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  1. Finally got around to driving this 966 home this afternoon. Was always 5 miles from me since 1974. 3 brothers bought it new. They were all bachelor's. They milked cow's and farmed. They never hurt it any as you can see. That is the original paint. Going to join my little, but manageable collection of the 2 Hydro 70s, Hydro 100 and the Allis 185.
    27 points
  2. Brian I'm not going to alter it in any way. She's been that way since 1974, she's going to stay that way.
    9 points
  3. I bet drag racing to you means something totally different than most
    5 points
  4. You need the witch hat and mask to match your shoes, looks like you've injured yourself wearing them since you got the cain
    5 points
  5. There were good answers above. I don't know what this one was used for. But a stationary boiler was just that. This would have at least been a "portable boiler." It doesn't appear to have had any motor or engine proper on top. Laundry's, drilling rigs, tobacco steaming, etc. are other ways a portable boiler could be used. I've not seen any with wheels like this one has. Early sawmill and threshing engines were often "portable engines." And I love this photo that my late friend Carl Mehmke gave me of an early Case engine in Montana that WAS a traction engine and powered itself. But it was horse steered! They hadn't come up with a manner in which to steer them yet for a year or two. Plus they liked the horses out front to calm oncoming teams on the road. Notice the 1883 engine could propell itself, but it couldn't pull the threshing machine. Plowing engines came a bit later. And this was the catalog cut for that engine's type in 1885. And Old Binder Guy had the presence of Tubacase47 at the Silver Creek shop yesterday. He's been quite sick, but probably was tired of sitting at home and going to dialysis every other day too? Tom just drove to Helena to buy a socket set, see me and spend some gasoline! Gary😁
    5 points
  6. Spent 3 days in a 21 Ram 1500 Classic 4x4 with the Penstar 3.6 V6 according to the dash read out it was a sipper Granted it was just me and 1k of stuff and all highway it was on the cruse at 75 mph
    4 points
  7. Skeleton mask and black heels for a well dressed evening at The Night Before Lounge. You will be a real head turner! 😉
    4 points
  8. Happy birthday to an awesome fella, salt of the earth and one of the funniest around!!!
    4 points
  9. I’d “like” it twice if I could. I think that is the first deluxe cab narrow front end picture I have seen on the forum.
    4 points
  10. Reminds me of tractor tipping in ‘Cars’. Nice catch.
    4 points
  11. Done the clutch release and oil supply. I’m going to change the sector in this steering box for a better one and add a shim under the pinion to take up some slack. She’s a pretty sloppy box rn.
    4 points
  12. Steering box done. Make up a bulkhead fitting to pass the oil line for the clutch sleeve, going to mount an old brass drip oiler to feed it. Rubber line will connect to the sliding sleeve between the bronze bushings. On to drilling the holes in the sleeve for the dowels and oil line. Still have to assemble the tranny and cut a gasket for it.
    4 points
  13. Is that where the smarty pants of the group responds “bend over and I’ll show ya”? No disrespect, that’s what I would hear at work asking that question. 😊
    4 points
  14. ..i believe more and more of that mindless stupidity will become evident ..in what was once 'normal' civilised societies......It has become evident down here, blindly following the BLM antics...(in respect of Statues of eminent ''founding Fathers'..who might have had very tenuous links to the milk maid etc.....) ...the so called ''indigenous'' population...them selves immigrants no less....now diluted by the blood of generations of 'white' intermarriage etc...are being aided and abetted by the current regime.....with ''the ginger nut'' the ''homosexual'' and the third ''member '' of this dystopian triumvirate is the ''talking horse''..... all in all a recipe for serious discontent and social upheaval...sound familiar ?? !! You mentioned, Art, some time gone ,the plethora of ''medical experts '' coming out of the woodwork....to my fractured mind, among the most ludicrous mob are the 'Undertakers "...an out fit whose living is directly poportional to death.....but none the less they ''came out swingin' "" in the perplexing matter of mandates, pontificating at length in respect of vaccine passes and masks and imposing limits on funeral gatherings....of which this BS has created many...for all the wrong reasons..... ""It is easier to fool people .....than to convince them that they have been fooled '' Mark Twain Mike
    4 points
  15. Just for clarification, if I post a video about election fraud, and request that the topic be locked, does that mean it isn’t going to get poofed?
