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Absent Minded Farmer

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  1. Now, now, there's no need to get a barracuda in your boxers. I have a simple solution. It's easy enough for me to substitute an image along the lines of, but far worse more befitting than the original request. Now, I would hope this should end the looming spat & everyone's pressure returns to tolerable levels. Mike
  2. When checking through his profile, it shows he was window shopping here a few hours ago. Must be busy. Mike
  3. My favorite Ford motor!! You can't beat the economy & the sound of them. Still have the one from my first car on a stand. Don't look as pretty as that & probably went tight by now. Mike
  4. Make sure the gag rod & balance spring are set right to make sure there's not too much weight on the inner shoe. Also, grease the breakaway as little as possible. Mike
  5. It's to market them to the boys who look like girls who look like boys who look like Cher. Mike
  6. You need a manual or brochure for the 1500? Mike
  7. There are a lot of nice IH items at that auction. There's even a nice Minneapolis steam tractor & a Zimmer kit car on a Ford muskrat chassis. Really great looking car, though I prefer Excalibur if I'm going to be picky. I recall seeing the factory & showroom several times when I was a kid. Had a brochure signed by Brooks Stevens, too. Always liked his styling. Well, earlier styling. The Briggs & Stratton hybrid car was fugly. Got to see it in person at MIAD when I tool a photography class there. Truly an assault on the eyes after looking at the other offerings in the room from Studebaker, like the Scepter & the 1948 Olympian Hiawatha. Think he did some design work for Bolens as well that was ugly. Can't find any pics for that. Mike
  8. I've had no more issues with the messaging. Clearing the cache & cookies helped here & on Ewetube. The video thumbnails were coming up wrong on there & that was also fixed. Many thanks! Mike
  9. Check with the Ford museum in Dearborn. They may also have info on them. Mike
  10. "DOUBLE DUTY PROUD BEAUTY" - Wonder if that was that translated from braille? Mike
  11. I'm on a Lenovo laptop, running Win 10. Using Chrome to surf with. Just wiped my cache & cookies, so we'll see if it works when I hear back from Mac. Mike
  12. Are there any other models being kept after or just the 1206's? Mike
  13. Not exactly sure what's going on. I go to the "Reply to conversation" box at the bottom & it acts like I'm quoting my last message in that thread. Yes, I'm certain I'm not using the +Quote feature. Any ideas? Do I have a setting goofed up somewhere? TIA Mike
  14. We've had just enough rain this year to keep the drought rating at bay. Last two summers were moderate drought. Before that we were floating away for three years. We'll be back to too dang wet in a few more. Que sera, sera. Mike
  15. Wet collodion is a pretty straight forward process that produces very clean images IF everyone/thing sets still. It has an ISO of about 5. Dry plate was slower than a constipated turtle at about 1 ISO. Might as well stick to landscapes at either speed. And if you think wedding photography is bad at 160 or 200.... 🤣. Mike
  16. A change in habit is good for the mind, once & a while. Good luck on your new adventure! Oh, that haybine is one nice looking rig! Mike
  17. I used to get a kick out of watching That's Incredible. Just remember, do not try this yourself!! Mike
  18. These pics are from my IH general line sales catalog, March of '49. Looks like they're at 9 o'clock. Mike
  19. There was a 340 with some of the Brass Tacks decals on it at the Darst museum auction, as well as two decal sets (thought there was a third set in an envelope, but can't find it). Left links, to the web pages from the auction that I'm referring to, below. Can't copy pics from Aumann's website anymore. Those bums! >:v( https://bid.aumannauctions.com/lot-details/index/catalog/23726/lot/3463730?url=%2Fauctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F23726%2F https://bid.aumannauctions.com/lot-details/index/catalog/24759/lot/3652338?url=%2Fauctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F24759%2F%3Fpage%3D4 https://bid.aumannauctions.com/lot-details/index/catalog/24760/lot/3651982?url=%2Fauctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F24760%2F%3Fpage%3D4 Mike
  20. The 6.9 was an IDI engine. It predates the 7.3 & was the first collaboration between Ford & IH. So.... early '80s until the advent if the Power Stroke in the late '80s. The IDI is also the engine I would like to find for my '92, as the early ones would have been built pre Navistar. Then piggyback it with the ZF 5 speed. Then get rid of the extra low geared rear end. And people wonder why I claim it goes through gas just parked! Mike
  21. Did Freightliner import Unimog? Mike
  22. Maybe here? https://weberstractorworks.com/ Mike
  23. Old? It's not as young as it used to be. I recall those new on the showroom floor at the local dealer. Wasn't more than a few years ago.🤣 Technicalities aside, that's a good looking truck for 56K or 156K mi. & will make a great project. Mike
  24. I'm happy with my Interco off road tires on my truck & will be looking into their offerings when I go tractor tire shopping. Not much of a testimonial, I know. Just thought of adding that name to the fray as an option for you to look into. Mike
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