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  1. This 1256 for a customer makes number 436 paint jobs for me since 1981 when I started painting .
    44 points
  2. When is my day? Do I get a month of celebration? Why can’t I be offended when evil is promoted on my sacred holiday? Better yet, why is evil being promoted on a sacred holiday at all? There are 300+ days a year that aren’t holidays for anyone. Why can’t those days be used? Just simple questions I find myself asking on Easter Sunday. I’m offended and that doesn’t make me racist, sexist, a bigot, or anything else. I don’t hate people. I’m simply offended and quite frankly I’m not sorry about it.
    35 points
  3. Jemma Amadea came into this world tuesday at 1:17 pm she is healthy. Labor was about 1 hour and 7 minutes from when the first labor pain hit till she was on screaming. I'm glad this started at the hospital because coming from home this would have been a side of the road baby. The contractions hit like a switch zero to 10 in one minute. Monday I had a feeling I should not go to work so I stayed home. Around noon Mrs. Waddle faster labors became 10 minutes apart. It was a false alarm We had a induction scheduled today but they had one open Tuesday. I had a gut feeling to take it. When jemma came they were all discussing the cord it had been formed into a true knot that was still loose. I cant help but think this was the reason to we wanted to get baby out sooner than later.
    29 points
  4. I have owned this 1929 Regular for about 20 years. I bought it with a rebuilt engine, but no magneto. it sat in the toybox all that time. I pulled 2 F4 mags off F12 parts tractors, a college friend resurrected the mags, and today we assembled one mag on the Regular and towed it about 200', when it came to life. Still doesn't want to start off the crank, but it ran very smoothly. We had to change the gas tank and valve cover from another parts Regular to get good usable ones. Also found that a gas tank from an F20 is about an inch higher than one for a Regular. A very satisfying day, and thank heavens for my friend Mike's mechanical abilities in getting the mags working again.
    29 points
  5. Dad bought a 1586 brand new in mid 1976 or around then. He had a white cab 1466 he traded a 1206 for. The 1466 needed a clutch so he had local IH dealer do clutch job and rear main seal. About 80 hours later rear main seal popped out and ruined engine. This was July or mid summer. They put a new engine in 1466 but it never came back home he traded it for the new 1586 that was on order. Any ways this 1586 got sold by the bank in 1984 haven’t seen it in almost 40 years. Three weeks ago a 1586 was advertised on local consignment sale in town 1586 sold years ago. Looked it over and told my brother about tractor. He looked pictures over and said you know it was his. He was 12 and I was 13 last I saw tractor but there were little things that proved this was his. We were going to buy it back but it started at almost our final price. Tractor brought 14,000 but I am sure other guy would have gone more. Here are pics from today and a blurry picture of it from 40 years ago. We took the hub duals off, the radio and speakers plus changed the speaker grills. Took the local add on 3 pt off and the pto out. This tractor had a proper pto but the linkage was wrong it was for the older pto. We removed the linkage. You could tell the marks where hub duals were and he put band duals on. The front off seat was scratched from where a specie tool box sat. The oil cooler hoses were cut and patched dad burned them once and patched them. The transmission dipstick was brazed and dad did that. The oil cooler and condenser were brazed and dad did that years ago. The transmission case was changed in 1980 or 81 and this one was also. Here are pictures of the tractor back in the day and now. We have a 1586 with 3pt and 2 1486s so this would have been just a nostalgia purchase but it was too much to just have it. Tractor had 6000 hours now it was sOld in 84 with 2800. The inside back tires were original yet from 1976. The blurry picture is a copy of picture from around 79 or 80. We took the hub duals off before it was sold.
    24 points
  6. So what do you do if you are one of the oldest steam, tractor and engine clubs in the country and your showgrounds just happens to be nearly centered in the path of totality? Well, if you're my club, the Pioneer Engineers club of Indiana, you have a little fun. We decided to have a spark show with a Frick "Eclipse" engine during the Eclipse. The guys timed it perfectly and the show lasted almost the entire length of darkness. One of our members snapped this photo. Great job by all involved.
