Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 09/19/2019 in all areas

  1. It’s been something I have talked about for probably the last 20 years and I finally dug the poor thing out of the grainery this past winter and started tearing it apart. It’s been probably close to 30 years since I rode it the last time (I was probably 8 in the picture. I’m 38 now). Works out pretty good considering the next generation is coming in March of next year. They can ride the old man’s pedal tractor, but this time it stays indoors!
    2 points
  2. Hi, we had one of the first #15s that IH sold in about 1957 and there were lots of retrofits done to it by IH. The first year we used a JD 420U to run it but mostly pulled the wagons beside it. Next year DAD had bought an IH 300U and it would run chopper and pull wagon as long as you could keep gas in the gas tank(4 gal/Hr), later in 1962 traded 300U for B414D and it would use less than 1 gal/Hr on the chopper. Traded IH #15 for an IH #16 in about 1964 and used it for about 10 years. It looks like a #16 but count the cutter head knives, #15 had 6 Knives, #16 had 9 knives and grease fittings on the cutter head bearings and many minor improvements the row-crop head. Check the angle the cutting part of the cutter head knives, if the bevel has been dubbed off too much by the sharpening stone it will make the cutter head require more power and will not blow green corn very well. You can see this when adjusting the ledger plate that the ledger plate cannot be adjusted close enough the the cutting edge of the knife without the heal of the knife cutting edge contacting the ledger plate. I notice that caseih.com parts still has a parts listing for an IH #350 chopper which was the next model after #16 and most parts were the same. 544 should have lots of power to run #16 and draw the wagons unless you have extremely steep hills.
    1 point
  3. Got to be one laying in the weeds somewhere
    1 point
  4. Nebraska sunset on the way to Schuyler tonight.
    1 point
  5. I went fishing for this, after posting on Mike Newman's thread about their new gun laws in New Zealand. I am sick for him and his collection of beautiful lever action Marlin firearms. I'd like to think there aren't enough ignorant people in the USA who'd vote for Irishman O'Rourke. But you never know? And I quoted, I think, Sir Winston Churchill? "You can vote your way into Socialism (Communist Lite), but you'll have to shoot your way out." That's my political rant for the night. Some stuff from Facebook. This is an International Harvester Model J-30 Touring Car. It doesn't haul many watermelons. Another motor vehicle is this 1934 International truck. And last but not least for motor vehicles, is this International KB-5 "Rat Rod." I'd take a clean old original KB-5, but I'm not interested in this abortion. This is an unusual McCormick Deering tractor. I don't know the model, with these hard rubber tires. This is some plowing demonstration with old tractors. Or maybe farmer neighbors are helping out "one of theirs" due to an injury or death? An IHC W(D,K,?)-40 is leading the pack. Here are some IH Farmall Tractors all lined up! It must be a dealership's tractors?? This Farmall A belongs to a lady on Facebook. I'm not sure what to call this little "LoBoy" Farmall A? Gary?
    1 point
  6. Well Gary which do you suppose would need more maintenance, the Autowagon or the girls?!?!? I’ll just stick to working on my Farmalls. ? Well after a 15 hour day, we’ve staggered home with our loot from the auction sale! It pays to have friend with a Dodge dually and a large trailer. I doubt I’ll ever go to another auction sale with the volume of Farmall letter series tractors. There was a range from newly painted down to parts tractors and random pallets of parts. I bought five pallets of parts, there might have been just one thing I really wanted but you had to take the whole pallet. Good thing they were cheap, the most I paid was $45. And then horse trading and parts selling happened after the pallet was sold if a person wanted something that I didn’t. One pallet I actually made $5 on above what I paid!! Lol. I don’t know exactly all of what I got but there was a big box of rod and main bearings that has to be a gold mine. At least I hope so. I’ll have to dig through everything and see. At least I have some original IH parts boxes as display pieces. I wish I could have bought more to save it from a scrapper that bought what everyone didn’t want but you can only save so much. I think there were around 30 parts tractors and most sold for $10. ? I also scored a snow plow for the M to clear my driveway for $155. It could use a little work but I really needed that. So on to the gem of the day! I bid on a C that was in the “ugly” category and I passed at $400. A Cub parade tractor went for $1600. Then I ran up a painted single front C to $750 but the tires were suspect and let it go. A pretty nice painted Super M went for $1750. Then this girl came up: It didn’t seem like the bidders really wanted to pay too much so I thought what the heck, and I got in on the bidding. It pushed up to $1150 and then stopped. The auctioneer tried in vain to get one more bid but I was the last one standing so I got her! It’s a Super C and has new rubber all the way around. I felt it was the best deal of the day for the cost because of the new rubber and fresh paint. The beat down B next to it went for a ridiculous $800!! Two guys fought over it just because you could put two seats on it for parading. So onto the trailer she went and 3 1/2 hours home. I’ll need to add a few small items to finish her up but I’m more then pleased. So this Super C is another IH tractor on a Montana farm!!
