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  1. 8 points
    My grandmothers cousin remains entombed on the Arizona and fathers Aunt was living on Oahu that day and recalled the planes coming overhead. Having visited the Arizona on a number of occasions, this is a day which will "live in infamy". RedSquare remembers this day by honoring those lost December 7, 1941 with our Patriotic theme entitled "United we Stand".
  2. 7 points
    12-7-1941 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!
  3. 7 points
    ok, here they are mounted on the cab, nice, low profile, clean look. And for you guys worried about getting through the garage door and ripping them off, you can see the profile is lower than the cab roof. Now I need to wire them up. Just showing options, you dont need the big box, or round light assembly. Heres a few pics. Glenn
  4. 5 points

    From the album Ironman

    It took me a year and a half, but was worth it!
  5. 4 points
    You shouldn't need a press. To remove the old bearing, find a socket that is just a whisker smaller OD than the bearing rim. Use the socket and gently tap with a mallet to drive the bearing out. Use the same socket to install the new bearing, being even more gentle. Use a mallet instead of a steel hammer.
  6. 4 points
    Finally got a snow fall at the camp on the Great Sacandaga in upstate NY. Fired up the big D-160 and it was pushing snow like it was not even there. Interesting how owning a Wheel Horse Tractor turns chores into play time. Here is the big D clearing snow at the lake. Note the home made traction control and the ducks heading out of town. I tossed in a pic of my favorite Hydrange with the new sugar coating.
  7. 4 points
    I have not used it yet, I am just setting it up for the first time. I just put the wheel weights on tonight. I am having Tom make a hitch for me to ad more weight. The chains will be the last to go on. The past 4 years I always needed weights and chains on my other wheel horse snowblower setups. You just happened to see the pictures with the tractor not done yet, also I am doing the cab lights tomorrow. It is a BEAST. Cant wait to try it. Glenn
  8. 4 points
    I have a C-121 and love it! Dependable and (to me) nice looks.
  9. 3 points
    Here's a boat load more http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/forum/164-2016-whcc-show-pictures/ from this year ... My favs cause I was there! You gotta check the one out where Jeff @ACman has his track chair on the teeter toter! Oh and the Dino @stevasaurus on 'fishes @wallfish's scoot!
  10. 3 points
    I thought you were going to put them inside the cab so you could see what you were doing!
  11. 3 points
    Thank you for remembering Jason, I pinned it to the top for today!
  12. 3 points
    I have, in the past used a plow, for close to 30 years. The major drawback to a plow is that if you get a lot of snow, you will quickly run out of space to put it. Even if you push the initial snowfall pile 10 feet in, it does not take long to get it to the point where you cannot put anymore. WH plows do not lift very high so it is all but impossible to ramp the snow. I live in SE MA so the snow we get is far less than in Maine, but it tends to be wetter so it is real tough to push. After 30 years of plowing, I gave in and bought a tall chute single stage blower. The only time when a plow is better is when you have snow that is mostly water. The blower will clog.
  13. 3 points
    Oh yes Gt ..will be a lot more than 520's there! You will not be disappointed. Might be a particularly good year to go if looking for a 520 tho!
  14. 3 points
    Glenn that is one sharp looking setup! I can wait to see some pics and video of that thing in action. I know that I really was impressed with mine even though I only got to use it a couple of times last winter. The only thing I need is a cab!!!! Of course if I get one setup, I'll want to stay in there all day and clear the neighborhood! I like the look with the black attachment...
  15. 3 points
    This started out as a low profile 4x8 trailer that i made to hall tractors behind my S10 7 years ago. It worked great until the axle broke one year ago. Over the summer I needed dump trailer for moving dirt around in the yard and the gears were turning in my head. So I made a smaller version of the one I borrowed last fall to haul 210 tons of fill, sand, top soil, and gravel to the house. I am not hauling that kind of loads any more, just moving it around the yard to fill in holes and leveling the yard now. I only have a little over $100 into this modifying it to become the ultimate yard cart. I already had the pump, cylinder, spindals, and tires. Just needed a stick of 2" tubing and some sheet metal. I used it all summer long working the bugs out and making small modifications tell I was happy with it. I had a buddy that owed me and he just so happens to do sand blasting and painting. I just got it back and I have to say i am very pleased with the outcome!
