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Old 10-27-2004, 07:18:54 PM
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What is your best story on secondary use for the stationary engine. Mine: The farmer, who rose early to milk, started the engine to run the vacuun pump for the milking machines, he would then drop a couple of eggs from the hen house in the water hopper. When he finished milking, he retrieved the BOILED eggs, and had his breakfast.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:53:39 AM
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Hi Pat, can't think of anything with engines, but I'd like to tell you what we would do on the farm. We would back the old 52 Dodge up to the the hammer mill, jack up and take off the back wheel and run a belt to the mill. The feed shoot would run the milled corn into the back of the truck and when we got a load we would put the wheel back on and drive the truck down to the barn or to a neighbor's to sell. David.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:18:44 PM
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Gee Pat, that sounds a northerners story. Especially from an old Red-neck. Dick (Doug's dad)in the cooling down Finger Lake regionof New York.
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:30:12 PM
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There used to be a man named Bob Logan that used to boil corn in the hoppers of his engines at the shows in PA and Ohio. I have baked potatoes in the ash pan of steam engines, put chicken in the smokebox in foil, and cooked hot dogs and other items. Someday I want to get a stainless milking can so I can make a corn steamer. So far I am still alive, so I guess it was all cooked ok!!!
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:10:47 PM
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My father was a masonry contractor and had many cement mixers that used International LA and LB hopper cooled engines. Often in the winter we would tie a can of beans, stew or spigette with bailing wire and hang them in the hopper for 1/2 hr or so to warm them. I remember that even in Southern California our hands and feet would get pretty cold and that those hot lunches were nice. When we were on a job that had an electric or air cooled mixer we had to build a fire to take the chill off. Those beans and such sure were good and so are the memories. Even though most of my engines are Hit and Miss I still have some of those Internationals, one and a half of which are from the ones my father had.
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I put my 12 hp oil city boiler works-a c thomas conversion halfbreed engine on a 1936 Allis Chalmers WC tractor & and drive the tractor with a flat belt to the tractor belt pulley!
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Old 12-06-2004, 01:39:04 PM
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I have seen your tractor- quite an impressive contraption! You should post a picture here as most guys won't believe it till they see it. I checked it out last summer and I'm still shaking my head- Good job!
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Thanks Chris! I had a blast showing it last year! Sorry it took so long to reply, I'm still learning about windows! Here goes a try.
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:21:41 AM
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In my younger days I had a John Deere 620 tractor and when I would go out plowing for all day on the place away from home I would lay a can of beans on the manifold and then I would make one round and then my beans would be hot and ready to eat. Best part was nobody else was out there to know I had the beans.
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A friend used to put a can of beans in the hopper of a 5 HP economy engine he used to saw wood. One day, he forgot about the beans, and the can exploded, blowing beans and steaming hot water all over the place . It took a week to get all the bean residew out of the hopper, and the engine still smells of beans and molasses when hot!
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Nice rig! Must work really good
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