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Old 01-12-2020, 10:58 AM
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Blends right in, great job Mac!
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:15 PM
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Thanks guys. I had hoped to fool most people about the age of this truck, but, Dozer, you're saying that I'll only fool half the people. Boy, I'm slipping a wee bit.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:43 PM
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The other horrible job that I wasn't looking forward to, was taking the lefthand wiper arm transmission out and fixing the shaft in it. I broke it near the end of the showing off season.
Well, it's apart and part of a plan to fix it is in place.
I spent part of the afternoon trying to start the tractor up so I could plow the yard and driveway. It was around thirty below and the batteries were weak. When I got it started the oil was so thick that nothing worked right for quite a while.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:28 AM
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The other horrible job that I wasn't looking forward to, was taking the lefthand wiper arm transmission out and fixing the shaft in it. I broke it near the end of the showing off season.
Well, it's apart and part of a plan to fix it is in place.
I spent part of the afternoon trying to start the tractor up so I could plow the yard and driveway. It was around thirty below and the batteries were weak. When I got it started the oil was so thick that nothing worked right for quite a while.
At 30 Below my pacemaker battery would be weak and my coffee thick as well.
Stay warm. Mac.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:51 PM
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The other horrible job that I wasn't looking forward to, was taking the lefthand wiper arm transmission out and fixing the shaft in it. I broke it near the end of the showing off season.
Well, it's apart and part of a plan to fix it is in place.
I spent part of the afternoon trying to start the tractor up so I could plow the yard and driveway. It was around thirty below and the batteries were weak. When I got it started the oil was so thick that nothing worked right for quite a while.
I don't know how you guys way up north do it. Once it gets below freezing I'm miserable.
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Kenny, it's not that I like this frozen terribleness, but I do live with it. Today it was not quite -30C but there was a brisk breeze, making it feel like -40. I wear a turtle-neck under my coveralls and coat, and when I was coming back west on my daily walk, I pulled the turtle-neck up over my nose and partway up my eyes. I had my hat peak pulled down so I could only see a little slit, and still I turned around and walked backwards for a bit.
Luckily I have a heated shop, but I didn't work on a hotrod today. I finished up a safety, iron handrail for the new deck on the house.

My dyslexia is showing again, I told you I was working on my lefthand wiper, well it's my right one.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:43 AM
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Don't feel bad about the dyslexia. I have it along with ADD. Some claim people with it are more creative and are better at thinking out side of the box.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:17 PM
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I'm in both of those groups, Kenny. I'm partially dyslectic, and I believe it helps me think outside the box. It makes me more ambidextrous and makes my reading and writing more adventurous. I have to proof read everything I write,--aggressively; or you guys would have an adventure reading my stuff.
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I'm in both of those groups, Kenny. I'm partially dyslectic, and I believe it helps me think outside the box. It makes me more ambidextrous and makes my reading and writing more adventurous. I have to proof read everything I write,--aggressively; or you guys would have an adventure reading my stuff.
Ya I have to reread and check creative spelling and thank goodness for spell check. I wasn't diagnosed with this until I was 36 years old. I'm 55 now. I had a great uncle that was worse than me and had a hard time reading and if you weren't dyslexic you couldn't read what he was trying to get across.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:53 PM
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It's good to know that I'm not alone, Kenny. [Boy, do I have trouble with the double e's in your name]. I'm not too bad, so I can laugh at myself most of the time.
I started painting my rebuilt hand-rail and ran out of gloss black paint. None to be found in the shop.
Anyhow, I made a new little shaft for my wiper transmission, because I'd broken the end off of it last fall. When I was fitting it back onto the little pitman arm, I was too enthusiastic and broke the arm, which wasn't real metal. I'm making a new arm out of pressed tin.
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