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  1. I have a bunch of 1/64 size, still in the packages. As I get older, time to let them go some day.
  2. I was interested in an item at an auction a few months ago that would be between $15,000 and $20,000. I kept reading the terms and conditions thinking this can't be right. 25% buyers and 15% sellers fee! I called the owner and he said he is also charged listing fees, advertising fees, other charges normal to other auctions. When the auctioneer looked things over and discussed the contract, the auctioneer kept fast talking and had to leave shortly so please sign the contract. Seller didn't get a chance to read the fine print. I skipped that sale and put a big note on my information board to avoid that auctioneer.
  3. I like your build date. January 9 is our anniversary. We also have a 1965 Mustang convertible with a January 9 date.
  4. How much air in the tires? Looks like they never wrinkled any like a little too much air. Still, a solid run.
  5. Still have strong spark? One coil might have shorted out. Have a friend hold the plug wire and you crank it. If you have spark you might lose a friend. I have a timing light that clips around a plug wire so I can test each side for spark. Float stuck open or sunk/filled with gas in the carburetor? That happens some. I gave a Cub Cadet 1641 with a Vanguard engine to my son-in-law and had that happen so he took the carburetor apart. Couldn't figure out how to get it back together so he let the tractor sit, no hood and no carburetor on it, outside. I finally brought it back home. If all else checks out you might get a cheap (Chinese) carburetor off flebay and try it.
  6. My father-in-law sailed the lakes on a steamer right out of school. He got married in 1948 and 6 months later his bride won out so sailing the big waters ended. We have been to the island several times but never stayed at the Grand. We are too cheap for that. But we usually eat lunch there. After the island we usually go to the locks and the area around there. Beautiful any time of the year. My wife's great-grandparents lived around Copper Harbor and Houghton-Hancock Michigan. Her grandparents migrated to Mora, Minnesota area. Bridge crossing on tractors looks interesting but my wife (and me) gets very nervous crossing the bridge in our 37' motorhome so I doubt if I ever do that.
  7. Your pictures bring back memories. We had an International baler with a thrower (I think it was a 45 baler) and we pulled the wagons to the barn with an H. As teens and early 20's it was fun seeing how far we could throw a bale so we would turn the thrower speed all the way up. Fun until dad got back to the field.
  8. I had a buddy when in the Air Force try splitting the lanes at a traffic jam. Someone opened a car door and destroyed his leg. He spent 6 months in the hospital trying to save the leg but eventually had it amputated.
  9. I just bought a 2186. Came with a 44" deck but no mounting brackets. Does anyone know the measurements for the front lift rod? Part number 747-3172B. Looks simple enough to make.
  10. Shop around on FB or CL or local news paper ads. If you find one ask the seller to see it working. A Graco works just fine on straight water to see operational. I bought a Graco Magnum X5 used on FB. It had an extension and a tip swivel which came in handy. The guy used it one time staining his wood siding on his new house and sold it. I ran it on just water to see if it was plugged and spray pattern. Last I painted was the BusKote primer and paint on our 37' motorhome. I had enough paint for a good 2 coats of primer and 4 coats of paint over 3 days. It is a water base paint so clean up is run a lot of water thru it, then take hoses and gun apart to make sure you got all the paint out. I have used Binks guns for automotive type paints since 1992. Wish they were as easy to use and clean as this Graco.
  11. How wide is the broken one? Looks like room for at least 2 or maybe 3 and still cheaper than $75. Maybe put a piece of iron black or galvanized pipe over the axle with a flange on each end to support a pair of split collars would put some of the side loading on the pillow block bearing on the upper right corner of your picture.
  12. From McMaster-Carr: Zinc-Plated 1215 Carbon Steel 1 3/4" 2 3/4" 11/16" Socket Head Screw 2 2380K39 23.24 And if you want it to go fast, they have chrome plated! Clamping Two-Piece Shaft Collars These metal collars are stronger than plastic shaft collars. The two-piece design allows you to install them anywhere on a shaft without removing components or having access to the ends of the shaft. Collars clamp evenly around the shaft to create a strong, mar-free hold. Tighten the clamping screws to secure. Black-oxide steel collars have some corrosion resistance. Zinc-plated steel and chrome-plated steel collars have moderate corrosion resistance with a bright finish. Aluminum collars are lightweight and have good corrosion resistance. In addition to the benefits of aluminum, anodized aluminum collars have extra corrosion resistance, and you can tighten the clamping screw with more torque, so they stay in place. 303 stainless steel collars have excellent corrosion resistance. 316 stainless steel collars have excellent corrosion and chemical resistance.
  13. The first picture is Cpl. Wayne Miller also. (Adam-12) He was also in many other series.
  14. I like the coil-over shocks on the front of yours. I have a green diesel zero turn with 72" deck. It is nice until I go over a small ditch at an angle. I can get it up on 2 wheels, 1 front and the opposite side rear. Wish it had front suspension. Price was right so not complaining.
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