There is a spare engine next to the tractor. Texas Deere and Horse may be able to bring it up for me when he comes for some tractors in RI. I met Stephen today and he said that he didn't care that much about it. He is happy to think that Swede's only grandson will get it. He also told me that these were among a dozen my FIL bought along with a shed full of spare parts when the drilling rigs converted from pony motors to compressed air starters. These little engines are 35hp and were pony motors on large diesels. He said that the hydraulics are salvaged from a B52 and the rear was a shortened old Ford rear. He also told me that the 73 Maverick only has 30k since Swede rebuilt the engine. I want to take that home too. Anybody know the trucking bidding site.
Superaben: there is still the remains of a Crosley behind the barn but, somebody rolled it over and the bamboo has grown up thick around it. Everybody tells me not to be afraid of the snakes but, in the same breathe they say to stay out of the bambo. We came down through the Shenandoah and will probably go back that way.
1978Murray: They aren't moving easily and the weather has gotten hot. The snakes are out. I was cutting brush last Saturday when it was still cool near the barn. 14' up the barn wall was a 6' snake skin. I'm nervous looking for snakes on the ground overhead freaks me out. My wife has reminded me that one fell out of a tree onto her mother years ago. The quality of the pictures is my inability to handle a smart phone. I'll try again.
It has been a long hot day here. I've got an ear infection(thankfully there was a VA clinic locally) that is giving me a bad time. I'm going to quit for now. Thanks to all and Good Luck, Rick