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  1. Gary......those pictures just ''keep on a'coming ''...... ..just so interesting...thankyou ! The "Army " and the mud issue amused me...bet that took a hour or five to hook that old girl out of the mire..!! Mike
  2. I would not buy one...............because my three, now "illegal ' Marlin 39's will never get worn out...!! ....but... if I did need another lever 22....I would by a Henry... ..Why ?? because its country of origin.. .Think lever rifles.....Think AMERICA Thankyou....I feel ok now Mike
  3. .....yesterday (wednesday , down under...)....whilst drilling seed in the big Johnny D.......noon came and as the radio was always going.....news came on ...then they have odd items from overseas... and locally.....and the two Male 'hosts'' recounted this item......with some increduality......and much hilarity.... .....the Couple's endeavours...are , quite simply...yet another ''cottage'' industry... Mike
  4. Well NS.....with respect......apart from the unnecessary formality......you rather flattered my humble attributes by using the word......""veterinarian"...instead of ''vegetarian''...you see the concept of a "vegetarian "...during an ice age , would be a big ask.......hence my attempt at some humour at my legendary incompetence with the electronic media......... ....all that aside....I am with you re your comments As for the camp fire....a lever rifle nearby.....a deer or chamois hanging up .....A'' brew' clasped in one hand ......now you are talking....beats the crap out
  5. ...A question, Lance ...is it possible for a good spring maker to replicate that bendix spring ???' .....I ask because all these old TD's seem to eat Bendix springs...... last year I had a spring maker make a bunch of springs for a chisel plough...An Australian made chisel plough , that had been shoved in the hedgerow because of all the broken springs....The new ones worked a treat...no issues at all What do you reckon ???!!! worth a try ??? Mike
  6. Very "warm' pictures, Steve ...hopefully many more 'handshakes ' to come..... Mike
  7. ...for some reason...that picture of the abandoned motor cycles is rather sad......I guess it goes with the territory... .....just more casualties of the conflict...albeit inanimate casualties..... Mike
  8. ..."political games""...always ...,,,My Dad and Uncle started irrigation ,in a far bigger river than pictured....back in 1948.. They used Coventry Climax (English ) fire pumps...this was on tobacco....then gradually the bloody bureaucrats started wanting permits ..then ''water rights'...them money for "'renewable water rights"...and so on...In the tobacco heyday, before the 1980's Socialist Govt killed the NZ tobacco industry...there were possibly hundreds of small farmers pulling water out of that river...now there wouldn't be a dozen...but it is damn near impossible to get a wa
  9. Hmm......got half an hour !!! ..the socialist morons are about to hit us hard....re the "Climate change BS''........but hey....that extra tax will certainly put the'heat' back on us peasants..... ...time to ''replay'' this ...stolen from Red Power Forum Mike
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    ...and Finney....you could always fall back on punching back walls of sheds out with fossil feuled trucks,......that would use up a bit more.fuel ...and sparks and stuff... Mike
  11. ...it cost 21USDs to bring in a carb overhaul kit for one of our M's,,,it cost about 220 US to bring in head gasket, IH 'pictograph and two Gauges and glow plugs (your glow plug recomendation !!! ) for the 504......Cost far more for frieght than the parts.......but...they are here within a few days.....that is the plus.... However, Jonathon, we have made arrangements with a local bloke who imports Antique Parts /after market parts for Fords.....and now we have the ability to get any parts sent to his shipping address , in California and he brings a container out every two months f
  12. ...if they are Chinese ...they will be a joke Mike
  13. ..the old Ocmis is going fine....We are watering maize......and as you can see, it is certainly not an ''Iowa" paddock.... However.....due to the dreaded ""Fish and Game', we are not supposed to take irrigation water out of the Baton River....We are one of four farms on a ten mile stretch of river......and Fand G have been able to close this river off to ''adverse agricultural practices'' ...so park the tractor at night.....take it away early in the morning, before the fishermen frequent the river...however ran the gauntlet yesterday...so I can get back down the Station to do so
  14. ......speaking of mcv pumps......our 886 pump quit awhile back......From the Case dealerships down under, a new mcv pump was quoted at $2100.00 New Zealand dollars......about 15/16 hundred US.....and we were not going to get it tomorrow, either..... So we brought a distressed American 886 for $2750 -00 NZ,,,and I put that pump on our Australian 886......plus we needed the complete PTO assembly.....so the investment was a good deal !!!...still got a bunch of parts inc engine What you American blokes don't always realise , is away from your country....parts for t
  15. ...thought some of you old blokes who are 'steam' enthusiasts, could be interested to know that a group of blokes in the lower South Island of NZ, have restored , totally a 1910 Garrett Compound Condensing Superheated Stationary engine..it arrived in New Zealand in August 1911, from the UK, to work in a seed dressing plant , I believe It has been totally restored to comply with all the plethora of regulations, for the general public to observe this old engine in action....Needless to say...of apparently the 200 plus made, very few still exist... Mike
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