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  1. If your impulse is not tripping as described by Diesel Dr and Farmall Dr above, it needs some attention. It is very important that the impulse trips, especially if you are hand crank starting. The impulse does two things. It spins the mag fast to provide a hotter spark to allow for easier starting. It also retards the spark to TDC to ensure that the engine doesn't try to turn backwards and cause injuries to the person trying to start the tractor. I would try to lubricate the impulse with WD-40 or similar to free up the sticky mechanism. It may also have some significant wear causing it to not function properly.
  2. I always figured that I gave work plenty be dammed if I was going to give them more by being early. They usually get a portion of my lunch break and some at the end of the day. I am usually driving to my next job while I eat and the boss bends my ear at the end of the day. I aim to be on time but not early.
  3. And to think I remember dad being nervous about going from 2 rows to 4. He wasn't sure about keeping an eye on the extra 2 rows. He managed just fine.
  4. I once replaced a 10hp 3ph motor with a single ph motor on a compressor for a customer. It supposedly was working properly at the 3ph location before they moved. The new single phase motor blew out the start and run caps a couple of times for no apparent reason. I switched to smaller drive pulley to slow down the pump which helped somewhat but didn't cure the problem. I could never really find the problem because it always ran fine while I was standing there. I suspect it had intermittent unloader issues. Thankfully the tank rusted out and they replaced the entire compressor.
  5. On a loaded wagon, I doubt it would be possible to lock up the wheels with surge brakes or most any other type for that matter. The brake shoes are just not large enough. I would agree with you guys who are saying front wagon, at least on our hills. If on the rear wagon and they actually slow the wagon it would apply less brake since it would tend to stretch out the tongue. On the front, both wagons will be pushing on the brakes as stated before giving you max brake effort.
  6. It's 4am and the ollie's and IH's have the sidewalks open but the city street hasn't been touched...
  7. I really hope that you are not trying to tow two 350bu wagons with a pickup. At least not if you have any hills. If it’s flat ground and you don’t get above 20-25 mph, you really don’t need brakes.
  8. I agree with you that we should probably be working toward hydrogen. You compare it to LP, however there are significant differences. The primary difference is how it is stored. LP can be compressed into a liquid at a relatively low pressure. Hydrogen must be compressed to several thousand psi instead of several hundred for LP. This requires the tanks to be much heavier for a given volume thus adding a significant amount of weight. A second difference is it’s explosive nature. LP is combustible only in a given concentration, 10-20% going on my memory. Hydrogen is combustible in a much wider range of concentrations. Something like 5-95% again going on my memory. The point is that it is much more dangerous than LP when you have a leak. And you will have a leak. These are merely problems that can be addressed to make hydrogen work.
  9. Seth, it sounds like your tractor has an issue. The position control should not have “dead” space with all of the action within 2” of lever movement. It should adjust the lift over the entire range of the lever. I have found that a slight change is sometimes too much when grading but I normally get a feel for it as I go. It should not be extreme as you describe.
  10. Sounds like a good idea to me! Not. I do recall helping fry chicken for a church dinner when I was very young. Dad had set the fryer inside a garage because it was unseasonably chilly. He ran the hose under the door to the bottle outside. The fryer quit heating because the tank frosted up. We had to move the tank indoors next to the fryer so it would warm up. I was probably 7 or 8 but it is etched in my mind. I didn’t understand the physics of the problem then but now I do.
  11. Seth, I’m not sure anyone clearly answered your question, but no it is not missing. For your normal uses, set the draft forward to “heavy” and use the position control. The raise and lower response is useless unless you have a plow in the ground.
  12. Sandhiller, the zip tie trick sure brings back some memories. One particularly "playful" summer, the guys at the shop I work at were doing that and other pranks nearly daily. Pipe dope on the truck door handles was common. The best was a younger guy who drug a 15-20 foot tree limb to town. Leaves, branches and all. He jumped out of the truck and said "Something is wrong with my truck. It is making a funny noise ". It had to be a funny sight to see a tree sticking out of the back of his truck going through town. To this day I don't know if he snagged it while driving over it on the jobsite or someone hooked it up on purpose.
  13. The wetted surface inside the tank is what transfers the ambient "heat" to the liquid. The fuller the tank the more metal of the tank that is in contact with the liquid so it is a larger heating surface and can transfer more heat. The portion of the tank that is in contact with vapor cannot transfer much heat. So you can see how the fill level effects the tank's ability to vaporize the liquid. The ambient temperature of course has a major effect as well. Pressure is controlled by ambient temperature. We have a contained gas in a specific volume, not accounting for the gas we are using, when the temperature goes up so does the pressure. At low temperatures with high demand the pressure can get too low for the heater or engine to operate properly. I found this chart on the web. It is for a 100lb cylinder.
  14. I think I need to get the manual out and read. It has been years since our 464 did much plowing, but I remember it differently. We set the draft to heavy and used the adjustable, sliding stop to set the lower limit for non ground-engaging implements like a Bush hog or grader blade. When plowing the depth was controlled with the draft lever and the position lever would be lowered to the lowest stop. The speed at which the draft control lowered the plow after a heavy spot was controlled by moving the position lever beyond the stop and into the drop response section. Similarly the raise response was controlled by the lever by the PTO lever. So I remember not using the adjustable stop while plowing but I have been known to be wrong.
  15. The outside ambient temperature and how full a tank is both have a major impact on a tank's ability to vaporize the fuel.
  16. X2 what he said. Great pic and a very nice collection of Red iron.
  17. To think our Farmall A was our auger tractor and the 1086 was our big horse. The auger I think was a 7” x 48'. The A did pretty good if the corn wasn’t too wet. I remember having to be careful not too overflow the spreader in the bin. Beans required a bigger tractor if you cared about getting done.
  18. I could be wrong here, but I am pretty sure that the LP leaves the tank as a liquid and then gets vaporized before going to the mixer and finally getting burnt. The small tanks on a tractor would freeze up in cooler weather trying to vaporize enough gas to keep up with the engine demand. Think about how large of tank you need for a residential generator. The tank has to be big enough to vaporize the liquid and not freeze up. Tractors can’t have a 500 gal tank so we use a vaporizer to do the job.
  19. I had a thread about algae on a 464 about a year ago. The tank had some sludge buildup and fine rust flakes in the bottom. I removed the sender and cap and working through those openings, was able to get it pretty good without removing the tank. I made a long extension for a round wire brush and removed the tank valves. I was able to run the brush with a drill to loosen the crud and flush it out with Diesel.
  20. Narrower building would require less roof height for a given pitch.
  21. I am sure they were a round leather belt as noted above. Might have been bigger than a sewing machine belt. I think you can get it from McMaster-Carr. My sheller does not have the fan otherwise very similar to yours.
  22. Yeah, perhaps orphan is the wrong word. I am aware of the 686’s roots. I simply meant that it didn’t share much with the rest of the ‘86 series.
  23. The 686 is completely different than the rest of the 86 series. It is kind of an orphan. I don't know if the PTO would be the same or not.
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