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First time managing a blog, but I imagine that it is similar to that whole Facebook thing, so I shouldn't have much trouble. A bit about my past, I grew up on a dairy farm in southeast Wisconsin and as your average farm boy, I had an interest in tractors. When I started to operate the family lawnmower at age 7, I knew this stuff was a good fit for me. Things really spiraled out of control at about age 9 or so. Previously, I had mastered tearing things apart and that was where it ended. With Grandpa's guiding wisdom, I learned how to put the pieces back in their places and have them run too. I also learned many other things from Dad as well, until I heard him say "You know more about that than I do." I thought that this was not good, so I turned to reading books and service manuals. Aside from my farm boy chores, I also started working for a neighbor who ran a small engine repair business. At this point, I had traded my bicycle for a 1941 Farmall H tractor that my Dad said I could have if I could get it running (boy, was he surprised). I used this tractor as my transportation around the Lake Geneva, WI - Hebron, IL area for some time. My step-mom's dad had an old Allis Chalmers garden tractor that I used to putz with and it also had most of all the attachments that went with it. The engine threw a rod (Briggs 16, I think) and it sat and I found other interests that cost less to pursue. Dang, I miss that AC tractor and the times I had on it.

Fast forward to current day. My latest adventure basically landed in my lap, my nephew had a Simplicity sitting in the weeds and jokingly said that I would give it a new home. He said, take it. It has started again....

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