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About TomH

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  • Birthday 03/22/1961

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    S.central Pa.
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    I.H tractors and equipment,chasing rabbits with beagles.

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  1. I emailed my cousin near London, he says they are the same as here. The millimeter sockets and wrenches are more common but you can buy sets with both, the drive is in inches 3/8,1/2 etc. He says: " dang it, this things in to go find a 9/16 wrench..." Just the opposite of here! Why are tires sized metric in width on a inch rim diameter?
  2. Another Mid- West Beauty,To retire in CA.

    She is a beauty! Cant wait for the new building to go up, ....cant wait to see whats going to fill it!
  3. Mileage mystery

    Definitely perplexing! It still brings me back to my 95 F350 PSD as Dr. Evil was saying. The rear tank when run dry ( on purpose!) would hold 20 gallons plus maybe a quart if; you had the patience to keep squeezing the fuel nozzle lever to get the last 2 gallons in or topped it off with a can. When I first had the truck I would fill it as full as I could get it, then fill back up when it read "E". It would take about 16 gallons for 225 miles making 14 mpg. Not to great but the owners manual said it was an 18 gallon tank so it must be close I figured and its a 4-10 rear. I then decided to see since I had 2 tanks, to find out how far it would go before it began to starve and I would just switch tanks and keep going. I took a trip to my Brothers place in Maine, started with the tank full to the top. Gauge reads empty at about 225 miles, I keep going and after a while I'm like " This things never going to run out! Finally just shy of the Mass state line she starts to lose power, check the trip meter and its 345 miles @ 17 mpg. That's 120 miles on the empty mark! Running the tank dry was the only way my mileage was ever consistent, I always got different readings if I fueled up before, especially at the first "half a tank". Maybe if your confident in your truck restarting, carry some gas in a can and run her dry and then fill it to the top and see what it really holds.
  4. hilary comment

    Technically speaking Hillarious is correct. Not that I want to agree with her either. The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ; Hangul: 한반도 비무장 지대; Hanja: 韓半島非武裝地帶), informally known as the 38th Parallel, is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. It is established by the provisions of the Korean Armistice Agreement to serve as a buffer zone between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The Demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a border barrier that divides the Korean Peninsula roughly in half. It was created by agreement between North Korea, China and the United Nations in 1953. The DMZ is 250 kilometres (160 miles) long, and about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide.
  5. Mr. Rick G

    My condolences Rick. A celebration of 94 years! I bet your Mom saw a lot in that time.
  6. It looks great! The 666 Hydro's were only built for a year or so before they were renamed the Hydro 70. I don't think there were more than a few hundred gas models made.
  7. Mileage mystery

    Sounds like the tank is half empty instead of half full.... Just a thought, does the tank have baffles in it? I'm just thinking that maybe it does not fill evenly unless it is nearly empty. ?? Does your mileage stay consistent if you run the tank to E?
  8. Pole barn header

    Any properly engineered header will not sag and have higher load capability than a steel beam. Like in the picture I posted, you can do whatever you want, it just has to be designed to the specs whether you want a 14' opening or 20' opening. Your posts and footers as well have to be engineered to carry it. I worked in agricultural construction and pole barns for 25 years, we built a 3 sided shed to back tractor trailers in that has a 40' clear span. The glulam beam is 14 " wide and 36" tall!
  9. Pole barn header

    How about something like this? You could make it 50 feet with two 20 " openings.
  10. Found oring in filter housing?

    The main hydraulic filter by the left rear axle? There is a small o-ring that fits on the bolt that holds the filter cover on. Maybe that found its way in there somehow?
  11. Pole barn header

    You will need to know the snow loads for your area and consult your local lumber yard. There are tables of specifications published that allow them to look up your requirements and order the beam. 20' is no problem with LVL or glulam, just has to be sized right.
  12. Equifax has been breached

    I'm curious about the 3 executives that sold 1.8 million in stock right before the news of the hack. ...................
  13. Questions about my 460 Utility

    460 U was available with a foot throttle and I had one on my 606 which is very similar. I'm thinking that #1 is a part associated with a foot throttle.
  14. Questions about my 460 Utility

    # 3; the leveling links can be separated from the rock shaft and fixed to the holes resulting in a fixed drawbar. The best thing to do if you have not done so , is to get an owners manual. It will answer most of your questions.