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  1. My son decided he needed to look at a 450 gas for sale the other day. It had been sitting in the guys shed for the last 20 plus years with a locked up engine. The engine had begun to knock and locked up. He never got around to fixing it and wanted it gone. Really nice straight tractor with not a lot of wear now sitting in my yard !! We rocked it back and forth and it was locked solid. Pulled the starter and rocked it some more and the flywheel rocked, but not the front pulley. Dropped the pan and the crankshaft is broke. I don't think I ever heard of a broken crank in one of these old four cylinders before or if it is very common. I don't know what would break a crankshaft in one of these engines. Bad crank? Bad block? Rebuild this engine or look for another block with a good crank ??
  2. Sounds like Cal deserves a nice ride. I have been a die hard Jeep guy for over 50 years and still own two, but with bad knees,getting in and out sucks. I have a 2020 Can-am Defender which rides a whole lot better and is just as capable. If he has the bucks let him enjoy himself a bit. If he doesn't spend it someone less deserving probably will !!
  3. My local CIH parts guy had nothing and had returned what he did have since they did not like it. Internet search turns up lots of insulation tape, but nothing really looked like the original stuff and some looked just like tape. As usual there are people on here that know what works and I will see if I can find one of he suggested tapes. Thanks again.
  4. I have been redoing the AC on my 1486 and after replacing the expansion valve, the old insulating tape is pretty well gone. What should I use to re wrap the lines with ?
  5. I have to ask how those down under have access to such delightful tools!! Back in my military days with the combat engineers we played with similar tools of the trade, but possession today is highly discouraged.
  6. Back in the day when cash was tight I cut a barrel in half, the long way, and hinged the upper part. I made an angle iron tray for the bottom, and angle iron legs. I had a five gallon bucket underneath connected with a pipe. My pump was an old Ford oil pump with the drive shaft connected with a rubber hose to I think an old sewing machine motor.The pump was submerged in the bucket and I think I had an old oil filter in the line. It actually worked pretty good. Still have it stashed in a trailer from when I had to clean out and redo my shop.
  7. Every time I start one of my old dozers I'm reminded of the old timer from years ago who said you best put ten bucks in a can every time you start a dozer, cause you are going to need it later for parts. Now I doubt if a hundred bucks a start would do it !!
  8. Have UPS rates gone crazy or was I gouged? I ordered a transmission mainshaft from a place in pennsylvania and it was sent here to Iowa. Thirteen pound package, three days, and $43. Needed a plastic fuel gauge retainer for my Ford, no longer available, only one dealer in USA that had one, $5.00. I did not ask how much to ship. Got it three days later from UPS. $ 23 to ship a 2oz item that fit in a shirt pocket. I think I paid for all the free shipping from other retailers!!
  9. I am replacing the clutch on my Ford 7740 and the old pressure plate had shims between it and the flywheel. The replacement clutches mostly seem to come without this shim set, but some come with shims and say to use included shims. This is a flat flywheel so I suppose the shims make up for resurfacing the flywheel, but I am a little confused on which way to go. Also some disc come without damper springs and some with???
  10. We had a 656 that got so it would never start when cold. Once warmed up it would start. I think we replaced every ignition component at least once. Finally got so we carried a jumper wire and went from pos on battery to coil and it would fire right up and start and run for the rest of the day. Finally went with electronic ignition and no problem.
  11. I believe there was a model 33 conditioner, which was an improvement over the old 2A. I spent way too many hours with a 2A, most of them under it!!
  12. Are you looking at new or used? I don't think they make a new 660, but I haven't kept up with the new Yamahas. I had a 2006 660 for several years which got used pretty hard. Last fall the transmission drive blew apart. I debated rebuilding it, but sold it as a parts machine for a good price. I always liked the machine, but it seemed there was always something to fix. Seems like I went thru a lot of axle shafts and fuel pumps. I bought a new can am defender last march which was a big step up.
  13. About five years ago our rural fire, 06 F550 had engine problems. About $17,500 later it went out the door with Ford reman . I think engine alone was about $12,500. The truck only had about 6,000 miles on it then, and probably less than 10,000 now, but it still is serving its purpose and hopefully keeps going a few more years.
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    I and the wife are both life NRA members and I buy each of my four kids a membership each year. I watched this gun control since the 60's and I really believe without the NRA your weapon of choice would be a slingshot. I really doubt if any prominent spokesman in the NRA in today's world can appear in a public place without placing themselves in great risk. If you don't want to contribute to the cause you probably will still have your money and no rights. I would bet the money being spent to kill the NRA far exceeds any membership dues ever received.
  15. This might be like an oil thread, but I am going to ask anyway. If purchasing a new truck in the rust belt, is rust proofing worth while ? I have heard several body guys say its worth every penny, but I have never had a vehicle that was rustproofed and always thought it was a waste of money.
