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  1. If you have confidence in the new parts you installed, I'd say give it a try.
  2. Had the same issue with mine. Instead if just pinching together, also put a bit of a twist on just one of the tabs till pin was secured in place. Pin has stayed put since. Twisted the one tab after pin was re installed.
  3. Well Doc... here's my issue. It's a distillate model running on gas. When I first asked questions about the engine, the whole tractor became nothing but a joke so I make some final comments to end that discussion and thankfully the topic died. Thanks for your info, any ballpark guess on what HP at the drawbar is made with a distillate engine and head, tuned and running on gas? Compression has improved the more I run it. Last Hot compression tests indicated 100, 100,100,96. Can't find that Nebraska ever tested that combination. Though I did notice that either an M or Super-M distillate did out preform a standard gas model of the same model in one of the many pulling tests they preformed.
  4. I agree. By all means take them out and throw them away. Pistons without rings work better also. Just more un needed parts. Guessing oil would be on that list also. Sorry, but someone with a sense of humor is having their way with you, or us.
  5. What I read was not correct then. Thanks for the correction.
  6. Yep, great example. Tells me starter works, and engine turns over,plus good battery. After that ???
  7. Yeah, agree with you. Never expected to find 67 year old factory leak down numbers. But a lot of sharp people work on old ag equipment and tractors, thought I could tap into that type of experience. Worked in the electronics, electricity, fields for 36 years. Told the techs I taught to go from an ok tech, to an outstanding tech, you have to make the invisible, visible. To do that use good test equipment and know how to use it. Know the difference between a good reading and a band reading, and what to do about it. So I'm a test equipment hound, helps me to know what I have instead of what I hope I have. Have known mechanics that do almost everything by feel, sound, or smell. No meters, torque wrenches, or feeler gauges. I don't have that touch. When I've tried then checked with recommended equipment, I'm always way off.
  8. I'm happy with it then. Thank you.
  9. Just noticed your location. I'm in the upstate, between Greenville and Anderson. Good Luck.
  10. Don't know if a problem I found on my Super M that was causing a bit of smoking is a part of your issue but I'll tell my short story just in case. Noticed a bit of oil smoke out of exhaust before I bought it. Wasn't a show stopper, just a little check mark to figure out later. All hoses looked original including hose that carries fresh air to the carburetor from the air cleaner. When I removed this hose to replace it, was surprised to find horrible looking, black, brown oil in air intake throat of carburetor and inside of decrepit hose. Maybe 1/8 teaspoon of oil all together. Not much but shouldn't be there. Problem was a pretty much plugged air cleaning system. Oil bowl had about an 1 - 1/2" of very solid dirt in it, followed by a plugged foil mesh. After soaking foil mesh in gas over night and cleaning, patching oil bowl, all I got at the carb intake was fresh air, exhaust cleaned up totally. Seems air system was so plugged it was able to pull what little oil was in the filter system right into the carb. And that filthy stuff was being burned by the engine. Might not have any thing to do with yours, just thought I'd pass along info.
  11. No issues, just have never found factory compression numbers, which I would normally use to determine health of engine. Figured if no smoke, and good leak down numbers, all is well. But then also no leak down percentage info either. After replacement of standard ignition parts, adjustment of valve gap, new points, and condenser set timing plus get mechanical advance working as it should. It starts quickly and runs very well. Problem is I grew up on a farm, and all family members were farmers. Before high school graduation writing was on the wall that small family farms were dying. So joined the Army and found a new way of life. I'm now retired and bringing some of my family history back to life with a couple of tractors similar to what I grew up with. As they say, all that said to say this. I'm a suburbanite with no land to try tandem disking or plowing on. Those are real world tests that I would prefer to tell me the health of my project tractor. But all I have is road and road gear. Tractor has been worked hard. While oil pan was dropped noted pistons are aluminum, and have read it came from factory with steel pistons. So guessing engine work was preformed in the past. I know it might seem silly, but if I take it to a show and am offered a plow for plowing demonstration. Or, would you like to provide power to the threshing machine. I'd like to with confidence reply, heck yeah, can do. Thanks for your reply.
  12. Preformed cylinder leak down tests on my 1952 Super M today. Found that 10% or less is normal for new to near new car engines. Not able to find much other wise. I think i'm pretty good, all results are an average of three tests on each cylinder. #1 = 14%, #2= 14%, #3 =15%, #4=16.5%. What do you folks with more experience say. Thanks
  13. Well.... once again, given the picture, and the question. Not enough picture to answer the question. A bit like showing the picture of an alternator and asking, what kind of car is this. Need more parts in the picture, to answer the question. No expert, thats a dangerous title. Just my layman's thoughts.
  14. In my case, yes, full of it. No further definition required.
  15. Well hillman you hit the nail on the head. Many years ago I knew a young man in his twenties that corrected me when I pointed out a bull placed in a pasture with cows. His correction was biased on Bulls have curly hair on their foreheads. The animal I pointed out did not have curls. Too bad he went home before milking time, it could have been fun. He was older than me at the time and I was too shy to give a class on cattle genitalia.
  16. Heifer is the name given to a female that has not given birth to a calf, and has never produced milk. Cow is the name given to a female that has given birth to a calf and has produced milk. Steer is the name of a male that has been castrated. Bull is a male that has not been castrated. A herd can consist of all heifers, all cows, all steers, all bulls, or a combination of all four groups of all ages. These definitions were accurate during my younger years growing up in Nebraska. And as taught by my Father and Grandfather in the early 1960's. Matched what was taught in FFA in high school. Thought I'd give a time frame given our current state as who and what constitutes which. Have noticed alot of confusion over this issue since most knowledge comes from city folk now. Which I now am by the way.
  17. Well.... don't know of an english word/name for a single member of a cattle herd. Bull, Cow, Heifer, Steer. One thing for sure, can't tell by looking at the face.
  18. Your a Good man, the hardest thing in this mortal world to be. You responded with Love and Grace. God Bless You.
  19. Also love Red Green, have watched for many years. Can't help it, some people just can't even buy good taste.
  20. Oh dear, and don't even begin to think about what you can't see.
  21. Many years ago early 70's, worked at the local CO OP after school. One of the first jobs they gave me was to take corn samples from each of the full bins to check on moisture level, mold, etc. Would tie a rope around my waist that was held by one of the older guys. Open the top door, crawl to the top center of the bin, push my arm down into the corn up to my elbow, grab a fist full of corn, place it in the sample bag. Three samples for each bin. Then crawl out, job well done. They were proud of the largest new bins four each, memory thinks they were 50,000 bushels each, about 50 feet tall. Found out a week later one of the large bins I had taken a sample from had been emptied a couple weeks previous to my sample collecting. They did a check and found that indeed the bin was empty except for a crust about 4 feet thick at the very top of the bin. Still gives me a bit of a shutter at the thought of having about 46 feet of open air beneath me as I was dutifully ( doing my job) . At the time thought, well at least I'm making good money $2.25 hr.
  22. Glad all is now well. Farmall-H is a great way to learn how to drive. 1st gear, idled down, learn and make all your mistakes slowly. 55 years later and still glad I learned that way.
  23. Dales idea is a good one. It's your tractor, do as you please. J-Mech our friend, you have much skill and knowledge. Don't understand why giving tech advice isn't enough. Why must it be tech advice then a wad of spit in the face. I know this type of response is popular but it's not necessary.
  24. Wonderful news, thanks for the update.
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