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  1. 27 points
    Just got back to the " civilized world" after spending 4days with my BIL in his new cabin high atop the Appalachian Mts. No electric or cell phone service. Access by 6X6 Polaris Ranger. Main menu was left over turkey, deer sausage and the latest batch of shine.
  2. 27 points
    Happy Anniversary Red Square! Very glad I joined this group of great people ! Glad I have connected with many of the members and shared information, parts and the love of Wheel Horse tractors!
  3. 27 points
    Well, it happened some years ago. You see, I am the poster child for hating change and technology. I think it was all about cell phones, and I liked the one I had...it was and is still just a cell phone...that is all it does. My wife called me a dinosaur and my friend Tom went one more step and called me Stevasaurus. Needless to say, it stuck. I still live in the 60's, I still use my "reel to reel" "8 track player" "cassettes". I have a VCR on 3 TV's. I still use Windows 97 and DOS 6.2. When I go to the doctor's office, I pull a magazine off the rack and read it while waiting. And while we are at it...what was ever wrong with regular "Fig Newtons"??? Why do we have to have "Strawberry Newtons".?? At least Farm & Fleet still carries Chunkys...but like dinosaurs...they are getting harder to find. My 2014 Silverado has electric windows and I hate em...takes me 8 or 9 tries to set the window where I want it. I could not buy that truck with crank windows. I was a lineman for the phone company for over 10 years before getting into splicing back in the 70's...today, I would be an Outside Plant Technician...same job. How stupid is that?? When someone asks me if I text...I just get this real funny look and say "What?" Well, anyway, that's how I got the name, and that is just Swell.
  4. 25 points
    I guess its an 87 or 88 judging by no "Toro" but yet a Magnum motor... Its rough... is missing parts and some of the wires where cut off for copper scrap. I missed out on getting deck... it was already crushed. Paid $100 to scrapper... Ill get it running as it is and see if I scored a good motor... transaxle didnt have any water and shifts so im already ahead with that. Tony
  5. 22 points
    First Christmas being Retired and with my first Grandchild. He is 4 months old. Grandma is spoiling Him rotten already. We went to the Christmas Tree farm last Sunday and He picked out His first Tree. A good time was had by all.
  6. 22 points
    I've been waiting for this. Finally we got the first snowfall since we've been back home again. My trusty old 'B'-160 was getting impatient sitting in the garage. We got 4-5" off the lake and it was play time.
  7. 22 points
    At the tractor show in Jacksonville, Illinois this past September I learned of a young lady (Shirley) that was looking for someone to work on her Wheel Horse tractor for her. She lives in a neighboring town not too far from me so I contacted her after the show and went to talk to her to see if I could help her out. She still uses this Raider to mow her yard and it appears to be in very good original condition but being 45 years old it has several things that need attention. She has agreed to let me bring it home and make a winter project out of it so I'm going to give it a good going over and see if I can get this thing fixed up so she can depend on it. She complained of the clutch pedal jerking when she let out on it and I noticed the drive pulley on the tranny input shaft is loose and she said it won't start right now, she thinks it has a wiring problem. I haven't heard it run yet but she told me that it runs fine (she mowed with it 2 weeks ago) and that I shouldn't need to do much engine work, she did say that it doesn't smoke but will use a little oil but she isn't worried about that. I went and picked it up today and plan on getting started on it shortly.. This should be fun!
  8. 22 points
    the ones that are hand made brian
  9. 21 points
    Well I posted on another thread earlier today about wanting a tractor or two back which were sold, "just to take them for a spin and tinker on". Then after walking by one which I DO have, I decided to take the time to get this old neglected girl going, plus it needs to be moved for winter storage. It's been sitting in the same spot since early April and hasn't even been started. Time has been my hobbies' enemy among many other things since starting a new job, but today it just made sense (only to me) to take a moment and make the sacrifice to just do it. "The hell with making money and satisfied customers" I shouted. Just kidding, but that was the basic thought and the reality. So I pulled the carb, gave it a quick spray cleaning and some new gaskets, charged up the battery while doing that and fired it up. It was really nice to just take her for a spin and get the juices flowing through all of the hydraulics. It's such a fun machine to play and work with, too bad I don't have the time to really get into fixing her up. Can't even remember the last time I started a new thread.