    3 points
  16. As long as it’s about 6th grade student counsel elections you should be ok
    3 points
  17. I seen mileage like that doing 70 mph in my duramax once. I reset it at the top of a hill...... 😂
    3 points
  18. Happy Birthday to all of you fine fellas that call today your day. Got a couple regular offenders.....I mean..... attenders celebrating today. Hope you have a great day! A classic Pete for @sandhiller and a classic LP for @twostepn2001. Enjoy fellas. Cant forget @Qc.Can.IH man and @Allen Ulmer Happy Birthday!!!
    3 points
  19. If you have a decent welding shop nearby they should be able to reproduce that. I’ve done lots of panic replacements. I know I could have the flighting ordered and done in 3 days. With the supply issues, the tube may be another issue, but I have my sources!😆
    3 points
  20. Might be some serious corrosion on the parts below ground but kudos for not letting them knock it on the head I will post a pic of TD14 Addicts when he found his crawler, much the same maybe worse 😳 he did get it going, youth and enthusiasm can overcome a lot
    3 points
  21. Here’s Bitty!
    3 points
  22. Drilled the clutch shoe for dowels which will loosely engage the clutch sleeve to prevent it from rotating, clutch pedal travel limiting bolts installed, steering box assembled. Heading to the hardware store for a few little fittings for the clutch sleeve drip oiler line now.
    3 points
  23. Got some interest in this after posting in another thread so I though I would start a thread by itself. The truck is a 2019 with only a little over 6k miles. It was rolled over and I bought it at a salvage sale. Got it home and started swapping out parts. Every body panel is new except for the right fender. That and the right mirror were about the only pieces that made it through with no damage. None of it was really all that bad, just minor damage everywhere. No frame or suspension damage. I really miss the old two-tone paint jobs and color matched interiors. Seems like every new truck is just a single color and grey interior. There are exceptions of course but that's what is mostly on the road. In 1976 my dad bought a brand new F250 that was red and white with red interior. Over the years my family had that, a 1990 F250 just like it, a 1997 F350 the same, and even a 1980 Bronco. Those were all between my dad, mom, and brother but I never had one. Now its my turn.
    2 points
  24. And the Deere guys say red tractors won't bring anything
    2 points
  25. Since I didn't check it I am skeptical I have had some vehicles were the gas gage is two stage The bottom half goes quicker than the top half
    2 points
  26. That is certainly a healthy number. It takes at least two guys to get there though....
    2 points
  27. If you even have to question it, then you have your answer.
    2 points
  28. I saw a video last night on U Tube that told the story of a steam locomotive lost in a storm around 1905 by a storm or hurricane down in Florida. When the foundation was being installed for a new skyscraper in the 1970's, a piling driver discovered the lost engine installing a support pier. The decision was made(likely due to cost) to leave it there. A few artifacts, including the bell were salvaged before the foundation work continued. It remains under what is now the Wells Fargo tower.
    2 points
  29. I did take the time to watch much of the video @New Englanderlinked to and found it informative and interesting and thank him for bringing it to our attention. How ever given the rules I would have thought the whole topic verboten on this forum. Several other topics are flirting with the same issue being deeply rooted in the big P word as a cause for the situation and if there ever is a resolution it will be related to the big P word somehow as well. Not that I mind the discusions but again those were the rules laid out for us.......🤷‍♂️
    2 points
  30. Accurate diesel has some EXCELLENT diagnostic procedures, i printed out their 7 page procedure and confirmed a failed PMD, not surprising, but I like diagnosing as opposed to just trying new parts. I ordered from them and they were extremely helpful. $200.00 shipped. And made in USA. https://www.accuratediesel.com/nostart.html
    2 points
  31. You know it's gonna be a poopy job when........ Guess I know now why the plumbers at work got the nick name plungers! 😆😆😆😆
