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About fputnamjr

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    Brandon, Vermont
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    Honey production (Busy Bee Honey Vermont), vegetable, fruit, berries, snowmobiling, old tractors, tractor pulling, anything with a motor. Listening to diesel engines work.

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  1. Note the red bulb along with the clear bulb inside the lens. The switch toggles between the two.
  2. I had two older engines - a V-8 and a V-6 that developed pronounced valve ticking and miss. A local mechanic advised me to add 1/2 quart of Marvel Mystery Oil to the crankcase. 15 minutes later - valve ticking and miss gone on both engines. They run as well as new. The directions on the jug said to replace 20% of the regualar oil with Marvel Mystery oil. It didn't take that much. The mechanic was right. I have a push lawnmower with a small Briggs engine. It developed the habit of belching clouds of blue smoke often and all-of-a-sudden. I added Marvel Mystery Oil to the gas in the amount r
  3. Is that tread separated at the bottom?
  4. Hello IHC Ploughman. Mine is not exactly correct but the fellow who painted for me got it somewhat close. My goal was to stop the rusting deterioration. It looks pretty good, too, even if not exactly correct. BTW, have you ever thought of publishing a book on this subject? You are the most knowledgable person on old IH plows that we have in our midst, it seems.
  5. Before and after. What doesn't show is the severe pitting on the trailing wheel rim that I fixed with POR Patch. Also a broken trailing wheel bearing hub, a trip hitch that had been bolted fixed, and a few other little goodies.
  6. Little Genius #8 - "newer" vintage. IH Ploughman can probably tell you the year. I have a '45 two bottom version with a tractor tread drive wheel. The old version have steel wheels.
  7. fputnamjr


    That vintage of IH still looks modern and good even all these years later. Was this a restoration for you?
  8. Did you check on the CIH Parts book website? https://partstore.caseih.com/us/parts-search.html#epc::mr59088ar687744
  9. This conversation about setting points makes me feel old! 😄
  10. It's important to save your energy for those really difficult jobs so driving the tractor 100 yards to deliver a paint bursh makes total sense. I hope she didn't make you get off the tractor.
  11. Retirement duties for that beauty!
  12. Check into JICCA - J.I. Case Collectors Assocation. Great group and fantastic magazine if you are a JI Case person.
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