RedPower5488

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About RedPower5488

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    Anamosa, IA
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    International tractors and equipment, especially the 88 series

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  1. RedPower5488

    ANOTHER ONE!!!

    Mike, are you comfortable sharing how much the full blown restoration on a 5488 mfwd from you would set a guy back?
  2. RedPower5488

    5488 mfwd won't disengage

    The green light comes on so does that tell me that the switch is getting power from dif lock?
  3. RedPower5488

    5488 mfwd won't disengage

    I am pretty sure some were like the magnum clutches and some were the opposite I don't know for sure which mine is
  4. RedPower5488

    5488 mfwd won't disengage

    I have had my 5488 for almost a year and pulling wagons this fall I realized that the mfwd doesn't disengage at all. I am aware that there was a serial number break between spring engage and hydraulic disengage and vise versa. The only idea I have is that it is hydraulic applied and spring disengaged and my spring is broke. Any other ideas?
  5. RedPower5488

    Antifreeze in oil

    Well I got the steering slop fixed up in my M that I acquired and posted about a while back. I got her all back together and went to change the oil for the first time and i had antifreeze galore in the oil. So the question is do I have a blown head gasket, cracked head, or cracked block? It always starts with a puff of white smoke. Is it worth a try to put a can of bars leak in?
  6. RedPower5488

    Led Lights

    Not every guy I talk to knows what he's talking about.
  7. RedPower5488

    Led Lights

    Thanks for all the replies. My main concern now is somebody told me led lights draw less watts but more amps than regular lights and it will be hard on my alternator. I was always under the impression that led lights were easier on the electrical system. Please shed some light on this before I spend all of my allowance on these things.
  8. RedPower5488

    Led Lights

    Are the headlights too bright for road travel in terms of blinding people?
  9. RedPower5488

    Led Lights

    I want to switch my 5088 to led lights. Larsen lights are much cheaper than tiger lights or Mike Links. So I'm wondering do you get what you pay for or are they just plain a better buy. The kit for 370 bucks sure beats 600 bucks to buy each individual light.
  10. RedPower5488

    Farmall M death shimmy

    i think I can get a coupler from Steiner. The gear box is full of thick grease instead of heavy oil. I am having serious thoughts of rebuilding everything right rather than a band-aid fix even if it means spending 800 bucks. What should go back into the box when done 90wt, corn head grease, similar grease to what's in already?
  11. RedPower5488

    Farmall M death shimmy

    Front tires do match and have same pressure. I have some decent front and back movement of sector gear. How can I tell if worm and sector are bad if they look pretty good? When I drive It down the road I just can't put my finger on one particular thing I think I have wear in a lot of places. How much does gears and bushings set a guy back if he wants to do the job right and how much work does it involve?
  12. RedPower5488

    Farmall M death shimmy

    Tractor is narrow front. What is the coupler and are parts available?
  13. RedPower5488

    Farmall M death shimmy

    I had a farmall m given to me and the front end shimmys horrible going down the road. It is equipped with charlynn power steering. So I took off the sheet metal and worm gear cover, replaced muffler and breather and steered some. There is a lot of forward and back movement of the half moon gear and shaft but the worm gear seems alright as far as I can tell. So next I take it down the road with everything exposed and there is a lot of shaft movement back to the steering motor when it gets to wobbling. So do I need to tear into the vertical shaft and bushing or is there wear somewhere else? I heard sometimes wheel bearings can play a role, what about tire pressure/spacing?
  14. RedPower5488

    nomore784

    Can you add to this please. What was wrong and why is there mo more 784?
  15. RedPower5488

    Radio

    If everything checks out and I need a new radio can anybody suggest a good reliable radio that can be installed without too many modifications? I don't need many bells and whistles just a radio that picks up the stations and plays me music.