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  1. Mike called last night and asked if I was coming out to Silver Creek today, and if I could help get things out of the shed so we could get ready to seed his new crop; Hay Barley, on Thursday. We were so efficient that we were all done moving things by 1:30, so he said, I'm going over and work the ground with the tool bar to help level things out with the heavy drag behind. So we seeded. Now it's too late to seed! I started to empty things out of the shed to get Toot, his 1944 IH Farmall M out. It seemed like every thing I touched needed a battery charge and some even needed air in the tires. I started his 1953 Ford that hadn't run since last fall after threshing and backed it outside. Then I had a tough job to do. Start the Model TT Truck. A tough job, but somebody had to do it. I love driving Model T Fords. I put the Model TT in the shop, where the IH 300 Utility spent the winter with its chains and blade on. If it snows now, we'll deal with it. We need the moisture anyway! Mike after filling the drill with Hay Barley seed. Mike had eaten lunch, so he said he'd take the drill over to the field, unhook and work the ground with the tool bar. I took this picture after I ate of Mike and the old mechanical lift chisel plow or tool bar. Being old and decrepit, I get to drive Toot during seeding! Mike rides the drills and feeds the fertilizer and grain. The drill ran out just as I finished the last corners. Perfect! Seeding is done, it's too late to seed! By the way, Toot is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Gary?
    3 points
  2. Top secret diagram from area 53 (near area 51) of updates to horses, but could apply to mules also. Nothing about jake brakes but does have a starter.
    2 points
  3. ..pleased you brought up the watermelons, Todd....I have been wondering what the "Montana Water Melon Cartel " has been up to.....laying low , I guess..... ….yes, and the innocent ramblings of "Delta Dirt"....the cover he uses as the" Pablo Escobar ' of the undercover "Water Melon Ring "..........phew...!! ….heady stuff... Mike
    2 points
  4. Gathering few more items Motor back from machine shop. going to learn to paint high temp black on all of castings , fins will remain un painted. Gen & starter rebuilt ready for painting that dear little pulley took a 50 ton press to get off and even at that she did not want to leave her spot . BTW Bored .30 over new pistons , new valves and seats tony
    2 points
  5. Here is my sickle bar header mowing machine of the last 10 years or so. Back in 83 I hauled home a New Holland 907 swather from the tractor junk yard near Tony's place in Fresno. Used the variable speed belt drive for right at 20 years. This a NH 912 hydro static drive. A neighbor had this and rescued me in about 2000. Had a late rain lay most of my hay on the ground. The old belt drive just would not go as slow as needed. My neighbor stopped doing hay so I bought machine. Side hill farming with rocks I never ran a conditioner on ether of the swathers. Have not done over 80 acres lately, so in some ways over kill. But this being a gas engine model it was cheap. Not the crop I was hoping for because wild oats took it over. None of the oats,barley and wheat showing that would be premium horse feed around here. But since it is dry and I got the wild oats about right will be good cow feed.
    2 points
  6. I will aid in production but I fear installation would need a more qualified horse whisperer than myself.
    2 points
  7. Recently took on this project to revive an 815 diesel combine. Hour meter shows 931 hrs which I believe to be accurate. Planning to use it to cut Milo stubble hay. Best I can tell it hasn’t run since 2004. So far the radiator is rusted out on the bottom, the water pump is locked up, and had to overhaul the starter. I’m sure that is just the beginning of the issues to come. Lol! Did get it started though but could only run it for 15 or 20 seconds.
    1 point
  8. Looks great! Should run well. Dad had a 291 powered 706 that dynoed 70 HP.
    1 point
  9. I had oven set on 450° for tempering. I retarded the forge as much as I could bringing the head up to heat for quenching. I took it up to around 1600° and pulled it out and let it air cool until a magnet would barely start to stick to it. At that point I put it back in for a couple minutes to take it just over non-magnetic and then quenched. According to the internet that temp is 1500° or so.
    1 point
  10. @twostepn2001 sure is an engineering genius there. I like where he is going with some of those accessories. I haven’t been as good with the camera today but I’ve got a hammer quenched in rain water in the oven tempering as we speak. This tool steel can be water or oil quenched. Cross your fingers for a good straw color when the timer goes off. It’s got another 1.5hrs to go. My handle material showed up from Maryland but the grain was 90° off of where I wanted it. The gentleman selling it did not get my additional message with grain orientation evidently. So....I placed another order after talking with him on the phone and he is going to send another batch that is better.
