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Here are a couple of pictures of my 1912 Model AA International Autowagon. This weekend we had a little snow so I installed the snow tires, aka, wrapped rope around the back wheels. This was a common practice back when these trucks were used everyday. OK, I know , but if you have toys, you have to play with them once and a while , even during a Minnesota winter.
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I had to say more than just thanks. I don't often jump into these threads and I don't often use the last word in this post but those two little pictures touched me. WOWWW! that is fantastic.
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Very nice machine and I hope you had fun in the snow.
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Roger,
It's good to see the old girl up and running again. Thanks for posting the winter fun pictures. She should go through two feet of snow with very little effort. Are those radial or bias chains?
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Looks to me like they're radials Gary, I don't think bias-plies would stay on very easily.

I've got a soft spot like a mushy apple for IHC Autowagons. They are just too neat
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I'm not sure. . . they are three ply, 1/2 inch, natural hemp. . .they are wound around the wheel so I guess that makes them radials.
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Better Watch where you Drive Roger.... You know what happens when you get that Auto Wagon Too Close to Steam Engines....

But with some Snow handy you shouldn't have much trouble putting the fire out....
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You're right Ken, but heated seats would feel pretty good this time of year. One thing for sure, the next time I'm chasing you on your fire breathing Case, I'll make sure to be up wind! I laugh about it now when I think about Bud and the boys hollering "FIRE". I figured they saw the grass on fire, I didn't know that they meant we were on fire.

To fill in the rest of you, a few years ago I was at Ken's Thrashing day with the Highwheeler. An old friend of ours said he'd like to hear Ken's Case when it was plowing. I got him and his nephews loaded in the Autowagon and followed near Ken as he plowed. Of course his engine sounded great and everything was fine as we headed down the field. On the return trip back, the wind was blowing over the Case and it through a hot cinder into the rear of the Highwheeler which started the back seat smoldering. As soon as we figured out the situation, I grabbed the fire extinguisher I carry, and put out the fire. The back seat has never been the same since.
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Very nice! I was always told that my Minnesota relatives were pretty hardy! The closest thing I've seen around here is an older gent with an early '20's Dodge touring car- He takes it out year 'round.
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Just to show that the IHC Highwheeler was doing some useful work at Ken's show before his Case gave it a hot seat , here is a shot from earlier in the day. I was hauling slab wood for Ted Knack's 80HP Case when he was thrashing. At least I was up-wind from this Case!
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