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  1. Re: Locking Rear Differential on BX2670?

    My wife thought she was stuck crossing a ditch at an angle. Wanted me to push... no way! I put her foot on that little pedal, and told her to back up, yer not stuck. Her eyes got real big... but...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Guessing it's the original clutch, so 212k. I didn't think it looked bad either...
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    Re: 303 Aerospace Protectorant...

    My dad used it on his amphibious ultralight airplane, he was convinced it worked. No real side by side comparisons though...
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    Re: trenching utilities to barn

    Former electrician...

    Keep low voltage (cat 5/phone) and high viltage (120v/240v) separated by 18" or more. Keep electric and water separated by 18" or more, preferably in separate ditch if under...
  5. Re: Am I going to have to split my tractor to fix this?

    I split a buddy's L2850 about 2 years ago... it's a job... having a shop service manual is a must...

    Perhaps you're lucky, in his case, the reason for disassembly was a broken trans case, due to...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Got the truck out of the barn, and started stripping the old motor. Got the clutch apart... it had been working fine when I last drove the truck, never slipped that I know of, even on the higher HP...
  7. Re: Saw a guy with a Mahindra cap.............

    "Cool... you can fix my bass boat AND my tractor..."
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    I ended up lifting the front of the cab/core support about 7", made all the difference in the world in access to bell housing bolts and removal of the engine.
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Put in a few more hours today... top side is ready, alternator and power steering pump and bracket off, A/C pump and bracket off, down pipe loose, starter out...

    All that's left is bell housing...
  10. Re: Anybody else ever have DPF issues? Mine is beeping and won't regenerate.

    I wonder if the DPF can be deleted like it can on some diesel pickup trucks for 'off road use only'... aren't tractors for offroad use anyway? *grin*

    I know, I know... EPA rules, gubment bullsh!t...
  11. Thread: Bumpers!

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    Re: Bumpers!

    Unless you're doing a restoration, I'd be looking at the pictures, then heading to the barn to check my steel supplies, fire up the welder, and make something that works.

    I built a grill guard and...
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    Re: You know...

    For my youngest daughter (2 yo) it's 'Let it go', also from the movie 'Frozen'... or anything Minnie Mouse.

    I can't sit down with her with out her wanting to watch Minnie Mouse or Let It Go...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Made more progress today...

    http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r641/wvdieselcrawler2/Mobile%20Uploads/20160723_174511_zpsrpkrmoqv.jpg

    A/C condenser tied up without disconnecting the lines and...
  14. Re: PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Here's a better picture of our barn from the side towards the house. Note the mini-barn mailbox on the pipe fence in the foreground.
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    Loader Re: Getting an L4150

    I would make sure the hydraulic system is up to the task of running an auger... being hydrostatic, a skidsteer has a massive hydraulic system. A tractor, not so much, and a 20 to 30 year old machine...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    I did get the truck into the barn last night, with the help of my wife and both tractors...

    The plan is pull the motor, and move the truck back outside. Get the new motor ready to put in, then...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    11 wagons, about 100 bales each, 1100 total.... we did that much about 2 weeks ago.... impressive Train none the less.
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Not likely to paint anything... but want to get the motor pulled out of the truck, to start swapping over what parts I can. Down side is tractor will have to sit outside while the truck is inside... ...
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    Re: Building stairs/steps

    I'm in total agreement with you... I also equally enjoy roof framing.
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    Building stairs/steps

    I'm going to be replacing a flight of steps at one of my rentals, a garage/apartment... the stairs going to the apartment are on the verge of catastrophic failure.

    No real issues, remove the old...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Got the flywheel and trans adapter off, and the motor properly mounted to the motor stand last night, and the valve covers off tonight. Pulled the injectors and glow plugs, and drained the fuel and...
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    Re: Who is Trace Adkins and why do I care?

    Agree 100%. A big deal is made about so meny people and what they do in their personal lives... that in no way affects our enjoyment of their performance or their ability to do their job. I'm not a...
  23. Re: Field FOD through a front (thank God) tire

    Try this

    Heavy Duty White Plastic Tread in Fence Posts Holds Electric Tape Wire Rope 10pk | eBay
  24. Re: Field FOD through a front (thank God) tire

    I can get you a picture later today, if I remember!
  25. Re: Field FOD through a front (thank God) tire

    Cmon... that's the bottom of a plastic fence post for electric fence... we have dozens, plastic top with steel spike at the bottom. I'm sure that's what got yer Tire.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    With commercially avaliable cast blocks to build retaining walls, few true stone walls are built any more...
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    Re: Who is Trace Adkins and why do I care?

