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18 minutes ago, ihrondiesel said:

Forget the logo on the train, look at that load of 560’s!! Might be at the Farmall plant with that stack of rims?

here check this out, it was IHCs ( crown jewel ) they called it - engineering testing facility and plant

https://octanepress.com/content/hinsdale-connection

I had never heard about it before I am sure some of the guys around there and on here know all about it but greenhorns like me are still learning!!!!

very very cool stuff - well in my ESHO it is 

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"starterrator"???

You will have to fill me in on that terminology Fred.

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Louise Hotel doesn't ring a bell------ was nothing but a kid at the time.  Doing good to remember what I do.

Gotta remember that back in those days------everything was hotels.  Those new fangled "tourist courts" (aka: motels) were just around the corner yet!!!!.

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Anson, I made a mistake on that hotel.  It was the Princess Louise, it was downtown on the water.  

Uptown, it was the Driscoll Hotel.  Corpus was distinct in that it did have an actual uptown and downtown as there was a high bluff separating the two.  

That starterrator (my spelling) was a starter pedal underneath the accelerator pedal, so when you pushed on the accelerator all the way it started the engine.  My dad also bought a 3/4 ton GMC pickup in 1950.  That thing was a brute.  And it had the cast iron starter button to the right of the accelerator pedal.  Later when we boys started driving, buy that time the pickup wasn't always running great.  You would put your foot 1/2 way on the starter button and 1/2 way on the accelerator pedal to get it started.  

I do remember reading on the door jam -- it had 88 hp and I'm pretty sure it was a Buick 6 engine.  Later we boys tried to kill it so Dad would have to get a new one, because all the neighbors had new ones.   On occasion we would drive that thing 80mph.  In 1964 Dad finally traded it on a new chevy.  but anyway I thought that starterrator would have been just the ticket.   I know there was a buick dealer, I just can't remember it.

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On that IHC barn at Hinesdale, that photo is of a company picnic.  Note in the bottom left hand corner, there is an early Farmall.  Later on that barn got burned.  Today it's a parking lot or something.  

Here is the front side of the barn.  It looks like the Hay Mow door is a sliding down door.  

http://images.wisconsinhistory.org/700003050036/0305000834-l.jpg

This photo from the backside of the barn.  

I borrowed it from another thread -- hope that is OK.  

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4844/51barnburnnohopenow1737.jpg

(just type in :     ihc demonstration farm hinsdale ill.)

 

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Fred------OK;  I don't remember the starting apparatus on the 48 Buick------but do remember the foot buttons on all of the GM trucks of that period.  My dad had a '48 3/4 ton with 4 speed transmission GMC for the farm mgr------it wore out 3 or 4  half ton Chevys.

At that time-----I always thought the GMC was a higher quality truck-------maybe it was the Buick engine??

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Some early corn having been harvested up this way this past week------strong yields.  Expect corn harvest to go wide open this next week.

 

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22 hours ago, Fred B said:

a starter pedal underneath the accelerator pedal, so when you pushed on the accelerator all the way it started the engine.

One of my second or third cousin's grandmother (on his dad's side of the family) had a early 50's (?) Buick and it had that kind of starter. Also had a straight 8 engine. l was really young back then but l think it had weird transmission. You pushed the clutch pedal to put it in gear, but after that, it shifted like a automatic.  She was a small woman (maybe 5 ft tall) and people would say "Here comes little Mrs. Roberts in her big Buick."

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Roger should be able to fill us in on the 48----50 model Buicks.   He has a pristine Buick stashed away with "my" AutoWagon.   Come in Roger.

Seems like I do remember something unusual about the transmission shift---------being an automatic;  but not the Dynaflow which came later. Those Dynaflows sounded like they took a day and a half to get wound up------but I managed to get the old '53 Roadmaster wound up tight enough to get my 1st speeding ticket one night (prior to having a drivers license).🙄

 

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Yes Anson, the 48 Buick Special Sedanet (Fastback) is sharing the same area of the shed as the Autowagon.  As Fred said, the starter solenoid is connected to the accelerator.  To start the car, you push the gas pedal all the way to the floor to engage the starter.   Sometime in the near future, the Buick needs to go down the road . . . it needs to get a new caretaker that will do more with it.  There are several things in the shed that will need to change hands to new owners . . . time to start downsizing.   NO GARY and ANSON, the Autowagon is NOT one of them!

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Roger---

Special, Super, and Roadmaster-------were they all equipped with the same engine??

Tell us about the '48 Transmission??

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Can identify with you on some items needing to find new owners.  At least your collection includes alot of paint and "shine".  Needless to say------I am more into rust and dust.

Am afraid I have waited too late to dispose of my junk-----I didn't intend to age quite this fast.  Losing my son (Reb) placed a whole new picture on what in the he!! I am ever gonna do with it now.

I just need to clean up my shop area------if for nothing else for the farm tenant to have parking space.  This new equipment has gotten huge.

 

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On 5/1/2021 at 2:32 PM, Old Binder Guy said:

Anson, that first guy on the D-Model Semi Tractor, sitting on a mattress, may have a pony tail, I can't tell from where I'm sitting. Gary?

Anson and crew... Until these posts about the Diamond T one ton trucks (pickups), I happened to remember an old mechanic in Lewistown having one of them, from when I was a kid. That and another guy had a Hudson (UTE) Pickup there. Another friend there owned a Plymouth Pickup.

