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  1. Amazing story!!! Similar tales seldom end in a freezer
  2. I don’t fit into the vest anymore, it was my Dad’s originally, he worked at an IH/CaseIH dealer from approximately 79-90 The vest is similar to the one pictured but does not have the border around the IH trademark
  3. I don’t lust after any vehicles built in this century, some are ok, 07 down Chevy trucks, 13 down Chev Impalas, and some others are good vehicles, but not exciting to me The newer Chargers and Challengers are cooler than others when they are RWD V8s, but not worth paying big money for to me I contemplated buying a 05ish Charger Hemi as a winter car but at 1500 for a half rotten turd, that would probably take at least another 1500 in parts and time, to still be a turd, in comparison I could buy a mint 87 Cadillac Fleetwood for 3000 or less, the Charger would definitely be faster but not as reliable, comfortable or cool in my mind I am that weird guy that likes brown 70s four doors, so I don’t expect to be blown away by a new model in the future
  4. IHKeith

    Today`s class

    Good to hear of a young fella making some progress As I sit back in my garage now enjoying a pint, leaving the next step of my current project for tomorrow night, I can’t think of many words of encouragement for a person entering into the trade
  5. I had one of those days today, though with not as crucial of a machine I just got my Polaris water craft back from the repair guy today, I had some work to do tonight but figured I’d take it out for a quick run down the river and get on with my chores, just after I turned around to head back to the boat launch I heard a pop and lost all my power, but was still able to limp it back for the 4 miles or so at 7mph Got home and found a hole in a piston
  6. I forgot about SCTV, it was pretty weird at times but in a good way
  7. Corner Gas, Red Green, Due South, The Littlest Hobo, Letterkenny, The Beaverton, Royal Canadian Air Farce, are all great Canadian shows I would disagree that our drama type shows are a different format than an American counterpart, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, This is us, etc. I’m not big on serious shows, if I watch TV I’m looking for a laugh
  8. I paid 4900 before taxes for 4 30x60 upstairs windows and an exterior door installed, compared to the cost of an earlier window replacement/reno job on the main floor, I felt it was a good deal. I live in a house my family moved to it’s current location around 1886, not sure just how old but old for sure. It still has some wood framed windows yet. The main floor windows are not as high of quality as the upstairs and did not keep the original trim on the inside, the contractor who installed them still did everything you could expect, once they were installed it was much colder upstairs than downstairs, even with plastic over the windows, so we replaced the upstairs windows with new, now it’s warm upstairs I almost think about putting plastic over the main floor windows. We live in different parts of the world, so prices are different but the 4900 I paid for those 4 windows and 1 door was the best money I ever spent with a contractor, quality products and quality work
  9. Here’s an old stone bridge near me
  10. My cat Sammy. She showed up at the house as a stray, could never get her to come to me for a while, but one day she came and has been a part of our family for a few years now, she was fixed before she came here too
  11. Both my dad and Grampy had a stone fork for a front end loader by the time I picked rocks for a couple years, when I was working for Grampy you drove the tractor and scooped rocks with the fork, when I worked for Dad the fork eliminated the need to brush the dirt off the rock but otherwise no easier than a material bucket The first time I remember picking rocks was when my dad was making a lawn from a hayfield, about.75 acre, I was about 8, me and my brother picked it so many times, every time we’d pick it clean dad would run my great uncle’s 45 vibra shank across it and we would pick it again, 25 or so years later it’s still a pretty nice lawn
  12. MF 165, currently reworking the loader hydraulics, getting it ready for it’s new owner, it’s no cream puff but wears it’s original paint other than the wheels, I think that’s neat
  13. I understand the frustration, especially when it’s something really simple, an example is me replying to a want ad for some bigger, cheap “mud” tires, I replied with an offer of a set of 33 or 35 inch tires, with 5/32 of tread(so pretty much done) but at a price of $50(Canadian) for 4 tires that hold air, instead of asking my address he requested pics, I didn’t pursue that deal after that, I’ve had all kinds over the years but there are still real people out there, I am not fond of the ‘lowest price’ inquiry, I usually reply no more than once with the asking price or not at all, I may ask if someone is firm on their price, while speaking with them on the phone, but all negotiations are done in person, I’ve himmed and hawwed over 100 bucks after driving 500 miles, I’ve drove for 10 hours on a work night to find out the truck is no good, that guy felt bad and gave me a carburetor I was looking for, but besides all the bull a fellow can go through trying to sell something, I find that usually the first guy who just shows up buys it, all the tire kickers want a pen pal
  14. IHKeith

    Mv 404, 446

    My dad ran an 81 S1754?, S series nonetheless, tilt and load single axle, it had a 404 in it which ran for about 15 years, then a 446 for another 10 years that is still in, truck has been off the road for about 5 years now, we had good luck with them, we had to weld and eventually replace the exhaust manifolds because of cracking
  15. My gramps had an 1130, then my great uncles bought it, later they traded it to my dad for a new Lamborghini when the differential went, the engine went on to power an 1105, most of the other pieces of it are a little more than a stone’s throw from where I type now, it put out about 160 hp at it’s highest pump setting, I remember the motor was set at 138 when the 1105 left the shop, my dad had an 1135 when his farming endeavours were at there peak in the late 90s, it had a different turbo than the 1130 and was louder with a muffler vs a stack and could only make about 140hp at the peak of pump settings, and it was deemed that the 1135 was best suited at about 132 iirc, the 1130 was pretty happy at about 145, except for the diff I suppose
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