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  1. better put a bailing wire safety on those doors in case youse gets agoing over say 35 downa? hill !!!!!
    4 points
  2. Me an Ma was athinkin' we might go camping up on the mountain so we is alookin' to find one them there campin' wagons sorta like this'un. Feller told me it was made by the same folks that built those Farmall tractor machines that they tryin' to replace mules with. Don't really believe him though cause also he says folks is buildin' outhouses inside their houses!! Bet that would raise a powerful stink!!
    3 points
  3. So in one of the blacksmithing threads a couple weeks ago while everyone was talking about stuff @m.c.farmerboy mentioned having a large anvil. We had messaged back and forth about some other things before so I sent him a message asking about it. I enjoyed trying to figure out what everyone had in that thread and figured I’d get some more details and do the same for this one. Well, long story short, we came to an agreement and I own that anvil now. I had it shipped via Fastenal freight. Big thanks to MC Farmerboy for a new friendship and a nice transaction. I have always been impressed in any dealings I have had with Red Power members. Hay Budden anvil - 230lbs. Made in 1918 or 1919.
    2 points
  4. 3/26/27 No good deed goes unpunished ! Lol lol worked all afternoon to time feeder fork , should of been simple , read op manual ten times over, think I got it , however , cannot get pinion sprocket to go in . I have cleaned all , it all fits nicely off but going on it binds on woodruff key 3/4 of way in , I do not want to pound it more then medium taps with rubber mallet , guess I’ll go get a new key today and try it that way ! HUMM ! On Happy note have all my lights wired , grounded and working as should . BTW, the timing on feeder fork is the shorter of the three forks ( first one on left )needs to be 2” above face of plunger approaching on compression stroke. Got it perfect gears mesh perfect , but that little devil will not go in last quarter inch . tony
    2 points
  5. We got a new mattress tonight. I threw the old one out the front door to dispose of it in the morning. I went out to put the two older dogs in shop for the night and here Ruger is laying on the mattress completely comfortable. He wouldn't get up so I reckon that's where he will stay tonight. Must be more comfortable then the dog beds in the shop. It is a ruff life.
    2 points
  6. It's a hardness check. Most hardness tests (Rockwell, Brinell etc.) are conducted on sample pieces, which are small and irreversibly marred (indented) in the process. There's a much less common test that involves a calibrated bouncing steel ball, called the Leeb Hardness test, that tests just this way. What you've described is a casual version of the same. In manufacturing an anvil, it would be primarily cast (pouring liquid metal into a sand mold until it freezes). However, plain cast iron wouldn't be a good surface to be pounding and shaping steel on. That working surface would need to be hardened post-casting. It might be induction case hardened or it could be forged, but either way it's not through-hardened. Through hardened would be bad. Anyway, if it's been resurfaced, or worn and damaged, or maybe just wasn't well hardened to begin with, you won't have as much rebound.
    2 points
  7. IH hat and a ram truck. Starting him off right.
    2 points
  8. Fasten it to a milling machine and use a carbide rotary cutter to remove about .01” at a time and make a couple passes. It doesn’t take the temper out of the face and leaves it very nice and clean. Here is the face of another one a buddy helped me with. He is the machinist, not me. We leveled the base first and then smoothed the top.
    2 points
  9. I adjusted the TA linkage once I got the linkage freed up and the manual deciphered. The transmission now shifts much better. Thanks for the help, it's appreciated. Now on to the hydraulic leaks.
    1 point
  10. Thank you Alan , I hope I can get it to tie like a watch ! lol lol I think by wind guard you mean the spring loaded fingers that hold down windrow as it comes up reel ? It’s here ready ,just keeping it off to make it easier to reach things on Baler . we still have four shields to install but they will go last , along with a piece of sheet metal that goes over the knotter clutch that squares sheet metal in back . tony
    1 point
  11. Yes. Probably the best-looking baler I have seen. Thank you for sharing the video.
    1 point
  12. Bet it smells like his best friends, too. ? Mike
    1 point
  13. Vacuum? Whatever the Scout fans like.
    1 point
  14. Beauty. put the gm v6 in it?
    1 point
  15. It’s getting the top shaved tomorrow. I will get some pics of that process hopefully. I’m working nights, so before I left, it got loaded into the truck. ????
