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gonzo 1066 last won the day on April 19 2018

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About gonzo 1066

  • Birthday 01/07/1949

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    North West Washington
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    Rebuilding IH farm tractors, Pulling RED tractors, Working in my shop. Metal fabrication.

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  1. There are plenty of turbo manifolds-complete setups in wrecking yards around the country. Set the fuel at 125 horse, You will not be disappointed with the results. And that is very safe power for the 986. P.S. I have seen 966s and 986s run reliably in the field at 140-150 hp for years.
  2. Several years ago I was driving my buddies 69 Dart to the race track for him. I stopped at the crossing station and the gal asked where I was going. Obvious to anyone else that the car was going to the drags. She would not let me enter Canada because I did not have a written note from the owner saying it was OK for me to do that. I called the car owner and waited for him, when he got there with paperwork 1/2 hour later I drove the car to the next station away from the gal that turned me around. The guy at that station asked if I was going to the drags, (did not ask for any paperwork) then asked how quick the car was and waved me through saying "Have fun, hope you win!! Some agents have a better attitude than others.
  3. She will still be with you every day. She will walk with angels. RIP sweet lady.
  4. I miss being able to go to Canada. The Mission BC drag strip is maybe 15 miles from my shop. On a quiet day I can hear the cars blast down the track. I hope the border opens soon.
  5. Thanks for posting the pix Beautiful build, I assume that it will run as good as it looks.
  6. They must have changed When I did the swap everything fit like a glove, the instructions were informative. I did not have to try customer service.
  7. I bought a 1572 a couple years ago. GREAT little tractor with one exception, cooling. Even with a clean radiator and tight belt if it is over 80 degrees when I mow the engine temp climbs high. I am running the orange antifreeze and the coolant additive that is supposed to maximize cooling. Has anyone fiddled with a different core for the radiator?
  8. I replaced the Kohler in my 782 with a 18hp Honda V twin about 15 years ago. Got it from small engine warehouse and it works great.
  9. I have had some major life obstacles in the last 4 years. Unfortunate for me I have become a bit more intolerant of those without social skills. I dont really have an axe to grind with any one person on RP. Even tho there are basic ground rules set out by the owners, some people ignore those rules and post political or religious agenda anyway. I used to take great joy in helping members with projects.
  10. One of the best tractors that IH ever built. Keep us posted on the progress please.
  11. Dad had a WD-45 on the dairy farm. M&W pistons, she was a snappy running tractor. Used it to pump manure (worked better than the 4010, and wheel track planted corn 4 rows. We tried it on the IH 6 row planter but that was a bit too much in the hills. Great tractors.
  12. NEED ABOUT 1000 CATS!!!!!!! Or 3 good Border Collies..
  13. In 43 years of marrage I only wore the wedding ring maybe a dozen times. I really did not have to be reminded that I was a married man, and the danger of being a mechanic with a ring was never lost on me.
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