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  1. I haven't seen one in years.
  2. 1969 model 815 combine. 304 gas V8. Final drives went out each fall it seems. Almost 100% roller chain driven everything. Always bad bearings, sprockets or worn out chains somewhere all the time. Dad bought it new. Best thing that ever happened to that machine was when it committed suicide by fire during 1976 wheat harvest.
  3. Ha ha, that could have been me! When a person does their pretrip exam, I used to tell to treat my like a student, as if they were teaching me what components to look at and what he or she was looking for.
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    IH 48 DISK

    Dad had one with 22” blades.
  5. I worked 5 years part time for the state of Kansas as a CDL examiner. Must pass the general knowledge test at the DMV and have a state CDL learner's permit for a minimum of two weeks before taking the pretrip, skills and driving test with a Kansas CDL examiner. The examiner will not know which pretrip you have until his I pad spits it out. Could be any one of the following: 1. Must pass the pretrip which includes an air brake applied pressure check (automatic fail if not done correctly so be sure and study that one). The examiner's I pad will spit out one of the following pretrips after getting the necessary tag numbers and gvw ratings off your rig. "A" pretrip. Consist of everything under the hood, both sides of the engine compartment (fluids, belts, hoses, engine components) plus the steering components, brake system components, suspension components, tire, wheel and hub assembly on the left side of the truck only. Followed by a coupling system inspection between the truck and trailer on a combination unit. Then a full in cab pretrip which also includes air brake pressure checks, parking brake checks and service brake checks. "B" pretrip. Hood closed. Everything from the firewall to the back of the truck or tractor on the driver's side. If it is a tandem, only one axle , brake, suspension, tire and wheel assemblies, etc. must be gone over for times sake. Also tell the examiner what you would check under the truck. The coupling system and in cab pretrip will also have to be done. "C" pretrip. Coupling system followed by the trailer bulkhead, left side of the trailer, once again only one axle and it's components, tires and wheels must be gone over. Then talk about the back of the trailer. Door/gate hinges, latches, lights, DOT reflective tape, etc. Followed by full in cab pretrip "Full" pretrip is A, B, and C combined plus the coupling system and full in cab pretrip. 2. Skills test consists of straight line back, offset back either to the right or left, parallel park either to the right or left , or an alley dock. The examiner will not know which pre trip or which skills test you will get until you are on the course. The tests are spit out by the examiner's I pad randomly. 3. The last test is the driving test, which is maybe 12 miles. You may float gears if so desired but that is an automatic 5 point penalty if you do. Double clutching has no point penalties. Hitting curbs with either the truck or the trailer is an automatic fail on the road trip. So is killing the engine at any time during the test, even on the skills lot. Any traffic violation is an automatic fail. Coasting more than the length of your rig is an automatic fail (as in losing your gears and not able to recover or dumping the clutch and coasting). Any questions regarding the exams (they are pretty much the same in all states) just drop me a pm.
  6. Sad to think that is the only one they are building here now.
  7. Folks bought a new 1975 Pacer for my younger sister to drive....that car would not start or run when it rained. Spent a lot of time at the dealership, they only had it a couple of years. Another local family bought a new Pacer that same year, they had similar issues. They nicknamed it the "Pisser". It too, was gone a couple of years later.
  8. Denny my 65 Emeryville had no front brakes. It had two toggles, one for the power divider and the other was to supply air to the trailer service brakes. I had no spring brakes on the trailer, the tractor had a parking brake knob that you pulled to release the brakes and pushed it in to apply them, just the opposite of how they work now. I did have a hand trolley lever for the trailer brakes also. The trailer with no spring brakes would try to roll away when backing the 5 th wheel under it if the tires weren't chocked, the dollies had round steel wheels instead of pads, it was a 59 Trailmobile 38' flat bed grain trailer.
  9. I was on Navistar's engine website the other day, the DT 570 engine was no listed in their lineup. The Duramax 6.6 was in their lineup as were some Cummins choices and there was an "International" engine listed that claimed to be based on a "Man" engine. Is Navistar out of the engine business??
  10. Eldon surprised us with a visit to our home 15 years ago, he was here visiting his brother who lived in a nearby suburb of Kansas City. His brother and Eldon had stopped out at the farm first and visited dad and looked over our IH tractors. Karen and I had no idea they were out there. As they were leaving they asked dad for directions to our home, we were working in the backyard and were really surprised to see “The Dukester” come walking around the side of our house. We had a nice visit and I took some photos. We had met Eldon at a previous RPR. He was a very nice man, I sure was saddened to hear of his passing. He was a very early member of this board.
  11. I have 2 SC's and dad had one, had to put new ring gears on the flywheels on all 3 tractors, solved the problem. Not a bad job to split those little tractors and replace the ring gear.
  12. We had the original HVAC in this house replaced last week, it was 28 years old and always did struggle to keep up in the extreme heat, we knew we were running on borrowed time so we went ahead and committed to the new setup. This new unit will chill it right down to 68 degrees no matter how hot it is outside. Can't believe the difference. The furnace is supposed to be a lot more efficient also. It wasn't cheap and it damned well better not konk out on me this summer.
  13. Mom called me up a couple of days ago and was all excited, told me she had a new toy she wanted me to see. It is second hand, she got it at an estate sale. She sold dad's electric golf cart he used to ride around the farm. She lives in town and can even drive this a few blocks to the grocery store. It will go 40 miles on a charge supposedly. She has a sizable yard where she lives and likes to go ride around back there. She walks with a cane now so this may be just the ticket for her to be able to get around a little more.
  14. Bought a Trager in the fall of 2013, already had a nice propane grill but that propane grill has sat unused since the Traeger hit the patio. Only issue I have had is I had to replace the ignitor two years ago, a very simple job and I was able to order it from Amazon so I ordered two to have a spare. Only time I have ever overcooked anything was a couple of summers ago when it was near 100 out and sunny and I had the grill sitting in the sun. Since I always move it to the shade for summertime cooking. We use it nearly every day, all year round. Even if there is a foot of snow on the ground, LOL. When you are smoking, have a spray bottle with some apple juice, beer or any tasty liquid you wish, spray the meat down every half hour or so to keep it moist. I have also heard of using spray on margarine but I have not tried that.
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    The Dog Thread

    Our Yorkie, "Yogi" is his name. Almost 5 years old now.
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