TP from Central PA

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  1. TP from Central PA

    2)3488's

    So you didn't sell the one with the long axles? Is the hydro good?
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    gas engine in pickup

    I personally think the 6.0 is a turd.................Had one, hated it, acouple farm trucks years back had them, hated those too. No power and fuel mileage stunk, I don't care about the fuel mileage if the power is there, but that engine had neither. I wish you could still buy a 8.1.
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    M&W P-2000 dyno’s

    Should have atleast one! Me and my brother live 1/4 mile apart and we each have one.................He actually had 2 for awhile but got rid of the one. Although we are rivals, I have a AW and he has M&W..............for repair work I like the AW alot better, the ability to load the engine by just dragging a hose/small thumb screw valve around is sure alot nicer for me than being behind the dyno at the helm of the ship with the handwheel on the M&W's............Only issue I have is the one I have rated at 200 hp isn't big enough these days, but it sure better than nothing.
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    1460 questions

    For what you can find newer machines for out west I would not get hung up on the 1400's.........
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    1466 Updated Park Lock

    First off you can't park a tractor sideways on a steep narrow barn bank...........second, when you or family are hooking equipment and tractor on said barn bank and it decides to take off with people between the two yet you will probably change your tune. I could care less what you do, but for the point of other people who might be researching this topic, it is a very, very wise thing to update.
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    M&W P-2000 dyno’s

    You forgot the buyers premium.............I was interested in stuff there, found out that huligan was having it and charging that monster premium..........Forget it.
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    Another good oldie came on today

    Store here had a bin that nobody wanted for $1 each.....they few I got came from there, and those were mostly recordings from the 70's, which is why they didn't sell.
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    Another good oldie came on today

    That is what I thought.....the few of those I did break down and buy back then sure as heck weren't on a cd! That was back in the days you had to go to a real store to buy that stuff too! I did look in the mirror tonight, pretty grey looking.......but as my nephew told me, your not an old fart yet, we loaded the spreader 3 times after lunch today from the one pen with pitchforks.
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    Naive customers

    Interesting you guys are using cheetahs on tire machines........not many times have I had issues, and when I did I wished I had the old rubber donuts for these new big size rims rather than the cheetah, but it was nothing a ratchet strap couldn't help out with. The new tire machines with the big reservoirs and the air passages on the clamp fingers sure work tons better than the ones from the past. Honestly we got a cheetah here and I hardly ever use it........with bigger tires it's never enough if you need to use it, so you usually revert back to the ether trick anyhow.
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    Another bale mover

    Yup, with a good silage baler the stupid things won't let go of the spears. I got a customer who gets so annoyed with spears he runs his grabber year around.
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    Another good oldie came on today

    I thought I was a young buck and I remember when that was on the top of the chart?
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    Eaton 6 speed synchro vs Spicer 7 Speed Synchro

    The 6AT I put in my one old Chevy is comparable to the 4BT power wise.......for what you want to do you will need the 7 spd and a gear vendors OD behind that because it will take you a half a day to get 26k rolling.
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    1466 Updated Park Lock

    Agree with Maynard......the stock setup is only for flat landers
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    Naive customers

    What tire machine are you using? I have no issues with my ranger as along as you use good tire soap.......I prefer Malco's.
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    Head scratcher........801 Ford with 172 gasser won't run

    My brother has a few of the vertical 2 cylinders......or elf models as I call them.......I have heard them called a lot of things, but torquey was never one of them.
  16. Over the weekend a neighbor who does auto restorations and does some old tractors for his customers every now and then drug a 801 Ford over to me. Him, his engine builder, and two other older guys well versed in the world of engines were stumped. The story I got was the guy was using it and it quit, he put new points, condenser, coil, rotor, cap,coil, plugs and wires in it..............It would crank and backfire. By this time my neighbor got involved, tore off the distributor, cleaned out the mechanical advance, static timed it, same thing. I am not sure if he did it, or the owner did it, but they ran the valves, tore the front cover off to check cam timing, and put a kit in the carb. Same thing. Tore off the exhaust system looking for obstructions(Why I don't know, your hand should tell you all you need to know there cranking it), found nothing. By this time, my neighbor realizes he can't fix it, his engine builder was disgusted, so they drug it over to me. So I tried it and yup, they were right. So here is what I did Checked everything was correct in the carb Ran the valves again, found some were off. No lobes appear flat. Ran compression test, 150(plus or minus 5) in all 4 cylinders, great vacuum as well Removed distributor, checked mechanical advance, reset points, static timed it at book spec(believe it was 4 degrees BTDC but don't have the book here at the house and I can't remember). Checked new cap for cracks, seen none, plug wiresthat are new and look good in right firing order (1,2,4,3) Someone put the wrong plugs in it, got some new 437 Autolites put in. have a real hot spark. Drained fuel while carb was off, dumped in fresh, and checked flow........all great So now, it will start and not backfire like mad, but will not run well and acts like its loaded up on fuel. I suspect a timing issue because I had to play with the distributor to get it to do this, and I think my next step will be to tear the front cover off and check the cam to crank. I thought about a burnt valve, but it would still run better than it does now with that issue. I have a feeling its something stupid but can't wrap my head around it, anyone have any ideas? I have had a few of these little 4 cylinders apart and can't think of anything that might be the issue, and they normally run without any trouble, even when things are not 100%.
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    Head scratcher........801 Ford with 172 gasser won't run

