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DaveinSD

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    IH Tractors and Trucks, farming, music

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  1. I have several rebuildable 304’s out here in western so dak, come get one, rebuild it, put it in, and it will probably run for 40+ years.
  2. If it was a family tractor I’d keep it even if I only used it once a year. I’ve been working on an H that belonged to the gentleman that I bought my place from. We used to work together, not related, but he taught me how to irrigate and put up hay. So Gary was basically like an uncle, which is why I’m getting the old H running again, even though I don’t have a lot of work for it. I guess I’m trying to say that there are a lot of us who keep tractors we really don’t need because of a family or other personal attachment. Not to mention you have a really cool family tractor that most of us would love to have.
  3. DaveinSD

    R12

    Looks like it was converted to me, I have similar adapters on a couple of converted systems. I only have one R12 rig left, one I got from my dad that he never had a reason to convert. I did have to add a can this year, it works way better now. I think I’m down to only 1 or 2 cans of R 12 left in my stash. It used to be worth a fortune, but now not so much because everything has been converted.
  4. My dad was took part in that lease program from 72 until the end of the Scout. He said it was stupid not to, you got a new rig all the time and it was cheap. When the ended the lease program everyone that had a Scout had the opportunity to buy it cheap. Dad took that option, and that was the Scout that I grew up with.
  5. It’s a stuck needle and seat. You should have a Holley 2300, very easy carb to work on. The needle and seat screws out of the top of the fuel bowl without taking the bowl off. Count how many turns it takes the screw it all the way in before you pull it out, then unscrew it. Use carb cleaner to clean things up and make sure the needle is moving like it needs too. Then screw all the way in, and then back out the number of turns you counted to reset the float at the right level. Shouldn’t take more than 15 min or so to take care of.
  6. I’ve baled into October too, depends on the September weather how late you can cut, then the weather thereafter to get it dry.
  7. That’s a sharp looking Scout, and a new CVI design that I’ve never seen before. I had an opportunity to buy a Green Machine Special 20ish years ago. I ended up passing because it was too much of a project at the time. I got to see the surviving Hot Stuff truck at Nationals many years ago.
  8. I’ve never shut the pto off on mine to kick out a bale.
  9. Excellent, you will probably be hearing from me when my sentry decides to check out.
  10. The slight difference in deck height won’t keep a radiator hose from fitting.
  11. I have both c series and d series trucks, I prefer the styling and 60’s touches of the c series. However there are noticeable mechanical improvements on the d series, most of which can be used on the earlier rigs. On my future projects list is to take the disk brake axle set from a rust bucket 150 and put it under a 2wd 66 1100 that has an excellent body.
  12. I have a couple late 60s trucks that have factory power steering. On the 67 it’s more of a “helper” setup, and on the 68 it’s basically a d series setup a year early. I will try and take some pictures later and post them. I will also add that I have driven c series trucks for years and the manual steering is actually very good. Once you get used to it, and learn to adjust your driving style a bit I really don’t even notice the lack of power steering.
  13. I ordered one for my 68 a little over a year ago, they are available, but the part number doesn’t usually pop up on the computer search deals. I thing the number tag is still on mine, if not I have a vintage Napa book around somewhere that I can find a crossable number in.
  14. As for the comment about management at Navistar should have learned from the mistakes of the late 70’s and early 80’s, the big issue was that most of the Harvester guys were long gone by the time the current problems developed. My dad retired in 2010 and was one of the last Harvester holdovers still in management. And again telling, dad was passed over for one last promotion and the position was given to a young guy who had showed little in the way of competence. The given reasoning was that the kid had a college degree and dad did not, however dad had been with Harvester for 41 years and started when he was 18. Just an example of how things were being run and how post 2000 there was a concerted effort to get the old Harvester guys who had the experience and the knowledge of what went wrong to retire. There were lots of mistakes made, but Navistar was in a great position up through the mid to late 2000’s, and the engine fiasco was what ultimately broke them. Dad blames that one on the CEO, as he insisted on continuing on an incorrect path when all the engine guys were saying the opposite. I will also add that as much of the stock got bought up by industrial investors, they were more interested in making a quick buck than investing in making a profitable company for another 100 years.
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