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    RJ-55, RJ-58, 501, GT-14/FEL, C-101, C-141, C-161, (4) 312-8, 416-8, plus parters
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    Round Hoods

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    Eaton Rapids, MI
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    Retired (but busier than ever); former H.S. Voc. Printing Instr, & p/t M.S.U. instr in Pkg. Printing
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    Family (2 daughters; 4 grandsons [triplets + single] & 1 granddaughter), Wheel Horses, Mold making & Casting (Wheel Horse parts), Organic Gardening, [Farm: Sheep, and Nut Trees], Engraving; Scrimshaw, travel.

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  1. How can I make these work?

    Here's a quick photo of the Front Hub Cap CLIPS, each Hub Cap needs four clips to hold itself on. They will dig into the painted wheel and leave little marks under the cap, and these clips can be found at many large truck stop supply stores, also most Auto Stores can special order them for you (but don't rush a special order, have them come in on their regular schedule delivery to save a $5-10 shipping fee). We also have these for $3 for a 4-pack (+$3.50 ship > 4oz) -- [listed under Venders]. Caution: If using just 3 clips, the clips must be spaced exactly to hold the cap on, two clips will not hold the cap on in use, three clips may hold, but four clips will hold the Hub Caps on. If the caps ever fall off, you will very likely not notice it missing until you hear it crunch.
  2. Simplicity 4108

    Also listed on eBay & Amazon very inexpensively if you buy a package of 3-4. When first used or after cleaning with Soap & Water, be sure to put 3-4 drops of regular oil on any pre-filter like this and squeeze the oil in & throughout the foam (dirt & dust in the air going through will stick to the oil much better than dry foam). (I also spray my thin home furnace filters with oil for this same reason, cleaner air). Glen
  3. STORY NUMBER ONE Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze to prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed 'Easy Eddie.' He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him. Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object. And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example. One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done. He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al 'Scarface' Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified. Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read: 'The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.' STORY NUMBER TWO World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrierUSS Lexington in the South Pacific. One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet. As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet. The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet. Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber guns blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent. Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dived at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction. Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of WWII, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man. So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2. SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER? Butch O'Hare was 'Easy Eddie's' son.
  4. hi glen do you have a catalog  my friend needs parts and was wondering also the next show you will be at thanks !clyde

  5. Almost the age to soon start them on Wheel Horses:http://www.flixxy.com/the-spirit-of-childhood-hello-brother-louis-armstrong.htm
  6. A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, "I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir." The driver says, "Goodness, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating." Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: "Now don't be silly, dear -- you know that this car doesn't have cruise control" As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, "Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once!!?" The wife smiles demurely and says, "Well dear you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher. As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, "Woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?" The officer frowns and says, "And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine." The driver says, "Yeah, well, you see, officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket." The wife says, "Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving." And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket, the driver turns to his wife and barks, "WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP??" The officer looks over at the woman and asks, "Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am? I love this part....... "Only when he's been drinking." NOW THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE
  7. Gas Cap for '79 C-81

    I think it may look like this. If it's just the clear lens that's cracked, we have replacements ($5). If the inside metal parts are really rusted or the float is damaged, best to replace the entire cap ($18-20, I don't have these, called 'Kelch caps', even NAPA type stores can order them for you, 8" deep). There should be a flat rubber washer or o-ring to seal the cap to the tank, but they are often missing, not really essential, any hardware has them. The gas cap vent is on the side of the top rise, so water/dust won't get in. (Note: there is a small metal screen sticking up 1" from in the bottom of your tank [just blow this gauge], that should be cleaned annually, can be done with an old toothbrush brushing the sides to remove the gunk, held via pliers).
  8. K181S starter bendix problem

    Note: When you clean a starter shaft (that goes out to engage the gear-flywheel, then retracts), WD-40 is great for cleaning it to dissolve the oil, grease & crud, BUT, WD-40 is not a lubricate, it will not stay on the shaft and does not protect it, actually leaving it unprotected. Always use a heavy grease (I like to use white lithium grease, but there are probably are even better lubricates). That starter shaft is exposed and in a very dirty environment and must be cleaned at least annually, then lubricated, otherwise it will continue to stick and wear more and more often.
  9. Virus-free. www.avast.com
  10. Do I need wheel weights?

    For snow plowing, weight is everything. Weight at the front or at the back keeps the wheels down, and chain, chains or tires (lugs, ribs or ATV style) gives you ‘bit’ to keep the tractor going, (front: from sliding sideways) (back: for traction, forward motion). Keep the weight low and at the axle: 20# + on each front tire, 50-100# on each rear, also firmer tires at 20 psi. Snow plowing is one of the most fun things to do on our Wheel Horses.
  11. It’s a beautiful country…get to know it…what an amazing place More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states. The word “Pennsylvania” is misspelled on the Liberty Bell. There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid. There's a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the Unites States for about 2 cents per acre... It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas's hotel rooms. Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth. There’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island, and it's not open to humans. There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City. Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don't observe daylight savings time. Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation's 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers. Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks. Oregon's Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other. The Empire State building has its own zip code. The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago. At 46 letters, Massachusetts’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha ubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it's based on a joke). In 1922, a man built a house and all his furniture entirely out of 100,000 newspapers. The structure still stands today in Rockport, Massachusetts. The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan. In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the "United States of Earth." A highway in Lancaster, California plays the “William Tell Overture” as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road. The total length of Idaho's rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times. The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years. The one-woman town of Monowi, Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1. The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city's mayor, librarian, and bartender. The entire town of Whittier, Alaksa lives under one roof. The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million. Montana's Glacier National Park has a canine "bark ranger" that helps herd wildlife away from high-traffic areas. You can watch more than 100 ponies swim to Chincoteague Island every year in Virginia. In 1943, the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota jumped 49 degrees in two minutes (-4°F to 45°F), one of the most drastic changes on record. The world's tiniest park is in Portland, measuring a mere two feet wide. The inventor of the Ouija board lived and died in Baltimore; his tombstone stands as a reflection of his achievement. The biggest signature in human history belongs to Texas farmer Jimmie Luecke... The two-mile landmark can be seen from space. There are around 5,000 commercial airplanes flying over the United States at any given time Only one-third of all $100 bills are actually inside the United States. In Colma, California the dead outnumber the living by nearly 1,000 to 1. The smallest county in the U.S., Kalawao County on the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i, is also a leprosy colony where a few former patients still live. South Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist in the wild. Virus-free. www.avg.com
  12. A flock of sheep pass through a gate Virus-free. www.avg.com
  13. Brillion GT 6

    Here's a little info from another site: http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/59796-brillion-or-garden-all/ and an article via Kate in the magazine:
  14. Snow Plow Scrapper Blade

    I used large washers on the front, but putting the worn original wear bar in front would be a smarter idea like you did, more holding power and a great recycling idea.
  15. Saw My old 210H on CL

    Oh yes!
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