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  1. It sounds like old tanked got turned down for the highschool band, so now he HATES musicians and seeks them out just so he can give them the middle finger and tell them what pieces of crap he really thinks they are. The 3 remaining members of Led Zeppelin each have more class and talent in a lock of their hair than in the negativity I have read in this short thread. by the way... I play guitar, banjo, drums, and trumpet and wish I was half as good as those guys.
  2. The good Kleen-Flo carburetor cleaner is still available in gallon cans here in Ontario. Buy 3 and put it in a plastic engine oil pail and put the lid back on.
  3. Go back and look at Randy Sohn's replies in this thread. There have been numerous threads on the IH side too. The last one that ticked me off was when someone was arguing with me and said that they just wish there was a professional that would chime in. There has been plenty of malice.
  4. Even still, shouldn't sharing our findings in the shop mean at least something besides being scoffed and laughed at every time? I do this all day, every day, and with my own machines on the weekend. I don't come here and try and be helpful for the good of my health! I have been doing it for the betterment and preservation of the machines themselves.
  5. The red seal means that if you do well enough on the Certificate of qualification exam, the licence is good country wide, and not just Ontario.
  6. Yep, we go through years of training, have to pass government examination, then get a card and a diploma. Shouldn't that mean at least a little more than what the barber's uncle's brother says at the coffee shop? At least we put an effort towards having a career. Maybe that's stupid and should have stuck to shovelling crap.
  7. Don't worry about using literature from deere... remember, on the Red Power Forum you can get away with bashing anything but deere! Fanshawe College was and is a top-notch program! You had to bust your butt to get through it all, and one ounce of slacking was not acceptable! But then again, I've been told here that a guy with a chain fall on a tree branch had better skills than a fully trained career ag mechanic. Cheers!
  8. Why do my experiences in my career as a full time mechanic seem so hard to believe on this forum? Besides, I'm not the only one here that said it!
  9. "If you wanted to permanently run on avgas you certainly could adjust a magneto for more advance although I don't see the point of running a tractor on avgas" .....not if the only means of starting it is a hand crank! haha! Ouch! "I have no idea why your old machine didn't like it. Too rich for its blood?😁 " .... It was an old customer's Farmall A. No provisions for a starter motor. I don't know the complete history of the engine internals, and I didn't do any kind of compression test, but it felt good on the crank. If I remember correctly he had gone through the engine 20 years ago because I went out to set the timing for him. I rebuilt the mag, carb, set the valves, torqued the manifold, and rebuilt the governor. Overall, it is a well cared for unit.
  10. Again, as I stated before, " I had an old low compression Farmall A in the shop with fresh high octane leaded Aviation fuel. It was fresh, and taken from the same tank as he uses to fill his Harvard. Even after a proper complete tuneup, it was a dog. I drained that fuel and put in some mid grade and it was like a little hot rod." It may not be as noticeable with a good battery ignition unit and electric starting where you can adjust the spark advance, but with a magneto you only have one choice for spark advance!
  11. Maybe they will make the same power, but driveability and overall performance is affected.
  12. Sorry, Hillman. I guess we don't know $hit.
  13. Good grief yourself, Randy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you want to make a bet on that? I had an old low compression Farmall A in the shop with fresh high octane leaded Aviation fuel. It was fresh, and taken from the same tank as he uses to fill his Harvard. Even after a proper complete tuneup, it was a dog. I drained that fuel and put in some mid grade and it was like a little hot rod. Do I need to explain it further talking about octane, rate of burn, and the relation to that concerning compression pressures, ratios, etc?
  14. Dang! That's a lot of long hours on the road! At least the scenery is nice!
  15. If I may ask a dumb question.... I always hear stories about Bull Haulers being the fastest thing on the highway, but nobody has said why. Because you can? Have to for the better health of the livestock? Don't get me wrong, there's fewer things cooler than a rig that can run speeds like that! I would feel like Cletus Snow in a Classic KW! You guys would HATE driving in Ontario, Canada... mandatory speed limiters set at 60mph. ugh. Plus there is a big push for electronic log books, and anybody with a badge on their chest in the province can pull you and check you and your rig! Keep the pics and stories coming!
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