• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

Elections Coming in September

Carl Wiese

The September IHSTO meeting is coming up on September 4th and I want to make sure everyone knows it is our yearly elections. I would also like to make it known I am not seeking re-election as president. As of right now I have had no one express interest in taking up the office of president. And this year with the exception of eric acting as treasurer we had no one willing to fill the other offices involved with IHSTO. The club is experiencing a low in meeting attendance and because I don't have the time to dedicate to the club, we are having no events either. I do not have weekends off and won't for the foreseeable future, so I cannot participate in anything more then the meetings.

IHSTO needs someone who is willing to invest the time it needs to get our attendance back up, someone who can again market the club, plan, follow through and attend events. I cannot do this and I think the club has suffered because of this. Frankly, the club needs some new blood to step up and lead this club into the next chapter. I am sorry to say it's not me. Please contact me, either here or via private messages if you have any questions, I'll be more then happy to answer.


What a bummer that life's reality has to get in the way of having fun!

I would be willing if the "center" of the club was closer to home. But it is an or based club and I live an hour from or so I just don't think it would work for me or the club.

Good luck on finding new volunteers.