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About IHKeith

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  1. I drive a 72 Newport in the summer, no cup holders, ash tray, 4 doors, bench seats, Baja front seat cover, 400 cubes, really loud dual exhaust, if I’m buying coffee for more than me, McDonalds provides me with a cup holder
  2. Biggest mechanical problem with swapping carbs from original is the throttle linkage and choke, sometimes it’s easy, other times it just doesn’t work quite right, another time it’s hours of re-engineering to get it right, I’m not a fan, most new Holley or edelbrock carbs available come set up that you wouldn’t want more than a 600cfm to put one on out of the box, but interesting to note that a quadrajet from most 70s and 80s GM applications is 850CFM and on a 305 capable of 25 mpg, I would rebuild the Holley on it if it was mine, if flooding is a concern then set the float at 3/8 inch if the
  3. All on the Mississippi River(Canadian version) closer to town than our place, they would travel through the fields, to the swamp, down the river into town The yellow line is the path of travel, the cottages in the first pic of the ice cutter were near the blue mark, the barn in the second pic of the cutter was near the red mark
  4. Thanks, it is quite the machine, it’s still around, sitting next door to me at my Great Uncle’s place, I believe the taller guy in the second picture is my Grandfather, I’m not sure whether it was bought as a complete vehicle or parts but was around here years before a car or truck, as if to say that the first car that they had was torn apart to cut ice ten years before they had one to drive
  5. I believe my Great Grandfather’s ice cutter was made from a T, felt that I should share it
  6. I had a keg fridge a few years ago, 16 US gallons of MGD was just under $260, Canadian healthcare isn't free
  7. My Gramps had 3 175 IH swathers, they had Wisconsin engines, there are still pieces of them here, my Grampy had an Owatanna, IH 4000, a MacDon 7000 and then another MacDon 7000, the MacDon was a really nice machine
  8. All you can do is try it, had a 699 Massey that the clutch was stuck, tried everything, had it chained down spinning all 4 tires, wouldn’t let go, split it, took pressure plate off, slightest pry on the disc, like removing a center cap on a car wheel, popped right off, a 2745 Massey I went through the inspection cover and pryed each individual pad of the disc away, drove it around jamming on the brakes, wouldn’t let go, two hours later when the owner tried it, it was free
  9. Some of the “normal” vehicles from the late 50s to early 70s had pretty impressive performance, my favourite being bigger motored, higher geared, bigger sedans, not crazy off the line but once it’s rolling... my 72 Newport with a 400 can pull your average Honda kid’s passing attempt on the highway, shifts out of second at 90, my Newport is rated at 190 hp, pretty much the same car in 69 or 70 had a 383 rated at 300 hp, that’s just your average entry level Chrysler available at the time I have driven tons of old cars and trucks, the most impressive in stock trim has been a 63 Grand Prix,
  10. I enjoy seeing and hearing about the rice equipment, more Red Power in the mud pics please 👍 I haven’t seen many 14/1620s, a local car lot went through a phase of buying a bunch of heavy trucks and equipment years ago, most of what they bought sat around for years, it wasn’t junk either, but the really clean, original 1620 they had with a corn and grain head wasn’t there long
  11. Nice setup for sure, I can relate, I escaped from the garage Monday afternoon, had to get away, jumped in the grader and did a laneway job, it was just what I needed, nothing like a turbocharged 6cyl diesel working away The fact that I had to cross the starter on the grader because the starter relay isn’t energizing (new problem) didn’t bring me down, at least the batteries were still good 😁
  12. I haven’t been around 20 of the 1100/1105 series but the handful of them haven’t had multi power issues, I feel that that drivetrain is a good 100-140 horsepower 2wd setup, the well weighted 1130 that ran at 160 for a while and longer while around 145 eventually died to a diff failure but the multi power was good
  13. Those swing motors are something else, the front pump and the industrial loader is the Massey edge of that time, those Davis(then Massey) loaders were much stronger than any other farm loader of the time in my opinion, only thing comparable in the 60s is a Case industrial, no other manufacturer had as of strong loader and hydraulics that was packaged as neatly as the Massey that I can think of,,
  14. Definitely have heard a lot of bad rep online with the 2000 series powershift, seems like a lot of guys had problems with them when they were new, I find it interesting that the shuttle shift 8 speed transmission that was available at the same time was not more popular, or given more credit when talking about those tractors, 1100 and 1105 series tractors were definitely good ones, I prefer the shifting of an 856/1066/1086 vs the 1130/1135 but otherwise I think the other differences are negligible
  15. The die hard Massey guys that I was going to mention as a rebuttal I guess are mostly deceased, retired or not die hard(100% Massey) for say the last 10-15 years, but up until the early 2000s there was a bunch of them around, Massey Ferguson was a Canadian company for many years and I think that played a role in there popularity around home I think I don’t know what scared you about the 175 but they are a darn good tractor, first tractor I drove was a 175, my gramps had 2 175s, a 65, 1085, 1130, my dad kept one of the 175s from gramps for years but eventually sold it, Dad had an 1135 that
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