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Everything posted by MarkG

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!! 🤣🤣
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Welcome to the forum. Always enjoy hearing from people who love country living. Everyone here loves pictures so if you’ve got any crops or animals please post some pictures.
  11. MarkG


    The double drops can be very handy hauling tall loads but they will bottom out going over high humps like some rail road crossings. The double drop has smaller tires and might have tires that are rated for much less weight than a standard tire. Definitely get a 102 wide no matter what you get unless you plan to go to a state where they are not allowed.
  12. Would adding an aftermarket filter housing extender help in cold weather? It’s my understanding the housing extender allows you to stack two stock hydraulic filters.
  13. I thought the 66 series were being made by 1972.
  14. If I’m not mistaken those two lines go to the control valve. People have replaced them with hoses but I was told this is a bad practice because of the expansion factor of hoses. The guys at Herrs Hydro in Washington Kansas make the lines to replace them.
  15. The Patent expired years ago and there are generic brands. Why are all of them going up this much? Something doesn’t feel right about this. Does this have to do with the glyphosphate lawsuit? Did some generic manufacturers quit making it?
  16. That is what I found on the internet for a Belarus cmd-62 injection pump. I’ve never saw anything like it. It looks to have two hydraulic pumping heads. One for each bank of the engine I guess. Try to bleed the bank that’s not pumping by running on the other bank. Funky design. Only good news I have is there under 500 dollars on eBay. No clue how you would time that thing. @Injpumped
  17. Starving for fuel or getting air would be my guess. Post a picture of the injection pump. If it’s a common type pump you will get many suggestions and good advice.
  18. Starving for fuel or getting air would be my guess. Post a picture of the injection pump. If it’s a common type pump you will get many suggestions and good advice.
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