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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Wheel Horse C-100 project
« Last post by OutdoorEnvy on July 03, 2022, 09:58:19 PM »
So lucky antique store score today!  Found this red 3 ball hitch for a steal!  Nice addition to the tractor.  It's heavy too, I bet it's 30lbs or more.  Should double as a nice counter balance weight up front.  Nice timing with the front hitch addition! 

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General Discussion / Re: Hike Naked Day
« Last post by boomer on July 02, 2022, 06:35:43 AM »
Good story. Probably better to be windy than frosty
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General Discussion / Re: Hike Naked Day
« Last post by Mad-max on July 02, 2022, 05:41:10 AM »
Lol.  Good story.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Wheel Horse C-100 project
« Last post by crashdive123 on July 02, 2022, 04:32:25 AM »
Very cool project. 
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Wheel Horse C-100 project
« Last post by boomer on July 01, 2022, 04:13:03 PM »
Looks great, well done. Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: Hike Naked Day
« Last post by windy on July 01, 2022, 03:56:16 PM »
Never tried hiking that way, but back in the '60's, my new bride and I took on a forest lookout job for our summer job/honeymoon between quarters at school.  The mountain was holy to the Couer d' Alene tribe; they used to strip their adolescent boys and send 'em up to the peak, naked, to have a name dream.  The boy would get his adult name, however long it took, then build a pile of rocks that was the boy forever, and a man went down the mountain to take his new place in the tribe.  The wind in the rocks (the mountain was called "Baldy") around the tower sounded pretty eery at night, like all those starving, thirsty, scared kids were wailing at their fate.  I was stirred to commune with them, so I left the tower one night, stripped, and sat out on a rock to engage the mountain, cheek to cheek, as it were.  Got colder'n the dickens, didn't build a rockpile, got dressed and went back to the warm lookout and warmer bed.  Don't think it changed me much--but then I never was much for hallucinations.  Haven't been naked in the wild ever since!
windy
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Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Silva Type 4S combination baseplate/sighting compass
« Last post by wsdstan on July 01, 2022, 11:00:08 AM »
Hopefully wolfy will see this post.  He knows a lot about compasses and may know about this one.  I had one Silva for years but it is long gone.

Looking at Silva history the company started around 1933.  One of their early achievements was a compass that settled in 4 seconds thus the 4S designation perhaps. 

They started US production in 1946.  There have been some for sale on various Ebay sites in Australia, Europe, and the US but none are currently listed.   
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Wheel Horse C-100 project
« Last post by wsdstan on July 01, 2022, 10:54:19 AM »
Neat tractor OE, thanks for this thread.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Wheel Horse C-100 project
« Last post by OutdoorEnvy on July 01, 2022, 10:23:16 AM »
So an update!  Tractor is running pretty good.  I did have an issue with the idler pulley tension tab for activating the clutch.  When coming to a stop and going to shift to another gear, manual trans, it would grind as the drive pulley would still be spinning.  Would have to wait 5-10 seconds for it to stop spinning.  Had to add an extra tab but it did the trick.  Original was welded on so couldn't adjust or remove it, there was enough clearance though to just add another in more forward position.  Now when pressing clutch pedal in it stops the belt instantly, like it should.  So my use plan for this rig is to be a tow/puller logging rig.  Ordered a 2" front hitch receiver.  Pretty handy so now I can use any 2" hitch in the front.  Will plan to add one to the back at some point.



Taking it for a spin in the woods





here is the front hitch receiver with a tow hook in



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Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Silva Type 4S combination baseplate/sighting compass
« Last post by boomer on June 29, 2022, 03:24:33 PM »
Be interesting to see what turns up Ben

My Silva is different in several ways but has severed my well fo a long time. Like 40 years.

Good luck and happy trails
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