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  1. No problem... you are very welcome ๐Ÿ‘....happy to help
  2. Wow!!!.....what a line up of top quality red product we have today๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰......must have been a busy day at the factory ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ A very happy birthday to all of you celebrating today.....congrats to one and all. I wonder how many hours are on all these clocks ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. A little bird tells me that one of our Michigan members has been upgraded and is now part of the โ€œ Super 70 seriesโ€...... which model are you now Unky Frank ????๐Ÿ˜‚.......I trust you have a very memorable day celebrating with family and friends........surely a certain daughter can build something a little better than punkin pie for such a special occasion ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ.............and waiting for the backlash in 3.......2........1... It also seems a certain Minnesota member has only one lap of the sun left until its time for the big โ€œ 60 series โ€œ upgrade ....... Have a great day Danny ....celebrate in style big fella....๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜œ..... fresh HY- TRAN and filters , and youโ€™re good for another season Have a great day everyone, Heath ,NZ
  3. Hello there, maybe I can help. I believe your tractor is a model 444, built at the Doncaster factory in England as a skid unit . The skid unit was then sent to Manitou where it was built into a forklift . The July 2018 edition of โ€œtractor and machinery โ€œ magazine had an article about this tractor.....I have attached some pictures from the article that might help you I hope this may help.....your serial number (665) is very low , quite early production.....probably 1974 or 1975 All the best with your tractor, Heath, NZ
  4. Prayers for all of you guys feeling the load right now .... many people in tough situations these days .... hang tight and stick together with friends and family .... thoughts and prayers with you all Heath, NZ
  5. Happy birthday fellas , have a terrific day ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. Happy birthday fellas , have a great day ๐Ÿ‘
  7. Lol ... fat chance of getting hold of one anyway I guess ๐Ÿ˜œ
  8. Hi Brian, Thanks so much for your input......interesting all the different combinations and meanings they came up with. I imagine it would be an absolute minefield to try and list and decode all of them.....my head hurts just thinking about it ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Thanks again, Heath
  9. Nice work, fun project you have going there.....Iโ€™ve never really thought about modifying some of those die cast models like that ......good job ๐Ÿ‘ Heath,NZ
  10. Welcome to the forum, nice to have you on here and thanks for bringing up this subject....This is something I am curious about also. I understand the country of manufacture and basic serial number of the machine, but like you it is the โ€œ kindโ€ and โ€œcodeโ€ that I am a little unsure of . I understand the โ€œkind โ€œ to be the basic model of the machine as known by the engineering/ production departments........Is there a list anywhere of the different models and machine numbers???? From what I gather, the โ€œ codeโ€ refers to various options that were built into the machine at assembly......again is there a list of what these option codes meant ????? .......probably far too many to put together in one list.....the possible combinations must be mind boggling. Example : Here in NZ we have a bunch of 3388 2+2 tractors with slight differences in the โ€œcodeโ€ digits, ie 288 7U 9488....and 288 1U 10883. Can anyone please tell me the meaning of the โ€œ7โ€ and the โ€œ1โ€ Immediately before the โ€œUโ€ ....I have a hunch it might be the interior trim type....ie western or std red type. โ€7โ€ and โ€œ1โ€ are the only two codes I have found so far on a 3388 down here. Very nice 584 you have there๐Ÿ‘ Thanks for any help , Heath,NZ
  11. IHKIWI


    No problem at all and no need to apologise......perhaps I didnโ€™t project my thoughts properly the first time around. ive always found that the best resources anybody can have are the other people around us.........I wouldnโ€™t have nearly the knowledge I do if it wasnโ€™t for others passing it on to me......I think (and hope ), that I appreciate this more as I get older. Taking any opportunity to learn and/or teach can only be of great benefit to society in general.....a true โ€œwin-winโ€. I guess itโ€™s most often our pride that gets in the way......man kind can easily be his own worst enemy. Perhaps we could start a thread where we can all share our most unusual/strange/head scratching/frustrating experiences and how we managed to come out the other side......I bet there will be some โ€œ doozyโ€™sโ€ LOL๐Ÿ˜‚ My apologies also to โ€œLazy WP โ€œ for sidetracking the original thread. Have a great day everyone, and thanks for keeping this great forum going.....onwards and upwards ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Heath,NZ
