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  1. Or just use a thread file to clean them up.
  2. Good catch. Something looked wrong to me but I could not see it.
  3. You can find the engine serial number on the engine block. It will be stamped on the flat spot above the magneto in your second pic. It should be close if not the same as the tractor number assuming of course that the block is the original one for the tractor. There should be a bolt and clamp on the top.
  4. While you are in that deep it would be silly not to at least check out the rear main and tranny input seals.
  5. Lots of things still spinning when the clutch is depressed. The clutch disc stops as do the transmission gears but the throw-out bearing, pressure plate, and the PTO/hydraulic pump drive continue to rotate. This gives us “live power” since their input shaft is hollow and splined with the pressure plate. Not sure why you only get noise when fully depressed since the throw out makes contact early. Could be the throw out bearing housing is making contact with the pressure plate. Check through the inspection plate with a helper pushing the clutch?? To remove the loader, no idea if this will work for your specific model,we do the following. Curl bucket to the extreme dump position, lower to the ground, unpin the loader arm at the tractor and then extend the lift cylinders until the bucket resting it’s face on the ground and then unpin the cylinders. This is with a material bucket.
  6. I’ve changed the clutch in our 464. Not too bad. I would remove the loader, wedge the front axle, block up the rear half and roll the front away. I made a bracket I could bolt to the bottom of the engine and attach to a floor jack but splitting stands would be much safer. Concrete helps. Plywood will work. I would pull the inspection plate and try to check things out beforehand. Are you sure it is clutch noise? Sometimes transmission bearings are noisy/bad.
  7. Most of today's "family farms" are considered CAFO's. Not very many small guys left. The ones who are have off-farm jobs to support their habit. Very few small farms can support a family.
  8. Probably a better name for the physics department that came up with this. LOL. Still pretty cool.
  9. Shipping weight is 14lb. That ought to get the job done. LOL
  10. I think the primary use was to facilitate shipping and storage of hay to customers who had horses in town and in cities. Farmers probably didn't start baling their own hay until later when the baling process was faster and more automated. Baled hay was easier to handle and took up less space than loose hay for city horses. Not all that different than today I suppose.
  11. So sorry for your loss. I know that does little to help. Looks like you are doing your best to keep busy. They say time heals all wounds and keeping busy helps pass time. I assume that you will need a wellhouse to protect your pipes from freezing?
  12. Nice pics. Thank you. The sulky two way plow is certainly interesting. The hay press or baler looks like it may be IHC. The beam would be lowered to the ground so the horse could step over it easier. It is a slow process as the plunger only makes one stroke for each trip around for the horse. There's no real danger while tying the bale. Probably more danger in stuffing the loose hay into the chamber.
  13. I am envious of guys who can drive a 2" pipe with a well point and have all the water they need. Our soil is much different around here. Most of the wells are dug wells that are 3' in diameter and the supply is limited. The large diameter allows the well to serve as a reservoir.
  14. Thanks for your answer. I don't expect you to give up any trade secrets. I am curious and amazed at what these machines are capable of doing. Thanks again
  15. First, I always enjoy your videos. Thank you. Second, a few questions if you don't mind since I do not have any idea, as long as it is not top secret. What speed was the turbo spinning? You said that you were turning 1000 RPM more. What speed is the engine running? What happens when the turbo "blows"? I assume that the fan is ripped apart by the spinning force? I have always enjoyed watching pulls but I admit I don't know much about the mechanics of the tractor. They are pretty far removed from anything I have worked on or with. Thanks again
  16. My "tugger" has an 8000lb pull IIRC. The drum is polished aluminum and it takes more than one wrap of the rope to be able to handle the load. Depending upon how hard the pull is you may need 3-5 wraps. It runs slow, probably 20rpm. The guys on the other end feeding the wire think it is plenty fast.
  17. Traction Booster is what AC called their draft control for the 3pt hitch. As I recall power director is what they called their TA. Only it had a neutral in the middle because it didn't have what I consider independent or live PTO. If you used the foot clutch everything stopped. The hand clutch or power director would stop motion and allow the PTO to run but you could not shift gears. Similar to the M&W hand clutch for the M only it was 2 speed. It was a real pita for round baling where you wanted to back up and drop the bale.
  18. If you are wanting something permanently mounted with a flexible arm, I bought a couple of lights at Wally World that have a clamp mount, hood over the bulb and a switch. It has a flexible gooseneck so you can aim it. Around $10. Screw in a LED bulb and you are good.
  19. It was well attended I believe though it may not seem that way because it is so spread out. Too spread out in my opinion. Our Chapter 7 Indiana table did better than the last several RPRU’s. This is partially due to Billy Steers aka Tractor Mac not being able to be there. We sold out of several titles of his books.
  20. Valve that is sticking when it gets heated up?? Does it build up compression once it quits? I know it is difficult to do a compression test quickly but does it crank over differently, quicker or easier?
  21. Those portable units are bad for that. They take conditioned, room air and run it through the condenser then exhaust it outside. Window units take outside air and exhaust it outside. They should not cause this problem. My advice would be to shut off the portable and see if the problem persists. If not then replace it with a window unit or allow the make up air to enter elsewhere. Of course another option is to get yourself out of the 1960's and install a central heat and cooling system.
  22. My advice would be get there early. Stuff will start leaving in the morning and by noon a lot has left. There will still be plenty to see but by noon Saturday the best of the show is behind us. Friday would be a better day but paying into social security doesn't always allow that.
  23. Very few people have. LOL. Gramps had a Roto baler and he was always able to make bales but at times it was a struggle. I remember handling lots of them. Probably not very many in working order anymore.
  24. There was a group of 12 or so from SW Ind. I think @55cub was the instigator of the group.
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