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#931 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Old Girl won a trophy yesterday at the 44th Annual Texas Tractor and Engine association show.

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:55 PM

I only found out about the 44 Year old event that is known as the Texas State Tractor and Engine Association a couple months ago. http://texasedtea.org/ Out of over 100 large Tractors, and as many Old engines, there were only a handful of smaller Garden Tractors, or mowers scattered around. About 15 in all that I saw. Areas are set aside for (Flea Market, Steam Tractors and Oil Pulls, Tractors, and Engines. It was commented that I may be the only one with a Garden Tractor that has won an “Outstanding Display” award for a Garden Tractor, at this event, and that this might grow into a separate section allotted for GT’s in the future. This depends on how many we can get to show up. I am already planning for next year, and will probably bring Old Girl again, only this time, I’ll leave the 48” mower deck and set the snow blower to actually operate. The whole theme of the show was to show the old machines in action, from making ice cream, Wheat Thrashing, Corn Shelling, Wood Planning, and how they did that back when.

 

Anyone know where I can get a truck load of snow for the event next October?

 

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 05:40 AM

Larry did you have to explain to the other Texans that that's not a front mounted tiller lol .     You do have a beauty there :thumbs:  :thumbs:  


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 07:44 PM

We spent the day moving the old garbage pin (T-posts and fence) to another area so my Daughter can place a pre fab 10 X 20 building in to store her stuff. The Fence has been there 20+ years and had grown into the ground. Old Girl made quick work on yanking it out. 

I have been so bored lately that I added a trailer light connector to Her.

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 04:06 PM

I saw you at Temple, been going over there for a couple of years.  I was riding around on a Wheel Horse with Mag Wheel hubcaps.


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 04:33 PM

I saw you at Temple, been going over there for a couple of years.  I was riding around on a Wheel Horse with Mag Wheel hubcaps.

I talked with about 50 people that day, was you one of them? I plan on going again next year.



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Posted October 22, 2015 - 07:23 PM

I thought I had taken pictures of everything there, I went back and looked through them and couldn't find a Wheelhourse with mag wheels. Guess I didn't see everything. :smilewink:



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Posted October 23, 2015 - 12:47 PM

My tractor wasn't on display, I just rode it around.  I spent a lot of time with some friends over in the big tractors. One of them had the Oliver with the big block Chevy in it.  You have a very nice restore, the snow blower makes it a stand out in this part of Texas. Where do you live?



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Posted October 23, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Oglesby, between Gatesville and McGregor.



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Posted October 27, 2015 - 06:59 PM

I noticed something weird.... not an issue though with the rear LED tail light. It is dimly lit with the light switch off. The LED headlights are wired to the same switch and do not glow. There must be some bleed over inside the switch (grease) Don't know. 

Here is (eng off) - (eng on - sw off) - and (eng on sw-on).

 

I also checked it with the engine off, and ignition switch on, still glows.

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 11:13 PM

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 08:38 AM

All new wire, switch, and light. I'll take some voltage measurements at the switch to comfirm that some juice is being bled through. That is the only thing I can think, and due to the low current requirement of the two littled leds I think this may be the case.



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Might have to put a secondary shut off switch or maybe a relay to shut the rear light down when the switch is not on.



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 12:18 PM

a 10k resistor across the switch will fix it. Seems to be common in some car vanity lamps too. 

 

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On second thought, I may pull the switch and ohm it out. I am getting almost 4 volts with the Key switch on, and the light switch off. This is one of those (push / pull) that I got from Autozone. It may have an internal resistor.

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Posted November 06, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Old Girl,1978 Roper 20T seems to be real popular. MTF Machine of the month, 44th Annual Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine show Outstanding Display, and GTTalk Featured Tractor. Makes it real hard to top this, and even harder to put Her to use. I never expected this much notice on a restore. I am very humbled, and again I think I under estimate my abilities. I guess I need another challenge.

Thank all of you for making this hobby fun!


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