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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3165 on: January 02, 2018, 11:08:24 PM »
I made temporary repairs on the tractor today but not in time to work on the road. I had to put on a long sleeve shirt. :o  I'll try to work on the road tomorrow then take the side lifts off to fix and modify at my son's shop Thursday. Eventually the rear tool adjustments will be hydraulic and made from the seat.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3166 on: January 03, 2018, 01:49:12 PM »
Not much unusual about this picture, except that I live on the coast of SC.  Not use to this...

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3167 on: January 03, 2018, 02:04:16 PM »
Don't love the snow...but do love those Astro vans...had a few of them but they are really hard to find up here. 
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3168 on: January 03, 2018, 02:09:50 PM »
Don't love the snow...but do love those Astro vans...had a few of them but they are really hard to find up here.
Yea, I bought mine brand new in 1985 and she is still with me.  I gave her a Jasper engine about 5 years ago and it runs awesome...

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3169 on: January 03, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
Not much unusual about this picture, except that I live on the coast of SC.  Not use to this...
And it's heading up my way :-\ Looking for about 8 inches and then really cold -12 Saturday morning.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3170 on: January 03, 2018, 07:49:55 PM »
I'm just catching up. I haven't been on the computer since before Christmas, and I'll tell you, I didn't miss it much, but I was wondering what was going on here. It looks like I missed a lot! Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year......belated.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3171 on: January 10, 2018, 08:44:27 PM »
Are the rest of you guys getting this roller coaster ride on temps?  Eight days ago we had a low of -8F and high of 7, it been in the 60s this past five days. This morning at 6am it was 47 and by 1pm it was 73,  winter storm warning tonight with wind light snow and 34 high tomorrow :o

My buddy Lonnie called, he put TBI on his 55 and ready to begin testing. We have been trying to find one of the old WW2 bombing ranges in the area north of Greensburg for years, I've been to the one north of me. He was talking to an 'ol boy from the area, he knows and was invited on to the property where he knew of a 500 pounder that missed the mark. The 'ol boy gave it to Lonnie and got his tractor out and loaded it up. He says its cast iron with the rear fin missing. I told him to ask permission to  location to go search for a fin. Gotta like the history ;D

I spent over 2hrs walking around all the shrapnel to find enough parts  to put my 100 pounder (M382A) back together years ago. Now if I could remember where I put it, it's either buried under my bench at the shop or out in my storage shed.

Blue one is the 100 lb like mine. The rusty one maybe the one Lonnie got this morn.


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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3172 on: January 11, 2018, 10:02:53 AM »
It IS a practice bomb, right??? Reminds me of the old WWII Bugs Bunny cartoon where he is hitting bombs with a hammer on the assembly line.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3173 on: January 11, 2018, 11:33:58 AM »
The bottom one looks pretty serious. Back in the 50s in the Texas Panhandle it wasn't unusual to fond practice bombs laying around. It always seemed strange that more of them turned up in or near the out buildings than way out in the fields.  ::)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3174 on: January 11, 2018, 11:39:52 AM »
Haha. Yes Chopper "Practice Bomb".  The 100lb one I have was filled with sand for weight, but had about a pound black powder in a canister charge for report. It had a cable  pull arming pin when dropped and on impact a spring weighted plunger would strike the 28ga blank shot gun shell to ignite the black powder. When I talked my friend into taking me out there in the late 80s there were still craters 3' to 5' foot diameter couple feet deep.  I don't  know how big of a crater the 500lb practice bomb would leave.

Bucklin range was mainly used by Dodge City Army Airfield B-26's, and was a burmed circle with an x in the middle 750-1000' diam. The Greensburg range was used by B-29's out of Pratt Army Airfield. Lonnie said the old guy said it was just a large painted target.

Sixball, my friends farm was close to the range. His father and uncles were always fooling with off target misses. They told stories of chicken coupe and sheds destroyed, one house that one went thru the attic when nobody was home. Funny one was the boys found a skipped one ("live" yet), tied a rope to it and pulled it up on the windmill. They then let go of the rope and it detinated, blowing off one of the windmill legs and down it went. When their dad found out, they couldn't sit down for a week ;D
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3175 on: January 14, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
To cold to do anything but surf the web, Ghost does this look familiar
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3176 on: January 14, 2018, 06:13:42 PM »
That looks real familiar. My 28 sedan when I first got it.  Where did ya come up with those pictures

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3177 on: January 14, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »
I was surfing the web and found a black 32 Chevy sedan that caught my eye, and it took me to another forum talking about why people didn't like to build Chevrolets and you posted these picture back in 2009. Don't remember the name of the web sight. 

 


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