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  1. Close to finishing my 16 year olds first car. Thrashed on it all night and this morning to get it road worthy to go to the GS Buick nationals today in Bowling Green Ky. I've painted metallics and pearls but never a true metal flake before and really screwed it up. Put 2 coats of clear over the metal flake and it was still rough like cast iron so I changed guns on the 3rd coat and really laid it on and really laid on the runs too 😅 We'll sand it out and re-clear and get it right somehow. We've both learned a lot on this and today this car drew more attention than cars costing much more.
    27 points
  2. Art, I did my best to add to the global warming today, 50+ lbs of 5/32 7018. Just trying to do my part.
    7 points
  3. I am rebuilding my grandfather’s Coleman 200A , its seen better days and I might have done a bad thing starting to clean grime with WD-40, but it seemed like a good idea. The paint is flaking off the fount badly. Inside cleaned up well with just vinegar. I am thinking of cleaning it once more to get the WD off, evaporust on the bottom edge to clean up the crust, then polishing compound and clear coat. Open to suggestions. As you can see his initials are scratched in, so i wish to keep it as intact as possible. I have a pile of parts to put back into it, I may give it as a Father’s Day gift 🤫
    5 points
  4. She is yawning just enough to make me nervous. Let her get in a nap first 😀
    5 points
  5. This Oct. will mark 60 years since as a young Lance Corporal, MOS 6511 (aviation ordnance) attached to the "Vagabonds" VMA 225, MAG 14, 2ND MAW based at Cherry Point NC when we received orders for our squadron to deploy to the USS Enterprise CVAN-65 which was steaming South off the Atlantic coast toward Cuba to take part in the blockade of Cuba due to the Cuban missile crises. We would be the first Marine squadron to serve aboard a nuclear powered carrier. We were deployed from Oct.20 to Dec.9 1962. Our pilots flew our A4D-2N Skyhawks onboard & we arrived via COD (carrier onboard delivery) aircraft. I will never forget as a KANSAS FARM BOY looking out the window of the COD & seeing the Enterprise looking the size of a postage stamp on the water & a lump coming up in my throat thinking there was no way they could land on a ship that small as I had never seen a ship or flown over or onto a carrier. We (the ordnance crew) spent the first three days loading our aircraft with 250 lb. general purpose bombs on multiple bomb racks, sidewinder, Bull Pup, Zuni & shrike missiles plus 20 mm cannon rounds depending on the mission assignment for each aircraft. We were going on pure adrenaline those 3 days as we only got a total of about 3 hours sleep. after the crisis ended we flew training missions & I was able to take these photos on the Enterprise.
    4 points
  6. Day 6: Saturday. Had to take the 706 out to the fresh tile lines and heap a little more dirt in where it had settled. Picked up the 706 over at Dad's shop. He greeted me in the garage in his bathrobe, supporting himself with one of Mom's canes. Hard to see him that way, but SO thankful he is still here! He said he enjoyed a warm bath this morning and smiled so big! Glad he has a positive attitude about his condition. Filled the planter with the last of the Pioneer corn. Almost too pretty, like Easter candy. 😋 Views from the office chair. Saw a family of small rabbits in the waterway earlier. Few passing raindrops, but I could keep going.... cross my fingers, should get the corn in before dark tonight.......
    4 points
  7. I'm not up on proposed legislation for limiting speed for trucks. But I will point out that virtually every truck with an electronically controlled engine, which is pretty much every truck produced since the late 1990's, already have speed limit settings in the programming. Simply hook up the laptop, go into "configuration" highlight speed limiter, and select change.... enter a number. Someone should point out to the airheads coming up with this stuff... if they want to pick up about 2 MPG on all the new trucks, all they have to do is relax the Tier 4 emissions standards.
    4 points
  8. Mike, you should come visit some of the many “landowners” near me. There is someone from every career imaginable here. They all have one thing in common. They all know more about farming than I could ever hope to know. They know what we should be doing, what we should be raising, what we should be feeding, what we need to quit spraying, their knowledge is nearly limitless. You would be dazzled. Probably one or two might volunteer some welding or machinery operating advice too, rather you’re interested or not.
