Fred B

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  1. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    i,ve never heard of a spacer under the cover, but i believe that would work for the ring gear to clear the shift rails. could not use the pto, where the belt pulley is though , unless that area was cut, and left alone.
  2. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    on reversing those farmalls, the H and M size you have to remove the diff cover, flip the ring gear, and use a new diff cover, the gear shift rail forks have to be reversed. as the ring gear is exactly where the shift rails are the new cover will have the gear shift lever on the RH side, with forks to the left, instead of the orginals that are to the right. (you really have to follow this) (i have heard of cutting the forks off, and welding them back reversed). i would think the W4 and 6 would be same. the cover with the RH shift, has a 3 bolt plate for the LH shift, also used for oil filler. i believe on the C size the gear shift stick is in the center, and doesn't need changing.
  3. was it one of them that put the doors on the 86 series, you know, they drive on the wrong side of the road.
  4. Mystery Machine

    not nearly enough tires,wheel bearings, and walking beams to go out. l'll go W/ willrich.
  5. I see what you mean by using the bull rider to explain, but some might say that's why you don't sit on the back of the bull (over the back axle), but that's a different animal (sorry, couldn't resist). I would liken the scenario to a tractor with a single front wheel that hits a bump, it's going straight up, just like any wheel including back wheel. If you have a wide front axle a wheel goes up, same as single wheel, but because it's pivoted in center of tractor, it only moves tractor up 1/2 way. Also, the back wheel will eventually come to the same bump that the front wheel hit. If you are seated in the center of the back axle, you should get 1/2 the jolt when a wheel hits a bump. Except the wheel being wider will probably hit more bumps that the smaller front wheel. My thinking, if you were sitting in the middle of the axles (like on a horse), ( or a seat forward tractor) from front to back you should get 1/4 movement from each wheel. Of course you can't sit exactly in center, that's why I say or as close as possible to center. In 1967 Minneapolis Moline had seat forward on their G1000 Vista for three years and then went back to old design for the upgrade model 1050 . Why? I believe John Deere was the last hold out of sitting on the back axle. And they were best sellers. Unless that says something about John Deere buyers. This may be one of those topics where it just doesn't matter, however, from what I can tell, today all makes are seat forwards. Are they all wrong?
  6. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    DD, Those are some good looking cotton bolls. I'll cast my vote for Hammer! Here are photos of this year's crop finished August 1. I think my best crop ever. Stars were in alignment? Slightly less than 3 bales/ac, all dry land (non irrigated). First picture is in May of this year. Next two at harvest.
  7. Last known IH 140 tractor Ser# 66896 Home in NC

    the a's power train (or parts of) was also used on hi clear sprayers, combines, and swathers, maybe others i'm thinking this is one of the longest running tractor designs
  8. all the large frame 66, & 86 series wheelbase are same ? if you put a line from lf tire, to rr tire, and then from rf tire, to lr tire, where the lines cross should be smoothest riding position., or as near as you can get to the cross. so the seat forward tractor, should ride smoother . i would agree longer wheelbase would be smoother, but it wouldn't turn as sharp.
  9. Cotton gin damage by Harvey

    that gin is in Refugio county, about 55 mi N of corpus christi tx, or about 30 mi N W, of rockport tx.
  10. Vintage Ads

  11. Vintage Ads

    it also looks like they just sat the girl on the M, i can't see anything she's towing, not dressed properly for real work, hat not gonna stay on, feet resting on pedals, looking straight ahead with hands correct, but turning into the fence, other than that all looks nice. i agree on the front wheels.
  12. Fred B----hurricane Harvey

    Art, I'm actually a little south of an east/west line between Robstown and Corpus Christi, TX. I'm rural. If I want to get my mail, I have to tell people I'm from Robstown, but I'm not. I'm within Corpus Christi's 5 mile jurisdiction and if I lived 1/16 mile to the east I would have a Corpus Christi address. I wouldn't claim either city.
  13. Fred B----hurricane Harvey

    Hello Anson and Everyone, Well, power just came back on. Hurricane Harvey came ashore near Rockport, Texas, 35 miles north of Corpus Christi, TX where it was first thought to come ashore. With Category 4 winds at 135 mph, it's now southeast of San Antonio with 50 mph winds. As I understand it, they are expecting the remnants to somewhat back track to north of Rockport. Wife and I went to just NW of San Antonio and stayed with relatives Friday night. Came back this morning. Very little damage at my place. One tree and some limbs down. Hurricanes are very unpredictable. It was predicted to come in immediately north of Corpus Christi. I'm about 25 miles west of Corpus Christi Bay and a little to the south. The hurricanes are worst on the northeast quadrant of the eye and I am just on the opposite side with least wind and rain bands. From the TV news, Rockport looked like a war zone. One life lost, 12 or so injured. That is why we decided to leave rather than stay. You never know if it will come and take your house away. Also, in these heavy bands of wind/rain, but especially on the NE quadrant, there can be tornados spawned. I got all the grain sorghum and cotton out, probably my best cotton yield yet. Thanks everyone for prayers and thoughts. Fred
  14. Brand new IH 656 on the set of MayberryRFD

    on the auto, i will vote for a 1966-67 chevy II 4 door.
  15. Combining Grain with 2388

    Wheat, yeah I don't like the air intake also. There is no way that air pick up can be as good as the older 1680 with its airstack, even if it wasn't tall enough, along with the exhaust stack. i'm convinced they are building for looks ,however the 2388,s air cleaner is genuine plastic ! Farmer/Logger - I also put about 100 hours a year on my combine. I used to run Massey's also. My dad bought an MF 90 SP in 1953 because it has the widest threshing cylinder, 37", our first self propelled. Dale, I see your 2188 still has the old air stack. Nice machine. Interesting to see the combine in the snow. Our last snow was Dec 24,25, 2004, around 5 inches. Very rare here. Anson, good to hear from you. Our milo turned out very good. Cotton looks good also. Neighbors have already harvested some. Actually started crops shy on moisture but quickly caught up. We try to have cotton out by middle of August when rain usually sets in. Most of the corn here is out by now. We had truckers from Rio Grande Valley this year also.