tony in ca.

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  1. Hi Fellas, Yesterday Bob & I started my 806 L.P. restoration! As you may remember I purchased this Old Cotton Girl fresh out of field from Anson Texas. RPF Member Twostepen2001 gave me the heads up on her and John A who recently passed away checked her out for me. His assessment was she is a WELL USED Honest old tractor not abused and he was right. I purchased it in spring of 2014 it was delivered June of 2014 and she has waited patiently while the SMTA ,S.C., Dyno, 300 U cut in line ahead of Her . But now its all her. BTW drained coolant pure clean Antifreeze, Rear end oil smells like Hytran with no visible metal or junk in drain bucket. Air cleaner had inner & outer Old but clean. Will drop hydraulic filter next hope no surprises. Only leak or wet spot on rear is from right torsion shaft. Engine oil did not have contamination ,will pull filter next.
  2. I may loose connection as I have had to post new password on iPhone and lost my connection on PC . Seems like I need new password each time I log in even after checking save me . Any way busy getting ready for our Antique show in April. Finally getting to my reverse loader , that AK Welder alerted me too several years back . Going to leave it in work clothes and do all updates. we are cleaning up welds and boxing in ends of loader frame . It had dash on top of fuel tank moving that to a nicer steering tower , etc etc rebuilt cylinders , cylinder pins new hydraulic hoses, powder coating rebuilt bucket, new wire harness that needs input from us to make it fit . Lol tony
  3. Good News Today

    I am so sorry for posting this here !! did not mean to ! I am have terrible time staying logged in on RPF between having to log in on IPhone and PC each time I post . I have asked BJ for help on support page . If I don't get this resolved I may be forced to post on Fb only Tony sorry Jerry
  4. Good News Today

    Did a little touch up on 1468 and 1206 suit case weights . Now all four girls with suit case weights are the same
  5. Good News Today

    Guys , Getting old red girls together before our show ! First time girls all together in new shop . Still no electric , boxes and wires in but rwaiting on PGE to give us the final ruling on the Ag meter. still have three more tractors and a 37 ft. Motor home to fit . So I'll practice holding my tongue in right place.lol tony
  6. Good News Today

    Congratulations Jerry & Kelly quite an accomplishment ! Jerry I think you and I lucked out ! We married UP and our grandchildren are smarter then we could of every dreamed of ! Well , I'll speak for myself on then the smart statement . Lol tony
  7. This 1966 806 was basically given to me if I preserve it . I told the owner he could not scrap that cutter and sell the 806 single front that his Dad bought new in Madera Ca for bean cutting. It would be a sin and he would go to H&ll . Next I saw him he said if you like it that much it's yours take it do want you want but when you show it mention our farm name and the 17000 acres it's done in life time. Last used was in 2012 it cut 650 acres . So few pictures of applying lip stick just to get us to dance this April then next year I'll get more intense. Reason for 15.5's in back is that he was cutting 30" rows and wanted tires off the pods. I am thinking I may set her up for 38" like I had back in day and go with new set of 18.4x38 tony
  8. Yes Doc, In the 90's they rebuilt the engine and gave her a paint job at that time. My thoughts are that I will repaint all the white panels next summer and try to leave it otherwise as it was in the field. Its last cut was in 2012 ,cut 650 acres, and its ready to go if needed. Tony
  9. Joys and continued prayers

    Thoughts and prayers that doctors hands are guided to perfection. Prayers for your family, Tony
  10. Hoping I have learned to post pics from my iPhone

    That you John , B.J. has been a GOD SEND for me here , he has pulled me out of never land more times then not ! Now I am have trouble keeping logged in on my IPhone and P.C. together ! Also B.J. if you see this can you please join the 806 bean cutter posts together ? Tony
  11. Hoping I have learned to post pics from my iPhone

