I never said that I was poor. I am not trying to convince someone to let me pull a 600 some inch oliver at the local fair. I'm not taking for granted anyone who lived during the great depression.
Buick, I believe you know who I am. I know who you are. We have both pulled our tractors at the Upper Canada Two Cylinder show, which is loosly called a "stock antique" tractor pull, and I know that both our tractors are not 100% pure stock.
I am not trying to sneak something in that doesn't belong.
I just fail to see the difference between a 150hp 600 inch engine with the correct block and casting numbers, and a 150hp, 600 inch engine with the wrong block or casting numbers. That's all I'm trying to say. IF you will allow one to pull, you should allow the other to pull as well.
I didn't say that it is right to have either in a stock class. Thankfully those kind of hot tractors don't really exist in our pulling circle. However, we could use the example of a 75 or 80 hp tractor, with or without the correct numbers and parts. Why is one allowed and not the other?
By the way, my tractor does have all correct casting numbers, if that matters in this discussion.