IH Forever

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  1. Dad passed away

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’ve enjoyed your stories over the years about your Dad.
  2. Electronic ignition - wow!

    I put a Pertonix electronic ignition and coil on my 340. It would crank but would not fire until I took my finger off the starter button. I ended up going back to points. Any ideas what would cause this?
  3. What I've been doing today

    Are you spreading gravel on roads this time of year Pete? Around here most gets done in the spring so it gets packed down and doesn't all end up in the ditch when plowing snow.
  4. Tractor Model Question

    340 would be fine for what you are looking to do. Most of the points made against it will have little affect on what the poster will use it for. But my only complaint about the F340 is ease of getting off and on. As I get older I like that less and less.
  5. Letter Series Styling Upgrade?

    Speaking of a #8 Dr. Evil. When I was 8 my Grandpa moved to town and was going to sell his '41 H. I asked if I could buy it but told him I didn't have much money. He sold it to me for $200 and threw in the #8 2x16 plow. I plowed a couple acres of stalks with it an had to stop and unplug it many times each round. Told Grandpa if I had to plow an entire farm that way I would have sold it and moved to town.
  6. Hired Grain Haulers

    This is off topic but reminded me of my '72 656 diesel. It has the factory ether with push button under the steering wheel like other 66 series. It doesn't appear that it has ever had a can of ether on it but I've always thought that was a dangerous decision by IH to put ether on an engine with glow plugs.
  7. For you old gleaner fans

    My Dad's first combine was an F with a GM gas engine. He did a lot of acres with that machine. He later moved to an M2 and then an R60 before moving to a CaseIH machine.
  8. 30 years ago today it snowed

    Congratulations! No mullet? I think I had one in '87.
  9. Fall '81 Parts & Accessories

    I have a few different parts and accessory catalogs. I enjoy looking at those even more than my buyers guides.
  10. Pasture burning

    Could you just burn off the entire pasture? To me that seems better than burning a windrow.
  11. 240 - Large or Small point

    I have a 209A 2x14 fast hitch plow. It is a really light plow but has large points. I was looking at it today to see what wear parts need to be replaced and was thinking about what tractors this might have been intended for. This got me thinking, did the 240 have a large point fast hitch? How about the 404? I assume it is large point?
  12. Who Still has Silos Around the Yard.

    There is still a 20'x60' cement stave silo on my parents place that my Grandpa built when he and Dad milked. The roof blew off in a storm a few years ago. Hasn't been used in close to 40 years, really should be torn down.
  13. 240 - Large or Small point

    In the past when I've asked about the 240 I've gotten conflicting answers too. I find it hard to believe IH would have made it with both but maybe they switch during production? My Dad has a 200 and I used to own a 230 and they both were small point. There were never any 404's in my area that I know of. My Grandpa had an International 504 with fast hitch and I've seen Famalls with it too so I assumed 404's could be ordered with it. But I looked at my 1964 Buyer's Guide and it does not mention fast hitch but does mention it as an option for 504.
  14. Pole barn header

    I have 20' doors on eave and gable side if my building. If they can span that with a header I would think they could spam a 20' opening on an open front building.
  15. President Trump visiting ND tommorrow

    I'm surprised your sister in IA City is still Republican. That appears to be an island of liberal wackos in the sea of reality.
  16. Lift Assist Spring for wide frame

    I have front mounted blade that for my 682. This weekend while at a show I picked up a lift assist spring for it. I've never actually looked at one mounted. Does anyone have any pictures or maybe could give me a description of how it mounts under the tractor? Thanks in advance.
  17. Lift Assist Spring for wide frame

    Thanks Doc. Evil that helps. I have the brackets for each end and the curved linkage but was sure how the front bracket mounted.
  18. Lift Assist Spring for wide frame

    I have an operators manual and it lists the helper spring in optional equipment but doesn't show any pictures or tell how to mount. I'm thinking it mounts on the right side under the seat but I'm just not sure the correct way to mount the bracket on the end of the linkage to the lift handle. Thanks again.
  19. Last known IH 140 tractor Ser# 66896 Home in NC

    Very cool. It's amazing to me how long the design of the A survived with minimal changes.
  20. Plow id

    To quote Randy Sohn..."Concur". That is a 412.
  21. Poetic Justice Finally

    I think you are missing my point Old Tanker. I don't mind people bashing IH. I agree that IH management made many dumb mistakes which contributed to their downfall. The point is that this was just a lighthearted post pointing out that he thought it was funny that the CIH dealer was in the old JD building. You came on acting superior and criticizing that post. You and I have now managed to ruin what started out as a light hearted fun post.
  22. Poetic Justice Finally

    Phelps does have a location in Greene. Grundy Center, Hubbard, Hampton, and Greene. I can't remember the name of the dealership that was in this building. Greene didn't have a JD dealer for many years and then Phelps bought the welding shop and opened a location. Old Tanker you can say what ever you want but I still think you are a Jack A**.
  23. Poetic Justice Finally

    It's McRoberts RedPower. Was McRoberts Imp. for many years and John sold out to Red Power who has many dealerships in northern IA . This is the dealership I have been going to all my life but most of that time was at their old location just down the road on Hwy. 14. And Old Tanker why are you such a Jack A**. Sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut rather than criticize everything people post.
  24. fastenal question

    I understand your frustration. But how can you afford to keep the doors open selling 6 bolts at a time? We had an awesome local hardware store but when they quit no one will buy the business? Who can make a living selling 6 bolts start time.
  25. Anyone else remember Les.??

    Forgot to mention that I bought a pair of front wheel weights for my 340 on his estate sale.