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  1. Happy birthday bud081, FarmerFixEnUp, TD25-504

    Thanks everyone! Another lap completed.
  2. Don't Try this had Home

    Speaking of counterbalance...
  3. Pto sheild for 5488

    Abilene Machine has them but it looks different than the one on my 5288. A&I's looks the same. PTO SHIELD&ItemNumber=1264503C1
  4. Working On Something Different Today

    Last week my old 79 Chevy C10 started smoking really bad gray smoke out the left bank exhaust pipe. Looked like anti freeze smoke to me and smelled like it too. I checked the coolant and it was 2 1/2 gallons low. No anti freeze in the oil though. Definitely had a miss on one of the cylinders. I tried the band aid approach and got some block sealer in it and filled up the radiator. Drove it 4 miles and lost almost all the coolant. . I had a friend of mine pull the heads off since my shop is full. (What else is new?) He found a blown fire ring next to the #7 cylinder. He brought me the heads and I cleaned them all up and checked them with a straightedge and there's not even .0015 warp and the valve guides are pretty tight as well. I replaced the valve stem seals which were pretty brittle. I guess we'll just put it together and give it a go. It has a 350 4 barrel engine. not sure if it's the original engine or not. The heads have obviously been replaced since they have washer type spark plugs which GM stopped using in 1971 I believe. 441 Casting heads and the date code is August of 1969. I used to do a lot of old automotive engine work but haven't done it in a while. Head Gasket issue. The shop's just a little full. 1086 getting a new TA, 856 for a MCV pump. My 1066 needing a TA in the background. Nissan engine issues in a fork lift and my 1066.
  5. A little testimony for IH engine oil

    Back when I worked at the IH dealerships a lot of farmers were using "other brand oil" When they complained about oil consumption we tried to get some of them to try No 1 oil and a lot of them cut oil use in half.
  6. Working On Something Different Today

    I'm sure they are better heads. GM lightened the castings a lot in the 70's and non cracked heads are hard to find. This truck has been losing some anti freeze for a while and occasionally when cold one cylinder had a miss but after a half mile or so down the road it came out of it.
  7. Forum problems??

    Thanks BJ, it works now. Thank goodness for computer techs. Thanks for all you do on here.
  8. Tractor Repair - Minnesota

    What part of Minnesota? I just talked to a guy who has a shop SW of Minneapolis near Jordan this morning about a tractor he's trying to sell. Sounds like he's been at it for a while.
  9. Forum problems??

    I have 2 computers at home. The laptop won't work at all. The desktop won't work with Google Chrome but does on Internet Explorer. Here at the shop Google Chrome doesn't work but Microsoft Edge does .On the same computer. Weird!
  10. Anyone Recognize These Women?

    Looking through a stack of my old 33 albums and wondering how many of you can identify some of them. Most have the group's name on the cover but this one didn't.
  11. US olympic gold medal winner my butt
  12. Looking for Allied Precision filter extension

    Someone had some on craig's list, but it's been on there a while. Hope it's OK to post a link to it.
  13. A question that gets beat to death on here .I remember the days when a hydraulic TA would outlast 2 clutches. Can't seem to get close to that anymore. I have 6 tractors with TA's, 4 of them have issues. I put HyCapacity Super HD's in my 806 and 1066 a few years back and didn't get 1000 hours out of them. Sprag clutch failures on both. The 1066 then got an Ag Parts super hd and last spring the high side went out. 1400 hours on it. But it was replaced in 2006 so 5 years past the 6 year warranty. I still haven't got it apart to see what happened there. On this summer's list. I have a neighbor with 3 1086's and 2 1486's and he's seriously considering selling them one by one as they go out and buying 50 series or 2WD Magnums to replace them. It's a smaller dairy and they get used to haul silage and cut hay etc. He asked me last night about a clutch and TA price in one of the 1086's . A few years ago I put a clutch and TA in another of his 1086's and cab mounts, repair starter and lights, replaced 2 sliding gears in the speed transmission, new Hytran and filter came to $4100 parts and labor. He's not sure the tractors are worth that. He may be putting in a straight shaft in some of them if he fixes them at all. Maybe we should just get the cheapest one out there and hope for the best? I try to use Allied Precision when they are available but sometimes they are 2 weeks out. Anyone use Abilene Machine or A&I reman units? Just looking at a better option or maybe we just have bad luck here in Iowa!
  14. Calls on Cell Phone

    I got a call from Wendy too. On my shop phone. When she said I stayed at one of the resorts, I said "No, I've never been to a resort" and hung up. It came up as a local number. I have anonymous call blocking which won't allow private or unknown calls. It cut down a lot of crap calls, but if they are using fake numbers it doesn't matter. I can enter up to 10 numbers to block and it's always full.
  15. Identify the problem on this IH Farmall 1066

    I agree with Pete, we were all right too!
  16. Dt 407 overhaul kits

    My Ag Parts Rep gave me a flyer for RF Engine. I've never ordered anything from them yet and I don't know what brand parts they have either. Their overhaul kit for a 1456 at $1590 is a pretty good price IMO. It would be worth a call. DT 466 kits for under $900. And they have Maxi force listed as a supplier. I believe a 1456 has bigger wrist pins than a 1256 though.
  17. 886 oil leak

    Probably 5 gallons max.
  18. When AM was all we had

    We get WLS here in NW Iowa at night too . Remember John Landecker and the Boogie Check show. Kind of an online joke show. The big AM station around here is WNAX 570 in South Dakota. Mostly farm related and talk at night. I used to try and see how many channels I could get on an AM radio when I was a kid. I could get the one in Little Rock Arkansas and Dallas Texas and one in Winnipeg Manitoba. Also WBBM in Chicago.
  19. Identify the problem on this IH Farmall 1066

    That too. Wouldn't want to mark up those fenders!
  20. Anyone Recognize These Women?

    They are not real women. Just made up pictures. The album is Styx, Pieces of Eight. Released in 1978, so my age is showing.
  21. Stiff steering on 706

    Was your replacement pump a 9 or 12 GPM unit? I'm probably one of the few who use and prefer the 9 gallon pump on all but the 86 series tractors. I have a 12 gallon pump in my 756 and it always whines. It's coming back out someday. I was advised by Allied Precision to drill the flow control orifice out to 9/64" when using the 12 gpm pump on 06, 56 and 66 series tractors.
  22. Identify the problem on this IH Farmall 1066

    That and the International decal doesn't look right. Mine has the ends angled instead of straight. The fenders aren't correct either. The poor owner's going to have a meltdown with all these issues!
  23. Anyone Recognize These Women?

    Kind of surprised a guy as young as you knows what a phonograph is Pete. I thought maybe you would put a lump of clay on it and make flower pots!
  24. 756 won't move or steer in very cold weather

    The 17 gpm pump is the hitch pump. The mcv pump should be a 9 gpm but a 12 gpm is used in 86 series and some people use them.I Like Thesd5488 said your pump is probably weak. I have an 856 in here that does the same thing. In warm weather it works fine. I took the pump apart and it's scored inside and one of the rubber seals is blown behind the wear plate.
  25. Something You Were Always Told As Kid

    Take a leak on this electric fence. Dad and Grandpa both told us to do that.