    23 points
  7. Bought a 756 diesel sight unseen few hrs south of me, friend went to pick it and junk 656 diesel that was apart of the deal. We pulled both off the trailer at sundown. Came back next day to see if it would run, hot battery, snif of ether and the know how to start a german disel and she was off to the races. Previous owner had no clue how to start a german the typical way. Some dont need the sweet spot spot pull cable but most do. More i looked it over more i realized it was a pretty tight tractor and nothing was really hacked up other than the TSC seat. Pretty original and complete all over. Tach shows 3800hrs and wear points confirm hrs are about right. Still has IH stamped muffler. Came factory with tilt wheel and front mount hyd. Not sure how ill set it up but i like the set up in the brochure pic, 6.00-16s, 15.5x38s, tilt wheel and hyd seat.
    22 points
  8. I had the 1929 Regular by the shop for a little adjustment, the 1946 M was already there. Less than 20 years age difference between the two. The linseed oil shined up the Regular pretty well. I'm leaving the engine and wheels as they were. What the Regular started as. Halfway through the shining.
    22 points
  9. Too much Henbit showing up in wife's garden and I didn't want it wrapping on tiller.....so......scale farming it is!!!!
    22 points
  10. A few things you might not know about Mike. ● His passport requires no photograph ● When he drives a car off the lot, its price increases in value ● Once a rattlesnake bit him, after 5 days of excruciating pain, the snake finally died ● His feet don't get blisters, but his shoes do ● He once went to the psychic, to warn her ● If he were to punch you in the face you would have to fight off a strong urge to thank him ● Whatever side of the tracks he's currently on is the right side, even if he crosses the tracks he'll still be on the right side ● He can speak Russian… in French ● He never says something tastes like chicken.. not even chicken ● His tears can cure cancer, too bad he never cries ● The circus ran away to join him ● Bear hugs are what he gives bears ● He once brought a knife to a gunfight… just to even the odds ● When he meets the Pope, the Pope kisses his ring ● His friends call him by his name, his enemies don't call him anything because they are all dead ● He has never waited 15 minutes after finishing a meal before returning to the pool ● If he were to visit the dark side of the moon, it wouldn't be dark ● He once won a staring contest with his own reflection ● He can kill two stones with one bird ● His signature won a Pulitzer ● When a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, he hears it ● He once got pulled over for speeding, and the cop got the ticket ● The dark is afraid of him ● Sharks have a week dedicated to him ● His ten gallon hat holds twenty gallons ● No less than 25 New Zeland folk songs have been written about him ● He once made a weeping willow laugh ● He lives vicariously through himself ● His business card simply says 'I'll Call You" ● He once taught a german shepherd how to bark in english ● He bowls overhand ● Once while sailing around the world, he discovered a short cut ● Panhandlers give him money ● When he goes to Spain, he chases the bulls ● His shadow has been on the 'best dressed' list twice ● When he holds a lady's purse, he looks manly ● When in Rome, they do as HE does ● His pillow is cool on BOTH sides ● The Nobel Academy was awarded a prize from HIM ● While swimming off the coast of Australia, he once scratched the underbelly of the Great White with his right hand ● He taught Chuck Norris martial arts ● Time waits on no one, but him
    22 points
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  12. I put in a 12 hour day today picking up, and delivering mowers, skidloaders and tmr mixers. 10 seconds pulling out of work to go home and sitting at the stop sign an older mom tapped her gas too hard trying to creep ahead. It sure felt and sounded worse than it did. No damage to my rusty 2012 silverado with 200k miles on it. She has a good size hole in an air duct under the bumper . I got out and took a picture but didn't say anything. She came out bawling and handed me her insurance card. I told her let me pull ahead to inspect the damage but it doesn't look like anything worth reporting. I showed her the hole on her vehicle and said that's the only damage done out of everything and it's not worth reporting. She then asked if she could give me some money I said it's Friday night we both just want to get home, it's fine, $h!t happens just becareful and shook hands. My boss was in the office and saw it happen. He called and asked if everything was okay. I told him I had whip lash and couldn't work tomorrow. He said I can answer phones......
