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About oldtech

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  • Birthday 01/16/1953

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    Valders Wisconsin
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    Farm stuff. A little hunting and Lake Michigan fishing.

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  1. Spit and quit on M

    I dont think so. My old M did that with frost on the outside above the carb but there isnt any indication this is happening with this one. It hasnt been that cold here yet and it does it in much warmer weather just a little more.
  2. Spit and quit on M

    Thats the funny part and maybe a clue. Your way is the way I would start my old M back in the day... But this one starts with no choke and if I do choke it right away it just floods and drips gas. Once it starts in 15 or 20 seconds its like it just switches off and I have to quickly choke it and put it back to keep it running. This repeats 5 or 6 times before it will run smoothly.
  3. Spit and quit on M

    I probably should know this but I dont so bear with me. My M and other tractors and carburator equipped engines with manual chokes have all shown this problem but my M does it worse than any of them. Now especially in cold weather but in the summer too it starts pretty well but after running a little while the engine suddenly quits like you shut off the ignition after spitting a bit. If you yank on the choke before the engine stops spinning it will immediately fire up again and this will continue for up to 2 or 3 minutes until it warms up and starts to run smoothly. Its really pronounced now and pretty annoying. Is there any way to at least tune this out a bit? Thanks!
  4. Spit and quit on M

    I probably should know this but I dont so bear with me. My M and other tractors and carburator equipped engines with manual chokes have all shown this problem but my M does it worse than any of them. Now especially in cold weather but in the summer too it starts pretty well but after running a little while the engine suddenly quits like you shut off the ignition after spitting a bit. If you yank on the choke before the engine stops spinning it will immediately fire up again and this will continue for up to 2 or 3 minutes until it warms up and starts to run smoothly. Its really pronounced now and pretty annoying. Is there any way to at least tune this out a bit? Thanks!
  5. Spit and quit on M

    I probably should know this but I dont so bear with me. My M and other tractors and carburator equipped engines with manual chokes have all shown this problem but my M does it worse than any of them. Now especially in cold weather but in the summer too it starts pretty well but after running a little while the engine suddenly quits like you shut off the ignition after spitting a bit. If you yank on the choke before the engine stops spinning it will immediately fire up again and this will continue for up to 2 or 3 minutes until it warms up and starts to run smoothly. Its really pronounced now and pretty annoying. Is there any way to at least tune this out a bit? Thanks!
  6. Spit and quit on M

    I probably should know this but I dont so bear with me. My M and other tractors and carburator equipped engines with manual chokes have all shown this problem but my M does it worse than any of them. Now especially in cold weather but in the summer too it starts pretty well but after running a little while the engine suddenly quits like you shut off the ignition after spitting a bit. If you yank on the choke before the engine stops spinning it will immediately fire up again and this will continue for up to 2 or 3 minutes until it warms up and starts to run smoothly. Its really pronounced now and pretty annoying. Is there any way to at least tune this out a bit? Thanks!
  7. Spit and quit on M

    I probably should know this but I dont so bear with me. My M and other tractors and carburator equipped engines with manual chokes have all shown this problem but my M does it worse than any of them. Now especially in cold weather but in the summer too it starts pretty well but after running a little while the engine suddenly quits like you shut off the ignition after spitting a bit. If you yank on the choke before the engine stops spinning it will immediately fire up again and this will continue for up to 2 or 3 minutes until it warms up and starts to run smoothly. Its really pronounced now and pretty annoying. Is there any way to at least tune this out a bit? Thanks!
  8. Bergdahl court martial acquital

    Thanks for the only intelligent comment here...
  9. Hi Ranger bucket lift - again

    Yes, its very similar to my Mercruiser boat out-drive which Merc has a special kind of grease for. In this case the unit gets only occasional use so I think that putting it back together with a good greasing will probably outlast the rest of the truck but I will ask the shop if they have any special grease or if they can recommend anything. I will have to take the hoses off because now it has to go in and get repaired. Im guessing there is at least 10 gallons of fluid in it, right?
  10. Hi Ranger bucket lift - again

    No not yet. I gave the model and SN to the shop and they told me it is a spline so we have to drain the system and pull the pump and the cowling with the female coupling in it and bring it all in. Thats a pretty creative fix! When we yank it Ill see if it makes sense to try but I think we will just run it in. If I have to I can leave the last of the siding work til spring or maybe we will get some warmer weather again yet... Optimism!
  11. Farm subsidy programs

    In other words, they inherited it. Some of us didnt choose the right parents.
  12. Farm subsidy programs

    Yeah yeah... And Kohler Company is just a little family run business too I guess. Herb would probably try to tell me that too. Fact is that there are about the same number of people involved in agriculture here as there were when I was farming. Only now most of them are Mexican imports that hardly own their cars and the clothes on their backs and rely on getting their health care free when they go to the ER and then skip on their bills. We maybe didnt get rich on the farm but we paid our insurance and at the end of the day we owned the place and werent a burden on the local resources. I call that a subsidy, dont you? And Id hardly call what these "families" do as "owning" anything. Its all highly leveraged and off site investors and banks pretty much dictate how they are run.
  13. Farm subsidy programs

    How nice! How many brothers do I have in that? How many farm steads including Id guess any number of your relatives places standing empty and run by large corporate farms? Are they all stupid and incompetent? Or do you think it had more to do with thin margins created by gross over production?
  14. Farm subsidy programs

    Pretty much! Ive often said that the only ones making money off of farming are those who are selling stuff TO the farmers and not the farmers themselves...
  15. Farm subsidy programs

    As for subsidies, I took an insurance course a while back because I was being recruited to open an office here. What I learned about programs like Federal crop and flood insurance is that it is not so much subsidized as backed up in the event of a major loss. Private insurance companies would not be able to withstand the losses if we have a major drought or flood, especially the more regional ones so the Feds step in and agree to absorb the losses. So regular agents write the policies and draw a small commission but the policies are actually backed by the government in the event of catastrophic loss. I dont have a problem with that. Other subsidies are another matter.