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Mike H

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  1. had our first fatality this season

    the fella was on one of the trails out by Gay Mi.

    he was wearing a smart watch witch detected a critical roll over accident

    it sent a message to 911 and gave the location and then died

    the search and rescue team, Keweenaw Sheriff Dept. and the state police  went out looking for him . no were to be found

    finally they did catch up with him at the Gay bar ,, he did dump the sled but was not hurt . the watch malfunctioned in the accident

    good practice run for the teams 

    all the trails are closed till we get new snow 

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  2. 7 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

    Meant to post this in another thread but here it is no idea how it got here 

    Any way I hope you all are dealing well with the sub zero out there 

    We got hit pretty hard in the winter of "78"

    You didn't have to worry about going in the ditch the roads were like luge with the snow banks

    The county had a couple of surplus tanks fitted with big V-plows for busting open the drifted shut roads 

    46 years ago on the 25th

    One of the back windows on my 70 Nova was open just a sliver on the windward side the car.

    Was full snow to the head liner when I dug it out.

    Still the the worst blizzard on record in IN.

    remember it well

    met my wife in the middle of the storm in Flint Mi.:D

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  3. we pulled a 1600 Oliver out of the bush, dragged it home into the shop

    number 2 was stuck because of the exhaust valve was open for 10+ years

    pulled the head and soaked number 2 cylinder down over night

    next day figured out witch way the crank was positioned for the downward turn

    next put a break bar on the harmonic balancer bolt with a 10' piece of pipe

    the pipe was used as a indicator to see if there was any movement

     got on top of it with a 2# sledge and a oak block of timber to wack on

    it took a couple of days to get it freed up,, finally it let go

    no scoring on the cylinder wall so we cleaned it up re assembled the motor

    and started it up,, ran it for an hour ,,did a pressure test and the cylinder was about 10# lower than the other 5

    still running great to this day

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  4. low and slow for rendering. too hot it will scorch and have a funny taste.

    our hogs run really lean so the back fat goes into the grind for making sausage and bacon [ground]

    the leaf lard goes into the wife and gets rendered and poured into jelly jars and she seals it hot.

    as for other uses lubercant and snow seal on boots [just gota keep the dog from chewing on the boots]

    also works great for dried cracked hands. I know after butchering my sore hands feel better and look cleaner.

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  5. we use 1 1/2 pipe 

    it jumps over the bumps and grass better

    even put one on the McGee blower so I don't pick up rocks

    makes it nice for building the snow pack base in the drive and out to the barn

  6. this afternoon I made up

    20# of sweet Italian sausage

    12# of bacon

    6# of breakfast sausage

    letting it set till Monday then finish grind the sausage

    pack the bacon into breadstick pans to form cook for 2 hrs at 175 degrees

    then into the smoker for maple smoked finish

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  7. Ya it looks like a green Christmas here in the Keweenaw

    rain Sunday ,Monday ,Tuesday

    last year we got snowed in on Christmas Day

    wife has a picture of me on snow shoes going to the IH 185 to dig us out

    the snow was higher than the F 150 on the farm

    any ways all of you have a Merry Christmas 

    take a moment to remember what its all about

    my lord Jesus coming for all of us

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  8. we purchased a Harman pellet boiler for the mine house up in Calumet

    it was a duplex house, poor insulation and it heated the house fine 

    wen we moved to the farm it was installed here

    set the water temp at 120 and it will drive is out of the house

    4 bags a week usage


  9. good idea with the trim job on the cylinder

    it will help keep everything in line

    it need reinforcement so the cap doesn't pop off again

    cut a washer out of 1/4'' flat stock a 1/4'' larger than the cap

    the center hole needs to be at least a 1/2'' larger than the rod so there is no rubbing of the rod

    cut 4 pieces 1/4 x 1'' that will be about 1 1/2 longer than the input line that retracts the cylinder from the washer

    make a saddle clamp the size of the tube and fasten the 1/4 x 1'' pieces to it and the washer

    then clamp it tight to the tube and that should get you by

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