mike_newman

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About mike_newman

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  • Birthday 11/08/1942

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    Motueka Valley New Zealand
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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. mike_newman

    New joke

    ...Ahemm.......my "down under " attempts at humour sometimes don't go as planed...NZ/Australia humour......i.e. verbal banter, or BS if you prefer.....can be totally different to the North American ......so pardon me if I confused everybody re my post...basically it is all correct......except , of course that nonsense about culture and refinement... .and my wife has fixed the "leaning over script".. .......and "redneckhippie"......just ask the old lady at the gas station....re Brian's whereabouts.....easy to find him.....wish he would answer the bloody emails though..... Mike
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    New joke

    ....funny you should mention Captain Crunch, Sandhiller.....don't see him posting these days, but I caught up with him in Lorraine, Oregon, about three years ago......great meeting up with him...he joined RP in December, 04...as so many of us did after the Red Power site was revamped .....as for Captain Morgan...I spent three years working in the Caribbean, 03 to 06....met him there a few times......but Sandhiller...me being a man of culture and refinement...we did not get on that well.... Oh, by the way... had no inclination to be a pirate...and I don't know why the f..k this writing is like this.... Mike
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    2018 pictures

    ...liked those pictures, Bill ..The first picture is a stark reminder of how difficult that "fourth " season must be for you blokes up there... I guess you become acclimatised to it .....?? Thanks for posting Mike
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    Beef hanging weight

    .......We try to get our beef cattle to 300 KGs......(about 660 lbs )......when on the "hook" ..which is immediately after killing and processing'..... ...this is how the export beef market works here in NZ.....300kg's is the optimum weight as required by the Export Meat Co's........They will take the animals at lesser weights....but the 'producer ' suffers...likewise if the cattle get over fat..... For what its worth !!.....currently ...second week in January....$5.20 per KG (NZD's )...falling slightly from a few months ago Mike
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    Back when men were men

    ...great story, Rawleigh...... Dad was a Mosquito pilot in WW2......Photographic Reconnisance......flying out of India and Burma. ....for the US and British Intelligence.... very few stories though......got to listen to the stories when visiting England, at a 684 and 681 (R.A.F. )Squadron reunion.....very moving for me.....By then Dad was long gone Mike
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    Back when men were men

    ....Down under it is more simply put: "When men were men.....and women ate their young''......................not very PC though Mike
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    Re-completed My Inherited Wrench Set

    ....also wanted to say...how special it is ....when using your Dad's tools.....years after he is gone...sigh
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    Re-completed My Inherited Wrench Set

    KWRB......good story......My long departed Dad brought a Sherman -Klove 3/4, 1/2 , 3/8 socket set...plus "wrenchs" as you call them.....ring/open enders and regular set and ring spanners......brought probably in very early 1950's......when he brought a new HD5 Allis Chalmers crawler.......(coincidence...possibly !!). The set came in a large box with carry trays etc....The box lasted 25 years plus.....then one of my drivers backed the tandem Mack gravel truck over the box...needless to say.................However still have almost every original tool and socket (s).....I/2 inch drive ratchet is getting worn though...Only like American tools.....pick up some treasures once in awhile from second hand shops.... Dads one inch drive "Proto" brought even earlier is still mostly intact...except the ratchet...lent it....the bloke managed to destroy it......on an ancient Oliver DDH crawler. Dad was still alive then....I still recalled how bloody angry he was over that..... Mike
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    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    ......Thankyou, Gary.....those are the pictures !! Great photos......Brother got a copy of the lower one from the Archives etc...got it framed.....and t'other one is just as good......are you able to comment on the IH headers ?? I guess they had onboard hydraulics to level the platform?? Two different TD14's.......and two different headers..... Mike
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    Lorenzo in his younger days

    .......are you implying, Mr Miller.......that the "pre Red Power " Lorenzo..........is yearning to roll something other than a bit of green turf......?? Mike
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    Lonesome Dove

    ......To ' kill a mocking bird '.....Harper Lee's brilliant novel Mike
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    Lonesome Dove

    ...the sequel was another great series......except Cap.Cal was played by James Garner......also a few other "characters" were played by different actors...including "Pea-eye" "Streets of Laredo" Mike
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    Lonesome Dove

    .....Mark....I also really liked that series.....brilliant stuff....as indeed were the preceeding and following series....Larry McMurtry.....in fact just imported another book of his from the US However....re the above 'scene'......always bothered me a mite...that those 'outlaws' ..one of whom had a beautiful old falling block rifle.....as pictured.....complete with glass sight.....no doubt 'state of the art' at that time in history..... yet they/he couldn't seem to tip old Gus over......yet Gus drags out his old 66 Henry......racks up the rear sight ladder...and plonks one into the outlaw ...causing considerable discomfort, no doubt I personally , would have got great viewing satisfaction, had it been t'other way round.... Mike
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    Td15c project

    G'day ......looks like you have that machine from Ward......or towards Kaikoura ??.... ...nice old tractors....those TD 15's...was obviously bush rigged ??.......whats with the chains.....very loose..or very.....''you know what '' ??.....looks better without the canopy !! Mike
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    New joke

    Well, Lorenzo....although they may be a bit ....shall we say..... a mite "dis-jointed in the middle"...they are , in fact, displaying great tastes....... Thankyou.....another splendid one from...........""The Lorenzo Files "" Mike