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#16 Simpleton OFFLINE  

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Posted February 13, 2015 - 05:22 PM

Its a diamond in the rough. Congratulations. I've got a 3012 that I need to restore too. They are a great machine. There are manuals for it in our Manuals Section. The varidrive can be a pain but if you can get it all loose and lubricated they work okay. Good Luck, Rick

Thanks boyscout, I've already got the manual downloaded and printed out
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Posted February 13, 2015 - 05:46 PM

Yes, Sir. We spent lots of time in the Med, flagship for the Admiral, escorting one carrier or another. I was on her from November 1981, until August 1985.

Thanks for your service!


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Appreciate your service as well & glad your here to talk about it. She looks good here from Cincy too. You made out like a bandit. I like the side profile of these frames & the eyes or in your case eye...looks like a bug ready for attack.


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 08:11 PM

   I see potential !!!!!!!!!!! sweet score


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 08:15 PM

I Think there is a lot of potential there and I like it the way it is.  Now that the hood is on it, it looks much more dressed.

That tiller is a dirt eater, just go over it real well before you put it to use to save heartache.


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 09:16 PM

Thanks for your service!

thanks to all of you for your service!!  good looking work horse


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 09:32 PM

Yes, Sir. We spent lots of time in the Med, flagship for the Admiral, escorting one carrier or another. I was on her from November 1981, until August 1985.

 

I was on the Nimitz from '82 to '85 made 2 cruises during that time.  Glad to have you join us shipmate. :thumbs:



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Posted February 13, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Nice as on her too.



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Posted February 13, 2015 - 11:22 PM

I was on the Nimitz from '82 to '85 made 2 cruises during that time.  Glad to have you join us shipmate. :thumbs:

Oh my gosh. We served practically side by side. Do you remember coming back from one of those cruises through a hellacious storm in the North Atlantic.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Oh my gosh. We served practically side by side. Do you remember coming back from one of those cruises through a hellacious storm in the North Atlantic.

 

No, but we were in the yards from 83 - late 84.  On the last Cruise in '85 we out chopped and were supposed to head home.  We didn't we went right back on station and cut donuts for about a week maybe 2 before a squadron of H-53's showed up on our deck.  They stayed for a few days then one night they were gone.  That was when they rescued that preacher in Lebanon.  After that we were released and made a bee line to the US.  What would normally take about 2 weeks we did in like 7 or 8 days.  I just did make it to my wedding with one or two days to spare.  Those were fun times! 

 

Upon return to Conus I transferred to Shore duty and then retired.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 01:35 PM

No, but we were in the yards from 83 - late 84.  On the last Cruise in '85 we out chopped and were supposed to head home.  We didn't we went right back on station and cut donuts for about a week maybe 2 before a squadron of H-53's showed up on our deck.  They stayed for a few days then one night they were gone.  That was when they rescued that preacher in Lebanon.  After that we were released and made a bee line to the US.  What would normally take about 2 weeks we did in like 7 or 8 days.  I just did make it to my wedding with one or two days to spare.  Those were fun times! 

 

Upon return to Conus I transferred to Shore duty and then retired.

We were over there at that same time. I just dug out my Cruise book from that last cruise. We left Charleston Oct 13, 1984, returned May 7 1985. We also spent time off the coast of Lebanon, and went up into the Black Sea to look for a Russian AC.

 

Now, back on topic!

I'm like a kid at Christmas, waiting for the winter to be over.

Where is the best place to get a rebuild kit for the carb. Funds are a little low so I can't overpay. I saw one on Fleabay for 12.95, but would like to buy from site sponsors.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 09:40 PM

Well, "eye of beholder" is correct. Those Lights!!!  Ugh!

I forgot a picture.

 

Here's Cyclops!

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Posted February 14, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Looks like a nice solid tractor. Personally I like them in their work clothes and with some dents and dings. Stuff like that helps to give the tractor a personality and set your tractor apart from the rest.






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