    1 point
  16. That is a piece of art, Tony!!! Looks fabulous, and sounds like a watch running! Only thing that I am curious about is that it doesn’t have a wind guard? Is that not an issue out west?
    1 point
  17. That's eye opening, considering what people are asking for used ones.
    1 point
  18. Thanks for all your information, Sledge!! Very interesting!!
    1 point
  19. That clip deserves to be moved over to the "Randy Sohn" thread... Mike
    1 point
  20. This thread makes me wonder, does anyone buy a new anvil? How few anvils must be sold new on the entire planet every year? I'd bet there's like one foundry that made a run of them in like 1985, and they're still selling from that inventory.
    1 point
  21. Complicated. Some are. I believe during the time these were made (early 1900’s) that they poured blanks and finished them red hot under large scale steam hammers. Different makers made them differently. Some were a single solid material, some were half and half, and others had a hard plate forge welded on for a face that was hard steel. To further complicate matters, some makers changed techniques during production to save money or with an ownership change.
    1 point
  22. I think picking up 300 pound anvils is the reason I can't pick up 300 pound anvils anymore.
    1 point
  23. I’ve toyed with the idea of making a branding iron of my touch mark and branding the stump on the side. I thought that would look cool.
    1 point
  24. if equiped adjust ta and then lock it out to explore deeper
    1 point
  25. Finished until Saturday morning. I am going to mill about .02” off the face to leave a perfectly smooth and clean face. This is personal preference of mine. The face is good on it already.
    1 point
  26. 230 pounds is fairly heavy. I moved it by hand a time or two and decided to work smarter, not harder. Just because you can, does not mean you should.... A couple sling straps and the old chain hoist fixed the problem.
    1 point
  27. Does it make any difference to pull ta lever? If it does adjust clutch and ta linkage.
    1 point
  28. My youngest helper. Trying to see if we can make the plow we saved from going to the scrapyard usable.
    1 point
  29. I'll bet you're awful proud of that man!
    1 point
  30. New Sneakers ! A couple sets weights inside .Still waiting on Head and looking for Fenders .
    1 point
  31. I got up to twins this morning. It's been a good while since that happened. Mom cow seemed really puzzled as she kept looking from one to the other. Couldn't get close enough yet to see if they are 2 of a kind or mixed with a freemartin female.
    1 point
  32. Just a FYI. It is not recommended to use a rain cap with the aspirator system as it supposedly causes back pressure. Think the issue will be you start plugging up the air cleaner with exhaust. Nice looking machine. I think every repair you have pictured has been done to mine over the years too. The hour meter on mine is sitting at 5710 right now. Just got mine put away for the winter today. 1460 on steroids', 1470 the hillside version. The pictures are not of my machine but gives you an idea how far off level they will go. Notice the feeder house front adapter is still level with the ground which would mean the header would be level with the ground if attached. My guess is a check valve in one of the leveling cylinders was leaking and let the machine go over. Which reminds me I need to block mine into place so it does not move into the shed over winter. The last picture is why IH built a hillside machine. That is pretty close to max level at that point.
    1 point
  33. Pictures from the weekend. The 'New' head is going to need some work to get in shape. Looking at the forecast, next week is looking better for harvesting soybeans than this. That should give me time to sort things out. I took the extension off the muffler and added the raincap, (from the auction, case-IH no less) because getting a building to keep this thing in is probably a next year thing.
    1 point
  34. The other thing we worked on was the clean grain auger and 'Boot'. Not sure the actual term so I just call it a boot. Here again the plan was to use the one from the salvage machine and again decided not to. It will get a new one also. The thinking is with new stuff and the low amount of acres I run it should outlast me. I had repaired the boot that is going on over the course of the winter, the paddles on the chain wear these things pretty bad. Also had the air conditioning guy down to look at the old girl, don't want to cook through another harvest! Have some oil drips to look into and who knows what else.
    1 point
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