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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #101 on: April 16, 2019, 02:24:37 pm »
Afternoon all.

Rainy again in Billings. Pretty much all there is to say.

I have a 2 hour flight simulator lesson in an hour. Simulating a cross country flight to Powell Wyoming. Ought to be great, especially since the AC in the unit is broken.

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #102 on: April 16, 2019, 02:39:40 pm »
Remember the 1842 Musket ?  I got it cleared ....

Yep Roo , some reenactor prolly stuffed the towel wad to the breach , and I mean STUFFED
Once out it took, about 7-8 caps popped, the lass 4 with a smidgeon 3FFF down the nipple.
 Finally, it went Poof.....
Return it to the guy.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2019, 02:58:24 pm »
For you tractor guys

https://bham.craigslist.org/grd/d/tuscaloosa-hot-rod-ford-tractor-with/6858188911.html

Company named Funk did that in the 50's for more power on the farm.  Takes a Funk or this companies cast iron oil pan to do.  Gotta have a place to bolt on the front axle.

8N engine was basically  half a V8.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #104 on: April 16, 2019, 08:31:09 pm »
For you tractor guys

https://bham.craigslist.org/grd/d/tuscaloosa-hot-rod-ford-tractor-with/6858188911.html

My uncle was building a "Faux Funk" 8n before he died. He had restored 7-8 tractors and numerous cars before, but the Ford was his biggest project. I suppose whoever his son sold it to may have finished it, but I don't know where it ended up.

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2019, 10:24:48 pm »
Speedway here in Lincoln has the heads, manifolds, cams and carbs for the bigger beef up.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #106 on: April 17, 2019, 06:20:37 am »
Local place  ESTERN AUTO ( had been a Western Auto but the W was taken off when the owner went franchise less )
The guy had a number of N8 & N9  from fine ground up restorations, to work tractors painted with a brush.
He was old then, some 25 years ago.
You'll still see a few of his passion about the area, but the old guy closed his doors , and the place is Jiffy Lube now, new building and all. 
I wanted a 48 model he'd spruced up, but it was another fellows and NFS  :(
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #107 on: April 17, 2019, 06:35:41 am »
Coffee is up


Besides the hot rod 8n the Oliver crawler would fit nice under our shed.
The ad listed some pretty nice toys
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #108 on: April 17, 2019, 06:55:00 am »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 40 and fog. "Cooler. Cloudy. A chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the morning  then rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. East wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent."

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #109 on: April 17, 2019, 10:03:32 am »
Don't say Ford or the Scottish Henry will sue you as fast as he did Henry II. >:( ;D
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #110 on: April 17, 2019, 10:10:59 am »
1948 TE-20,  the world famous  "Little Grey Ferguspn."

Back in 96 for their Golden Jubilee  they contacted all known owners to find the oldest still working  one in the US and tractor shows didn't  count.

Dad didn't get to go to England, didn't get one of the cash prizes,  but did come up at 9 and outside as we understand  was in the first 100 of imports.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2019, 10:11:54 am »
Try again.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #112 on: April 17, 2019, 10:18:46 am »
Lost nut ignition switch, he's about to go through his drawers of such new stuffhr showed me when I told him we'd have to jury rig for the day.

I was right as usual, the "it ain't metric  it ain't American  ( should have said SAE but I  wasn't  going to correct him mid hissy fit) dang he thought Mr Whiteorth only build rifles. :o
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2019, 12:45:32 pm »
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2019, 06:10:19 pm »
Well, the weather finally let me down, and I had to put the new edger to use.  Got 5 bags of encroaching sod off the sidewalk (some almost 2" thick)!  I really need to keep ahead of this stuff. 

Also spread 8 bags of processed Milwaukee river water over the lawn.  Followed up by testing the watering system (the sprinkler heads all still work).  I hope the grass will hold off on needing mowing until I get back from Indy and the NRA Annual Meeting.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #115 on: April 17, 2019, 06:57:10 pm »
Have fun at Indy, Russ T.

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #116 on: April 17, 2019, 07:02:56 pm »
My Grandpa, on my Mom's side had a Ferguson, but wasn't all gray, it was gray and red. It was a 20, did they make a TO-20? That's what I seem to remember it being. Sickle mower, brush hog and blade. He also had an Allis "G", the small one with the engine in the back. He just used it with a trailer, and it tended to rear up going uphill.

My uncle also had a couple of Oliver crawlers, one the standard one, and the other was extra wide, and a Super 55 oliver, built like an 8N Ford on steroids.

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2019, 07:12:30 pm »
O means overseas, E means England, later one made in Racine Michigan.
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2019, 07:26:13 pm »
The exhaust pipe goes the wrong way.  ;)

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #119 on: April 18, 2019, 07:11:03 am »
Coffee is up
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2019, 07:26:09 am »
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Rained off and on yesterday.

'Tis 42 and overcast. "Cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent."

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2019, 07:50:44 am »
Thanks for the coffee

hobbling around today, had minor surgery yesterday to remove a ingrown nail on my left big toe.... it SMARTS something fearce !
there is no better torture  :o

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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2019, 09:35:07 pm »
Rain here is supposed to start tomorrow and continue off and on for around 10 days, My lawn needs mowing, but is still too soggy to use the lawn tractor on it.  >:( >:(
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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #123 on: April 19, 2019, 04:18:35 am »

A year older today, somewhat wiser  :-\ guessers say 100% rain. 
I'll put the water on and stoke the fire for later risers , I'm gonna go climb back in the bedroll.

I'm not kicking any field golds or planning competition on Dancing with the Stars.  ???
But the big toe is no longer under wraps , has resumed near normal color, back from its Chinese red glow and close to normal size.
I figure I may get a shoe on tomorrow  :-\

That is the excitement, on today's agenda at this camp !


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Re: April Coffee and "Pity the Fools "
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2019, 06:42:24 am »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 33 and sunny. High of 56.

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