Momma on her Repaired Toy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Feb 18, 2013.


  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Grader.

    @alaskachick diving her Repaired Toy.... today... Boy is she Happy....
     
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    What a great toy! Lucky lady. She needs more snow so she can really work that thing.
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Atta Girl!
     
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    What was wrong with it?
     
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The Carb was all messed up on the Gasoline Side of the Engine, and it is to COLD to try for a direct Diesel Start. My Bro. "The Engineer" comes up to visit this time each year, during Crab Season, and spent a couple of Days, rebuilding the 1941 Carb, on that WWII vintage Austin/Western Grader.... Starts up just fine, NOW...
     
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    How old is that grader ?
     
  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I'm gonna guess the grader came with the carb, so 1941...o_O :p
     
  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    60's perhap's ?
     
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    no GATOR ..... He said WWII Vintage. So, 1941 to 1946.
     
  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    no TAC...Could be a rebuilt engine.
     
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Put an older engine, in a newer " WWII vintage Austin/Western Grader" ?o_O
     
  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Forget it a-hole's, Don't see a piece of equipment made in the 40's lasting that long in Ak.
     
  13. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Whatever, he also said it was a 1941 carb.
     
  14. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Sorry you think I am an a-hole for pointing out the obvious. Try not being so thin skinned. There was one hell of alot of construction and military preps for WWII going on up there before and during the war. Alot of stuff got left behind. Just reading history will tell you that. Also in 1941 military construction equipment was made a whole lot more stout than your average Bobcat or Kubota tractor
     
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  15. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I think you nailed it. though it has seen better days... austin1a. Grader.
     
  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The engine WAS rebuilt, but it is still a 1941 vintage Austin/Western Grader, with an IH Hybrid Gas/Diesel 4 Cyl engine..... You start it on Gas, and after the CYLs get warm, you push the Switch-over Lever, and it runs on Diesel.... then you turn off the Gas, switch off the Ignition, and head out to do your biz..... The one in the Picture is Newer than this one.... but similar....
     
  18. jasonl6

    jasonl6 Monkey+

    Our township had one of these they used for years. Recently upgraded to a newer cat. The operator still says the old Austin was more handy then the new bigger machine for certain tasks.

    Jason
     
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Somewhere in Ak. a museum is missing a vintage grader.
     
  20. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    A good husband there! Arming his bride with good tools.......
    You can never have enough tools.
    GB
     
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