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  1. Howard P, I'd agree with you. I was going by the gas filler cap too. Gary😉
  2. They are coupes from the 1930s, but you already knew that, didn't you, twostepn2001! Maybe Roger would know? Gary😁
  3. I bump[ed into this Lehaitre tracked "motorcycle" on Facebook. I haven't seen anything like it before. I thought Tubacase47 might like seeing a Case tractor pulling a McCormick Binder. Is this IHC tractor a Mogul Junior? Anytime I bump onto mules, I think of Anson Sheldon and that Delta dirt getting plowed. Gary😉
  4. Matt, I'm glad to hear the gentleman is hanging in there. Would it be possible to measure the old binder sometime, to see if it is an 8' or a 10'? Either way, those canvas aprons would benefit someone! I've had people ask about aprons in the past. Gary
  5. Wow, Matt, how could this "interior decorator" turn down binder aprons or a pitman? If you'd ever find someone else who would need them, I'd sure give them up. With these antique parts, helping others in need is an honorable thing to do. If they'd fit, there is a chance they'd be in better shape than the ones we're running? That is quite a story about the hostage situation at St. Regis. It stands to reason with the store being just off of the freeway. It's sure too bad his hostage got shot. Hopefully, the hostage's health is improving in Missoula. Gary😢
  6. Holy cow, Matt. Crap no... Holy Bull Matt! A hostage situation in St. Regis, Montana???? I'd have never believed it if it hadn't come from you! That'd be like a hostage situation at Eddies Corner! I wonder if the perp tested for Fentanyl? He'd take quite a chance not finding a packing citizen in the store? Do I dare stop for an ice cream cone and some fudge my next time heading that way (If I ever make it that way?) I met you there the last time I drove that way! We've had some pretty fair (emphasis on "FAIR") moisture recently. I'm sure you'll be pitching oats bundles on August 12th? You and Andy Troutwine (the owner of that St. Regis 15 hp Case that was caged there for all of those years) are permanent crew here! Maybe Roger will drive here with the IHC AutoWagon to haul grain in. Then I'd buy him an airline flight back to Racine, Minnesota. I know that if he were to do that, it'd give him a warm fuzzy feeling (like wetting his pants in a dark suit!) he'd never forget! He could care less about the AutoWagon anymore, as he's onto greener pastures with a stunning Ford project nowadays! Anyway, we'll be looking forward to seeing you (with your three tine pitchfork) on August 12th, 2023, and I'll still be 79 years old!! Gary😉
  7. Mike, It's a 22 inch McCormick-Deering threshing machine in its shed berth. Fuzzy later photo with the drive belt exposed. Outside and belting up. McCormick-Deering on the elevator. Mike wetting the dry spot around the threshing area with the Farmall H. An IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Andy Troutwine belting up the 15 hp Case to the threshing machine. The "field boss" examines the situation!😁 Started threshing, a Farmall M IH Tractor on a Montana Farm pulls the Case water tank wagon. A little smoke. Yup! The straw is making it all the way through the machine and the grain is going into the Model TT. Randy Yaeger and Matt Eisenbacher pitching bundles into the feeder. The machine's owner, Mike Yaeger is the "Thresherman." They watch for slipping and plugs, etc. that can go wrong when threshing, just as in a combine. Randy pitching a bundle into the feeder. Finished with both wagon loads of bundles. Matt's photo. Matt Eisenbacher at the wheel of the 20 hp Reeves, disking the stubble. Desert water bag. Finished with a day's threshing in mid August. Gary😉
  8. One of these days, Roger Byrne is going to show and tell us about his latest "Ford" project. The rest of the surprise is HIS. Roger even has an IHC Truck and an IH Tractor in a Minnesota City! So he's one of us. Gary😉
  9. Dad did that with his K-5 International truck when we'd drive to Roundup, Montana for coal in the fall. And again when we got the second load. There were long, long rolling hills north of Roundup. He's put it into neutral and coast then when it started slowing going up the next hill, he'd slip it into 4th and drop the clutch starting the old Green Diamond flathead engine again. He said it saved gas. Gary😁
  10. The morning after I got my first Model T, at age 10, Dad was watching me crank it after telling me how to hold it with fingers and pull up, but the thumb alongside my index finger and not over the crank, he had another bit of instruction. "If you see you're going to hit something and have to stop, push ANY TWO PEDALS and it will stop!" Gary😁
  11. Mike, you are very correct about shifting Model T's The 1926 & 27 with the wide hi-lo and brake pedals are easier. But Reverse is still bad. When I prepare to back either the coupe or the truck into the shop or shed, I pull the parking brake lever back until it is tight on the parking brake. Then I move the lever ahead a couple of notches, which the parking brake lever cam is just holding the transmission in neutral. Then I only need one foot for the reverse pedal. But, like you say, those wide boots don't do this situation well when needing to back up. I did find an antique mirror for the Model TT Truck which helps me backing into the shed with it. I have two vertebras in my neck fused from birth. So it is hard for me to turn my head around. Plus the tiny little rear window in the cab is so small. Gary😁 PS: If you look through the side window and windshield of the truck in the middle photo, there's an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm!
