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    Ice!

    Around here the problem is not enough ice. People are going ice fishing on the lakes and falling through. About 12 people have already taken the polar plunge this year. A Grandpa and his Grandson both drowned after falling through the ice. Be careful on the lakes and roads.
  2. Ford is well known for changing things, mid year, when the thought hits them and using engines from other countries. A friend had a manure pump with a Brazilian Ford 4 banger engine on it and finding parts was impossible. Around here, there are still Versatile swathers for the taking. They used a 200 Ford six and parts are still available. They were pretty much a bullet proof engine, with governors if needed and pre-emissions. If possible, I would upgrade to the six and your problems are over.
  3. I have used Startpage for years. You get a search engine and no other BS. They swear they are not monitored nor do they give away/sell their results. https://www.startpage.com/ The world's most private search engine. Give it a try!
  4. If you got time, make your own out of gasket material. I have made gaskets out of cereal boxes. All are a paper product that just fills the voids between the two mating surfaces.
  5. After being dried and now ready, how is the tobacco readied for cigarette use? Is it ground or chopped? How do they make Copenhagen?
  6. I believe you need many, up to 6 months, of frost free days to grow. If so, you would need to get the plants started early in a green house and transplant after frosts are over. You can research this. I hear it is labor intensive.
  7. There are a few great ones in Washington but the vast majority falls into this catagory: Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or anti-democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis mu
  8. When the wife is setting in the passenger seat, holding her chest, she is mad and this is bad. Seen it on I29. Our Mayor wants to build a new ice arena. She almost in the same breath, said that essential services, like pot hole repair, may be curtailed. She also wants a million dollar park in the uptown/downtown, as this will bring in business. Where do these people get this industrial strength Kool-Aid?
  9. I seen a wind gust listed of 93 mph at Buffalo, SD. Rapid City was at 60+. They had a wild fire at Lemon, SD in the middle of this wind. They said you had to speed in your truck to stay ahead of it. Nasty? We had a couple inches of snow and 40+ winds on East side of the state. We have had a very easy winter so far and I hope it stays the same. This will be the winter no one remembers.
  10. I got a phone call from NRA wanting me to become a member. They offered the magazine and lavish gifts for my membership. I offered to send them $10 and they could list me as a member and they could keep all their toys and trinkets.. Of course that never happened. The NRA, and many others, are nothing but a Begathon once you are in. They do not realize this pushes people away. They are all alike. It took a 20 minute phone call and almost threats to get rid of AARP. But it did work as I have received nothing from them since.
  11. I have been behind BJ for a long time. I do think his timing was wrong since the next week could become an exciting or dark time for our country. I do agree this gets a bit out of hand at times but so does life. This is exactly the same as kids on the school bus arguing John Deere vs. International Harvester. Post on this forum as if you are nose to nose with the people you are talking with. Think before saying and think before posting. But, after all was said, this is pure censorship and violates the 1st Amendment. May our country heal and get back to normal
  12. I have made the updates as best I can here, including the date updated. I did not know about the http://www.ihdealerspast.net/. I will look into it. Winter is a good time to research and think. I do want to be as accurate as I can be.
  13. The diesel starter is about twice the size as a gasser. That gives it a lot more torque on the same gasser bolts and nose cone. There is a middle bushing inside the starter to help hold the armature in place. The brace was also added on the brush end, and needed. The shift lever from the solenoid to the drive would also wear out. That caused the starter to engage and not disengage. That makes a guy scamper to find a wrench to unhook the batteries. My 6.2 had a quarter million miles on the original starter. But it got the new shift lever and also new brus
  14. I have changed from Minnehaha to Union County on the master list. I also updated the county on this site but those two dealers are listed as Union County and still under the M's. I tried to move both to Union but it balked and I was afraid I would lose everything. I may have to erase and repaste in the future. It is not simple. Thanks for the update.
  15. Around our area, we help one another. So HIPPA prevents the name from being released and ailment. So you have to go to social media, or the coffee shop, to find out what is really happening. Do what you feel is right and stay safe.
  16. Don't condemn it until you know what is wrong with it. It may be an easy fix. If an injector, you should still have compression. You would need a hole in a piston to go to zero compression. Blow by should be way up. If the cylinder is OK, slap a new piston, rings and injector in it and see what happens.
  17. Since you had the manifold off and replaced the gasket, I would warm it up and then torque the intake/exhaust manifold. Then run it awhile longer and re-torque it. Popping is generally a lean condition. I have seen some of those studs so far out of the head that they barely tighten the manifold. If that is the case, the studs can be removed, chase the threads with a tap and then replace the studs. Any good parts house should be able to get them or tractor supply house. If you remove it again, put a straight edge on the mating surface of the manifold. It may
  18. The <---????-????----> came also from the IH Dealership records in the Wisconsin archives. This is why it is there but I have updated when the dates are verified. My first goal was to make sure all dealers were noted and the town found on the map with the county listed. I would love to see each dealership listed on Harvester Heritage with the true dates and a story behind each business.
  19. I made a few changes. What needs to be done to Watertown?
  20. The man could not plan a one car parade?
  21. An IH graveyard. How many came home with you guys?
  22. You have to have the brace on the brush end of the starter to the block. Most have been thrown away and then you start breaking bolts and the aluminum drive head. The brace goes over the bolt that holds the end plate on and then bolts directly to the block. That is enough to take the stress off the mounting bolts. One of those things GM put on that many threw away. Which was a bad idea!
  23. A friend, (Mechanic) spent time in both Arizona and Florida. The hated Florida and just loves Arizona. He said Arizona has so much more to do. Down in that area, you can get away from people or be with them. Your choice. The off road stuff runs everywhere. PS: If you want to live out of your motor home, there is a company in South Dakota that will register you as a SD resident. You then have to come to the state to get a drivers license and use their company address. You then get a lot cheaper license plates, which the company will get for you. All mail
  24. It snowed last night… 8:00 am: I made a snowman. 8:10 - A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman. 8:15 - So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 - My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere. 8:20 - The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead. 8:22 - The transgender man..women...person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts. 8:25 - The vegans at the end
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