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  1. And the IHC Scouts had Chrysler Nissan diesels in them. At least that's the valve cover on my '76 Scout Traveler says.
  2. Shucks normally wouldn't bother a hammermill because the swinging hammers would just push the product through the screen. The smaller the holes in the screen the finer the product that was ground.
  3. I have run a 560D with a mounted 2MH-D picker, even with a little snow in the field. I learned early to never take the hands off of the steering wheel while the machine was running, otherwise you shut it down. Dad's youngest brother only had a thumb and little finger left on his right hand after his picker accident. We ground the ear corn to feed to dairy stock with some oats mixed into the batch. Made a decent ration for the Holsteins. Cob and husk provided roughage in the ration.
  4. I have one just like it but need to get it running. I have an owner's manual for it, and it came off of a combine. The air cleaner has the basket at the top of a 5' pipe for the flour sack filter to put on it so the oil bath air cleaner doesn't have to work so hard. The straight exhaust pipe has no muffler and is also about 5' long. The transmission on yours was probably put there as an easy way to mount a belt pulley to the engine.
  5. Belt pulley drives were used before PTO shafts and drives for threshing machines, hammer mill feed grinders, saw mills or home buzz saws, etc.
  6. Also Happy Belated Birthday! I too have been pre-occupied, working on a Pumpkin since all of my Red Ones run!
  7. My wife already told me to make a list of all my tractors and what I paid for them so she knows their relative value. I told her I would and she should make a list of all her sewing machines.
  8. If by chance you have a low mount seat instead of the high mount seat, you might want to set the battery in the compartment to make sure the seat will set in its frame. I had a low mount seat TD6 with the battery on the fender because it sat low over the fuel line and controls.
  9. Maybe the 2 rectangular pieces are the lower engine side skirts that sit on top of the frame. Then the side shields would sit on top of them.
  10. Old German neighbor pulled a Minneapolis sheller around the community with a 630 JD for many years. Would wear out a set of rears about every 3 years. Uncle had a JD sheller mounted on a KB 8 for many years. He had the motor portion of a starter mounted on the end of an overhead rail that pulled the main drag up the rail with a cable wound around that starter motor shaft. Someone usually had to pick up the end of the drag to carry it a little to help the starter motor pull the drag all of the way. He had me drive it home from the neighbor's place after done shelling, about eight miles. He did mention to watch my speed a little because it didn't have much for brakes!
  11. North side of Laurel Nebraska is a monument to the crew members of crash 1-2 miles East of Laurel where a flight of P-38's and other aircraft went down at the former country school called Tip Top Hill, during WW2. The story can be found by Googling "Tip Top School Crash". Dad told the story several times over the years, that a few aircraft went down, supposedly when 2 were flying too close in the formation, tipped wings and caused themselves and some others to go down. I haven't looked the story up but only know what Dad had told.
  12. I'm only 5'5" so crawling into the box of the '14 Ram 1 ton is a challenge so I broke down and mounted a movable step on the rear bumper. Easy to pull out and bump right back up under the bumper when done. And I'm still limber enough to step up on the tire and reach most of what I want from the box. But none of it is getting any easier as I get older.
  13. Not quite a much fun as the real cannon but the town of Petersburg, NE has a harvest festival that features "pumpkin chunkin". Folks have built these using compressed air to launch a pumpkin quite a distance. I haven't been there, but the distance is quite a feat.
  14. When the RV shop that I retired from last year would get an older roof in that needed replacing, we would often replace the OSB that was underneath. I always bought plywood for the sheathing that you glued the rubber roof onto. We had a couple of techs that could do this job in their sleep, they did so many. Most campers that needed the roof would get sealed and caulked very well and usually never came back for several years if the owner was diligent in checking the roof every Spring and Fall. That was my usual advice as the service writer/damage estimator for the shop, to every customer. I have seen aluminum used on campers back in the 1980's but the heating expansion factor is probably why the metal roof was usually used on cargo trailers, not campers. But it does work out OK on horse trailers with living quarters if they use a thicker gauge of aluminum.
  15. I drove one about like it many years ago. It had a flat floor auger box on it and made the trip every day. I think though that it should be considered a LOADSTAR. The Lonestar was produced in the 80's if I remember right.
  16. I have driven Hway 20 from Indiana to and through middle Idaho. Lots of ranchers across the Sandhills of Nebraska, mountains in Wyoming and Idaho ( Rocky Mountains, Grand Teton, national park, Yellowstone). I am always intrigued by the changes in landscape. I’m always watching for old Red Iron and am sometimes surprised what I see and where.
  17. I may be mistaken but I think the 605 was a 6 cylinder like the smaller 501.
  18. Are you driving on this sight-seeing excursion or flying to get there and then rent an auto?
  19. Watched it here in NE Nebraska. Was fully covered by 1030.
  20. Schmode's did indeed look just like that. I bought parts from them for my Scouts and even remember Scouts and pickups in front of the building. The building is still there but the pylon is gone, leveled off at the top of the roof. It has had several businesses in it since the company built a new dealership building East of Norfolk on Highway 275. The front offices and parts room area is rented out to some business, but the shop seems to house someone's shop/warehouse/junk collection.
  21. I had to use one to fasten the battery cable to the post to get home. Friend uses them to identify hoses on hydraulic equipment for hookup purposes.
  22. I can see why that "new" set of points worked - they say "Made in Japan". Works every time in a German motor!
  23. I heard a story once that said slat bottoms pulled easier.
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