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  1. Got the 1086 out after the trip to California earlier this spring . Had to do some fine tuning when I got back home and it runs great , the neighbors in Wisconsin gave me a run for my money but finished 2nd 329. 4 ft and 23 mph range for speed . We normally are 12 mph class and the guys decided no speed limit and the track was really nice and I had a couple perfect runs . Danny
    11 points
  2. ..Milford Sound (or part thereof...) South Island NZ
    11 points
  3. We are planning on all three days. Will be leaving here early next week going to visit family along the way , the plan is there by Wednesday22nd. God willing . After these last few years of Covid and my own health issues, along with my friend's health issues, its time for us to take all the advantage of time the good Lord has aloud ! Love seeing all my IH friends and meeting new ones ! The old Bus is ready ,As long as no def problems or diesel shortage , Or obstacles along the way ! MY Doc says go , my wife says go , my pocket book wont talk to me, its lost a lot of weight! , my mind says yes lets go have fun! , my body says slow down buddy take your time don't get to crazy or I'll show you who's boss ! lol. So, Its Ohio or Bust !, Tony
    8 points
  4. Eddie is home ! His wife is trying to keep him resting instead of farming !lol. Thank you all for your prayers ! I was a little worried , Shop would never be the same without us taking a break and settling the worlds problems ! Not to mention when I get tired of working on projects ,HE COMES UP WITH MORE IDEAS and gets me riled up. Good friends are not at every corner got to keep this old fart around ! Tony
    7 points
  5. I started on this project a couple years ago. Been a fun journey. Finished it up Friday night and went pulling Saturday. “Ruthless” will join “blowing smoke rings in the dark” on the pulling circuit and it is going to be fun!
    6 points
  6. I actually like the crocs worked on concrete 30 years if they feel good I don’t care about looking like a sissy .I keep leather boots and mucks in truck if need.Friend made fun of them once I told him only thing worse than wearing them was getting your a— whipped by someone wearing them.
    6 points
  7. Well I went and done it. I bought it. I got the starter back on tonight it started and ran for a few seconds getting gas to carb. Going to clean carb and it should be up and running. Will be able to drive it home under its own power. Will get some pics of it on here after I get her home. Hopefully it's easier on gas then the 706 I had.
    6 points
  8. A potpourri of our old "Jawbone" Milwaukee RR that went past three sides of our house. I was so blessed to get to grow up there and experience the steam locomotives while they ran. This photo has been here several times, but shows Buttermilk Curve "horseshoe" loop around our homestead. It negated building a huge trestle across Beaver Creek Valley. When the Montana Railroad "Jawbone" went through the farm in July of 1903, Grandma Yaeger was "Italian-Swiss" and could speak to the construction workers. She took them cool buttermilk every afternoon, and the Jawbone named the curve, Buttermilk Curve. When the first steam locomotive and work train arrived in Lewistown on October 21, 1903, Grandma and Grandpa were there. Notice, the Jawbone had jawboned rolling stock from the Northern Pacific Railroad. And I'm sure the Northern Pacific was wanting to help out this new competitor to the Great Northern Railway? This was the original Jawbone RR Depot at the south end of First Avenue South in Lewistown. It was kept for years as an office space for company workers, and their wool warehouse. The same friend who sent me the above photo, also sent me this photo. It was the Lewistown 4th of July parade and had to be 1940? The new styled IHC tractors weren't out yet in July 1939. Two IH Farmall Ms and a Farmall H. That Farmall H may have even been the 1939 Farmall H our family ended up with, #FBH681, or the 181st one made. The new Lewistown Milwaukee Depot was built at Main Street years later. The Lewistown Milwaukee Roundhouse was south of town on upper Spring Creek. And there was at least one accident at this roundhouse. Mike, you know that tall lever at the right of the engineer's seat? When you are inside and the lever is forward, you shouldn't pull open the throttle. It's not a good idea. I wasn't aware of any Mallet compound engines being used in central Montana? Maybe it was brought there for repairs? Our farms used to load out grain at Joan, Montana, Population -0-! It was a facility to load grain into Milwaukee RR boxcars. Uncle Audie is dumping wheat into a Milwaukee boxcar from our Model TT Ford "dump truck"! This Milwaukee locomotive is spotting empty cars and picking up full boxcars at Joan. I was also blessed again to get to help the engineer move the Johnson Bar rearward, open the throttle some, chug down the track in reverse. Then stop, move the Johnson bar forward and open the throttle with the help of the engineer at the Lewistown Roundhouse when I was "the big kid" in our little one room school at Glengarry. The engineer chose me to "help" him. I didn't do a heck of a lot, but it has been a memory of mine forever! This was a typical steam locomotive that passed our farm between Harlowton and Lewistown. I knew some of the old engineers personally, and they always tooted at us kids, if we were out waving at them. One afternoon, I had the Nichols & Shepard steam engine fired up and operating where it is shown in this photo, next to the Milwaukee tracks. The freight train came past and did we ever have a "whistle fest!" A Milwaukee diesel engine is photographed at the Milwaukee Depot in Lewistown. I remember seeing my first "Diesel" was in 1950 when I was about finished with my first