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Hey All!

I have my first tractor. Its a MH 22 GR. To say the least I am thrilled to have it. I have to tell you that Im planning to retire to TN in a few years to a small farm. I have enjoyed restoring old cars so moving from them to tractors seemed logical. The funny part of this is that I live in a subdivision in Snellville GA, which is in the suburbs of Atlanta.

When I brought the tractor home last weekend behind my truck, all the neighbors had to come see my new baby. The lady across the street said that her daughter exclaimed, "mom, come see what they brought home this time". Everyone had to take it on a test drive...matter of fact I think I wore out the back tires driving it around the first day!

The girls next door were all dressed up for their home coming dance and insisted on having their pictures taken in front of the tractor. All of this on the first day at my home.

My wife told me that I was probably the only person in Snellville with a tractor in the garage. I replied that I wouldnt bet on that, but I probably was the only one with a MH 22 parked next to a 69 Vette in the garage!

Im looking forward to some good times at this site and with my new tractor. Now if I could only figure out how to plow with this thing!

Steve
 

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Welcome to Tractor Forum Steve! :friends: :cheers: Sounds like you have quite the tractor project started. You came to the right place and hope you will be a regular poster. Don't forget to post some pictures! :D ;)
 

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Welcome Steve isn't it nice to be different:D They have a guy down the road from me that buys and restores old John Deere's and a couple of Sundays ago he and two of his friends was riding 3 of them though the subdivision. Like a little parade everyone came out to see. Theres nothing like the sound of 3 johnny poppers running down the street.

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Hi Steve, and welcome to TF.com . You've just happened upon the greatest group of guys on the net!:)
Along with the 22, I'd LOVE to see some pics of that Vette. I have always loved the Vettes, a real work of art,, OK, and they go like stink too!:D
 

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Hi Steve!

Glad you found us. There're a bunch of very knowledgeable people here at TractorForum. I think our members have interests that run the spectrum from aircraft to zambonis. Just ask away. If we know, we'll share.

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Hey Steve welcome aboard. Your progression towards tractors is a mans primal instinct:furious:

Again welcome to THE TractorForum...
as stated above it would be nice to see some pictures of your MH22. Glad to have you w/ us:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the nice welcome! I'd like to show you some pictures of the MH 22 & Vette, but I dont know how to attach them to this email. Im using AOL and its not the easiest, to me anyway.

The 22 looks real good about 15 feet away. The very old man that I bought it from (at least 90) bought some red paint and brushed it on. Geez, how am I going to get that stuff off. Its really in good order, other than a front seal leaking in the transmission. I hope I can find the seal. It is missing the side engine skirts and the battery cover. I have found all missing pieces and will be ordering them within the week.

My vette is a 69 that I restored over the past 4 years. It has a ZZ4 crate motor and is pretty much a new car. My wife and I drive it all over the Southeast. It is a fun car!

While Im waiting on my service and parts manuals, I wanted to change the fluids. Anybody know what weight transmission and rear end gear oil I should use. 90wt?

What about the engine, what weight of oil?

thanks y'all

Steve
 

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HI Steve, I'd recomend 90 wt gear oil in the tranny, and a good heavy duty 30 wt for the engine. That is what most tractors I'm familiar with call for.;)
As to the paint job, I like to sand-blast all the tin when I restore a tractor, that way I know where I'm starting from.
OK, now you just got my 2 cents (Canadian:D )
 

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The picture didn't work for me neither:confused:
 

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Steve
It didnt download all the way.:confused:
 

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Pictures

Jody, I think you were trying to view as I was downloading. I have look at both of them from the page. Not good clarity, but I think you will see what ya need to see.

I dont know why they arent real clear. I tried to put them in that bucket deal, but the site is being work on and isnt availlable currently.

Anyway, thats them and me.

steve
 

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Steve the vette picture still only gives me about 1/2" of the top. But your tractor looks like its in great shape.
 

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Steve here is your picture i made it small enough for a avatar if you want to use it for that.

<img src=http://www.tractorforum.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=60856>
 

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