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  1. oldfarmkid

    Complacency

    Well .... if no one is willing to take a risk then the cure will be as deadly as the CV. I'm still convinced odds of me being killed is greater just getting on the road and trying to get groceries. On the interstate for about 20 miles yesterday. Doing 65 in the slow lane, speed limit 60. Guy behind me on my bumper, with his face mask on, I guess afraid to die of the virus. Two other lanes wide open, but he demands to stay on my bumper, can't even see his headlamps. This guy is willing to risk my life by riding my bumper while afraid of the virus killing HIM. My state does very little as far as road law enforcement goes. Any speed you want to drive, drive any way you want. Traffic backed up for 15 miles, cars and trucks off the road everywhere. Fire trucks and rescue units every where. Nothing in the paper, nothing on the news. It is an accepted risk, death happens if you drive. Thats why around here the lines that define your driving lane means nothing. Don't use you blinkers, text or watch videos while you drive. Run stop signs and tail gate, as law enforcement watches you, and does nothing. So the guy who was tailgating me yesterday with his face masks on gets it. He evidently understands why we ignore and accept 38,800 deaths in 2019 from auto accidents, but not one death, including his, from the corona virus. Real data, Real facts. Real fighting the enemy, is the only way to survive. No war has ever been won hiding from it. If it is real it will find you and kill you. If I were ruler of the world I would not give billions to mis- managed airlines,or long incompetent large businesses. Retool for vaccines, studies for safe working conditions. Grow food, make clothing, fix or build homes, promote the technical trades, and the medical field. If this thing is real, everything else is fluff. People need to work for money to live and pay taxes. Once we and our government have no money it's a done deal. One last if I were the ruler of the world comment. Any Federal, State, Local official closes down anything that removes anyones form of livelihood, looses there income also and their assets are locked. If nothing changes for those who make the rules, guess who losses track of how long you've been hurting. Thank you for my indulgence. Ruler of the world, really have to be big time crazy to want that.
  2. Another point about points. The sequence of events that causes a high voltage spark at the spark plug is at the moment the points open (NOT) close. The only electrical circuit I can recall that only works properly once power is removed. Handy to know when it comes time to set timing.
  3. Thats a Sweet Grandma, and a wonderful old (H). I have a 1940 model and once you get valves set, clean or replace ignition parts, and set timing. With good compression thats a smooth running engine. Ditto with the advice everyone has given you. Have fun and best of luck.
  4. Have also used Wix for decades. Two old farmalls, cars, pickups, motorcycles, never a problem. I'd give it another try.
  5. In my past, maintained 50kw engine generators as back up power for remote facilities. These typical engine gen sets consisted of a Ford V8 460ci engine coupled directly to the generator. Fuel was natural gas from a 1000 gal. tank. The only other major component was the automatic transfer switch. All was installed as a part of the facility under the same roof. Watched my first youtube on tour through a typical wind farm generator from tower to gen set on top, plus all equipment required to make it work. Was really astounded by the massive amount of natural resources needed for just one facility. Steel, fiberglass, cabling/ copper, concrete. Need a substantial concrete base for the tower to be built on, then a pretty massive tower to support what amounts to the generator building and blades on top. The fascinating part was what you can't see from the outside. Each blade has the ability to be trimmed, turned. Each blade has its own, looked like electric, motor and gearing to accomplish the turning of each blade. Motor and gearing looked massive. Since the blades rotate fairly slow they are connected to a gear box, if I remember correctly multiplies by a factor of 62. This is also a bit of a massive unit. The gear box is then connected to the generator. Really about the smallest unit in the tower building. It also has a fairly large hydraulic pump and system. All mounted in a building that of course needs to rotate to follow prevailing winds. Also massive gearing. They are MASSIVE inside and out, complex, and look to be extremely difficult to preform maintenance on. And they will need extensive maintenance as time moves on. Was very impressed how many have been built in such a short time, but brothers and sisters, they are not Green.
  6. MTO: My ole man would tell me that after he whipped my butt with the 3" wide leather belt he just removed from his pants. I'd stop crying because I'd wonder. You just whipped your son's butt black and blue through his blue jeans. Why would you want to do worse?. What the ****'s wrong with you. Of course never said the last part out loud. Some times the best part of childhood is growing up and defending ones self. Hows that for farm wisdom? Yea I know, it sucks.
  7. oldfarmkid

