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Red Collector

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  1. I don't... I was actually trying to figure out what it was when I first saw your picture. I kind of thought it was a panel off of some sort of equipment. It wasn't registering to my eyes that it was a "3-D" item such as a box.
  2. I would love to find somebody reproducing that style of deere dealer decals... would anybody happen to have a source?
  3. I've been a couple times. First time was the year they hosted the RPRU, then went back the next year when it was some kind of national Oliver show. I really enjoyed the shows, but don't remember much of the details (hotels, etc). I believe the club behind the show is called the "I and I tractor club", and is largely the same group that puts on the Half Century of Progress (which, I believe is the undisputed king of tractor shows!) If I remember correctly, this is the club that bought and restored Orion Samuelson's family F series Farmall, and had the IH turbine tractor on loan from the Smithsonian. I'd love to get back there one of these years myself.
  4. Very interesting! Thanks for the reply. I live near Plano, and knew a little of Plano Mfg and their move to Chicago, but it will be interesting to hear more of the city of Plano's actual ties to IHC. I will keep watching for more info!
  5. A bit off the subject here, but when you say "spreaders built at Plano," did IH ever operate a factory at Plano, IL, or had all of Plano's operations been moved to Chicago by that time? That sounds like an interesting display you're putting together! Wish I could get there, but doubting it will work out this year
  6. Also, I see that today is the 33rd day of the year... 333 days left in the year
  7. Thanks for the reply. Good to know I'm not the only one, anyway. Must be a bug in their system
  8. When I was growing up my uncle had two dogs that he "adopted" when people dropped them off like that (on two seperate occasions.) Both of them were great dogs for him for many years. I can't quite figure out how people can dump off animals like that
  9. Not near my catalog right now, but seems like all-states at parts may carry several different sizes of hubs
  10. Hope this comment isn't out of line, but what kind of sick S. O. B. lines them up to take that picture. Some of those poor fellers still have their collars on, they were obviously someone's pet. But you are right, it is sad
  11. is anyone else having this problem? I can't get the diagrams and parts lists to print from the case ih parts site. I know I have been able to in the past, but I tried several times today and tonight, but no dice. I can print other things, so obviously it's not my computer or printer. All of the tabs at the top of the diagram/ parts list are red... except for the "Print Assembly" tab, which is yellow... don't remember if that tab is normally red also; maybe the yellow color signifies a problem with the site? When I do click on the tab, a box pops up saying "please wait while we render your request"... then nothing.
  12. I've been to Holmes County a handful of times; my folks go a couple times a year. Beautiful country.
  13. first your wife, then your girlfriend? Did the three of you have a good time???
  14. I'm right with you on your taste for liver and onions and braunschweiger, but good Lord, man; who could dislike pecan pie??
  15. No jet trails in the sky for several days was an odd thing. Major League Baseball suspended games for a week or more. I am a White Sox fan... I remember that they had just flown in on either 9/10 or 9/11 to NY to begin a series with the Yankees, however, obviously it was postponed. I remember reading that they finally returned home via charter bus. I was at the first game when play resumed... ironically at home vs. the Yankees. It was quite an emotional night... PD, FD, and armed services were all honored, giant flag on the field for the National Anthem, and this began the custom of singing God Bless America in the 7th inning. I also remember the virtual 24 hour news cycle across all of television. Some "entertainment" type networks switched to simulcasting CNN, and I remember a few totally signed off for several days, (seems like stations like TV Land and/ or Comedy Central did this), stating something to the effect that their programming would return when the time felt right. I remember after a several day hiatus, the late night show hosts returned; I especially remember David Letterman's return, with a moving interview of then NYC mayor Rudy Guilani. These are minor details, and very insignificant compared to those who experienced personal loss and tragedy at that time, but they are a few of the things I remember.
  16. I was one of 4 or 5 guys on a construction site. At coffee break time, I listened to a voicemail from a friend of mine saying "if you are anywhere near a tv, turn it on", and of course, we weren't, so I turned on WGN radio in the truck. We all sat and listened for an extended break time before we did what we had to do and got back to work. Of course, that evening and many afterwards, I was glued to the tv news. It's kind of hard to describe the feelings of that time to anyone not born yet, or too young to remember. At least for me, it was a feeling of wondering if there were another shoe ready to drop (I remember here in the midwest, many wondered if something like the Sears Tower in Chicago may be a target); extreme sadness in thinking about all those lives lost, whether innocent bystanders on those planes or in the buildings, emergency personnel running TOWARD the danger, or the brave passengers who rushed the cockpit over PA; and extreme fury toward those who would do such a thing to innocent people.
  17. Saw that this topic came back up to the top, so I figured I'd share a picture I took when I saw Big Boy at Rochelle, IL on 7/30. Crowd was huge, so I never got right up next to it, but it was very impressive nonetheless. Funny part is, the day before this, I flew home from a week long vacation in San Diego... the highlight of that trip to me was seeing the USS Midway, which is now a floating museum there. Completed in 1944, the Midway is a contemporary of Big Boy, both are a testament to a great time in American history.
  18. I took apart the char-lynn motor used in the power steering system on my M-TA, and evidently didn't pay enough attention during disassembly...I'm just a little stumped by this little "drive shaft" that is pictured. One end engages the star inside the motor, and the other side engages the stub shaft that connects to the steering shaft. The "gear ends" are the same size in that it would fit either way around, but the thickness of the "gears" is different. Trying to recall, I kind of want to say that the thicker side goes toward the output shaft, but I'm not sure. Would anyone out there know which way around this goes, or if it really matters much? Thanks.
  19. For you guys that go on multiple days... what would you say is normally the single best day to be there? As I said above, my dad and I are planning on going Friday... that was the day we went 2 years ago, and it seemed to be a good day to be there. Figured it gave everyone a day to get there and set up, but was before many would be leaving. But, even after only one day, there was a lot of crops picked and ground worked (I do know they roll it and work it again, though.) Anyway, figuring on Friday, but we are flexible (unfortunately, a one day trip is the only option), just wanted to hear opinions on Thursday. Either way, in my opinion, HCOP is the greatest tractor show out there, and I know that I will already be looking forward to 2021 by the time we are headed home next week!
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