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  1. 14 points
    At least you didn't buy her the wrong gift like I did. Mrs K said she wanted something that would go from 0-200 in 3 seconds. So what did I do.....buy her a new bathroom scale.
  2. 13 points
    Oops! Pray for me boys. I forgot today was my anniversary!!!! Man, this dog bed smells rough!
  3. 10 points
    I would like to thank everyone for making this day necessary! I Not pictured because I have no pics: Stormin (It's dark in England now anyways!), Shynon,JPWH, SylvanLake,JC1965,SPINJIM,19richie66, Eric, John, Jim (suspenders are us) and last but not least Dougie (but vampires don't reflect and show up in pics anyway! ) HOPE I DIDN'T FORGET ANYBODY!
  4. 9 points
    Personally I think that's very disrespectful........................to baboons....................
  5. 8 points
    I'm back @WV Hillbilly, @ACman, @horsenewbee. I'm once again a wh owner. You guys were right. Only this time it's only a 1990 312-8 classic. But hey, I gave $50 bucks for it!!!!! Kohler magnum runs like a champ and has a nice 42" rear discharge deck on it. Paint not too bad, pics to come. Of couse has normal hackery for this price, but im back in the game ! Gotta get back to work now, talk later. Goldann520
  6. 8 points
    Dells..... If we don’t hear from you in the next 48hrs. we’ll make sure to contact the authorities ....... !!! And as most of us married men know she’ll never forget ....EVER
  7. 8 points
    I had to point this out to my wife once. It is OUR anniversary, not just hers. . . . . . . Like I said, I did that once, I don't recommend anyone do it again. I survived; you may not!
  8. 7 points
    My wife's birthday is June 22nd and I give here lots of piece and quiet for her birthday by going to the Big Show. When I get home she looks over the load in the bed of the truck and on the trailer and asks what I brought her.
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  11. 6 points
    Happy Birthday, Squonk!!! Oh, to be be 59 again....... For some reason in my Hoosier Head, your user name kinda of stuck with me in a convoluted way. I always think of Squanto, of the Massachusetts Patuxet tribe teaching the Plymouth colonists to plant maize by burying a fish with a kernel. "Squonk" on the other hand, after some research, denotes something very different. "The Squonk is a mythical creature reputed to live in the Hemlock forests of northern Pennsylvania. Legends of squonks probably originated in the late nineteenth century, at the height of Pennsylvania's importance in the potential timber industry. The legend holds that the creature's skin is ill-fitting, being covered with warts and other blemishes and that because it is ashamed of its appearance, it hides from plain sight and spends much of its time weeping. Hunters who have attempted to catch squonks have found that the creature is capable of evading capture by dissolving completely into a pool of tears and bubbles when cornered. A certain J.P. Wentling is supposed to have coaxed one into a bag, which, while he was carrying it home suddenly lightened. On inspection, he found that the bag contained only the liquid remains of the sad animal. The "scientific name" of the squonk, Lacrimacorpus dissolvens, comes from Latin words meaning "tear", "body", and "dissolve". In my mind's eye, I prefer to think of an agricultural lecturer rather than some sort of liquefied, disappearing beast wandering the woods of northern Pennsylvania. Anyway, hope you've had an EXCELLENT day, Sir! Regards, Steve
  12. 6 points
    I took advantage of the weather and got the push bar / light mount put on my custom 702! Also got my horse decal put on the horse hauler!
  13. 6 points
    She got me a card and left it on the sofa. She said if I had remembered she was going to bring home some Olive Garden. Wanted to take her out to eat tonight, but she said she has too much to do - dr appt and local kids clothing sale to benefit local church. We'll just have to wait and see. Oh well, at least I remembered I'm married! She doesn't seem too peod, all things considered.
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    HHHMMM...May need to pull out all the stops and get her a new ...
  16. 6 points
    No close calls because I live in a village, no burning. My wife wanted a fire pit. I got one for Mother's day. I bought some firewood from the convenience store around the corner. The store owner was a back door neighbor. We get a fire going one night. We have our living room window open and can hear our police scanner. The store owner called the cops complaining that someone was burning wood. It was us burning the wood we bought from him!
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  18. 5 points
    I'm still here. She's due home anytime now. She's stopping at the drug store - maybe I should watch what I eat and drink for a while. She might want to flush me out!
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  20. 5 points
    Whew, I almost missed the party. Enjoy the day Mike. BTW, what is 59 equal to in SQUONK years?
  21. 4 points
    So, i was just looking at my last post and noticed that before this year, my last was in 2014. I've just been reviewing the site and WOW, has it grown and it's even more amazing to see the collecting has reached the height it has. Wheel Horse has always been near and dear to me especially as a young child. What a great group that has gathered here. The group was great before with no doubt but the wealth of helpful people and information is amazing. Anyway, it's great to be back and a great big hello to the great people I already know on here and another hello to those I've yet to meet. Jack
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    I was outside on a roof most of the day. All I could think of was if you were getting enough beauty sleep. But I figured there isn't enough hours in a day.
