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  1. That looks like quite a project. They sure look different once they are cleaned and a coat of paint on them. Who made those things? When I was a kid, the neighbor used to have some setting in his yard. Here in NW PA, the guys used to get them to use on the oil leases back in the woods. I don't recall any of them still around, maybe a track somewhere. Good luck.
  2. We had a nice big maple tree for those times. We had a local guy with a 69 Nova called Novocain, 427 , 4 speed. He lived in town and used to pull the motor from a tree along the curb. My brother had a 70 challenger 340. One slick fit in the trunk and I had to sit in the back seat with the other. No floor jack, had to use bumper jack to change slicks and uncap hearders at the track. Those things were downright hazardous. Remember the Die Hard commercial where the parents borrowed the kids car, I think it was maybe a 67 cuda fastback with the metal flake cobwebbed paint job, classi
  3. The wooden ones were mostly water sprinklers, to wash horse pooh off of the streets. Studebaker was one of the main builders for horse drawn water tanks and street sweepers. Some of the metal tanks were water tanks also. This is a water wagon with the sprinklers out the back. Not a real good one, but it was handy. This is a metal tank water wagon at a sale next week. Couldn't get it any bigger.
  4. My father had a 66 CAPRICE, 396, 4 speed, buckets, triple black, nice car. Traded it in 69, kid had 66 wrapped around a pole in a month. The 69 was a Caprice also, 427, 4 speed, buckets, triple black, black vinyl roof, hideaway headlights. That was a runner for a family car. Tried to find that thing for years, never did.
  5. GT&T, thank you for the reply. I don't know if you can answer this or not. On a regular carbureted automobile, they used to want 5-7 lbs. pressure, of course this is with having to bring fuel from the tank at the back of the car. On a tractor with an updraft carburetor, and the tank basically gravity feeding, is this still a requirement, or as long as it keeps the bowl full it's happy? Thank you for your help.
  6. That's pretty pricey for what they have setting there. At a big auction, they don't sell for much more restored. This is a nice one at the truck museum in back of the Auburn Cord Museum. Yes, this one would sell for more.
  7. What's the purpose of the "mole", just to keep a clear tunnel for draining?
  8. We had an A&P grocery store with a big parking lot and a Riverside grocery across the street. Saturday nights both would be full with muscle cars. Of course back then it was all brute horse power, no bottles and buttons and crap. We had a friend we helped get his 440 back in his 69 Charger. The thing would pull the wheels at the strip. We got the motor in and bolted on the hood. He says lets run into town just to break it in. His house was on the edge of town, so it was close. We loaded up, went past the A&P on the 4 lanes, looped and wound up racing some guy in 383 RR. Needless to say
  9. I remember as a kid, too young to drive, I tagged along with my brother when he went to a small local junk yard. I remember walking thru the old wood sided, wood floor shop, and there on engine stands in the main room was Hemi on one and a SOCH on the other. Not bad for a town of 10,000 population. We had lots of muscle cars for a small area. Probably the best was 427 Motion Vega. Even still had the door buzzer in it, but sweeeeet.
  10. Nope, good try, but no difference. I checked it on the bench to make sure it was working, and I can hear it clicking when I turn the key on, so I assume it 's working.
  11. May have something there. I checked the operation of the solenoid, but I just happen to remember that I used a fiber washer and not a copper one. I bet it is not getting enough ground to work. Thank you.
  12. I have a 574 c-200 gas. Last fall I replaced the water pump, and run into the same issue. I don't know if this is the same pump as your tractor, but it gives you a place to start. This seal is no longer available from IH, unless you find one in stock somewhere. I didn't record where I got mine, but I think it may have been local. Below is a copy of what I had posted in an earlier post here. Hope this helps. PN # 402928r1 is the correct number and is no longer available thru IH, other than finding one setting in stock somewhere. The bushing is not top hat shaped, it is tubular,
  13. That guy is obviously a big block fan. Here in NW PA, the majority of the muscle cars were all small blocks. They were hard to beat on the street. Not many strips close by. Interesting, the built 340's run like ****, and the only thing that could beat them, was when the guys from Ohio come over with their T Buckets. When I was living in CA, practically every mopar that you saw, had either a 440 or a hemi. I think I saw maybe 3 small blocks the whole time. Back here, just the opposite. How could you not remember a 289 or a 327 in any design. We used to run a 65 chevelle, hil
  14. I know most of you guys are diesel oriented, but I'm hoping there is a carb guy on here somewhere. Quick overview, bought tractor last summer, 1000 hr's, not run for a number of years. People I bought it from, new ignition stuff, gas coagulated. New pump, new line between tanks, new sediment bowl, had someone rebuild carb. Got it running. Got to me, wouldn't start, blew out lines etc. got it to run. When I first got the tractor, it was running quite rich. Tore carb apart and found main jet on end of solenoid was missing. Got a jet and was much better, was still running on the rich si
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