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  1. Well..I am on form today...... ..will try the picture.......again....Counter weight behind the 634....and seat etc covered with plastic...if this helps....
  2. ...another , poor, picture..of the trailing ''back hoe''...not that you can see the darn thing.......The tractor is a British 634.....one of only 4000 made...BD 281 engine....Did a lot of work with this combo.....The old " Hoe "" had 360 degree swing.....quite usefull......especially with the BTD 8, in front of it. Incidently, the BTD 8 also had the 281 engine.....Parts for which , are virtually non existant.... Mike
  3. .......the Australian made IH's used that identical IPTO.......I fitted one on the back of a BTD 8 ...which enabled me to run a big old trailing excavator..... ...the IPTO came off a A554 tractor that i brought, new........Not a good picture.....but the red paint is the giveaway !! Mike
  4. OK, Mark...now we realise that you come from that cultural backwater, Maine....but please try and keep your posts clean............we are not in "'ozzy land ""........there is nothing wrong with ''ozzy land''.....but Dave Mac, (and myself ) live in the Socialist Utopia of New Zealand ......along with, Marty,Heath , Brett and a few others, who frequent this forum.....and it is of great geographical importance that you realise that...... ......It can be confusing for us ''down under' also......wondering if you come from Mexico..or Puerto Rico....like when we see pictures of your ''celebrities''...doing all those ''celebrity' things on the news like pulling dow.........but .perhaps we shouldn't go there.... Mike.
  5. ....Yes...Jeff....I hope you learn from those comments.......and do not keep those trouble making cows, in the future...As we all now know, the people that know these things , tell us, quite categorically, that if we get rid of 'cows'......this will save the planet....So please keep that in mind. Now, we had to get rid of virtually all our cows, recently......but I personally have noticed little change , climate wise , above our little place....This is quite disturbing, thus we are rearing calves again this spring......You see, I have yet to read where getting rid of calves, will save the planet . This is all so confusing... ....but your word...""inconsequential '' was so much fun....so what is your word of the day....today ?? I look forward to seeing it... Mike
  6. Jeff...I disagree ........no cow that I have known, could be called inconsequential......what colour was she ???.....she was just trying to coerce her fellow cows...possibly a neo -liberal cow, trying to instigate trouble for you, Jeff....You see if she was a green , neo-liberal cow, she possibly wouldn't had the stomach for being turned into protein .....protein for homo -erectus .....however if she was a yellow cow, she would have been a fascist ...no doubt about that.....hence just standing outside the herd ''staring'' at you.....Now, did you notice if her eyes were vacant, Jeff ???...No , pity Jeff, because the solution was ''staring you in the face ''.... ...you should have shot the bloody thing and then eaten it....now, at that juncture, the cow would not have been inconsequential , Jeff.....You would have had food...(quite important .)....a ''hide '' to shelter from the elements.....and a nice long intestinal tract to make sausages......possibly a 'horn'' with which you can make a very poor impersonation of a bugling Wapiti.....possibly a tobacco pouch from the ''inconsequential '' cows udder......(..do you remember the Steve McQueen/Karl Malden film ""Nevada Smith ""......a tobacco pouch made from a female mammary gland ?? I have the DVD of that film, it is good, you should stop by sometime, and watch it with me, and we could talk about other great Westerns.....I always liked ""Death Hunt'' with Lee Marvin and Bronson, also ""Breakheart Pass""...also with Charles Bronson......you remember Bronson was carrying a Savage Model 99 lever firearm , in that film ?....there are Red Deer tracks on the river bank where we were trying to work , today,,but I don't have the trusty old Ruger 250..3000 down here....of course it rained so hard this morning , the river came up and stopped us working, no pictures, Jeff...If it is to wet tomorrow morning, my Lad and I are heading down to a big grape growing vinyard, to pick up a trailer load of broken posts.....posts that were eight feet high, but have broken at ground level...thus they are just right for a regular fence ..and they cost only a box of beer....never drank that stuff, can't stand it, got me into a few scraps in the old days....the sort of woefull idiots who think to be a ''man' ...you should drink so much beer then you get cirrhosis of the liver...then you die...but I guess you had the desired mantle of being a "man"' crazy is it not ??.....but I digress ......this is not ''inconsequential'' Mike