  24. 4 points
    Happy birthday from Orleans county skonk, you don't look a day over 100
  25. 4 points
    Should have went to Jared’s
  26. 4 points
    At least your anniversary isn't the same day as the WH Show. My wife's birthday is June 21st, and it's now a family joke that I go to the show every year on her birthday so I don't have to buy her dinner. I've invited her to go along to the show, and I would buy her a hot dog, but she just rolls her eyes. I try to make it up to her before or after the show. Jim
  27. 4 points
    Too bad... what did she get you?
  28. 4 points
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  29. 4 points
    Today is the first it was put to work John. After I picked her up last Fall. I stripped her for a pressure wash and after reassembly only had to clean the carb and add a battery to get her running. The Eaton 700 performed OK pulling the roller today. I have a 42" deck that I need to finish rebuilding. Then, this Spring, I can see if she is a keeper or if she is for sale. I'll be in touch. The 417 update....I hooked up another tractor to the PTO and drove the engine to check compression....about 70 PSI front and rear. Then pulled all the tins for a pressure wash and then pulled the front head and it looks OK. That's as far as I got with this one. I don't know if this one is a parts or rebuild yet. A family death in early Jan. and Mrs. Ks recent heart attack has kept me busy taking care of family. She will be getting a monitor with a live feed to the hospital next week. Then I may feel more comfortable leaving her alone and spending more time in the shop.
  30. 4 points
  31. 3 points
    Hey guys, I logged on yesterday for the first time in several months and was inspired by Dells68 and Crazywheelhorseman to post my find from last summer. Short story: I bought an 876 off of craigslist a couple weeks after coming home from the WHCC show last year. My 1st child came a little early, so I stuck the tractor in the shed and haven’t touched it since. Don’t have plans to touch it for now, but I’m glad I bought it! Long story: I went to the wheel horse show in PA last year and managed to hold off on buying a short frame that I was really jonesing for. There were several there, but Richard’s 857 with the dual wheels was really calling my name. Anyways, I held off because my wife was about 7.5 months pregnant and it wasn’t the responsible thing to do. After all, this was going to be my last WHCC show for a little bit, and I had already sold my other 3 short frames and a gravely walk behind in the spirit “growing up”. Well folks, It only took 2 weeks. While surfing craigslist on my lunch break an ad popped up for an 876 in Richmond, VA. There were no pictures, but it said that it had original paint and ran when it was last parked in the storage shed 10 years ago. The only implement it came with was a disc set. Not sure what brand it was. The price was $225 for everything, so I figured that was good enough to take the gamble. I checked the oil and tightened the alternator belt on the ol’ horse hauler (1984 toyota pickup) and headed north…well started to head north….I didn’t get but about 2 miles down the road and noticed the truck was running a little hot. What? How could this be? It’s a Toyota, that’s not supposed to happen. I thought, eh, “It’s all highway, I’m sure it will be fine.” Stupid. This is what happens when you have your mind set on a wheel horse. I mean, I’ve built a couple different chevy motors for my project vehicles. I work at a transmission manufacturer. I’m not new when it comes to motors/cars/maintenance. And when it comes to overheating, I knew with all of my being that it should be addressed very soon. bad bad things might result if an over heating problem is not addressed SOON. Clearly, I was not thinking rationally. So anyways, like I said, I headed north. It was an uneventful 2.5 hour trip up there until I got off on the exit where the WH was located. The temperature needle creeped closer and closer to the red line and as soon as I pulled into the guys neighborhood I cut the engine and coasted to his driveway. I thought, no big deal, I’ll get this thing and head home. I was there for literally 30 seconds and the guy starts wheeling the tractor to my truck…whoa whoa whoa…wait a second, let me at least pop the hood before we load it up. It definitely was not what I imagined. The seat was torn, the choke and throttle cables were frozen, it didn't run (which I knew going up there), fluid was leaking from the axles, and to top it all off, one of the sidewalls on the rear tire blew as he was rolling it towards my truck. After talking for a few minutes, it was clear that he wasn’t coming much off the price. More worried about actually making it home, I decided to just pay him and get the heck out of there. The truck started fine, and I was able to get on the highway before it got into the red. I plugged in my address (well, what I thought was my address) and headed….north… Fortunately, because I’m so smart, I realized that I was driving north. Now I’m not the brightest cookie in the jar, but I know that if I had just driven 2.5 hours north, I needed to at least go 2.5 hours south. After realizing the GPS was going to my exact address, just in a different state, I corrected the issue and turned towards home. About the time I got the truck turned around, the battery light came on…. Great… OK, no big deal. I knew the belt was on the fritz when I started this trip, so I came prepared with the tools. By this time it was about 8:45pm and I knew time was running out if I wanted to make it to the auto parts store before they closed. So I picked the closest parts store to the highway and headed that direction. I arrived at autozone around 9:00 (they close at 9:30) and I popped the hood. Much to my dismay, the alternator belt was intact. Awesome. Who’s Idea was it to drive this truck, knowing it needed maintenance, on a 6 hour round trip during the work week? Oh yeah… mine. Genius. Anyways, I head inside with my fingers crossed that they have an alternator. Of course they didn’t. The only alternator in town is 30 minutes in the other direction. There was no way I was going to make it there before it closed. No problem, I have a plan B. My truck is carbureted and doesn’t have too many things that run off of electricity, so I’ll try to make it home on batteries. So I bought 2 batteries, a new belt (just in case), some coolant, a new thermostat, gasket sealer, and a bottle of water and headed out the door. I started the truck and got back on the highway. Only 140 miles to go. I called my wife and told her that I was going to turn my phone off because of course I didn’t bring a phone charger. At this point, I was so mad at myself, that she just told me to get home as safely and quickly as possible and she would see me when I got there. The truck battery that was in the truck lasted all the way to the house! I was amazed. The headlights didn’t dim but just a little bit, but by the end of the trip the electronic ignition was acting funny and the horn was really weak. I rolled in at about 12:15am and went straight to bed. So the moral of this story is: Don’t do stupid things. I am looking forward to getting it running and preserving the great patina! I have since sold the disc set for 75 bucks, so ended up having 145 in it (not counting gas, of course). Anyways, here are the pictures I took last summer.
