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  1. My unpopular opinion.

    Interesting thread. I've got magnetos on everything (A, F-20, MD) and have had no problems with points. The MD sits outside and the mag occasionally gets water or condensation in it and quits working, but I just take the point cover off and dry everything and then it works fine. I've had a plastic bag tied over it for a year or two and have not had any more problems with it. I'm an electronics engineer and like to fool with electrical stuff, I have tried some of the magneto points eliminators available for small engines with the F-4 mags but have never been able to get one of them to work. Mags seem to have lower voltage and higher current through the primary circuit, which you would think would make them harder on points, but points seem to last a lot longer in magnetos, at least in my experience. I restored my F-20 back in 1995 and I not touched the mag since. It sits for 3-4 months between uses and reliably starts on the second time over compression. There was a thread on one of the old tractor sites lately about changing to battery ignition on a gas-start diesel. Can't imagine why Harvester ever bothered to do that, as little as the ignition is used on a gas-start diesel, unless it was a cost savings thing. Brian
  2. Knife control

    The problem is that society is expecting the "village" to take the place of parents, and especially, fathers. Instead of adding to family support, they are expecting it to be the substitute.
  3. TD9 spark plugs.

    Interestingly enough, I have a PD-40 power unit (same engine as a WD-40), it came with Champion W-18s in it and starts right up on the second crank! I believe what is supposed to be in it are the W89Ds, which are the 7/8" equivalent of the 18mm D89Ds, but it starts fine.
  4. Knife control

    No it doesn't. It takes two loving, caring, concerned parents. The fallacy in letting the village raise your child is that no one is responsible when they fail. The last entity in the world that should be raising a child is the 'village'. Or the government. That's what has gotten us into this mess.
  5. M&W 9 speed MPH. Speeds ?

    ??????? Did they actually tell you not to do it? Copyrights/patents run out after so many years, and if they are not making the unit anymore, why would they care if someone reproduced the decal? Or do they just want a royalty fee if you do it?
  6. M&W 9 speed MPH. Speeds ?

    I would be interested in a decal as well if you're going to have a bunch of them made up. Brian
  7. M&W 9 speed MPH. Speeds ?

    Mine comes out the right side of the transmission case and has a lever actuated by a rod that comes up through the cast iron bracket on the steering post that originally held the control rod for the Lift-All. There is a definite difference in 5th gear depending on whether the rod is pulled out (high range) or pushed in (low [stock] range). Does the regular M&W 9 speed step up the PTO as well? Mine does.
  8. M&W 9 speed MPH. Speeds ?

    I have 15.5x38s. Injection pump is unmodified, engine doesn't seem to turn any faster than normal. Needs nearly full throttle to turn PTO at 540. My aux. gearbox also steps up my PTO speed, does a regular M&W 9 speed do that? Brian
  9. M&W 9 speed MPH. Speeds ?

    My MD has an M&W nine-speed in it and I can confirm it will go 25 MPH in 5th high. Way too fast for a tricycle front tractor. I won't drive it that way. Just to confirm, the M&W is the one with the shaft out the side and the Heisler is the one that is cable-operated, right? Mine has the shaft out the side. Brian
  10. Return of Roseanne tonight

    Shows like that are what FCC Chief Newton R. Minow was referring to when he called TV 'a vast wasteland'. The View, too. IMHO.
  11. Hi,

    This is Sallie from Red Power magazine.  I just was glancing at the forum and saw you were looking for an article.  The article you are looking for is in the Nov/Dec09 issue. Perhaps you already found it or gave up looking for it. If you still want it you can phone the office 712-364-2131 and pay with a credit card or send in a check and let us know which issue you are looking for.

    1. n9lhm


      Thanks, Sallie, I'll look it up when I get home tonight. I have them all the way back to the mid-90s. I always enjoy your magazine when it comes, I stay up way too late that night reading it :)


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      Sallie, I found the magazine and the article, but that isn't the one I was looking for. There was one about the retrofit that IH provided to put the M belly pump on an F-20. It may have been about I-H helping out the war effort and the farm wives that were trying to keep things going at home while the men were at war. ??????

  12. searching for red power magazine articles?-

    Well, unfortunately, no. There was an article about the Lift-All hydraulic pumps on the H and M tractors and included some info about how they were also adapted to the F-20 during WW2. I think it was in Red Power but I'm not sure. I was hoping they would have a database somewhere that you could search by keyword or topic. Thanks for responding though. Brian
  13. Is there a way to search on this site for articles in previous Red Power Magazines? Thanks.
  14. School me on F-20 overdrives

    My F-20 has high speed gears in it and will do around 10 MPH in high. It would be nice to get to 15-16 MPH for tractor drives and getting to parades. (15 is about as fast as I want to go on a tricycle front tractor.) I understand there are a lot of variation in the different overdrives. Some require you to engage them and put the transmission in neutral as they drive the top transmission shaft from the front. Some are available with different gear ranges? Which one would give you 15MPH in high? I have 38" tires. It would also have to clear the belly pump on the lower part of the transmission. What is the most desirable one to have? Brian
  15. F-20 belly pump installation

    I want to add a belly pump to my F-20, I got the pump and all the attaching parts. There are different bearing cages for the input shaft and PTO shaft to accomodate the mounting plate that is added to the front of the transmission. Also got a number of shims to set the bearing clearances of the bearings. Does someone have the original instructions as to how to install this, or can tell me exactly what goes where and what the bearing clearances need to be set at? I have one very poor picture that I was able to find off Yesterday's Tractors that shows one side of the bottom part of the mounting plate but that's it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Brian