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  1. Thanks, IowaBoy, I understand now.😁
  2. Without stirring the pot too much, keep this in mind: When unions demand equality for all workers: ie equal pay and benefits regardless of position (eliminating tiers). Then you have equal compensation regardless of worker ability, talent and education. That describes communism.
  3. My roots are firmly planted 5 generations deep, but if I had to relocate, northern Missouri would be high on my list. Southern Illinois would be a close second, but the state politics make that less attractive. The Nebraska sandhills receive an honorable mention.
  4. I had a good chuckle the other night... Dad said that Mom was was taking a nap at the resort. She wanted a change of scenery and to feel like She had traveled somewhere. When I looked confused, he told me she was sleeping in the guest room downstairs!
  5. The alleyway of our barn has many notes in pencil: feed formulas for cattle and hogs, notation when the bull was turned out with the cows every year, filter part numbers and oil change dates for tractors, bales of hay per cutting, etc. Grandpa wrote everything there!
  6. So, I guess IH is not the only manufacturer to build a Shawnee Scout!
  7. This little tractor replaced the Super C. Available with single front wheel, dual narrow front or wide front axle. Available with fast hitch. A nice 2 row machine. Photos of mine to start off:
  8. The drain hole seats were available during the letter series. They started adding them after customers complained about water pooling in them.
  9. Spent more time on the 1110 over the weekend. Installed new battery cables and cleaned the ground and starter solenoid connections. Then, the engine would turn over with the key. Slow at first, then the starter knocked the cobwebs out and ran good. Engine turns over nice and even. Cleaned the cap and rotor and have fire there. However, the points were totally fried. So, new ones are on order. Needed the trailer, so changed to a different tire on the RF and rolled it off onto the ground near the shop.
  10. I love it! Have one myself. Been sitting in the shop in primer for over 10 years. Start it a couple times a year. Was nearly ready for paint when I got sidetracked and rolled it in the corner.
  11. Looks about like my Grandpa Gorsh's 450.
  12. My Grandpa purchased this 1456 toy when I was born for his grandchildren to play with when they would visit. I was the only one of the 4 of us to play with it! He gave it to me for my collection when I moved in with him in 1996. All original condition. A jewel in my collection.
  13. Finally hauled my 1972 1110 home this week. Lubricated the hood hinges, latch and carburetor linkage. Checked all fluids. Looked good. Removed spark plugs. Looked good. None were fouled. Squirted a little oil in each cylinder. Turned over the 304 with a 15/16 and a ratchet. Next step: check for spark and attach a temporary fuel system. If the starter turns it over, it may run!
  14. My friend is an IH plow guy. Says it is a small frame #8. You can drop the 3rd bottom off and make it a 2 bottom.
  15. No. Planning to have the neighbors harvest the crops and haul them to town. I am too busy at work this time of year to harvest before the snow flies. Dad just can't run the combine anymore. If I did store it on the farm, I would spend all my vacation hauling it to town next summer. Dad does not want to haul into the elevator. Not comfortable with the truck in town.
  16. Feisty and I checked the crops last night. Beans are dropping leaves.
  17. They were used on the open station tractors below the fuel tank/ dash panels. On factory cab, they used those black plastic shields in their place. They were painted red and are figure numbers 20 and 21 in this photo. We sell new ones at work.
  18. I believe that McGlaughlin built the cabs for IH. Yes, the white cabs were available with air conditioning. They have the fan boxes on the rear of them.
  19. And steps, grab handles, battery trays and covers. Baffle shields if you are picky about originality.
  20. I don't know, Todd there may be more H-TA's assembled in farm shops than Allis G's wearing a loader! 😁
  21. I just love looking this old truck over. The 31" tire and white wagon wheel are growing on me. I have 4 of them...... Love the detail on this mirror mount. Found the original jack and handle stowed in their factory locations behind the seat. Really only missing a LH armrest, the original mirror head on the driver's door and the glove compartment door so far. Amazing for a vehicle this age.
  22. This evening, I took a long breaker bar and a 15/16 socket and installed them on the crank pulley. The engine moved right away. Then I put a ratchet on it and cranked it slowly. Rust and dirt cascaded down from the belts and pulleys. Hit resistance. Went back the other way. Felt it come loose. Marked the belts with a sharpie. Kept rotating it: one full revolution, then a second and a third! The motion became more smooth and I could hear and feel the cylinders making compression and hear liquids gurgle somewhere in the engine. Lay on my back and continued to ratchet the engine over until my arm was tired. Enough for tonight! Sprayed PB Blaster on the carburetor linkage and worked it back and forth until it worked smoothly. Sprayed the hood hinges until they glide up and down like silk. Did notice the inner fender liners where the hinges bolt on are really rotted out. Makes them twist and the rear of the hood likes to sit high. Someday..... Thinking about pulling the spark plugs out tomorrow night and squirting some engine oil in them and rotating the engine over by hand some more. Good idea?
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