  10. 21 points
    I want to thank Terry Dennis for making several sets of Wheel Horse logo decals to be applied on some new Chrome (12 inch which is actually a 10 inch cap on a 12 inch wheel) ) and Stainless (8 inch) hubcaps I have (given to me by a good friend) that we thought would look better with the Wheel Horse logo on them like the original old style hubcaps. The true test of this special project will be in time as the caps get older and the UV rays, wear and tear work on the hubcaps. But I think for now they will be very good on a show type tractor. I worked on the Special Chrome Hubcap Decal Project today. Brought in hubcaps and warmed up in house. Cut out a single horsehead decal and cut back edges to about 1/4 inch from each side of the decal. Cut out newspaper to find center block. Did this at first and then decided placing a black dot in center with a Sharpie is the best way to locate decal in center. Decal is 3 inches wide and 3 1/4 long so keep that reference when applying. I slowly applied the first decal on an 8 inch stainless steel hubcap. The arc of the cap resulted in a couple small buddle lines that I could not smooth out. I was more careful to slowly smooth the decal sticky surface with white paper cover on the next three -almost perfect! All in all I think this looks great. Now the real test will be how long they last on a tractor, UV rays in Sun, etc. Several points. 1. Find center and use a black Sharpie dot to be decal locator. You could also use a pencil on reverse of decal to locate center to match up if that gives you assistance in matching centers. 2. The 8 inch hubcap has more of an arc than the 12 inch due to the difference in size and when applying decal on 8 inch make sure to go slower when laying down the decal and pressing the back of the white cover paper (which is sticky) . I cut decal paper backer edges to within 1/4 inch of decal. 3.I had one decal where the black dots on the wheel came off when the white backer paper was removed. This may indicate the need to supply extra black dots with a decal set in case that happens.
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    My family owns a old Allis Chalmers Ag dealership and my uncle started a Heating and Cooling business in the mid 80’s . I started working summers with him along working at the store and living/working on our dairy farm. In 96 I went into the HVAC trade full time but had to stop at our store everyday . So I like big orange tractors and installed my share of air conditioners . So mine has a double meaning.
  13. 21 points
    1947 Empire (Jeep) TractorThe Empire tractor consisted of military power components from World War II-era jeeps. It had a 4-cylinder, 40 hp Willys-Overland engine, a Model T-84 Spicer 3-speed transmission, Spicer transfer case with high and low speeds, Willys rear end, steering column and gearbox. It also had PTO, individual clutch-type rear brakes with a stop provided for parking and a rear belt pulley. The fuel tank and an Empire-style seat were mounted on a large operator's platform (made from Navy ship decking). Its simple, basic gauges (ammeter, oil pressure and temperature), ignition switch and starter button also came from the jeep. The Empire tractor was originally made for exportation in the Lend-Lease Program after World War II. If I had to mention a couple of things that made the Empire Tractor really unique, one would be the straight bar hitch that pulled from under the center of the tractor (patented) thus making an overturn nearly impossible. The other selling point was, of course, the Willys engine and drive train made famous in the Jeep during World War II. The Empire was a well equipped tractor, very reliable and versatile with its wide range of speeds. Today this tractor draws a lot of attention at shows and is very sought after by collectors commanding higher than average prices. $5k
  14. 20 points
    Its December 7th, 76 years ago today the Japanes bombed Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans were killed, 1,178 were wounded. There was no state of war when this attack occured. As many of you know, my father was there, serving aboard the U.S.S. PENNSYLVANIA. It it a day I will never forget, and I think many Amercicans should keep the memory alive of those that died and were wounded. So I started my day with a prayer to honor those there. I will never forget. That day, today, will always be honored by me. Glenn
  15. 20 points
    Nice cruiser I picked up last weekend
  16. 20 points
    Finally got around to installing one of the stacks I bought off @Aldon (thanks again!) at Stevebo's meet/greet. These are the smaller sized ones built by Bud Andews...perfect for a short frame tractor like my Commando 8. The old muffler looked ok but actually had rotted out on the bottom. The old exhaust pipe has been in the K181 since new so unthreading it was out of the question. I cut it off with a sawsall and then gingerly made two cuts on the inside till I could gently whack it with a chisel, collapse it and it then spun right out! Used a 6" nipple coming out of the block and a 3" for the vertical piece. Shot it all with hi-heat black and tightened it all up. Sounds great! Quieter than the old muffler, perfect for putting around shows.
  17. 20 points
    We walked into each other's lives a little over 2 years ago (literally, we're hikers) and everything just combined together perfectly. We finish each other's sentences and often don't even bother to communicate verbally because one already knows what the other's thinking anyways. My B80 isn't a show rig (for now). It wasn't quite complete when I got it as a pile of parts and the hood is in very rough shape so I have no guilt about making it factory original. I'm building it for the best use of our needs here on our acreage. One of the things I'm changing is the shift knob to something larger and "different". I'm not the smallest fellow in the world and with gloves on the stock knob feels like a marble in My hands. I've already purchased mid-60's gear sticker as part of my pack-o-stickah's from @Vinylguy and will put it on the shift plate. Reverse has never Once changed position but I can't remember where it is half the time. And I just like stickers because I'm a kid... I HAD NOT TOLD HER about that part of my build plan. A few of you may know I have quite a liking for old Mack trucks and Petes too. ( @AMC RULES and @Big_Red_Fred ) Yesterday she gives me a gift.
