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  1. 7 points
    1978 Wheel Horse D200 doing what it does best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCOxQkILr1M
  2. 6 points
    An unidentified US pilot stands up in the cockpit of his plane on the tarmac on Mllldway Islands, 1942. A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorted a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a Lokflight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944. A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorted a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a flight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944. A pair of servicemen and a quartet of schoolboys sit on bridge over the Thames, Henley-on-Thames, England, May 1944. American servicemen drive in jeeps through an unidentified and nearly completely destroyed town, Italy, May 1944. The crew of a B-26 Marauder outside their plane, nicknamed Ginger, 1944. Supreme Allied Commander American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, his deputy, British Chief Air Marshal Arthur Tedder , and the principal commander of Allied ground forces in Europe, British General Bernard L. Montgomery, stand in a US armored vehicle as they review a tank exercise, Salisbury, England, 1944. The flight deck crew prepares planes for launch from the USS Lexington (CV-16), en route near New Guinea, early April, 1944. Close-up, in-flight view of a Douglas SBD Dauntless piloted by American Lt. George Glacken (left) with his gunner Leo Boulanger, near New Guinea, early April, 1944. Pair of American servicemen moving a large bomb at an ammunition dump in 1944. American troops unloading supplies on the shores of Guadalcanal Island in 1943. A soldier sleeps in the sun. An unidentified American soldier sits and eats his meal (which includes chicken, mashed potatoes, bread, and pineapple) atop rows of a stockpiled ammunition shells, England, May 1944. American Army trucks parked next to the St. Lucia fountain in 1943. A worker at Electric Boat Co. in New London, Conn. in 1943. British and South African soldiers hold up Nazi trophy flag while combat engineers on bulldozers clear a path through the debris of the bombed out city of Cassino in 1943. A US Army Corps of Engineers solider packs 1/2 pound tins of the explosive TNT under one end of an abandoned German tank in preparation for detonation during military operations in the El Guettar Valley, Tunisia, early 1943. An American gun crew in camouflaged emplacement awaiting orders to fire during the desert fighting between German and American forces in the El Guettar Valley in 1943. El Guettar Valley, Tunisia in 1943. Members of the flight and ground crews of a B-17 bomber named 'Honey Chile II' make adjustments to their plane prior to a mission, Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England, fall 1942. The crew and plane originate from the 97th Bombardment Group of the 8th Bomber Command (later 8th Air Force) which was stationed at Polebrook from June until November of 1942. Cadets at Corpus Christie Naval Air Training Station. Curtiss Wright's chief test pilot H. Lloyd Child (center) writes on a clipboard as he stands with other pilots on a tarmac near the company’s manufacturing plant, Buffalo, New York, 1941. An American soldier sits behind the wheel of a Willys MB jeep, shortly before the United States joined World War II, 1941. Three American Marines in dress uniforms talk aboard an unidentified ship during the US Navy's Pacific fleet maneuvers near Hawaii, September 1940. Crew removing plane which has made a slight crash landing aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise CV-6 during the US Navy's Pacific Fleet maneuvers in 1940. Crew aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise CV-6 listening to instructions during the US Navy's Pacific Fleet maneuvers around Hawaii in 1940. Photographers standing in front of Pappy's Pram, a B-26 Marauder at base, 1943.