    Oops

    Was minding my own business when I read,never mind. Which made me wonder, what was I minding that I should not have been minding, when I was minding my own business. Glad this shenanigans is at the end of 2019 and not the beginning of 2020.
  8. Through human history it seems a segment of us struggle extremely hard to MAKE insanity the new normal. Each time it is presented as something new and bold. The Brave New World. Welcome to the Brave New World......Again.
  9. Also like Messicks. Called them once and found they did not carry the part I wanted. Parts tech got online and started a search on who might. Not saying they do that all the time, but it did impress me at the time. Wish I would have gone to Messicks when I needed ignition advance springs for my Super M. Company I went to charged me about twice as much, then shipped me two of the same springs which was not what I ordered.
  10. Very well done. Hope you enjoy many years of trouble free service.
  11. Don't know if it's a help. On my H, the belt pulley gear box oil fill plug is the same as the oil pan drain plug.
  12. Think whats being identified is that many off the shelf compression gauges are junk as far as accuracy goes. So I can see why someone would develop the thought that compression testing is a waste of time. Wish there was an economical way to have torque wrenches, volt meters, pressure gauges, etc. tested and calibrated. I did a lot of my own testing / comparing on the compression gauges I have and weeded out all but one. From my informal testing found most off the shelf gauges were very generous with PSI results. Up to 20 psi higher than the one I trust. Just speaking for myself, a complete compression test with a compression tester I trust, determines what I purchase or the dollar amount I offer. Normally ask the seller if I can preform a compression test on what they are selling. If the answer is no, thats the end of my interest. Odds are an engine that meets manufacture compression numbers is a stronger engine than one that does not. If the old tractor I bought indicated an even 75 psi across all four cylinders instead of 95 psi across all four cylinders, odds are I would not have purchased it. Mine is a distillate engine and with thanks to the folks on this site I know 92 psi was the manufacturers value for compression. Bought it knowing odds are it will have other problems but the engine should be fine. Also preform leak down testing but not during check out buying phase of the deal. In my experience the cylinder that checked the lowest compression also had the worst leak down results. Not claiming all I do is as it should be. Just me in my world and what I think it's taught me.
  13. My Wife and I are Praying and Cheering for you Ron, Take Care. Tim & Amy
  14. oldfarmkid

    C152 H

    Guess I didn't expect it getting past the rings so bad with only around 90 psi. Thinking I could see it happening in a diesel that has much more compression. Would be great to see info from your 10-20 manual. Sorry, not much help in upload issues. Please forgive me for asking questions on your post Superman. Found once I read distillate info, which is hard to find, I just invited myself. Take Care Tim
  15. oldfarmkid

    C152 H

    Very good, have never seen, smelled, used distillate fuel. Diesel slobber gives me the first description of what it was like. Do you know if it was designed practice to have it run past the piston rings into the crankcase, then drain fuel from crankcase at end of day? Good thing we're not airplane pilots, there would no longer be a place to sit. My above post changed crankcase drains to, pet ****. Guess these days the pilot sits and controls the plane from the ****pit. If we meet face to face do we need to talk the same way?
  16. oldfarmkid

    C152 H

    Have been told by a local friend they had a Farmall H distillate that was the same way. Oil level checked by opening bottom pet ****, at end of work day open top one to drain off distillate fuel. Seems like a lot of oil contamination to me. Have never seen anything in IH manuals about this being normal or draining fuel from oil at end of the day. My manuals just states, fill with oil till runs out of bottom pet **** if burning distillate. Fill oil to top pet **** if burning gas. Had thought draining distillate from oil must be a sign of worn rings. If I'm wrong, let me know. I have a 1940 distillate H. When I dropped the oil pan, way too much sludge buildup in engine to have been circulating any kerosene like fuel through it.
  17. If you have confidence in the new parts you installed, I'd say give it a try.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. What I read was not correct then. Thanks for the correction.
  22. Yep, great example. Tells me starter works, and engine turns over,plus good battery. After that ???
  23. 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.
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