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int 504

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  1. Mid 70's GMC with a 427 5 & 2 with 7 yd body would go uphill or down.
  2. It's right twice a day.
  3. That looks like a set up for a yarder. The one on the D4 was similar and sized to fit a D4 so much smaller than that one. I've seen videos of a D6 flying on a logging hi line on the West coast . I think US but could have been in Canada.
  4. The saying around here is could f-ck up a whore's picnic.
  5. Piece of 1" or so steel with four hardened pins pressed or welded in to fit the four holes in the nut and a big nut welded in the center of it. Center pivot bearing nuts on loaders were torqued to 1 or 2000 depending on size of loader. 1" drive with long pipe and two of us on it in the field. Geared torque multiplier in the shop with torque wrench driving.
  6. I've done it. I wouldn't do it again. They will season afterwards.
  7. Ran RD 501 in two mixer trucks R 210 I think. Also 531 or 541 White flat head six in an Autocar. Friend ran road tractor with IH 549 V8 would pass most everything. Also 534 Ford V8 in single axle dump had sufficient power for hills. The oil embargo in 73 killed them off in a few years.
  8. That engine was in the M26 dragon wagon tank retriever from WW 2. Also used in West Coast log trucks / road tractors in the 50's at 300 hp. The successor Mack used the 844 V8 LeRoi. A friend and I almost bought an FWD 4x4 with snow blower. Big 6 cyl gas Waukesha up front and a V8 LeRoi for the blower. had 2 saddle tanks for the truck and a 275 gal for the blower. The airport manager wouldn't answer how many hrs it would run on the tanks so we didn't bid.
  9. The military did but who is measuring?
  10. that's a good pan vt. In an attempt to avoid confusion I'll mention that the cast in numbers don't correspond with the later measurements on the bottom of the pan. At least not directly. A number 12 will be much larger than one marked 12" on the bottom. As a fellow pan collector happy hunting to all. The older ones are much better than the new remelted mystery metal ones made today.
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    I dug out an industrial supply catalog from 1946 that has Columbian leg vises in it. There were 4 then #24, 25,26 and 28. The second number was the jaw width. The 28 with the 8 inch wide jaws weighed 150 lb. This was a reduction from maybe 20 years earlier when the 8" one weighed over 200 lbs. These had the u shaped spring and a u bolt that anchored the plate to the vise. The plate had a vertical side with two holes in it for the u bolt. Forged in closed dies, hardened and heat treated jaws. The last version I think. Not sure when these changes were first implemented. The same catalog has an 8" Athol swivel base machinist bench vise at a slim and trim 300 lbs.
  12. Pulled mine out of mud/snow with D4. The sulky makes a great tow truck.
  13. No pay here unless hired by road commissioner. All hires must show proof of liability and workmens comp insurance. I used to have arrangement with local contractor where I would open up whole road and he would wing back later but he was a friend and I used to work for him plowing and sanding. Would not be possible now.
  14. The striking hammer looks like a stone hammer but should work for metal. I have or maybe had some of those long chisels which were marked some rail road or other and were for cutting off rails as far as I know. They did some work back then. My dad used to tell me I'd be using one of those hammers in the state pen if I didn't smarten up. Was effective when I was 8 or so years old.
  15. I think it is based on your state also. My online purchases are all taxed at Maine rate regardless of where they originate.
  16. Didn't we lighten the skies by removing the air pollution, particulates, smoke etc.?? I read somewhere this is causing the ocean temps to rise?? Unintended consequences??
  17. We grow peaches in Maine.
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    I've had a few with the number 55, 75 etc. that is always close to the weight. I've never seen one with a date. I have a Colombian that needed some restoration and a new lower leg with a C on the bench plate and a 20 on the vise that corresponds to the 200 lbs. it weighs.
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    I'm trying Fluid Film for the first time this winter. Waxoyl is similar and I think is the one sold/used by Land Rover. Both are available in parts stores around here. The Land Rover stuff is available from Rovers North in VT also.
  20. Weren't those winches also used for yarders? I couldn't close the deal on a D4 cat with a 3 drum winch that had formerly been owned by Great Northern paper here in Maine quite a few years ago. I didn't know anything like that had been used here.
  21. My experience with an average rear blade is not enough weight to deal with compacted roads. Mine angles, tilts and extends all manually which is handy. Ok for spring cleanup as long as the road doesn't get too compacted. Also grades gravel some but no down pressure on 504 3 pt limits its usefulness. Needs chains to pull a blade full of wet material uphill even with loaded tires.
  22. And take PTO out of gear before hauling dump trailer under railroad bridge.
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