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Rick G.

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Rick G. last won the day on March 21 2023

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    IH, Farming, Aviation enthusiast, Astronomy, NFL, Country Music, Shania Twain

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  1. Thanks for all the great pics so far! How does one rate getting to park their machine indoors? Can someone puh-leeze get the serial number of this 1466 BLACK STRIPE pictured here on the very right side edge of the picture? I'm wondering if that might be my ex-1466! Mine had the rear wheel cast centers with the 6 hole design, the square three point hitch lift arms, all black "tombstone" style hydraulic seat, NO tilt steering, and the serial tag on the right side under-belly. And I had a Thomure Mfg. straight chrome stack on mine with that style rain cap.
  2. OK thanks. Duh-Oh on me. So then- the same thing IH did back in the day when they shipped them out new by rail and truck from the factory. 😬 Seriously though, good idea. Have a great show. Looking forward to pics.
  3. Brian! What’s the deal witb all the missing sheet metal on your 14’s????
  4. I agree. A lot of those Toyota and Lexus grills and front ends are Fffff-fugly. I keep hoping they’ll change but like you say they’ve been that way for years now. Ugh…. Yuck…. Lol! Sorry- this thread is getting off the intended EV topic. I apologize for my long winded part in it.
  5. Oh man. I am sorry to read this. RIP OT.
  6. In my local driving environment and with my driving habits, I can average 21 MPG on my 2022 T4R SR5 Premium 4WD. So ya, 20 to 21 is possible with these things. I am not normally a lead foot with any vehicle. Our 4RUNNERS are not known to be quick vehicles anyways. But they are famous for being one of the most reliable vehicles on the planet. Our 4.0L naturally aspirated V-6s, coupled with their 5 speed auto trans are considered to be bullet proof. There are supercharger kits available for our 5th gen 4RUNNERS, but I’ve never heard of a turbo kit for them. Watch TOYOTA muck up the legendary 4RUNNER this Fall when they introduce the all new 6th gen, replete with its little piss ant 2.5L 4 cylinder engine coupled to a turbo. There will be no V-6 option either. I am not a fan / believer of turbos on small displacement 4 cylinder gasoline engines. I think they are going to get the living crap beat out of them = no longevity. Old man here subscribes to the saying- “There is no replacement for displacement”. But what do I know. But I’ll be keeping my trusty dinosaur ‘22 model for a long time to come. TOYOTA also did away with their naturally aspirated 3.5L V-6 with their newly designed 2024 Tacoma pick up, now using a little piss ant 2.5L 4 cylinder turbo, no V-6 option. People are not buying the 2024 Tacomas. Tacoma sales are poor. And I think they are WAY over priced. The Tundra lost its big 5.7L V-8 starting with the 2022 models. They’ve gone to a 3.5L twin turbo V-6. No V-8 option. I don’t know what the h_ll TOYOTA is thinking. All the full size pick up trucks have grown so much in size and bulk- and they’re putting little piss ant sized engines in a lot of them. Ridiculous. And they’re all way over priced, way too expensive. All the brands. 60K plus- 70K, 80K, 90K and some pick up trucks have broken the 100K price barrier. These car companies are out of their cotton picking minds.
  7. I swear. For the life of me I can’t figure out those who turn their mufflers 90 degrees like that. What am I missing, what is the purpose of it? Personally, that would drive me nuts. Why block your view all the more like that. I’ve seen some like that every once in a while through the years. I don’t get it.
  8. Loving that braced upside down muffler. So where is this thing located? State? Near what city?
  9. Make an offer of $650.00. Them having it sitting there in the rapidly growing weeds says a lot about it right there.
  10. Sorry, I don’t know what the differences are between those two models, but it should be easy enough for you to search out the differences. We have a 2007 HPX model, 4WD, Kawasaki gas V-Twin, liquid cooled and currently only at 435 hours on the clock. Shown here, with wifey posing on it when we were doing some brush clearing. She’s all decked out for protection from the brutal Texas Sun, plus hard shell plastic lower wrap around leggings in a bid to help protect against possible rattler snake attacks. LOL! But anyways yah we love our HPX Gator. We were lucky to find this one for sale a few years ago in such great beautiful condition with relatively low hours on it for its age. These things are getting old. It might be hard to find any these days that aren’t all beat to sh_t.
  11. Look in to airlifting it. There’s a Russian company- I forget the name of it off hand- that flies cargo on their fleet of AN-124 jets. AN-124s are similar in size to our USAF C-5s. i don’t know if you could sweet talk the USAF in to flying it across pond on one of their C-130s, C-17s, or C-5s. There are times when they fly them empty (“dead-heading”) or at least with partial loads, across the pond. Why not fill ‘em up? Their are also commercial air freight services you could check with, ie: KALITTA AIR FRIEGHT, they use B747 and B777 aircraft, and NATIONAL AIR FREIGHT, using B747s. But come to think of it, I don’t think the B777 would work. They don’t have a lift up nose for drive in equipment like the 747 does.
  12. I noticed that too right off. I’d like to see what’s going on on the right side of the engine there.
  13. I noticed that too right off. I’d like to see what’s going on on the right side of the engine there.
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