Doc Egor

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  1. I might need a new battery

    Not a fan of the battery carriers that lift by the battery's posts like the one in the picture. They apply stress to the terminals and connections inside the battery which were never meant to be exposed to such forces. The explosion occurred inside the battery and the only way that happens is with a source of ignition - so that means a connection inside the battery either failed or shorted out most likely under load. Not saying it is the case in this instance, but handling a battery with a terminal strap carrier certainly doesn't do them any good.
  2. Source for small diameter exhaust tubing?

    Looks like Walker Exhaust still makes flex pipe down to 1" diameter and regular straight pipe and pre-bent 90s down to 1 1/2"....guessing that is probably still too big for what you need though.
  3. Aluminum house/house trailer wiring

    And it's back again now - got a commercial building with aluminum wiring except for the emergency power wiring is copper I argued against it, but the powers that be were more concerned about the cost savings. Engineers keep assuring me that the square shaped strands fit together tighter and won't compress over time and cause connection issues like the old stuff did....I call BS. Time will tell.
  4. 86 series Hydraulic TA problems

    The mechanical linkage for the T/A is troublesome to start with and if the tractor sits a lot is even more of a problem. Its likely the T/A is bad, but start with making sure the linkage does all work and is adjusted properly by the book. I've put on a couple electric T/A kits on tractors I own myself the last couple years and so far have been happy with them as they have eliminated the frequent linkage hassles. We will see how they do long term after they get some age on them.
  5. Happy or sad state of affairs

    Propane gas and extreme cold weather is always interesting. #1. The fuel/air mix fires harder and requires a hotter spark then gasoline. #2. Liquid propane needs to vaporize in order to go through a carburetor and burn in an engine. At low temps the liquid propane evaporates into a vapor very slowly, so if you have a vapor withdrawl from the tank - the tank has to be sizeable to have enough volume that the fuel will vaporize fast enough to get enough fuel to run. If you have a liquid withdrawl - there has to be hot coolant circulating through the regulator in order for it to vaporize fast enough to get enough fuel to run. I'm not encouraging the procedure as there is a certain degree of risk to it and it has to be done with common sense obviously as you are working to warm the tank slightly and not heat it cherry red, but a weed burner applied to the side of a large propane tank carefully has saved the day many times in extremely cold weather with grain dryers and other high demand applications when the temp has dropped low enough that the fuel won't vaporize fast enough.
  6. 1066 question ?

    Sounds like the TA needs to be rebuilt or replaced - that bang is the sprag elements snapping over center.
  7. SHopping for electric Razor

    I've had a few Norelco rotaries - they seemed to plug relatively fast and didn't stand up very long or cut very close. Had a few Remingtons too - they cut closer, but the foils wore out real fast. Last 2 have been Panasonic - they both cut extremely close, the first one lasted 6 years before the battery gave up. The last one I've got 2 years on with no issues. The cutters and foil sets last me about 18 to 24 months and they are fairly easy for a clumsy old guy to clean manually....don't know how those self cleaning holders work, they looked like more hassle then they were worth to me.
  8. Ice Cream Box Cab Heater

    Looking for pictures and measurements if possible of the cab heater in an ice cream box cab on a 1256 (or any other 56 series). Thanks! Doc
  9. Spark plug Question

    I'm curious how long you have had the electronic ignition on that tractor? We tried the Pertronix "Ignitor" kits a couple times, but they just couldn't handle the heavier current load from the coil due to the narrow gap plugs and would burn out in just an hour or two. They worked fine on the gasoline engine tractors.
  10. Spark plug Question

    I'm curious about that too...seems high. I've had a 806 LP since 1974 and it depends on what you are doing with the tractor, but for field use we always set our tractor up with AC C83 plugs gapped at .015. Just tuned up that tractor yesterday with Autolite 373 plugs gapped at .015 and it runs like a top. Got to be careful with LP, it runs hotter then gasoline and requires a colder plug in normal to heavy service. For parade queens or light use you can get away with a warmer plug. Never forget the narrow gap either or you'll be scratching your head with starting issues and misfires....lol Neighbor had a JD 2 cylinder on propane and called me one day mad as a hornet that after he tuned it up it wouldn't fire a shot. Turns out he gapped the plugs at .030. Narrowed them up and it started right up.
  11. mixer grinder windows

    The glass is not that expensive and it is not really cost effective to try substitute a piece of plastic for the glass in my experience - just buy the new rubber and glass window if you need to be able to see through the window. The feed circulating in the tank is abrasive and will make pretty much any low cost plastic you can buy opaque in a relatively short period of time if you use the mill much.
  12. 4366 trans lube

    The fuller speed transmission oiling system is separate from the main hydraulic system that feeds the rest of the tractor. That is why you have to be so careful with leaks on those tractors, you can run the main transmission dry quite quickly. If memory serves its mainly there to cool the transmission....I'll have to dig out my service manual, it's been a while since I was into one of the smaller tractors. The larger tractors used a Spicer 10 speed that was lubed by hytran - it just had a metered dump on the splitter housing that constantly added oil to the transmission and on the side of it IH had modified a steel plate with what amounted to overflow pipe that maintained the oil level at the proper level....anything over that level ran into the pipe and drained down into the main housing again. if you can get your hands on an IH chassis service manual, that has a large section of it devoted to explaining the lubrication and hydraulic systems in detail and would be a great help to understand things better.
  13. Need trained ear for noise

    Sounds like a miss to me....but with the muffler on you can't really tell. Pull the muffler and roll it over with the fuel shut off to listen to the exhaust for valve leakage. Shooting the exhaust ports with an IR thermometer would probably be helpful as well.
  14. IH 856 rear end fluid change

    Axle housings are separated originally, some people knock out the core plugs or drill cross holes into the main housing when they are apart for repairs...not a fan of that myself personally. Don't be surprised to find metal "shavings", that is normal to certain extent, metal chunks are another story.
  15. Wiring Diagram for 9400

    I'm looking for a wiring diagram for a 1996 9400 semi tractor with a 3406 engine. The local International truck dealership claims they don't have access to anything which I find hard to believe.... No luck on the Internet as of yet either. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks! Doc