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About GlenPettit

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  • Birthday 08/04/1943

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    (Red Square) GlenPettit@WheelHorseForum.com
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  • tractors
    RJ-55, RJ-58, 501, GT-14/FEL, C-101, C-141, C-161, (4) 312-8, 416-8, plus parters
  • favoritemodel
    Round Hoods

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  • Location
    1541 N. Michigan Road (M-99) * Eaton Rapids, MI
  • Occupation
    Retired (but busier than ever); former H.S. Voc. Printing Instr, & p/t M.S.U. instr in Pkg. Printing
  • Interests
    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. --- Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-9225 * Phone (517) 410-5860

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  1. Hello, I have been trying to reach you about ordering two things at once. The Tractor cover and a fuse block cap in black. Do I need to order them separately or can you arrange for one parcel?



    1. GlenPettit


      They can be ordered together   -- total cost would be $70, delivered.

    2. GlenPettit


      just go ahead and order the cover, and then under instructions just add the second item, (no additional shipping charges, it will come in the same box as the cover. change cost from $60 to $70. 

  2. GlenPettit

    Higher cost of parts???

    "Buyer beware". But actually eBay will get in there and help you 'fight," especially if you have a good near-100% record with them, if you are clear, logical, and brief, they will do all the protections they promised in your agreement, first is contact the seller with why you're unhappy, and what they may have misrepresented and why. In my personal experience this has always been the case, but there are steps and time limits you must stay within. Always look at a sellers satisfaction % (and read what others have said in the past, that's why eBay always post these numbers, but a seller can always come up with a new name easily, research, it is your money, There have been some interesting scams in the past. No use getting mad at eBay or PayPal, it may harm you even more in the long run, they both do make errors, but not that many. Glen.
  3. GlenPettit

    Higher cost of parts???

    Funny things happen on eBay. I sell most of my items on eBay. (Over 1,000 in last 10 years, much prefer via Red Square members, = much more professional & understanding) Sales on Just eBay — lots of questions, mostly because they did not read the entire description, re: size, colour, quantity, model. Then most expect me to send it first because of a hurry —- I’ve learned from that. eBay is tough & very $$$ especially on sellers , buyers have lot of safety protections. As a seller it is $$$ with eBay fees, PayPal fees then shipping, I understand why many sellers don’t want to ship overseas. Those videos from Alumilite are excellent, that’s exactly how I make my stuff they are only 80 minutes away, exact same products I use (I also use pressure pots + a vacuum chamber). Glen
  4. GlenPettit

    Rubber for snow blade

    I'm very impress with this one - off eBay (about $25, + $15 shipping, got 2 shipped for that same price). No problems anywhere, but gravel builds up quick in a pile on the edges, then freezes, that's the only problem. I have mostly black asphalt & cement and a little sun makes it easy to totally remove the packed ice. Easy to drill the rubber, l and the square carriage bolt head goes into a round hole in rubber easily. Save the old metal strip when installing the new rubber, then use it like the washers. Spray Silicon on the metal to shed the snow better. The wear bar does not need to level with the bottom of the new rubber edge, I think the rubber wears a lot less than the original metal wear blade does.
  5. GlenPettit

    Extra weights

    Lug tires don't really need chains if you're careful and have lots of weight, I've added 200# per rear tire and have no problems, = just great traction. Don't forget if you add a lot of weight on the rear axle, add some to the front for steering control, (when adding # to the rear, you're lightening the front slightly). To de-rust chain, put it in a quart of white vinegar in a bucket with a quart of water (50-50%) let sit 1-2 days (in basement), then put chain in a bucket with old oil. Good Luck, Glen Another thought is Rubber Tire Chains I use them and have been very happy with the results, my first choice is Lug tire without chains, I have a long asphalt drive with slight hills. Google Amazon and look for Rubber Tire Chains, but add extra rubber cross links for a much smoother ride. Not the best on smooth ice. A product called "RIMGUARD" is what the professionals use, will not rust nor hurt the enviroment, wherever Farmers go is who has it. Filled tire prices can be all over the place so shop around, I pay about $30 for rears, $20 for fronts, total, using good tires/rims and/or tubes is smart to reduce leaks. Done right they won't leak. Regular Window Anti-Freeze can break-down chemically over the years, (the alcohol in it is what changes) . RIM-GUARD will last for decades and is completely organic (google it).
  6. dr Jarvis:  

    I have received your $59 PayPal payment, for the knobs & Hubs.  but cannot locate your mailing address, it is not on your payment invoice from PayPal.  Please send me you mailing address, your knobs are all packed and ready to ship:  a 'reply' here will work fine.

    Glen Pettit

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    2. GlenPettit



      Sending your USPS package out today, Saturday, tracking # 9400 1096 9993 9548 1559 10 .  First Class in a 6x9" Bubble mailer.

      All of the items you wanted are in there.

      Except in the last eMail above, still could not find your address anywhere, and the PayPal payment invoice in no longer on my PayPal list ?

      I have not cashed any of your payments.    Sending out your items now to help your restoration projects.Double check with PayPal to see if someone withdrew your payments,  or let me know your transaction number(s).



    3. GlenPettit


      I have been having trouble with eBay & PayPal private messages that go through "Messenger", I'm not a member of that .facebook/Google listing group.  There is a guy with my same name (in CA) that joined it first and I think that is where the private messages have gone, he is not on the old

      PayPal mailings.   ---  nor on Red Square messages:   best to use;   GlenPettit@iCloud.com

      He should  not be be able to access PayPal because of my password.


    4. drjarvisphd121


      I got my refund from the first time I sent it, it just took a couple days. Glad it all worked out, thank you

  7. Glenn,

    Dio you still have the 1.5 hub caps available as well as the 2" steering wheel insert?

  8. Poly Wear Bar for Dozer/Snow Blade

    Hello Glen,

    Do you offer a Poly Wear Scrapper Bar for W H 48" blades?

    Thanks for you time in responding,


    1. GlenPettit


      no I do not sell those, theree are several place on eBay that have them  plus local  metal shops.  Good luck.

  9. GlenPettit

    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.
  10. GlenPettit

    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
  11. 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.
  12. hi glen do you have a catalog  my friend needs parts and was wondering also the next show you will be at thanks !clyde

  13. Almost the age to soon start them on Wheel Horses:http://www.flixxy.com/the-spirit-of-childhood-hello-brother-louis-armstrong.htm
  14. 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
  15. GlenPettit

    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).