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Offline SPARKY

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6255 on: April 11, 2017, 12:18:17 PM »
well I guess the truth is creeping out!!
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6256 on: April 24, 2017, 05:32:49 PM »
Happy Milwaukee beer week, Chris.   :cheers:  Prosit.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6257 on: April 24, 2017, 06:33:35 PM »
Happy Milwaukee beer week, Chris.   :cheers:  Prosit.

Is there any other kind?!?!?!

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And my parents wonder why I left Iowa . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6258 on: April 25, 2017, 10:38:20 PM »
Heading to Jefferson this Saturday in the Sprite - gonna throw it in the sale corral and see if it generates any interest.  It definitely generates heat in the passenger compartment, so the lack of a top on what's shaping up to be a 50 degree day shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Kate's got an excuse to skip out - she's in New York accepting awards on behalf of the agency she works for, seeing Glenn Close on Broadway, and - God help us all - shoe shopping.

Fordboy - the Jefferson Express pulls out of the Milwaukee Station at 7:00.  Punch your ticket?
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
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GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6259 on: April 28, 2017, 04:16:09 AM »

Fordboy - the Jefferson Express pulls out of the Milwaukee Station at 7:00.  Punch your ticket?


midget,

As you know, I would love to go along "for the ride".  But, as usual, I've got some stuff on the home front I have to deal with on Saturday.   Sorry.

Good luck at the "For Sale" corral.   Hitch hiking home?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6260 on: April 28, 2017, 04:59:08 AM »
"Dirtmovingboy", did I miss your call to visit with the Bobcat and move dirt with you? C'mon, it's a fun guy-toy and I'm always looking for excuses to play with it.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6261 on: April 28, 2017, 08:44:35 AM »
C'mon, it's a fun guy-toy and I'm always looking for excuses to play with it.

A true measure of a man is the number of functioning combustion chambers he has in his garage, and his willingness to show them off.

I maxed out at 22, counting the snow blower and the lawn mower.

My weed whacker is electric . . .  :cry:
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6262 on: April 28, 2017, 09:50:01 AM »
I didn't count total cylinders in the fleet - but I gotta show you a machine that lives in our barn that's got more than the common number of cylinders.  Not great photos. . .but what the heck, when's the last time you saw a Mercury-Kiekhafer two cylinder engine powering a Disston 36" cutter bar with a dead man's handle on the far end?



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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6263 on: April 28, 2017, 10:35:52 AM »
I didn't count total cylinders in the fleet - but I gotta show you a machine that lives in our barn that's got more than the common number of cylinders.  Not great photos. . .but what the heck, when's the last time you saw a Mercury-Kiekhafer two cylinder engine powering a Disston 36" cutter bar with a dead man's handle on the far end?


Now THAT'S a weed whacker!

North of the 45th parallel, weeds become coniferous.

As a newly minted Human Resources manager who is in constant consultation with our Safety consultant, I can unequivocally say that such devices are no longer permitted on the job site.

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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6264 on: April 29, 2017, 05:05:57 AM »
"Dirtmovingboy", did I miss your call to visit with the Bobcat and move dirt with you? C'mon, it's a fun guy-toy and I'm always looking for excuses to play with it.

Uh, nope, but right now I'm wishing your Bobcat was parked in Lake Villa, IL.

A new, raised bed vegetable garden requires 8.5 cubic yards of top soil to be moved about 50 yards, from the end of the driveway to the garden location.

I guess we are doing it the "chinese" way . . . . . . combined with a 1/3 cubic yard dump cart hitched to the back of the Cub Cadet lawn tractor.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6265 on: April 29, 2017, 06:05:43 AM »
The Bobcat's bucket has a 1/3 yd capacity.  But, unlike the Cub -- it's got a Kubota turbo diesel to make that 50 yard commute a bit easier.  Have fun...
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6266 on: April 29, 2017, 11:16:35 AM »
Here we get shovels and wheel barrows!!!! :-D :dhorse: :dhorse:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6267 on: April 29, 2017, 04:55:32 PM »
45 degrees when I arrived at Jefferson this morning at 8:00, then the wind picked up, and it got cold.

I gauged the crowd - 9 guys for every 2 girls - kinda like Speedweek.  Had the numbers been closer to 50/50, I'd have left the bonnet closed.  Chicks dig smiley-faced cars.  But old guys dig engine swaps, and kids ALWAYS like cars their own size . . .



A lot of old-school parts at the swap meet - even two-man Mercury-Kiekhafer chainsaws.  Slim, this is what they look like before the patina turns to scale . . .


 
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6268 on: April 29, 2017, 05:13:15 PM »
WoWoWoW!!!  You saw one in person, Chris.  Great stuff, hey?  Mine looks a bit better -- that's the air cleaner hanging off on the near side.  The other side has a "matching" cover that hides the plugs.  I think I'll go shoot a pic of the underside -- you've likely never seen a chain saw with dual mufflers. . .

By the way - I turn the engine over now and then - it still spins freely.  Needs some repair of the aluminum saddle fuel tank.  Need a project that I've managed to ignore for most of my life?
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6269 on: April 29, 2017, 05:49:48 PM »
Need a project that I've managed to ignore for most of my life?

Everybody should take over someone else's languishing project once in their lives.

Thanks to Podunk, my prerequisites are behind me.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!