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Re: Work vs. Play

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11-08-2012 06:37:21

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This may get people irritated, but a few will laugh and agree. When I use the word YOU, I am not refering to anyone in specific here.

Society has "dumbed down" and gotten lazy. There's 24 hrs in a day, use them. Don't think that you're on a fixed income because of a lunchpail job and can't afford it.
You want fancy parts, a big engine, a good induction system, learn how to make them yourself, or work harder, smarter and make money and buy them.

I like my tractor pulling hobby. Some say it's a waste of money but I say it makes me work harder, smarter and make better decisions in my business. It's also driven me to learn how to make from scratch or modify existing parts on my own.

And yes, I have a couple kids, a family life, etc. Just like every other person and yes, I'm frugal when it comes to my antique pulling tractors.
Nothing is impossiable but some things take a long time. Today I'm useing a few hours of spare time in the morning to make a set of sleves and billet rods for an engine. Tomorrow I'll probably get up a little extra early and work on my rod design a little more....

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11-11-2012 04:54:47

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 Re: Work vs. Play in reply to wi50, 11-08-2012 06:37:21  
I agree i dont make a ton of money at my reg job,but if i can make a part you can bet your but i am making it even better than the one you buy..... verse buying one for big $$$$$ I am making a electric water pump conversion on my M I see a guy on face book has one real simlar....I started it a while back and just need to weld in the female threaded ends....some day when i get my mill fired up i may attempt to make it out of alum...I am up at 4am and normally go to bed around 10pm when i am not at work i am in my shop working or doing something productive....

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11-09-2012 13:02:42

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 Re: Work vs. Play in reply to wi50, 11-08-2012 06:37:21  
Very well stated... and I've seen the results. If you want it bad enough, you'll do what it takes.

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