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  1. failed oil filter ?

    Exactly! Used to be a former Ford engineer on The Diesel Stop back when it was still that worked in their guage assembly plant. Absolutely no relationship to what guage shows and what is actually happening. Oil psi, temp, fuel guage, volts, even speedometer. Oil psi shows about 5 psi to maximum psi in a narrow central band, when needle registers low your down to 2-3 psi already. The Normal range on temp guage is from about 150-160 to 210-220. Fuel/gas guage shows empty with 3 to 5 gallons left.
  2. New Sled

    Couple of my buddys down in NW Illinois had snowmobiles years ago, were Very active with them, trailered them to northern Wisconsin for a full week of riding. One still has an old one he tinkers with more than rides. Here about 70 miles north of the Illinois/Wisconsin state line we don't see near as many as we did 20 years ago. State groomed trails all over still but not used much anymore.
  3. Custom decals

    A coworker quit his day job 20 years ago to start a franchise business called Speedy-Sign-A-Rama. Custom signs, decals, banners, etc. Either do a Google search and sometimes looking in the yellow pages is the quickest. SON took him a picture of the script "Lightning" logo on his '93 F-150 Lightning, had him make one 5 ft wide instead of about 10 inches for the back cab window. First one was reasonably priced, next ones would have been even lower cost.
  4. Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    Wis.IH. Collector - That wagon your picking into, is that a Midwest hoist under the box? Dad had a couple Midwest hoists, the Godbersen Link they invented and used sure helped low psi hydraulic system tractors raise full loads, but you had to raise the box so far off the running gear you lost the ability to run so many side boards. The last new flare box Dad bought, had Oliver decals but made by Electric Wheel, 150 bushel box on an 8 ton gear, ran two 1x12 sideboards. Without the sideboards, just the galvanized steel flarebox held 175 bushel of dry shellcorn. With sideboards held close to 200 bushel of earcorn. The neighbor found another brand of hoist with smaller twin cylinders that straddled the reach of the gear, the boxes sat right down on the bolsters. Neighbor bought an identicle box but Deere gear.
  5. You are correct. Think it was Guy Fay who wrote the article for RPM about the TWO prototype H-TA's built, think in 1951. Totally different design than the production design, no sprag, but it did prove the concept and showed the need for the over-running clutch. Both tractors were disassembled and scrapped after extensive testing. Have to agree, an SH-TA is a waste of two good tractors. I Really really like my Stage II Super H, lots and lots of times( thousands and thousands) I would have pulled the TA if it had one, but the 300/350 with the 3 valve Lift-All, live PTO, Fast Hitch and factory power steering just a much more modern tractor. Neighbor who was the third member of our little help trading circle started farming with a 350 Farmall gas tractor. Plowing, disking, planting, cultivating, It did it ALL on 160 acres for probably 5-6 years. He used his Father-in-law's MD w/ 2M picker to pick corn. He rolled the 350 once chasing hogs in his hog pasture. Minor damage, muffler, air cleaner, rolled it back on it's wheels and continued to abuse it. When he sold out, the 730 diesel, 3020 gas, and 4020 turbo all were not running. Only the 350. This was the kind of guy that would break an anvil with a tack hammer.
  6. IH mounted cultivator id help

    I forget what was going on with the M with the loader but I used the 450 & FH 6 ft Service blade to clean snow from the barnyard one time, It seemed to be a constant battle between leaving an inch or two of snow or spinning out. We didn't have any chains big enough for the 450. I should have pulled the pin to let the blade float. I spent a BUNCH of hours on that 450 in the 4 years we had it. Was the gutsiest 55 hp tractor I ever ran!
  7. Ticked off a scammer!

    Yes, at best necessary evils.
  8. Using 16.9 34 duals on 986 with 18.4 34 rear tires

    You mean 12-38 tires, the new 13.6x38? That's the size our M&W direct axle mount duals were that we used with other 12-38/13.6x38 and 15.5x38's. We always ran the duals soft on air pressure 4-6 psi lower than tractor tires plus tires were worn much more than tractor tires. On hard bare ground plowing the dual running on unplowed ground didn't even touch at times, but when pulling got harder, slippage increased and dual started pulling.
  9. Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    I remember Dad planting with the wire but he quit using the wire in the late 1950's, but still hill dropped. 3-4 kernals every 25-30 inches in 38 inch rows. Couldn't narrow up rows any more than that with the mounted picker. When he check-row planted they were 40 inch rows. Yes, planting with the wire took a lot of extra time, at each end of the field you had to move the wire. All our planter wire got cut up for livestock gates. It was hard to cut, stiff, tended to break if bent more than twice. Doubled up baler wire much much better.
  10. IH mounted cultivator id help

    We had a factory rear section on the 455, but Dad welded up a Fast Hitch back section for the 461 from 1-1/4" square bar and a pair of FH points. Your mounting times are spot on! Took longer to set the rear wheels out a couple inches than it took to mount cultivator. The FH helped with setting the wheels out, just used a wood block under the FH drawbar.
  11. Ticked off a scammer!

