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« on: July 20, 2021, 12:25:13 PM »


Quite a good 'fester... unfortunately many folks took the word of the media "fake" news' weather
reports! They were essentially misleading. While there was a front that pizzed on the grounds until
early AM, the skies cleared out and sun arrived. There were two short showers, nothing significant
later near noon time. All in all, FB but still quite humid and warm.

Many AM'ers in attendance!

I peg it overall at about 57% of what would have been given a favorable weather forcast.
Not small turnout, but not as much as I expected.

My day went well, and while some really nice receivers, at really good prices did NOT move,
quite a few did. Sold off about 50% of what I came in with. My van was appreciative on the
run back up to smAlbunny! Less weight.

Bob, W2ENY squeezed into the corner to my side, and my friend Paul KD2IWC was on the
other side. Bob sold most of his BO-Tanker parts rigs. Did he sell the Apache? Nice clean Apache
with the chromium knobs! Paul sold a lot of odds-n-ends parts and tubes.

I'll post up more pix as I run them through photoshop...

And more of the story to come...

The highlight of the day for me was the fortuitous swap. One was planned between myself and Chris AJ1G, who came
in from Rhode Island (which isn't an island, strange, eh?) and myself, and then running into Brown, W1NZR
who had exactly (well, sort of) what I needed! Ended up with a 3 way swap!

More on this to come... with pix.


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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 01:22:52 PM »

A fine fester indeed.  My first one ar Sussex.  Excellent venue - great parking.

Sussex Rouges Gallery (from memory post fest, there were many others!):

Bear WB2GCR
Andy WA2CDL
Larry NE1S and XYL Elaine
Steve KD3HT
Steve N3NNG
Steve W2TRH
Frank W2SDR
Perry W3MMR
Buzz W3EMD
Kevin K2XAM
Bob W2ENY
Jim WA2MER
Darryl KD2AFL
Nick KG2IR
Ken N2GHX
Brown W1NZR
Pete WB2JWU
Mike K3FEF
Chris AJ1G

And a pix of Da Bear, Bob W2ENY,  and Kevin K2XAM.

Somehow missed seeing Clarke there.  He said he was there…must have gotten there after I left.  Anyone run into him there?






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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 01:47:36 PM »

Glad to see these fests starting back up! The east coast fests are legendary I am told.

I have a trip to Boston planned for mid-September.  Trying to hit the same weekend of the Northeast HamXposition so I can put some faces with the calls I have interacted with here and on the air.

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 06:21:01 PM »

W2PJP  JOE
KA2QFX  MARK
W1LLY  BILL
K2IJY  DAVE
K3FEF MIKE (and his brother John - call not remembered_


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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 07:09:14 PM »

Man, there were so so many I missed! Another who I didnt see mentioned was Rich, N2RY, Chris.

Cant wait till the next!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 05:39:17 AM »

Hope to see you ALL at NEAR-Fest October 15 and 16.

73,

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 08:43:33 AM »

Sure do wish you could get a date a week or so EARLIER in October, Mike!!

Seems like NEARFEST always just misses the "Indian Summer" weather!!
Hope you put in a requisition for clear skies?

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 08:44:46 AM »

Also...


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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2021, 09:08:16 AM »

Also...

Bear

Did that SP-400 get sold?  I might be interested.  I have one what had a fire that is unfixable, I think.  It's a parts receiver

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2021, 10:21:03 AM »

Al,

Email me on that! You can get a VERY special deal. Guaranteed!
As they say on TV "ACT NOW!"

Also saw Stephanie at the 'fest - what is her call?
I will come with more pictures when I get done with refurbishing two John Deere Garden Tractors
and have some time to run pix through photoship...



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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2021, 12:32:33 AM »

A few pix... hot off the presses!


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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2021, 10:34:09 AM »


I will come with more pictures when I get done with refurbishing two John Deere Garden Tractors
and have some time to run pix through photoship...


Ahhhh, yes - the venerable John Deere 110/112 steel seat. Been there, done that, replaced many-a-head gasket.

Great little tractors and faster than a friend's newer Ariens 18hp, but not 'cut out' for mowing 3 acres. The chaff from the former field grass would plug the cooling fins on the block causing much hotness.

Ended up selling it to a young guy from GA who (ready for this?) was a design engineer for JD designing new lawn tractors. He was most happy.

Off topic, I know, but Bear started it!  Grin



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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2021, 01:52:21 PM »

Mo' pix from Zuzzicks!

And Todd, dunno why you had trouble, but all you had to do is to wipe the screen that is over the flywheel side
of the engine - that is the intake that blows air across the head... whatever... I'm refurbishing a 212 and a 112
right now. The second Variator drive belt should be here today (royal PIA to install). Painting the pan on the 212,
and then it should be set for service! 48" mowah deck! Freshly refurb'd spindles, fresh paint... etc.

Mo Zuzzicks pix yet to come...

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2021, 09:29:13 AM »


And Todd, dunno why you had trouble, but all you had to do is to wipe the screen that is over the flywheel side
of the engine - that is the intake that blows air across the head...


Yep, again - been there, done that. Actually carried a car snow brush next to the seat so I could brush it on the go. Didn't help. In defense of the 112, we had nearly 3 acres of 'lawn' which was actually field grass the prev. owners had kept cut. Once it got a bit of length or height to it, chaff became the problem. And it found its way into the cooling fins under the heat shield no matter how often I cleaned the screen.

Also managed to spit a gear through the case of the transaxle I'd completely rebuilt. Was a cold day, had to move things around in the garage. Apparently the gear oil had turned to the consistency of tar as a result of the cold temps and *BANG* - it spat out a small gear.

Finally replaced it with a '51 Farmall Super A with a 48" deck and life was good. Upgraded the deck to a 5ft Woods L59, even better. Mowing time dropped from several days to 1.5-2 hours.

They're great little tractors in the proper application. Trivia: the popular AMC show Madmen featured the new '65 110 in an episode. Someone drives it around inside the offices at an office party and it doesn't end well.


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