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About lintonxy

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  • Birthday December 7

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    Bathurst, NSW, Australia
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    Classic Cars, Trucks and Tractors

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  1. Lost 706 D

    Great find there on all fronts! I'd love to see some pics of the Versatile. I have a bit of a soft spot for them. My old man had an 895 and I thought it was the ducks guts. Still a tough looking tractor in my books. And the older girls look great too. Hey, at least it's red!
  2. IH prototype space ship

    Hooking up gear to the 3PL looks like a great job in winter, but one that nobody is volunteering for in summer!
  3. Would like to purchase dad's 856

    Agree with the face-to-face visit. Keep it simple and brief. If old mate has some sentimental attachment, but is toying with the idea of selling, you are the perfect fit! He'd feel great about about selling back to the original owner's son. If it goes well, but sounds like it could be awhile before he relinquishes it, I would also suggest a follow up in say 12 months to re-afirm that you're genuine about it, and that it wasn't just a one-off nostalgic whim. Good Luck and keep us informed.
  4. How long have had your current job?

    I like that Atila. I agree whole-heartedly. As a Civil Engineer I've had varying employers: First 3.5 years was a traineeship with my local council. I worked with some great people and learn some really good stuff but I grew stale. I was a long way off from being a 'company man' there even though I was surrounded by them. Which lead me to leave and take my second job... Next 2.5 years with a precaster. First job site was the boss, then me (at 23 years old), then 23 blokes. A baptism of fire! The boss was a hard worker and the crew all loved him. I had buy-in to what the company was doing and I was important. I was a 'company man'. Unfortunately the boss's rose coloured glasses lead to us going into 'voluntary administration' ie self-declared bankruptcy. That lead to me ringing our various clients looking for work. They were all Tier 1 civil construction companies. I scored my next role.... 8.5 years with large Civil Contractor. These guy were huge compared to where I came from. However, they were the small fish in the big pond. They had a big family company feel to it and I liked it. The first job I was on the State Manager pop and say 'hey Linton, how are those wedding plans going?'. Sure, a little idle chit chat, but I didn't feel lost in the system. The company was proud of its culture bred from Blue collar roots, and unlike their competition completed the majority of works themselves as opposed to sub-contracting it out. These guys accommodated me when my wedding plans trumped their bridge building plans, and then I followed where they sent me. I worked on 5 different projects and moved my family with me. I was a 'company man'. Then they got bought out by a huge multinational and diluted everything that was great. Most people left including me, which led to.... 5 months with a small contractor. Their background was specialised high-risk subcontract works and they expected to make high profits across the projects. They were keen to cut corners to maximise profits. I certainly was not a 'company man'. They asked me dodgey up some paperwork. Given the nature of the issue could result in death of innocent people in the future I made sure i found a safe solution before handing in my resignation. My wife wasn't too happy for a week or so til I scored my my next job.... 2 years with a small Tier 2 Civil Contractor. Culturally and by business set-up, these are very similar to the bigger mob I worked for. They have their pros and cons and i would call myself a semi 'company man'. They are my current employer but have no work in my region so I finish in two weeks and start with a new, similar-sized mob. We'll see what that brings! My current situation will lead me to many different employers over a number of years. Whilst I realise that won't make me a traditional 'company man' I try to take the 'company man' attitude with me. I need to give my best to my employers because the project at hand has my name all over; they need to make money from my time/experience; and I need a glowing reference when I leave and head to the next one. My mortgage keeps me focused
  5. I should also compliment you on your choice of gauges. They look fantastic in the body-coloured steel dash. Obviously not factory gauges, but not a screaming clash either. A great period-looking aftermarket gauge.
  6. The good news here Tony is that all of those wheels look awesome: they all suit your Binder but they give it different looks. Personally I lean towards the steelies and hubcaps. They give an understated look that ties in nicely with your painted rocker covers and colour-coded interior. I particularly love the 'International' script hubcaps that were suggested by Sledgehammer When considering wheels, have you considered what you're doing with the interior? You've mentioned the colour, but is that a retrim of the original bench? Or more modern buckets? I would think steelies and hubcaps tie in well with a bench seat; whilst Modern buckets would pair well with the full chrome wheels. Any direction you choose will be winner with that sharp body. I reckon I speak for more than myself when I say this is an exciting build to be watching and I'm stoked for you
  7. Nice cars for sale..

    I'd happily park either in my shed
  8. Vintage pictures

    This is a great topic. Wish I had more pictures from my family's farming days. Unfortunately for various reasons, there weren't many to start with and now there just aren't that many around any more
  9. My W-4

    That looks fantastic.
  10. Who here "fake" farm's ?

    I don't have it but when I mentioned it here in my office, the first question I got was "I wonder if the flies are as bad as they are in real life?"
  11. Dream job

    Always an interesting topic. Like many here before me i would love to be a farmer. I come from a farming background and love spending time on my acreage, on my in-laws farm and in the country generally. Ironically I tend to love the parts of farming that most farmers tend to loathe: fencing; cleaning up scrap; building sheds etc, basically the capital works side of things. So probably I would probably be better being farm handyman. I think part of this is due to the fact that I'm a Civil Engineer and my career sees me working on decent size infrastructure projects: I love being involved in construction from raw materials, particularly the planning and logistics side of things. "Farming is not a good living but it is a good life." This is spot-on to how I feel and what I have said for years. As I grew up I saw so much pain in farming due to the drought. I take my hat off to those still in farming now while it is good. May the weather and market values be kind to you all. Farming really is a mixed bag. It is full of people who believe they are already in their dream job. On the other hand, in Australia at least, farming has a ridiculously high suicide rate. We simply don't value our primary producers the way we should. If I won Lotto, I would become a farmer, free to grow/produce/experiment/work without the pressure of having to pay my bills.
  12. tire black ???

    I'm not sure if you can get this in the States, but I use CRC So Easy on my cars. It doesn't make them shiny like tyre black does but cleans them to look like brand new rubber. I prefer this over a shiny finish personally, but it may not be quite what you're after.
  13. Love those rocker covers. Personally I would try the silver section around the letters in white - very 'Inter'. However the silver looks great and ties in with the intake manifold nicely.
  14. 1950 winnipeg flood

    All of the 'dry' section of road the dozer is on looks to be freshly placed material, with the road surface somewhere below. I reckon the dozer is pushing new material out for whatever reason.
  15. As a Civil Engineer I get this all the time but I let it slide mostly. So many people give me the "Look, it's simple....." solution. Really? The two that get me particularly are flood modelling and complex social problems. Flood modelling is not an exact science as every rainfall event has vastly different characteristics, but people love to simplify it: "In 1974 we had 8 inches (200mm on this side of the planet, though anyone telling you about the 1974 flood will recall the story in inches) of rain and the flood came up to here" usually said pointing to an arbitrary point on a wall/tree/tractor that is still parked in the same spot it was in 1974. they don't take into account the intensity of the rainfall; the saturation level of the surrounding area; rainfall upstream; new levee bank installed in 1976 etc. The second one, the complex social issues, you usually get "It's simple: we take all the Category X criminals and throw them in jail and throw away the key". Yep, because that has worked so far. England had a great old time 200 odd years ago shipping their criminals to the other side of the world and now they're crime-free! Modern society has many issues and they aren't simple to fix. As an engineer I like black and white answers, but I recognise that social issues have lots of 'grey'.