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Howdy! from the land of Oz (Kansas)

Postby flyawa » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:31 pm

Introducing "Oilstretcher" the Cub


Thought I'd take a minute and introduce myself. I've been around farms and farming all my life although I've not actually been a farmer. I've got a background in Music, Business, Education, Insurance, and Industry. (In other words, I'm not sure what I'll be if I ever choose to grow up). Experience includes Hospital management, School administration, Aircraft maintenance, Pilot, Teacher, and other careers along the way.

I'm fortunate to live on my Grandad's farm in southeast Kansas. He bought the old Toothacre place in 1911 and my Dad and all but two of his siblings were born here. All that remains of the Toothacre's estate is the family well that still has good water.

I've always tinkered with engines and all things mechanical. I overhauled and rebuilt my first car before I could legally drive.

Current tractors on the farm are: 1930 John Deere D. 1941 John Deere B, 1939 Ford 9N, 1948 Allis Chalmers C, 1956 Farmall 400, and of course the great little Cub. I've owned "Oilstretcher" since 2001 when I bought him from the original owner who was a Harvard Oil Filter Factory Rep. He's pretty much original and came with plow, disc plow, disc, sickle mower, and a cool under belly stone boat.

I've really appreciated the inputs from all of you and your expertise with all things cub.

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Postby Bigdog » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:45 pm

Dave - welcome aboard! I pruned the other post that you deleted the content from. (In case you wonder where it went)
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Re: Howdy! from the land of Oz (Kansas)

Postby John(videodoc) » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:08 pm

flyawa wrote:and a cool under belly stone boat.

Boy i am sure several people would like to see pictures of that.
Welcome aboard. :!: They got a cub gathering coming up in Kansas go to the announcement page to find out the details.
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Stone Boat

Postby flyawa » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:20 pm

The stone boat is nothing more than a piece of 1/4" diamond tread with an angle welded around the perimeter. It's about 20 inches wide and about 5 feet long. It's chained to the drawbar and and has chains to the hydraulic lift arms. Bob, the original owner had a large number of limestone blocks that needed to be moved about a quarter of a mile. He'd lever them on with a long bar and drive to the house and lever them off. He built a big retaining wall around his drive way. Truly an American Ingenuity thing.

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Postby Lyle7289 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:28 pm

WELCOME DAVE!!!! :D

I am sure you will find the folks here great. This place is awesome!!!!

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Welcome Dave

Postby Joe Malinowski » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:14 pm

This is a great forum I am sure you will enjoy it. I often find it addicting and have made some good friends here.
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Postby Hengy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:19 pm

Welcome Dave!

This is about the BEST darned forum on the whole WWW if you ask me!

It is nice that you have a Cub with some family history! That makes it all the more special!

Just so you know, check out the "announcements" forum. There is going to be a Kansas Cubfest coming up REALLY soon. If you want to meet some of these great folks and learn more than you ever thought you wanted to about these tractors and implements, this is the place to go to meet, greet and work on these tractors!

Enjoy yourself!!

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Postby Ike » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:20 pm

Welcome Dave!

You said on an earlier thread that you were unable to be at Kansas Cubfest March 15. HOWEVER, if your plans should change, please come on up. You will be more than welcome.

Maybe we could get together in Chanute with RedNeckSuperC sometime. :D

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Thanks

Postby flyawa » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:46 am

Thanks to all the messages. I do indeed feel welcome
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Re: Thanks

Postby deputy jailer » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:52 am

flyawa wrote:Thanks to all the messages. I do indeed feel welcome


Oh this is only the beginning of feeling the welcome here. Theres lots more to come. Anywyas Welcome, from me :D :D
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Re: Welcome Dave

Postby Jim Roy » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:49 am

Joe Malinowski wrote:This is a great forum I am sure you will enjoy it. I often find it addicting and have made some good friends here.

Couldn't say it any better. Welcome.
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Postby Bill E Bob » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:23 am

Welcome to the forum from a neighbor (NE Okla). Noticed you were/are
into aircraft. Familiar with the Helio?? Believe there was an outfit in
Pittsburgh Ks. that built them and also provided maintenance. Had a
friend that owned one--What a Plane!! 8)
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Postby Pete1941 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:27 am

Welcome Dave, always nice to have new folks such as yourself on the Forum, glad to have you. Pete
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Postby flyawa » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:32 am

Hi Bill E Bob,

I learned to fly while in High School. Learned in an Aeronca Champ. Now have more than 3600 hours. I use it as a business tool but don't do weather so sometimes have to wait it out.

The Helio was a wonderful aircraft for short field operations and hauled a respectable load. There are still several on the field in Pittsburg but the factory has long ago closed. For many in the Mission Aviation sector it was the vehicle of choice

Check out the latest Mission Plane at http://www.questaircraft.com. The group I work for(AWA) has ordered four of these and I spend most of my time focused on fundraising for the project.

http://www.flyawa.org

After a bit of reflection I suppose this should be in Way Way off Topic. :D
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2 1950 Cubs
1 1951 Cub
1 1952 Cubs
1942 Farmall H
1939 Ford 9N
1930 John Deere D
1941 John Deere B
1948 Allis Chalmers C
1956 Farmall 400
1945 Chrysler Airport Tug

Postby Chris Todd » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:40 am

Oilstretcher!...Still chuckling at the name. Nice to have you on Dave and good looking Cub!
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