    19 points
  13. My wife sent me this and I thought I would share. Now I don't consider myself in this class, I drive a little at night for something to do. So I do see some of the things on a limited basis the full timers do And alot of what follows rings true IMHO. I remember a simpler time. A time when you checked in twice a day with your girl, and your dispatcher. A time when the CB radio, and face to face was the only communication you had. A time when you had trust in your relationship, your friendships, and the driver sitting next to you at the diner counter. I remember a time with no GPS. You had nothing but an atlas, and the word of a fellow trucker that, "had been to that spot before." You had to have knowledge, skill, strength, and experience behind you to do the job. The life line was the CB, or calling your dad from a payphone for help because he had been everywhere in the country.....twice! Just had to make sure you had enough quarters to finish the call. There was no texting. Just a pen and pad. This career was not a job, it was a lifestyle. You didn't do it for the paycheck. You did it for the proud status of being a TRUCKER. You did if for the speed, the chrome, the chicken lights, and the camaraderie. You did it to see AMERICA. You did it because you were proud. Trucking isn't what it use to be. It's cell phones, GPS, piss bottles, sweat pants, and sandles. It's junk equipment and lack of pride. It's cheap freight, back stabbing, and being an outcast. It's lack of experience, lack of knowledge, and lack of caring. This post is a THANK YOU. THANK YOU to those who still do this for the love of it. THANK YOU, to those who do it with pride. THANK YOU to those who paved the way for us. THANK YOU to those who still bleed diesel. THANK YOU to those who keep fighting the good fight. THANK YOU to those who keep the chrome polished, the chicken lights glowing, and CB on. THANK YOU, to those who I've personally met and shared the asphalt with. We may be a dying breed, but we stand tall, roll hard, and glow with pride! HATS OFF, TO THE AMERICAN TRUCKER. THEY KEEP THE COUNTRY MOVING! See ya on the super slab..... ✌🕵
    19 points
  14. Grandson Cole stayed with us last night saw my Ruger Precision Rimfire sitting by the door and wanted to shoot it. (he has a CZ at home) So we took some golf balls, drilled holes in them and run a 3/32 tig wire through them and hung them on the plate rack at a 100 yds. He smoked me, he got 8 out of 10 and I only got 6.
    19 points
  15. Luckily some folks have blossoms. Yesterday morning the Geese by my yard were walking on the ice, it was - 8c.I do have one sign of spring though, this is the 8th year that I have had GHO nest outside my window, and only one fail when the Moma got hurt and died. She has 3 and that is often.
    18 points
  16. It's been near 2 yrs since he passed. My Dad would have been 85 today. I was lucky enough to have him well into adulthood. Many people never get the opportunity to know their parents and gain the maturity to appreciate them for who/what they are. Just a little reminder to appreciate everyone you have, while they're still here. You can only imagine correcting any pasts you regret once those people are gone.
    18 points
  17. Ummm, I don't think so 😄
    18 points
  18. If your wife's mad at you, buy another tractor. She will still be mad at you, but you will have another tractor! 😁
    18 points
  19. Well, for 3 years I have been working on restoring what was an old pig barn, built in 1960. 100'x25'. The cement in the block foundation went to sugar, and it was falling down. But the upper structure was still perfect, so I fixed it. I just put 2 more tractors in this evening. It has been a fun project, kept me out of the shop on weekends, and something different from tractor repairs 7 days a week was good.
    18 points
  20. I plowed, disked, and dragged the garden tonight. Started with the C20 plow and sister Farmall 200, then disked with Rusty the 200, and switched to the drag on the sister NF 200. Linda got an action picture. Now, she will be able to plant her onions and peas while I rest up from arm surgery tomorrow.
    17 points
  21. Looking for a cheap tractor to pull small air drill. Looking to keep money down and bought a 8450 jd today. It is about 250 miles to the west of us in Montana but price was right and we have access to rig to haul it. I know it’s a jd but we are looking at another IH tractor to make up for the sin of buying green. This one doesn’t have pto but I have two 8630 JDs that need a bit of work that do. Plan is to sell one or both of the 8630s and keep this. Talked to owner and he said interior is original and it was a two owner local tractor. Paid 7100 for tractor 10 percent extra brings it to 7810 and probably about 500 to 750 in fuel and snacks to get it home.
    17 points
  22. Need anymore be said.
    17 points
  23. The devil will strike on any day, keep the faith and may God continue to bless you in all you do!
    17 points
  24. The boys and I did some landscaping in the packed heavy clay behind the barn restoration project. Cam pulled the antique steel wheeled #9 power lift cultivator with the 300 and i did the grading with the Farmall A and home made hand lift dozer blade. We also used the 504 utility and loader to move a pile of dirt.
