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  1. 16 points
    A car ad this morning reminded me of Louie, RIP 2004, who was from a low income family of 6 kids. His dad bounced from the bottle to the bible and back frequently. Louie was bullied in school but became my best buddy. 2 yrs older than me, he attended an auto repair tech school and helped me through my early days of understanding an automobile. I didn`t yet know what a starter/generator/master cylinder/brake caliper even was but Louie showed me. He`d buy these $50 to $100 cars and we`d cruise on a dollar`s worth of go-juice every night providing his clunkers would run. We`d chew snuff and eat garlic bologna and share a 2 liter Pepsi. (with the windows down) He bought this 63 Impala convertible, 283 in front of a power-slide tranny. He`d get 72 mph out of low before the lifters floated then bump it into drive. Top down, snuff running out of the corners of our mouth from the wind and LAUGH our butts off! I miss my old buddy Louie and our time together spotting deer and listening to AM radio, if it worked. The 60s and 70s were a great time in our lives. No cares about viruses/masks/politics/riots/health/BLM. Good times. Thanks Louie.
  2. 16 points
    I love me a Hydro cause I grew up on a Hydro70 our neighbor owned and he bought it new in 1974 the year before we bought our IH dealership and moved to the country. He never had one issue with that hydrostatic transmission on that tractor, he did everything that the owners manual told him to do with the service on it and it held up superbly so I'm not scared of them transmissions and we sold quit a few hydro tractors back in the day and don't remember them ever giving trouble either. I just ran across that white cab 1973 Hydro 1066 and had to share that with the group and Ive always loved the color combo of the white cab tractors, they were factory white from 1971, 72 and 73 then IH painted them red starting in 1974 along with coloring the levers from grayish color to all black that started in 1974 model year also and they did away with the bottom glass on the white cabs also in those same yrs. Never seen a frontend conversion like the one on that other 1066 but apparently that's a conversion off a Case tractor frontend and put on a 66 series which was a light weight frontend to begin with, they should've put them square front axles on all the 66s and 88s, but that's my opinion
  3. 16 points
    Me and my wife recently purchased our first house this summer. Well with that I can finally move my stuff out of my moms house! This includes my 1/16 scale tractor collection. My wife is a city girl so she gets a kick out of anything tractor related! The plan is in the works in the next year or 2 is to build a garage big enough to store the real tractors at home, the 656 and 244! Anyway spend last night carefully washing the years of dust off them. This morning placing them on the shelves. Scott
  4. 16 points
    I installed a chain link fence to keep mosquitoes out of my yard.
  5. 11 points
  6. 11 points
    Neighbors mower needed some welding on the deck so I hung it up and gave it a bath first. I just thought it was a good IH and Deere picture
  7. 11 points
    i helped the neighbor put on new door hinges and mount drivers door ( way too heavy for one guy to do ) installed a new gas tank, new fuel sender, he had done all new brake lines and all new brakes already, new master cylinder, the i started on teh fuel pump with him, the NOS one lasted overnight and possibly the ethanol ate into the sealant around the diaphragm and it was coming apart today. We tried the old original and it wouldnt work, then tried taking some parts out of a dual plunger unit but it wouldnt adapter either the diaphragm throw was too long on it. SO, we converted over to negative ground, put in a resistor for teh ignition, ran wire to fuel tank and put on an electric fuel pump and spliced it all in and drove it from teh shop to the house - have to order water pump and heatr core so it will hold antifreeze. . It really runs nice and smooth, outside of smoking like a mosquito fogger. Maybe after running it some the rings will loosen up. Very low miles as you can see from the odometer.
  8. 11 points
    This 3.26 acre adjoins our property. Up until 2009 I had it fenced for horses and kept it nice. Property sold and I couldn’t meet the new owner’s demands so it grew up in saplings, trees, blackberry, honeysuckle, snakes, coyotes, and other creatures of the night. It has been a real eyesore but patience prevailed and I was able to purchase it this spring. The cleanup began and it’s been a process. Mow, push, pull, drag, burn, pick up limbs and chunks, and of course get stuck! It’s been disced a couple of times and today I walked it picking up anything that was too big for disc to cut thru or that might stop up a plow. Really want to plow it but Im thinking if I plant a wheat cover and plow it next year the stumps and roots will have a chance to rot so they’re will be fewer chunks to pick up again. It’s been fun for the most part.
