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  1. I meant the early versatile pull types were engine driven
  2. Our 88 model 8820 has that same setup. It came from Montana Originally .
  3. Dad was lucky to have been around some old crabby guys from the early days and he was good and of course we had to help him with all the projects so it rubbed off. We all think old guys are crazy and don’t keep up with the times but that is where we learned valve grinding ,head repair , electrical and all that jazz. Just doing it all the time. Dad would set points by sight, there is a fine line of .020 or so. Proper point gap is just when you can see through gap. Seen him do it a 1000 times.scratch the points with knife if they were good adjust them with his blue Vaco Duh4 revervable pocket screw driver. Adj them by sight then turn key on after motor turned a bit.he would flip points open a couple times to check the arc or spark as points broke operated by screwdriver. Put cap back on adj timing by ear and almost 99.9 he was dead on timing mark when you checked it with a light. Just doing stuff over and over you get good at it. We used to have points cabinet with over 400 sets of points in it.picked them up when he found really good deals. Plus like those tractors when your having trouble and paying the bills you look them over. One time a good buddy of dads told him you needed to use a 20 dollar bill to clean points.this was a old trick people used to do to clean oil or finger ,body oil from points. Dad told him why doesn’t your tractor start then? I was standing there with dad when he pulled cap and dust cover off the guys super M. Took his blue screwdriver flipped the points the adj them. Told the guy to start the tractor , super m fired right up Dad looked at guy didn’t need to tell him or say anything to him. He Just set the timing and walked away. They did have a cup of coffee after that.
  4. The 915 /815 cleaning fan was cantankerous but when you understood it. It worked. Every morning when greasing, inspecting combineif you grabbed cleaning fan on backside and it didn’t turn the cylinder you needed to adjust belts. Just the speed and way fan was the belts would slip more than the early and later fans.
  5. Don’t go grind every dowel off. Just a thing to check if you have troubles. Those 619 engines we were around everyday. Dad had 2 of them we farmed with . Since 1986 we did all the service work on them so I knew about almost every nut or bolt on them. Then neighbors would ask to keep theirs going and so on and so on. Some times my crazy ways of thinking make a little sense. Honestly dad noticed it on the first one we really looked at dowel pin had wear marks. Then it is just something we look at. The 30 series engines didn’t seem to bother but the later ones did.
  6. Yes any insecticide is a 1/4 mile from beehives. Have to respect bee operators they have rights also.
  7. Your 619 head I will tell probably would have worked the one that was minimum thickness. There is a spec for that and it is not good to go beneath it. If you looked at your head, especially if this was a 40 or 50 series replacement engine. Anyways more than likely the back dowel pin locating hole in head was not machined deep enough and back pain actually held head up, we ran across this every now and then the dowel hole in head would show wear marks and pin would be shiney. Fixed a few of those tractors over the years and not much I haven’t ran across. A original thickness head would have proper hole but you would be suprised how they varied in depth.
  8. Yes explain. I have found sometimes just those 619 heads by themselves are a disaster. The last few bigger John Deere 4850 heads I was just getting remanded from JD cost about 500 more but were available right away. We always had a couple very good places that would do them for years but they are gone now. On some of the 4010 ,4020 4430. If they were straight I would buy new valves and grind the seats myself. It usually got them into proper height range, but I always liked to have them surfaced if you could.
  9. If you leave diaphragm hooked up they cause all types of problems. The best thing is to snip the rod so it can’t govern but make sure it is a good diaphragm if you do it. Used to fix those carbs a lot years ago but forgot most of the tricks.The Chevy truck Holley 4 bbl were bad for wearing and letting the intake manifold vacuum overcome spring that held plates against governor actuator. You would be tootling along wide open and truck engine vacuum would pull blades back to idle with throttle wide open. If you let truck idle and shut off everything would work for a while. I used to have a different spring from a hardware set that was a bit stronger for those problems. But they all should have had major work done on throttle shaft and bushings. Back then the edelbrock 4 bbl was a good replacement but if you didn’t make the throttle rod the correct length you weren’t getting wide open. Dads 1600 loadstar were non governed from factory.
  10. If you look online. Hastings, Purolator and Baldwin are all owned by Parker Hannifin maker of high quality hydraulic parts. Wix is a good filter also.
  11. When you double flare read the instructions. The mandrel upside down is usually the height gauge for the amount of pipe you need. I guess I never really minded working with brake line. That was another thing we did a lot of. I used to pull all the wheel cylinders off tandem trucks. I would then remount them after new kits. And on a few trucks start on front with new lines and hoses then work to the back. Replacing every line on truck. Used to be able to do it all pretty cheaply also a couple hundred dollars for 25 feet of frame and 6 axles.
  12. Yes July and August are our hot less humid months. Oats, Barley,Rye Flax and other small grains were swathed. If you could get crop down and 3 days later with no rain quality was very good.
  13. Interesting test on the fuel treatments. Another thing you learn with fuel up here is to have a couple fuel jugs full sitting in a heated shop. If it is 20 or 30 below at night fuel is not going to pump out of a bulk tank. You always fill tractors on warmer days. The 2 buckets are your backup fuel so you can get tractor back home or get to town get some warm fuel from underground tanks.
  14. Anybody who ran combines picking up oats swaths or rye will tell you they are tough crop to combine. No other crop will get the sheet metal on top a Axial Flow combine hot enough to smell or start dust smoldering. Green oats straw is tough. Dad actually pulled the right side concave hangers down on a wad of tough oats.
  15. I think the 2 speed rears we had were 6.50 and 8.30 ratio. They still needed more power. 345 2 bbl, 4speed and 2 speed rear. The neighbors c65 Chevy had a 366 4 bbl, 5 speed and 2 speed rear. It was a heavier truck and had a bit more power.
  16. Oh no not Baldwin filter debate. I personally think Baldwin are good filters but you will find out what everybody else thinks.
  17. Best of luck on your recovery. Just got back from ER. feel l8ke we hit the jackpot not covid but influenza A.
  18. You can snip of governor rod on other side of carb and make sure spring is tight enough to pull against throttle shaft. Problem is those carbs wear on bushings and everything gets loose. A rebuilt non gov carb probably is best bet. We used to do the elimination almost once a week but have forgotten more than I knew about them. You have to make sure diaphragm is good on governed pr they leak vacuum. Chevy 4 bbl were bad for being worn out
  19. Hope you get to feeling better. Sitting in ER with son right now. His temp was around 104 and he gets sepsis really quick. So they are checking him right now.
  20. You actually have reciprocity in North and South Dakota. I know we can go into Mn also. That 150 mile mark is the big thing. But if they put you out of service it is a big deal. And I suppose you should have the pickup registered with farm plates not regular.
  21. Only 150 miles from your farm. That is why I am getting all my endorsements while I can. Just in case you ever need to go anyplace should be good.
  22. Roundup and better weed control in season has lead to more straight combining of wheat. Variety are better also as they ripen more uniformly and are less prone to shatter . Years ago you could pickup a 21 ft dry swath faster than the old 20ft straight headers could feed. With swathing though if you got into rainy weather your crop could be severely damaged but when standing it can take more rain. We used to swath a lot of small grains. Oats needed to be cut green and let lay. Also years ago barley was swathed green and let ripen for three days and then combined. Wheat could be 18 to 20 percent moisture and if you swathed it down to 14 or 15 a day later so it would speed up harvest if you had good weather. Now with roundup and big Draper headers everything is much easier.
  23. They used to run Perkins in the dodge trucks so they should have been good.. saw a Chevy pickup with one once.
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