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A Little Bragging

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02-02-2001 17:56:29

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I'll try to make a long story short here. Got home from work tonight, less than an inch of snow. Saw a brand new Ford Explorer in the ditch across from the house. Two people in it. Pulled into my driveway, walked over to see if I could help. It was a young man (maybe 20) and his girlfriend. Not hurt at all but very frustrated at being stuck. Offered to try and pull them out of the ditch, not knowing if the old '49 Farmall H would start, since it hadn't been run since before Thanksgiving. Put on heavy coat and boots and went out to the barn. Temp was 12F, turned on the gas, pulled the choke on, hit the starter, and she started right up. 6 volt electrics and a magneto. Let it warm up a bit, found my chain, and managed to walk the new 4wd yuppy wagon right out of the ditch. Two new belivers in "Old Iron"

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Dave G

02-03-2001 05:59:38

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 Re: A Little Bragging in reply to MarkNOhio, 02-02-2001 17:56:29  
AT 10:00 on a Sunday night some stuck young kids came to my door for help getting out. They already stopped a 4 WD truck. Pulled and Spun - no-go. They hooked up another 4 WD to pull the first 4 WD that pulled the stuck old Ford. They pulled and pulled and barely - just barely got it out. I was thinking I would have to get my Tractor, but I was waiting because I had an implement hooked up that would have been a pain to remove in the dark. How come most stuck cars have drivers in their 20's?

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02-03-2001 18:13:50

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 Re: Re: A Little Bragging in reply to Dave G, 02-03-2001 05:59:38  
i once got a triumph gt6 stuck on a bed mattress, i was about 17. got stuck in mud, looked in an old house for something to bridge the mud to get across (door, plywood, etc.) all i could find was an old mattress. i was desperate. as i drove the car forward the mattress rolled up under the car. and lifted the front up. i bet that farmer who pulled me out still smiles about that one.

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Dave BN

02-02-2001 23:19:38

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 Re: A Little Bragging in reply to MarkNOhio, 02-02-2001 17:56:29  
Started my 1944 BN a couple a weeks ago, it too had not run since Thanksgiving. As I got on I woundered if the battery was up, would it start, etc. It is 6V also. I don't think it made on full revoultion on the starter and it was purring like a kitten. It was cold here that day too. Wish I'd had some Yuppies to tow around. Dave BN

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02-02-2001 20:02:44

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 Re: A Little Bragging in reply to MarkNOhio, 02-02-2001 17:56:29  
love that one. I can hardley wait for the day my H pulls out the neighbors new dodge duelly 4by4

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02-02-2001 18:02:11

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 Re: A Little Bragging in reply to MarkNOhio, 02-02-2001 17:56:29  
Isn't great hooking a $1500 tractor onto a $30,000+ vehicle thats susposed to go anywhere. In 10 years the $30,000 Explorer will be in the junk yard and the H will be pulling another one out of the ditch again.

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Bill C

02-04-2001 20:50:35

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 Re: Re: A Little Bragging in reply to Charlie, 02-02-2001 18:02:11  
Typical Ford junk! Around 6 years ago I saw a guy in a rusted out 76 Chevy 4WD(while in reverse) pull a new 4WD Explorer out of a ditch with a rope tied to the brush guard! Hey speedbump, I have an idiot with a Dodge just down the road from me get stuck already, and come to the house wanting help, but I wasn't home from work yet, kinda glad, he probably would have wanted me to pay to fix his junk Dodge when my 51 H ripped it in half gettin him out!!!

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