  9. 11 points
    For 35 years I worked in the oil industry. We used respirators (masks) often. Because of this I have taken every class that for respirator use that exists. Every year I had to wear a respirator and be hooked up to a machine that measured how effective certain masks were on me personally. Any paper or cloth respirators were actually forbidden in the facility I worked at because they had been proven to not be much better than no respirator at all. Now this was all to protect me from particle sizes much larger than a virus particle. Everything we are being told about the effectiveness of paper or cloth masks runs counter to all the education I received for all those years.
  10. 10 points
    My Dad had this dealership in Bainbridge GA from 1973 to 1979. Hard to believe now, since John Deere's are everywhere, but back then when you drove through our county you were more likely to see a 1066 or 1086 in the fields.
  11. 10 points
    So in my area you can’t find any 9MM shells anywhere. what's up with that ?
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  13. 10 points
    Like a new engine in an 89 tempo, ain’t worth the investment.
  14. 10 points
    I couldn’t tell ya... I’m 15 and bought my squarebody and daily😂. But then again I work my *ss off lol.
  15. 10 points
    The mask wearing is nothing more then a feel good gesture for the people around you that don’t know any better. The same kind of people that have required society to post sign’s like these .
  16. 9 points
    I haven't put anything from work on here in a while. I went put and got this load today off of one of our jobs. It's a load of oversize mixed hardwood. Hard and soft maple, ash, a few birch, and some basswood. Some of the bigger sticks measure 36 inches across. Usually anything that big has a rotten center but not this load, they were all good.
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  19. 8 points
    I started harvesting my pumpkins this week. The crop looks outstanding. I have a lot of good carving and decorative pumpkins as well as enough to sell by the truck load for deer. This is my first year raising pumpkins. It was something I always thought about doing so after purchasing my tractor this spring I decided to give it a shot. Plus it was a way to get The farming out of my system. The first picture was taken the 21st of July, the second was taken today. I have about two acres to play with and I only used maybe a third of it. If the pumpkins sell well I will most likely do the whole thing next year.
  20. 8 points
    When these drivers leave keys in a vehicle when refueling and car is stolen is bad enough. I think "GOOD for you dumba$$" But the morons that do so with CHILDREN IN THE CAR! Vehicle stolen and there goes my child. Do these people have any functioning brain cells? Stupid SOBs! Then they get on FB and want to SHARE their stupid ignorance! Well, doubt she will be sending me a friend request anytime soon. Sometimes the truth hurts.
  21. 8 points
    It's not a muffler it's an air cleaner, and there is a reason we were born with an immune system instead of an air cleaner! Don't be a sheep!
  22. 8 points
    Had a local protest here this weekend...
  23. 8 points
    Just a few more pictures
  24. 8 points
    A scarier topic would be... What if Dennis and Sallie didn`t have RPF?!! I shudder to even contemplate it.......