    4 points
  9. That is one cool ride. Honestly, he looks like he belongs in that car😂 i cant tell when those pictures were taken 😁
    4 points
  10. That's awesome with the fro I'd swear it's the 70's and really wish it was
    4 points
  11. @MacAR glad to see you getting the cotton seed in the ground. l wouldn't worry about no boll weevils. Even if you was to have a problem...who you gonna call?? Crop Dusters!! Matter of fact you can always call Dale "Dead Bug" Dribble. He has a hangar and a strip right across the highway from the Booger Creek Gin.
    4 points
  12. 4PM central time, corn is planted!😁
    3 points
  13. Boll weevils must be something like our "potato bugs" we raise here in Montana? If you plant potatoes, you have potato bugs. It sounds like if you plant cotton, you get boll weevils? Automatically? I think I have about 10 of those old DDT sprayers out at Silver Creek. I'm keeping a close eye on the cotton in my navel. If I see a boll weevil there I'll get one of those sprayers down and put some DDT in it and spray the heck out of them. I don't raise enough cotton to pay the Boll Weevil tax. Gary😉
    3 points
  14. I’d hate to see what happens when he sees a squirrel or gopher in the ditch lol.
    3 points
  15. Attended the funeral today of the first man I worked for starting my senior year of high school back in 1973. He owned the IHC dealership in Nezperce, Idaho. It was a ag and medium duty truck dealership. A interesting story was told. "Over the years, Mick developed some strong friendships, both personal and professional. One of his friends was also his closet competitor Garrett Likkel. Garrett managed Bell Motors, the local John Deere dealership located literally across the street. Their business "competition" was on unusually friendly terms. At one point, they even considered combining the two dealerships. One can imagine that the John Deere and International Harverster Corporations were not terribly excited about this, so they dropped the idea. In the end, they shared an equipment delivery truck. The two dealerships are diagonal across a city block from each other. Still are to this day. The trucks at the time were Loadstars 1700 or 1800's with roll back decks. Over the years there was more than one truck as I recall. Both men were true gentlemen. Both would take parts off a new machine on the lot if needed to see that harvest would continue for their customers. It certainly was a different world back then. The service department building still stands, the parts department building was replaced many years ago. RIP Mick
    3 points
  16. 50 pounds of 5/32 anything is one **** of a lot of welding
    3 points
  17. Just put corn head grease in it, it’ll be fine….
    3 points
  18. True but she's just trying to get home.
    3 points
  19. I can now say I am officially started planting- an 8 acre seeding is in. Earlier in the week, I was disking it and broke the Rf spindle on the 5288, so that took an extra day to get that going again. Week was super hot with a clear sky and it drained me. I started planting alfalfa, timothy and bromegrass with the grain drill, but wasn't happy with seeding rate, and bromegrass kept bridging up in the hopper, so switched to the Brillion seeder. Rolled it to finish. Seeders are put away. On to corn next week!
    3 points
  20. I think people other than drug addicts are stealing fuel. Not surprised given what is going on in the world today.
    3 points
  21. Papa had a problem with having fuel stolen and knew who it was. He filled his tank with water in stead of gas. Couple days later the guy tows his car to the mechanic cause it won't run. Mechanic told the guy his motor was shot, looked like low quality fuel damage. Charged him enough money to buy papa all the fuel he lost. No problem after that
    3 points
  22. I finally got a chance to plant sweet corn this week. Working night shift this week gives me time during the day to get things done. Even played in the creek some more one morning. Don’t tell the army corps of engineers but we made a temporary dam and did some small scale boating. I was the dam builder and head shovel operator. The shovel is a “wood” brand WW2 folder dated 1945. I cleaned it up and put it to work. Little guy was the boat captain. A good time was had by all. Today I finished up a wall hanger. The whitetail buck was from last fall. I made the plaque out of something I found. 100 year old barn wood, 1/4 round for the frame complete with craized white paint from age, and a picture of the deer live on the hood we got on a trail camera. Should look good on the wall inside since I doubt it would be smart to leave it hanging on the barn 😊
    3 points
  23. This week finally provided enough dry days to venture in the field. Still too cold and windy for this time of the season: Some spots were a little tacky under the disk, so no till planting is still a no-go. Wind is way to strong to spray, so tillage it is! Hit all the washouts and rough spots with the 1486 and 15' 37 disk. Had a wet hillside tiled. Took a couple hours to smooth out the 3 strings. That hill made the 1486 work a little! We needed to narrow up some waterways that had expanded too wide. Dad hit them with the 756 diesel and the 311 plow. Handy unit! I followed with the 1486 and disk. Dad followed up with the 544 hydro and 2 section drag harrow. Nice to work a few of the tractors in the field!
