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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:48 PM

I've been piddlong with this J.D. 60 for a while.  It'll be for the Granddaughters to use.  Pushed it outside today to clean out the bad gas and start it up.  Was going to take it for a ride but it wouldn't move nor did the brakes work.  After pushing it back inside and fussing over it I realized that i had installed the wheels a couple weeks back and had intenionally left the half moon keys out to make it easy to roll around the shop.   Once I stopped talking to myself I remedied the problem and had a nice ride.   

  Most of the time I don't make mistakes unless there is a witness!!     :D           ​RICK

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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:55 PM

That's a good Homer Simpson moment! DOH!


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 05:36 PM

I think we all have had that type moment! Glad you had a good ride.  Been raining and rainy here since yesterday.  All mine are tucked away in their beds. :smilewink:


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 06:18 PM

I hate when I do that!  Ya set yourself up thinking you are making things easier!   :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 06:54 PM

I love it when you come to the enlightening realization of what you've done, close your eyes and say to yourself you stupid %$95%8ng idiot shake your head and laugh.


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 07:24 PM

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Been There, done similar.

You're not alone!


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Great story and it makes it much more enjoyable to laugh at my own mistakes.  :D


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Don't feel bad!  I needed to use my Tecumseh generator at the farm last week.  Got it out of the shed a couple days early, checked the gas, made sure it was switched on & the choke was on.  Pulled the rope several times, nothing, :(   pulled the air cleaner & gave it a shot of carb cleaner, pulled the rope some more & it fired a few licks.  Pulled a bunch more times, nothing! :mad2:    Finally left it for a while while i did something else.  Came back later, pulled some more, another shot of carb cleaner & it fired a few licks, then nothing.  Turned the gas on & it started in a few pulls!!!    :wallbanging:   :wallbanging:   :wallbanging: 


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Posted December 25, 2015 - 11:33 AM

That even happens to the Pros.  A guy in our church took his JD 170 to a shop and had some work done on it.

Shop  called him and said it would not move. He called my brother and asked him to go with him to look at it.

Dan looked it over and pointed out that the keys were laying on the floor beneath it.

They apparently had fallen out when they were putting the wheels back on.


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Posted December 25, 2015 - 09:34 PM

CR,I like the look with the 12 inch rear wheels on that tractor. I done a 12 inch wheel swap myself on a Simplicity Broadmoor a few years ago.



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Posted December 25, 2015 - 10:35 PM

I've had thousands of those moments, but I can't remember many---probably why I have thousands of those moments!

 

I also had a DUH! I finally put 2+2 together and it dawned on me---Rat Fink---Rick Farnsworth------

 

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Posted December 26, 2015 - 08:35 AM

I've had thousands of those moments, but I can't remember many---probably why I have thousands of those moments!

 

I also had a DUH! I finally put 2+2 together and it dawned on me---Rat Fink---Rick Farnsworth------

 

DAC

During my "formative years"  I was influenced by the creations of ED ROTH both automotive and cartoonish.  


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Posted December 26, 2015 - 03:25 PM

During my "formative years"  I was influenced by the creations of ED ROTH both automotive and cartoonish.  

Who would have guessed? :bigrofl:


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Posted December 26, 2015 - 06:45 PM

During my "formative years"  I was influenced by the creations of ED ROTH both automotive and cartoonish.  

Do you have an "R.F." T-shirt----LOL!? Many of us from that era were fans of his. Lot better role model for kids than most today.

 

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Posted December 27, 2015 - 02:53 PM

Do you have an "R.F." T-shirt----LOL!? Many of us from that era were fans of his. Lot better role model for kids than most today.

 

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Yup.  I have two t-shirts, a bobble head, a model still in the box, an antenna topper and a cast resin bust that was hand painted as a gift for me. 

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