  32. 3 points
    Ok, my 416-8. The big kohler single, 670 hours. Tractor, deck, cab, snowthrower. All in very good condition, kept in a heated garage. New seat, seat shock, various lights, oil change, fuel shut off, gas line, filter, cross shaft bearings in snowthrower, also bought snowchute crank extension, have extra NOS chain and snothrower belt to, cab is a close to 9 out of 10. Rear zipper was broken on my buying it. I gas it from the side door, plastic windows great. All lights and guages work, runs great. The deck is fine, used if for 15 minutes to try it, stored it away. Cab has lights front and rear, I did not install the rear. This rig and attachments are clean, no rust, no holes, nothing broken. Pick up only. Putting it in red square before Craigslist, any pictures you want, just ask, send pm or email. Plastic weights and 4 link chains go with it to. Theres really to much I did over the years to write it all. We are moving in spring, this needs a new home. I am the second owner, bought it off the original owner. I just added the last 4 pictures, no cab on, onr picture with deck. I wanted to add this, the machine wasnt cleaned yet from winters use. Thats why it looks dirty, just a fwiw. Glenn
  33. 3 points
    A couple more pictures to add. One is the sticker on the hood that says "Pohlig's". The 2nd picture is of the disc set. I'm curious if anyone knows what brand it is. The 3rd picture is of a tractor that I always admire at the WHCC show. It is what I would like the tractor to look like once it is cleaned up.
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    I took some time to put the new in the bag belt on, it kept jumping off, the top guide with PTO hoop/brake mount was off found a couple bolts (7/16-14 BTW) to mount that back on adjusted the finger at the bottom of the block and the guard over the idler pulley, belt stays on now, took a little trip around around the yard and just had to pull a coming back up the driveway (it's hard not to be kid on these ), Jeff. VIDEO0069.mp4 VIDEO0070.mp4
  36. 3 points
    Hey Mike...HAPPY 59th BIRTHDAY. Enjoy the ride Mate.
  37. 3 points
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!! ( I mailed you a coupon good for 1 free case of adult disposable diapers buddy... )
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  39. 3 points
    @dells68 How is the sofa. That is almost as bad as forgetting the Birthday Day and Mothers Day . Glad to be me and not you. Where you taking her to dinner to tomorrow night ?
  40. 3 points
    Nope, we didn't get any snow and I haven't used the blower for 2 years. But the week long rains ended today so I got a few tractors out to charge the batteries. Then I noticed the roller and thought why not put them to work since they are already running. I got about 1/2 hour seat time on each one rolling the lawn. The turfs did great on the flats but I needed the chained up 520 for the steep areas.
  41. 3 points
    I was gonna answer this I'm busy fiddlin with my phone so you guys'll hafta wait....
  42. 3 points
    A little extra parts and an hour this is what happens .
  43. 2 points
    Im gonna start a thread on this tractor so I can keep track of progress on it. I got the tractor the other day from a guy on CL for 50.00 in unknown condition basically. Anyway this is it, a commando 8, 3 speed, 1969-70? with a original tecumseh engine. Plans are to get it running & clean it up, I dont really want to change the paint, the sun weathered look something you cant duplicate. Probably detail the engine a bit, clean up the wheels and try to keep this one kind of original looking since most of my tractor builds are modified. Get a seat, a headlight lens, no idea how I could fix that chrome fender trim, probably just leave it. There are two holes in the hood I dont know what they are for.
  44. 2 points
    Don't have to worry about that with mine - she's scared to death of guns!
  45. 2 points
    Truck world that's called a bull bar Chris....awesome
  46. 2 points
    It originally called for 40w Motor Oil. That spec was changed to 90w gear oil later.. Welcome!!!
  47. 2 points
    Don't turn your back..
  48. 2 points
    Yep... me too. I enjoy tackling most anything but I've learned to be patient and more careful.
  49. 2 points
    Is that really an R/C ...detail looks incredible! another old fav
  50. 2 points
    Nice clock! but I can tell from here that your timing is a little off
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