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ebinmaine last won the day on July 18

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About ebinmaine

  • Rank
    Not quite on-center
  • Birthday 12/10/1970

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1974 B80-4, 1974 C160-8

    Caretaker of my Honey's 657.
  • favoritemodel
    1974 B80

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  • Location
    Hiram Maine
  • Occupation
    Truck driver & Crane operator
  • Interests
    My Wonderful girl. Hiking. Being outdoors. Old trucks, tractors, cars etc... Anything shiny gets my attention.

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  1. Iola Car Show ‘18

    I knew a fella back in 1995 or 96? He had a mid 80s S10 2wd with a 2.8 and slushbox automatic. In his previous employment he was in some kind of tech sector with GM for many years. Him and his buddies modified the valve body and changed to a slightly higher stall converter? And some other mods to that transmission.... The 2.8 got the external bolt on performance treatments and some other hidden secrets that weren't exactly out on the open market that were related to ignition and Fuel Curve tuning by the GM techs. It wasn't like it was a monster machine or anything but he added 30 or 40 horsepower and also severely quickened the time that the engine took to go from idle to 5000 RPM. It was a neat little sleeper.
  2. You know it's a great hike...

    My honey and I went out west to North Dakota to visit a friend of hers two years ago August. We had a great time and I wish I could have spent months out there not days. I've read a good many books about the Western life and culture of the ranching days. It was absolutely fascinating for me to be able to see the types of things that Louis L'Amour had been mentioning along the way... Thanks for the link Craig. I'll show that to my honey and we'll put it into our future stuff to do list.
  3. I got a new toy at work today

    I don't know the exact specs off the top of my head but I think it has a 68 foot pin with a Max lift capacity at full horizontal level ground reach of a little over 1,700 pounds. So after you subtract the weight of the forks, hook, pallet... I could put about 15 bundles of shingles something like 62 feet away from the side or front of the truck. Like most cranes, it's made for going up, not out. I could put well over half a pallet of shingles right to the peak on a 4 story building.
  4. I got a new toy at work today

    I know right?? Just imagine the awesome places you could put a tractor...
  5. I got a new toy at work today

    I wish I did more technical work like that. We're a building supply company and a lot of our work is... Pick things up and put dem down... I still really enjoy it though.
  6. You know it's a great hike...

    That was a good day with a lot of climbing over three different mountains in a big loop. Not by a long shot the longest one we've done. This past hike was about 7 Trail miles and about three dirt road miles to get back to the car. We haven't been doing as much hiking this year because we've been so busy around the acreage. We've done a good many hikes in the 11 to 13 mile range and two different days on different mountain ranges that were 16 miles a piece. Lots of work. Lots of energy. Lots of fun. We really enjoy it.
  7. You know it's a great hike...

    @AMC RULES where is that first set taken?
  8. You know it's a great hike...

    Right there with ya. I can't hike above about 85 degrees or so... And prefer much much cooler.
  9. Shop project...

    I'll stick to crane and forklift....
  10. Agreed. This one has always been a bit challenging. I'll triple double check that shaft. Thanks for the heads up.
  11. A few pics of our new crane truck. Pretty impressed so far...
  12. Got the Briggs engine running tonight !!! I need to rebuild and clean the carb. I was hoping to wait until later but it doesn't idle right and seeps fuel from the top gasket. No worries... I have a kit for it. The starter and kill switch work great so that's a plus. I won't have time to get the 657 running right by the weekend so it won't make it to Owls Head. Oh well... there's always next year. Here's a few pics and videos. Note the red wooden pull handle. It is from a VERY old Napa pull cord kit. Here you can see the complete layout of the tractor with the replacement engine and the way the gas tank and battery are set.
  13. You know it's a great hike...

    It's a bit tight going up through there... And I'm NOT the smallest fellow in the world. Most people have to take their packs off to fit..... The lower pic is tough to imagine right. The angle the land is right around 70 degrees or so. Steep !!!!! Fun climb!