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Owen Aaland

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  1. I did not know the battery was located beneath the gas tank. My W9 bat the battery box on the left side and a hydraulic reservoir where the battery originally was. It has a M&W pump mounted between the engine and distributor in stead of the crankshaft driven pump shown in the pictures here.
  2. Looks to be the same as propane fueled trucks use. Carburetion & Turbo Systems in Shakopee MN should have what you need,
  3. There is a two acre field I drive by on my way to and from work. They were in full blossom with entirely green leaves and stems. This past week they were harvested by a forage chopper. Can they be used as animal in that stage?
  4. When the Delco Remy regulator on my Super C started to malfunction I bought a transistorized replacement thinking it would be a good replacement since there would be no contacts to cause problems. Worked great for most of the summer and then never worked again. I bought another mechanical one that never worked so I exchanged for another one.That didn't quite make it through the rest of the lawn mowing season. If I grounded the field terminal it would work until the next time the tractor was started. Chased the problem down to find a poor connection where one of the terminals was riveted together. It does not take much resistance from a poor connection to not fully ground the field so the generator will not start to charge. Dug through my stash of old regulators that had been replaced due to problems and found another Delco Remy unit. I cleaned the contacts and made the adjustments to make it work properly again and it has worked flawlessly now for about 10 years.
  5. It is good to see Haven doing so well after her rough start in life.
  6. One year newer than my first car, '56 Chevy two door hardtop. 235 CID with a three speed. Back in 67 it was just another old junker car.
  7. If I recall correctly the program was available to customers in the colder climate areas where there had been complaints about the smoke problem. I first learned of it when I was working on a 686 that had starting cranking problems where the engine seemed to be somewhat seized when trying to start. The strange part was that if you turned the crankshaft just a few degrees the engine would crank normally and start right up. If you shut it off and restarted it right away it would be fine. If it sat for a minute it would again be stuck. The cause turned out to be O-rings on the bottom of the sleeves were allowing antifreeze to seep into the crankcase causing the oil to become sticky. When trying to decide whether to just replace the O-rings or complete sleeve and piston assemblies the shop foreman mentioned that there was a service bulletin about IH paying for replacing rings, pistons and gaskets. I was able to repair the customers tractor with him only having to pay for O-rings?(they may have been included in the replacement parts), coolant, oil, and additional cleanup of the contaminated engine. The dealership had sold ten 686 tractors that would have qualified for the for the higher compression pistons under that program. I talked with one customer who opted for the piston swap. At the time we had little to do in the shop so I wanted the foreman to contact the others but that never happened so we swept floors and cleaned tools instead.
  8. I've been driving them since 2001. First one was a '92 SL2 that had a blown engine.I bought it just to see what they were like. My wife drove it for 4 years but she didn't like the manual transmission. I bought a '96 SC1 for here but she wanted a 4 door so I parked that one. Got a '96 SL2 for her instead. I drove a '96 SC2 manual that matched the one I had parked for 14 years until rust got to it too bad that the rear suspension was coming loose from the body. Got the first '96 out of storage after 14 years and have been driving it since '17. We also have a '95 SW2 that either I or my #2 sone drove until last year when it blew a head gasket with a bit over 300,000 on it. At this point the main thing to look for is rust mainly where the rear trailing arms connect to the body, brake lines running to the rear, and the engine cradle where the left control arm is fastened. Don't got hot rodding with them. If you have tire spinning under load they have a tendency to shear the roll pin retaining the pinion gear pin. When that happens the pin can move out of place and wear a slot in the case or blow out the whole bottom. The pin can be checked by removing the speed sensor on the right differential output shaft and looking at the differential. Be prepared to see oil usage of a quart to 700 to 1200 miles. The pistons have no oil drain holes behind the oil control ring so it is common to see stuck lowerer rings. The positive side is the mileage should be low to upper 30s mpg. Not much in the line of electronics to go wrong. PCM only controls the engine and transmission if it is an automatic. '96 and newer has PCM controlled cruise control. If you have a car hoist they can be quite easy to work on. Anything other than a simple job I just remove he entire drive train, Takes me a bit over 1/2 hour to remove and about an hour to put back together. I've got about 30 of them from '91 to '97 in varying condition from crashed to restorable so I have my own parts supply.
