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  1. RP members dodging rain drops in Spencer Iowa.
    29 points
  2. Well I had a special RPM visitor Friday evening and yesterday morning. The one and only Mike Newman from New Zealand showed up on the farm! His daughter and he are on a trip from Canada where his brother lives and were traveling through to see some sites. I had the H parked in front of the shop and Mike jumped out of the car and made a beeline right to the bright red! Never mind that I had robbed a front tire off her so I could replace a flat tire in the field on the SMTA. Mike took the grand tour of the place and we talked like old friends. His Kiwi accent is exactly like you would expect it to be! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I had to cut our Friday visit short due to another engagement. They traveled to the next town over to stay for the night and were able to pass the field where I take a lot of the pictures that I post on here. Bald Mountain is always in the background. They came back early the next morning to have a second look at some things, mostly Dad’s Toy House of old stuff. Of course I was stacking hay in the shed when they arrived and it was time for a proper farm breakfast of fried potatoes, sausage and eggs. I was pleased to send Mike home with a souvenir from Dad. I picked out a 1902 IHC T wrench off the wall and Mike was more than happy to safe keep it for the his trip home! I think Mike would have stayed all day but I had hay to bale and he had to drive to the east side of Montana to get closer to the Bear Tooth Highway. It was a great visit and Mike is welcome back anytime! You never know who you might meet who has a like interest in old IH equipment, thanks Mike!
    27 points
  3. good morning everyone, hope your day is going great, 46 years ago today my beautiful wife said yes. it has been a fantastic time and i would be nothing without her, four kids, many grand children and she still stuck with me, followed my dreams and schemes, some successful, some not so much but always with me 100%. i am truly lucky to have her and of course she likes old ih equipment as much as i do, win win for us all.
    27 points
  4. We all home and safe
    27 points
  5. Sunday was our 51st wedding anniversary. Also the 80+? Olin reunion. The night I met Linda (1970), among the other things I said, was that after about 3 dates, I kept getting bored with women. Real smooth, right? After all this time, I can say, I'm still not bored with her. Picture a few years after the wedding.
    24 points
  6. showing Mike and his daughter Bronwin around the ranch. Sorry it's not a Mack MikeπŸ˜žπŸ˜„ Tried to find a red tractor πŸ™„ to take a pic in front of Obligatory family pic with the Niobrara river bluffs in the background πŸ˜„ And yes the rumors are true Mike may be the most genuine person I've ever met! And, like father, like daughter, Bronwin was a delight and so glad she made the trip with Mike, we had a great day driving through the hills looking for cows, amazing how 400 cows can hide out in the hills but we finally found a fewπŸ˜„ before we had to head back for mother to grill us some burgers All in all a very enjoyable day that ended too soon as I had to make a fuel run tonight. Mike and Bronwin, thank you so much for the visit, now Jean knows why I speak so highly of you. I wish you both safe and easy travels as you traverse our great country. You are welcome around my fire anytime!
    20 points
  7. Prayers....... no need to explain He knows what
    20 points
  8. A nice original painted F-766 gasser. Plain standard drawbar, NO 3 point, single remote hydraulic valve. A very plain, basic tractor you don't see very often. Here to be revived for another life on the farm.....
    20 points
  9. All for today. Good big setup here. Plenty of shade. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
    20 points
  10. I will try and get pics for everyone that can't make it. Won't get everything but will try for a good cross section.
    20 points
  11. Took a few tractors to the local show. Put them in the shop so we could clean and arrange other shed, And a few projects were working on.
    19 points
  12. You are a arse The guys wife and little girl were stranded from a flooded road trying to get medicine for their other child petty close to life threatening in some way
    19 points
  13. All righty then, thanks to the kind help of one of the message board members here who is at the show, it has been confirmed that this is indeed my ex Black Stripe 1466. i sure do miss it. But what was I going to do with it down here in Texas. It looks like the current owner installed after market mounting steps on it.
    19 points
  14. 1026 hi clear gold demo
    19 points
  15. We got my 56 Chevy and my dad's 64 Chevy into our town's parade. My sons and I worked until 2 this morning to get my 56 ready. My youngest son drove my dad's 64, which my grandpa bought in 68 and my oldest son drove my 56. It looks like crap, but it made it to town and through the parade. It stalled at one point but my son got it going again.
    18 points
  16. I found a nice straight B414 . off KIJIJI the first of the week ( picked it up this morning) and am every pleased with it. The 85 year old had it 50 years and never did anything but brakes on it, it has a few dents but very good compared to most.It still has a hole in the hood for an upright exhaust πŸ‘ The icing on the cake was the father and son. They had a guy offer more than we had agreed on Tuesday but they keep their word. Good for them , shame on him IMHO
    18 points
  17. aint this neat and Id say the black and white picture is probably the mid70s
    18 points
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  19. We went to a benefit dinner for a local girl with health problems this afternoon. Pulled pork with the fixings for a donation. They took items in donation to be auctioned off. We took a quart of comb honey (brought $70), Heath bar and chocolate turtle brownies (brought $60 each). Lots of pies were auctioned off. Loads of gravel. Septic tank pump out. Registered puppies. Paintings. Etc... One pie brought $600! It was a simple pie of a graham cracker crust with whipped topping. The selling point was it was that Brian (the guy ramrodding the event) would take it to the face at the end of the event! Many people wanted to throw that pie! They also auctioned one that would be thrown at Brian's wife. Brian bought it! Good food, good times for a good cause. Lots of money was raised. Luckily it wasn't too hot during the event (held outside). Just 95F and heat index of 103F.
