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About supermechanic

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  1. "any one that has worked with steel has noticed when you heat steel water will come to the surface, the thicker the steel the more water it will produce" Steel does not contain water. Copy this and paste it to your bathroom mirror, so you can see it every day. The dampness seen on steel from the initial preheat is the water produced by the combustion of the fuel gas. Until the steel is over 212 degrees, water will condense out of the flame, and show its presence on the metal. This is not to discount the phenomenon of hydrogen embrittlement, which is something to
  2. Here is info from the shell oil site " Recommendations Although it may differ from manufacturers’ recommended fluids, Shell DONAX® TD is suitable for use in all of the following applications. • AGCO (Deutz-Allis) Powerfluid 821XL, PF821 Allis-Chalmers 257541 • International Harvester IHC B-6 (Hy-Tran) and B5 (also see Case) • Case JIC-143, 144, 145, 185 • Landini • Case MS-1204 MS-1206(PTF), MS-1207(Hy-Tran Plus), MS-1209, MS-1210 (TCH Fluid) • Massey Ferguson M1110, 1127A/B, 1129A, 1135, M1141 (Permatran III) • Caterpillar TO-2 • Minneapolis-Moline • Clark • Oliver Type • Dennison HF-0,
  3. Shell Donax is the one I use. Get it delivered in bulk, use about 1200 gallon per year. Had been using a generic UTH fluid, and experienced an unacceptable hydraulic motor failure rate. Better fluid equals less cost in the end.
  4. I think the meds described in the post above are the commercial variant of the generic drug "Growaset"
  5. If your Saturday morning "Town Run" includes stops at the auto parts store, the feed mill , the equipment dealer (better hurry and get there, they close at noon), and the hardware store, you can save a few stops by just going to Tractor Supply. The rest of the stuff you need can be purchased on-line. is it the end-all, be-all? No. The world has changed since 1980, TSC is part of it. Can't say I'm happy with the way things have 'progressed', but the store has it's place.
  6. My vote is for a either a Powermatic or a Delta. I have a 12 inch Parks, and it is too slow for a production shop. (About 20 feet per minute.) Perhaps the larger Parks is faster, as they made 18 inch and 24 inch. Helix heads are in the $2000 range for the big units.
  7. It is already at scrap price,( at least here on the East coast ). I don't believe you will be able to do much better.
  8. "Since it has 3 valves per cylinder is this one of the higher horse modifications. " Two valve head. Center rocker operates injector.
  9. I know some machines have clutch housings that can be filled up with some penetrating oil. I had good luck filling an ac hd6 with diesel and tied back the handles, went to work with the blade on a big stump, the disks broke free after a while.
  10. supermechanic

    New Ride

    Up here in the land of road salt, no fine examples of IH road vehicles exist. It is as if the hiway department had a bad dislike for Scouts and their like.
  11. I viewed one of those in person at Churchill Dam, on the Allagash River in Maine, maybe 45 years ago. I believe that one was fitted with skis, rather than wheels in front. The engine was the original, a huge beast. The tractor may still be there, Google earth shows a pavillion structure at the site, maybe it is under cover.
  12. "Stackist" that's a new one for me. My father always called me a pilot. I pile it here and I pile it there.
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