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  1. Ohio was the only chapter that was putting a bid in to host the round up for 2022. The show will be held at the Clark county Fairgrounds near Springfield, Ohio. The fairgrounds is off interstate 70. Not 100% sure of the date(s)-I think the dates are June 23-24-25.
  2. Check the tire date code to see when they were made. Replace tires if they are over 5 years old. Good time to repack wheel bearings and adjust brakes. I always run tires to max air tire pressure. Check for leaks around air conditioner-on some campers you can remove filter and see if it is leaking. Does the camper have a rubber roof? Look where roof goes over edge to see if there is any loose areas. Another area to look on roof is where the different vents are screwed to roof. The sealer could develop cracks in the sealer depending how long it sat in the sun. I use a cleaner/conditioner on my room every year. Make sure you get a good equalizer-anti sway hitch. My first camper was an 9 foot slide in camper that was purchase in 1979. Move up to a travel trailer in 1982. I move up to a 5th wheel camper in 2014.
  3. The 2013 show was voted on in 2010 at La Porte, Indiana. Ohio and Iowa put a bid in host a Round Up for 2013. You must be a member and attend National Meeting to vote on where a Red Power Round Up is held. The winning chapter has 3 years to plan a Red Power Round Up.
  4. Happy Birthday Dennis!!!!
  5. Try this: https://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ARIPartFinderView?storeId=10051&catalogId=14101&langId=-1# Under Find Parts By Model Click on select-Another page will pop up Click on Garden Tractor folder Click on select-Another page will pop up Click on 70 & 100 100 70 (towards bottom) Click on select-Another page will pop up Select an item you want to look at
  6. I'm a retired machinist and would like to find some part time work on a farm this year. I talked to a few farmers and hope to have something lined up. I grew up on a farm and miss that type of work. Last year I worked at a local golf course keeping their equipment running.
  7. You IH Cub Cadet 70 came with a K161 (7 horse power) from the factory. Someone installed the K181 (8 horse power). Kohler does not make a replacement engine for your 70. Your only choices are to find a K181 or K161 that runs or needs rebuilt. Cost for a replacement engine varies depending the shape is in. There are vendors that sell rebuilt engines or rebuilt kits. .
  8. I have a extra rear end for a IH Cub Cadet 108. I sent you a PM.
  9. My Wife likes your Wife's quilt house. She is hinting that I need to build a new shop. Been getting prices on a new shop or an addition on my current shop.
  10. I like to shim my front wheels-bearings. My local Ace hardware has a good selection of shims. I usually use .030 and .060 thick shims. Another place to purchase is McMaster-Carr. I nave had some bearing-rim issues that lead to a destroyed rim. Link to .062 thick shim on McMaster-Carr: https://www.mcmaster.com/3088a469 Link to .031 thick shim on McMaster-Carr: https://www.mcmaster.com/3088a434
  11. IH Cub Cadets Were made in Louisville, Kentucky.
  12. Thanks. Owner found his manual. My Brother dropped the oil pan and check front main and rod bearing. Main bearing had .004 to .005 clearance. Rod bearing had .005 to .006 clearance. Brother talked to a local gent that does work on old tractors. He suggested to do one of 2 things... 1.Rebuild the engine. 2. Check oil pump and shim the spring in the pump. Double check the pump gasket to make sure it is ok. According to the previous owner the oil pump was replaced 3-4 years ago. Local gent suggested using 40 weight oil in engine. Not sure what weight oil is in the tractor. The tractor has fairly decent oil pressure just driving around. Been using BN on a 1 bottom plow. Oil pressure drops after plowing 20 to 30 minutes.
  13. I have a Farmall BN that with low oil pressure issues once it gets warm. I'm planning to drop oil pan and check main and rod bearing clearance using plastigage this weekend. Anyone know know what the spec(s) is on the bearing clearance? Planning to check the spring in oil pump to make sure it is ok. I have a new oil pressure gage that will be installed before the pan is dropped. Thanks for any help
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