Fred B

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  1. Your opinions - 3 point on a C

    use the one pictured, then have a welding shop put mounts for a standard 8" stroke hyd ram from drawbar area to one lift arm on rockshaft. look up speeco 3pt hitch they make the one for H & M. you will need the valve for remote ram.welding shop should know to mount top of ram so full stroke will lift high enough. could also use a ram on each side.
  2. Ether (starting fluid) sickness?

    the problem with using ether on tires, is its like a chopping hoe, they don't come with instructions .
  3. IH 68 front mount cultivator

    was at a sale 25+ years ago, 2, nice # 68 4 row cults came up i held up 5 fingers, auctioneer , said you want the other one? i bought 2 for 10.00.
  4. 504 , no ta.

    is the ta meant to be a full time working gear (speed) or just a part time get through a tough spot speed? will it hurt it to use it as a full time speed
  5. Punishment for hired man? Color choice.............

    how bout let him get on hiway full speed with loaded trailing wagon and forced to do a panic stop .....actually, maybe they won't go very fast...
  6. School Buses we Rode on as Kids

    I remember for at least part of my first school year I rode a bus (don't know the year but it was the 1941-1947 body) pointed front Chevrolet, it had foot starter and little trigger just below gear shift knob that you pulled up to get reverse (4 speed). One of the local farmer's wife drove it. It had bench seats full length of the bus along each wall and then two down the center back to back. (4 rows) You would be swaying back and forth at stops and starts. We didn't know it at the time, but I think we invented the wave. The windows were normal opening but full length glass that dropped down in the walls. To keep the kids in, on the outside bottom half of each window there was a 3 horizontal rod set up hinged on the bottom rod and (in an emergency) you could thump or kick them at the top and they would hinge open from the top down. I don't think it had a rear door. Later there were two 72 passenger K Series Internationals, and two 1950 GMC 72 passenger. Superior bodies. Later my route got a new 54 Chevy with Bluebird body. Maybe 54 passenger? Once in the late 50s at night our school caught fire. It burned down four rooms. The thought was that there were some rags in a janitor's closet that combined with cleaning chemical, combusted. It so happens our bus driver was the janitor. Anyway, the morning of the fire he drove our bus like crazy around the route telling everyone there would be no school that day. (think Paul Revere) He apparently drove into a hole somewhere and busted a rear spring that morning. (empty bus) It stuck up through the floor. The bus was leaning badly. It was not until much later years that I thought about the driver seemed a little sheepish when he stopped to tell us about the school burning. Maybe he was at fault on two counts. (My dad was a school trustee). In my senior year our school treated us to a trip to a foreign country. (Monterrey, Mexico. ) Our VoAg teacher drove that 54 Chevy 6 to Monterrey. Most of the time he held it on 70mph. Had no problems with it on the trip. One of the coaches rigged up an auto radio with alligator clips. so we had music A note on that foot starter , in 1950 my dad bought a new 3/4 ton GMC , it had foot starter, and as time went on and it got harder to start, we boys learned to operate the starter and gas pedal at the same time with the right foot to get it warmed up. I believe it was a Buick 6 engine.
  7. Cub Cadet 'Rideall' TM

    All the walking at tractor shows was slowing me down so I decided to modify this 127 Cub Cadet to a 'Rideall' TM for two people to ride. I had already put a bench seat for two people on one earlier but I didn't like reaching to the center to steer. My idea is to move the steering column to the left and widen the cadet with two 7" spacer spools on rear axle. This caused me to have to widen the front axle, 4" each side. I still haven't got it finished but thought I would put some pictures. I'm having to rebuild the steering gear. After I started building this thing, I realized International had built a 660 tractor with a left hand mounted operator station for use with Johnson scraper, shown below.
  8. Cub Cadet 'Rideall' TM