  18. 20 points
    47...you Kids kill me. Wait, 4 and 7, those are the numbers I need for my next birthday cake.
  19. 19 points
    My brother, Mike, has had a C-100 since it was new. It still looks like new, but it has a 12 hp Kohler in it now. It is an 8 speed. Well, he just picked up this 1979 C-121 Automatic, and he really loves it. Tons of power, no dents and the real patina. The faded paint was getting to him, so he tore it down and painted the whole thing...in about 3 weeks. He is going to call Terry to get the stickers for it. It looks real good...enjoy the pictures.
  20. 19 points
    Got this one through a buddy - it was slated for the scrap pile . Some other really interesting things out there in the middle of nowhere such as a horizontal mill and an old gear driven/flat belt lathe . Pretty good condition little '64 , hood will need some work but everything is there except the lift cable and brake shoe and the air cleaner is buggered badly . Engine moves fine and has compression yet , glad it was stored inside ... Probably won't even get time to mess with it until spring - we have a major weather shift coming early next week and I'm still fighting to get the D working correctly without puking oil , need that to plow/work with around here . Sarge
  21. 19 points
    Squonk.....................it all makes perfect cents, sense, since now!! Sorry...can't help myself. Chunkys rule....give a like if you remember what a Chunky is.
  22. 18 points
    Looking at all the WHs set up for winter i got to wondering how much they all have to do. There is some impressive equipment out there..520s with 2 stage blowers and cabs etc. I get by with a Charger 12 on Plow duty and an Electro 16 with a short chute single stage blower. ( I have a back Blade on my DC3 Case but haven't used it much in the last few years. Hard getting on and off to re-angle the blade and having to twist around to see what you are doing, Horses are easier.) The yellow circle to the extreme right is where the horses spend their "off" season. Looked at google map and figured out the old Horses have to clear about 1,150 linear feet. Road down to the barn (larger yellow circle). Then in front of workshop and around to the basement door on the end of the house so the L107 can haul in coal and take out ash. The barn is about 35 feet lower than the house and the open fields mean your plowed path gets refilled frequently. The two horses cleared that whole thing last year after the blizzard dropped about 28". Also real men don't use cabs
  23. 18 points
    When i said i wasnt a Collector, im not, i have 1. But here's what i Wake for every day of my life ! I dont cost Money or Gifts, Just Heart, when they crawled up on Pop Pop i feel great inside, No Big Truck or Tractor makes me feel this Great inside ! I thought id share this Pic at my Sisters home last evening before hooking up my Plow
  24. 18 points
    Excerpts from "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Sunday, December 7th, 1941--Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters everywhere you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?" Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?" Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?" Nimitz explained: Mistake number one: The Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800. Mistake number two: When the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships. Mistake number three; Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make, God was taking care of America. Any way you look at it--Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism. President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat. Our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST, he watched over us in 1941 and continues to do so today. CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY!
  25. 18 points
    Well after rearranging the barn this afternoon and squaring things away for winter I found a common theme. It seems that I gravitate toward that beautiful red. Some may think that it is a problem.......but we all know better!
  26. 18 points
    I hope you enjoy this video I truly enjoy doing this my self. To me it never gets old. A hobby I found that still moves me after all these years.
  27. 18 points
    My late father's 1967 877 automatic
  28. 18 points
    Can't wait for the San Andreas fault to separate them from us.
  29. 18 points
    I figured since I am going to start to pull I needed a good stone boat. Found a real one locally on CL. I wanted to add metal plate on the bottom and found some free metal shelves. Worked out perfectly,
  30. 18 points
    Wheel Horse did not mass produce advertising materials like those green guys of course. There are still many cool items out there and truly tell a story over the years. I have always held these pieces very close in my collection. Post up some of those prized possessions!
  31. 18 points
    All original safari 335
  32. 18 points
    Lurked around here for about two years before joining. Lots of guys have names with horse reference. With appx. 15,000 members I didn't want to choose one that was already taken. Figured not much chance anyone else calling themselves horse $hit, sooo... And besides, I've said before, if it gives someone a chuckle, .. Mission accomplished....
  33. 18 points
    I want to take a minute to thank all the veterans here and all over the world for their unselfish service and sacrifices. God bless all of you.
  34. 17 points
    A Manco 285 I restored. The dang thing is fast as heck. Haven't clocked it yet but just blasted down my street at at least 40. I stabbed the throttle in my back yard and the back end came around when powering out of a turn. Not a $5000 UTV but for $400 total I am totally pleased with the ride and my sons are diggin it.
