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Red Collector

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  1. I'm in N IL; I've seen several mentions of it on both local (Chicago) and national news, of course maybe gets more local coverage here because the train departed Chicago
  2. Very nice photo... looks like it could be a page from one of the old Buyer's Guides!
  3. I wonder if it may have been common for dealers to add power steering. Our M-TA has Char Lynn PS, as well
  4. Just like at home! Seems like whenever something breaks down/ goes wrong it's always right up near the busy county highway, never way out in the back!
  5. Welcome aboard! Are you headed to the Red Power Roundup in a month or so?
  6. 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
  7. Sweet! Wish GM would come out with something like this right out of the factory
  8. 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.
  9. 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.)
  10. 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!
  11. 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!)
  12. Very nice! I'd love to stumble upon one someday...
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. Here we have an H, M, M-TA, 400, 560, and an 806.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Good for you to think that way; I'd much rather see something like that get saved rather than junked also
  22. 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!
  23. 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...
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