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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 19, 8:19 PM Thread Starter
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The stuff you can do when you live out of town and get bored... This guy has it figured out. Rip some of your junk apart and see what kind of stupid thing you can do with it.
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I can see all kinds of bad endings there
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I can see all kinds of bad endings there
Ya, maybe that Stupid Kid (me) that took his 66 Chevelle, pedal to the metal, from the 4way stop, back to the AFB in Upper Michigan, some 50 yrs ago....way to many times.... But today, I think putting that motor in a sweet older GM car would be a way safer choice.

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Re: Country living at its best.

Gotta love his ingenuity, but no way in hell I'd run that thing on the road like he did. Steering and tires would be a big concern. Pretty sure lawnmower tires aren't rated for that kind of speed.
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How does he stop in a hurry if he had to? My John Deere didnt come with brakes, I know that.

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You guys are looking at this all wrong. Yeah, it could end badly. But so could getting out of the shower and slipping on a wet floor.
I just wish I knew who he was and where he lived. I'd ask if I could take it for a drive.
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It is not a stretch to say that the tractor has the same sort of rudimentary charm that a stripped-down musclecar has. The similarities are obvious; manual steering, manual 9.5" drums, darty bias-ply tires combined with loads of power. We build Excitement!

Insurance companies viewed musclecars with as much risk exposure as that supercharged tractor. The bets are in and the odds of a payout are...
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Looks like a success. He made it back home without cracking his helmet on the asphalt , and that is what counts. I won't even drive other people's cars, so probably wouldn't get on that contraption.

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Congrats to that guy!
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https://youtu.be/MZLe97d1bEQ

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Looks like a success. He made it back home without cracking his helmet on the asphalt , and that is what counts. I won't even drive other people's cars, so probably wouldn't get on that contraption.

Does that qualify as a Rat Tractor?
I didn't see a helmet. I wouldn't wear a helmet either...it muffles the sound. He had camera sunglasses that hooked to his phone, but I didn't see him put a helmet on.

It did drive pretty well for what it was though.

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Those old case 444s had a great frame and could take abuse! Put a cage on it and it's not much different than an old Anglia! He didn't look to be going too fast at all... safer than a snowmobile!

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I was amazed at how well it drove. It seemed to steer and stop pretty good. I know when I mow around the mailbox on my lawn tractor with AG tires, it gets pretty bumpy on pavement. I can't imagine going that fast on them on pavement. They gotta be way out of balance and hopping too. I wonder if they have calcium chloride in them???


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