  16. 3 points
    Be safe in your travels Richard. Best wishes to your friend.
  17. 3 points
    “Doveryai, no Proveryai.” "Trust...But verify." President Ronald Reagan
  18. 3 points
  19. 2 points
    I am posting this a day early because a dear friend had o be hospitalized while on vacation in Florida and we are going down to drive him and his wife home. 12-8-1987 Superpowers agree to reduce nuclear arsenals At a summit meeting in Washington, D.C., President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign the first treaty between the two superpowers to reduce their massive nuclear arsenals. Previous agreements had merely been attempts by the two Cold War adversaries to limit the growth of their nuclear arsenals. The historic agreement banned ground-launched short- and medium-range missiles, of which the two nations collectively possessed 2,611, most located in Europe and Southeast Asia. The pact was seen as an important step toward agreement on the reduction of long-range U.S. and Soviet missiles, first achieved in 1991 when President George H. Bush and Gorbachev agreed to destroy more than a quarter of their nuclear warheads. The following year, Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin agreed to drastically reduce their number of long-range missiles to around 3,000 launching systems each by the year 2003. In 2001, after a decade of arms control stalemate, President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin made a preliminary agreement to further reduce their nuclear arsenals to around 2,000 long-range missiles each.
  20. 2 points
    Here we go again Dennis!!!
  21. 2 points
    Words of wisdom and experience folks! If I might add 2 cents, I find that light snow falls clear up faster with the plow. High gear and they disappear. But then I'm back to saying that one really needs both blade and blower...
  22. 2 points
    Here are the lights installed on the cab. If you go to the electric section where I started the cab Light thread you can read on these, inexpensive, 18 watts, 1800 lumens low profile led. Glenn
  23. 2 points
    Is the weep hole on the bottom...it has to be to work right. Notice the little hole on the bottom side. If that hole is toward the top...it is your problem.
  24. 2 points
    I should clarify my earlier post. If it is a 42 inch RD deck, then it is almost certain the deck came with newer style attach-a-matic hanger brackets. Thereby necessitating adding that style mid and front brackets to the tractor. some pics of the one I installed. Since these pics, I have moved the front bracket over to the side around .5-.75 to the right. this GT14 has manual PTO. I have similarly done the mod on my resto GT14/16 and have installed 60 inch deck.
  25. 2 points
    True , and I agree to a certain point . I guess I just feel it's earned a full rebuild/repaint and overhaul - the thing has endured so much work and abuse over it's lifespan it's the least I could do...wish it had an hour meter , I'd bet it would raise some eyebrows as I've had and worked it hard for about 15yrs now . Dumb thing still fires right up despite the carb being worn out badly , smoke for a bit and would be ready to go to work in a few minutes , like usual...despite it's broken frame plate . If I had the cash - the thing would get bronzed and put up on display to the durability of Kohler , Sundstrand and Wheel Horse .... Sarge
  26. 2 points
    I remember reading that Admiral Halsey said, after witnessing all the destruction, that " when we are done with them, the Japanese language will only be spoken in hell". He was a great American for sure.
