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Eric V Bielke

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  1. They are even here in the eastern us. I live in the southern tier of New York[Elmira-Corning area] neighbours are reporting seeing them on their game cams. And this is a very populace part of the state.
  2. The small town of Avoca located in the southern tier of NY had there 1st annual agfest to raise money for their town park. It was unusual because there was a tractor show on one end of the town and a car show on the other--with a tram running between them every 1 min. This worked out very well with the ag people enjoying country music in there area and the car show people enjoying there type of music. Some tractor pics first
  3. You are spot on where the switch is. Should be a wire from a power source to the switch----wire from the switch to back up lights.
  4. This 1931 Pontiac is a true time capsule----the person in the pic is the 2nd owner. A history of the car---the original owner purchased it new in 1931, he drove it back and forth to work every day--a 30 mile trip. In 1970 he parked it in his barn and bought a new 1970 Plymouth. The new owner purchased it in 1975 for $200, he parked in his barn. In the early 80's his wife said do something with old truck or sell it. He put it on the road in 1985. He removed the spark plugs [check the condition of the plugs-- they were in it when he bought it] poured some AFT in the cylinders and used the hand crank to turn it over--every thing seem to be loose so he cleaned up the points and the carb hooked up a small gas tank, put in a battery and with a few turns over it started. The only thing he has done to the car is replace the tires[Coker] --the spark plug wires---the brakes needed to be relined --He found a local old time auto shop that still had a roll of the original material to repair the brake shoes, the brake operating system is all rods and levers. The only things missing from the day it was sold is a metal cap that goes over the voltage cut out on the generator and a piece broken off the rad cap. Word got out in the Pontiac club and people come from all over and spend hours taken pictures. These two vehicles are the reason I go to car shows. In the last pic notice that there is a gap between the cowl and the glass, that because the wind shield glass rolls up for ventilation !!!
  5. Some pics for OBG----taken at the local car show
  6. Good saws----you won't be disapointed
  7. Same here----soft mattress don't cut it for me. The last one I bought 2 years ago I told clerk I wanted the firmest he had, he said the only thing that would be harder was the floor.
  8. When I went to 4 H camp in the late 50's The Ithaca gun company put on a program that showed us skeet shooting. That was my first experience with shooting a shot gun. It installed a life long pleasure of hunting and enjoying trap and skeet.
  9. Couple of pics for OBG taken at a 4 of July car show
  10. Seen this at a car show yesterday----thought it was neat
  11. We just had a Generac system installed. It took nearly a year to get completed. Went through 3 dealers before I could get one to respond. A nasty email to Generac finally got one to respond. After I signed the contract it was 4 months before it was installed because the unit was on back order.
  12. I'm a Scout guy ---and there so many things wrong with your project that I can,t tell you where to start. That steering system is really scarey --- I would be afraid to drive it.
  13. I use to tell everybody that I wasn't getting old until I was 80---well-my next birthday I will be 82, and I don't consider my self old, but I have slowed down some [take a nap after dinner now]. Take a 2 mile walk every day, mow lawn[2 acres] do some brush hogging, work a couple hours a day in the shop restoring a Scout, go to car and tractor shows, go to breakfast with my car and tractor buddies, and of course check in to Red Power every night. So now I tell everybody that I am not getting old until I am 90.
  14. Pretty much like this --except the hole did not go all the way through and no top I just made a sheet metal bracket to fasten to the rafter. I found that they should be level with the bottom of the rafter and up against the wall. I placed some out in the center of the rafters and they did not catch any Bees.
  15. Here is my go around with the Bees. Started seeing them 4 or 5 years ago--real PITA--buzz around your head --sawdust all over etc. The worst part was the Woodpeckers. This is in an open shed and the woodpeckers would come in and tear up the rafters to get the bees inside. It got to the point that I was concerned that I was going to have a problem with the shed coming down. There was a thread on here at the time and I tried all the suggestion that are posted here. One was a trap--I looked on the internet and found a lot of traps for sale and ones you could build. Settled on this one --cheap and easy to build---and it works.--A 4 inch piece of 4 X 4 ---drill a 1/2 inch hole 2/3 in the center--drill 4 --1/2 inch holes at a 45 degree to meet the center hole---find a glass jar drill a 1/2 inch hole in the cap and fasten it to the 4 X 4. These work !!!!! I have hardly any bees anymore and if one does show up it will buzz around for awhile then if I look in the trap in a few minutes the bee will be in it
  16. I was on the interstate highway today--and passed 2 car trailer piled high with used steel roofing---my thought was they were going to the scrap yard. But after reading this thread may be the roofing was going to be reused.
  17. Scout sold for $64'000-----went to North Carolina
  18. Not real well---got to talk to him a couple of time when we were visiting Dale.
  19. No the mileage was low because Dale--the owner of the IH dealership never had any intention of selling it. He gave it to Larry [his right hand man] and he titled it but never put it on the road.
  20. Finally found the pics I took in 2007 when we looked at the "Barn Find Scout". As you can see the mileage was 13.8 then and was in really nice shape. Larry would have traded it for a new Mustang at that time. In the pic of the three gentlemen Dale Stover the former owner of Square Deal international is on the right. Last pic is the travelall we brought home that day.
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