    Not me... I like my beer!

    But I'm not an alcoholic, I'm a drunk... alcoholics go to meetings!

    J/K!!!!

    Jokes aside... I do enjoy a beer or two every few days... sometimes a few more, but...
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    Re: Post and beam barn build

    I remember going to see 'Raiders of the Lost Arc' and 'On Golden Pond' with my parents at that drive-in, I was little... it's long gone now, built apartment buildings there 6 to 8 years ago.
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    Re: Post and beam barn build

    Yup... south of walmart about 2 blocks, East of the railroad tracks. Viking Glass was in full swing when the dam was built, closed in the early 1990's. Sat vacant for years, my boss bought it about...
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    Re: Post and beam barn build

    Wow... thanks for posting. Since that picture, they have added a hydroelectric power plant to the WV (left in picture) side of the dam, circa early 1990's. If the picture was more clear, you could...
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    Re: winch mount

    True... Won't argue that at all, cheap one you posted the like to seems very cost effective. However, for $250, I'd make my own.
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    Re: winch mount

    Looks easy enough to make one yourself... welders, torches, grinders, makes something that works...
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    You can add leafs for actual load capacity increase, but the door tag GCVR will likely be higher on the F350, and keep you out of hot water with the DOT.

    You could swap in an F550 suspension...
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    Re: Tractor related project

    Lol... not saying that what we call it at our shop is the name ford uses!

    In my case, it was a full floater rear diff, no need to pull clips to remove axles, so I had the whole ring gear carrier...
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    Re: Tractor related project

    That's a center pin bolt in my world... had to remove a broken on at work about a month ago. Used a drill and easy out, backed right out... Prior to that my coworker and I were stressing out big time.
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Not much to look at, and confusing at that... I borrowed a heavy duty motor stand as well, and have the motor sitting on that, backwards, not mounted by bell housing bolts as it normally would be. ...
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    Re: Mounting mirror on tractor ??

    I stuck some adhesive backed 3" convex blind spot mirrors on the top of my loader masts. Not the greatest position for best view, but better than nothing and quite protected.
  38. Re: Hit the predator nocturnal trifecta last nite

    I shot 12 coons year before last, 3 in one evening, in the yard no less. Not much sign of them this year... few possum... seen a few ferral cats, can't quite draw on them fast enough.
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    Re: My $40 canopy

    Wow... nice work Luke. Looks good. Will serve you well, it's nice to keep the sun off yer head.
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    Re: Post and beam barn build

    Alot of my time management issues come from working days, and wife working nights. Keeping the kids in line and quiet so she can rest is a job in and of itself. Seems they wait till she's resting to...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Thanks for the cyber back-pat, Richard.

    However, I'm a bit pumped... I did manage to stop at my buddy's on the way by there today, and the motor is now setting in the back of my truck. It was the...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    No progress in months. Hope to pick up the '03 long block from my buddy soon... maybe this weekend.
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    Re: Post and beam barn build

    Little to no progress on this project... brush hogging fields, mowing yards, work, family stuff... all keep me busy. I did manage to move and sort the logs I have in the field at this point yesterday...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Got a little seat time yesterday evening, moving some logs around. Tryed to sort them by length as best I could, but mostly wanted to clear the area I need to park the trailer to load them....
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    Re: Homestead Iowa tractor identity

    You can see the twin city name on the upper grill....

    Cool old iron... thanks for sharing.
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    Re: SHOCK! My tractors are teenagers!

    My dad is the second owner of his 1974 MF 135, he bought it from the original owner's widow in 1975. Has about 2300 hours on it... solid tractor.
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    Re: Put those ROPS lights on inside

    My take is the spammers now replying to our threads.
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    Re: kittyyoshie310

    Better add 'happyt448' to your list... and others... they can post faster than the mods can delete them.
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    Re: Korean attack on TBN

    I realize the mods do their best to clean up, it's just not right that they should have to in the first place... I wish the offending spam posters would simply stop... find some other more honorable...
  50. Junk threads--spammers: please stop!