    Mostly got the Rideall finished. I also posted this on Coffee Shop so check over there for more photos and info. I first just moved the steering box to the left and thought it would work. But the drag link rubbed the front tire on left hand turn. So I added 4" to each side of the front axle. It still rubbed. So I turned the steering box 1/4 turn and put the arm to the top and a link to the right hand side. Works good. I opted for a bench seat instead of the buckets. I wanted to use the wide tractor grip tires on the back but I had to move the splash panels in about 1,1/2" to clear the tire cleats. It worked out good. I just need to get working on that ignition system. See previous comments on this post. Happy New Year!
  9. Cub Cadet "Rideall" TM

    I needed a buggy to ride around the tractor shows so I started working on this cub cadet for a two passenger "Rideall" TM. Actually I've worked on it off and on since September 2015. Finally got it mostly finished. I did take it to the Temple, TX tractor show this year in October. But like an unruly child it refused to run when I got to the show. Still havent't got it fixed. I think it's a bad condenser. Still want to try to put the muffler underneath. Also, this cadet did not come with headlight but I would like to add some. Photos below. I started this thread on Cub Cadets board so check over there for some more information and photos.
  10. "I`ll be honest with you"

    one of the local auctioneers one day told the crowd, you know to tell when a auctioneer is lying,.... when his lips are moving. the funny thing, in his case much of the time, it was true.
  11. Do wild corn dogs grow in your area?

    here we call them cattails, and we put catsup on them
  12. Snow in South Texas

    Did they make a white 1086? I've got one at my place. Snow is rare in the coastal bend of South Texas. We're 150 miles south of San Antonio. We got about 2" early this morning. We probably look silly to northerners when we get so excited. However, it did snow all the way south, 160 miles to Brownsville, TX. Here's some photos of my 22-36 Santa Claus tractor and a 1086 and 656 that don't have shed space.
  13. 7.5-18 wheels

    you can find Allis wd /power adjust back wheels, use wheel centers to weld whatever size rim, may also try front wheels of jd 6700 hi-cycle crop sprayer
  14. Power shifting

    i made the mistake of letting my younger brother use my new 65 impala SS w/ 283 and 4sp while away at national guard camp he promptly torqued it and trashed the fan and shroud, but had it fixed when i got back. warranty fixed it, they put the cables on it. we faked a lot of guys out w/ that 283. at that time 283 was the only chevy V8 to burn regular gas.
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  16. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    yeah, that drive train on the 125 looks truck. i may have been thinking of another make combine. i remember seeing an early oliver that used a complete oliver model 60 tractor trans-diff assembly, using the tractor brakes, only difference was it had one long axle. i have a early case combine that also uses a model v case tractor trans-diff assembly. the early MM combine also used model R trans. components. anson looks like your winch, gin pole rig was real handy!
  17. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    i still want a cap like your cousin, note the shade in his face, wherever you go, you'er wearing your sun shade. you two could be the orginal been farming long boys. those old combines were made using already available parts, using those guide duals from a H, or M. I am thinking the trans drive train is farmall A, including drive wheels, or was it truck parts?
  18. Pulling ripper with 1086

    yeah it looks like time for new points, however you still may want to clean bottom of shank and after installing new points, tap a nut between shank and point, (top side) and tack weld nut,(to keep from losing) to give point more suck, can also use smaller bolt, instead of roll pin, to give more suck. also weld old auto-truck leaf spring on top of shank to stop shank wear. can also weld leaf to point.
  19. Case 2290

    i always throttled down some before i power shift, then speed back up.
  20. Farm Tool Trivia

    I believe this is part of an after market electric window regulator conversion for manual window auto, however, depending on how far you want to go you may need a longer cord.
  21. What's wrong with this.......

    not a good omen to see the starting fluid, old style seat.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. was it one of them that put the doors on the 86 series, you know, they drive on the wrong side of the road.
  25. Mystery Machine

    not nearly enough tires,wheel bearings, and walking beams to go out. l'll go W/ willrich.