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  1. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    M&W spring

    It will work on the 300 and 350 utility. Would be a little weak for the other Farmalls with IH governors.
  2. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    M&W spring

    Oops, I wrote the number wrong. Should be TG 5190H, same as JimG said. Bob
  3. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    M&W spring

    DMV, I do have the parts list for Thompson Rocket governors, and the number listed for the X-TRA POWER governor is the same as the OP gave 1590H. This was for H-450. I do believe that Thompsons made parts for M&W, at least in the early years. Pete, with all due respect to your years of experience, the International 300 and 350 utilities used lighter weights and lighter springs, running 275 rpm faster than the Farmall version, with the spring looking pretty much like this one. Bob
  4. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    M&W spring

    Except for the color , it looks like the same spring that IH uses in the 300 or 350 utility governor. Bob
  5. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    M & W Power Governor

    I would check carb adjustment and timing as well as a full flow of fuel to the carb. If that doesn't stop the surging , next check that the governor is in sync with the carb by removing the breather cover at the top of the linkage housing.Then remove the 1/4 " bolt that connects the upper ball joint to the throttle shaft lever. Next, with throttle in wide open position, and holding the lever to the top of it's arc of movement, the bolt should just fit through the ball joint into the threaded hole in the lever. Many things can add up to cause surging including wear in all the moving parts. The M&W did use a spring similar to the IH spring. All the bearings are available from your favorite dealer. If none of the above helps, you could try a Century c-175 spring. Let us know how you turn out. Bob
  6. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Shout out to Bob In Iowa

    Thanks for the update Scott. Been getting stuff together to take to the Roundup. Looking forward to talking to you again there. Bob
  7. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Shout out to Bob In Iowa

    I do work on the M&W's,660. If you do decide you have one you want rebuilt, bring it along. Save shipping one way. I'm hoping to say hi to you as well as many of the Red Power fans on these forums.
  8. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Shout out to Bob In Iowa

    dale560, Usually able to ream the old weights for new hardened pins. Also reshape flat spots on the levers and balance. Last time I checked, a new set was right at $600.00, so haven't bought any new ones. Bob
  9. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Shout out to Bob In Iowa

    Hi Scott, always good to hear back after someone has installed the governor. Have you had a chance to use the 400 yet? Are you planning to make it to Red Power Roundup this year? I had the opportunity to attend the Iowa Chapter 5, International Harvester Collectors Inc. spring meeting at Manning Iowa. I can say that they are really a well organized outfit and have been putting in a lot of time and energy into this year's RPR. Should be a good show! I plan to be there someplace in the Varied Industries Building. Bob
  10. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Kate Smith sings God Bless America

    Thanks for posting that Diesel Doctor . One of my old favorites. Bob
  11. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Difference between Farmall 400 and 450?

    Bigger gas tank on the 450. I think 21 gallons vs. 16 on the 400 .
  12. Hi, I would like to get a copy of the instructions for installing  the HEISLER 9-SPEED kit in an  m also .

    Glad to pay for your time and postage.

    Sincerely, Bob Lenz

    624 Capistrano Ave.

    Carroll, Iowa   51401

  13. Bob in w.c. Ia.

    Farmall h mechanics

    oneharvester, #1 It is possible to get air through the governor throttle shaft tube. That should not be a problem if your carburetor throttle shaft and bushing are in good shape. I've seen where a 1/4" hole has been drilled in the bottom of the tube to drain out excess moisture. #2 The small felt seal is for the choke shaft. This wouldn't affect the idle but dust may be sucked in there. You might have to go back into the carb and make sure all the small passages are clean if adjusting the idle screw doesn't get it running better. On the idle adjusting screw, start at about 1 turn out and go from there. Turn in for richer and out for leaner . Good luck ! Bob