    1 point
  11. There might just be a shakedown coming. Tensions are HIGH! Stay tuned....this may get hotter than the gasses expelling from those new “Jake Brake” setups....
    1 point
  12. Not the greatest at welding tight circles like that.
    1 point
  13. ?------to you and Toot. Great picture looking over the hood of the M. Makes me want to get mine fired off. Will it ever get done??? My recent policy has been: "don't do today----what you might not want to do tomorrow". And-----nothing gets done. DD
    1 point
  14. Wow, Todd, that's a mean looking kick in the head to whoever was trying to install one of my newly patented devices. In my patent, I've called it the "Wrangler Gas Deflector." I'm afraid Anson is going to have to pay me for the use of calling his horse "Wrangler." While I will no longer wear Levis jeans (what ever happened to the name, "Overalls?") of any kind, I had to also go after the Wrangler Jeans Company as well. I don't speak Spanish, but I think they will pay only in pesos. I said, "Do you see what I mean by you'll have to pay me for the use of the name "Wrangler" and he said, "(I) See!" So it sounds like the dough will be rolling in. I just don't want some Chinese plumbing shop building these. I have no Yen to do that. Gary?
    1 point
  15. That is definitely the wrong end of the horse to be whispering to!!!!? DD Edit: that looks like a kick to the jaw---should have been a knock out. Is that a woman?
    1 point
  16. Both TwoStep and RonDiesel have contacted me offering their over the road experience to the project Professor. RonDiesel's comments that most likely TwoStep's concern over fumes could be cured by extending the height similar to what they use on the Bull Racks. I want to caution you about listening to the trucker committee too much--------they might be wanting chrome stacks and Christmas tree lights, etc., before even going into production??? I do like Ron's idea of fine tuning the pipes for the deep roar for the Jake brake!! I can hear the roar of Grampa's Yaeger's freighter team pulling to a stop at Eddie's Corner right now!!!!? I am nominating SledgeHammer to the Production and Installation committee. No doubt his blacksmithing knowledge and skills will be of great benefit. Additionally----Wrangler sez he has close contact with a nationwide marketing group. Using this contact------Wrangler thinks he could "Kick start" your marketing of this product right away!!!? Caution here------I did advise him that it would be advisable for him to get his on-going legal matters over use of his name settled before presenting your patent to them. ?? DD
    1 point
  17. Some competition for International trucks back in 1937 Chevy sold lot of these.
    1 point
  18. This isn't a MONTANA pic taken a few days ago but l think it's just too pretty not to share. l stole it from a FB friend. A approaching thunderstorm over a fresh planted cotton field near Wall, Texas. (just east of San Angelo)
    1 point
  19. Here is an IH tractor on an Illinois Farm to bring this back to the top. I finished working up the garden spot yesterday after spreading some fertilizer. Even had a little time to fix the jack on Dad’s (new to him) political rhetoric spreader. It needs a good wash and a fresh grease job before use.
    1 point
  20. I was really taken by this photo and its message on Facebook. I first thought of Anson. He'd know the answer. We have Grizzley bears here in Montana and he may not have them in Mississippi? This has to be a 127 SP McCormick combine, with the windrow attachment? My uncle Fritz Yaeger had one. They had the engine up on top, similar to the later 141 SP. I'd sure find room for that 1957 Pontiac! Here's one great looking, super rare, IH Farmall H. I'd certainly find room for it. I suppose if I had to take the Rumely Oilpull in order to get the H, I could do that too? T This young lady is a Facebook friend of mine. She favor steam engines and loves running them, but sometimes a Farmall F-20 needs someone on board threshing, in case something goes wrong. This IHC Titan road roller has to be one scarce item today? An IHC Titan headed to the field to plow. This was listed on Facebook as a "20 hp Famous Friction" tractor. I wonder what Roger will call it? Here is an IHC Tractor in a North Dakota Town! Belfield, North Dakota. We don't know what real tractor pulls are in Montana, I guess? I've never seen anything like this one? I count six V-8 engines on "Rambunctious 2" at this pull. Off of the subject of tractors... A Supercharged 1937 Cord 812! I always thought they were one neat automobile! And last but not least, just to get this site off of page four, here. Annie and Toot, our IH Tractors on a Montana Farm. Gary? PS: Coming in December 2020... Krona and Kwarentine, the twins.
    1 point
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