  7. Tony , after being on this forum for 18 odd years.....I found the diversity of the Coffee Shop, all embracing....this for me personally... I live in a very rural area of New Zealand...awaay from towns.....up in the pristine hills and away from people...When I worked in the West Indies, I had paid "holidays "" thus I would head to Alberta, to my Brothers for Xmas, for two glorious weeks...and the high light of every day was when Brother and self went down to the local Coffee Shop......and ""chewed the fat "" with a group of old Farmers and others... It was totally new , to me.....and I loved the talk and camaraderie that the scene encapsulated..... That is how I viewed the ""Coffee Shop"" on this fine site....however with your vision, for its future, a huge amount of that diversity would be lost and gone forever......No AK Welder...No Troy Diary...No Dog Thread..No Cattle thread...No Horse/Mule thread....No Awesome picture thread... No old Ranchers getting chewed up by Cattle....No pictures of real American pickups and so on and on..... All I can contribute is a few pictures..of what I do and where I work.....but some of that type of picture of what the blokes are up to , in the US of A, to me .... absolutely is a wonderful opportunity to see and learn , what goes on , daily in their lives.....including your older postings of growing Almonds......As a rural bloke, having been involved with Tobacco and Berry Fruit and stock......all this is most interesting and , to my mind, worthy of being under the Coffee Shop heading.... That is my two cents......Thankyou Mike
  8. Personally, I would love it to""go South"" I really miss this "'Coffee Shop "" reading..It has become part of my DNA, over the last 18 years, and if it went South, I could become part of it...again....My 'post breakfast '' indigestion is most unsettled Be tough on you blokes "'up North"'.....,,though, like me, you would just have to ''guts it out ''.........,however, I think patience is now the name of the present game....... ....so, now to rub the salt in to the wound......I will go back out and mount the Johnny D........and start ''rockin' again.... Mike
  9. sort of fits in with your ''music'' taste.....(just a thought......) I did appreciate the "'Hound Thread "" that you started...certainly showed there is hope for you after all..... Mike
  10. ...a bit more detail !!...the 15/30 had been relegated to the black berries due to a shattered steering box 'housing'....All the broken bits were there..in a tin.....I had just finished learning to weld...properly, at the Caterpillar Dealershp, thus , had a go at repairing the box...It worked a treat, used nickel rods,preheated etc etc....looked neat, and after more bits and pieces, the whole shebang had a coat of red paint...applied by brush..... Radiator was ok, messed with carby, and magneto, put a T20 petrol tank instead of an old 12 gallon drum, put rubber on the front wheels...simply by welding 750/20 truck rim to the original spokes....Put an outer bearing in the belt pulley assembly ...and rebuilt the ''draw bar''.....Les ran a brew of petrol /kero in the old tractor...It went well... The tractor came into my keeping, after a drunk kid in a ""borrowed "" 56 Chevrolet sedan t-boned Les , coming home,with his new Australian fiancee, in his '49 Bonus Built, from the local town, in 1966.......still hurts......That kid took out three lives that night.....including his own ''girl friend''...the kid lived I have since given 15/30 it to an old friend, who loves the old steel wheel IH's. and who needed an engine for his 15/30....steering box is now redundant ...but ''a good spare '' as my friend said, bravely....!! Mike
  11. ...here is a modest contribution to Jeeper's request for an old pic or two.... The 15/30 was located in the blackberries about 5 or 6 miles from home, in those days My friend Leslie wanted to get it going , and use it on his burley tobacco patch That was Dad's six cylinder Ford diesel 4x4 conversion tractor, and an old truck deck trailer, I had made..me standing on the back, and my Canadian domiciled Brother, looking on in awe......Second picture is the old 15/30 sporting a T20 petrol tank, discing his burley paddock...a John Deere "M" middle left side, Les's bonus built '49 Ford 3/4 ton, in the middle of the pic, the old Nash cut down car/truck right hand side middle...3rd picture is the 15/30 running a water pump, off the belt pulley, irrigating some burley..... Mike (All this , early sixties...)