    I think that same SOB called me about a month ago. Really makes me mad, I have wife's and my cell phone on every Do Not Call list, had our land line on them too when we had a land line, and they still call! Not sure how they get my cell phone number to come up when they call me but I sure wish somebody could put them out of business.
  12. IH mounted cultivator id help

    I did all the cultivating in '64 with the SM-TA & 455 cultivator, and '65 to '68 with the 450 and 461 cultivator. Then cultivated a lot and gradually then just a little from '69 to '72 with the 4010 & 400(?) cultivator. The SM-TA had the selective lift valve on it for cultivating point rows. We had very few point rows. Was the IH cultivator made before the 455 a #438? Dad had one of them when we cultivated with a straight M.
  13. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    Hope the truck knows enough to pull in and park before it runs out of charge. There will be some limit on their miles or hours per day. UPS has better Dispatchers than a couple I had. The one girl supposedly hauled fuel for Amoco, but she had no practical truck knowledge, we had to call in and get approval to run the Tollway, I-5 or 88, to bypass scales, one day my trailer axles were slid all the way back and still 1500# too heavy. She wanted me to get going 15-20 mph and jump on the brakes and try to slide my load forward. I told her to come up with a better idea Or I was going home. She told me to take the tollway. UPS still requires EVERYBODY to drive for a period of time don't they? Company accountants, nurses, HR people, etc. How would a driverless truck handle icy roads so slick you can't stand on them? Slow down and stop? I drove into a freezing rain/sleet storm around the 180-185 mile marker on I-80 in Iowa, got hit FOUR times sitting still in the rest area for about 10 hours. Guy behind me hollared at me on the CB, his trailer axles with 34,000# on them were sliding downhill towards a big culvert and could I pull ahead a couple feet. I got out of my truck, the old gas LoadStar, to walk up to the building and call my wife and slid completely UNDER my tractor, feet went right out from under me instantly. Cars were stopping in the right hand lane of the actual traffic lanes for a few hours. I really didn't want to go back to Des Moines that next afternoon but the Boss patched up my truck, next to last guy, big black KW sideswipped nose of my trailer and my tractor, bent the rim on my outside left side drive tire and it went flat, took my mirror with him, and broke the dust cap off left front wheel. My head was resting on the arm rest of the driver's door when that happened. Last truck was a Consolidated Food Service 10-wheeler out of West Des Moines, was coming into the rest area, saw the road was blocked with a jack-knifed 18-wheeler, locked up his brakes, hit the guy behind me broadside, knocked the driver completely out of his sleeper, he woke up tangled in his pedals. Hit the back of my trailer and pushed me about 15 feet forward while I was standing on the brake pedal. All 14 wheels sliding. I think the 10-wheeler out-weighed me. I was around 35,000-40,000#. Yep, if a robot truck can keep a truck straight on roads like that I would be surprised.
  14. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    Weren't we supposed to be flying around in George Jetsen flying cars by 2017? These self-driving electric trucks will surely obey all speed limits, posted weight limits, hours of in-service, and have self diagnostics for all systems on the truck, like flat tires, brakes, lights, etc. Just think of all the lost revenue from trucks not getting tickets for over weight, lights, etc not working, speeding, etc. The local and state gov't's will have to come up with some new taxes to fill in the lost revenue. I'll be one of the first to say we need a younger generation to take over the driving duties, but they don't want to work. I guess if they get hungry enough and mommy and daddy kick them out of the house they may want to try working.
  15. Ih gas v8 into 706

    The 478 gas V-8 in the LoadStar I drove was more like 3 mpg. Heard guys say the 549 gas V-8 was 2 to 2-1/2 mpg.
  16. 1456 with detroit

