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John in Mich    Posted 05-25-2020 at 09:01:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Staying home is fun work-some tractor stuff, some OT
  • My son and I have worked on his NAA Jube for a couple of weeks, replacing the transmission with one containing a Hupp combo aux. and completely rebuilding the front engine componants and front axle. We are preping for installing a loader.
    That came to a halt while we waited for some parts. USPS taking 2 weeks for 2 day express.
    Meantime, we stripped the deck boards off of my 45 year old tandem axle 10,000gvw trailer. The boards basically lifted off as the screws had wallowed out the wood over the years.
    While there it seemded like a good time to replace the old lights with LEDs. All wired and no lights. Turned out a 20A fuse in my truck had blown. I now have spare fuses in the glove box.
    I checked the PO tracking from Just8Ns. Parts are in. I could go get them today but we won't be working on anything today. Son is a Proud Marine (1984-1997) and we honor the Memorial Day.
    He is laid-off from his job at least until June 4, so we should be able to finish 2 projects and I will be able to haul his tractor the 22 miles to his house.
    During all of this, I had my 17 year old granddaughter build a 36" diameter firepit in the back yard. I have been nursing a sore back so all I could do was guide her. She did a remarkable job and we enjoyed our first fire last night. She, her boyfriend, her sister and mother joined me for a quiet evening. It was so nice last night I stayed out over an hour past my usual time.
    Everyone be safe and enjoy the holiday to remember our fallen.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 05-28-2020 at 11:49:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Both sets of my grandparents had passed away when I was born. I think I missed out on a lot. Nice that you take time to teach them. I have grandkids now but they live hours away. Wish I were closer so I could teach them.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 05-26-2020 at 08:46:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If the mounting holes for the Hupp could be accessed without turning the rear gear, you have about a 25 MPH top speed, similar to Sherman. If you had to turn the rear gear, your top speed should be about 15 MPH with a lower under-drive speed.
    If the main shaft had 5 splines on it, then your running the newer version of the Hupp. The older versions ran two splines and easier to break the stationary gears inside. The older versions were also easier to hang between ranges when shifting. The newer boxes had upgraded shift forks.
    Best of luck with your toy.

    Dead Eye Dave    Posted 05-25-2020 at 15:35:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It sure sounds like you are enjoying your family. Spending time with children and grandkids is such a pleasure. Helping them with projects and lending your sage advise is great and I am sure they treasure their time with you. Thanks for sharing. Dave

    John in Mich    Posted 05-25-2020 at 17:01:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you. Having only known my maternal grandfather, with visits only twice per year, I have wanted to be close to my grandchildren. Fortunately, they are all close by and we get together often.
    If just some small tidbit of my experiences help them sometime, somehow, in their life, I will consider it an honor that I may never know.
    On a side note: my son's father-in-law was a plumber by trade but also did gun smithing as a hobby and sold guns and ammo until Federal regulations made it impossible.
    He had a business card: Dead Eye Supply. His name was Dave.

    Dead Eye Dave    Posted 05-26-2020 at 04:15:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I got this moniker from friends who I shoot with. At one time it was true but at 73 years....not so much any longer. Nick-names! My dad was "Rumrunner" because of his four years spent in Jamaica during the second world war administering a POW camp. My 1952 8N will go to my son and then hopefully on to grandkids. Life is grand.

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