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  1. It is almost "soup"! I can't wait to see it work. Maybe some video???
  2. I know it is a gas tank, but that stuff is so old it probably does not produce combustible fumes. How about filling it half way with water, add a small bottle of Dawn and set the tank on the coals from a small fire to get the water boiling? Maybe it is not a good idea, but I throw it out there for comment. If the indians could boil water oer an open fire in birch bark containers, you ought to be able to boil it in that as long as the flames don't touch part that is not filled with water (i.e. the flames only touch the part that is under water).
  3. That's a nice clean looking machine! I assume that is a Drott loader? Mine had a Drott KG9(?) loader, I believe. On mine the hydraulic tank was to the right of the seat, not behind it like yours. It's always interesting to see the evolution of this old equipment, because with each rendition they seem to get it more refined and usually learned from their prior mistakes. Looks like you're enjoying a little track tensioning there! That's always interesting with those old screw type tensioners.
  4. 5 gallons of e85 may do the trick. Put that in, change it to the tractor tire and go for a long drive.
  5. I had a similar problem in the gas tank of my Oliver 77. It was a dark brown sticky residue almost like molasses. I took the tank off the tractor and used my hot water pressure washer on it. It still took quite a while to get clean, but it did get it out. I had the Water hot enough that it was steaming.
  6. Had a similar thing happen on a Case 930 I have. It doesn't take much dragging to cause that kind of heat. As it gets hot the dragging just gets worse from expansion of the brake parts. I just readjusted it then went on about my business. So far so good. I do have a little bit of seepage of gear oil on that side, so I don't know if I damaged the seal or not.
  7. I think that one is the dustpan in the first one is the sweeper! A perfect pair!
  8. Actually the white pink pig skin Hardy gloves from harbor freight are pretty good.
  9. The Shay's were similar to the Climax but had two vertical cylinders on each side.
  10. The old farmer that originally had mine had a front mounted tank and the old girl has the rust on the grill and front cowl to prove it! Neat pictures. That must have been tough to get on and off of with those saddle tanks!
  11. I imagine the gauge wheel got hooked on something to cause that damage. I have a three point chisel plow that has one of the gauge wheels a little walleyed from a similar problem.
  12. Could be an inclusion when it was manufactured or it got dinged by something or been scored and developed a stress riser. It would still take a lot of torque to snap it though! Glad it didn't hurt anything else. I hope your feederhouse safeties are in place. Sorry for nagging, but it is the simple stuff that will kill you!
  13. I have a 710 4-18 without the auto resets. Mine has the gauge wheel bracket on the casting that is broken on yours. Mine did not have the gauge wheel with it and I haven't found one within driving distance. I use the tailwheel depth set bolt and it does a pretty good job of holding the depth with just that. Looks like your coulters are in good shape too. I have the manual for it and can take pictures of mine too if you need them. It lays over a pretty smooth field once it scours and I get it set right! I have plugged it plowing milo after harvest, but other wise it has been good. I have had no problem in sod. I have the metal covering boards and that may contribute to the plugging problem when there is lots of trash. Don't let anyone stand near the rear of it when you first hook it up. That single acting cylinder will cover them up in oil and water! Ask me how I know! LOL
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