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  2. 9 points
    I think i can eventually handle most anything that the horses throw at me with a bit of research and some practice. I like to research some new part or area of work if I'm not completely familiar with it before diving in. I have the opinion that it doesn't matter who you are or what sort of education you have, with some self research or some 'training' from a buddy with some experience, that you can tackle most anything these horses can come up with....... BUT, my biggest strength is making even the most organized shop look like a cluttered mess and my biggest weakness is never being able to completely get it back in order. I think i could do better on having a little more patience when working on the horses though, to be completely honest. Just can't wait to get them back together and use them.
  3. 6 points
    For the most part I'm able to do most of the work on my Horse's without help, or I'll make a phone call to someone who can explain it to me when I overthink things. I can repair a Kohler single, tear into a carb, work on the transmissions, do some light welding, handle my own wiring....but some things I still & will always struggle with. Painting & or body work. I've never been happy with any of my paint jobs, no I don't use a spray gun....just rattle can. Spray guns seem hopelessly complicated to me, mixing paint & or hardener. This may be more of a patience thing than ability. I've had my best results with Valspar IH Red in rattle can...but TSC no longer carries that brand. Points.....maybe it's my cave man sized hands & or my 47 year old eyes, but I really struggle adjusting points. They are in an awkward to get to place (when on the tractor) & always seem to be at the wrong gap after I snug them down. Why am I writing this? I know others in the hobby who find painting & points simple or enjoyable, but won't touch a Carter N carb or a transmission because they feel it's above there skill level & will be in over there heads if they try to do it. So I'm curious what you other Red Square members may struggle with, find easy & enjoyable to work on where another may not. Or any tips or tricks that can help others. My biggest tip, a clean tractor, clean work space & lot's of light always helps when making repairs.
  4. 6 points
    I need step by steps with a lot of pictures. After multiple times, I can usually then knock it out. Not a mechanic / machine shop guy, so I need someone else to put it together (i.e. WH at the plant), let me take it apart when it breaks, replace what needs to be replaced (with a clear part number), and then put it back together, step by step... Paint isn't my thing either but the more I do the more I realize most time needs to be spent on the non-paint steps - prep, prep, prep...
  5. 6 points
    Had my 2 week follow-up today. Everything looks great according to my surgeon. Here's a picture of the hardware, which will be my entry into the Titanium Club.
  6. 6 points
    I in my opinion can handle most anything with my Wheel Horse's. I enjoy rebuilding Kohler's and feel great excitement when I hear them run again. Also enjoy hours in front of the blast cabinet watching paint fly off. So most anything is enjoyable. I like to use them also, spent a lot of hours pulling a 1 bottom plow. My weakness if probably electrical, and anytime I get an empty spot in the garage another one follows me home(Got to save them).
  7. 5 points
    Very interesting points by all. I'm in the same boat. I don't like to be greasy and oily so motors and transmissions are a set aside and get my mind right projects. My problem is putting things back together the way they came apart. With the internet and the manuals available from this site along with all the great people with knowledge and willingness to share I feel that whatever may stump me along the way can be overcome. Of coarse my son who owns his own small engine repair shop bails me out plenty. Painting is my main weakness. I keep practicing to improve. The main tip I can offer from my experience is patience and lots of it. I was taught at a young age that shortcuts is a fast track to a bad end result.
  8. 4 points
    Glad to hear you're doing good, Bob!..... What's the torque setting on those screws?
  9. 4 points
    Love to see that mounted on the wall
  10. 4 points
    Had some fun today... was able to gain access to one of the M60 main battle tanks we have on static display.
  11. 4 points
    Russ, I am so sorry for your mishap. You are still capable of healing, and I pray that you will. You have been an inspiration to me and many others. Good luck and Godspeed.
  12. 3 points
    Boston Tea Party Tax Revolt
  13. 3 points
    Eventually, I get most any needed work done. My thought, "Hey, we're not making watches."
  14. 3 points
    Many prayers for the best of healing for you Russ. It saddens me to hear this and to see you have to stop cold turkey., as I know this is not normally your style. You have done nothing but amaze me with your talents. I wish I had 1/2 your energy!! I do wish you well my friend. I have enjoyed all of our encounters.
  15. 3 points
    Glad things are going well Bob. Got me beat, only four screws and a plate in my neck. Be two years come January. And Red Square really helped me pass the time.
  16. 2 points
    I use the "Battery Tender" brand. It won't give me a reading for volts unless I have it hooked up. I checked the volts on my car battery at 12.4 volts, and hooked up the tender. It then read 12.6 volts. Must be doing something. I have used it for years between 5 different batteries, and haven't had a problem yet. Would like to check it out the right way though. Maybe I'll get a cheappy HF one like in this thread and modify it correctly.
  17. 2 points
    Prayers sent for a complete healing and recovery Russ. God Bless.
  18. 2 points
    Best of luck, were all pulling for you.
  19. 2 points
    You are in my thoughts and prayers - All the best.
  20. 2 points
    Sorry to hear about your mishap keep your chin up Russ Jo and I will have you in our prayers Brian
  21. 2 points
    Sorry to hear that. Keeping you in my thoughts
  22. 2 points
    Elmer Pond and the Mrs. Out on an early prototype version of the RJ (Retirement Jr.)...
  23. 2 points
    Sorry to read this post Russ. I had a similar thing happen to me- I know how you feel- Hang in there-maybe after you heal the situation will look a little different- Good Luck- Al
  24. 2 points
    Oh Oh....here's another.... Giddy Yup Mertel....don't wanna be late to the Big Show...only got 500 miles to go....
  25. 2 points
    Oh and ...Don't make me use this whip....
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