    2 points
  32. Real nice Clark..... That is in xmas vacation as well.
    2 points
  33. That’s cool , nice find ,if you have all the paint buffed and waxed that thing will look really nice 👍😎 It’s looks to me to have original tires so it must be low hours 🤔 Danny
    2 points
  34. That’s like you and hammers, Todd!!
    2 points
  35. Happy Birthday to you too 🎁🎉🎂🎊🍾🎈🎆
    2 points
  36. He does it the same way people are getting 38 mpg out of a 1 ton diesel. They lie.
    2 points
  37. You should contact hot plug… I don’t know what tires he’s running on his truck but he gets unbelievable mileage out of them! He’s got the secret formula to make them last! Sometimes I think he just jacked up his truck in the garage and pretends he’s driving down the highway… If I’m talking to him sometime today I will mention this topic to him and tell him to respond… He is awful busy these days sucking sap of the trees…
    2 points
  38. Happy birthday Jeff!!!! Other Jeff
    2 points
  39. I have been reading a short history of a Mennonite settlement of Am Trakt a bit north of the Ukraine near the Volga River of Russia. The Germain Mennonites and Lutherans started going to Russia as early as the 1850's. This settlement was later and started in the 1870's. The 1919 crop was good but Lenin and his Bolsheviks demanded all of it. By March 1920 starvation was rampant. As there was no seed grain only 20% of the land was planted in 1920. For the 1921 crop less than 10% was planted. The Russian peasants suffered as much as the Mennonite or Lutheran colonies. So with no prospects the people revolted against the Red Army killing many of the leaders. By May of 1923 the Bolsheviks where back in control and stated execution's of those who had revolted. The colonies where allowed to farm as before the revolution. Managing to rebuild cattle and horse numbers. In 1926 the more leftists took over and the old days where over. By 1931 all the Germain colonies where disbanded and the people shipped out to Asian Russia or Siberia. So nothing new about the Russians killing and destroying there own country over the years. Those farming seem to try as best they can to grow something.
    2 points
  40. I may be wrong but have always been under the impression that early steam engines were not self powered but pulled by horses from location to location to power stationary things like thrashers or feed grinders ect. Any thing that could be belted up to the flywheel and needed powered. Think bigger hotter version of an electric motor. Stories always circulated about a steam locomotive being used to power the maytag plant 2 building when it was under construction in the late 40s. I believe there are photos in existence to back up the story as well as first hand accounts handed down thru the years. Tho most of those folks would be gone by now.
    2 points
  41. Then I think you should have it. Uh oh whose that guy pulling in the lot with the truck and trailer wearing PA plates? 😳 😬😆
    2 points
  42. There are places that sell auger flighting and even complete augers made to order. Might have to weld your end on it. Might not, depending on how it is made.
    2 points
  43. I have owned and operated a TD6 and now a BTD6, the former arguably the best International Crawler that they made !!! However they are all old and tired, and while they were good in their day they are best suited to museum displays or a run around the block on a Sunday. While I applaud someone brave enough to think about converting one of these old girls to an EV, the cost and practicality would be overwhelming, and then you would still have a tractor that is obsolete and unreliable with virtually no new parts available. There is a reason these machines are now worth very little, some are given away down here. That said my BTD6 has been in a few bits for the last year, slowly being reassembled and it will get a fresh coat of paint and some decals, but it won’t be doing much. Still it will be easy on the eye !!!!!
    2 points
  44. Lotta smart people here and everywhere for that matter. People learn things from job apprenticeships, necessity and just plain being interested and looking into things. Machine repair handbook will tell you way more than you could ever remember about a lot of things. Kinda expensive but even an old edition will have tons of info about machining, class of fits, threading, many many more subjects.
    2 points
  45. They refer to the internet as "the information highway" Seems to me more like a bad wheat crop - some grains hidden in a lot of chaff
    2 points
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