  27. 2 points
    Ok....since the weather really turned cold I had to weigh my options for addressing the broken coupler . Best way is to either replace the pump , the pump's shaft or update to a newer style pump . Didn't have the time nor the weather window to go that route , so I did a last-ditch repair and installed a 1/4" grade 8 bolt , nylock and lock washer directly through the cast coupler and pump shaft . Those pumps were built , as far as I know in Peru , Illinois by Sundstrand - which is about 35 miles southeast of here .No idea what plant they sourced their steel but the stuff is extremely hard and tough . Wiped out a HSS bit in short order as soon as it got through the cast portion of the coupler and hit the splined shaft on the pump - didn't even hardly cut into the surface . Tried a medium cobalt content bit (12%) and it barely started cutting the shaft before dulling . Now , mind you - this was done outside on the tractor with the engine still in place , worked on it Monday night until after 9pm in the dark with a nice cold mist/fog . Since no one around here carries decent quality , US made aircraft extension drills and I didn't have time to wait on the Brown guy I had to use a drill extension I had , which would fit a 1/4" drill bit . A light touch of the grinding wheel puts a short flat on the shank to make it easier to lock the bit in place with the set screws and prevent it spinning . Very low speed and TD Foamy lubricant had to be used with 1/4" solid carbide lathe centering bit . Unfortunately , the thing is a stubby with very short flutes - it is not designed to be run deep into a hole so it took a lot of pulling it out clean/rinse/repeat cuts to get almost all the way through the shaft ... One surprise when I looked closely at the coupler was that it had been replaced at one time . The rubber puck is in good shape and someone had added 2 additional washers to space the pump end closer to the pump on it's splines - probably since the last one destroyed most of what it had already . They also added 2 hardened steel set screws which would not come out without risk of breaking off a hex socket driver . I just used those set screws as a guide to drill through the coupler and pump's shaft - which is part of the reason it was so hard to drill . Sorry , no pics of the fight drilling the hole - it was cold and miserable enough and I didn't feel like fumbling with the camera phone . Typically , the outer half of those screws is soft but the contact ends are hardened pretty well . Those weren't so bad with a decent quality HSS bit , but the pump shaft itself was what caused all the ensuing fight ... Made a trip to a local machine supply , no luck on a longer solid carbide or carbide tipped center drill , ugh . I did pick up a US made solid carbide ball milling bit - that did the trick on the last 3/16" of the pump shaft and what was left of it's splines . With a fiber optic light adapter for the old mini Mag light I could see what appeared to be ground metal bits buried into the other side of the cast coupler - probably remnants of the pump's shaft splines . No carbide to finish the cut I re-sharpened the cobalt bit and had a go with that . No dice , those chips killed the tip quickly . That machine supply (C&N in Dixon, ILL) has some "sale deals" once in awhile - basically a box of random whatever stuff that has a fly by night pricing - depends on his mood , lol . Came home with a whole bundle of odds and ends including US made solid carbide die grinder burrs both in 1/8" and 1/4" shanks . There was also an odd small set of mechanic's stubby length Champion Brute series drill bits for $5 - those proved to be excellent at cutting this mix of materials and went through it like butter - highly recommend them . Recommended application is exotic metals , stainless steel and aluminum - rated to even drill a grade 8 bolt . https://www.amazon.com/Champion-Cutting-Tool-XL28-SET-6-Mechanics/dp/B005PUA14K Installed the mentioned 1/4" grade bolt , nylock and lock washer under the bolt's head - that turned out to be a feat of aggravation . Since the space in there is so tight with the huge 2 cylinder engine in there , little to no room for that bolt , let alone a wrench or socket . The heads of the opposing bolts that retain the other half of the coupler to the flywheel were in the way and they are too long to remove without moving the engine . It's cold , damp and I'm no longer in the mood to mess with it so ended up using two fat-headed Gear Wrench open ends with round steel stock jammed into their box ends for leverage . Bolt tightened as much as I could muster , fired it and allowed the engine/pump to warm up . It had dropped to 26*F by this time but I didn't care - time to test Ugly Horse and see if it will live . Our local Village Idiot had left last fall and an old retiree had taken his place doing the Village work and mowing . He's not in very good shape and driving the Village's dump truck/plow isn't an option and they had been trying to find someone that could handle snow duties . A local truck driver got the task and promptly destroyed a lot of