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  • Birthday 04/27/1949

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  1. My favorites from the for sale classifieds: …spaded blue healer. …4 X 4 with a wench.
  2. Check out bumpers at Burch Store. Looks liketheystill make them. https://burchstoretractors.com/collections/tractor-bumpers
  3. As long as you always put your back to the wind.
  4. John: I have a 1987 CaseIH 485. The diagrams that match my tractor are for the previous model, an IH 484. The confusion is no doubt due to the differences of IH and CaseIH factory record keeping and their integration. IIRC the 485 parts books are correct for my tractor, but the service manuals are not. Brian
  5. John: Here are pages from an 85 series service manual covering wiring diagrams for 85 Series XL Tractors, North America. European tractors have different wiring. Pages cover circuits for headlamps, taillamps, worklamps, turn signals , radio and dome lamp. Second through last picture are one foldout. Hope this will help. Item 7 in the last picture may be the relay you are looking for. Another relay in that area is Mechanical Front Drive Relay, shown on another foldout. I did not see a third relay. This page shows connections at the rear work light relay. Brian
  6. I retired from the same company that @Cattech works for, and remember hearing about a few years ago that the shuttle trucks ran a total of about 7000 miles per day. Yes, a very large expense that needs to be accounted for, and often absorbed as “customer service” within company departments. Brian
  7. Both utility and row crop tractors are like this.
  8. 404 through 686 tractors have a hydraulic compartment under the seat that contains the hitch controls. Your picture reminds me of this from the thread “544 Hitch wont go down” and this picture. Lots of rust. IH engineers seem to have designed a perfect water trap. There is a stand pipe in a front corner of this compartment that keeps it full of oil and helps collect moisture. Most tractors have a drain plug shown as item 26 on this 504 lube chart. And who would expect a drain plug that high on the tractor? This might be the source of the rust and gunk. Removing the top plate gives access. Brian
  9. Aaron: Hope your dad’s problems are minor and he can get back home soon. Couldn’t help noticing the barn in the background. It looks like the same style as the one on my home place, but in much better shape. Does it have laminated rafters and no interior posts in the mow?
  10. In the late 1970s I put a 3-53 Detroit into a ‘68 Ford F250. It was what is now called a bucket list project. The engine came out of a Chevy step van that had a 4 speed pickup type transmission with a “hogshead” type clutch housing rather than a round SAE housing.. This housing allowed the engine to move to the rear and very close to the firewall without firewall modification and really helped keep the engine as far back as possible to reduce weight on the front end. A major challenge was the heavy crossmember under the engine for the twin I beam suspension. The 3-53 is almost as tall as it is long, and I had to cut out and shallow up the oil pan to clear the crossmember, keep below the transmission tunnel, and not butcher the front of the cab. The fan was about 8” from the radiator so there was plenty of length for a 4-53. As far as weight, the 3-53 was about 400 lbs heavier than the 360 I removed. Definitely front end heavy but not enough to make the front end knock kneed. The rear end had 4:10 gears, and the engine was governed at 2400 rpm IRRC giving a top speed of less than 60 mph. Later changed the gears to 3:53 to get a top speed of 65 (down hill). At 90 horsepower it was no powerhouse. Mileage was about 20 mpg which was good then for a 3/4 ton pickup. It was fun to drive but definitely old school. Manual steering, manual brakes, and no A/C. Drove it for 7 or 8 years and my ears still ring. Brian
  11. Did the same thing on a 4070A cab lock ball joint with baling wire before zip ties were available..
  12. An old 1960 catalog gives these specs for the Char-Lynn pto pump: 1000 psi, and 12 gallons per minute. Operating speed: 250 to 700 rpm. 2 1/2 gallon capacity. Still probably not enough pressure. Brian
  13. I worked at a dealership in the 1970-1980 timeframe. We would sometimes get a carburetor in the shop that would seep gas at the gasket and just generally leak. If you put the dry bowl in a vise and put gas in it, you could see the gas “walk” right up the side of the bowl and our older mechanic called them “walking carburetors”. The only cure we knew was to put on a new bowl. I always wondered what caused this.. Is there a way to re pickle a carburetor?
  14. Here is a page from the C parts book showing what you need to get auxiliary hydraulics on a C. Your best source would be salvage yards, swap meets, etc. Before diving in to this, you might check the hydraulic requirements of your rake. The C hydraulics will have about 1500 psi max and only about 6 gallons per minute flow from a good pump. The reservoir capacity is only 2 gallons. Single acting cylinders could quickly run you out of oil. Brian
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