    16 points
  25. ...when you have to stand three feet apart, with pants cuffs over the boot tops when taking a leak....... Mike
    16 points
  26. Planted two acres of milo for quail and pheasant’s this morning , now covering it with Horse poop.
    16 points
  27. the first tractor arrived Sunday, for plow day, hopefully on this coming Saturday. Its the first 312 plow I have seen in person. The 450 looked a lot prettier before the power steering hose broke and caught fire last summer.
    16 points
  28. Ever been to an auction and they come to a tractor and the auctioneer says, "She's knee deep in rubber boys!"
    16 points
  29. Look out I-90. We're headed home, and we aren't suffering any foolish impediments! My girl will be home in her bed TONIGHT!
    16 points
  30. I heard on the news this evening about the sick perverted "special day" that fell on Easter. What is worse, dementia guy made a point to celebrate that above this Holy celebration of Christ's resurrection. Matthew 18:6 sums it up. In Gods eyes were are all children. I will add. If this moral discussion somehow is seen as political, then I no longer have a desire to be on this site. For as bad as the political situation has gotten, it's the moral abyss this country has fallen into that will be our undoing.
    16 points
  31. Because they are trying their best to divide us further!
    16 points
  32. So here's some updates. My daughter is a healthy, vibrant, 21 year old college athlete. She has an extremely rare cancer that only afflicts adolescents and young adults with otherwise good health. It is resistant to all known chemotherapies. So prognosis is closely tied to surgery. Thankfully, she is a good surgery candidate, with one, large tumor. The doc thinks this might have been growing for two years or more. Tomorrow, we have one more pre-op doctor appointment. Then, her surgery is on 4/8. They're planning to take the right lobe of her liver, her gall bladder, and a few inflamed lymph nodes, just in case. If you would continue to keep her in your prayers, I would be so grateful.
    16 points
  33. Planting flowers with the 826 and rice with the 4366.
    15 points
  34. Ed Iskenderian, original hot rod hero, 102 years old, was assaulted outside his Southern California home by a robber. Isky was taken by his son to the hospital, checked out, and went right back to work grinding cams at his shop in Gardena. The Camfather will turn 103 on July 10. Isky was knocked down, but he is far from out. Ed "Isky" Iskenderian, original hot rod hero, whose custom-ground camshafts powered generations of race cars to victory, is fine and still going strong at 102. That's the most important thing. But earlier in the week "The Camfather" was assaulted by a homeless person outside his home. Iskenderian took a slug to the left side of his face as the assailant took his phone and fled. "A derelict fellow approached him, knocked Ed down and took off with Ed's cellphone," said racing PR professional Doug Stokes, who spoke with Iskenderian. "Ed called the police, and the police used the 'find' feature on Ed's phone to track him down." The assailant was arrested. Ed's son took his father to the emergency room, where he was checked out and given a clean bill of health. The elder Iskenderian returned to work in his shop that afternoon and even attended a memorial for drag racing crew chief and team owner Roland Leong at the Lions Automobile Museum the next evening. Isky posted the following on his Facebook page after the night out: The incident may have left his friends and fans more concerned than he was. "Ed was far more nominal about it than I was, and that's an understatement," said Stokes. "He sounded fine, said he'll have to be more careful in the future and (since I told him that a lot of his friends were very concerned) asked that I thank them for worrying about him." Isky's 100th birthday was celebrated July 10, 2021, with at least three parties that we know of. The Petersen Automotive Museum feted him with a hot rod cruise-in in his honor, at which The Camfather ate a few Pink's Hot Dogs, showing you don't have to eat salads to survive that long.
