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01-01-2016, 12:43 PM   #22216
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I like looking at other people's veteran vehicles but I would not want the work of keeping it going. I had a grandfather who kept a Vanguard 4 cylinder sedan going until about 1995. A very old car that he used as his principal car. The work he had to put into it! About 40 years old, or more.

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As I understand it, Tim, the grey Ferguson tractor had the same motor as the Vanguard.
There are still plenty of them running around on hobby farms.
(Perhaps they are all complete rebuilds and therefore their age started again from the date of the rebuild)
(Of perhaps all the owners' time is spent on maintenance - and that's why they are hobby farmers and not real farmers?)
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Would it be an option to rent a place for a few months so you don't have to waste money fixing the pole and installing a new box?

I'm also confused why the city would require you to upgrade a mobile home to 200 amp service. Seems like overkill.
To rent a place, even a small one, for two months would cost me at least the price of fixing the pole. And since I'm not looking to even apply until probably February, that means house shopping in February-March & closing/moving in maybe late March or early April. So, that would mean renting 3-4 months & easily twice the price of fixing this.
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New Years resolutions anyone? I may have a few, and probably need many....

Otis, he has none, you can't improve on perfection. What about you?

Regards!

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New Years resolutions anyone? I may have a few, and probably need many....

Otis, he has none, you can't improve on perfection. What about you?

Regards!
Just one. I vow to not make any stupid resolutions that I know I can't/won't keep.
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New Years resolutions anyone?
More photos! No set number just more!
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More squirrel shots......that should make everyone jump for joy...right?
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I resolve not to buy a K-3. For reasons why not, see posts #1 through #22222.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
As I understand it, Tim, the grey Ferguson tractor had the same motor as the Vanguard.
There are still plenty of them running around on hobby farms.
(Perhaps they are all complete rebuilds and therefore their age started again from the date of the rebuild)
(Of perhaps all the owners' time is spent on maintenance - and that's why they are hobby farmers and not real farmers?)
The 4 cylinder petrol MF tractor had the 4 cyl Vanguard engine. Drop in replacement either way.
The MF tractor was made in a diesel version which I have driven. A friend got one thinking he was buying the petrol version, till he got it home. He had hoped to buy petrol in bulk for his farm and save for his car, but ...

The 4 cyl Vanguard was much more reliable and less prone to rust than the 6 cyl Vanguard. There is one of them as a gate ornament at a place near Pt Augusta at the south end of Pichi Richi Pass.
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New Years resolutions anyone?
No. After all, how could one improve on perfection?
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No. After all, how could one improve on perfection?
Now that I have given it a few seconds of thought, I have resolved not to be such harsh a criric of myself.
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I have resolved not to be such harsh a criric of myself
indeed!
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I resolve not to buy (another) K-3 ...

I also resolve not to buy a blind-as-bat FF ... there's a silly crop mode on it for APS-C lens.

I already have several APS-C bodies ... who needs that ? WTF(art).

NB - My second resolution may be difficult to keep ... stay tuned to this "Bat Channel" ...

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No. After all, how could one improve on perfection?
So right!
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I also resolve not to buy a blind-as-bat FF ... there's a silly crop mode on it for APS-C lens.
But how will you get those coveted Only-One-Eye-in Focus™ portraits?
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