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    Antique tractors, trucks, cars, steam engines, gas engines, pre-1922 IHC machinery, 1/8 scale models and all early 1900's technology.

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  1. Gary you said "I think you'd probably make your Type A two speed IHC shiny red, like the new ones" . . . I wouldn't be so sure of that. After all, my Autowagon still wears its original paint job and by the way, you didn't seem to have any objections (notice his big grin!) to its condition when you were tooling around the Minnesota countryside.
  2. The other Aultman-Taylor is also a 30-60 but they don't have the canopy on it that like the way it came from the factory . . . maybe they just haven't finished working on it. The big Cross Motor Case is a 40-72, a super rare tractor with few being built during its 2 year production run ending in 1925. The 40-80 and 45-65 Averys are the same tractor. The early ones had the round radiator and the later versions used the modern type. The re-rating was due to the Nebraska test showing that the belt horsepower was way less than advertised. The Type A Internationals were originally mostly RED . . . but IF I had one like the one above, I think that rust color is just perfect the way it is!
  3. THANKS Sledgehammer for the great photos. There are a couple tractors that a know a bit about. I'm pretty sure the square radiator Aultman-Taylor was original restored by Fay Orr back in the late 1960's. In about 1978, he knew that I had a 30-60 A&T and I met him when he made a trip to the Mayo clinic. You also took a photo of what was always my dream tractor, that Type A, 2-speed International.
  4. Yes it does . . . it headed down there on Sunday. Big Four #1045 is the second of the two complete restorations/recreations that were done at the shop. By the way, this is what it looked like about 6 years ago when in arrived.
  5. Anson is right Gary, you qualify but it's just that Poka-Dot cap thing. Now Anson, I did notice that in the photos he posted of the 150 Case, he is wearing the proper cap. Maybe we will have to reconsider and let him join?
  6. Troy, after watching that video of your T-20 grading, I think maybe you need to exchange the wood platform for a cement slab to hold the back end down better . . . either that or you need put on a lot more weight around the middle, kinda like Anson and me.
  7. The IHC trucks posted above are from the 1924 to 1930 period. They would likely be a Model #43 or #53 and used an engine that is based on the 10-20 McCormick Deering engine with the gas tank mounted in the dash. The one from a page back (photo below) is probably a Model #74-C or #104-C and were a chain drive series built form 1927 to 1930. Most were built with the standard type of rear-end, but International also offered this supper heavy duty version as a chain drive. The chain drive versions a VERY RARE today and sought after by collectors bringing BIG $$$ when they come up for sale.
  8. Troy, you should post a picture of what the Minneapolis steamer looked like by Sunday afternoon.
  9. Anson, that photo is of an M series Autowagon which started production in the middle part of 1912 A MW is a water cooled version and a MA is a air cooled version. The one I own is an early 1912 Model AA . . . A series, air cooled. Before 1912, all Autowagons were air cooled.
  10. Anson, that looks like it's a Model MW (water cooled) Autowagon and 1913 would likely be correct. Maybe you need to buy that to haul your melon crop . . . I don't seem to be getting the job done.
  11. First off, thanks Fred for your posting about the Stroud tractor and even more interesting is the photo of YOUR tractor. There is so little information about them, I was surprised that one still existed! I agree that you need to do a write-up for one of the magazines so the world can know more about it. I'm glad to see OBG, Mike and Randy got to play with the steamers . . . no mater what kind of headgear they wear. Of course, when you get right down to it, the HAT Mike is wearing is closer to what traction engineers wore back in the day. I hope Gary didn't wear himself out firing that Reeves boiler trying to keep up steam for that upright grinding corn! Farmall Regulars . . . you guys have got me all screwed up with those last photos you posted. Now Farmalls are a little new for me so I don't claim to now all the details about them but every original Regular I've seen, had a carburetor and manifold assembly as in the photo below. I thought that the upright exhaust didn't come around until the F-20/30?
  12. Sometimes there gets to be a lot of "Blue Smoke" on this thread . . . . By the way, another Big Four came back to life after being a rust pile for about 90 years.
  13. OK, I know it is a British designed engine and I've spent some time going through a bunch of my books to try and figure out the builder of that engine. Now I'm not sure, but my first guess is a Ransomes form the late 1870's. I'm saying this based on the wheel construction, cylinder design and mounting, flywheel design, front axle bolster, and the lower smokestack casting. The company went by Ransomes, Sims & Head and was located in Ipswich England. Now my other guess is a Fowler of the same period for many of the same reasons I mentioned above except for maybe the front bolster. Fowlers were a very popular engine and were built in Leeds, England.
  14. Anson, I'm glad to hear you are getting your old friend back and so now you can have a discussion with no back talk. As far as putting that Green Diamond into the old Allis, you get it shipped up here and I'll get'er installed. I may have to beef up the front end a bit . . .
  15. I'm glad to see Anson is back . . . I was wondering if he got flooded out with all that water we sent down the Mississippi from our record winter this year. Since Montana has been the subject lately, here is a photo that was on SHORPY the other day. It's a 1939 picture from "Three Forks" Montana . . . maybe Gary or someone else can comment on it.
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