  25. 8 points
  26. 8 points
    I have done my best to respect the diverse opinions regarding COVID-19 over these past few months and to educate myself as much as possible. The ER nurse that posted this brilliantly sums up my current train of thought: Please just take politics out of it and read this with an open mind using common sense. Anyone out there who can tell me what our end game is with the covid 19? What is the magic formula that is going to allow us to sound the all clear? Is it zero cases? The only way that will happen is if we just stop testing and stop reporting. Is it a vaccine? It took 25 years for a chicken pox vaccine to be developed. The smallpox inoculation was discovered in 1796 the last known natural case was in 1977. We have a flu vaccine that is only 40 to 60% effective and less than half of the US population choose to get one, and roughly 20,000 Americans will die of the flu or flu complications. Oh, you'll mandate it, like other vaccines are mandated in order to attend school, travel to some foreign countries, etc. We already have a growing number of anti vaxxers refusing proven, tested, well known vaccines that have been administered for decades but aren’t necessarily safe! Do you really think people will flock to get a fast tracked, quickly tested vaccine, whose long term side effects and overall efficacy are anyone's best guess? How long are we going to cancel and postpone and reconsider? You aren't doing in person school until second quarter? What if October's numbers are the same as August's? You moved football to spring? What if next March is worse than this one was? When do we decide quality of life outweighs the risks? I understand Covid can be deadly or very dangerous for SOME people, but so are strawberries and so is shellfish. We take risks multiple times a day without a second thought. We know driving a car can be dangerous, we don't leave it in the garage. We know the dangers of smoking, drinking and eating fried foods, we do it anyway. We speed, we don't buckle our seatbelts, we take more than directed. Is hugging Grandma really more dangerous than rush hour on the freeway? Is going out with friends after work more risky than 4 day old gas station sushi? Or operating a chainsaw? When and how did we so quickly lose our free will? Is there a waiver somewhere I can sign that says, "I understand the risks, but I choose a life with Hugs and Smiles, and the State Fair and go to Church and go hug my Mom in her retirement home. I understand that there is a minuscule possibility I could die, but I will most likely end up feeling like crap for a few days. I understand I could possibly pass it to someone else, if I'm not careful, but I can pass any virus onto someone else. I'm struggling to see where or how this ends. We either get busy living or we get busy dying. When God decides it's your time, you don't get any mulligans, so I guess I would rather spend my time enjoying it and living in the moment and not worrying about what ifs and maybes, and I bet I'm not the only one. I’ll sign that waiver!!! (I copied this from a friend. Feel free to do the same.)
  27. 7 points
    When ya gotta bust clods but your packer is too narrow..... Dad would be proud!! Actually, the lawn roller did a purty good job!! 😂
  28. 7 points
    Lancaster protesters held on whopping $1 million bail each after alleged riots
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  30. 7 points
    By the looks of that hitch, maybe their parents should have been the ones that took more safety precautions....😊
  31. 7 points
    Hasn't been a box of 9mm, or anything else for that matter, on a shelf in this area since the "intellectual elites" started hoarding TP in February/March. I'm guilty of hoarding shells as well. I figured if people were freaking out over toilet paper it's going to get real scary when there is no food on the shelves.
  32. 7 points
    Guy I work with built this years ago. Supper handy. We used it all the time on a 30k lb. forklift until they said we couldn’t have a hole in the fork anymore. Drive up and stick fork in until it hit the back and started sliding the thing. When you lifted it up the pin dropped in the hole and you were ready to go. Didn’t have to get off the forklift to put on or take off. The pin is welded to two legs that lift it when you set it down.
  33. 7 points
    What an amazing project. A grand total of 750hrs to make this O-4 look absolutely amazing. I am very happy with the end result on this one. I am really hoping all this nonsense ends soon so I can get this thing to a show. I won second place in our local competition and now I am entered in the Delo national competition. With that being said I need everyone's help. Please go to https://delotrcvoting.com/Voting/Details?entryId=147 and vote for Josh Jorgensen. You can vote 3 times every 24 hours. Please tell family and friends, register multiple emails, etc. I would really appreciate the votes. Thanks in advance. Josh
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  35. 7 points
    Ok here's my take on this, its just like a muffler it disrupts the air flow so that way it doesn't travel as far. Even if there's just a slim chance of it working why would you not wear one. I don't want to wear one but I will if the establishment that I am going into ask me to or if I know I will be around my 80 yr old parents. I don't wear a mask for me I wear a mask for everyone else.
  36. 7 points
    I don't think it's anything like a muffler, cause I can still hear the ones I don't want to from a long ways away.
  37. 7 points
    Also had a possibly homemade bracket for holding the clutch down , live pump and vertical distributor, clutch extension , friction throttle , charlyn PS, and one of the nicest late style factory wide fronts I have seen unrestored.
