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« on: August 22, 2017, 12:25:26 PM »

Hey guys. My name is Tim. I hail from Buffalo, NY. Land of endless snow according to the outside world. :-)

I inherited what I've learned is a first generation OC4. My grandfather put the machine together out of pieces. I know he put a rebuilt short block in it and I believe he went through the entire machine while reassembling. I think he only used it a few times before parking it. As a side note, I found the original short block in his shop and in another corner I think there is a transmission/drive unit? Might have something wrong with it.

I intend to get her running and driving again so I can use it for a few small jobs. Maybe someday I'll do more of a restoration, but for now I need to go through the mechanicals again... much like my grandfather did. He never cared much for aesthetics.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 07:41:31 PM »

Welcome aboard Tim! I'm in NW Pennsylvania, about 30 miles south of Erie, so I know what snow is like. We don't get as much as you guys, but we do pretty good. Blake
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 09:15:23 AM »

Thanks! It seems a lot of you guys are clustered in Pa and surrounding NE states. Having Zimmerman and Oliver Chris not too far away is helpful as well!

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