Ironically, I went to these friends page on Facebook last night, and, lo and behold... They had one of their wedding photos taken on the running board of his (it may be hers now??) Diamond T one ton pickup. Gary?

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PS: I'm so glad your farrier has a method of helping Wrangler's foundering feet.

 

An uncle of mine has two of those........

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Anson, all 1948 Buicks had straight eight engines.  The Special and the Super both had the same 248 engine with a 6.3 compression ratio and the crankcase held 5.5 Qts of oil.  The Roadmaster had a 320 cubic inch engine with a 6.6 compression ratio and held 7 Qts of oil.  The Dynaflow transmission was first offered in 1948 as an option on the Roadmaster only with all the rest having the standard "three on the tree".   The Dynaflows used a twin torque converter which made for smooth but very inefficient and slooow acceleration.  The Special had a 121" wheelbase, the Super had a 124" wheelbase and the Roadmaster was the longest at 127".   My Buick Special is a Model 46-S which has the Fastback body called a "Sedanet" and is a kinda rare Buick as not many of that configuration were built.  With the shorter wheelbase and less weight, they were considered a little "Sportier" than the larger Buicks.

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Gary----

With all of the comotion that is currently taking place in Afghanistan------my mind wandered back to Mike  and his days in Afghanistan. 

I would think they all are experiencing a mixed bag of thoughts/feelings on the situation.

D.C. and the "left field" may not appreciate them-------but we appreciate them all. 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍

 

 

DD

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Without getting in trouble here, but knowing we have many that served in the military here. Again thank you and Gary pass it on to Mike. I have a good guess  as to his thinking today but again will just say praying for all that are not home, an a bunch extra until they are. 

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Having been to Afghanistan in 2010-11 with the military, it isn’t surprising as to what is happening. They outlasted the Russians and they out lasted us. It wasn’t really a war we were fighting, there was nothing we were trying to take. We were trying to change an ideology to a “western” model and that was never going to happen. Their thinking runs deeper then the time that our country has been in existence. Much deeper and longer. The same thought process didn’t work in Vietnam either.

Some things our military is asked to do is not within its capabilities. You can’t ask 20 yr olds to rebuild a nation, change hearts and minds. They are in the military to win wars and win we can. Our military might is something to behold.  But holding them back just prolongs the inevitable.  An ideology isn’t a location to capture by might.

This is just my opinion and I’m not trying to make this into politics. Our little group lost a man and also had several get hurt. And we were an agriculture development team. We all proudly served under our flag no matter what was asked of us. 

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1 hour ago, MT Matt said:

Having been to Afghanistan in 2010-11 with the military, it isn’t surprising as to what is happening. They outlasted the Russians and they out lasted us. It wasn’t really a war we were fighting, there was nothing we were trying to take. We were trying to change an ideology to a “western” model and that was never going to happen. Their thinking runs deeper then the time that our country has been in existence. Much deeper and longer. The same thought process didn’t work in Vietnam either.

Some things our military is asked to do is not within its capabilities. You can’t ask 20 yr olds to rebuild a nation, change hearts and minds. They are in the military to win wars and win we can. Our military might is something to behold.  But holding them back just prolongs the inevitable.  An ideology isn’t a location to capture by might.

This is just my opinion and I’m not trying to make this into politics. Our little group lost a man and also had several get hurt. And we were an agriculture development team. We all proudly served under our flag no matter what was asked of us. 

Well said, and Amen, sir. 

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I don’t give a rats a** about these people's hearts and minds. You shouldn’t be allowed to have a country that is basically a terrorist training camp. With the Taliban in control, that’s all it will be. Along with producing most of the raw ingredients for the drugs imported through the wide open southern border. 

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As DFP says I think it boils down to that, keeping the enemy from organizing and spreading terror locally and around the world. Changing their hearts and minds would be nice but keeping their terrorists organizations weak and fighting over there was in our best interests.  But  apparently we just let them spring back up anew wasting the last 20 years of expense and sacrifice. Sad very sad.

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1 hour ago, iowaboy1965 said:

As DFP says I think it boils down to that, keeping the enemy from organizing and spreading terror locally and around the world. Changing their hearts and minds would be nice but keeping their terrorists organizations weak and fighting over there was in our best interests.  But  apparently we just let them spring back up anew wasting the last 20 years of expense and sacrifice. Sad very sad.

Yep, I agree with you and DFP but that would be a political discussion that we can’t have here. Just stating my viewpoint from the inside of the barrel. The whys and hows of what’s going on now is politics.  And politics and our best interests don’t usually intersect.  That’s as far as I can go with this. Sorry Gary if I’ve over stepped already. 

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While on our "semi political" subject-------I have never subscribed to Fox Nation before.  My wife was telling me that Lara Logan had a good report tonight.  

I pulled Fox Nation up and discovered that military and veterans could sign up for a free 1 yr subscription. 

Just passing this on to anyone that qualifies and would be interested in Fox News material.

nothing political here------just a common, everyday Mississippi redneck that is proud to be an old and faded Marine!!!!   (USMCR----1962---1968)

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re:  old and faded

I snapped a picture of my discharge dated  1968-------and realized that not only is the old Marine faded;  but my 53 yr old discharge certificate is somewhat faded in itself!!!

 

 

 

 

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l was digging through some files and found this pic. lnfo said they are cotton seed haulers at a cotton seed oil mill in Slaton, Texas. l recognize one truck as a International, but don't know what the other 3 are.

 

Slaton gin.jpg

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