  3. 5 points
    Matthew 18:20New International Version (NIV) 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.†Lance, Trevor and I are praying for you Jim- along with everyone else- Al
  4. 4 points
    What a great idea for a thread! I didn't think I'd have much to post until I started looking at photos I had snapped with my phone and I realized I had a fair number of them. (Some are hi-res, some are not.) I've been a "snake guy" since I was a kid. As a boy I lived for Sunday nights and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom! Maybe I wanted to be Marlin Perkins but for whatever the reason, for years I have been the guy people call to come get animals out of their yard, their house, etc. It's usually reptiles, but I've removed owls, squirrels, opossums, birds and all manner of wildlife. And that's where this fellow came from. A couple of years ago the woman who was my childhood next-door neighbor called and asked me to come over...she had found a snake curled up in a bush in her back yard and wanted me to come get it and relocate it before her neighbor came across it, freaked out and killed it. That particular snake ended up starring in this bit of YouTube silliness...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eHXha2UgBM This was another "animal rescue". This little fellow had apparently roosted for the night in a wreath on our front door and when I opened it, he flew straight up, which—once the door was open—was right into the house. At the end of the adventure he was a little shaken but did not appear to be injured. Once outside again, he flew right off. I found both of these guys the same day while cutting a friend's grass. (For the rabbit's sake, I hope their paths didn't cross...at least not for a few months!) On this day the kids pulled me away from an automotive project to alert me to a snake in the middle of the neighborhood street. (I don't think he wasn't particularly happy to see me.) I found this little guy was crawling through the back yard just before I started cutting grass. (Carried him safely down into the woods.) It's not all about snakes though, there are other reptiles as well! This little blue-tailed beauty was in our front bushes... ...and this appropriately named Fence Lizard was on a wooden fence at our place on the river. Speaking of the river, here's a couple more taken there... (Not "wildlife" really, but I love this shot.) And if you are still in the mood for "creepy crawlies"...this little lady was staking out the woodpile... ...and this little girl was guarding the shed door. (Dime for size reference) I found on the side of my neighbor's house... ...and this was taken during the last invasion of 13 year cicadas. (No, not 17 year.) Finally, some fauna. I came across these fungi in the woods behind our house. Their locations were very close, but I found the first one a few months before the second. I'd never found a four leaf clover in my entire life until one day a few years ago I was working in the yard and just glanced down and this jumped out at me. That's right...count 'em up boys...1, 2, 3, 4, 5!!! Lastly, speaking of clover... A year or two after the above photo was taken, as we're about to walk into the house my oldest son says to me "Dad, I bet I can find five four-leaf clovers in under a minute". I just laughed. So he proceeds to bend over and in a spot not five feet from where the photo above was taken he starts plucking and counting out loud "One....two....three..." and gets to five in about 15 seconds. In his hand were the five four-leaf clover! He said "Dad, this is a mutant patch of clover...they're everywhere!" And he was right. I snapped the photo below at a random spot on the ground in said clover patch. I would estimate it covers less than one square foot of ground and I count at least seven. I Photoshopped the image to highlight the four-leafs in red. I don't know what was going on in that clover patch at the time, but within a week or two I couldn't find a four-leaf in it to save my life!
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    Thanks Callum, yeah lathes are great machines, it's amazing what you can do on them.. I'd love a milling machine, one would make life much faster and take a lot of use from my poor lathe.. As it happens I'm off to look at another lathe today.. No idea what make it is... Should be interesting though.. With both kingpin steering pivot thingys welded up (although in need of a little cosmetic grinding), the time had come to mount them to the front axle at an angle of 80 degrees A close up for ya all.. And at last Why Not is finally on all four wheels.. Yes the camber is a bit radical but that will be sorted when some nylock nuts arrive hopefully tomorrow. Of course now with Why Not rolling she had to be taken off the bench and wheel outside for a look at her on ground level.. But before those photo's a BIG to Nigel for helping all day Monday to get Why Not on all fours.. Thanks Mate A few photo's taken in the great out doors And for your viewing pleasure a video
  7. 2 points
    So I had the day off of work with nothing to do so I mounted the sickle bar on my 702. Bring on the weeds iam ready!! Anybody else getting ready for summer?
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    The Greatest Generation of Americans that ever lived.
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    Hmmm. I would check out the For sale section. "Power Steering Guy" has a great D 20 with a FEL with power steering. I have personally tested this machine before adding power steering to my Loader Backhoe. For the price he is asking you can not go wrong at all. These tractors are well before there time in durability and ease of maintance. Too many have given the D a bad name, but I can tell ya I have really abused my pair and they keep coming back for more with out even sweating. Check it out. Al
  10. 2 points
    Can someone tell me what this attachment is used for? I have a bunch of these and I forget why I bought them!