    15 points
  35. We just flew in from Flagstaff and boy are our wings tired! Took the fam on a 2600 mile round-trip car ride the past couple of days. As a fourth-grader, our middle daughter can get a national park pass to get her family into any national park(s) for free and we thought we’d put it to use. The two older kids used their park pass at Yellostone and the Grand Tetons (2 yrs ago) and the Blackhills (4 yrs ago). For this trip, we set our sights a little higher: Canyonland, Arches, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Drove as far as Denver the first afternoon/evening and continued to Moab the second day to see Canyonland and Arches. When we were getting ready to leave Moab, we noticed that Zion was under a winter storm warning so we headed south to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Saw the “worlds biggest ditch” and were ready to hustle up to Zion…but we woke up to 3-4” of snow and a winter storm warning in Flagstaff. Decided to cut the trip short and head for home…they were forecasted for an additional 2 days of snow…I can drive in snow, that’s not an issue…but, as a flatlander, the thought of snow covered hills/mountains/mesas/valleys/whatever give me high blood pressure. Left Flagstaff (eastbound) and crept down the unplowed interstate at 20mph, only to watch them close the westbound gate 30 minutes down the road. Bryce and Zion will have to wait for child #4 to get to 4th grade in a couple of years. While we didn’t see everything on our list, what we saw was absolutely amazing. The sheer scale, complexity, and colors are mindboggling…it’s difficult for your mind to absorb and process what your eyes are seeing. The pictures below don’t do it justice, you really should see it for yourself. FYI: these are pictures from Canyonland and Arches Ntl Parks, the Grand Canyon really wasn’t as spectacular as you’d expect.
    15 points
  36. Stole the fenders off the old cab “hiniker” and made them work on the year a round cab. Got the front windows and filler plates put in. Most of wiring done.
    15 points
  37. There are many people that actually believe that you can "work" remotely forever, print money until you run out of paper, defund the police, and make all drugs legal. And, a bunch of other stuff I can't list because it's political. So, yeah, they never see it coming when reality runs them over.
    15 points
  38. Graded out an old fence row ridge with box blade today. It has been a pain for years and mom was getting frustrated mowing against it. Little 4' box behind the Cub Cadet is a surprisingly capable implement.
    14 points
  39. when 5 dogs from the different neighbors seem to like it at m house
    14 points
  40. PPG acrylic urethane single stage paint , as far as the left overs from blasting you just have to be fussy , I blow the tractor off with the big air compressor, then push it in the paint room and don’t run it and blow everything off with a blow gun and 175 psi and get ever bit of blasting material off , oh and when you think your done blow it off some more . I tape all the stuff I don’t want blasting material to damage and use common sense . Keep in mind I have done a lot of this over the years and you learn when you screw up . This tractor turned out really nice and it’s a lot of work but I’m getting better at saying no and trying to slow it up on painting , a few a year is good . It’s way easier sitting in my dozer and pushing dirt and when it’s raining work in the shop . Danny
    14 points
  41. Disked the hay ground I plowed a couple days ago. Two passes. The view was pretty good! Filled the grain drill for the first time this year. and seeded about 6 acres before dark. I’ll finish the field today. Supposed to be 70 today!
    14 points
  42. In late 2007 I was going to buy a new truck, Dodge 3500. I faxed/emailed all the dodge dealer within a 60 mile radius with the exact specs I needed, told them to send me a price and if they were lowest I would come in and make a deal . Instantly the 2 mega dealers called and informed me I had to come in and talk to get a price, said no one was going to send me a price. The next day I had 4 quotes by email. The best one was a small dealer with lots in Russellville KY and Springfield TN. The truck was in Springfield and I told them I would be there the next day with truck and trailer. It was a cab & chassis. We got there paid them and loaded up and headed north on I65. When we got to the Bowling Green/ Greenwood exit I got over and started getting off. Momma wanted to know what I was doing, I said hang on. I went to the mega dealer (Martin) and pulled right in front of the show room. I went in and found the guy who called. He said so you decided to come in and talk. I told him no, I just wanted to show you what being a Ahole gets you. Loaded up and headed home, laughed all the way.
    14 points
  43. if you arent offending someone about something then you are living too quiet, i hope someone offends me, it is an opportunity for me to converse, grow, challenge or be challenged - my baseline is the Word of God / Bible and that being said my perspective and knowledge has grown over the past 48 yrs - i am not where I was in 1977 nor where i was 10 yrs ago, i have changed a lot from the legalistic small town country church I grew up in. I hope i continue to grow/change and be changing until my final breath I plan to offend people, I plan to challenge wrong and evil - we are living in a time where so much evil is trying to run over our country/civilization I will go out fighting for right/ vs wrong and good vs evil.
    14 points
  44. Last I checked nobody has the right not to be offended, I keep reminding people of this, and I keep becoming less popular.. oh well.
    14 points
  45. While claiming they are bringing us together.
    14 points
  46. We got the steps mounted on the 1456. Started out as a K&M set that was laying around. We made a few customizations.
    14 points
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