    What's with the hundreds of junk threads with gibberish in the titles? It's really getting out of hand... if whoever is posting them is a real person, who can actually read and understand English,...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    No worries, many straps used, never lost a bale. Made it off the hillside pictured, thru the creek crossing to get out of the field, and no issues on the 20 mile trip home. Only issue of note was...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    We did some hay with my father-in-law yesterday. His sheds are full, no more round bales will fit... an offhand comment about needing a square baler led to us borrowing my dad's baler... about 1000...
  53. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    They used a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter, figured it the truck could handle it, the adapter would be fine...
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    Re: Chainsaw holder, Kubota 60 series cab

    Roy: yes, the power head can beND the bar... which is the reason I have a rubber bungee strap holding it firmly in place on my scabbard. Some don't, and if there's no bouncing or jarring force on it,...
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    Re: Black (Melanistic) Fawn

    Albino? Seen pictures. Piebald? (Mix albino/normal) yes, seen one live in the woods. Melanistic? Never heard of it, let alone seen one...
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    Re: Anyone here dealing with depression

    Counseling can be a big help. I've been there... and I'm still here, I made it thru the roughest spots, and have learned how to cope with it... even without meds.

    You're on the right track, the...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Lol... I know I've posted that picture before, but was the perfect follow up to yours... *grin*
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Gordon didn't show you the front view...

    http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv354/wvdieselcrawler/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09-29%2013.52.35_zpslyetdhhe.jpg
  59. Re: Well used farm truck: What would you look for?

    A gasser superduty truck can be found in your price range. Tough trucks, auto trans is the weak link in the diesel models (ask me how I know!) But haven't heard as meny issues with the gasser...
  60. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I wanna see them unload that mess at the boat ramp...
  61. Re: I had "THE TALK" with my 4 year old son today!

    Having both green and orange tractors, both of which earn their keep, I'm gonna stay outta that debate!
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    Re: Clutch adjustment on a L3650

    Best advice is... start your own thread, with relevant title. This thread... over 4 years since last post...

    Edit... if you're mechanically inclined, I would go for it. My friend has a similar...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I got to clear some trails yesterday, and burned the brush pile from a few weeks ago. Loader with forks makes things so much easier...
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  64. Re: PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Exactly the reason I plan to preserve ours as best I can... I'm thankful the roof was replaced by the former owner, and is in good shape.
  65. Re: I had "THE TALK" with my 4 year old son today!

    For the record, not my tractor, and I protested loudly at the mere suggestion of the paint choice... but I think my friend the bee man had been stung in the head a few too many times...
  66. Re: I had "THE TALK" with my 4 year old son today!

    The more difficult "talk" will be when he wants to know why the orange tractor wants to be a green tractor.

    Please, be careful... the following picture may be to graffic for young eyes or weak...
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    Re: Dozer Blade for in the Woods

    I agree, good info, nice write up. Thanks for sharing.

    My wife will hate you for it... just makes me "need" a dozer that much more... *grin*
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    Re: Chainsaw holder, Kubota 60 series cab

    I puzzled over how to mount/locate a saw scabbard on my friends L4310 cab tractor a while back. It couldn't block the rear window, as he often opens it, and couldn't mount it vertically because he...
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    I agree on 'there's a lemon in every crowd', but there's quite a few duramax trucks at work with 250k to 300k plus miles... but there's nearly 300k on my wife's Excursion, and my f250 has motor...
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    Tires and the pressure will make a big difference in any vehicle.

    I adjust the pressure to match the load, so the wear is even. Otherwise, the center of the tire wears out faster (psi too high)...
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    Re: Homemade headache rack for my truck

    Wow... nice work...

    Don't cut yourself short, your skills are more than 'novice'. The tricky part is fitting the parts together, and with the angles complicated by the square tube turned, even...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    RF, I think your new truck will do well for you... and look good doing it!

    The loads you describe are what I was referring to, and that's not to say it couldn't handle more... with care. As I...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Richard, I agree, for the most part...

    I think they have their place in the world... for the occasional towing of a bass boat, smaller trailer, mostly daily driver type use, they will likely be...
  74. Re: PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Not sure I've seen this thread before...

    In 2013, my wife and I purchased a 118ac farm. The house is said to have been built in 1912, but it is unclear if that was the original house or current...
  75. Re: Is there a way to get a first fix on the water level in a tractor's tires?