    Those were Kinze's. Lot of 4020's converted to Detroit power too, sometimes 4020's only got V-6's. Guys that were neighbors to my buddy from high school bought a pair of 5010/5020's with 318 Detroits, both non-running, and 5 years later still non-running they disappeared. Detroits were bad enough to drive in a truck, hate to have to drive a tractor with one. Impossible to make them quiet. The township road commissioner I worked for always had Austin-Western road graders with Detroit engines, the old late '50's or 1960 vintage Super 300 had a 4-53, the new '74 replacement had a 4-71. I could be a quarter mile behind either one on the Oliver 770 diesel and those Detroits were still loud.
  17. Farmall H 2 way hydraulics

    Another valve that converts your 1-way hydraulic to 2-way is a Cross Convert-a valve. I put one on my Stage II Super H about 35 years ago. The nice thing about it you can change from 1-way to 2-way or back in about 2 minutes by installing a bypass plug into the valve. They're available around here at Blain's Farm & Fleet for $130. You'll need a few hoses and pipe fittings to install it. Input and output ports are 3/4" NPT, work ports to/from are 1/2" npt.
  18. White 1200. 4x4

    Oh WOW! We gotta get back out there. We drove east then north up thru Utah from the Grand Canyon, drove thru Moab to I-70 then east to Denver and I-80. We missed 3/4ths of Utah and Wife and I agreed it was the one state we want to see more of. Didn't see the Salt Flats or Salt Lake City. We wasted over half a day driving down to Roswell, then had to fly low to get to LA. Saw General Sherman, largest living thing on the planet, A Sequoia tree 350 ft tall. Saw lots of fields of fruits and berrys in Californing. Oklahoma was the best state for driving old Rt. 66 pavement. They have a couple hundred miles of the original 1920 vintage pavement and bridges, fly along 65 mph legally. What amazed me was the number of east bound piggy-back trains running along I-40. About every 15 minutes another one goes by, hundreds of containers on each.
  19. first time diabetic nice to meet you

    I was just declared Type 2 about mid-May. Had three all morning sessions with an RN and a dietitian. Got my first blood test coming up in 2 weeks. My blood sugar always tests in the proper range. I always hated diet sodas, and liked a couple beers with friends, so now I have one diet soda a day, drink lots of water, and some sugar free juices and lemonade. We always bought a big bag of snack size Snickers for halloween and Nov. 1'st I'd eat 5-6 a day till they were gone. 23 years in this house and never had a Trick or Treater. Wife used to bake cookies and other sweet things. Between what my cardiologist wants me to eat and my General Practitioner says I can eat I was pretty hungry most of the summer but I'm getting used to my new diet. I always was a BIG meat and potatoe eater which I can still eat. My heart problems came from me eating a half a pound of bacon or sausage for breakfast with a big omlet or plate full of scrambled eggs. I used to make/drink a pitcher of Kool-aide every day during hot spells in summer. That Stopped!
  20. White 1200. 4x4

    Wife and I were thru Flagstaff on our Rt 66 trip 5-6 years ago. Our route paralleled I-40 real close in Arizona, some cases the Historic 1920's route was a service road of I-40. Took 12 days to drive 5500 miles, saw parts of 5 national parks. We've been looking for an excuse to go back. Won't make the mistake of going all the way to LA again! Looks like 89A goes thru some great territory! Wife & I love sight-seeing on roads like that!
  21. A video for those people scared of heights

    BTO I worked for had 4 Harvestore silos, an old 16×40, and another 16×60, and two 20x60's. We were chopping haylage one afternoon, He sent me up the empty one to open the fill door so we could fill it the next day, then told me before I started up the ladder I could close the other one we filled and he'd start evening chores. The two silos were 6 ft apart, maybe 5 ft, I looked LONG and hard at saving a few steps by jumping to the other silo. I figured my foot would slip on the slick glass surface and no way could I get a grip on the other silo. So I climbed down and back up. Now he has a catwalk between those three silos.
  22. Poor UPS service