    Metarama, That is going to be a beauty ! Keep us posted on restoration progress. Like your show walls also. Tony
  12. Dustin would love to have another AC guy out here to push back on IH guys. lol. Tony
  13. This 1966 806 was basically given to me if I preserve it . I told the owner he could not scrap that cutter and sell the 806 single front that his Dad bought new in Madera Ca for bean cutting. It would be a sin and he would go to H&ll . Next I saw him he said if you like it that much it's yours take it do want you want but when you show it mention our farm name and the 17000 acres it's done in life time. Last used was in 2012 it cut 650 acres . So few pictures of applying lip stick just to get us to dance this April then next year I'll get more intense. Reason for 15.5's in back is that he was cutting 30" rows and wanted tires off the pods. I am thinking I may set her up for 38" like I had back in day and go with new set of 18.4x38 pic on Trailer is when I brought her home the sickle bar you see are for cutting plant runners the knives I powder coated silver are on work cart will mount bet for the show . I powder coated grill screen , chrome front emblem , new Farmall emblems , fluids all changed , new steering wheel & cap , new air cleaner gauge and it works lol new tack & cable , flush sickle drip tanks and fresh oil , new left side hoses and elbows to aid in off & on . She could go to field an cut another 600 acres today . No leaks , run strong , clutch and TA ARE GOOD ! Lol tony
  14. Had Engine rebuilt in 90's and repaint then Tony
  15. Hoping I have learned to post pics from my iPhone

    Thank you Gentlemen , dont know yet how it will turn out . Even after this she is going , Will need wheel replacement & tires these are cracking from age and one wheel has cracks that have been welded before , so I'll replace with good used ones. Salvage yard here we come again Tony
  16. Hoping I have learned to post pics from my iPhone

    I hope I can, I miss you guys , but since my IT guy moved to NC these dudes I am left with are good at screwing every thing up then my PC crashed and they put in a business style Dell and all it likes is business , hard to do videos , pictures I am about to throw all this new sh$t out !!!
  17. Hoping I have learned to post pics from my iPhone

    Wish you were for a few days , we would have that girl perfect . Being I have a pace maker and can not weld ( so Doc says) i have to depend on others to do what I want , so takes time and patience. Will be making IH mounts for IH flat back lights on loader and bracket for rear taillight IH red & white for rear which is front of tractor . Lol lol
  18. Iphone to RPF

    BJ, Wondering if there is a way to down load pictures to RPF directly from I phone instead of going through Picasa's as I have always done . My P.C. Picasa is full and not receiving any more pictures from me. My It guy moved to NC and I have been lax on getting on team viewer with him. Any help or advice much appreciated. Tony
  19. Iphone to RPF

    Phone pics
  20. Rant-why do people want you work for next to nothing

    Just make sure you have a signed agreement that there is no warranty work for owner provided materials and you are not responsible for inferior products. Tony
  21. Rant-why do people want you work for next to nothing

    IN my seven decades ,I have experienced the adage of:" you get what you pay for" , more then once. dale560 is spot on in most cases also, I have acquaintances that want everything for nothing then complain a bout work and want discount. lol. Also , I have experienced most guys that charge more, gets job done in time ,does not use inferior products, have more competent employees, and generally are more pleasant to be around. Not saying , you don't have to inspect ,or correct , or change ,but it generally is positive. When I sold the main ranch I sold my harvest equipment to one of my young employees. I told him," Sal, you cannot harvest every orchard ,charge what you need , pick and choose who you do , grow slowly, concentrate on doing good job , you'll have more business then you could ever do , then weed out the dead beats and chronic complainers ". Easier said then done , but make it a focus of your business. Tony
  22. Where to stay in Tulare?

    Red Flyer, Glad to hear you may be coming! Hampton Inn in Tulare Ca. is my family's go to place. 1100 N.Cherry St. Tulare ,Ca. 93274 PH. 559-686 8700 There are several nice newer ones I would have to yelp them all about 10 minutes from Agri-Center. PM me of you need further assistance. SHHHH ! Don't tell anyone but good chance you could bump into Dirtboyz or Dirtgirl also at Hampton Inn. Tony
  23. Turkey Trot

    How damage do they do ? For this Central Cali. guy, sure an unusual sighting Tony