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  1. Another puller from the 1970s, this time a 56 series

    Man thats cool! Wonder what ever happened to that tractor?
  2. A John Deere funny sticker

    LOL "i dont remember that was too many beers ago!" Good one Bob
  3. Question about M oil pump

    The line from the block to oil gauge is 1/4 O.D. so i beleieve that is 1/8 I.D. dont know if that helps. Thanks for the replies so far. So this might just be good and normal.
  4. Hello all Ive recently installed a newer style oil pressure gauge on my M so i can see my exact PSI. Im idiling at 50 psi but here is my question. I only use the tractor for pulling so about 2 or 3 times a month. And when i start it it takes about 8 seconds for the gauge to climb,but once it goes it goes fast. Is that 8 seconds of little oil psi ok? When i checked the base plate on the oil pump last winter i was superised at how little wear there was on it compared to all the pictures ive seen on the web. None at all really. I think everyt hing is ok im just not sure about the pump taking so long to get me pressure
  5. A few pictures from today

    Very cool pics! Thanks for sharing. I remember when i worked in the mine i was a loader man either running cat 980's or mostly volvo 220's fun sure but not like running a crawler. Dont forget to check your berms around the highwalls tomorrow AM
  6. Great run today

    From one puller to another very nice!! Well done! Looks like all your weights were in just the right spots. Im trying to get dialed in up here hopefully before season end
  7. 46 M up and running!!

    I agree on the three spoke front wheels i like their original look so they are staying. There are a few more pulls left around before the end of season,hope the weather cooperates.
  8. Hello all It's been awhile since I've been on and you may remember my last post in this forum was about my 46 M having a freshly rebuilt motor and a rear main seal leak my wife and I rebuild it twice with no luck. well I took it to a well-known tractor mechanic and he fixed it first shot and I couldn't be more pleased. this machine runs fantastic! I am very happy with my rebuild. yesterday I was at a local tractor pull and I did better than I thought. I don't have a lot of knowledge with this tractor being this is only the third pull for me this season so far and the second pull with this new set of tires I have brand new 15.5 x 38 Titan galaxy's I pulled 5000 lbs and 5500 lbs. It's hard to keep the front end down at 5000 because I couldn't add any weight but at 5500 I put 300 lb up front and that really helped a lot. I believe I drove into a soft spot or spun out at the end for whatever reason but I know for sure I did not power out that's why there is so much dirt piled at the Buckboard at the end of my 5500 lb run. all in all I'm very happy and I'm looking forward to learning a lot more of this season and hopefully getting some trophies and ribbons enjoy the pictures. Oh and if anybody is wondering what the plastic bag and duct tape is on there for they were calling for heavy rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon that is covering the Magneto I don't need rain ruining my day. I'm open to thoughts suggestions and questions Thanks for looking
  9. Thank you Dennis One thing I didn't do was check the flatness of the seal retainer that may be what got me I will be sure to do that this time Also I heard when oiling the felt do not oil the ends of the Felts oil the center and the middle but do not oil the ends where they compress any thoughts on that? I installed the felts dry with a large socket to help roll and press them in they fit really snug. I did not trim any off the ends and then oiled the snot out of them with 30 weight oil Once I split the tractor I will be sure to take pictures so we can all see what the problem really was Anyone have splitting stands they would be willing to let me borrow? I would be more than happy to meet in the middle or work something out.I live close to Harrisburg PA. I usually do this job with a floor jack, jack stands and a 2 ton cherry picker but I think splitting stands would really be nice
  10. So I drained the oil and removed the oil pain. The two plugs that are supposed to be in the mounting plate are both there. One one the carb side of the engine is original felt and not leaking. The one on the mag side is a new rubber plug and this is the side with the leak. Gasket looks ok. Guess im splitting it again. Any other ideas. Thanks all.
  11. http:// Hello all I just finished up a total rebuild on my farmall M. It does have a 450 motor in it. I fired it up and everything went well but it started pouring oil out the space between the oil pan and engine adapter plate Im thinking rear main seal what else coul it be? I did have the 3 bolt cover plate on but then the oil just runs out the hole in the center of the belly. If you look closely you can see the stream of oil running down off the tractor if you follow that stream straight up you see the plate with 4 bolts in it the bolt all the way on the far left is where the oil is pouring out from I know the rear main seal mounting assembly is up in there that's why I'm thinking it's leaking from there. I put the Felts in the holder dry and then soak them in oil I also put a good coating of assembly Lube on that part of the crankshaft before assembly even if I didn't install them correctly I can't imagine they would allow a pencil-sized stream of oil to flow through any help is greatly appreciated