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  1. Deal breaker!

    About 3 years ago I was in the market for a newer motorhome so I shopped online a lot. Found one in Fort Worth that sounded good so I called. Conversation went well and he even sent several more pictures I asked for so I get a back up driver and drive from Indiana to Texas. (1122 miles one way) Got in late so we got a hotel. Next morning it was storming and low places on interstates in the DFW area were under water. After a couple of detours we found it. It was on a shopping center parking lot because "his homes is hard to find". As we pull up I see 4 police cars pull in on the other side of the lot. Should have told me something. We did a 2 minute walk around and he could not even get the engine door open. Inside had a strong odor. When I looked at the dining table I saw a match box for wooden matches laying there so I opened it. It had a razor blade and some powder. Then I saw more powder on the edge of the table. I immediately told him I had to run to a restroom at the restaurant nearby because breakfast was not agreeing with me. We got in the car and made a quick exit past the police cars. We went about 3 blocks to a gas station to fill up and get out of town in a hurry when a police car pulled up to us and wanted to talk. I showed him the emails and pictures I had and told what we saw in the motorhome. He said the 4 cars that were near the motorhome were now impounding the motorhome and giving that guy a ride. Major drug dealer. When we finally found the motorhome of our dreams it was at a large well known dealer.
  2. I bet you've never seen this...

    In Indiana deer season we were limited to shotguns until just recently. I have a Remington 11-87 12 gage and was shooting Hornady sabot slugs. I hit at a deer and it headed for the neighbors fence so I shot again. With my hearing protection on and the excitement of the hunt I could not hear the shot so I tried to aim for a follow-up but nothing, click. I manually ejected that one and by that time the deer was in heavy brush. I went to pick up my empty's and 1 had some unburned powder still in it. It was loaded way too light from the factory and the slug was about half way down the barrel. I sent it back to Hornady with a polite letter about quality control and got a nice reply from them as well as a nice shipment of ammo. This is the only misfire I have ever had in 60 years of shooting. (not counting muzzleloaders)
  3. I have been looking for an IH pickup with automatic transmission for a while. I found a 1970 with 392 engine, ps, pb, air. Only drawback, it has the manual 4 speed with granny low. Is there another brand of automatic transmission that will fit? (Chrysler, Ford, GM, etc.) Or how hard to find an IH automatic from the same years? Thanks
  4. I sure wish this was closer------

    Looks like the lower arms and the lift arms are missing but the top link is there. Sure is an odd looking drawbar support. Injection pump has a brighter red paint but also has some paint missing like the pump might have been in the shop some time back. It is a project for sure.
  5. Shotguns

    I deer hunt with a Remington 11-87 with fully rifled barrel and cantilever scope mount. With Hornady Sabot slugs it is accurate to at least 200 yards. I have taken a few good deer on the last day of season that were across the field- 187 yards, down on the spot. And with the 11-87, never had it second shot accidently, unless I got trigger happy and kept yanking on the trigger. When I was in the Air Force in Laredo, Texas a civilian worker in our shop carried a "snake charmer" every time he was out on his farm. Hand gun made for 410 shotgun shells.
  6. Now I know why I hate wheelbarrows

    We had a picture of the 2 grand daughters like that in the local newspaper several years ago. That is the more comfortable way to use one of those things.
  7. 1066 Boost ???

    Sounds about right for no load, in neutral. If you have it pointed toward an open door put it in gear, hold the brakes tight, and ease up on the clutch to put a load on it. That needle should come up to about 10 or 15. Just don't have the tractor pointed toward anything in case the brakes don't hold.
  8. IH Farmall 504 Diesel

    If I am not mistaken, that is where the battery sits and the red (gray in the picture) panel with the shift pattern covers the battery.
  9. M hit and Miss barn find

    What is involved in getting a project approved for class work? I would be interested in having a tractor rebuilt by the local FFA or Ag class.
  10. Power hop control video

