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  1. 55 minutes ago, tractorholic said:

    It sure doesnt match the old one. 

    Nothing aftermarket really matches original!  But your right with this one, it looks like it’s machined to small of a taper, or to short.

  2. 7 hours ago, nate said:

    Need to come up with something to push oil through it to prime it.

    I just use a drill pump, pulling oil out of the oil pan, feeding it into an oil galley.  Did that with a tractor that sat for a few years, and the 706W after the engine was put back together.  You’ll know it’s working on a 66-88 by flicking the oil filters as you are using the drill pump, you’ll go from an empty tinny sound to the full, thump sound.  
    I can take a picture of my setup if you want a reference.

  3. 19 hours ago, MinnesotaFarmall said:

    I know it probably stock, I just b.s. you some;) it's set up good, and that girl keeps pulling. Should get her back out soon!

    Everyone thinks it’s 600 ci, and has water injection.  Nope, just an SRC 436 reman with a 13mm pump, with a pressure feed pump, and a balanced 3LM turbo.  It took us years to figure out that it needs 1000-1200 pounds hanging on the front to pull good! 

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  4. 2 hours ago, nate said:

    There was play in the big pivot bushing and the rear wishbone bushing.  The steering cylinder pivots had some wear also.    The pins will be reused and just get rebushed.    Spindles seemed good.   Normal wear for 7000 hours I guess…

    Good time to check it all over, and fix what needs fixing!!
    Going to paint it while everything is getting refreshed? 

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  5. Front axle pivot holes worn out? I was going to buy a square axle for our 5488 a few years ago, but it needed work, and after talking with Mike Links, said every one he gets, needs work!

  6. Dave is a super nice guy, and this is sad, but I think he was ready to quit.  The last order I placed with Dave 2-3 years ago, he said then, that he was nearing his end, and I was sad to hear that, but understood.  So the fact he made it another 2-3 years is great! And it’s really great to know Mr. Links is taking over that line!! 

  7. 10 hours ago, MinnesotaFarmall said:

    436cu.in you make me Giggle

    And everyone that thinks that engine is so big makes us laugh our a$$es off!! That engine is an SRC reman from back in, 1996 I believe, it’s a stamped 467 block, over stamped by SRC 436.  That’s 436 cubes, I’ll put $100,000 on that if anyone wants to come open it up and measure, it’s here! 

    I don’t know when it will be out again? 

  8. 6 hours ago, sandhiller said:

    Welp, just to keep life from getting too boring, lost the fan clutch bearing.

    So, took the fan off and made the load tonight without it.

    Made it better than I thought.

    Only two grades where I got up to 208 and 209°.

    It took some paying attention but kept it under 200° for the rest of the 400 miles.

    Had a good tail wind loaded which helped.

    Finding all the weak parts in a new truck is fun, isn’t it?!
    My truck is getting to the point of anything is possible to fail, at any given moment!!! 1,320,000 on it, and I haven’t had to do any major components yet?! 🤞🏻🤞🏻  All the years of salty highways is now starting to take its toll, some brackets under the sleeper are starting to get bad, so looks like some body work is in order for me!!892D4303-A234-4197-8B59-278D4D851F93.thumb.jpeg.6273a7ddb2ac2e6470fd4251f3780f64.jpeg

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  9. 3 hours ago, sandhiller said:

    End of January the boss got fed up with the KW so said go find what YOU want to drive. 

    Lower roof matches the height of the fuel trailer. 

    550 horse CAT power and 18sp.

    '04 so no DEF or DPF

    I always loved the 379 styling. 

    It is the truck I have been trying to get them to buy since I started driving. 

    I slid into it like a favorite pair of slippers!


    Nice!!! Really nice they let you find what you wanted!! 

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  10. This is Gizmo, her mother quit feeding her litter at 5.5 weeks, and Giz was the last to almost perish.  A vet trip, and found out malnourished, so home with kitten milk replacer, a bottle, and starved 5.5 week old kitten!! And here she is 13 years later!! D3AE1285-F530-48A7-9817-6534F2417597.thumb.jpeg.bec37a74d970298e83052cf4a70be09d.jpeg 



    She finds herself in my lap the second I put “her” blanket over me!! 

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  11. 47 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

    Phone held normal upright.


    Phone held sideways buttons up.



    I don't even know if she's using a Phillips or torx screwdriver.😄


    Where’s the screwdriver??? 😎😬

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