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"Better Late Than Never?" I finally escaped the apartment and went to Silver Creek today! I'd made a note to take photos of the Prestolite torch of mine, or I probably would have forgotten, earlier when I was posting carbide and Prestolite posts. I'd mistakenly stated that I'd used a golf cart for it. It is NO golf cart. It was one of those little oxygen tank carts. GaryūüėČ

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10 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

The hood ornament looks like a Nash on that car.  

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A couple of poor examples of a Nash. I took the photo of my future mother in-law, future wife, future father in-law back in the fall of 1959. Beyond their 1960 Ford Galaxy was Sharon's Nash. I forget the model. It wasn't the little Metropolitan, and it wasn't the big "Bath Tub" Nash either. The second photo was after I'd returned home From Fort Knox, Kentucky in the fall of 1962 sometime. The Pontiac Catalina with the 348 hp TriPower engine was one I drove out from the factory at Pontiac, Michigan. I'd traded in my older car while home on leave. They informed me when this car was ready to pick up. A couple of Montana Army buddies and I went after it in a friend's Ford Falcon. Anyway Sharon's Nash is somewhat visible on the other side of the Pontiac. GaryūüėČ

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...Gary..You may be interested in this....The New Zealand Ploughing Champs were held ''up our way'' recently...the days were fraught with rain...this after several weeks of glorious Autumn weather...

Two local ''steam engines '' arrived by transporter, complete with big old multiple   furrow ploughs....which the event organisers had given their blessing ...to be used after the main  50 acre paddock had been ploughed up by the contestants....The steam boys were going to plough the  headlands etc....however, the dreaded   "Health and Safety''dipsticks  were on site......and after consultation with each other...deemed the paddock...due to the light rain....'Unsafe"'  

Talk about letting off steam  !!!...just absolutely ludicrous....not interested in the cost of getting the two engines there....not interested in the fact, despite the inclement weather...there were dozens of rural folk there to see the   steam engines do their  thing...,this on the second day  when the vintage tractors and horses were going strong..

Mike

 

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7 hours ago, mike newman said:

 "Health and Safety''dipsticks  were on site......and after consultation with each other..

Of course they would, they HAVE to compensate for their small dick syndrome by "exercising their authority", and YOU can f-ing well bet that they all had a good laugh about it (their control over the peasants) afterwards.

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Sorry for the safety squash down over there.  Hopefully the populist movement world wide is taking hold.  The ruling class don't know, or understand the power of the peasants.

 

"the reason the Lion does not eat the Lion Tamer is that it does not believe it can" 

                                                                                (don't remember who said it)

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nice looking team of hay burners

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On 5/20/2022 at 8:16 PM, Art From Coleman said:

Of course they would, they HAVE to compensate for their small dick syndrome by "exercising their authority", and YOU can f-ing well bet that they all had a good laugh about it (their control over the peasants) afterwards.

...Art....I looked up on their  website thing...''Health and Safety"......they are recruiting...giving six months ''INTENSIVE  " training......thus bringing them up to speed with operators and the like who have had a mere    40-  50 years plus, experience....simple   ;)

So re the quote:   "small dick syndrome  '...I have observed some of these highly trained  specimens....and noticed that there are 'females''   (I use that word gaurdedly ..)....among them....characterised  by the thin lips....(obviously  Democrat  / Socialist  fanatics  )....  and very small mammary glands...(an assumption from a casual glance...)...which of course means that these "females '' are certainly not favourably disposed   to "old  white males ''

This   attitude issue was evidenced   when I was asked to put a "Dangerous Goods "" sticker on a tripod petrol tank...that our highly trained Safety  expert  said ..how dangerous  these tripod feul tanks were...and it could fall over at any time......  The fact that it had defied  gravity and remained upright for forty odd years was of no consequence....thus I placed the large Dangerous   Goods   sticker on vertically.....instead of horizontally.....

Questioned by this display of reckless disregard for authority......I told her that ''as its going to fall down at any moment....and lay on its side ...we can easily read that sticker..."".    Of course it could have fallen on any one of three sides...but suffice to say...that is how I know those females ...charged with keeping us safe...don't particularly  care for old white men.......:)

Mike

Apologies to Gary for  further  tainting his thread.....

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My youngest great-granddaughter got her first car yesterday on her first birthday . lt's not electric, but then again it ain't gas powered either....

