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Red Collector

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  1. Welcome aboard! Are you headed to the Red Power Roundup in a month or so?
  2. I can't say for sure, because it's been several years since I got rid of it, but I'm pretty sure my 800 Cyclo had a plate like that
  3. Sweet! Wish GM would come out with something like this right out of the factory
  4. I always figured they would do that with the automatic toll takers (here in IL it's called an "I- Pass".) If it reads you making the next toll booth too soon, you get a ticket. Thankfully, those have probably been around for nearly 20 years, and it hasn't happened yet, anyway.
  5. My folks have had them for several years now. Mom puts out a few feeders for them. Each of the last two years, we have had an Oriole around too. He seemed to hang around my parents' longer than he stuck around my place. (Don't know if it was the same one, but at each of our places there only seemed to be one bird, and we live less than a mile apart.)
  6. Many of you who have been buying the Farmington Implement DVD's may recognize the name Al Rucker. He moved up through the ranks from photographer to run the Hickory Hills photographic center for IH. Undoubtedly, he was responsible in one way or another for many of the photos and films we still enjoy today in catalogs, shopping guides, the DVD's, etc. He was interviewed a time or two on the DVD's, as well. I was fortunate enough to bump into him a time or two at a toy or tractor show; and when I said hello, he was very friendly and talked fondly of his IH days. It looks like Mr. Rucker passed away on April 1 at the age of 89. In reading his obituary, it looks like he lived a very full and interesting life. May he rest in peace. www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com You can find his obit here... sorry, not computer savvy enough to link directly to it!
  7. I remember the days when even the straw chopper on the back of that 4420 would have been sold separately! (By the way... both machines look super sharp!)
  8. Very nice! I'd love to stumble upon one someday...
  9. I disagree just a little bit, there... i would say that4- 7 year old kids, who would be the prime candidates for a pedal tractor are just like kids that age have always been, and would pedal the h_ll out of one if given a chance. They are too young to be addicted to electronics on their own. If it is the case, blame the parents in that instance, not the kid.
  10. People watching is one of my favorite hobbies! You're right, the airport is one of the best places; I always enjoy picking up or dropping off someone, and usually try to get there early and/ or stay late just to do that. Another good spot is a county or state fair... grab something to eat... pick a spot on a bench... and just watch the people go by
  11. I'm admittedly no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure that unless the government prosecutes somebody for something posted on this site, NO 1st amendment rights have been violated.
  12. Here we have an H, M, M-TA, 400, 560, and an 806.
  13. I picked up a small ultrasonic cleaner the other day after being curious about one for a while. One thing I've heard is how good they are at cleaning carbs, so I think one of my first jobs will be a carb off an M that I would like to rebuild. My question for guys that use them is, what cleaners do you use in them. I thought about Simple Green or something similar for dirty/ greasy stuff, but is there something better for all the little ports and jets on a carb? Also, I've seen guys using Evapo Rust on rusty items... does this do a better job than just an overnight soak, or is it just quicker? Any other tips, pointers, or observations are welcome. Thanks!
  14. Took me a minute to figure out who "Dr. Gates" referred to... to be honest, I really haven't put a lot of thought into his opinions on this matter. I guess his billions could fund a lot of research into matters such as this, although he would be paying the guys in lab coats, not putting one on himself. A quick Google search, though, did turn up a Reuters article from May 2020 that debunks the rumor of him wanting to implant a chip with the virus. A "digital certificate" seems to indicate more an electronic database of health records... not that I'm totally comfortable with that, but the whole world is quickly moving that direction, anyway. Just try googling your own name... there's a lot of info out there on all of us already that is easily accessible
  15. I do understand your concern about the rush to market of the COVID vaccine. I wonder about that myself, but in the end I believe I will trust the science. I also understand your feelings about the list of politicians. I agree about most of that list. My point was just the fact that from Pence and McConnell to AOC and Warren, and everyone in between, the political spectrum is covered, and there is a fairly short list of agendas that you could get them all to agree on. I really do not understand, though, the great opposition by much of our population to vaccines, however. (Even before COVID was an issue.) Many of us in agriculture tend to joke and/ or complain about people who don't trust many of the methods we use... (take your pick... Roundup Ready, bT crops, treating livestock with antibiotics, various other herbicides and insecticides, etc., etc., etc.) and tell them to trust the science; I don't say I will run out to be the first in line, but ultimately I suspect I will trust the science and get the shot. I am glad that those before us trusted the science when it came to smallpox, polio, and tetanus vaccines, among others. Again, any doubts I may have about this particular shot would come from the speed that it was developed... I don't understand at all the ideas that it is used as "population control" or some way to implant us with a chip to track us, or some other goofy idea.
  16. Among those that have received the vaccine: Biden, Pence, McConnell, Pelosi, Ernst, AOC, Graham, Harris, Rubio, Warren, and Romney. Pretty much a cross section of the current U.S political spectrum. Honest question... why would these people band together and take a saline solution to fool us "little people" into taking a "population control" shot? And just how do you suggest it works? Does it kill us outright? Make us sterile?
  17. I'm not saying I agree with any or all of the pork projects listed, but to say that they are included in the COVID-19 bill is a bit misleading. In actuality, the COVID legislation was added to the existing omnibus bill that includes all these silly/ special interest items. The way I understand it, both sides agreed to this addition, because the felt that was the best and / or easiest way to pass the COVID bill. Whether it was added or not, those other projects were being pushed through congress.
  18. I passed up on one just like that at auction more than 20 years ago. Don't remember what it brought, but I seemed to think it was worth it at the time. Still kick myself over that one every once in a while... ha! I just think the art deco styling is kind of neat, and I like the different shade of red/ maroon on them.
  19. You may want to take it apart and check it out before tossing it or ordering a rebuild kit (if you haven't already). Sometimes, I believe, a good cleaning and re- lubing will fix a slipping ratchet, a broken tooth is another story.
  20. Good for you to think that way; I'd much rather see something like that get saved rather than junked also
  21. I would sure be willing to buy/ cover shipping for a couple of the older IH filters. If that works out, please let me know how to proceed. Thanks!
  22. Re- visiting an earlier post here... as I said before I was just looking to do a quick refresh on my LA engine. Nothing fancy, but it sure looks better than it did, and is good enough for me. Thanks for the ideas on the gray, in the end, I just went with the Rust- Oleum dark gray and 2150 red I had on hand. As you can see, I still need to make a fuel line, and I am planning to buy a more correct muffler. Thought I'd share a couple photos of my modest rattle can job...
  23. I am doing more of a "refresh" than "restore" of my LA engine (a 1935 model), and wondered if anyone had any good suggestions for a close match for the old farmall gray in a rattle can? I picked up Rust-Oleum "dark gray" and "charcoal gray", but the old paint on the engine almost seems to have a blue-ish tint to it. Searched for an answer here a bit, and seemed to come up with good answers for actual paint codes, but I'm looking for just a quick rattle can job on this one. Thanks for any help...
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