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Posted: 5/24/2014 7:18:21 PM
   

Something different!!

Hi All,
 
Although I probably should have been in Halfway, MO looking at Masseys and eating fish today, I had the opportunity to do some playing locally!!  Corvette and Camaro owners from Central Indiana were invited to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an Dealers Appreciation Day before the 500 Mile race on Sunday.    Of course we could not turn that down.  Over 400 Corvette and Camaro owners had the opportunity to take their personal cars around the famous oval.
 
Of course, I assumed it would be a very slow paced drive but it was not!!  We entered the track coming off turn 2 and took off down the backstretch - literally!!   Some of you know I have a heavy foot so it was nice to put it into the floor without looking over your shoulder for red and blue lights coming after you.  As we headed down the back stretch the only question was do I lift my foot going into turn 3?
 
Before we entered the turn Ony calmly asked how fast we were going and I said just a tad over 100 MPH and climbing!!!  I can proudly say I did NOT lift all the way through the turn.  We finally had to slow down going into turn 4 and by the time we got to the main straightaway we were crawling at about 10 MPH.
 
To say the least, it was an exhilarating experience!!
 
Pictures include a small group of the cars preparing to enter the track.  In the picture were at least 5 all new Corvette Stingrays!! (Nice)  The white Camaro that appear in the Danville driveway in the middle of winter!!  And Ony not quite sure what she had just experienced!!
 
I know it’s not Massey but it sure was fun!!
 
Gary

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Posted: 5/24/2014 7:36:52 PM
   

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Gary, I am envious!  I always wanted the opportunity for unrestricked hot laps in my 1988 Trans Am.  Would enjoy it just as much in the '08 Charger.  Alas, probably not going to happen unless they have a Charger/Challenger day at the track...


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Posted: 11/6/2014 7:35:33 PM
   

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John & Gary,

Well by now you boys should have your cars all covered up and tucked away in the shed up on blocks for the winter so I found a winter seen for you to look at as winter is coming soon.

I tried to buy this picture a couple days ago but guess there was a Case collector out there that wanted it even more than I did. I know this is not a Massey Harris but I think it is just about the coolest thing I have ever come across in a while. I wish I knew the story behind it as someone went through a lot of work to make a power unit out of this tractor.

Being it is not a Massey Harris I figured it would fit in with the "Something Different" post.

Joe

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Posted: 11/6/2014 8:26:09 PM
   

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I was just thinking today that I needed to wash the car and get it ready for winter. (of course it is to be snowing by tomorrow and temps in the 30's - I think I missed Fall)  I am currently wondering where I can put it inside the barn!!  The 202 Workbull might be relegated to the outside so the 101 and car has a dry place undercover.

You are correct in that it seems "over the top" to make that Case tractor a power unit.  I also wonder why they thought they needed to bale the hay after it is already in the barn!?!?  I guess they got bored during the winter months. Definitely more horses than the baler needed.  Also wonder why they took the axles out and not just remove the wheels!!

Interesting pic indeed!

GTE


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Posted: 11/11/2014 1:02:08 PM
   

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Gary,

I was also wondering why they were baling the hay after it was already in the barn.... Got to thinking back then most hay was put into the loft loose with the old hay tongs and I believe these guys were the first "hay jockeys"... They would come and bale it out of the barn for easier transport.

Here is another "Something Different" picture for you.. I had to take a second look when I first saw it as I thought the picture was reversed but that's not the case here.

Joe

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Posted: 11/11/2014 3:35:53 PM
   

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They definitely could have been hay jockeys but I would think it would be more efficient to have wheel on the tractor at that point.

As for the backward MH I first was going to say it was converted to a forklift but there are no weigths on the front.  So Iw ill say it saw converted to mak it more comfortable for a left handed driver!!  I wonder how the steering worm gear still works!?!?!?

Beats me!

GTE 



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Posted: 11/11/2014 6:37:51 PM
   

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Joe, do you have another shot further back?  I'd like to see the rest of the LP conversion, as I'm wondering if moved the steering over as a part of their LP conversion? (It certainly appears like it has been converted to LP...)

Like somebody else said recently, just when you think you've seen a lot of strange things, something like this pops up...

Cheers,
 

JB



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Posted: 11/11/2014 8:10:31 PM
   

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John,

Your right it was converted to LP and that was the reason they moved it to the other side as they had a big gaudy looking tank on it. I am just wondering how they got it hooked up to the front steering box up front. Possibly a chain going across? or a totally different gearbox? I can't remember where I found this picture but there was another with it showing the tank but I guess I didn't keep that picture as I can't find it now.

Joe


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Posted: 11/13/2014 4:04:15 AM
   

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The title of this thread intrigues me as to what it will bring to our attention next.

Well I don't think so far in any of our discussions whilst the website has bee running have we seen a very nice detailed and engineered Massey Harris mailbox, or post box as we would call them in England.

Just didn't know which thread to post it in as it was " spotted in Canada" this year.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 12/14/2014 9:25:14 AM
   

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Malcolm,

I really like that mailbox! I assume that was at someone's place you were going to visit? If not if you were to just drive down the road and spot something like this you would surly have to stop to see what else is hiding in the sheds because if someone goes through the work of making a mailbox like this they surely are a Massey Lover....

Malcolm & John you guys are starting to worry me! is everything alright on that side of the pond? It is not like you guys to be so quiet over there... I hope all is well..

Now for something different, this is not normal for this time of year it has been foggy and warm for the last week we now have just slivers of snow left here. I told Jo Jo two months ago I was in no hurry to put the snow blower on the mower as I said we would be mowing lawn once again before Christmas. The way the grass is greening up again I may have to take the blower back off and put the mower deck back on. It is about 45 degrease here today and the forecast is up to 50 tomorrow and possibly the next day. I haven't seen warm weather like this here since December of 1998 I guess we are finally getting our summer we got cheated out of with the late snow in May. One thing I do know is here in Minnesota we will get our share of cold but everyday it is warm like this it is one more day toward June and then we will get some relief from it.

Joe

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