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  1. 3 points
    My friend who used to race MX with me sent this to me. I thought yall might get a kick out of it too John For the mechanically inclined, here are some tools of the trade: DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where n...ot...hing could g...et to it. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light . Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh--!' SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short. PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters. BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race. TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes , trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper. BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge. TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect. PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads. STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms. PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part. HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short. HAMMER : Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use. SON-OF-A-***** TOOL: (A personal favorite!) Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a *****! ' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need. Hope you found this informative and if none of this happened to you, you are not old and a dirt bike rider/racer, dad, grandfather mom, grandma etc, etc....
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    I've had a pretty busy spring. It was really warm in March so I had alot of calls come in to get some roto-tilling done. I did a few back in March but did the bulk in the last week. So far I've done 18 jobs. From a 4x8 foot plot up to a 100x100 garden, and everything in between. Most are gardens but some are people putting in grass or landscaping. Some jobs are current gardens but most lately have been breaking new ground. The C-125 does an awesome job but one garden just kicked mine and my tractors butt. The ground was so hard I literally had to stand on the tiller to get it to push into the earth. Doing that got me down about three inches, then I switched to turning circles so the tines were cutting sideways into the earth. That got me to about 4-5 inches deep. It was a 15 x 30 garden and it took me like an hour and a half. Anyways, here's some pics. I know you want them. Breaking new ground for a wildlife trail. How a garden should look after my job is done. On a side note, my tractor doesn't have an hour meter, so how often should I be changing the oil during this rough use? John
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    i have no friends on here would some one be my friends would like some Iowa wheel horse owners to be my friend
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    Please Join with me and help a fellow member from straying from the herd...Sorry TOM but we warned ya!!! ..For any one who has never meet Tom (Tomwh) Cornford, I seen this opportunity and if you know me had to have a little fun!!!
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    Well didn't take as many pics as I would have like but here is a few..Had a record crowd on hand and We Had Wheel Horse and Redsquare represented pretty good. Meet up with alot of redsquare guys and got to put some more face's to Names!!
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    I found a little time today to try the reel mower out on my 550. It actually works pretty good. I think it would be real good with a new belt and a more level yard. Here is a quick video.
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    Stopped for coffee in Bath NY and two Lawn Rangers jumped right in my pick- up!The Whisper- er is closing his mouth.I have enough for now.
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    The ezz start reffers to mag and points assymbly it was sort of a buzz word considering all of them had except for soild state ignition engines. They did not use compression release 7hp and below..... this engine does not have soild state if it has ezz. If you dont trust my word take the shrould off and the flywheel and it will say ezz start on the points cover..... Trust me I know my tecumsehs i have rebuilt alot of them and own(ed) quite a few......
  10. 1 point
    I'd like to see Toro call Ian up and see about mass production...
  11. 1 point
    Sweet! That would be a welcome addition to any herd! Say, could I get you to do a little whispering for me? Matt :flags-texas:
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    Nice original looking Ranger you scored there. :icecream:
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    my Grandfather farmed several hundred acres with 2 ford 8n's and a ford 9n. he grew tobacco, corn, and they had a personal garden that must have been a couple of acres. they canned all summer and had enough canned food put up for 10yrs at all times. those fords were roughly 20hp +/-. the amazing thing is that He had rebuilt one 8n back in the 70s and another family member is still cutting grass with it today. as far as I know, they are all still going. the 9n is pushing 75 yrs old. and they were worked hard for decades. I'm guessing that a wheel horse will also last 75+ yrs, if maintained properly
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    Thanks Lars, and I'm sure your Suburban will look and run fantastic when your done with it! Matt :flags-texas:
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    The old Wheel Horse Dealer I bought my C-120 from 35 years ago, had a saying he use a lot. "The road to hell is paved with plastic."
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    Another thing - We are a disposable society now. People don't want to or know how to fix and maintain equipment like we used too. If something breaks, throw it away and buy another one on the store credit card. The American way!
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    A simple temporary electric fence works well. Don't skimp on the "charger". These can be very painful but still safe (pulses). The trick is to use every second strand hot alternating with ground. This way they get shocked if they jump through the fence. Also, the top strand should be attached on every third pole and should be white or orange "tape" with metal strands. It blows around and makes then uncertain how high the fence is. Finally, as soon as you put it up bait it with peanut butter on aluminum foil strips. We used to joke that none of the animals like peanut butter any more after a few years of our fences!
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    that is true. I was into motorcycles for a long time and they are the same way. 750cc was considered a large motorcycle not that long ago. then cruisers went to 1100cc, then 1500cc, and now 2000cc+. last years greatest thing is obsolete this year. it actually takes a lot more power to turn a 60" mulching deck, than to pull a moldboard plow. but it takes an incredibly strong transmission to use ground-engaging equipment. I always wonder about those flimsy looking aluminum transmissions with a 20hp engine, but really, all they are doing is pushing the deck around the yard.
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    Here is a picture of the correct decal sold for the H60 engine without the words "cast iron". See how it differs from the decal on my HH60 engine. The lower right image in the second picture is for a cast iron 16 HP engine which looks close to the decal on my HH60. I could be mistaken, but I thought somewhere I read that the H60 was cast aluminum and the HH60 was cast Iron. From what I'm hereing, both could be pull or electric start. But that I'm really not sure about that. Maybe some others with these engines on their WH's can give some input to the "mystery".
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    my mail man showed me one of the cards and thats how i herd about it. heck i knew i was'nt going to get a card, all my stuff i own is from the 1960's .
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