    Under the right conditions, the "frost line method" is an attention getter when you walk into the barn on a warmer morning after a few really cold days... yup, both front and back tires are loaded on...
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    Re: Working space in a barn

    Big difference between adequate space to park a vehicle vs adequate space to work on/around same vehicle.

    My 'bay' in the barn is 14x45. Too narrow, would be long enough if not so cluttered......
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    Re: Ford 4x4 question: LOCKED or AUTO ?

    The 'auto' setting is ONLY the hubs. The transfer case is not Auto, it's in 4x or 2x, as controlled by the driver via the dash knob.

    Edit: snobdds, great explanation, you beat me to it.
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    Re: Ford 4x4 question: LOCKED or AUTO ?

    The Ford hubs are vacuum operated in the 'auto' setting, and locked in all the time in the 'lock' setting. With a knob on the dash, when switched to 4x, it sends a vacuum pulse to the hub to lock it...
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    Tires Re: A physics question of leverage

    I made spacers to fit between the center dish, and the outter rim. The added load from the additional leverage was factored into my decision to do so, my thinking that the wear on bearing was cheaper...
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    The functional and in place plastic shield is the reason the pto shaft on my brush hog has not been greased yet this summer... shame on me.
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    Tires Re: A physics question of leverage

    Space the wheels wide AND use the spacers... that's more stable! *grin*

    Jokes aside, spacing the wheel out with one method or the other, the stability difference is negligible if the final track...
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    I've been driving the F550 (2014) at work this week. Unloaded, that is one rough riding SOB. I'm sure any of the SRW trucks you look at would feel smooth after driving the f550.
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    We have about 20 pick-up trucks at work... about even split between chevy and fords, a few dodges. The ford's hold up better under heavy hard use, the chevys ride nicer but needs more front...
  84. Re: New to me (actually my Grandma) flawless 89 Massey Ferguson 1020 4WD

    I agree, looks like a 2wd model. The steering knuckles, clearly pictured, are 2wd style, and axle tube and knuckle doesn't have the size and shape a 4wd would.

    Very nice looking tractor, but due...
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    Don't grab the wrong shifter...

    OP... best of luck to your friend and a quick recovery. Life will never be the same. Be careful out there.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    I can in no way afford one but those new 150's are nice... congratulations on the new truck.

    I would concider trying to figure out how to wrangle a deal on one if I could haul the whole family...
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    Re: What is your best modifacation ?

    Lol... only one sister by blood but lots of 'older brothers' have mentored me over the years...
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    Re: What is your best modifacation ?

    Thank you... one of the reasons I like to share is to help stimulate the creative process for others, as meny others have done for me... glad to help.
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    Re: What is your best modifacation ?

    I'll keep it simple...

    Wheel spacers that fit between the outter rim and center dish. Gained 4.5" on each side.
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    Re: What is your best modifacation ?

    Are you asking for non-terramite pictures? Who you were asking wasn't clear. I will happily share, but don't wish to clog your thread unless that's what you are asking for...

    I've used a...
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    Do you ever make ugly welds? Those look nice, I'm almost sick with jealousy, on several counts.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bush hog crazy wheel....

    Aaron, I think we are on the same page, didn't mean to single you out, exactly, more using the pictures you posted for example reasons. Apologies to you if nessasary.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bush hog crazy wheel....

    While I completely agree with the wheel axle point needing to be behind the swivel point, I disagree that the swivel point should be true vertical. Mine, and meny others have a few degrees of tilt,...
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    Re: PICTURES ONLY thread

    Friend sent me this a few days ago... perfect for this thread!

    http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r641/wvdieselcrawler2/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_3806_zpsh0asfxh6.jpg
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    Re: What is your best modifacation ?

    Post erased

    Edit: I'm sorry, I didn't realize this was in the terramite section, I found the thread thru the 'today's posts' link... not a place to brag about my JD mods.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Finally got some before and after pictures to show you of the back fields I'm clearing lately.
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    I guess I should have stated the model year of the truck I was referring to... it is a 2014 F150. I am not familiar with Ford gas motors, short of doing oil changes on these new trucks we have with...
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    Doubt it.... the old 302's didn't come with coil packs and multiport fuel injection. We have one at work...
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    Re: Those Craigslist photos

    "I ment to do that!"
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    Re: Need Ideas for Spending "Free" $

    I have an FS130 ring handle, great machine. It's my go-to, prefer it over the FS110 bike bar handle, which our 15 y/o son prefers.

    Wise choices on your expenditures.
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