  38. 6 points
    Anytime I get a broken stud out i parade around the shop like I just won an Olympic gold medal. CONGRATULATIONS
  39. 6 points
  40. 6 points
    Same here , no 9mm shells at Cabela’s or Shields, I have two guesses , government is limiting the supply or everyone is getting ready for Election Day . I have plenty of 30.6 shells for the IH M1 👍😎 , 12 gage slugs and lots of 9mm , 357’s oh and 22 shells 😂😂 I’m ready for these idiots when they come to Antifa comes to the country 👍 Danny
  41. 6 points
    No ammo here, sold out in moments, will be until after the election
  42. 6 points
    Grand kids were here this morning and when they delivered the first load of building materials I saw this. Rick
  43. 6 points
    My therapist asked why I wasn't truthful. Told her I didnt want hospitalized.
  44. 6 points
    I've heard in a loooooong time! When that old 436 chortled to life Sunday, music to my ears. It's a long story, the condensed version; Got done working on her back before the wind went through here, put in shed. Wind went through, barn laying on combine. Couple weeks later my cousin brings his forklift over and a couple other guys to help. Get the barn pretty much torn down, need to move the combine. The batteries were weak, had the charger on them. Won't start. put charger back on and jump with Dodge, let charge while we ate lunch. Still won't start, so, I run to Colfax and get new group 31 batteries. Still won't start and is shocking me when I hook up the cables! Got to be the starter. Call a friend, he has a starter on the shelf. YES, run over to Don's and get the starter, back to farm and install. Darn thing still won't start. Give up and pull it out of the way. Later Don calls, tractor starter, they don't work in a combine. Next day the starter goes to the local shop, what used to take two or three days took three weeks. Not real impressed with the new management. Then it rains all week, finally got it in on Sunday, cranked longer than normal but started and has normal oil pressure. Tallk about a relief. Now to fix the unloading auger and finish up what I was working on before the storm and get the bean head on. I felt like a real heal, help is all here and I'm running around chasing parts half the day and still can't get the thing to run.
  45. 6 points
    Mine was work or walk when boss in high school found out I could weld proficiently, I got a raise. Proud as a peacock I showed my parents, who immediately said since I make as much as my dad I could start paying for groceries. it doesn’t matter if your parents buy it or not it’s what they teach you in the process. mine taught me (not by their design) to be humble and keep my mouth shut lol
  46. 6 points
    Watched that video a zillion times, and still love it. The story jives with an experience I had, back in the day, when I was still a productive member of society, during a night shift at the Fairchild Command Post. I was contacted by an SR-71 needing fuel. I did some coordinating for them to meet one of our tankers. The SR was over northern Montana, the tanker was flying a track in Arizona. Had a brief BS session with the SR, and was told to "tell your boys we'll be down there in 30 minutes." Don't know how many miles per hour that equates to, but Montana, across northern Idaho, and then hang a left over eastern Washington, is quick, lol. BK.
  47. 6 points
    Truck that is! Might as well be a Binder!
  48. 6 points
    Well finally got some more done. Just about half done now. Wee little bit of wheat to do and we’ll be at the half way point. Technically speaking though I’m all done lol. Finished up the last of the barley this morning. Had a wee bit left st home. Thought I could finish it las night but the combine filled up before I was done. I’d left a few slough bottoms that were green before so I was just cleaning up odds and ends. Maybe 3-4 acres. Ended up with 275 bushels from that little bit though so it was worth while chasing lol. Surprising as there wasn’t much of a swath in most places either. Fee olaces I just left as it was almost pure foxtail. Figured no pin t spreading those seeds around any more then I had to. Probably burn them after we’re all done. I’m hopping to go on wheat tomorrow. Dad hauled some grain in to the elevator today and I was busy cleaning and servicing the combine. Got myself completely filthy. Had my safety glasses on so I could at least see after though. Dad took off with the semi and the dust masks are all in there. I’ll probably sound like I’ve got covid come morning lol. Did a little flying with the drone when we were finishing up. Got mom to drive the combine for a bit while dad was swathing. Shed never driven this one so I gave her a crash course and sent her on her way. She did just fine and didn’t wreck anything so it was ok lol.
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