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    Ih little wonder plow question.

    I would think your 1946 date would be pretty likely, as tires would have been very hard to come by during WWII, especially for use on an implement such as a plow.
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    Great video, liked how you even got the lightning bugs.
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    Van Wert, Ohio plow day

    I have had good luck sealing up my old ones with faucet packing string you can get at hardware store, loosen the nut all the way and pull it back wrap a few turns and shove it in, get as much in as you can and still be able to get the nut back on and you should have your leak fixed.
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    any ford experts here

    I would definitely try the fuel filter first and try to check fuel pressure like you said, if that does not fix it, try unplugging the MAF sensor, if it starts right off and runs ok now, then it is not reading properly. They can get skewed and make the mixture too lean, unplugging it makes the PCM use base settings based on temperature and rpm and it will get plenty of fuel and usually run pretty decent with maybe a slight hesitation on accel . Not an uncommon failure, but neither is it uncommon for some people to never change the fuel filter and they do plug up.
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    Plow Chief bottom and plowing compacted help

    I put a couple of those 20 dollar ones on my plow a couple years ago, luckily my brother had a bucket of them, as the position of the mounting bolt seemed to vary a lot. I picked the two best out of the bunch and still had to loosen moldboard and share to get them on. They seemed to work ok but the fit left a lot to be desired. I remember changing those back in the day with OE parts and it only taking a couple minutes. Luckily it is just a plow day plow because I bet they don't last as long either. I need to look into the Plow Chief parts at Ploworx , my shares need to be replaced also.
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    Letter Series at Work

    The old B still earns her keep. Over the years this tractor has done a lot of jobs, but now auger duty is about it.
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    Older hybrid reliability?

    a few years ago I had the parts man check the price on a hybrid battery for one of the Ford models, it was over 10,000 dollars. So the first thing I would do before buying one is check on the price of a new high voltage battery, and unless they were willing to deduct that amount from their asking price, walk away. In all reality hybrids are only feasible in a fairly warm climate and majority city driving. Do yourself a favor , if you are looking for mileage, stay away from all wheel drive and opt for the 4 cylinder engine instead of the V-6 and you will be way ahead in the end.
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    Fast hitch for tractor pulling

    the green guys don't like the fast hitch because of the location of the front mount , think it gives an "unfair advantage" , the ones with the swinging drawbar mounts in the same place so if you can pull off of it I don't see much difference. It's not like you could raise the hitch without anyone noticing.
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    2017 IHCC #33 PLOWDAY

    Great video ! Well worth the wait, that was a good day and watching this I can almost smell the dirt again. I think everyone there enjoyed themselves.
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    Chapter 33 plowday pics

    A nice fall day in northern Indiana had a good time plowing with this bunch of guys.
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    Chapter 33 plowday pics

    Can't blame him, that one would be hard to part with, it cruised right along with that 4 bottom.
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    Chapter 33 plowday pics

    I will do that, I think I got one of him also, but he was looking the other way. He was quite a guy, had some interesting stories .
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    Chapter 33 plowday pics

    4 bottom on the 766 . Here's some more pics. There was a nice M with a semi mount but I must not have gotten a pic of it, hopefully someone else did.
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    My plan is to be there again this year, most likely with the rusty F-30 again. I have a 34 W-30 that used to live and work up in that part of the state that I would like to bring but I am not sure it is quite field ready yet so maybe next year for it. It has been a long time since it has been out in a field plowing. Should be another great day and I encourage anybody thinking about going to do so, it's a big field and most parts pull easy.
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    Finished Project - McCormick No. 4 Tractor Plow

    I'm impressed with all 3 of them, the plow the M and the F-12, great job.
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    Maybe dumb question, why no 1006 ?

    one of the old Harvester Highlights had an article on the F-40 and I believe 2 were built using the power improved 15-30 engine ( 22-36 HP ) . The article mentioned issues with crankshaft failures if I remember right and for various reasons they decided a larger row crop tractor was not feasible .
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    Plow id

    looks like a 412 maybe
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    Great video ! Lots of nice tractors there and always a great bunch of people.
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    NW Ohio plow day

    Some neat pictures and videos, it was a nice day , ground was a bit tough in spots but I think a good time was had by all. Thanks to Mark, Scott Equity Exchange , the land owner and everyone else who helped put this on. As always a nice variety of colors out in the field and nice to see some young participants out there along with the rest of us.
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    NW Ohio plow day

    I'll probably still give it a shot. I'm bringing my 2 bottom with new shares and it went in the ground a couple years ago when we had the 20 plus inches of rain in June then the ground turned to concrete in the fall . The dull worn share plows just scooted across the top of the ground that year. Maybe I should have been hoping for some rain today instead of wishing it would stay away.
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    T-20 vs Cat22 (Video)

    T-20 used the same engine as an F-20 , with the addition of a water pump, not a 10-20, or F-30 engine. And what was that he was rolling uo ? LOL fun video
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    Red 4WD Tractors, Book

    Me too !
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    Got the 560 running today

    that went pretty quick ! It ought to be pretty lively now.
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    Got my motor back

    the dyno does help Mark, but those pesky condenser failures still pop up, maybe I should just leave them run during lunch from now on. As of now I am planning on being there on the 12th with one of the F series, I think it is the F-20s turn again. You guys always have a good event with a good mix of tractors.