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  1. Did any of the 66s come from the factory with emblems? I thought they were all decals. That's what our 1971 1066 has.
  2. Nice tractor! I REALLY love your 560. Dad has one just like it with the wide fenders and a Du-Al loader.
  3. I think that 12 was standard and 17 GPM was an option, but I can't say for certain.
  4. Nice tractor and good work! Dad and I have 3 standards like yours. 2 with 282s and 1 gas. I always liked them even though they are too small to be considered desirable muscle tractors by most collectors..
  5. S = Torque Amplifier Y= 12 GPM Hydraulic Pump
  6. Were non-adjustable (fixed-width) front axles available on the 66 series? I have never seen one.
  7. Here it is in a video from 2013.
  8. I too am sad to hear of Rush's passing. There will never be another Rush. He was larger than life. The single most important thing he did is to educate and inspire his millions of listeners who will carry on his legacy for many years to come. "They" are rid of him, but they know they can't put his ideology/teachings in the grave, hence all of the vitriol.
  9. Both of these photos are from the IH Collection of the Wisconsin Archives and both have the pivot on the right. It seems to me that more often than not, 66 series rain caps were mounted sideways in the literature.
  10. Was that a Swenson tractor, by chance?
  11. Here in ND 400 Cyclos seeded untold acres of flowers. IH made a "Sunflower Special" Cyclo. Other than a different drum, I'm not sure how they were spec'd out. I am guessing they were a stripped down machine with few options, no fertilizer, etc. I'm guessing most of those were sold in the Dakota's. Dad had a 500 that I seeded a few acres with back in the day behind a 1066.
  12. This belongs in The Awesome Picture Thread!
  13. "Here I sit all broken hearted, tried to $h!t, but only farted. Then one day I took a chance. I tried to fart but $h!t my pants!"
  14. Take a look at the crazy zig zag route my sister's Christmas gift is taking! No wonder our crappy postal service is broke...
  15. Interesting this one has an adjustable front axle. Do you know if it was ordered from the factory that way or if it was swapped? Dad and I have three 706 standards, 2 diesels and one gas. Would love an LP one to round out the collection. Nice tractor!
  16. I have been very pleased with my Hobart Endeavor for $100! It is comfortable and has a large lens. Shade and sensitivity are easily dialed in to match indoor or outdoor lighting conditions and it has 4 sensors. It also has grinding mode which is nice because I ain't much of a welder, but I'm one **** of a grinder!
  17. I had a 1990 Ford F-150. Every time you worked on any part of it, you needed metric and SAE tools. It was mix-n-match from bumper to bumper.
  18. My Grandpa was a die hard JD and Ford man. He had a '74 F700 grain truck he'd bought new. It was his pride and joy. I will never forget the day I discovered he had put an IH muffler stamped with the logo and part number on it. It seemed like sacrilege for him to do that!
  19. Dad hauled 24 feet of 620 drills on a drive-over transport similar to this one. It wasn't as convenient as a factory transport set up, but it worked ok.
  20. Sadly, it doesn't fit THEIR agenda. Prayers to that poor family. I can't even imagine...
  21. My favorite scene in Days of Thunder...
  22. Dad's 1066 started cutting out and losing power while cultivating sunflowers. If it sat a few minutes, it would start right up and run fine for 5 minutes and then it would start cutting out again. He replaced the filters, but it still sputtered and had low power. Bled the lines, etc.. Finally, he ran out of ideas and bent a hook on the end of a brazing rod and started fishing around in the tank. He pulled out a knee length tube sock that was apparently used as a temporary fuel cap by the previous owner. Problem solved! The weird part was that we had put quite a few hours on the tractor before the sock became a problem.
  23. What is interesting is that it's virtually identical to an SK 42470, yet it's stamped "JAPAN". I guess they copied it exactly...
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