And l think she might like turbine powered later on because her favorite videos aren't cartoons but about crop dusters!!  She loves any video that has a yellow with blue stripe AirTractor plane in it. The one she likes most is the parody on Ghost Busters called "Crop Dusters."

 

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This storm built up late yesterday afternoon near Morton, Texas. (about 60 miles west of Lubbock) l don't know much about tornadoes but they said this one was a "wedge" type instead of the more common "funnel" type. That storm did produce a lot of rain but it goes to show that you better be careful what you pray for. When you pray for rain just be prepared for the "extras" that might come with it.

 

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18 minutes ago, twostepn2001 said:

This storm built up late yesterday afternoon near Morton, Texas.

Man, that looks pretty rough. Hope it didn't hurt anyone or cause too much damage. It got sort of bad up here on Saturday afternoon, with heavy rain and high winds. In the central part of the county, lots of trees were blown down and a house was struck by lightning and burned down. I was on the lake fishing with a bunch of guys from the lodge, about 70 miles north of home, but Mrs. Mac said it didn't get too bad at the house, just rained hard for a bit. 

In other news, the cotton I planted is up. I think every seed sprouted twice, so when it dries up a bit I'll have to go and chop it. Still trying to plant watermelons and pumpkins, but between the cool weather and water-logged ground I'm not having much luck. Join the club, right? But it's given me an opportunity to tackle the 340's engine. It sprung a leak in the head gasket about a month ago, right in the middle of planting. Finally got the head off Sunday evening, now waiting on new gaskets. I need to find the time to take the head to the machine shop and have it cleaned, Magna-fluxed, and planed. Just hope the darn thing isn't cracked. 

Mac

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Gary and you other crawler guys, I found this in Cerro Gordo ghost town Sunday. Couldn't identify what it was and the mrs was ready to go as we had a schedule to keep but do you guys know what it is? Oh and an old dodge resides there as well.

The kids found this town thru you tube. The guy has a channel about the attempt to save the town and  restore it. The old 6 room hotel burned down but he is rebuilding it as close to original as he can under current laws.

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6 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

This storm built up late yesterday afternoon near Morton, Texas. (about 60 miles west of Lubbock) l don't know much about tornadoes but they said this one was a "wedge" type instead of the more common "funnel" type. That storm did produce a lot of rain but it goes to show that you better be careful what you pray for. When you pray for rain just be prepared for the "extras" that might come with it.

 

I remember a private from Texas when I was at Fort Ord, California telling us "Everything's big in Texas." Golly, this makes me a believer! GaryūüėĶ

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6 hours ago, MacAR said:

Man, that looks pretty rough. Hope it didn't hurt anyone or cause too much damage. It got sort of bad up here on Saturday afternoon, with heavy rain and high winds. In the central part of the county, lots of trees were blown down and a house was struck by lightning and burned down. I was on the lake fishing with a bunch of guys from the lodge, about 70 miles north of home, but Mrs. Mac said it didn't get too bad at the house, just rained hard for a bit. 

In other news, the cotton I planted is up. I think every seed sprouted twice, so when it dries up a bit I'll have to go and chop it. Still trying to plant watermelons and pumpkins, but between the cool weather and water-logged ground I'm not having much luck. Join the club, right? But it's given me an opportunity to tackle the 340's engine. It sprung a leak in the head gasket about a month ago, right in the middle of planting. Finally got the head off Sunday evening, now waiting on new gaskets. I need to find the time to take the head to the machine shop and have it cleaned, Magna-fluxed, and planed. Just hope the darn thing isn't cracked. 

Mac

Mac, how do I join your club? "Join the club, right?" what I wouldn't give for an inch of rain. Maybe even one of my worthless appendages?¬† GaryūüėČ

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Found these two pics in a book on the history of New Harmony, Indiana.  I figured some of the knowledge here could ID the machines. New Harmony is about 25 miles from me and across the River. Keck-Gonnerman would have been pretty close to here also.  

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7 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

Gary and you other crawler guys, I found this in Cerro Gordo ghost town Sunday. Couldn't identify what it was and the mrs was ready to go as we had a schedule to keep but do you guys know what it is? Oh and an old dodge resides there as well.

The kids found this town thru you tube. The guy has a channel about the attempt to save the town and  restore it. The old 6 room hotel burned down but he is rebuilding it as close to original as he can under current laws.

