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Old 25-12-21, 20:41
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Default New Years 2022 Challenge

Hi All

To mark the New Year I would like to issue the following Challenge How Many CMPs Can We Take For A Drive On January 1st 2022?

Who will be the first to post a picture or video of their drive? Who will be the last?

This year to correct for the time Zone Difference please include the local time of your drive.

I first made this Challenge back in 2016 and it has been my way of starting the New Year. For me the challenge has been will it be me or the trucks that fail to start. So far it has been my HUP that has been willing to each year. The Challenge is my way of starting a New Year of driving and enjoying CMPS.


Cheers and Happy New Year to everyone.

Phil


Disclaimer No CMPs are injured by taking them out on to salted roads.
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Old 25-12-21, 21:52
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hopefully i'm up to it, could be more of a challenge as this is only the third time in 34 christmases in this house that we have had a white Christmas. Snow wrecks absolute havoc in this neighbourhood.
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Old 25-12-21, 23:11
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Good idea the challenge. Here Summer has us with more than 30 degrees Celsius and a very pleasant climate to drive a CMP with the excellent factory installed air conditioning (read open windshield and windows out !!) I will not be the first day of the year with the FGT, but Maybe a few days later I can take a walk around the neighborhood.
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Old 27-12-21, 23:51
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Default I am ready for it.......

My C15a was checked out a week or so ago.....tanks topped up, oil checked, antifreeze tested at -40 F....... all ready for the New Year spin.

Some years are more challenging depending on the depth of the snow....but last year and so far this year it should be a cake walk......cool without the top but the engine warms up fast as I usually use a piece of cardboard to block the grill to speed up the initial warm up to 165F......

I try to stay off the salted roads and limit my driving to the vacant back 40 acres...... with Joyce the official photographer......

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Old 28-12-21, 05:59
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Accuweather is forecasting -36įC here for New Years morning. I think I can state I will be in last place for any contest to drive the CMPs this year. Just walking out to the shed will be challenging.



Good luck to all the others who will brave their respective climates on this endeavor.
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Old 01-01-22, 18:39
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Default New Year Day challenge

Not a CMP . Made a command decision . Weather was too nice to not go flying . Happy New Year to all my friends from MLU .
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Old 01-01-22, 19:44
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Default Well at 11:30 Eastern US Standard Time

Hi All


First I want to compliment Robert on this photo, little different here in New Hampshire. Here it was IFR for the birds.


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In fact I delayed going out from last night till 11:30 New Years Morning because the Fog or Clouds were so dense didn't think the camera would show much.


But if the conditions were like Christmas Day might not even have gotten BEAST out of the garage we had had a series of ice storms which had left the drive and door yard better suited to skating.


Cheers and a Happy New Year to All


Phil


PS There is a video but it takes forever to upload to youtub
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Old 02-01-22, 05:53
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Default We did it at 11 am on New Year's day!!!! Me and Grant.....

Not much of a challenge with so little snow.......but enough to spin my wheels.

Will post other photos as I get time to edit and figure out U tube for the videos.
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Old 02-01-22, 13:21
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Good to see those CMPs out and about in the snow.

I had other priorities as in my sonís house move - will try to make up for it soonest. The F15A has an anniversary coming up soon.
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Old 02-01-22, 13:50
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Best wishes to all MLU members!
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Old 03-01-22, 21:04
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Default 2022 New Years Challenge Video

Hi All


Well I got a short video edited up of 2022 January 1st drive.


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Cheers Phil
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Old 04-01-22, 00:47
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Phil, how do you guys live in that stuff? It's 11.30 am and 29 degrees C. at the moment (I just checked it on my fine Canadian built Spyder)
When I say how do you live in that stuff, I'm thinking about the annual variation that you live with, that is far greater than here. I enjoyed your You tube clip. Thank you.
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Old 05-01-22, 23:20
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Default Good show Phil.......

.... I have yet to figure out how to stitch 3 short video nto one then post it on U tube.....

Actually easier to start the C15a and back it out of the sea can than it is for posting....

Still have only 4 inches of snow on the ground here.....

Lynn we get some weird temp shift....... like -19C at night and +1C the following afternoon......

Sure keeps you awake.....

You know it is a cold night when you have to use a pipe wrench to loosen up the chuck in the drill press at the barn!!!!!

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Old 10-01-22, 20:55
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Short video with my friends on FGT last saturday.
Slow tractor but funny to little trip around neighborhood.
https://youtu.be/utyvIwpUBC4
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Old 11-01-22, 00:38
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Default Good One

Hi Mariano

Good video, little strange to see green and no snow.

That's the whole point of the challenge to get out and enjoy our trucks, our hobby and our friends.

Cheers Phil
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Old 11-01-22, 04:34
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Default How deep is the challenge......

How deep into fresh snow can you drive a CMP....without chains and not get stuck.....


I have gone as deep as the bumper pushing the snow.....but....when I stopped I could not go ahead anymore.......as long as you can keep the momentum you are OK.........

The you have deep snow with icy crust under fresh snow......until you sink to the frame

I know that a M37 with chains on both axles can go as deep as the top of the hood......until you do a HARD right turn and pull a chain off the front wheel and wrapped itself up around the brake hose...... it was cold so...... the Dodge stayed there until Spring time.......my Mom was not amused as it was in her backyard.

I will try again this Winter if we ever get more snow......

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Old 11-01-22, 10:19
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Default Outstanding!!

Well done Phil and Mariano. Loved those clips, felt like I was in there with you!!

Bit slow Down Under at the moment. So I really don't have any excuse except to say I was a long way away from my truck on the 1st Jan 2022.

Both the HUP and FAT sounded in top form!!!
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Old 12-01-22, 12:15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by m606paz View Post
Short video with my friends on FGT last saturday.
Slow tractor but funny to little trip around neighborhood.
https://youtu.be/utyvIwpUBC4
Awesome.....slow maybe, but it looks like the best vehicle to drive around with some friends.....a sort of HUP on steroids.


Excellent pics and video's again, guys! I always enjoy Phil's challenge very much and one day I hope to do my part......the closest I got this year was read some CMP manuals on New Years day.
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Old 14-01-22, 00:36
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Nice footage, gents!

Here is another New Years drive, or should I say Newbie drive?

https://youtu.be/wqQQ22BeBCM
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