    17 points
  20. Neighbor brought he 7140 magnum over last week for the 4th of July display. I stuffed it between the 5088 and 3394, made for a great family picture.
    17 points
  21. I did a little mowing with the disc mower on the 966 then went and cultivated a few beans. Nice day!
    17 points
  22. I spend the last 2 afternoons washing 8 tractors for this year's display. A couple from last year are tore apart in the shop, so I've got 3 new ones to take their place. 1 off brand so close your eyes if need be. Left to right. 3388, Case IH 3394, 5088, 1256 wheatland, 806 wheatland, 856 custom, 806 gas, 756 gas.
    17 points
  23. Well I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who stopped by the 5388 for a visit . I really enjoy seeing everyone just wish there was more time to visit . The unfortunate thing is I never got to see any of the show because I hated leaving the tractor because I wouldn’t get to see people who come to see me . I got the tractor loaded and out of there first thing Saturday morning and went back to Our place we were staying at up in Okoboji . We pulled out this morning back to MN and got home about 12:30 , no trouble with water closed roads πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
    17 points
  24. Restored P&O plow. (Likely made right around the time IH purchased them in 1919). And a few 1/2 scale IH implements.
    16 points
  25. All for tonight. They were closing the doors on me as I was taking these last pics. Very nice indoor setup. I saved that for when the rain started. The owner of the 786 just below talked to me a while. It is packing a 414.
    16 points
  26. Made a stop on the way there.....
    16 points
  27. Mowed grass hay with the fuel sipper 460 diesel. Weather finally cooperating to get hay put up
    15 points
  28. My 856 that I like to ted hay with developed an inj pump leak. Every few years it’s good to put some fuel through this 1066 anyway. Has not hit 2k hrs yet.
    15 points
  29. I know some on here don't do FB, so I thought I would share these on here. Herbert Starzinger toured the former IH/CaseIH test facility last week with a former longtime employee and took some pictures of the facility. Herbert owns the 485/885 prototype tractors that IH was designing in 50 series trim at the time of the merger. The gentleman who gave him the tour actually had a picture from the 1980s showing his tractor in the test lab, as well as a disassembled Case tractor, and perhaps the "new Farmall" in the LH side of the photo? Herbert had to take a picture of himself standing in the same area his tractor was in nearly 40 years previous. These are all Herbert's pictures, so give credit where it is deserved. He also has a neat 15 minute video that gives a lot of insight on where things were tested through the years that I wish I knew how to post on here.
    15 points
  30. The wooden combine models shown above were sold on the Hinsdale Auction. They were both broken (much more than in the photos here) with broken wheels and augers. (they looked like someone dropped them on the floor) I bid them up to $2K and dropped out. The sold for almost $4K!! The sale had an 18% buyers fee ADDED to every sale, along with IL sales tax, so there were very few "bargains" to be had. The auction had very little IH items on it as most of that was erased in 1985 when case did a clean sweep thru the place. My friends working there tell of how they had to hide anything IH they had or be in big trouble!! ALOT of it was dumpstered, but some dumpster divers did save some things. A large number of IH prototype pics did get pulled from the dumpster. They cover the Super Letter series era thru the 86 series. I will share some of them next year (hopefull) with everyone in book form.
    15 points
  31. I tried out my new invention today 😏 ever notice a brand new 6.00 or 6.50 tire usually is collapsed and it is a pain to get the first bead on the rim esp if its those 3 loop rims for Letter Series ,100 and 50 series. so I had a circle laser cut from 11 ga to install those rims in my old hand tire changer. Worked great!
    15 points
  32. My 450 in 400 clothing doest look to bad I took it out today and loaded the two tractors up to take to a local show tomorrow night for the weekend the show starts unofficially Friday and ends Sunday. I will drop these two off Thursday night and go get a load of dads tractors and drop em off then get another load Friday morning. It does look like rain now for Saturday night to Sunday.
    15 points
  33. Vans engine is toaste. I thought the wife was going the gas station for supplies but she typed in Walmart and just went. 4 miles later she was stranded with a blown motor in water. A church helped us and got my boy his medication, what a blessing. Now a buddy is waiting to get me with a trailer. Also thank you sledgehammer for offering your camper
    15 points
  34. Charlie turned 1 today. He's a growing boy!
    15 points
  35. Copy of original bill of sale. Cool!
    15 points
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