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nepoweshiekfarmalls

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  1. Neighbor to the east of us purchased an open station 3088 new from Custer Implement in Tama. I remember being at his farm sale and he kept it when the bidding ended. It remained in his shed until the early 2000's. Don't know when it left or where it went. It was gone before he went to the nursing home.
  2. Very few gravity flow wagons around here on larger farms. The ones you do see are used at the auger for the auger cart to dump in.
  3. Spent Sunday in the machine shed hiding from the rain. Removed all the bad hoses. Repaired the wire to the engine temp sensor (will replace sensor too). Pulled hoses and oil lines off turbo and 3 of the 4 turbo mounting bolts. Gave Dad the shopping list for today's parts run. Tonight I will continue, if we have enough parts!
  4. What diameter pipe does the precleaner need to fit on? I can look at work.
  5. Very cool! I am glad you were able to save it. They always say that the first and the last of something are the most valuable! I look forward to seeing it shined up. Some very unique features on it! Congratulations, Sir!
  6. Very cool! I am glad you were able to save it. They always say that the first and the last of something are the most valuable! I look forward to seeing it shined up. Some very unique features on it! Congratulations, Sir!
  7. Very cool! I am glad you were able to save it. They always say that the first and the last of something are the most valuable! I look forward to seeing it shined up. Some very unique features on it! Congratulations, Sir!
  8. Very cool! I am glad you were able to save it. They always say that the first and the last of something are the most valuable! I look forward to seeing it shined up. Some very unique features on it! Congratulations, Sir!
  9. When I first climbed up and looked at the engine, I had my doubts. I figured we were going to head for my work to pick out a replacement 1660 or 1666. Still can't believe that the wiring harness next to the water pump survived! Guess it had enough oil soaked bean dust to burn up.....
  10. This harvest season has been one challenge after another! Today was no exception...... Came home from a shift at my day job at Colfax Tractor to find Dad waiting for me. He looked worn out and defeated. He told me that he may have killed the old 1460. His day started with a bushing and bearing failure on one of the eccentric arms for the sieves. A trip to the dealership and some shop time and he was up and running again. Then he returned to the field and harvested another truckload of corn. The rotor speed abruptly dropped and he could not seem to reclaim it. He decided to head for the house to tighten the belt up and pulled out of the corn. As he started up the hill, the engine began to labor and sounded funny. He stepped out of the cab to see smoke coming from the engine of the 1460! He shut the engine off, climbed down and ran back to see flames coming from the engine. He dashed up to the platform and grabbed the fire extinguisher and dashed up to the engine. It did the job and the flames went out..... Upon examination, I determined that the turbo blew; bathing the engine in oil and ignited by the exhaust manifold. The new heater hose I installed at the beginning of the season was burned in two along with damage to the hose that connects the water pump to the T-stat housing. The upper radiator hose is also scorched. I checked the oil and it was just below full. We capped off the heater hose outlet with a chunk of hose and a bolt. Took only 2 gallons of coolant to fill the radiator. The engine fired up and sounds fine other than the turbo puking oil. We drove it to the house. After a bath, I inspected the engine further. The return line for the fuel injectors was burned so badly that I am shocked that it holds fuel pressure! Dad was so close to total tragedy. If that line had burned through and added diesel fuel to the inferno......So, the old 1460 will live on after another round of repairs. The only thing I have not determined is why the temperature guage has quit working. Sensor or a damaged wire likely. We unhooked the batteries tonight to be on the safe side. Sorry that I did not get any photos, my phone was on the charger in my car and daylight was fading fast. What a day!
  11. We have a 1979 1460 with cable operated header. We have never used the accumulator. Has always been shut off since we purchased the machine.
  12. I have watched the Grinnell phone book shrink over the years with the internet and cell phones changing how we communicate. It was a half inch thick 20 years ago and next years may fit inside a restaurant menu!
  13. Here is door art on an old truck my friend owns.
  14. The spoked wheels could have been steel wheels that were cut down and welded into wheel rims for pneumatic tires.
  15. I blew the rear speakers in my 83 Regal blasting (You) Shook me all night long by AC/DC. That was shortly after the 350 transplant. I miss that car!
  16. 856 for me. Something about the sound of a 407 under load....
  17. Dad's 856 Custom that we were forced to sell in 1995 at our farm sale. Would love to find it again. Tried once a few years ago and failed
  18. Dad's GMC 6500 needed a windshield wiper motor this spring. The dealer, NAPA, etc. struggled to find one. Finally installed one last week, so it will finally pass DOT inspection.
  19. 300 and 330 never had a diesel engine. 350 used the Continental.
  20. My 856 diesel with M&W turbo and factory cab. Also my 856 gas with factory open station.
  21. Noticed empty shelves in the soda case at the local Casey's over the weekend. Between general parts shortages, and now the JD strike, calls for parts on all ages of JD equipment are way up at work. Weird time in history.
  22. Central Iowa just raised to 3.09 after holding at 2.99 for almost 2 months.
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