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iowaboy1965, You have sure stumped me with this Caterpillar. I went through hundreds of Caterpillar photos and the only one I could find that would have had a cylindrical fuel tank on the left fender AND a hood with side curtains, was a Caterpillar Thirty. I'm no judge of size since it doesn't matter anyway. Most of the Sixty Caterpillars had their fuel tank on the right side. A few of them had left hand tanks, as did one Best Sixty, but they didn't have hoods or side curtains. I'm sorry I'm no help. Hopefully another crawler specialist will ID it?

However, I bumped into some other things in my computer files. My good friend Don Greytak of Havre, Montana had some of his pencil drawing art with Caterpillars.

Notice he's caught the Cat track on the hitch and bent it. Don often tries to put some "kinks" into his drawings.

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Notice the big rock and the farmer gazing the wrong way.

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This one is just that the John Deere got stuck and the Case was digging in too, so they had to bring the D-4

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The little boy wants to grow up and work with clanking tracks too.

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And to keep this as crawlers AND an IH Tractor(s) on a Montana Farm is this one with the 4100 IH and the TD-14. Gary¬†ūüėĀ

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And I bumped into these Caterpillars. The first twin is at the King Ranch in Texas.

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This twin D-8 may also be a King Ranch??

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1 hour ago, Sledgehammer said:

Found these two pics in a book on the history of New Harmony, Indiana.  I figured some of the knowledge here could ID the machines. New Harmony is about 25 miles from me and across the River. Keck-Gonnerman would have been pretty close to here also.  

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Todd, the upper engine is a Port Huron engine. I'm a little hesitant to say it is a 32 hp engine, as I think it appears smaller, but it has the wide rear wheels of a 32 hp. The front tank is pretty synonymous with the big 32 hp also. It utilizes a "trunnion" plowing hitch to pull those belly dump wagons. They made it possible to put the drawbar pin just about anywhere you wanted to!

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The bottom engine threshing is an Advance, and a fairly early one too. Again, I'm reluctant to say. Maybe Roger KNOWS? I think this early type was what was referred to as a "Case-Willard" Advance type? (I don't believe that had anything to do with JI Case?) The early part also refers to the threshing machine. It was a "hand feed" with the man standing on a platform with a type of knife that looked similar to a hatchet to cut the binder twines and push the bundle (sheaf for Ralph and Urs) into the cylinder area. However it is new enough that it has a "blower stacker." They are neat old photos Todd. Thank you for sending them along. GaryūüėČ

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Gary, the crawler didn't seem to be a real big machine to me. I couldn't find anything in my limited knowledge that told ME what it might be. I didn't have a lot of time to study on it. You may be right about it being a 30. The mine and parts of the town has been there since the late 1800s. Lot of old stuff laying around. Most miners tools as evidence by a pallet of shovels with no handles. 

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And I probably didn't take very good pictures but can anybody identify these fire arms that were found on site? 

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And there were some other better odds and ends for tools and misc things found on site that were displayed in what was the old store.

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Then there was the assayers shack, which must have been a pretty high stress job as it was located right next to Lola's Brothel!

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3 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Todd, the upper engine is a Port Huron engine. I'm a little hesitant to say it is a 32 hp engine, as I think it appears smaller, but it has the wide rear wheels of a 32 hp. The front tank is pretty synonymous with the big 32 hp also. It utilizes a "trunnion" plowing hitch to pull those belly dump wagons. They made it possible to put the drawbar pin just about anywhere you wanted to!

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The bottom engine threshing is an Advance, and a fairly early one too. Again, I'm reluctant to say. Maybe Roger KNOWS? I think this early type was what was referred to as a "Case-Willard" Advance type? (I don't believe that had anything to do with JI Case?) The early part also refers to the threshing machine. It was a "hand feed" with the man standing on a platform with a type of knife that looked similar to a hatchet to cut the binder twines and push the bundle (sheaf for Ralph and Urs) into the cylinder area. However it is new enough that it has a "blower stacker." They are neat old photos Todd. Thank you for sending them along. GaryūüėČ

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Thanks Gary. I knew I had the right people for the job right here!

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2 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

Then there was the assayers shack, which must have been a pretty high stress job as it was located right next to Lola's Brothel!

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Glory hole?¬†ūüôĄ

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2 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

identify these fire arms

Looks like an old flintlock "blanket gun". Often used by fur traders, miners, and Indians as a "hideout" gun. The pump is an old Bannerman/Spencer model 1890. I think. If so it's a very rare gun. 

Mac

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