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  1. IH Forever, I have some extra subsoiler decals here as I had more than my needs made from my local sign man recently. Two yellow custom made decals on one side and an IH McCormick 9 inch decal in mylar from Maple Hunter on the other side. This one is large point; the first implement that I restored as a pallet implement was a small point subsoiler. Both needed the"L" shaped brackets, hubs, and coulters which I made or purchased. That project is complete for me. As purchased the coil spring harrow only had one mounting arm which was easy to duplicate. The only mounting clamp was missing corners, etc. and not usable in my opinion so I went a slightly different route so I could keep the crank design per the parts book. We made a second crank too. With the original design the crank could be operated any time. Now one needs to loosen the two bolts on the corners of the bracket first. To me this is more stable; the stress is on the 5/8" bolts and not on the crank thread. I am thankful that Tony from CA replied to this posting with his valuable information. In his thread on his Red Binder he mentioned being over budget on that restoration. He needs to give me some lessons as I never realized that 'restoration' and 'within budget' could go in the same sentence.
  2. No, about 16 miles west of that Dust store in White Heath. For what it's worth, here is a picture of Dust and Son supplied 901 from an aerosol can that I purchased last fall. At the time of purchase I thought it was too 'tan' but it turned out nice. Lots of masking but it was worth the effort.
  3. A quick search on Craigslist shows one on Minneapolis Craigslist, one on Lacrosse, WI Craigslist, one on Kansas City Craigslist, and one on Rochester, MN Craigslist for a man wanting to trade. He mentions buying outright so that tells me he will also sell outright. I don't know how close any of these are to you or how far you are willing to travel.
  4. Keep looking in the normal places. There are fast hitch blades out there. Don't give up and don't get discouraged.
  5. Call Dust and Son of Champaign County in Urbana, IL. (217)328-3431. I would be very surprised if they cannot mix a quart of 901 match and send it to you for less than that.
  6. From checking a parts book it may be a model 184. That was a popular planter for that vintage tractor.
  7. Width 6 digits the serial number also makes it a Super C. The straight C's had 5 digit serial numbers.
  8. That looks like the same hydraulic hose as used on the Farmall 340 tractors with transmission driven hydraulic pump. I found a used one at an ASAP salvage yard. Keep looking!
  9. X 2 on the curved clutch pedal to make it a Super C. Yes, it has fast hitch. It is still on generator, a plus in my book. It looks good for a 65 year old tractor. If I was in the market I would already own it and have it in my shed or be on my way to pick it up.
  10. I never even checked the direct purchase prices. Maybe that was a mistake and cost me $$. But I'll never know.
  11. Recently I dragged home a fast hitch harrow. My research showed it to be a McCormick C-21-T Coil Spring Harrow. It is in McCormick's family of fast hitch tool bar implements. For the implement everything was complete but it was a different story with the gauge wheels. Only one of the support arms was there but it served as a pattern to make one for the other side. Only one crank handle was there but it also served as a pattern to make another one using 3/4-10 threaded rod for the main part. Only one mounting bracket was there and none were available in my search so two of a slightly different style were fabricated. Two NOS spindles were still available through Parts Depot. That narrowed the list of parts needed to the gauge wheels and tires. The same two piece rim style as used on the disk plows were used on this implement. Their availability is long gone so the search was on for something close to OEM, 1 inch spindle/axle with 4.80 x 8 inch tire. I found only one source and only had to drill one hole in the axles to hold everything in place. The new wheel/rim/tire assemblies even had bearing end caps that gives the original look. The purchased wheel/tire assemblies were left as purchased. The special bolts for the coil springs were brush painted in IH buff primer and then spray painted with an aerosol silver. After cleaning with an angle grinder and then the sand blasting cabinet all parts were brush painted with IH buff primer (2 coats) and then 2 coats of IH Gloss Black, IH 2150 Red, or Van Sickle IH Blue, again with a brush. Flood's Penetrol is added to both coats of the final color. A very small amount (approximately 1 tablespoon in 4 to 6 ounces of paint) of Hardener from the CaseIH dealer was also added to the final color coat. At present the implement is mounted of a Farmall 340 diesel tractor. It was a fun project. If anyone knows of another one in existence I would appreciate the information.
  12. I received a manual from them last week that came from an eBay purchase. In a minor interest (employee health and wellness being number 1) of providing a little income to keep the heat and lights on I would think that one person to handle on line orders would be in order.
  13. Tell your wife that you will get your neighbor's vote. This is a democracy and he can break the tie.
  14. 31st National Red Power Roundup. June 25-25, 2020 Huron, South Dakota
  15. In one of my vehicle shopping experiences many years ago a man told me a salvage title vehicle will be/should be around half of that same vehicle with a normal title. I never bought the vehicle as I respected his honesty and opinion on it. From that conversation it appears that the next home for a vehicle with a salvage title after you drive it into the ground, so to speak, is the salvage yard.
  16. That is what I used in my shop. A neighbor with pipe (bending) experience helped with the installation and it was easy, quick, and painless. I put drops at each outlet for helping with moisture control. The system has been flawless. I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat with no reservations.
  17. WESnIL

    Dad, now Mom

    Thoughts and prayers to you. I know how you feel. We buried my sister on a Monday after Thanksgiving years ago. That evening my oldest brother passed away. Sister and brother from same family, same funeral home, same church. A pill hard to swallow but you will make it.
  18. How very true!! And the older we get the truer it is. Don't even ask how I know.
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    I think it was Quality Plating in Sterling, IL. They did a 340 hood emblem for me years ago. The 'before' and 'after' pictures show quality work as their name implies.
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    There is a place in Quincy, IL. Check out Red Power magazine for their ad. There is another place in northern IL but the name and town does not come to mind.
  21. My biggest concern would be satisfactory output from the hydraulic pump to adequately power the loader with some acceptable cycle times and lift capacity. So that may translate into a PTO pump. Does that lead to a plumbing nightmare? For me it would but you can more correctly answer that question. Dad re-plumbed some fittings on our Super C to run an orbit motor to power an elevator for bales, ear corn, etc. Its performance was acceptable at best.
  22. I cannot find the invoice or can to find out paint number. It was purchased from Dust and Son of Champaign County, 1702 N. Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802. (217)328-3431. I will be there tomorrow and hope to get them to computer match some 1020's faded red McCormick paint. Hopefully they can mix something in a matte or flat finish. In my experience mixing to a paint code number gives better results than trying to do a computer color match.
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