Maybe our beloved Gibson is going a little sideways. But check this out!

Gibson is in more than a little bit trouble due to floods and other setbacks.

What does this mean to us who love the art of playing or creating music?

Yea, sure you might be able to buy a copy of a Les Paul or Stratocaster made in a foreign country.

But, in all honesty.

Nothing beats the real thing – as any mature adult knows even if they don’t play music, and only listen to it.

So, what are the takeaway’s or what can we as consumers/users of these products get from the statements above?

Well, enter Cakewalk Sonar which was once a Gibson owned product. Now it’s free!

Fender acquired RiffStation and is now offering it for free!

In summary, if you want to help either of these companies survive.
Please only buy the real thing.

Or sit there looking at your hand and think for a while.

A friend told me about bandlab and cakewalk. Read about Riffstation here:

Ok, why should you be careful when at work and using a company computer?

According to the CompTIA A+ training I am presently doing on, 51% of all serious malware attacks that successfully target companies – come from internal network users. The largest percentage of these attacks occur from non-admin employed workers going to non work related websites.

Once the malware is on the non admin users computer the hacker with a simple Privilege Escalation attack payload, will spread said payload across your enterprise and start harvesting things like your bank account login and password, and that of everybody else you work with!

That is if they or you use a work computer to access any sensitive account where a malicious monetary gain can be made. 😉

Furthermore, in an extreme scenario the company you work for could be forced to go out of business, and there is a good chance you will become infamous and never be able to find another job doing what you do now.


Please surf the web safely where ever you use any internet connected device.

Please always install all security updates, never rely on any updates being automatically installed on any device or any software anywhere, to do so is simply irresponsible.

A blown up phone, tablet, laptop or computer from an update is much easier to recover from than losing all your money and then having to fight to get it back, all the while doing the same to others you work with whom have worked so hard for what they have.

Photo credits: – (tigercop2k3) 

Ford Tractor – 4000 – Is this Marvel-Schebler the right carb for this motor? And please help identify the rest of the parts. Thanks in advance for any help



I need a rebuilt carb for my Ford Tractor – and help in identifying the trans and rear hydraulic system – since the casting numbers dont match what the tractor has.

Please let me know, does which carb is supposed to be on this tractor:

Is it the Marvel Shebler TSX813 or the TSX580 or?

The studs on the mounting flange appear to be 2 and 11/16’s center to center.

Since there are mismatched parts on this tractor, I want to make sure I get the right one. It currently has a Marvel-Schebler.

Now here is the dilemma I am facing:

According to the number’s:
Engine: C0NN6015J Gas Motor
Tractor: 40303 – 167200

I should have a 2000 to 4000 series tractor made in 1963. According to this page:

First number (1 digit)
4**** – 172 ci gas, LP-gas or 172 ci diesel engine
Second number (1 digit)
*0*** – Industrial models produced prior to 1963
**30 * – Utility-type tractor w/non-adjustable front axle (light industrial)
Last number (1 digit)
*0**3 – Four-speed w/hydraulics and PTO

But it has a 5 speed transmission, pto drive with hydraulics, and someone mounted what looks like an 800 series hood on it.


I used the Marvel Schebler TSX 813 Carb rebuild kits without any luck. And want to buy a rebuilt carb that is the right one for this tractor. Besides, I think some of the parts are missing inside this carb, or it isnt a TSX 813 – since some things arent in the carb that are in the instructions I havent been able to find.

It has 1400 24TG Tires rear tires and 16″ front 245/75 16r tires and they seem to fit right if that might be yet another clue.



Below are more images of the Engine, Trans near starter, left side rear case, left axel, left hydraulic lift arm, and a shot of under the seat – is this tractor a mongrel? Or what year of parts is it actually made of?