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  1. Wow that looks amazing! I especially like the idea of restoring and reinstalling the loader
  2. That 186 is looking really good Can’t wait to see the finished product
  3. Got quite a bit done today. Got the radiator back on and got the steering shaft and steering wheel back on. The four bolts in the corners are so the gasket would stay in place when putting silicone on the gasket. The 18 bolts are new that I got from Steiner. I was a little nervous about getting everything lined up and getting enough silicone on but I think I got everything pretty good. To get the flange with the seal & gasket for the steering shaft back on I used a piece of paper to take it down the shaft that worked well I also put grease on inside the seal and on the outside of the shaft down by the worm gear. I do have a few questions: this tube for the radiator has been brazed at one point I want to see if I can get this tube to hide between the fan and radiator. It sits on the outside of the fan shroud now there are two notches where the original brass tube was. (The tube fed Between the shroud and radiator) What I want to know is if it’s worth it to cut the brass part (top circle) and feed the tube down to the bottom of the casting? If so should I install a brass tube extension instead of plastic? Also what is the bracket for? (Bottom circle)
  4. I haven’t gotten a lot done the past week as it has been cold most of the time and being busy with other things but I have gotten a couple small things done. Tomorrow is supposed to be warm so hopefully I’ll have time to get the radiator back on and also get the steering shaft on in the next day or two. I ended up using a puller to get the steering wheel off and it worked good. Then cleaned the flange piece for the steering so I could get the new seal on. There was quite a bit of grease on the flange piece and it’s heavy oil that is used on that steering housing as well....80-90. And I don’t know when the last time that oil was changed or if ever. Now the new seal is in place and the whole cast piece is cleaned And this is a pic after the outside of the steering housing was cleaned.
  5. From 1956 a Goodyear tires ad with a Farmall in this ad. Looks like this Farmall M is earning its keep
  6. Those Australian combine ads are sure interesting. I like the looks of them as well. This 1952 ad is one of my favorites of the five star service offered by IH. I think it would be cool to have a restored super C with the cultivators and IH pickup just like what is pictured.
  7. Thanks for the nice comments guys. I really appreciate the replies. So a small update from today. I cleaned around the steering shaft housing and I’ll post that when I get the rest of the steering back together. Last night I said to dad “do you think that those 4 nuts for the manifold will come loose” I was just curious to see if they would even come loose. Well they loosened easily then I remembered that those two gaskets came with my last set of parts that I ordered so that is done now. I had a mechanic from case IH dealer clean and put new parts on the carburetor. He is very good with that stuff. He did the needle and seat, float lever pin, and the main gasket. Most of the bushings were still tight. So now the carb is good as new. I also use a wire brush to clean a couple of the cast parts that are water pipes for the radiator. I did the best I could with what I had and I got the lower pipe Back on
  8. Now that I have had some more time to work on the cub I got quite a bit done today. Last week I got some flush cleaner for the bottom of the radiator casting and RTV silicone for the gaskets. What I did with the radiator cast to clean the inside was put some flush in with water and let it set. Then drained it and put water in and let that drain out and that is really what helped. The carb is done I’ll post a pic of that tomorrow. I needed to get the bottom of the radiator core cleaned up so I used only a wire brush and it cleaned up really well. Dad was out there too so he got the flange piece of the housing. I’ll clean the steering parts up tomorrow possibly This is what the cub looks like at this point.
  9. Wes, the spreader is a McCormick #10 they had the wooden sides where as the 100 has the metal sides. They were made for the cub and cub lo-boy. I got the spreader last fall from a neighbor. I wanted to borrow it for a day to spread a couple loads of manure so when I went up to get it he said “ I don’t use this spreader so if you want it you can take it”. So the only money I have put into it was a $5 operators manual that I got off of eBay. Works great it’s a lot better than using a manure fork. Lol. I don’t know when I’ll restore it I’m not quite sure what the paint scheme of it is. (Like what parts should be white or red) but I sure like having it to go with the cub.
  10. Here is a 1952 ad of the Super A and Super C and this is a 1956 ad of the IH TD-6 and TD-9 tractractors
  11. So I’m adding onto this as I started my next few steps with the cub. Started in last week taking the headlights apart. What I’m doing this time around is rebuilding the carburetor, all new wiring harness, new radiator gasket, new steering shaft gasket and seal. Now that I’m on Christmas break I have more time to work on this.(this is again my FFA project) Ordered all the parts from Steiner on Dec.17 and they came Dec. 21. I was shocked. They had said parts would be here between 10-14 business days and they came in 4 days! But no complaints Steiner is great to work with! After getting the hood off I noticed the radiator gasket was leaking so I ordered that gasket and started to get the radiator core bolts loose got that off tonight. I decided to start with the radiator and then work on the electrical wiring. Now I need to clean the inside of the radiator. Neither dad or me have done this before I looked up how to clean the sludge out and there is a flush kit but looks like you need to have the radiator on to do that.What is the most effective way to clean out the sludge when the radiator core is off? I’ve read use tap water and radiator cleaning chemicals from the flush kit but I also wanted your guys thoughts. Thanks in advance!
  12. Here is another Ford ad from 1956
  13. Those are some neat old cars thanks for posting!
  14. Makes sense to me iowaboy. I have no doubt that going fast is not unusual but just something I thought about. Here is a cartoon ad about the farmer retiring his team of horses for the new tractors of the Farmall letter series this one is from 1941. Notice on the top it states “Farmall Farming Marches On” that same line is used in the promo film that U-C posted earlier and that film is from 1939. Interesting that the B was not included in that film since it was introduced in 1939.
  15. Interesting about Studebaker thanks for the info Howard. I’ve got that same film on one of my Farmingtonimplement DVD’s. Starting at 9:15 on the video the guy cultivating must be trying to get the field done before lunch lol he’s going pretty fast I’ve always thought.
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