grade year at Glengarry. I also remember in 1956 when I saw a steam locomotive pulling another steam locomotive with the side irons removed and them standing in one of the two tenders behind that cold steam locomotive. I had a feeling it would be the last steam locomotive EVER on Buttermilk Curve, and it was the last. They were heading for scrap. This postage stamp size photo of a Milwaukee steam locomotive is passing the elevator at Sipple, Montana. My big brother let me take his Brownie Junior camera to Sipple with my parents on January 9, 1953. A horrendous wind blew boxcars out of a siding at Buffalo, Montana in the middle of the night. This train was cutting in cars at Sipple. The windblown boxcars were headed downhill and gaining speed the whole way. It hit the locomotive (shown on its side) killing the engineer. The fireman survived but barely. Off subject somewhat, but I only took three photographs ever with my brother's Brownie Jr. he bought in 1946. I only took these two other photos with it, but these photos mean a lot to me! And these are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! Cousin Alvin, Cousin Chuck and Big Brother Bill, July 1952 "ready to go haying" photo I took. And I took this photo, the third one. Dad's TD-40 dozer TracTracTor stuck in mud in 1952. It took our two other TD-40s to get the stuck one out. And I didn't realize it as a kid, but a lot of Milwaukee freight was moved with overhead wiring. This is a photo of the new and the old. I don't fully understand this "Little Joe" (Stalin) electric that must be pulling some neutral diesels at Deer Lodge, Montana? They have a Little Joe on display at the museum at the Montana Territorial Prison in the town of Deer Lodge. After I did learn about the electrics, it was amusing to me how when headed down the Continental Divide into Butte (America) how those engines were sending their charge back into the system to power those headed up! Mike, I think that streamliner was just an advertising gimmick to promote the railroad and something to draw the public out to look at it. I don't think it ever ran or pulled a train in Montana? As I remember, it wasn't a real long time after this birthday photo of my second birthday party on August 14, 1945. I think they were trying to get the Hiawatha into the "civilian mode" after WWII. I am right front. Also August 14, 1945. VJ Day! My birthday photo has a lot of meaning to me, but probably not as much as this photo taken that day in New York City? And last but not least is this photo of our 181st IH Farmall H built after I gave her a bath a few years ago. And she is semi-retired, but still can do a day's work when needed. An IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary😁
    6 points
  9. Cash normally sleeps in the shade of the old black Dodge. He has adapted quickly and is waiting for the first to ride in the new(to me) pickup.
    6 points
  10. Do you guys protect your pickups with good bumper/grill guards? Found another pickup to replace the one that got wrecked and brought it home Monday night. All the deer in the ditch that normally don't even raise their heads when I drive by, got that "new pickup, gotta run in front of it" glaze in their eyes.😆 Soooo.............. Before During. Love the hydro for this kind of work. After And I don't know if you guys follow the old-timers rule that anytime you buy something new, you have to put something old on it. Like if you buy a new saddle, you put an old set of saddlebags, or fence pliers or hoof pick pocket on it. Pays homage to the past. This came off the grill guard that was on the '12 F250.
    5 points
  11. Hitting the road first thing Thursday am, there mid afternoon. Bringing turbo diesel Cub Cadet and 1/2 scale chisel plow.
    5 points
  12. I went to bid on the 5288, I was willing to go about 12. I still think it was a good buy for someone. The weights were worth $800 and new tires. , another $2000 ? I bid up to $5000 on a rough looking but good running 4010. It went for 51 or 5200. I think the guy that bought the 154 paid to much and his wife was definitely pissed. She was kinda cute standing in the rain all day.
    5 points
  13. I will sand the paint off the next one so it rusts! working on the wheels today. Got one big patch in. I sent some pictures to my uncle who bought this tractor out of a field at least 25 years ago. He suggested that perhaps pops and I should switch to stamp collecting or something...
    4 points
  14. Doubt it will be easier on gas, same basic motor and tractor, just newer and slightly better shifting. But congrats on the new tractor, regardless of their downfalls new red tractors are always a good thing.
    4 points
  15. Im going to take the whole gaggle of kids plus my parents. Leaving first thing thursday morning and staying one night so will have the better part of 2 days. Really inconvenient for us to go money wise and time wise, but who knows when the next time it will be close.
    4 points
  16. Feisty, the rat terrier, relaxing on my lap. An old dog now at 14.
    3 points
  17. If I finish spraying and side dress nitrogen on the corn, the plan is to drive out after work on Thursday. Enjoy Friday and Saturday. Back home on Sunday.
    3 points
  18. Could you run a flat belt off one wheel of your EV to power it?
    3 points
  19. I’m going leaving Massachusetts next Friday the 17th heading to Minnesota for a memorial service for my father in law then leaving the Duluth area Tuesday afternoon staying somewhere between Duluth and Springfield Tuesday night plan on being in Springfield Wednesday afternoon got a hotel till Saturday am then back east. I think it’s around a 3000 mile round trip for us at 6.19 a gallon for fuel today ugh
    3 points
  20. my brother and I are leaving Wednesday, be there Wed night and all 3 days of RPRU.