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    My point was not to call anyone โ€œdumbโ€ or incompetent in any way at all.....my apologies if it came across that way. My point was simply to say that it is a pity that people are not taught these kinds of useful skills anymore ( and why arenโ€™t they???).....you just never know when it could be very useful ( ie the tyre shop guys are unavailable for some reason) .......I totally understand the โ€œ time versus money โ€œ situation and agree with what you say completely......itโ€™s just a pity people are missing out on learning handy skills. Do any of the tech schools teach this kind of thing???? When I went to tech school , I taught my tutors how to change a tractor tyre.........again Iโ€™m not judging anyone, just pointing out that these kind of basic skills are disappearing. I am no longer working with in the automotive world , but I did get to teach a young farm guy how to change his own tyres for a restoration he was working on and saved him a few bucks by being able to do it himself. I hope you get my angle on this .....not judging.....just a little disappointed that useful skills are being lost Heath,NZ
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    I agree completely ... we used to have exchange water pumps on hand for our common engines and rebuilding them was perfectly normal practise.... same with things like wheel bearings ... now days just replace the entire hub as a unit . How many young guys in a tractor shop would know how to change a tractor tyre these days using an old bead breaker and tyre levers???? .... one of the first jobs I learned when I started there after school
  14. Happy Bithday Wilson, I hope you are having a great time today
  15. Happy birthday fella , and thanks again for all your input of knowledge and experience into this forum..... I trust you have a great day ๐Ÿ‘
  16. Does it have a chrome stack ??๐Ÿ˜‚
  17. I bet that "curbed" his enthusiasm for a day or two ๐Ÿ˜‚
  18. Hey Lee....now look what you have started ....I hope you realise this is all your fault fella ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ I went on an archeological expedition and uncovered some fossilised remains from the Jurassic era of IH model trucks๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘ The Scout 2 kit is still in its original plastic wrapping.....not going to open it . Dad started the Payhauler back in 198? something......TBC...... SS II is an original kit,....opened but never started.....same for the 4300.....even found an original brochure in with it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Now all I need is a spare couple years to get all these built.....along with some other โ€œprojectsโ€ currently undergoing R+D in the โ€œSkunkworksโ€ down under. Enjoy, Heath.
  19. Hi Lee , thanks for kicking this off...... the penny has just dropped๐Ÿ˜‰.... I've seen your 4300 on the modelcarsmag forum . I'm not a member over there but maybe I should sign up. I actually met Dave Carey about 11 yrs ago where he works at Scout connection in Iowa, but never knew he was Dave the model guy.... wish I had spent more time chatting with him... seems like a pretty good fella and does nice work with those resin castings. Im thinking about getting some of his day cabs for lonestar and prostar. I'm still getting back up to speed with all the parts and suppliers that are out there now days ... it's been a long time since I had the model kits out but enjoying getting back into it . Thanks again PS .. we still have an original 4300 stashed away somewhere ๐Ÿค”... must drag it out Lol
  20. LOL ... ask away Lee,..not pushy at all fella ๐Ÿ‘ Most of mine are still packed away since we moved house about 20 yrs ago... they might take some finding๐Ÿ™„
  21. Auckland had 3, the rest of us have done 2 (so far) . south island has had the best of it . north island is on and off a bit , but no huge flare ups
  22. Glad you made it through mate....good on ya ๐Ÿ‘...I hope your health is picking up after the stroke cobba.....๐Ÿ˜‰ Sorry I donโ€™t know OZ very well, but going out for a good old cruise around sure does wonders for me at times mate๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ All the very best for your recovery and future plans , Take care , Regards, Heath,NZ
  23. Thanks a lot, nice to have you on board. A thread on the new 4070A sounds great ....looking forward it ๐Ÿ‘ Im thinking of buying one , but those kits are at about $140 NZ right now ..pretty steep and difficult to find with the current madness going on......we will see what happens. Ill try to dig out some of our old models that Dad and I built way back in the last millennium.....1980,s I think??? Here are some pics of my score at the weekend.....the cab over is missing the floor and cab mounts so that could be a challenge LOL.... My apologies for Hi - jacking the original thread ๐Ÿ˜‰
  24. Tell me about it LOL......I also picked up a NIB Paystar dumper kit a couple days ago along with partly built S-2674 and 4070B (missing some parts) that I believe is a first edition from 1975 with the airbag suspension.....wow , 46 years old already . Great kits , ....I havenโ€™t built any for years but Iโ€™m getting back into it about 30 yrs later.....should be fun . Keep the pics coming fellas, Iโ€™m really enjoying this....thanks Heath ,NZ
  25. Great job on that 4200 .....nicely done.......that is one of the early ertl kits we never had. I picked up a NIB Paystar a couple days ago along with partly built S 2674 and 4070B models as well .....really pleased to have found them . 4070 is missing some cab parts so I may buy the new 4070A kit and see what I can build with the two of them. Welcome to the forum BTW, nice to have you on board......lots of great folk on here.....jump on in and make yourself at home ๐Ÿ‘ Regards, Heath,NZ
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