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  1. Cub Cadet 105 - Starts, runs 2 minutes, stops

    FYI-Your IH Cub Cadet was built 1967 to 1969. (Tractor Data ) Voltage jumping-Are you get your readings from the gage on the tractor or a hand held device? The needle usually moves around on the old IH Cub Cadets like yours (Past experience). Unless I'm missing something your Cub Cadet doesn't have capacitors......maybe a voltage regulator????? Double check your grounds. Wire harness I look at has the voltage regulator, starter-generator, solenoid, points, condenser and negative terminal being part of the ground system. I've been using 87 octane e-10 gas that is less than 30 days old in all my Kohlers for the last 16 years with no fuel related problems.
  2. Older hybrid reliability?

    My Wife's Chevy HHR has 210000 miles on it and still gets 25-28 miles per gallon on gas. It uses-leaks a quart if oil every 3000 miles. My Daughter had the same engine in her Pontiac G6 with the same results.
  3. Grain bin collapse in Ohio

    Pictures from Ohio Ag Net: Pictures at the bottom of article.
  4. Ford Air Bag Recall

    Another interesting article on ford air bag recall:

    Been using one for 8 years. I do feel better in the morning when using my c-pap machine. I had the wind storm issues. This chin strap took care 99% of the problem.
  6. Pictures from National Auction

    Pedal tractors Friday night bidders
  7. Here are a few pictures from IH Collectors Auction hosted by Chapter 6.
  8. Ticked off a scammer!

    My parents used to have problems with scammers. I told them to tell the scammers this: My Son takes care of our money issues. You need to call him. The phone number they give is to the local sheriff office. Depending on what the scammer is selling I will lay the phone down or see how long I can keep them on the line. The longest call lasted 34 minutes. Young lady was selling windows.
  9. Retirement

    I retired June 1, 2017. Best thing I did. I spent 40 years as a machinist with the last 21 years doing prototype work. I worked the majority (95%) of the overtime that I was asked to work. The extra pay went to pay off a nice home and shop. I spend my retirement years tinkering with my toys and helping my Parents out. There is always something that needs done and since retirement I have the time to do it. I'm busier now that when I work. My Wife of 35 plus years says I'm easier to get alone with since I retired .
  10. plowing with the 666

    Does your 666 have a gas engine? We had an early IH 656 with a gas engine. 3-16s was all that tractor wanted to handle no matter what you did to the plow. I don't think there was too much difference in horse power.
  11. Chapter 6 State Show

    Todays picture has a little bit of a twist. I had to climb this hill to get today's pictures. I was told the height of the hill was 350 to 400 feet. Veiw from the top of the hill: Somewhere inside the race track is my camper This was the first year that Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club had their show at the fairgrounds. Needless to say it was a huge success. Big thanks goes out to the Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club for hosting Chapter 6's state show.