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    This is one of two grey foxes that came every nite about eight for a meal we set out. My wife could tell them apart and named them Fredy & Freida.
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    This big boy stopped by for a snack last spring, didn't damage the feeder, just stood there eating. Living on the side of a mountain you tend to have a few visitors come by, just happened to have a camera ready this time.
  13. 1 point
    If you are rebuilding your snow thrower, many models from the 60's, 70's and 80's, use the same bearings for the chain drive shaft. ST-323, 6-0200, 6-0201, 6-0202, 6-6212, 6-6213, 6-6214, 6-6215, 6-42ST01, 66-42ST01, 76-42ST01, 86-42ST01, 86-48ST01, 98-42ST01, 06-37SB01, 06-37SX01, 06-42ST01, 06-42ST02, 06-42ST03, 06-42ST04, 06-42SY01, 06-42SY02 and others. The bearing part numbers are 107743, 100908, 101702, 101781, or 1968. If you have checked, you probably found that replacement bearings from Toro cost you around $60.00 each. These are the bearings that are inserted into the 3-bolt flanges that hold the shaft on either end. They look like this: The inside diameter is 3/4", and the outside diameter of the widest part of the outside is 52mm or 2-1/32" +/-. This is called an insert bearing, and the outer housing is curved so that when inserted into the flange, it's allowed to self-center. Here it is in the flange To replace both of these bearings will cost at least $100 with shipping if you buy them from Toro. If you search for this bearing online, you will find that a 3/4" inside diameter insert bearing is available, but with an outside diameter of only 47mm, or a little under 1-7/8", which is too small to properly fit into the flange. Here is my solution. I purchased insert bearings with a 7/8" inside diameter. This bearing has the proper outside diameter of 52mm. I also purchased bronze bushings with a 3/4" ID, and a 7/8" OD. I removed the 1/4-28 x 1/4" set screws, and pressed the bushing into the new bearing. Then I drilled and tapped the bushing, and inserted two new 1/4-28 x 5/16" set screws. My total cost for two new bearings, which now is a perfect fit for the flange, was $30.00 which included shipping. On my snow thrower, the outer bearing (closest to the chain) was attached to the shaft with a 1/4" roll pin. Since these bearings only come with set screws, I rotated the shaft so that the set screws avoided the holes in the shaft. There is really no need for a roll pin at that location. 7/8" Insert bearings - UC205-14, $5.63, Bearingson.com 3/4" x 7/8" x 1-1/4" SAE 863 Bronze Sleeve Bearings, #2868T172, $2.51, McMaster & Carr 1/4-28 x 5/16" Black Alloy Steel, Cup Point Set screws, $.11 each, McMaster & Carr All the prices are plus shipping. Hope this helps someone to get their snow thrower running quietly and smoothly again without having to spend an arm and a leg on Toro bearings.
  14. 1 point
    hi all, i know the A-800 ranger is not a popular horsey, runt of the herd if you like! but.. in a previous topic i asked about using my A-800 for some light ground engagement, the implements would be converted from pedestrian operated colwood mono tractor. it was suggested that the tranny wouldn't like that (as expected really). i did mention this project in the "what sort of ground engagement work could i do??" post but trying to keep posts on topic i thought id start a new one, also going into more detail about my big idea. so, here's my pitch: i'm thinking about turning my A-800 lawn tractor into the all new Agri-800 garden tractor! what does this mean you may be asking? well, i will be putting in a beefier tranny (i have one in mind), the popular front spindle to 4 lug hub mod, lifting clevis hitch, larger front and rear wheels, front weight block and many other little bits and bobs. so what do you think? I'm sure some of you will think it's not worth it but i like the A-800 rangers personally, they deserve a place in the WH community. thanks for looking and ALL opinions gratefully received, Callum
  15. 1 point
    Just got my new Lawn & Garden Tractor Magazine today, and our buddy Jake is featured in a very nice article. Way to go Jake.