    These latter "red tiger" engines had tons more go than the flat heads.....those stunk. Thorsen stub 1/2-9/16.....LOL. I think that wrench built more farms and trucking company's than anything else ever. Small Fleet I worked at awhile owner started the place with rolling junk and a Thorsen. While I was there they had the wrench plated and put it in a oak box with glass top. That wrench and hard work definitely built that place. I don't use mine much, but has gotten me out of some pickles!
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    Head scratcher........801 Ford with 172 gasser won't run

    The only time I fiddle with points is when people request that I keep them...................I personally prefer to swap in EI. I think the quality of the ignition parts has degraded to the point its not worth even thinking about running them. I am going to find out where these ignition parts they used came from, they just put them on it before it ended up with me. I ran it around this morning after we finally got the disconnect engaged................I was supprised, the SOS worked well. First time I ever ran one, all these tractors were gear drive in this area.
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    Head scratcher........801 Ford with 172 gasser won't run

    I didn't recall the 8N engine being this way? Maybe it was.....haven't had one apart forever.....not sure on the points issue, I had a hot spark, everything was right setting wise with them. Only thing I could see was the wear on the distributor threw everything off on a revolution as the cam rotated? Maybe the condenser was bad, but you think that would have showed up in acouple rev's testing spark?
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    Head scratcher........801 Ford with 172 gasser won't run

    Well, pulled the front cover off, found a crack in the cam gear so it had to come off anyhow. Pulled it and the one on the crank, both the keys were fine. Put on the new set. I did find it odd that when the timing marks were lined up, along with the flywheel mark for TDC, number one was at the top of the exhaust stroke? Tdc for ignition on the compression stroke was when the flywheel mark was on but the cam gear was 180 degrees off or instead of the marks on both gears lining up, the crank mark was pointed to the cam mark still but on the far side if that makes any sense. Put it back together with the distributor in the right location, and after screwing with it, I found the sweet spot and it fired right up........ran almost perfect but the oil hole in the distributor was in the way of the front clamp bolt so I couldn't bump the timing anymore. Pull the distributor and bumped it a tooth, put it back together........wouldn't run again. By this point I was fed up with the stupid points they prefered to keep, so I pulled the distributor, dropped a pertronix in it, wired everything up..........runs like a Swiss watch! Just finished putting it all back together. I have a feeling the distributor was sloppy and causing issues with the points.......although Dale560 might be right and the condenser might be at fault.......I should do some testing but I was so fed up with them, I just threw all those parts in a box. I try to avoid running points anymore at all costs.....these were just put on(not by me) so I tried to go with them. Should have threw them from the start. Either way, all is good........going to put it on the "big little" tandem axle spreader and haul turds with it this week before it goes back. I never ran a selecto speed version before, will be a new one for me.
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    2)3488's

    God makes lights?
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    2)3488's

    That one with the long axles makes me drool!
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    Not one $70K dually either

    Never bound up shifters on the 3 on the trees here......you couldn't rush the shifts on them, nice smooth movement and you were fine. I always found the 3spds fun to drive.......as fast as everyone swaps them out for auto's, nobody ,use have been able to drive them.
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    Not one $70K dually either

    Yeah, that happens.............I read on here about how poor the reliability was on the old engines, but I am not sure the inlines fall into the same catagory as the v-types. The inline I put in my k-20(Originally was a 350 truck, that was replaced with a 454, not impressed with the fuel milage I pulled it), was in a '69 C-10. Guy we bought that C-10 from bought it new, drove it between the town here and a town to the north every day for years and he said the Odometer rolled over once for sure, when it started rusting out, he pulled it off the road, put a farm sticker on it and it was his farm truck. We bought it and it was our farm truck. We ran the valves, and had the oil pan off to put on a new gasket that was leaking, but never did anything else to it. When we stripped the C-10 for parts, I took the engine, changed out the water pump and distributor, added headers and a 4 barrel intake and painted it and dropped it in the K-20.................Have driven it a ton in that, but its starting to get weak and could use valve seals, but still runs well. I don't think that is bad at all for an engine built in the late 60's. I argue with my neighbor all the time, he is a classic car guy.............once you drop an HEI and bolt on a tried and true TBI setup, even those old engines you hardly ever have to lay a wrench on them, atleast I don't..............I enjoy harassing him when he is over in his garage screwing with points and the carb on his.
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    Not one $70K dually either

    Loadstar, that is an interesting C-10, I can't quite tell in the pictures, but is it on coils or did they spec it out with leafs in the rear? I find it strange with a 6/3spd that it has the higher end dash, the plain Jane C-10's I have had only have the 3 big holes for gauges.....speedo, round in the middle with idiot light in it, and the gas gauge.......my '71 C-20 has the Cheyenne badging and the cheapo's who bought that new spec'ed out a 350.......kept the base 3 spd, and then got the leaf over load springs in the rear to help the factory coil overs......then got the cheap 3 hole dash, but spec'ed out the big tow mirrors and heavy rear bumper? None of it makes any sense to me. My '72 K-20 that is my driver made more sense, but was sold in Utah, not PA.....My '69 GMC 1-ton had a pretty long option list for a 1 ton.......for a township buying it. Township here would get a truck on 3 wheels if someone would sell them one to save money.