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Re: Greetings from the odd guy with the odd dog at the Cub Tug

Postby Joe Howard » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:10 am

I rarely review this sub topic but did so today and feel compelled to respond to your thread: I don't understand it!!! Eight years of elementry school, four years of high school, four years of undergraduate work, maby (redneck spelling of maybe)four to six years of post graduate study and (likely) several years of internship,etc, and you'd rather work on an old piece of junk with grease under your fingernails rather than be on the first tee on a Saturday????? A good friend of mine (also a college professor with a doctorate degree) and I are working on two tractors in my basement (his M, my Cub) in what will be a complete "blueprint" rebuild of both..............I ask him from time to time if we're "optimizing the use of our time, mindful as we are, that we each have a finite number of heartbeats left"......and he assures me that we are because we are doing what we really enjoy and will have something to show for it in the end, which isn't the case with a round of golf. In my judgment, we complement each other in the joint effort: he is by-the-book, methodical, deliberate; I am the bull in a china shop, get me a bigger hammer type, and (believe it or not) there is a place for BOTH of us in a project like this. Hang with the Cub, it will reward you for your efforts in the end. Re the engine......things are RARELY as bad as they seem at first cut, it'll be fuel flow, timing, wiring, stuck valves, etc, when you "get your arms around it".......eat the elephant one bite at a time and you'll prevail. Keep us posted. JH
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Re: Greetings from the odd guy with the odd dog at the Cub Tug

Postby willray » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:11 am

Joe Howard wrote:I rarely review this sub topic but did so today and feel compelled to respond to your thread: I don't understand it!!! Eight years of elementry school, four years of high school, four years of undergraduate work, maby (redneck spelling of maybe)four to six years of post graduate study and (likely) several years of internship,etc, and you'd rather work on an old piece of junk with grease under your fingernails rather than be on the first tee on a Saturday?????


Make that 6 years of undergraduate work, 10 years of postgraduate work, and 5 years of postdoctoral study - Make any more sense now? :-)

I despise golf. If I want to go take a walk in the great outdoors (which I frequently do), I'd much rather traipse around following deer paths in the woods, than chase a stupid plastic ball around someone's lawn. Actually, I'd much rather shoot myself in the head, than chase a stupid plastic ball around someone's lawn. I do have a fantasy about making a "modernized" version of golf though, that would at least be amusing to watch. It's played team-vs-team, scored on minimum time as well as minimum points, and both teams start each round simultaneously teeing-off from the opposing team's "hole".

When colleagues try to invite me to go golfing (which doesn't happen much anymore), I invite them to go to the highpower range with me. Usually shortens the conversation considerably :-)

Yeah, contrary suits me...
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Re: Greetings from the odd guy with the odd dog at the Cub Tug

Postby Dave F. » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:54 am

WillRay, Sell the old cub before its to late, Cub addiction is the worst kind of addiction, Their like potatoes chips you just can't have just one, I started with one now I have 5 & 2 parts cubs, If you don't belive me ask George Willer, Big Dog and the other addicts. Be Veery careful. (Welcome aboard) Dave F.
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Re: Greetings from the odd guy with the odd dog at the Cub Tug

Postby redfin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:01 pm

WELCOME TO THIS FORUM :big smile:
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Re: Greetings from the odd guy with the odd dog at the Cub Tug

Postby TractorChick » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:11 am

Welcome!!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Greetings from the odd guy with the odd dog at the Cub Tug

Postby willray » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:02 pm

Dave F. wrote:WillRay, Sell the old cub before its to late, Cub addiction is the worst kind of addiction


Oh, I know about addiction. I'm very, very prone to addictions. I think this is a common trait of most "collectors" of stuff. Realizing this, I do my best to steer my addictions into reasonably amusing, useful stuff like old tractors, rather than slipping into the dangerous and perverted like golf :-)

Dave F. wrote:Their like potatoes chips you just can't have just one


That, is a topic for another day...

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