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About 35desoto

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  • Birthday 09/20/1958

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    Old cars esp Mopars, Old tractors esp IH and David Brown

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  1. We have a 2012 Kia Sportage. Got the wife into it after quite a bit of shopping around and I can't get her out of it. Serves us well and so far I've only had to change the spark plugs. It's even been used to feed hay out seeing it's got 4wd lol Brett
  2. All too true regarding any one travelling - make it home safe! It's better to be a bit late than dead on time
  3. Neat - a good way to up cycle 😁
  4. Good compression is one of the basic necessities of a diesel engine however before we dismiss your compression as being OK what was the reading ? For you to say "Compression is OK" suggests someone has taken a compression reading and this fact will greatly assist in the next steps or decisions over what can be done. IF the compression is still up where it should be then the engine theoretically is good subject to the rest of the bearing and such being in keeping with the overall condition of the engine. Good compression equals good "firing' or ignition of the fuel. Low compression results in poor or non ignition of the diesel. By the sounds of it, if the compression is good, we have eliminated one point that could be causing your problem. All we have to do is find the culprit :-) 😁 Cheers Brett
  5. Here in New Zealand it's a priviledge to have a firearms license. We do not have a constitution like the USA so no second amendment. It puts a totally different perspective on the argument. Unless you live here and understand our lifestyle it's a moot point. It's the same for some of us looking into the USA. We have not lived by your history nor your rules - it is hard to maintain the same perspective or outlook on life. For all our faults we don't do too bad for a small nation in the South Pacific.
  6. Guys - my dad would have been 92 also on Feb 2. We lost him 18 months ago - he was plain worn out. He was no farmer but he married a farmers daughter and Mum never lost her love for the land and passed that onto me and one other brother. I think to get into your 90' s is a credit.
  7. To answer simply Yes we are We have our issues but sometimes Im grateful to be a simple country boy who lives down underπŸ˜ƒ
  8. It was a real buzz to see the traction engines in the tractor pull. The oldest engines pulled that trailer the longest! Their torque was/is fantastic. But at least two hours from lighting the fire till you can move so no fast get aways.
  9. Local show? Lol I come down from Auckland for the whole weekend and I know Franklin Vintage Machinery boys were there too. Crank up is world famous in N Z πŸ‘ It was a shame they couldn't run the big tractor pull like previous years but at least it's still retained its uniqueness. You couldn't run a show like that in Auckland as the PC brigade would be up in arms. Bring on 2020' s show
  10. I was at Crank up too and saw the tractor - but didnt connect it to being your one here LOL It was a good show and I love going to Crank up. It's a great two days and your tractor is a credit to all concerned. I was excited to watch the IH3388(?) in the tractor pull - just walked away with the pull trailer. I was invited to crew one of the traction engines and again a new experience but I digress and am taking away from your thread on your Dads tractor Well done Cheers Brett
  11. On the English ones was it the 454 ? - 434 and 44 had mechsnicsl steering with power assist sometimes
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