people's yards and what few alleys we have in town here - one of which is behind the welding shop in the next block West of me . Our drive wraps around this old building and allows meter readers to drive right up and take care of their task quickly , even if my 2 furball friends are out and about with me . The Lab mix is fine but can get a bit aggressive with a stranger - good dog but old and tired . The all-German black and red Shepherd on the other hand will defend his territory and his loyalty drive is a hazard to invaders (meter readers) so it's nice they can just drive up and not get out . I always plow this drive all the way through for this reason . The north side isn't used much , broken thin concrete and little sign of it at the street to the West but I always plow it anyway since the larger shed sits over there . This Professional Truck Driver came east from the other block's alley , picking up gobs of dirt , gravel and large chunks of several yards with the plow blade straight - came straight across the street and dumped it right in that driveway entrance....while I was sitting there working on the driveway with the 16 Auto after Ugly Horse puked it's pump coupler ....not impressed as the ^%*##^*^%% just drove off , ignoring some choice hand gestures . That frozen , wet pile has sat there since Sunday at 4pm - Ugly Horse moved it in just a few easy swipes , along with cleaning up some messes he left at the intersection and the neighbor's property as well . The welder next door is missing some iron that he had at the edge of the alley so I suspect it will show up in the spring from that pile - I didn't notice anything in there and it's really frozen hard now . He's not worried about the iron - we'll find it in the spring I guess ... The welder and I discussed possibly upgrading to a different pump/direction setup in the future since I doubt this repair will last all that long . Hopefully it holds up through the winter and doesn't break . I'm on the look out for known good used pump just in case and a buddy has a shop we can heat along with a large mill and lathe . If the pump gets changed it will get a better clamping type coupler to prevent wrecking the input shaft splines - shame on AMC for this design but it was actually common back in the day as I've seen it before on other equipment . Pump/engine alignment becomes far too critical and that's what causes wear and failures . Modern coupler designs allow a lot more flexibility and the clamping type reduce the risk of the splines being hurt from wear since the old ones were a simple slip fit . Even older Automotive spline couplers on steering boxes used a split design for safety to clamp down on those splines tightly to prevent wear over time . Slip those splines on a steering box and driving becomes a suicide mission ....will be visiting all this in the future spring . Sorry for the rambling , just sharing a not too fun past few days . Sarge
  28. 2 points
    " Garry the Magnificent" can find the answer to any question.
  29. 2 points
    Some of you may remember that our own @Sparky went down and got some great pictures at the USS Arizona memorial just last year! see this topic.....
  30. 2 points
    @gt4 take a look at all the past pictures in the gallery pages...you can kind of get an idea of what the show is every year. http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/forum/163-whcc-club-shows/
  31. 2 points
    Glenn did a mix-n-match. IH red and black, except it's New Holland/Ford black. RMC
  32. 2 points
    elliot ness that is the way to have fun in the snow looks great. Enjoy.
  33. 2 points
    I put my cab on the work horse and It fit like a glove, it was ordered back in 1995 for a 520H, and I have that 520H.
  34. 2 points
    A special Thank You to the Greatest Generation!
  35. 2 points
    My personal preference is the C-121 (and any variation of them)...my main three reasons are... 1) Gas tank under the seat (I've never personally had a problem with fuel flow). 2) Battery is easier to get at 3) I like the look of the smooth dash tower. Each to their own though....
  36. 2 points
    Safe travel Richard.
  37. 2 points
    Wonder if he did it for a reason? Some old timers would change to heavier oil to make a leak stop. Either way your about to find out. I say your plan sounds fine, I agree with 953 Nut. On a side not my PO also ran Mobil 1 10w-30 in both the engine and transaxle, on cold winter days it takes a few minutes for the lift cylinder to activate, without side tracking this thead, I wouldn't worry about running dino oil for the winter, just let it warm up a bit before working it hard.
  38. 2 points
    "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." Chester W. Nimitz
  39. 2 points
    @Sarge that 1277 looks great the way it is . When it comes time for a engine refresh I'd try to keep as much original paint on the engine and just put it back in . That tractor earned those battle scares and should where them proudly . There only original once .
  40. 2 points
    Only one nuke can ruin you're whole day.....
  41. 2 points
    Or any and all .....holics.
