased with it at this point and very anxious to get her home. Todays pictures. Tony
  8. Sept/Oct 1975

    X2 Tony
  9. Another Mid- West Beauty,To retire in CA.

    Got these this evening. They are little dusty ,between harvest going on in area & foundation prep going on behind this shop things are little dusty. The 7-8-9-10 pictures are at Another shed I have rented . Those fellas in pictures are AKWelder & TroyDairy when they visited in 2016. the last picture is in front of my shop office , THEY WANTED CONFIRMATION THAT I USE HY-TRAN!!!!!!!!!!! Ak Welder on right and TroyDairy on the left. Really neat guys , would love to have them back sometime soon . Tony
  10. Another Mid- West Beauty,To retire in CA.

    I'll try its pretty cluttered in there now awaiting new shed & waiting on 806 engine. Tony
  11. Happy B/day Farmallfan,NY1468,Kevingweg

    Happy Birthday to all ! Have a great one and wishes for many more. Tony
  12. First bto auction

    Yep , I was in for rude awakening in the 90's when attending seminars etc. after the farm crises of the 80's , I was made to realize all my neighbors growing Almonds were my competitors'. Very disheartening and I guess when I lost my innocence and realized I was in business to survive, after watching so many friends & family loose everything in the eighties. Since we have gone to permanent crops out here the helping neighbors have been disappearing .Not just from competition but the neighbors have changed , They are either faceless investors or they are foreigners with no since of community other to their own groups. The day I decided that I would proceed in retirement was a meeting I had to attend for Cali . crazy water coalition. I walked into a hall that I had participated in over many years , I looked around and knew no one , Most looked like foreigner's, in past years I had gone in and everyone looked like a farmer and I knew 85 % today I knew 0 %. Then some young fat guy starts telling me what I have been doing wrong for the last 30 years and how they have all the answers and how they are going to fine me 50,000.00 per violation , I got up and said F- this these are not my people at my age don't need this crap.! Next day called the realtor ! Thank God for that meeting , It made me do what I needed to do ! FOR YOU YOUNG GUYS DON"T GET DISCOURAGED , I AM 71 BTDT, but its your tern now and your day of reckoning will come. Ag is a good life and Aggies are just down to earth ,street smart people . Tony Tony
  13. Another Mid- West Beauty,To retire in CA.

    Won't press charges , I'll judge shop and find one that says you need to come to Calif Antique Equipment show and drive it in the parade as Penance Tony.
  14. Another Mid- West Beauty,To retire in CA.

    Bill , Carol said ," I cannot believe it ,I never see this kind of excitement unless a truck is pulling in from mid-west with a Red tractor" Humm! I took the hint ! I am not stupid ,(I thought) Next morning I smothered Her with excitement . She said don't over do it now Tony