    Don't let OSHA see this. Next they will require helmets when farming. Especially when we are plowing the roadway.
  11. I might need a new battery

    In auto shop class in 1965 the teacher was giving us instructions on the proper way to check and charge a battery in the car. We pulled the cables and cleaned them and verified they were back on and tight. Put the charger on correct and turned it on. Then we looked back at the chalk board and the battery exploded. Teacher was more scared than the class.
  12. Ground Hog day

    I went out this morning looking for coyotes but if any groundhogs showed his head it might be mistaken for coyote. Never saw any. Could not even call in a coyote either. Only 9 above here but very sunny.
  13. Left hand PTO lever 56/66 cab tractor.

    Easy to make. Mine had a rod for the handle, a piece of flat metal with a couple of bends, a bolt into the housing for the pivot, and the linkage down to the PTO attached to the end. I think it was a factory part but not sure.
  14. Our sons new service truck

    And the dog looks like it wants to check out the tires too. Good looking rig he has there.
  15. Cushman Engine Rebuild Help

    Hapco in Terre Haute, Indiana. I have had a few cranks and cams done over the years for garden tractor pullers, stock and modified engines. Hapco Rebuilder 129 N 2nd StTerre Haute, IN 47807 Phone: (812) 232-2550
  16. Ford Air Bag Recall

    Saw where Ford said if you have a Ranger truck listed in the air bag recall to stop driving it immediately. Does this go for all Ford products included in the recall? What about all the other brands involved? And who is going to provide me with a car or truck to drive while the bankrupt company does not produce replacement parts? I only have 3 vehicles with air bags and all are included in this recall. I doubt if anyone is going to provide transportation for anyone. The recall is now over 46 MILLION vehicles. Time to leave all this junk on the door steps for the banks to sort out. I am ready to start driving a 60's or early 70's vehicle. At least it does not have exploding air bags and I can actually work on them.
  17. Transmission pictures.

    If you are using a front mount starter make sure you check inside the housing where the starter goes for clearance. Starter gear probably will hit the housing and not go very far into the flywheel gear unless you grind it out.

    Every time I watch the news I get frustrated so I gave it up. Never watched Oak Island so I don't know what I am missing. Reality(?) shows?
  19. Ford Air Bag Recall

    Ford and others are saying the vehicles are safe to drive. Tell that to the ones that died, or their families. If they are safe to drive why the recall? And why did I get 3 letters telling me to stop driving the vehicle until repairs are made, whenever that may occur? I see their answers as a smoke screen to delay more lawsuits.
  20. Transmission/Rear End Oil Heater?

    Anyone ever put a heater in the rear end to warm the oil along with a heater in the coolant? If so, what kind of heater element? Some of our tractors have water (condensation?) in the rear and it freezes up and no move. What would you recommend besides changing the oil at least once a year.
  21. What other vehicles do you remember from school?

    Our driver's ed car was a 1966 Dodge Coronet with 440 engine. The dealer made a mistake in ordering. When driver's ed class started I already had my license so I got to drive clean up (end of class time and needed to get back quicker). That car was also scary when some of the extremely nervous girls were behind the wheel.
  22. Cold weather tractor fun.

    So you get to drive the truck with a good heater? And a Snickers bar on the dash. Can't beat that.
  23. Deceptive sales tactics!

    And these stores wonder why people are price comparing online and other stores. I get these coupons in the mail almost every day "up to 50% OFF". A few years ago I made a mistake of driving 30 miles to a store for a great bargain only to have them show me the "up to" in small print. Now I just pitch those coupons even if it says "FREE".
  24. Who wants manuals?

    If the 1967 Ford manuals are not spoken for, I would be interested in them. Do you use PayPal? Or I could send the money by WalMart. Figure shipping to 47265. Are all you have in the pictures above or are there more? Thanks

    And the Mopar following is universal. Replies from New Zealand, Canada, USA. This is a big family.