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Willie B

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About Willie B

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  • Birthday 09/13/1956

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    Mount Tabor VT
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    Too many to do justice to any. All involve working with my hands.

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  1. Willie B

    PTO ?

    Do you have a big goiter sticking out the back the PTO shaft originates from? Hydraulic PTOs would turn some until engaged.
  2. Or, there are older transformer welders that'll do steel very well, and a skilled weldor can weld aluminum. They are power hungry, be sure to have plenty of power available. Be careful not to buy a three phase machine if you don't have three phase. Keep your eye open for a Miller Dialarc 250HF, or a Lincoln Idealarc 250 HF? You want a water cooled torch.
  3. Divide TIG welders into two categories: Steel only, buy an old welder based on a transformer. I had a Dialarc 250 HF. You could TIG steel with a welder you likely already have. Any DC welder can TIG steel. You'd have to scratch start. A pedal start TIG for steel needs HF. HF is an additional high voltage, high frequency circuit presented simultaneous to the welding current. In steel welds, it gets the arc started, in aluminum welds it stabilizes the AC arc throughout the weld process. Until 1970 you would have been happy with the same good quality welder you welded structural
  4. In 2013 I decided I needed TIG in my repertoire. I made expensive mistakes. I've owned three TIG machines, and would move to a fourth if cost didn't factor. I've made all the mistakes, I'll save you from some if you PM me an Email address.
  5. Willie B

    Women

    Gee, I don't think she has a purse. ?????
  6. My case backhoe described several pins as 2". In truth they were 1.973". Turn down a chrome pin by .027" you've earned your keep.
  7. Don't know what alternative starter you might want. I got another concept: Unwind the wire making up the windings in a starter, you will have little or no magnetic field. Connect that to batteries of correct voltage, the amperage will be outrageous! Wind it back up, magnetic impedance, or magnetic choke limits the amperage. Battery, through starter, back to battery is a series circuit. The physics of a series circuit is that there is 12 volts. Every point of resistance takes some voltage. A battery terminal connects to a battery, and a cable. Each terminal has at least t
  8. I just made pins for a Case Backhoe with 4140. It is hard, a challenge with HSS tooling. I wasn't able to cut it to length with the lathe, I used a Milwaukee hand held bandsaw. It took all the teeth off.
  9. TD7 weighs over 7 tons. D7 must be 20 ? tons.
  10. Boy, I'd like to know. I've a 1990 GMC Top Kick fire truck soon to add my 14' dump body to it. Cat 3208 10.6 litre with a bath fan turbo, next to no boost. Odometer reads 36000, pump hours 550. This doesn't add up to a lot of wear, but I presume it was started cold and flogged before oil pressure builds. heated storage is a factor, for better or worse.
  11. I thought it looked familiar! Much like my TD7G. Mine has Cummins of the same displacement as your IH. Not sure if there are subtle differences, minor if any. Add guards on the C frame to protect the angle hydraulic cylinders. Don't ask how I know. And, don't bother looking for good used angle cylinders.
  12. In my childhood My sister & I shared a horse. She rode it, I shoveled $hit, cut hay, piled hay, fed hay, & trucked water. Our father grew up on a farm. He already knew how. Much of the time someone had already mowed the hay, Other times we used a scythe. Drying, you'd imagine how it is done. The picking up was what amazed me. It got hand raked into small piles 6' diameter & 18" high. I was amazed that dad could fork a whole pile in one lift. He had a system. The forkfuls of hay were loaded on a flat trailer maybe 6x8. Four forks on the four corners, one in center. By the
  13. In my childhood My sister & I shared a horse. She rode it, I shoveled $hit, cut hay, piled hay, fed hay, & trucked water. Our father grew up on a farm. He already knew how. Much of the time someone had already mowed the hay, Other times we used a scythe. Drying, you'd imagine how it is done. The picking up was what amazed me. It got hand raked into small piles 6' diameter & 18" high. I was amazed that dad could fork a whole pile in one lift. He had a system. The forkfuls of hay were loaded on a flat trailer maybe 6x8. Four forks on the four corners, one in center. By the
  14. Yes, It can be done. It places the cost of a new 1966 plain Jane Mustang at about $45000. I could NOT do that. I remember lack of interest way back then! In the muscle car era, I only considered the Chrysler offerings serious contenders. I was thunder struck by a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner owned by a family member a bit older than me. By 1974 I had lost out on A Jaguar XK120, and finally bought a 1968 Jaguar E Type roadster. These cars (lied) claimed similar horsepower, but they could take a corner! They weighed 2/3 what American muscle weighed. Sorry, Mustang was as exciting as the M
  15. I'm not sure, divided highway, I was looking elsewhere. I noticed only out of the corner of my eye, By the time I got my head swiveled enough I didn't get a real good look. Truck was old, as was the tractor, as it was IH & they don't hardly make them any more. Old Ford Mustangs seem more plentiful now than the year they were made. I know you can build one just from reproduction parts. My question is: "Why would you want to?" IH tractors seem to live forever. To me they seem as plentiful as when they were being produced. I'm astounded how many pre 1986 are in annual use in Hay &am
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