    The fall of 1978 before UPS set up their Christmas routes I ran 17 (seventeen) different routes in 17 consecutive days. All routes I had run before. They did do right by me at Christmas, gave me a route with several miles of housing developments and businesses along a busy road north of my home town that I had hauled readmix for lots of the houses the two summers about 2 years before. Also had the in-town north of the RR tracks of my home town, plus one block downtown each side of main street. Some places, businesses, never get packages, some are daily pickup&delivery stops, then some people you deliver to their houses 3-4 days a week! One guy in Rock Island ran a business out of his house, was a delivery stop 2-3 times a week and a pickup stop every day, picking up the box I delivered in the morning. There were a couple routes I didn't run at that terminal, like the route my folks were on. But since I was the only new hire that knew where Hooppole, Illinois was, I always got that route. That same route had Atkinson, Annawan, and some Geneseo rural routes, one small truck, 250+ miles a day and about 60 stops and 125 packages, and about a third of the area served by that terminal. The downtown Moline route that also delivered & picked up Farmall used a truck twice as big, was filled completely full and first stop, the JC Penney store my wife worked at was stacked on the cab floor. One day I delivered over 600 packages and picked up over 1200 on that route, Desaulners printers shipped three skids of Deere price book revisions. Also places like Deere's big parts warehouse filled a couple semi-trailers a day. We had two drivers on days spotting trailers all day. That terminal back then was one of the smallest terminals in Illinois that made money, mostly because of Deere and IH. Been a lot of companies that used to try to deliver packages, Railroad Express Agency, USPS was loosing it's butt on packages years ago until the volume picked up due to on-line ordering, still loosing money on letters. DHL just about went belly-up 3-4 years ago and reorganized, but before that their trucks looked like escapees from the junkyard. And Roadway Package Service started in 1985 and merged to become FedEx Ground in 2000. But UPS is STILL UPS. They may not be perfect, but 99.9% of the time they do O-K. I'm really surprised Amazon thinks they can deliver packages better than UPS, I can't wait till I get my first delivery from a drone!
  23. Poor UPS service

    Upper midwest, Chicago area has major automated distribution hubs for UPS, JASS1660 would know them all. North-east also, but remember, every UPS Red pkg goes to Memphis. I'm still extremely sckeptical that the damage is intentional. Every repeat damage situation I have had with UPS was poor packaging. I Really hate to spend one red cent more for packaging than necessary, but sometimes that extra piece of styrofoam, or bubble wrap makes all the difference. I had a hot water heater, copper tank around 4-5 quarts with two flared pipe fittings, one 3-4 inches long on top, other 5-6 inches long out side and the ceramic heating element inside. Shipper put them in Big box layered in egg crates, 6 or 8 to a layer, side fitting almost punctured other tanks, repeated rejections. Finally fixed it with individual boxes inside big box instead of egg crates. That part shipped UPS 50% of the time, LTL truck 50%, Both had damaged parts. I still think a call to the UPS saleman, set up a tour of your closest hub would be a good first step to fixing your problem. When I was peddaling packages in my little brown truck, I delivered a case of 20 or 24 four foot flourescent light tubes to a high school. The box "Jingled", the janitor signed for the box, I suggested he reject it but he said the shipper had an agreement with UPS on the reimbursement for broken tubes and freight cost on replacement shipments until 24 good workable lights had been delivered. There was only 6 or 8 good tubes in that first box, I doubt UPS would eat that expense for long. I suspect UPS's margins are still thin, 1978, the year I worked for UPS was a contract year. UPS wined and dined us Big time, terminal manager always gave us a talk. He said that if "Every UPS employee company wide stayed on the clock 15 minutes longer per day UPS would operate in the RED." Gas was 65 to 70 cents/gallon, top pay for package car drivers was around $8.35/hr, My Dad was making about $9.00/hr delivering fuel via 18-wheelers to FS terminals all over eastern Iowa and NW Illinois. But the Teamster Master Freight Contract required Teamsters to make $9.29/hour.
  24. Ih gas v8 into 706

    Wow, what exactly started all those failures on the 7.3L PSD? Most of those things have nothing to do with each other. like glow plugs and turbo, and injectors, but the under valve cover wire harnesses run to both glow plugs and injectors. My '96 7.3 has 300,000 miles and has had one set of glow plugs, no injectors or injector o-rings, turbo is fine, pulls like new still. I wore out two 300-6's, a carb'd and EFI version, gutless wonders only useful in a light duty EMPTY pickup. My 300-6's got 12-14 mpg, 7.3L gets 18-19 mpg and tows more that the 6's could pull on three trailer loads To be honest, sounds like a repair shop had a bunch of new old stock 7.3L parts on the shelf and got rid of a bunch of slow moving inventory into your truck.
  25. Project truck for someone.

    Gas in-line 6 I bet. Wasn't there a 372? and 401?, smaller versions of the RD 450.