    1 point
  7. You guys are very kind to not kick me when I'm down. I often post things that I wonder if I've posted before, then re-post them again, because I can't remember for sure if I've posted them or not? I try not to post them a second time a week later. Now posting them a year later is different. Here is a picture I posted about a year ago. I sent it by email to Roger this morning. We were visiting on the phone last night about Flour City tractors and the different sizes that company built. Roger can spit out those numbers like he was studying them all day! I only remembered the 40-70 Flour City tractors numbers, as that's all I've been around. This photo shows the Judith Hardware Company in Lewistown, Montana. I think this may have been a fair display, but it appears to be downtown. Maybe they were going to take them to the fair? Three sizes of Flour City tractors: 40-70, Two 30-50's, 20-35 all lined up. I acquired (took!) this photo from the Montana Memory Project, that specializes in old photos. They appear to me to be 1910 model tractors? Their "chicken track" grouters are one of a kind, to this brand. IO I have my usual Facebook pictures to place here. That's since I don't know anything...This one is a lineup of tractors, that I don't know the occasion. There is a 10-20 Titan and two IHC 8-16 tractors. Note that the center IHC tractor is an 8-16 with a four wheel drive setup. A new one for me. At left is a 15-30 IHC four cylinder gas tractor (thanks Roger). At right is a Fordson and a Case. This is a big Mogul IHC tractor pulling a threshing machine, with the crew posing. This is a pleasing photo to me. I pumped hundreds and hundreds of gallons of gasoline through two different visible gas pumps, similar to this one. And a lot of that was into IH Farmall tractors. A few Model T's too! This is an IHC F-20 the young gentleman is apparently getting ready to gas up and go to work. That rain gutter exhaust pipe and elbow is unique to this tractor, I'd bet? This is an IHC F-20 "duckbill" Farmall with wide front end and unique steel wheels. This is a nice looking rubber tire IHC Farmall F-30 in gray. I'm not sure what color Roger would paint this 8-16 IHC tractor if he had it in his shop? Probably red?? I don't believe Troy Vetsch posted this picture of his 15-30 McCormick-Deering tractor pulling (I think?) his Little Genius IHC plow at Rollag, Minnesota recently. I'll bet that 150 hp Case steam engine envied the ease at which Troy's tractor was pulling this plow? This is that envious Case steam engine that was at Rollag, when Troy was plowing. I took this picture at Andover, South Dakota last September. This is our IH Farmall H, Annie, the morning of August 24th, when we threshed this year. I was headed for the water tank wagon that was full of water for the Case and Reeves steam engines to drink from that day. I had to stop and take a picture of the early morning smoke emanating from their smokestacks. Afterall, Annie is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary?
    1 point
  8. Yep, the clean strainer was ready to go back in but the fuel tank wasn’t ready for it. I do not know how the strainer was held tightly in place originally as the parts book doesn’t say spit about any gaskets or shims to keep the strainer in place in a friction fit between the filler neck on top and the sump in the bottom of the tank without tipping over which is what it did when I put it back in place... Was the crud/goop that came out the sump something at one time? Possibly a piece of rubber? I made four 1/16“ cork gaskets to raise the strainer up and removed two shims/gaskets from the filler neck to lower it to hold the strainer. I need to re-check that the strainer’s in place right above the short outlet stub in the bottom yet. The shims/gaskets I made should’ve perhaps been fashioned for under the filler neck’s lower surface that rests on top of the strainer to hold it down or machined a shouldered part for under the filler neck.
    1 point
  9. Dug into the 3 magneto oil caps today. Cleaned the dirt out and but one did I find any hint of wick still in place. The others were dirt all the way down. Yuck. Oh! I opened the generator mount/idler pulley/shaft and water pump plugs and found the clean Mobil grease I put in many years ago. It still smelled like Mobil grease so I know I need to take them both apart to be certain the bearings will have newer grease. Unless you guys have tips about making certain. Hah, prob'ly suck as much grease out as possible then dump some Kerosene in, install the plugs and fire it up for 20 minutes or so. Then suck the Kero out and do it again and again until clean and dry. Then put in fresh grease. ??? Will the grease find its way? I'll probably have to take them apart. I had opened up a new, 35 year old N scale RivaRossi steam engine's gearbox this spring and found the old grease was SO hardened, it wouldn't let the little motor turn. So I don't like old grease much right now. :-)
    1 point
  10. Care and feeding: Side note about oil filters: After I bought the grader at my past work 25 years ago, I changed the oil and I found the filters weren’t correct. The filters in the canisters were for the oldest UD-16 engines. The dopes in the maintenance shop didn’t catch this so the whole time they had it, it basically had no oil filters. I won’t even get into cylinder #5 and the neglect it received while not firing. Ugh. No wonder the main shaft rattles like crazy for a second or two after startup. Any notions on how to prime the oil system before startup on a loose crankshaft and bearings? Hmmm, perhaps I could try cranking it for some seconds before touching the choke or even turning on the gas at the sediment bulb? ?? There’s a serial number break after #5 to #5404 (and up) engines so if the oil filter canisters are correct for your engine, note your serial and get the correct filters. :-) Engine serial (actual) is just above the injection pump on the block. The choke: Like some have noted here, Ya don’t need much choke and it’s running! Vroom! That little flapper throttle works great and was a good idea! It starts out wide open and as soon as the engine gets up to speed it flops over and settles the engine down. Sorta like an old Briggs and Stratton air type governor. Adjust it if need be as you like it. I need to look at that subject again since some folks believe it’s a single speed carb. That little carb governor throttle works great! Even at below zero if ya need it while running on gasoline for warm up. :-) It’s easy to adjust with some trial and error but I don’t remember how to right now. It’s in one of the books. I’ll work on that. Auxillary fuel filter strainer “water separator screen" coming tomorrow hopefully.
    1 point
  11. Sun finally came out this afternoon but it is so wet and muddy here with every low spot flooded. The creek where my oat swaths lay actually ran water. I think those swaths are a loss. The standing oat field on the home quarter is still standing but hardly any oats left in it. The ground is covered with threshed oats. Damage appears a little less a mile East of my yard so hopefully my East land missed the hail.
    0 points
×
×
  • Create New...