Jump to content

mike_newman

Members
  • Content Count

    3,355
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

750 Excellent

2 Followers

About mike_newman

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 11/08/1942

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Location
    Motueka Valley New Zealand
  • Interests
    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

Recent Profile Visitors

5,086 profile views
  1. ..yes...just read that myself this evening !!........on Stuff news ...and Ray...your wife' thoughts on the taste of venison being like grass fed beef.........with respect I find that odd, we have our own "home kill " beef.......this from three "house cows ", which crossed with Angus/ Hereford bull give that 2nd generation beef animal.....all grass fed, and we tip over the odd Red Deer , feeding off the same tucker......The red deer Venison tastes like Venison.......and the Beef tastes like Beef.......and "near the twain shall meet "".......no way could you confuse the two ....... Interesting topic.......and unlike Rick's experience, we cannot get our steers up to the optimum killing weight before 22/26 months....depending on genetics of course... It can be a bit of a lottery buying in week old so called "beef cross calves " Mike
  2. .....that attitude certainly won't buy the baby a pram........ or little else for that matter...... Mike
  3. ...yes, Lorenzo......since we are discussing grammar and spelling........would you please "translate " your topic heading..."Tired Ol Solder (IH) truck "...I realise this is deviating from the "Inked arm " which features in this topic.........but.. .......perhaps you are setting little tests....??......like the one that recently hooked "indy farmer"... ...as he ploughed his way through a recent , well discussed topic..... Mike.......(in anticipation !!)
  4. ...Yeah......all clear !! ......(to continue with ihrondiesel 's rather droll comment )......yes..no worries at all.... Thanks for your thoughts Mike
  5. ..couple of points here Lorenzo.........that thing masquerading as a tractor unit looks to already have the max GWV on its back...it looks bloody stupid quite frankly.... ...and secondly....but of lesser importance...given your well known , documented penchant for the correct written English on this forum.......could I respectfully point out the ...word "Bitchin " as used in the context of the above quote.........should either have a "g'' following on from the "n'......or.....you should have placed a ' above the now absent letter "g"... ( ...I remind you that the above verbiage was meant to be funny.......but sadly , by the time it goes from the Baton Valley , here ...to Nebraska....it well may have lost its sting...sigh ) Mike
  6. ....Well Rusty.... this thread seems to have about run its race.....so..you and I may differ on our choice of firearms....(except they must be made in the US.....)......but following this thread I love your passion and welfare for the little kids in this seemingly, now troubled world of ours.... ...One of the major problems , as I see it, is the indifference of the parent...or in some cases, parents..... Good on you, Mate for your unwavering attitude !! Mike
  7. ...a truck it certainly is....but why is it dragging its butt on the deck...... to give it dues, it no doubt has good componentry therein....but it has to have elevation......not sawn off at the knees.......My old (now ) Mack would sneer at this thing ........ (Yeah, sandhiller.... ...OK.. not at peace with the world today...off to the hospital to have something shoved up where "the sun don't shine " ..sigh.....of course as said ..."its for my own good ".... Umm ) Mike
  8. ........Lorenzo hooked you ........you took the bait !! Mike
  9. ......yeah..I just tell my wife and kids when they are home, I can find $8000.00 (NZ) reasons for not getting hearing aids .......compared with buying 8K's worth of modern, computorised technology...it almost suggests that somewhere along the line. us peasants are getting shafted.....like it is not as though you get a new set of after market ears, is it ?? ......just some expensive. mass produced technology .....in fact at the price from Cost co, that some of you have mentioned...it would be well worth a trip to Canada ..to see Brother...and get some from Cost co.... Mike
  10. ...Vt fireperson 85......as a bit of minor interest....seeing your Grandads "single six " reminds me that I still have the invoice from purchasing a Ruger Single Six from an really old fashioned "gun ' shop on Holt Boulivard..in Chino , California.. As I was deemed an "alien " .......the reality was I could not purchase a firearm ...but the shop owner was a heckuva nice bloke......and decided that as I was a "legal alien ", in his mind there was no reason not to sell to me ! It was the quintessential "gun shop " walls festooned with old firearms ...new firearms and the plethora of supporting gear.....including "Schrade- Waldon " pocket knives , which were as good as they got for skinning opossums, back home ......and the whole room was redolent of gun oil smell and the contagious smell of blued American steel and Oiled Walnut stocks.....sigh.. A wonderfull place to be in... The invoice price , Cal. sales tax included is $49.20.. for that firearm...That was October, 1972... I went back in 1977...brought several Ruger S/A Revolvers`.....from the same shop.....the same old bloke was there.....he remembered me as the "Kiwi ' who brought a hand gun ...which were totally illegal in New Zealand....(He was a WW 2 vet..thus was familiar with with New Zealander's being called "Kiwis" ).. ........also brought the first Marlin new generation 45-70, to be imported into NZ I went back in 1987....the shop was gone...........great memories of the shop and the owner.........The Rugers all made it into NZ..but that is a story in itself Mike .
  11. ...don't you just love that acceleration...... wow.....thanks for posting Mike
  12. ...thanks, augercreek.....! any rifle , of that "genre "......that is US made is ok with me......but ......if it had some short name.....starting with the letter "C".......it would totally lack the image that is required when one hefts a lever action firearm....... ...Lever action firearms are the domain of United States of America.......end of story....... Mike
  13. sandhiller.......I recently had to remove the main hydraulic hose in the D53 Komatsu.....this from the hydraulic pump to the control valve...a short heavy hose.......an absolute SOB of a thing to get out......seat out...floor plates out ...sundry panels ...and then get this ancient body of mine into the bowels of the machine.......dropped one 9/16th set spanner......lucky I had two in the kit.....legs sticking out the cab doors ...head down amongst the accumulated detritus of 6000 hrs......you , no doubt have been there..... It took me over two hours with conventional 1/2 inch drive (Sherman Klove !! ) find ing the studs under the seat /floor plates etc and removing them with ratchet , but with about zero "swing " room to work.... to finally get that freakin ' hose out. A month at the local ladies yoga class would no doubt be great preparation for this particular operation..... Neighbour is a sheep farmer ..good bloke ...runs an IH Case 4x4 , but his mechanical knowledge would be about the same as your average sheep's..... not overly abundant....but he likes good tools , so he lent me his new, yet to be used, Milwaukee 3/4 and 1/2 drive cordless rattle gun kit .....I have a 3/4 regular air rattle gun...but this thing is magic all right......Once the new hose was in...... and studs cleaned etc just minutes to close every thing back up....Yeah......another convert here ..of course the New Zealand price on these tools would make a grown man cry....... Mike
  14. ...where are they made ??, sandhiller (The "Henry " firearm...) Mike
  15. G'day Brett. .our local show is end of January....Nelson anniversary weekend...........Have to wait until I retire before heading south !!! Just seem to be bogged down with machine operating at the moment...Threatening to retire after the end of this year......that will give me 60 years of working ......and then I will cram into the schedule all the things I want to fix/build /restore /burn black and smokeless powder/trips to the US etc etc...... Somehow I just don't know how this will work out...sigh Enjoy Edendale !! Mike
×
×
  • Create New...