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  1. Another timing method is to remove the valve cover so you can see the rocker arms. When 6 is rocking your timed on number 1.
  2. Sorry for hijacking the thread but I love the videos of Indians working. Notice the dirt floor that never needs to be swept. The steel toe sandals, and the auto darkening safety glasses. 🤣🤣🤣. I do not want a tractor that these guys make!!!
  3. When I read the title I thought it was a post about old age. I was ready to tell some of my stories. 🤣
  4. I saw it there. It’s a beautiful tractor. I wanted to open the door and look inside but I didn’t dare touch it without permission. Was the other 1086 yours also? While I was there another person was admiring the 1086 with the factory cab and reminiscing. He said he remembered going to the same show years ago and seeing the new 1086 at the international tent.
  5. We’re the pto gears a weak point on the large frame tractors?
  6. Highlight of the show for me was the hit and miss making homemade ice cream!
  7. Battery powered tractors. I just kept walking by.
  8. I’ve never saw a drone you could ride on. I’ve got many safety concerns with this.
  9. I saw this at the Ag Expo today. Does anyone know if it belongs to the forum member on here? I think I remember him doing a build thread on a 1086 with a year a round cab. Good looking tractor.
  10. I think a Ford 5000 was rated at 70 pto hp.
  11. The trampoline will not blow away this time!!
  12. Yep. I went to a Cummins training class and they said its inside the injectors. Engine manufacturers have drastically increased the injection pressures to make the mist finer for better combustion to comply with emissions. This extreme pressure and heat causes a chemical reaction resulting in asphaltines. The small amount of fuel that goes back into the return line on the injectors carries the asphaltines back to the tank.
  13. Return line kit is so cheap I would definitely do it while the pump is off. These pumps are cheap on the internet but I would get yours rebuilt by a reputable shop. I installed a cheap rebuilt pump on mine and every time I took my foot off the accelerator too quick it would die.
  14. Ether can be hard on those engines. But without glow plugs they are impossible to crank without ether. Try WD-40 sprayed straight into intake with filter assembly removed. Do this with glow plugs working and while engine is cranking over. If it starts keep giving short blast of WD-40 to keep it running for a bit. Also make sure there is more than 1/4 tank of fuel. Those trucks were notorious for the pickup screen breaking off. When the screen breaks off it starts sucking air at 1/4 tank. Good luck. Sounds like you got a great truck!
  15. How did you get it home? Hopefully you didn’t pull it while it was in gear! The shifter on the right is low, neutral,and high. It needs to be in neutral before pulling the tractor.
  16. Post your problem and questions on technical IH talk section. Much more people there. And all the experts hang out there. I’m jealous of your project tractor. I love bringing old tractors back to life. If you can’t get the tractor to move call the guys at Herrs Hydro in Kansas. They are IH Hydro experts and everyone there including the owner are happy to give you free advice over the phone. Good luck and keep us posted.
  17. Not really a joke but I’m sure some will find it funny. I purchased a new dryer for my parents and installed it three years ago. Every time I visited and used it I would curse the door for not opening all the way down. The other day I used it and grabbed at the door without pressing the latch and the darned thing swung open to the side giving better access. Guess I should have read the instructions!! 🤣🤣
  18. I remember years ago the insurance company gave out “ deer whistles” to mount on your vehicle. Don’t know if they were effective or not.
  19. Not sure about the best fluid to use. We have a 5603. Do yourself a favor and remove the plug below the pto clutch. They plug it at the factory and the cavity will get water inside. The pto is a dry clutch and if water sits on it for an extended time it seizes up. You have to split the tractor to fix it.
  20. Adding automation should not be very difficult for someone with your skill set. Get an automatic transfer switch. That’s what gives the run and stop signals. On old school engines auto-start is easy to add. There’s a multitude of aftermarket controllers available. The component most use for speed sensing is a mag pickup. You drill and tap a hole in the bell housing perpendicular to the flywheel right over the teeth. The rest is pretty simple wiring. I would be happy to help if you have any questions. Also there are a few other guys on this forum that have extensive knowledge on this subject.
  21. I’ve never rebuilt a gearbox for a rotary mower. The bearings on the lower shaft are tapered bearings like a wheel bearing. Should I try to tighten them until there is some rotational drag like a wheel bearing? Or just enough to take the play out of the shaft? The box goes on a 315 bat wing bush hog that is probably 50 years old. Thanks for all replies.
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