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  1. Mike - it was a blast down there. Gotta say the highlight was being entrusted with Martin's W4 plus meeting those two likely lads and Trevor, Martin's father. From a North Islanders point of view it was refreshing to enjoy a relaxed, laid back, interactive display without all the H+S bullshit overpowering the weekend. Its a credit to the Edendale Vintage Machinery club thats their efforts are so well co-ordinated and received by the public. I trust your local Nelson A+P Show was a success. Cheers Brett PS retiring??/ My dad retired at 87.5 yrs - worked for the Railways for 70 years but thats another story in its self
  2. Thanks Mike With the projects I have at home I will have to lived till I am 150 - then retire LOL However work keeps interfering. The next show for me after Edendale is the Franklin Machinery boys display at Karaka in March Cheers Brett
  3. pussy cats are worldwide😁😁🀣
  4. Geez guys Im half a world away and I get it.
  5. Cheers Heath. My wife and I are flying into Dunedin Friday and taking a day touring down through Milton Roxborough and then to Queenstown, Lumsden and then into Gore for the night. So its up earlish to get to Edendale at a good time Saturday to see the two days though. Which tractor are you taking and the same for Martin? My mates reckon I'm a little unstable travelling from one end of NZ to the other to look at old farm machinery but this and my favourite swap meets keep me sane HAHA Brett Bombay Hills
  6. Are there any of our Red Power members in NZ going to this years Crankup at Edendale NZ? I'm heading back for my 3rd year and just keep loving it. It's not the same layout due to road realignment but the range of farm machinery and the camadraire of all there is hard to beat. I mucked around whether to go about 5 yrs ago and regret not going sooner. Last year I was asked to help crew a steam traction engine and boy what a blast. Cheers Brett
  7. 35desoto

    Australian fires

    https://www.theland.com.au/story/6496579/climate-change-doesnt-cause-fires/?cs=4951&fbclid=IwAR09eap7jR5NdvuHh9T3hZIKwnzRnP8lrIcCeViBcVFMGC5zZQGaBh2vZAQ My daughter sent me this link and its a bloody good read. Basically its saying that some of these fires were avoidable. Also the Aborigine's knew that this management approach was not the right way however their words were not heeded and now everyone is suffering accordingly. I bet this is never made public.
  8. Sorry for the slow response. I would have to say I was disappointed and if I had read it at a book shop I would not have bought it. In saying that I am not going to get rid of it as it does have a place in explaining/outlining some of the history to IH
  9. 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
  10. All too true regarding any one travelling - make it home safe! It's better to be a bit late than dead on time
  11. Neat - a good way to up cycle 😁
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. On the English ones was it the 454 ? - 434 and 44 had mechsnicsl steering with power assist sometimes
  20. Thanks for the information so far I have rechecked the plate inside the cab and my letters and numbers are correct to the tag TractorData states the serial numbers for the 90/91 ones but there is no link on the 92 onwards listing. It states two 5120's - the 90/91 at 88 HP and then another entry for the 92 onwards ones for 90 odd horsepower. My numbers are either a late 91 or an early 92 and hence my confusion I couldn't get the first site to tell me much and I hope its my lack of computer skills thats not allowing me to find the info LOL The Tractor is far from perfect but it has a good engine and running gear. The cab is well and truly used but nothing a darn good clean wouldn't fix 80% of the issues. There are a few lights to replace and so far I have learnt that the headlights are the same as an 895. If I'm wrong please correct me
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