  16. 1 point
    Here is the 1075 that went up for auction this past Saturday. Trust me, the photos do not do it justice. This was a total restoration and it looks beautiful. Unfortunately I was NOT the high bidder. I went to $875 and it sold for $900. Had I not have 5 other tractors I would have bid higher. I did talk to the new owner today on the phone and he told me he bought it to drive through the woods and let his grandchildren play with it. He mentioned one of the reasons he bought it was that it does not have a mower deck on it to get snagged on rocks...Gulp! At that point I offered to trade him a Honda 3813 (water cooled, twin) with a plow and a front mount snow blower (rare)...He said he would get back to me. The previous owner had passed but it saddens me at the thought of all his hard work going down the drain. Surely he is the new owner and it's his to do with it as he chooses. I was just going to pull a wagon with it during the 4th of July parade and keep it covered in the garage.
  17. 1 point
    I cut out some aluminum 1/16 inch diamond plate for a rear fender pan/box and rear for the pan this weekend. I used a metal break shear to cut the diamond plate sheets out. Used sheet metal screws to install and placed my rear tail light on the pan. Trimmed it in U shaped door edge guard when completed! Due credit for this goes to Jon Bell ! I put a black knob on the back to lift the lid!
  18. 1 point
    I mentioned in a earlier post that I had bought the pipe I needed to build a new front axle well here she is also got my e-tank ready to go all I need now is water and washing soda Brian
  19. 1 point
    Dan. From what I can see on the one pic, that one is definitely worth saving. I just finished redoing a Commando 8, and I am really pleased with the way it drives. They are a neat little tractor. It does have the side mower drive which limits the available mower decks. I have a poor side drive deck, but do not plan to use it. If I were going to make it a worker, I would probably convert it to a PTO , front attach-a-matic, and mule drive system. Mine has the stirrups instead of the running boards as shown in your picture. Not sure if the boards are original, but stirrups are available. I am not sure what the conversion is, but I paid 150USD for mine. It did run and drive although I had to rebuild the steering, the seat, and put in a spare tranny as the axle keyways were wallowed out. You can see my redo under the topic "Commando 8 Gets a Cleaning. Good luck Dan,
  20. 1 point
    All the ones I've seen are there is a sleeve on eBay with a step key so you can use the 1" pulley still
  21. 1 point
    Awwwww , tooooo cute !!!!
  22. 1 point
    Would look great with a v-twin in it.
  23. 1 point
    prayers send from this side of the pond Jim, hope those things get better soon
  24. 1 point
    Looks like a great place to put cigars. Did you line it with cedar?
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    That's exactly what I've found in 3 different onans. I don't know why, but that rear intake valve works itself too tight to close completely. You know the valve isn't completely closed when it's supposed to be, so you don't have that pressure down on the valve seat to hold it in place periodically while the engine goes through thermal cycles, to me it's no wonder the seat pops. Also if that intake valve isn't closing completely you're going to throw some hot exhaust back into the intake. I believe that's why my p220 idled rough but smoothed out immediately when I adjusted the valves. This would also probably cause that dreaded carbon buildup. What I'd really like to know is why and how the valves tighten themselves and what we can do to prevent it.
  27. 1 point
    Nice looking Horses cowboys! Expecting 4"-8" tonight, white junque, weights, chains, plows are on tight! Decks off, one on saw horses, maintenance. The Horses are ready to graze on grass, me too!
  28. 1 point
    And if you have a way to hang or hold the engine up, you don't have to unhook all the wires and cables, just raise it so you can get the shaft out, drive belt will be the only issue lifting it and some PTO parts
  29. 1 point
    Massive prayers & Love from UK Jim .
  30. 1 point
    Hey Jim, We've never met, but Steve the dinosaur keeps telling me good things about you, and that's good enough for me. I do know you keep me chuckling here, and judging from your posts in the "What Are You Listening To" thread, we even enjoy some of the same music. I'm not much of a prayer guy, but I will be thinking of you. Hang in there!