  9. It is about two blocks from where I live. Across the park and four houses North. The roof collapsed due to heavy snow a few years ago They reused as much of the original timber as possible when repairs were made but that is why you see a bunch of newer material in there.
  10. With the squared off hood my guess would be a C145 or more likely a C153 engine, possibly a C135. I don't recall ever seeing a C113 or C123 with the oil fill cap in the governor housing.
  11. Does the company provide insurance on your vehicle when used for business trips? Most likely your insurance will not cover you if your vehicle is used for business.
  12. I had one that had a 265 in it, the smallest of that engine line.
  13. That was seasonal ice cream, my wife's favorite. One of the few things I actually bought from them. I got lots of freebies though. First ones were somewhat melted ice cream and novelties. The local manager called me and asked if I liked ice cream. I was driving a 83 long bed ranger at the time. He filled the box almost level full. Turned out a driver had left the truck out in the sun over a holiday weekend without plugging it in and no one had checked on it. I think he might have just been happy it was less he had to pay for in dumpster fees. I once got about a case and a half of tuna fillets that were about to expire so they had to be removed from the freezer. Late Friday afternoons was a good time for pizza. The Tony's / Red Baron trucks would come in off their routs and dump all the short dated pizza. If it was still frozen I would take them home. My biggest score was when I was asked just after Thanksgiving if I could take a spare pizza truck and get it defrosted. They didn't want it back until after Christmas. When I said I would I was told there were 28 cases (280 pizzas) in the box that had to be gone when the truck was returned. There was a family next door that had eight kids and another good friend that had two teenage sons. They all ate a lot of pizza that month I serviced the trucks from the local depot at my shop for about 20 years. First worked on them while I worked for the IH dealership in 1976. Left there in Nov 84. Started my own shop April of 85. In 1986 I got a call from the local manage asking if I would service there trucks. Did that until July of 09 when GM quit building medium duty trucks. Those pictures of those "duck" trucks can bring back some memories. The paint color is Inca Gold. Dodge truck paint color from the early 50's. Marvin Schwan started out with a dodge panel truck of that color.
  14. Sounds like the LEO had time to reread the laws and his warning was a way to save face.
  15. There must have been at least 300 imations. Do a Google search for the car General Lee. Over 200 were destroyed and crushed during the production run of the show. Averaged about two destroyed cars per episode. Whistling Diesel just bought one that I'm sure will get the same respect as the restored 1206 that he bought.
  16. I also liked "The Good Life", ran for a couple years.
  17. At least on the later built ones they had two brake calipers on the driveshaft instead of just one.😏
  18. My guess on the smoke is a coal fired furnace trying to heat the building in front of it. Looks like some snow on the ground and coal on the wagon.
  19. On a Hydro unit that starts to slip but doesn't seem to get any worse most likely has a crack in the pilot operated pressure relief valve control line. They crack at the flare under the nut and are sometimes hard to see the crack.
  20. To quote my dad "January - the day lengthens, the cold strengthens."
  21. Do a Google search on the photo. Result of a car accident in Albania. Must of had pretty good speed to clear the river.
  22. No sales tax on farm equipment or repair parts in Minnesota.
  23. It is pretty hard to find a vacuum leak by listening for a change in engine sound when spraying ether or carb cleaner. The computer will compensate for the added fuel entering from the leak and cut back on the injector pulse width. If you have a scan tool to monitor the injectors you will be able to see when you find the leak.
  24. Classic symptoms of a worn out MCV pump. Poor steering at idle. Loss of power brakes while turning. Transmission lube pressure light comes on.
  25. The price probably says more about the value of the dollar than the value of tractor.
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