Gotta love that old iron!

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Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Bigdog » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:01 pm

Since the spring weather has tried to make an appearance I have been doing some tinkering and spring maintenance.
Decided to see if some of the tractors that have been sitting since last October were ready to wake up. I climbed up on the BN and pulled the switch and tapped the starter. It fired off on the first revolution! I moved it out of the way and decided to see if Miss Daisy the '39 F-14 was ready to wake up. Shook hands with her gearshift (she likes that). Set the magneto advance about halfway and put the throttle at about 1/4.
Put the crank on and made the first pull. (It always takes one pull to get the gas up to the carb.)
I re-set the crank and slowly pulled it over one more crank. She fired right up and settled down into a nice idle. No choke used at all. 8) 8) 8)
I let her warm up a bit and decided it was time for a ride. So we took a little tour around the neighborhood. Miss Daisy loved the sunshine and I enjoyed the ride.

Spring is good!!! :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby ToddW » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:05 pm

Nice! she started like that because I wasn't there!!

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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Jeff Silvey » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:23 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wave:
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Mr E » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:01 pm

Nothing compares to a ride on old iron in the warm sunshine!

Especially if you're trying to catch one of them Yankee boys down a dirt road. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby VinceD » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:41 pm

Does make you feel good when they start like that, doesn't it. :D :D
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Roger G. » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:39 pm

Hi Bigdog,

Happy to see the the F-14 is doing fine. I love those old engines, they never seem to quit if taken care of. We are going to try to make it to your Cubfest/CubTug.

The Jeep is also going strong.

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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Super A » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:57 pm

They always start good when no one else is around....

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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Barnyard » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:11 pm

Glad to see they fired up for you easy enough. Maybe I better go out and start mine. A few of them may be a little tempermental.
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby Buzzard Wing » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:09 am

Nice! I think its best to give em a ride if you are going to start them.

It does show that a machine that is cared for will start and run, they are lucky machines :D
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby KETCHAM » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:45 pm

Need to fire up my H!!!! Feels like its been a long winter.When is it gonna get nice????? Kevin :? :? :? :?
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Re: Gotta love that old iron!

Postby dirtyred » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:14 pm

Super A wrote:They always start good when no one else is around....


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