    2 points
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  25. Grandson and his dad enjoying what's important.
    2 points
  26. That's very true. It's why some people are saying that we need to move some manufacturing back to the US. Some things to consider as to why some want to keep things as they are. I AM NOT taking sides here. Just looking at opposing sides. Keep in mind that our supply system is already stretched thin. 1: Lithium-requires strip mining that is not environmentally friendly at all. There is supposed to be a mine opening up here in the US soon but you can bet with as much stink was raise about other types of strip mining this will PO some people too. 2: Manufacturing of things that require a lot of human work is too expensive here in the us. Are we ready as a nation to experience a massive increase in consumer prices? 3: When we decrease the amount of stuff we are importing other nations will decrease the amount of stuff they import from us. We export over 2.3 TRILLION dollars worth of stuff every year. That is really the trigger for the great depression. We adopted isolationism after WWI. When we drastically decreased imports foreign nations decreased. imports. As business dropped off businesses started looking for the money from stock sales for share sold on credit. When they found out the money wasn't there and the stock exchanges tried calling in margins? That's what triggered the collapse on Wall Street. So we have to be careful. No one wants another world wide depression. Now how this would be affected by another world war? I don't know. Us, China and Russia can target in real time ships on the ocean and attack with long range systems. The nonsense about lightly crewed ships? Well the merchant fleets of the world were sailing in lightly manned ships not built to take bomb and tornedo hits in WWII. Most hit sank because they didn't have to means to control the damage. So nothing there has changed. I think the thing to worry about is the major powers. That's us, China and Russia. I don't see a limited war if any of us goes to war with one of the other 2. I'm convinced that it would eventually go nuclear. What I believe is important is that all items dealing with national security be manufactured or produced in the US when and where possible. Food is an extremely important thing. So are computer chips. Oil is one of the most important things. We found out just a couple of years ago that the US can (and in my opinion) should be energy independent. Lot of stuff here to look at. Rick
    2 points
  27. at first glance I seen that box on the pole and thought what a odd looking chimney🤣
    2 points
  28. Cleaning injector cups and installing new injectors.
    2 points
  29. Mike, you should have been a poet. I've got a good ol Lincoln 225 AC welder and 7018AC rods at the shop. I have a great old hobart gas powered AC/DC welder that needs the fan fixed too. Thx-Ace
    2 points
  30. She can come and drive my truck.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Trained on Cat 12, OD green at Ft. Leonard Wood, in 1971. No cab, but had a 24v starter.
