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  1. I found one picture of your dads Skyhawk CE 13 parked on the flight line at NAS Roosevelt Roads Porto Rico with the rest of the squadron aircraft when we were on maneuvers there in Dec. 1961, if you would like I would send it, also if I knew his name, I have all the articles from the MCAS Cherry Point paper "The Windsock" pertaining to VMA 225 & our accomplishments & deployments and I would read them to see if by chance he is mentioned in any of them.
  2. All the ones I found were still attached to the bucks on my farm.😁😁😁
  3. This Oct. will mark 60 years since as a young Lance Corporal, MOS 6511 (aviation ordnance) attached to the "Vagabonds" VMA 225, MAG 14, 2ND MAW based at Cherry Point NC when we received orders for our squadron to deploy to the USS Enterprise CVAN-65 which was steaming South off the Atlantic coast toward Cuba to take part in the blockade of Cuba due to the Cuban missile crises. We would be the first Marine squadron to serve aboard a nuclear powered carrier. We were deployed from Oct.20 to Dec.9 1962. Our pilots flew our A4D-2N Skyhawks onboard & we arrived via COD (carrier onboard delivery) aircraft. I will never forget as a KANSAS FARM BOY looking out the window of the COD & seeing the Enterprise looking the size of a postage stamp on the water & a lump coming up in my throat thinking there was no way they could land on a ship that small as I had never seen a ship or flown over or onto a carrier. We (the ordnance crew) spent the first three days loading our aircraft with 250 lb. general purpose bombs on multiple bomb racks, sidewinder, Bull Pup, Zuni & shrike missiles plus 20 mm cannon rounds depending on the mission assignment for each aircraft. We were going on pure adrenaline those 3 days as we only got a total of about 3 hours sleep. after the crisis ended we flew training missions & I was able to take these photos on the Enterprise.
  4. My dad was a International Harvester dealer here in Kansas till 1953, when he sold the dealership to farm full time. He took this Super H off the showroom floor to the farm with him & this is the tractor he used to teach me & my brother how to farm with as teenagers. He farmed with it till he passed away & I then took it to my farm & and at 80 years old I am still farming with it to this day. I did clean it up & put a new coat of paint & decals on it but other than that it has had no work done to it other than normal servicing & replacing the generator. I credit this to being a quality product, being shredded it's whole life & keeping lead additive in the fuel all these years. It is still a reliable tractor that will still do a days work in the field.
  5. When I decided to start farming I had to sell my 1966 Harley Shovelhead to help buy farm machinery. It bought a 1951 Farmall M that has pulled a bailer that bailed 22,000 bales of prairie hay over a 22 year time span. I always regretted giving up my Harley, so now at 80 years old I just replaced it with a 2001 Harley Deuce & truthfully it's like being 30 years younger again, I guess once a biker always a biker, which goes for farming also!!!
  6. Has anyone out there worked on a John Deere 494 corn planter? The 20 years I have had mine I never gave a thought as to how it worked, just kept it greased and it planted my corn & soybeans every year. I got half way done planting beans this week & something broke & it stopped planting. & not understanding how it functions I'm at a loss. I know when lowered it engages the drive sprocket on the right side of the gear box & turns the square shaft that turns the seed feeders & when raised it disengages the lower drive sprocket. I took off the chain & the lower drive sprocket turns freely in both up & down position not turning the square shaft. I'm thinking in the down planting position something in the gear box should be engaging this sprocket so it does not free wheel on the shaft & that is what broke. Also I can not understand how the drive chains on the wheel hubs engage the gear box when the planter is lowered to the planting position. Don't know if these photos will help explain what I'm talking about, thanks for any knowledge you have from your personal experience with this issue.
  7. Ten years ago I painted my 1947 Farmall H & it's cultivator, my 1951 M, my two 1953 Super H's, my 1970 826 Gold Demonstrator & my McCormick 1-PR corn picker. They have all been used farming ever since so needless to say they don't look this good anymore.
  8. My dad putting up loose hay in the late 40's in Kansas with our Farmall F 20
  9. I'm 80 yrs old and looking for advice on replacing the fuel leak line part # 3055741R91 on my 1970 Farmall 826 diesel with a D358 engine as it is leaking at two of the hose fittings that connect the line to the assy. that attaches to the top of the injectors. Has someone out there replaced this line that can give advice on the steps I need to follow removing the old line & replacing it with a new one??
  10. Lack of preventive maintenance on my 1970 Farmall 826 Gold Demonstrator cost me $650 in parts because of a missing .50c bolt, I was clearing a creek crossing & didn't realize the front axle pivot pin retaining bolt had worked out of the axle yoke & pivot pin allowing the pivot pin to work half way out of the axle center tube which twisted breaking it in half. I had to skid the 826 on the bucket in reverse a half mile to the barn where I could work on it. Had to replace the axle center tube, one knee & one tie rod assy. & used the better part of three days labor taking it apart & putting the new parts back on. Expensive lessons are remembered!!!
  11. No, not backfiring, but as you advance the throttle to full throttle it will show flames 2-3 inch out of the exhaust pipe. Every thing normal at idle.  

    1. Reichow7120


      Sounds like it's running rich to me. A backfiring issue is a timing issue. 

  12. Found this 1970 Farmall 826 at a farm sale 12 years ago, it had sat out in the weather so many years the factory red overcoat was so thin you could see the gold coming through. I farmed with it a few years before restoring it. Kept the original paint on the undersides of the sheet metal so if I ever sell it I can show it was a original Gold Demonstrator. Have farmed with it ever since, so needless to say it doesn't look this nice anymore!!
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