  12. Howard, you described Grandma Hamilton to a "T"! She was my only living grandparent when I was born. I used to often go to her little house in Lewistown and visit while I waited for someone to pick me up and take me back to the ranch. I asked her, "Why don't you drive, Gramma?" She said, "I quit driving when 'Dad' (Grandpa) got rid of the Model T." Gary😁
  13. On Facebook there are often references like above about driving stick shifts and indicating that Millennials can't steal a vehicle with a stick shift. So I always show them these photos and ask how many of THEM can drive one of these planetary transmissions that Henry Ford used in nearly every vehicle he manufactured up until 1927 with the new Model A Ford. When he finally relented to his son Edsel, and his financial investors, he did drop this transmission. The "stick" is for a Columbia three speed driveline transmission that functioned like an old "Brownie" or Browning inline box used in semi-trucks behind a clutch pedal and gear shift transmission. I found with Dad and uncles; they never lost their "touch" driving these pedal shift transmissions even 25 years later. This was Uncle Audie. This was Uncle Dwight. Gary😁
  14. twostepn2001, I sure wish I could post the video of him sharpening a pencil and tootin' the whistle. You surely heard of the US Air Force's $1,200 toilet seats they installed in the B-52 bombers? I don't know what would happen if every US Army office got a steam powered pencil sharpener, what they'd run the taxpayers? Maybe another trillion in debt? Gary😁
  15. First of all, I don't know anything. So I'm just throwing photos here from this month's download file. This is an 1896 Morrison electric automobile. Note the headlight. This is a Tesla??? A three wheel Knox Martin truck hauling a stick. If there are hills to descend, he should have a "headache rack" I'd think? An ice bridge across the Missouri River at Bismarck, Dakota Territory, pre-1883 when the Northern Pacific Railroad had their new bridge built. An IHC truck hauls coal with a unique coal delivery box. The truck was listed as a "Model 63." I had to save this photo. It is the interior of an International 1947-49 "K-5" truck like my dad had when I was a kid. His steering wheel still exists in part on Farmall Kid's 1944 Farmall M, "Toot." I did knock the horn cup off. They're identical to the Farmall wheels then! I had to keep this photo. I should have used Adobe to remove that cell tower though. This is what over the road trucks were like when I was a boy. Unloading a McLaughlin steam engine from a railroad flatcar. It doesn't look new, so I don't know what the story is. North Dakota homesteaders harvesting their corn crop. This looks like an IH literature photo. A Farmall Super H and a small IH combine. If it was a "real" picture someone would be chewing his bottom end for driving on the windrows. Son Mike performing some mechanical work with Grandpa Lynn's Thorsen 1/2" socket set, on a McCormick-Deering #5 rod weeder. That training plus growing up on a central Montana Ranch helped him in his former occupation as a CSMS (Maintenance Shop) supervisor for Uncle Sam. Here he's sharpening his pencil with his double cylinder steam powered pencil sharpener. It was quite a shop though. I never got to see an M1 tank hoisted in the air in the shop bay, but they did that. This is an Iowa family of 12 moving from there to the Malta, Montana area for their homestead, ca 1900. A "Blackfoot" Blackfeet Indian Camp in northwest Montana ca. 1910 This was Carl Eliason and listed on Facebook as the inventor of the "snowmobile." A John Deere GP is pulling one of their Combine Harvesters. John Deere bought this design from Holt, when Holt joined Best to form Caterpillar in 1925. A 1929 Model AA Ford truck is full of grain from the combine hopper. A John Deere GP is pulling one of their 6' cut 12A combines. A photo from Facebook showing a repainted John Deere "Track Loader." This was our family's John Deere Track Loader at harvest time. They were still using this old thing in the mid 1950s. Worn out, it finally ended up as a culvert in a hillside road. I was fascinated how they used a horsepower winch to raise and lower this "overshot" hay stacker. Last but not least is this Facebook photo of how to teach a Millennial how to drive a stick shift. Gary😁
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