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  1. Put pontoons in it and road it home!
  2. Background: I have my father's C, and an OS-4 and OS-6 awaiting restoration Not really on the list, because I think the owner will see to it that it's never found: My father's OS-4 that we restored together, and was sold out from underneath me before his dead body was cold, by his then wife. I have one now, but I'd give just about anything to get that one back. 1. O-4 2. O-6 to complete the collection of letter series Orchards (not including diesels) 3. GREEN!!!! Series II Steiger. Any model. Want it for parades. I want to mount a GIANT American flag on it, and tow a sign that says something to the effect of "This tractor and this manufacturer were the product of American ingenuity and innovation. Keep American strong, keep America independent keep your neighbors gainfully employed, and keep your money at home. Buy made in America, from American companies"
  3. That looks great. I still would like to come see your collection someday. How long were you working on the 100?
  4. I don't drink anymore, I don't go out to lunch, I don't set foot in a restaurant unless it's my wife or daughter that insists. I used to fly -don't do that anymore. Same with traveling. And I never smoked. Don't have expensive tastes in shoes, clothing or vehicles. When my wife starts thinking about getting ornery about tractor parts showing up at the house, I have a looong list of habits I don't have. I just start rattling them off. Eventually she gets bored and gives it up
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    The Dog Thread

    I love this. Two different dogs?
  6. Guess they should have used a self locking nut there!
  7. Read the history of Zimbabwe and change the dates. Same damn thing. Ignorant, short sighted, not least of all VERY immoral. It will all play out in the end, only some will lose everything in the meantime. It's awful.
  8. Agree. Except this hobby is CHEAP compared to so many others: travelling, camp people, boaters, recreational drugs, professional sports team season ticket holders, car guys (not to mention RACECARS), and probably many more that aren't coming to mind. I tell my wife all the time that it could be worse, I could be into boats! For an ignoramus like me, what's the issue?
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    Bad Day.

    Yup. Same here. I'll never forget how mad my daughter was with me after she watched the movie, because I had told her how great a book it was. Heaving sobs for probably thirty minutes straight.
  10. I'm ignorant. Can someone catch me up on the "simple folk" reference?
  11. I had a boat for a summer. Named it the Dolley Madison for the following reasons. Was approaching the bicentennial of the war of 1812, which was a big deal in my part of the country. She was the first lady at the time and was responsible for saving the famous portrait of George Washington when the city was under attack and the White House was later burned. Of course, the anti-everything crowd has sought to debunk this -though I don't know how that's possible; screw 'em. I put a fifteen star/fifteen stripe flag on the bow. Then I had a few problems (it was on old boat). A few seasons later I sold the engine and then later the hull to a coworker to in part buy my wife's engagement ring. I got enough problems and boats don't bring me enough joy to justify the additional headache and maintenance.
  12. What are they? They look interesting. Are they marked?
  13. What do you mean by this? I'm intrigued
  14. My best friend is an auto tech. Charges the most, or nearly the most of any non-dealership around. I pay it and don't bat an eye, because quality work, reliability and honesty IS worth more. He has the same issue. No advertising, no employees anymore, and more work available than he can take on. Coincidentally, it's another reason I am happy to pay a lot. I've told him before, I don't want any special treatment in terms of price. For one, why should the friendship be a one way street where I get all the benefit? If I'm your friend, who's to say I shouldn't pay more because I want you to have it? Second, I do like the special treatment of knowing my stuff's going to get done , and when needed, move up in the line.
  15. There's a guy near Grand Rapids Michigan who works with a small foundry to make short runs of manifolds for antique tractors. He advertises on craigslist -not just Grand Rapids. Every so often one of his ads shows up on the local Syracuse Craigslist. If you poke around you might find him.
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    Correct seat

    I can't remember how I determined my C seat is supposed to be silver. I'm guessing now it was Guy Fay's book. You know who might be able to tell you though, is Pilot Knob Restorations. Further, their prices are as good as anyone's and their seats are restoration grade.
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    Bad Day.

    Reminds me of the end of Where the Red Fern Grows.
  18. I once texted you about a breaker box and you never invoiced me. Naturally I disregarded everything you said, because it was free😆
  19. Love it I have a subscription to this old house, and with it I can watch any show from the 40+ seasons on demand. Anyway, I think it was season 1, they had some painters on site with t shirts that said the company name on back, but on the front it said (mind you they're from New England, so I hear this with an obnoxious Boston accent) "How's About a Paint Job?" I don't know why, but that's the funniest friggin thing. I'm laughing now typing it.
  20. Nice! You have a couple there that I've been looking for!
  21. I am friends with a guy who was an executive with Snap-On for some time. He might be an even bigger snob than I am about American Manufacturing. He has made his fortune (and I mean a fortune) in the manufacturing industry in the United States and believes in it to the core. He could afford a ferrari, but won't buy anything not made by Americans. I say that to give you a perspective on the guy. He's kind of one of my inspirations. He once resigned an executive position (not at Snap-On) on the spot when he was informed a plant would be moving to China. They offered him a huge bonus to facilitate the move. He resigned without a safe harbor at the time because he felt it was just plain wrong. With that said, I asked him once about Snap-On power tools and the Chinese componentry. He informed me that it's just an unfortunate reality that the small electric motors are plainly not made in the US. Sucks.
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