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  1. T-5B, TD-5B, 500, 500C, 500E, ALL have the same tracks. T-4, T-5, TD5, T340, TD340 have a smaller pin and bushing diameter, all other dimensions are the same as 500. Also should mention that there was a Vermeer trencher built in the early '60s that used T340 tracks with 3 bar pads. I never found out the model number.
  2. I see the ad has been updated to TD-5, also one pic shows muffler on right side, diesel. Gas engine, muffler on left. Wide gauge (58") ag tractor with 3 point and pto.
  3. First off I must say that I have zero experience with gas start diesels but I have read many threads on this board and I do remember someone saying that they had success freeing up stuck starting valves with penetrating oil and needle nose pliers reaching through the spark plug hole. Perhaps the secret is in having the right size and shape of pliers.
  4. Calgonite automatic dish washer soap
  5. Serial number plate is on the seat bracket. It could have been swapped with the engine
  6. My first guess would be vapour, but I have a couple of questions. Is the engine running in the picture? And is this a four barrel carb?
  7. One time my dad's Farmall A clutch stuck over winter and he had tried a bunch of things including backing off the pressure plate bolts with no success. With the bolts loose I took it out in the field and got a little rough with it. I think it broke free the second time I shifted down from third to second. CRS. I realize that would be much more difficult in a crawler but I think that having the forces going back and forth will be more likely to break it free than applying the force in one direction only, such as pushing against a stump.
  8. Most if not all LED flashing emergency lights have a nighttime dimming feature. I am of the opinion that it never gets used. I don’t like the bright headlights, oem or after market, any more than you guys. I have been thinking that I should wright the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and voicing my opinion.
  9. I used to think that a good nights sleep would fix anything but at 33 that changed. At 40 I started to learn the easy way to do things so it didn’t hurt the next day. Will be 61 next week , it has been getting harder in the last year.
  10. I got company I work for to buy a 20 footer. I did notice it was very hot in the summer, and kind of dark at the far end. Was going to put lights in it. Got a visit from the fire department safety department. Municipal bylaw says they are to inspect every business once a year. The guy didn’t like the container, especially the empty plastic diesel fuel jugs. Gave me a three page handout with what he said were “rules” for using containers for storage. No such rules exist, it was just suggestions. Boss read the paper and told me to ventilate it the way they wanted and no electricity. so it now has a 12” x 12” opening with a grate at the bottom of the door that opens first and another at the top of the other end. Now it is not hot in the summer, no condensation and it is light enough during the day that lights are not necessary
  11. I have worked for a utility tree service for 40 years, the last 18 as a mechanic. I don’t work on saws. I would not buy a new computer controlled emissions saw. I have enough older ones to last the rest of my life. I did buy a battery electric Stihl in January. I did consider the major tool suppliers offerings (Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Makita) but I remembered that Stihl has been making saws for almost 100 years. I got the biggest one they had with a 14” bar. For big wood and all day use it will never replace a gas saw, but I can easily fall a 20 inch tree and do a couple of hours of pruning.
  12. The last time I helped anyone with homework it was one of my nieces. About 25 years ago. It was algebra (never did well in that), and she was in French immersion (first time I was kicked out of a course was French).
  13. I have a couple of old semi trailers that I use for storage. They both came with a few leaks in the roofs. I used roofing tar, just spread with a putty knife for the small leaks, larger holes I used some sheet aluminum patches screwed down, sealed with tar.
  14. Pic #2 broken wire is probably oil pressure sensor. Don’t know if it is for a light or gauge. If I had to guess, light.
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