  42. 2 points
    Great pics! I do love the first couple snowfalls we get...after that it starts becoming a chore. Mike....
  43. 2 points
    I can't imagine anymore not having blade and blower ready on tractors. Both attachments and WHs can be found to not break most banks. If you can afford a tractor, blower and a blade for not much more you have another tractor. I'd suggest making that the goal even if not possible for whatever reason right now.
  44. 2 points
    Mine is Rustoleum Regal red.
  45. 2 points
    Great job. Good looking foot rests. Storage for photos on the web site costs quite a bit so a lot of us have become "Supporters" and one benefit is unlimited photo postings. The cost is very reasonable and well worth doing in light of the information we all gain by being here. Just click on the "Store" tab at the top of the home page and you will see how to go about becoming a Supporter.
  46. 1 point
    This page was super helpful since I needed to make a lift flag for my tractor. After I had the dimensions it only took me an hour to build. Thank you everyone.
  47. 1 point
    Ok, it's been some time since I posted here, I am in the garage now installing these on the cab, I figure should be plenty of light for the snowblower at night. I got this set on sheep's Bay. They weren't pricey and seem fairly well made. Honestly they cost me 17 bucks, and free shipping, HAHA. They also seem to be in the parameters of low end power consumption, not to bog my system down. Soon as I am done mounting I will post a few pics. I like the low profile. The important step (wiring) them up is nest, and put a fuse able link in on the hot leg, right Fellas? Mr. Frugal strikes again , Glenn Brand: autvivid Item Weight: 1.8 pounds Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 3.9 x 6.6 inches Item model number: C18-ET Manufacturer Part Number: C18-ET Folding: No Bulb Type: led Special Features: Waterproof Voltage: 12 volts Wattage: 18 watts Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds Date First Available: May 11, 2015 60 Degree 18W High Output LED Flood Lights.10-30V DC,1800 LM,6000K.Die-cast aluminum housing with Stainless steel to anti-rust.Adjustable bracket makes changing direction of light beam easily. Extremely bright even in day light,allows you see far way or through the dark. Sleek design aluminum heat sync housing. Can be installed on fromt/back bumper,Grille,roof,on motorcycle and bike.Can be used as DRL,fog light,Reversing light,Assist lamp. Waterproof, dust-proof, rust-proof, anti-corruption, flood beam for extreme conditions. Vehicle Service Type:offroad vehicle,atvs,truck, excavator,treedozer,road roller, forklift,trains,boat,bulldozer,crane mining truck, bus,tanks,SUV,ATV, police cars,rescue vehicle,communication vehicle. Size:flood | Color:black2 autvivid - Let Hi-tech Light up Your way. Specification: LED Power: 18W Operating Voltage: 10-30V DC Waterproof rate: IP 67 6pcs3w high intensity Epistar LEDs Optional Color: Black Color Temperature: 6000K Material:Diecast aluminum housing Lens material:PMMA Mounting Bracket: Stainless Steel Optional Beam: 60 degree flood beam 50000 hours above life time Size: 145mm45mm70mm Applications
  48. 1 point
    You are a victim of "fish-eye" it sounds like. Before priming or painting, the surface needs to be cleaned of all grease, oil, dirt, fingerprints, etc. A paint prep solution/pre-cleaner works the best.
  49. 1 point
    Cleat those seats are more of a CUB CADET Quiet Line design and a shorter back rest than the original '96 newer520/xi or Michigan V-818 seats, but as long as you're happy with them is all that matters, my '97 seat from day 1 was always slick to set in compared to the V-818 I got this summer, and the '95 520 with bagger I bought late this summer has the original seat which is slick and uncomfortable and has arm rests they look cool, but to me somewhat of a hassle every time I have to empty those bags just my ,Jeff.
  50. 1 point
    This is a drawing I made for T-MO when he needed help with the lever to articulate his plow not sure if this part is the same on the 48" and 42" but there are some more photos and references to this part in that thread it's on 6th page of implements and attachment section.
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