  12. Old 10-20.......some of the early IH tractors , no doubt made it almost obligatory, for any head gear to have plenty of vents...this to help release the frustration..... Mike
  13. ...that is so.....but ''snaky tracks '' only ever bite you in the wallet...... Mike ...at least they are very easy to put back, on the excavators......
  14. With respect, BJ, point taken....but ''if that ol' point don't get stirred.....things could get burnt..."" Mike
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    Tut tut, Seth......that is just too severe..........he is, after all.....at rock bottom , now.... Mike
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    .....some interesting issues there..MTO......and a consise, indepth analysis from a physcoanalyst.... .....some great advice ....and some rather bizarre repower options, that, in my opinion, would have little bearing on your steering spindle..... .....the exhaust issue certainly has you baffled.... .....my suggestion is very simple ......look below to see how I cured my old ''SA"" .....Once and for all....finis......other than that...I can only say to you: ""caveat emptor"" Mike
  17. Ah..its all good Sledge....just keep on ''hitting them wheels ''..... ...This morning, in the rain , down under...the ''jack stand '' bracket.....piece of 3in x 3in RHS on the ""Hi -Tech"" Australian IH, "S" line farm trailer, that we have been carting rocks etc on it......gave up....thus a repair was in order.... Well, without my old US Flag emblazened ""Miller "" helmet.....with its magnifing lens..and my reading glasses.....and the Station's toy welder.....a piece of technology that Captain Cook probably left here for the "savages ''...about 200 years ago.....eventually enough ''weld deposit '' was dotted above , below...alongside the cracks...even by accident , over the crack's...... To call this (my ) effort a ""repair ", Sledge.....would be an affront to the English Language.......your endeavours look almost pristine by comparison..... ...and , curiously, there are NO photo's available of this '''repair''.....unlike bitty/Finney , and others who see fit to share their welding endeavours, on this, now psuedo ""coffee shop'' forum Lunch is over,,back to work... Mike
  18. Yeah...those two old "'Inty's "' are really nice...there is value in them....unlike that aberration, in the topic heading.... That is just how I personally , see 'it'... Mike
  19. ...Wrong, Dave...Quite wrong...the thermostat's are built in the Northern Hemisphere...thus when fitted in the Southern Hemisphere, they have to be upside down ..OK?? ...Mike (actually , I am really irked about our glorious leader ...and the complete disdain shown for the South Island.....and the lack of the Coffee Shop forum, this after a 18 year ritual of Coffee Shop and breakfast, taken together..... ....thus I could be incorrect re the thermostat.... )
  20. ..nice looking truck....nice looking setup...... ....the old saying...."'the cream always comes to the top '' (something like that..)..very evident where the ol' Tn Hillbilly fits into the circle of life..... Mike (thats not for him, MTO...dummy.....thats for his overall unit......)
  21. ...I've been rockin' for about five weeks and counting......and I wear an IH 'beanie' when taking these pics.....makes it ok on this forum.... Mike
  22. ...I guess that presupposes the bottom rollers (TD6) are knackered.......however, for me, they would be the least of the problems....so easy to rebuild....and with the plastic/nylon ;''stuff',' machineable .....bearings are not the big deal they once were.....and that stuff ...(whatever it is called...)...does not need lubrication.....Another plus... Take a look at the old 91series TD9......rebuilt sprockets.....''p/n "stuff"' in both front idlers and carrier rollers.......bottom rollers were built up at home....and the shells shrunk a smidgen, thus the bronze bush's tightened up nicely on the roller shafts...no worries !!! The TD9 will not be immersed into any river crossings, but will still do small discing jobs......heavy harrowing etc....It is not an 'essential ' tractor on our little patch...we have more recent, if indeed obsolete ( ) IH wheel tractors....but it is fun to give the 91 a thrash around the paddock..... The TD20, crossing the creek, picture , has been on the site before..but Busted Knuckles and DFP possibly haven't seen it....and two of the home nmade roller build up 'aid''...with a singer sowing machine variable speed, foot controled , motor, providing the turning.... Mike
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