  35. 17 points
    This is Shirley on her pride and joy, she told me that her Mom bought this tractor new in '72 and it has been used continuously since then.
  36. 17 points
    That means I've been "hanging out" here for 11 years now . I need a hobby!! Thanks for remembering Lane !
  37. 17 points
    Mine is my first wheelhorse i ever owned C160. And this was the first time I've ever done any disassemble and repair on a tractor. Total down to frame, i opened transmission and replaced the axles and bearings. Totally repaired the whole tractor. Best running tractor I have. It really was a labor of love. 2nd best is my 314-8 I got this one this year. Only has 263 hours now and looks and runs like new. Before and after picture of C160
  38. 17 points
    I picked squonk because nobody would know what a squonk was or did or looked like without wkipiedia. Also midwesterners prounounce it skonk guys from the high roller areas pronounce it skunk and @elcamino/wheelhorse Calls me what ever he wants to And Steve I like Chunky's too and get them at Tractor Supply and Kinney's Drugs.
  39. 17 points
    This is a great thread @ebinmaine! Thanks for thinking of it. I should have chosen the avatar “the Storyman” because I have a story for everything. I guess it is the way that my brain works, I see the connectivity with many things in life and on top of that, I’m really sentimental. I have always liked the name “Jack”. When I was a kid and my family was traveling across the country as missionaries, I would occasionally tell people that my name was “Jack” much to my parents dismay! Peacemaker is a longer story. My first car was a ‘69 Mustang. (Look at that 17 year old kid!) As a Christian kid, I wanted a personalized plate that had something to do with Scripture. I tried three different things—none of them were approved. I was pretty disappointed until one of my buddies suggested “peacemaker” found only one place in the Bible, “blessed are the peacemakers...” it was approved and has been on my cars for over 23 years... (This pic was taken mid summer this year. I’ve owned the Goat since 1998) Then in 2007 I got into Cowboy Action Shooting. Those of you familiar with it, you know that everyone goes by Alias names. I had to choose one and as unoriginal as I am—guess what I chose? The Sacketts were Louis L’Amour’s favorite fictional western family that he wrote numerous novels about and so I “unofficially” joined that family. When I joined RS, I kept using the moniker that I’ve had for years. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!
  40. 17 points
    Having served in the Coast Guard which is the USA's oldest sea going service, one of the nicknames for Coasties is "Shallowwatersailor" as it is thought we only sail close to shore. I served before the current "Bender Blues" uniform and wore the traditional sailor uniform that had the US Treasury seal on the right sleeve. It was said that the seal was an indicator of how deep the water could be. Ironic as I have sailed in the Pacific over the Mariana Trench which is nearly seven miles deep!
  41. 17 points
    Huge Pink Floyd fan. Shine on you crazy diamond.
  42. 17 points
    rmaynard, that's me Robert Maynard. Temporarily went by B100BOB when all I collected was B-100's, but that was short lived. The older I get, the easier things are to remember is key.
  43. 16 points
    As y'all know I recently bought a 12x32 portable garage. Figured I would start a thread for my progress in getting it finished and set up to work in. Today's project is painting the floor. One reason for this is to protect the floor from water and oil spills, other reason for this is light...the painted floor will make it look larger and make it easier to see while working on things. this is how it came delivered
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    Added a couple more.
  47. 16 points
    Well, I had many user names and "handles before joining the Red Square. On my early hunting trips to Montana, I was given the CB handle "The Gobbler". My hunting partners were aware of my addiction to spring gobbler hunting. The Gobbler is still used today as my call name on radios and as a user ID on some hunting sites. Spring 2017 In the late 50s and early 60s after watching Fred Bear make some amazing archery shots on the original American Sportsman hunting show, I also became an archery deer hunting addict and assumed the user ID FBfan for many sites. The little white piebald deer was not taken by me. That's another story. BTW, I do my own taxidermy work. After my two sons finished college and left home, I had more time on my hands, so with a name like Kennell, what else. I built a kennel and started breeding and training beagles. Many IDs were on the hound sites..The Kennell, The Beagle Man, Dog Man, The Dog...Right Mike @squonk. Later on after my four grandsons became a major part of my life, I was designing a name for a newly purchased boat and I wanted to use their four names in the boat name. So the boat became " FOUR BUOYS'. This name is now my user name for several fishing, boating, and crabbing sites. So, sorry for the long post, but when I recently joined Red Square, and I was having trouble remembering user names and passwords, I decided to keep it simple and used a name I could remember....
  48. 16 points
    I got Stormin' from my off road competition days. Something to do with my driving style and it rhymes with my Christian name. Norman.
  49. 16 points
    Last name is Prondzinski, nickname in highschool was Prondzy, so i just went with it.
  50. 16 points
    I was a Journeyman Lineman for 41 years ( electrical not football) and of course I am old.
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