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  1. 77 Sunset Street Hot Rod

    '52 Cadillac.
  2. How bout some good ole Kentucky tobacco

    I've stood in a cold barn in November stripping that Burley until I had tobacco gum a quarter inch thick on my fingers. It never bothered me. Handling it green, it's on a stick, and there isn't as much contact. Like Hydro says, putting it in the barn is a miserable experience.
  3. Solar eclipse

    Try this:
  4. $12K 274 Whew!

    For 10k, I'd just buy 2 or more 140s. At that size, fuel savings ain't that great.
  5. Uncle Bob's Farmall 400 Returns Home

    Lovely! Once a 59 gets in your blood, they stay there. Kinda like your favorite old tractor! Dad bought a white convertible new, then we had a Galaxie 2dr HT, then my Fairlane 500. Had to sell it because I didn't have room. But anyway, back to the old 400...
  6. Uncle Bob's Farmall 400 Returns Home

    Neat story, and a good looking tractor to start with. If you could sneak a pic of the 59 Ford in with the next round, I'd be interested. I had a 59 Fairlane 500 at one time.
  7. So...what is it?

    It's a D-19 diesel. The sides of the hood are much taller than a D-17, due to the turbo. Plus, the size of the rear tires, and the spacing suggest axle mount duals, and the D-19 and D21 was the only ones of the D series that had through axles, as opposed to drop boxes. And I think we can all agree it is not a D-21.
  8. May interest Dirt Boyz (Danny Anderson)

    That would look good in my 674.
  9. Brexit: The Impact on our Red Power Friends from UK?

    By God, that is one of the most profound statements I have ever heard. Thank you. And I will steal it to spread the word.
  10. 1965 Int cabover Transmission ?

    More than likely, the first and reverse gears are straight cut, or spur gears. They do this for strength, and to reduce thrust on the transmission shafts in those gears. 2nd through 5 are most likely helical gears, which are much quieter in operation. read this explaination:
  11. 284 ?

    What are ya askin for it?
  12. Big sowing rig

    At 5MPH, that's close to 2 acres a minute!
  13. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Cool pic of the old Ford.
  14. IH 844 D246 engine rebuild

    There is only ONE TDC-- When piston is at the top of the stroke on Compression. TDC stands for Top DEAD Center, dead meaning nothing is moving. On the exhaust stroke at top center (no dead here!), as was mentioned, both valves are moving-- exhaust is closing, and intake is starting to move. Since the cam rotates at half crankshaft speed, if you aligned the marks, it is fine. They only line up every 2 revolutions of the crank. That's why they have the marks, to make sure the cam and crank are in the correct phase. If you are getting smoke, you are close. Pay attention to the advice regarding pump timing and fuel system bleeding.
  15. Good luck on your restore. Here is one I rebuilt a couple years ago.