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3 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2012 - 6:07PM #411
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Jan 20, 2012 -- 11:27PM, mountain_man wrote:


Jan 20, 2012 -- 2:13PM, Stardove wrote:

The Eagle has landed in our backyard.  Hubby Hank is in picture who did lots of work clearing the space for cover.  Three weeks after buying the Jayco 330RLTS we got her home.  The cover was built and outbuilding wired before parking her.


We have families around here living in trailers like that.


I get my big toy next week; a 1952 Ford 8N tractor. It's going to take me sevearl years, and about $3000, to restore it and then I can sell it for $2000. I'll just have to have $1000 of fun fixing it.



I don't think there will be a contest to see who is having more fun.  Traveling and site seeing verses fixing a tractor... I win. 


Seriously have fun with that Dave.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2012 - 6:08PM #412
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Jan 21, 2012 -- 4:23PM, rangerken wrote:

Jan 20, 2012 -- 11:27PM, mountain_man wrote:

I get my big toy next week; a 1952 Ford 8N tractor. It's going to take me sevearl years, and about $3000, to restore it and then I can sell it for $2000. I'll just have to have $1000 of fun fixing it. Cool


Dave, your idea of fun is...er...odd????...


I love fixing things, building things, and that. I also repurpose things. Last week I took some old climbing rope, coiled it flat, used Liquid Nails to glue it together, and had me a nice looking rug for my front porch. I take old fire extinguishers and make bells out of them. I take old sash windows and make tables or wall hangings out of them. I'm about to start on making a basket out of barbed wire. Restoring an old tractor will be fun, a money pit, but fun.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2012 - 6:11PM #413
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Jan 21, 2012 -- 6:07PM, Stardove wrote:

I don't think there will be a contest to see who is having more fun.  Traveling and site seeing verses fixing a tractor... I win. 


Seriously have fun with that Dave.


Nah, I win. I get to work outside, watching my llamas, the birds. I'm sure the resident pair of ravens will come watch. They always hang around watching me when I'm working outside. Maybe the local bobcat will wonder by. The thing is, while working on something like this, concentrating on what you're doing, thinking, the whole world is gone and it's just you. Kind of like the Zen of Tractor Repair. Cool

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 23, 2012 - 5:31PM #414
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Years ago...as in lots...I once got up from a deer blind I had spent many hours sitting in, without any deer coming by, and upon turning around saw a mountain lion on a rock ledge, lying down, watching me! I have no idea how long the cat had been there. As soon as it saw me looking at it, it left. I would not have shot it but it had no way of knowing that I'm always predator friendly


I am very happy that at least for a time back then, the cat wasn't inclined to be people-unfriendly.


 


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3 years ago  ::  Jan 23, 2012 - 11:59PM #415
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Jan 23, 2012 -- 5:31PM, rangerken wrote:

Years ago...as in lots...I once got up from a deer blind I had spent many hours sitting in, without any deer coming by, and upon turning around saw a mountain lion on a rock ledge, lying down, watching me! I have no idea how long the cat had been there. As soon as it saw me looking at it, it left. I would not have shot it but it had no way of knowing that I'm always predator friendly


I am very happy that at least for a time back then, the cat wasn't inclined to be people-unfriendly.


The local bobcat, whose territory I live in, will stroll past me, once 15 feet away, and give me a look that shows it considers me to be beneath it's dignity to be afraid of.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2012 - 10:12PM #416
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Well.... after driving 600 miles in one day, I got my tractor home. I should have it running in a year or two. Yell

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2012 - 6:43PM #417
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Jan 24, 2012 -- 10:12PM, mountain_man wrote:


Well.... after driving 600 miles in one day, I got my tractor home. I should have it running in a year or two. Yell





Mountainman, If you can drive that tractor 600 miles it seems like you should be able to get it running again in a little less time than a year. Of course if it's mad at having been driven 600 miles at one time...no doubt on roads with no enjoyable plowing done (tractors like that sort of thing I believe...last time I had a conversation with one it told me just that)...it may keep on springing leaks or leaking springs or doing other nasty, mechanical things just to express its pique.


I suggest you contact a local witch and see about having a spell of anthropomorphism cast on your obviously unhappy machine so you can reason with it.


Ken...in total helpful mode


 


PS. Now if you were towing the tractor, then it probably is REALLY pissed off at you so you'll need perhaps three, supersized spells...expensive ones too.


PPS. If it's a boy tractor consider getting a girl tractor friend for it and tll it you'll only garage them side by side if it gets 'better'. If you have, however, a girl tractior you are s--t out of luck because they usually don't care that much for boy tractors...something about sharp tail pipes that hurt...whatever..


PPPS. all of the above is why I play with horses, and not tractors!

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2012 - 9:32PM #418
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Jan 25, 2012 -- 6:43PM, rangerken wrote:

Mountainman, If you can drive that tractor 600 miles it seems like you should be able to get it running again in a little less time than a year. Of course if it's mad at having been driven 600 miles at one time...no doubt on roads with no enjoyable plowing done (tractors like that sort of thing I believe...last time I had a conversation with one it told me just that)...it may keep on springing leaks or leaking springs or doing other nasty, mechanical things just to express its pique.


In order to get the tractor to go over 60mph on the freeway, I had to do some adjustments.


I suggest you contact a local witch and see about having a spell of anthropomorphism cast on your obviously unhappy machine so you can reason with it.


Ken...in total helpful mode


The only witch I know is my ex mother in law. She died a month ago.


PS. Now if you were towing the tractor, then it probably is REALLY pissed off at you so you'll need perhaps three, supersized spells...expensive ones too.


She'd rather have put a death spell on me. Something really nasty like being run through a shredder. She was that way.


PPS. If it's a boy tractor consider getting a girl tractor friend for it and tll it you'll only garage them side by side if it gets 'better'. If you have, however, a girl tractior you are s--t out of luck because they usually don't care that much for boy tractors...something about sharp tail pipes that hurt...whatever..


PPPS. all of the above is why I play with horses, and not tractors!


This tractor seems to be a female. It's going to cost me a fortune in upkeep.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2012 - 5:13PM #419
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So the reason you opted for a female tractor is exactly what?????


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3 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2012 - 6:33PM #420
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Jan 26, 2012 -- 5:13PM, rangerken wrote:

So the reason you opted for a female tractor is exactly what?????


The gelding tractors just get fat and lazy.

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