  31. 1 point
    It kills the engine. I have one on my K161
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    We're expecting 6" tomorrow I'm starting to wish I had a snow cab
  34. 1 point
    I have found it easier to pull the engine instead of messing around for a hour then pulling the engine.
  35. 1 point
    All OEM wires and switches on the little tractor have been gone for 10 years. I pulled 30ft of wires and bunches of switches out and replaced with 8ft of wire, 1 toggle and a push button. I started having wiring and switch issues about 5 yrs after I bought it. Did I mention the machine sits outside year round and we average 55" of rain a year. I used marine grade wiring, shrink wrap, toggle and push button. The wiring has been trouble free ever since. The set screw was still in place, and the shift lever pulled up through the donut, as the pin was sheared. I had to back the set screw out to get the donut out, gave the screw a very close examination... it's fine with no sign of wear. The jam nut was still very tight, locked against the casting. I think the way to go is as has been suggested, stab a new pin in the shaft-donut to get the correct location and alignment, then weld it. I'm a decent welder and once the parts are clean (grease free) it should be an simple weld. Thanks guys for all the inputs!
  36. 1 point
    Probably the best thing to.help steering while snow plowing would be roller chain around each front wheel.
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    My grandfather was a farmer so I learned to drive mules and tractors, the Dillon boys have a "Pop-Pop" that has a NASCAR team, they will never know the fun I had with my grandpa!
  38. 1 point
    You have slots there for two diodes(rectifiers)... and one AGC-6 fuse...once it thaws, do a diesel flush, and fluids change. I doubt you'll find anthing wrong with that trans, was working fine in the "WH great" room. Congrats, nice new score there.
  39. 1 point
    looking amazing lathes...there're so versatile aren't they! have you ever thought about a milling machine? i know i have thanks again for a update
  40. 1 point
    I was fortunate enough to get to go to Australia in 08 and 09 here is some of their wildlife. This guy was only about 8 feet off the ground. I could have patted him on the rear, but took a look at those claws and teeth and thought better of it. These were everywhere. Portuguese Man O' War. Some kangaroos outside our hotel. This is a PG picture, that is a baby's tail sticking out of mom's pouch. I also got to go to Tasmania on the first trip. This is a Tasmanian Devil roadkill. I am not in the habit of taking roadkill pictures. but how often do you get to see a wild Tasmanian Devil. Unfortuneately no live ones. My cousin was trying to flip it over for a better shot, but a truck was coming and this is the best we got. An echidna. The little penguin. Mark
  41. 1 point
    This Falcon landed in my tree; is that wild or what?
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    Came home today to see this sitting on a tree by the garage.
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    Why not? EDIT: I can't speak for Geno here but, If I was going to create a business for WH's I would want to give a place for my customers to seek out answers with my business name as well. Not saying they can't do it here on RS because we all know this is wealth of information here. It makes business sense.
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    While mowing lawn came across this little guy, probably minutes old. Could not even stand up.
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    Here are a few from my neighborhood and around the house. The first two are of the neighborhood's pet doe when it was a fawn last year. It wandered up to me while I was working on a cart. It still is very tolerant of humans. Long story of it being separated from its mother and then adopted by a neighbor after being shunned by the rest of the herd. It had it's own fawn this year. The neighbor has a dog collar on it to prevent being culled. Another neighbor has a farmette with two horse and five goats. Its not uncommon to find the horses broken free. Oke', my dog, was wondering about those "big deer!" The other shots are just some of the local critters. It's interesting living where I am. Rarely a day goes by without taking some type of picture.
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    just some pic's we took at the house Brian
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    Here are a few pics of some fungi that I took while on my way home from work last week
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    I'm certainly not a photographer but I couldn't resist taking this one in our backyard.
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    Those little 4 horse Kohlers just seem so innocent. I had one upside down on me a few years ago no fun and they will run that way till someone grounds the points. Sure glad your OK. They are sure little monsters at times.
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