    2 points
  33. New front shoes and an electric fuel pump. Had an oil leak to fix too.....blown diaphragm on oil sentry switch.
    2 points
  34. ..Ace....there is absolutely no need to reach for nickel rods for that repair....that is simple repair job....Prepare it correctly and just use low hydrogen 7018 rods... ..the only difficult factor..if welding in place...apart from the ''overhead'' welding requirement, is that you will shrink that housing... and make the inner tube adjustment even more difficult than it was prior to welding..... ...this was told to me recently.... "What is the difference between a "Farmer " and a "Welder " ?? "The "Welder" knows he can't farm ..." I have worked on countless farms over the years as a Contractor....and here anyway, the cockie's welder is usually some ancient single phase AC powered relic....totally inadequate for bigger repair jobs....and for the variety of low hydrogen rods available now...maybe its not so applicable but 'yesterdays ' low hydrogen ' were difficult to use with AC welders .... Learning to weld at the Caterpillar Franchise , all those years ago was, in hindsight, an inspired decision.....The variety of new fabrication and field repair jobs were endless....all with low hydrogen welding rods and always wth DC welders.... Mike
    2 points
  35. ya don't put the water in the tank. Turn the valve off at the tank, and fill just the hose 😀
    2 points
  36. Brother went to Wyoming and spent a couple days with a friend for opening day of shed season on public ground. They did well
    2 points
  37. Thanks for the reference twostepn! Might have to holler at ol Dale when it blooms. You gotta stay after them critters, so I hear. Mac Edit to add: I went down and looked today after the rain, and we have sprouts! I'd forgotten how quickly it comes up when the ground is warm and moist.
    2 points
  38. It's a start, lotta fence to cover yet
    2 points
  39. @Fred B just so you know, my county agent laughed at me when I asked him about growing cotton here. Your article seems incorrect as well, as he knew of no reporting requirements for small plots. Plots over a certain size, however are required to be registered. Mac
    2 points
  40. I sure hope so Sledge. The wife has plans for all that stuff, but I don't think it'll make as much as she thinks it will. Think next year, if we can get enough seed, I'll find a cotton plate for the 186 and plant a bit bigger spot down in the bottom. Course, then I'll have more to pick! Need to see if the old pick sack is still in the shed or have a new one made up if it's gone or too rotten. Mac
    2 points
  41. Well Professor, glad to hear you're still kickin! I admit I was a mite worried not hearing from you these past few days. I'll be thinking about you and the Mrs. and hoping for a speed recovery. Some of you fellers may be interested to know that we planted our cotton on Monday. Traditionally all the cotton here was planted on or before May 10th, so we just barely squeaked by. I used my old Planet Junior #4 to plant the seeds, and it did surprisingly well at the Parsnip setting. I squeezed a row and a half between the pinto beans and the overflow tomatoes. Sadly that was all the room I had this time. Will try a bigger patch next year if this works out well. Thanks again @twostepn2001 and the Booger Creek Gin Company for supplying the seed for this big project. Hope that we'll be able to have something for you to gin this fall. Mayhap Roger could haul it down for me on his way back from Montana with the watermelons? By the time he started back this way it'd be picking time I figure. Mac
    2 points
  42. Hope your Dad gets to feeling better soon. Not trying to hijack your thread but i have some more pictures from our spring so far. Have 80 acres of beans in then switched to corn and been at that since Monday night. Do ok progress when the planter stays together. We were going to upgrade planters this last year but with shortages and whatnot we didn't get one and we're going one more year with the 6 row. Bought the 7230 last year to pull a 12 row and it ends up on the 6 row
    2 points
  43. Finally got the chance to run the 14 in the field. Pulled my 365 vibra tine 6mph with ease. Not a single leak. Ran cool. Just flawless except for the last pass when the left brake started to drag and got hot. I have had that thing apart 5-6 times and fooled with it. Really thought I had it this time but after 32 acres it got hot. Go figure. Otherwise it passed with flying colors!
    2 points
  44. Seeding was tremendously late here in the neighborhood. We did 3/4 now and will fall seed one property after taking rye off . Planting corn as soon as field conditions permit. Have a third of the manure to haul yet. Plowed one field to get a ditch along the top and bottom of it . Not bad for 18k hours on pistons and sleeves and it still pulls fine . Wish it had Firestones on it though . Almost done spraying the first pass
    1 point
  45. 806 handles my 15foot nice in high second
    1 point
  46. Nice job! How tall is your son? Might be the angle, but he looks 7' in the first picture and he makes the interior looked cramped.
    1 point
  47. It helped a lot with our AC 45 to have a manual and the official "How to adjust" those. Previous operators definitely didn't. On those you can reverse the dog clutches and get a new lot of wear surfaces - looks like a job for some courage though.
    1 point
  48. Propane is supposed to be a safe thing to start diesels with. Just hold an unlit torch next to the intake while cranking.
    1 point
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