    3 points
  21. Yeah I buy my tractors like I trade stock , buy hi sell low. I didn’t even bring a trailer. I had to go back
    3 points
  22. We will be there wed- sat. come by trailer and say hi Mike
    3 points
  23. Let me ask at our Cat dealer , I have some inside connection 👍😎 Danny
    3 points
  24. going too . getting caught up , things are slowing down some. Says every farmer out there.😁
    3 points
  25. Nice looking pickup Jeff. I'm sure Cash will enjoy the AC this summer.
    3 points
  26. Yes, it will be in the Heritage Tractor display.
    3 points
  27. That girl sure could use some support.
    3 points
  28. Mike sadly no boating lately. A load of salt water is about as close to being on the water as I have been lately. Have been doing the same as most others ,having to use the so called roads. Although that can be a challenge some days. As for the electric lorry the donkey wants us to have , my euro 6 rated Merc has an alternator and some batteries so with the 13 litre (530hp) diesel generator surely must make it a hybrid🤔😄. Marty,NZ
    3 points
  29. Is the corollary true also? If I buy something old, do I have to put something new on it? Usually if you buy something like an old tractor there is almost always something new that goes on it. In my case, it's usually tires.
    2 points
  30. I never touched a B52 but every aircraft with an AC system that I know of is 400hz. There are some corporate aircraft that have wild frequency AC that's rectified to DC - a weight saving idea, I guess. There used to be lots of smaller and older planes with a DC system with inverters to supply instruments that ran on either 208 or 26 volt AC but just about everything now is 28 volt DC. Gyros, Inertial Navigation Systems all wanted AC in the past but now the rotary inertial have been replaced by laser types that align in just couple of minutes and are DC. Our planes are all DC except for the in-tank fuel pumps which are AC and each has its own inverter. I don't know what the airline aircraft use now. The newest thing I ever worked on were 757s and they were 208 400hz 3ph. Anyway, get the P/Ns off your generators and put them on Ebay with the B52 info. Maybe there's a market for memorabilia.
    2 points
  31. Well, I sometimes fall into the buy high thing too. Usually not smart enough to cut my losses and sell. Just keep and hope it goes up!
    2 points
  32. If you use the 11 correctly you have no need for more shaft... You'll gain some when lowered and not under load when raised. Move 3 pt pins on mower back to the other mounting hole to shorten distance between tractor and mower and gain some overlap if you are concerned .....
    2 points
  33. I want to go, it’ll be my first. The big deciding factor will be how much hay I get done next two weeks. Rain every other day for this week but week after looks good. It’ll probably just be Thursday for me
    2 points
  34. Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to get there . I was definitely planning to but like common this time of year too much to do with too little help, especially the help part . I need to retire so I can go to these shows every year
    2 points
  35. I don't use protection. I like getting it wet. Sorry my mind went in the gutter seeing protection in the title. Most aftermarket u joints are greasable. However be sure they are when you order them. Most aftermarket ball joints are greasable but few new vehicles have replaceable ball joints. Thx-Ace
    2 points
  36. I'll be working in registration during the show.
    2 points
  37. I have been working with 3 phase ac for over 60 years, both 60 HZ and 400 HZ (old time aircraft ac distribution). If you have a unique situation with a special 3% motor the phase converter is probably the only solution, if you do not have commercial 3% power available BUT for a simple air compressor with a standard ac motor I would just replace it with a single % at the the same footprint, Voltage, duty cycle and RPM. I always like the KISS, or keep it simple!
    2 points
  38. I will be there all three days.
    2 points
  39. well praise the lord - i cant take any credit great news!!!
    2 points
  40. I will be there most of the day Friday. Bringing wife and kids
    2 points
  41. Lately everything I have posted has a negative turn. There’s been so much positive happening in our lives, but we seem to focus on the negative. For example, up until 3 weeks ago, we were considering selling what few cows we have, because it had been so dry. Made for parking the truck easy, I could go anywhere. Well, 2.75 inches of rain in less than a week, and I can still get my truck into the lot, and we aren’t selling any cows, unless the last one doesn’t calve soon. Life is good, even with all the garbage going on around us. Take the time to enjoy the little things.
    2 points
  42. I’m going, it’s 1800 miles one way! Red power is best show for IH people. Missed the last 2 because of covid bs. Your gas is cheaper than ours.
    2 points
  43. I will be there late Wednesday evening. Bringing wife and son along. Leaving around noon on Saturday.
    2 points
  44. The single phase motors will have caps and likely a centrifugal switch to transfer from the start to run winding, at 230V and 5hp you could see some fairly high amps for a brief period while it's coming up to speed, the unloader will need to be working properly so it's not fighting against the tank pressure Just went through all this with an IR compressor, Quincy is tops IMHO, you might need a little bit of control wiring mods as I would assume your contactor is now 3 phase, might be able to leave the 3rd contact empty
    2 points
  45. Both past their first flush of youth and gravity takes over
    2 points
  46. you finally let the monster out! , get the women and kids off the street.
    2 points
  47. Pratt and Whitney R-2000 from the experimental Vought SF5U Flying Pancake, US Navy Fighter Plane 1945
    2 points
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