  16. I have one of the Harbor freight winches with the remote. Remote has never worked well and after two years finally figured out what was draining the utv battery. Replaced the remote with regular solenoids and works fine and no more dead battery. I also have a skid steer splitter I made. Works great ,but can make a mess if the ground is not froze hard.
  17. You might try sears parts direct. If you can get a parts number off the ratchet, they may have parts to match.
  18. I have the same unit on one of my old flat fender jeeps. Used it a few times to run a generator and always had plans to run a hydraulic pump or air compressor. Always wanted the front pto winch, but they are hard to find and expensive and then utvs came into the picture.
  19. Last winter I tore my tracked skid loader apart in our garage to do some undercarriage work. I needed a large snap ring pliers for bearing replacement and my old Napa pliers gave up on the first one. I looked around and finally got a nice set of eight from Harbor Freight. I needed the largest pliers and it worked well for the disassembly. Several weeks passed and I gradually rounded up all my repair parts and began to reassemble things, but I could not find my new snap ring pliers in the garage. I spent hours searching for my new pliers, but they were nowhere to be found, not in the machine,not in the sons toolbox, nowhere. Did my dog drag them outside, did the son put them in his service truck? I finally welded up the old NAPA pair and got things back together, but still no snap ring pliers. Months passed and I still would look again for those pliers, but to no avail. Last night I was working at replacing a leaking bathtub faucet, when I needed a screwdriver. I went to the laundry room cabinet where we keep household supplies, some household tools and mostly stray junk. I couldn't find a screwdriver so I just kept digging and working through things. Now I usually keep some cheap wrenches in there for household jobs, but the other half of my gear wrench ratchet set appeared. Dug some more and saw what looked like red handled pliers. Nope. My long gone snap ring pliers. Now I told my wife many times I was looking for my lost pliers and was having no luck. I showed here the newly found tools and she replied; Oh is that what you were looking for? The daughters got those out of the garage last winter to pull staples when we pulled up the old carpet. She then calmly turned and walked away. Now I can almost guarantee it was the daughter with the masters degree that decided those pliers with the pointy little tips would work just fine for prying and pulling staples!!! I did not say another word to my wife of 38 years and hopefully for many more years, but I will remember the next time she says I don't listen I'll bring up the snap ring pliers!!
  20. Thanks very much for all of the replies. After also checking some other forums it seems under certain circumstances the ABS can cause a low speed brake loss or what seems like a brake loss. I have no codes showing until I unplugged the ABS unit and now my ABS light is on. All other functions seem to work and brakes seem normal. I plan on a complete exam of the brakes and to look for any obvious faults before I take it anywhere again. A seventeen year old truck with 250,000 plus miles could easily wind up with a bigger bill than what the truck is worth at the local Ford dealer. I have two sons in the ag-construction service area and even with probably some of the worlds best diagnostic equipment sometimes it comes down to an expensive guessing game. I have been considering trading or selling the truck for something newer but in its present condition it would probably wind up on some dealers lot and a unsuspecting buyer could get hurt. ABS moules appear to be very expensive and I too have had bad results on gravel roads with ABS. I am considering removing the ABS and re plumbing everything like my old rangers without ABS.
  21. Might not be a bad Idea, but I could be the one hit next time !!!
  22. Sorry I posted this in wrong place. Should have been in coffee shop and I do not know how to change it.
  23. I needed to make a trip the other day to my local small town bank driving my 2003 Ranger. There are a couple stop signs in town and I braked and stopped normally at each. My bank is right across from a T intersection where I stopped and brakes seemed fine. There is angle parking in front of the bank with fortunately a sloped curb about 18" high. I was probably going five miles an hour when I applied the brakes and at first I think they slowed me a bit, then nothing. I remember a racket coming from under the hood as I began to thing my bank was going to have a new drive in door. Thankfully the tall curb stopped me when I started up over it. I backed off the curb ans sat there a second hoping no one had seen this. Wrong. Local gal who is an emt came over wondering if I was all right, or more likely if I was drunk. She said she was behind me and had heard a loud racket then saw me hit the curb. Street repair crew down the street are all watching now too. I check under the hood , brake fluid is full,can see no damage, all looks fine. I never told the banker I had almost given him a new drive in door and when I came out the streets were empty so I tried the brakes and all seemed fine. I drove home very carefully and when I got home tried the brakes many times and they seem normal. I am probably about due for a brake job anyway,so I plan to tear this thing apart and see if I can find a problem as I have no confidence in driving it right now. I could have been in a very bad situation. This makes me think what if I had been in a bad accident and I said I lost my brakes and some one checks them out and they work fine? I am sure I have an ABS problem that may be difficult to find and maybe not worth the cost in a truck with 250,000 miles, but I do not feel confident driving it til I do. Makes me wonder how many people have been in accidents or even killed because of some little intermittent or one time malfunction that is never known.
  24. I have the small TD9b dozer, an old D7, tracked 247B cat, and case 1840. Each has its own place. Some things I will do with the 1840 that I will not do with the 247B, the track loader does things and goes places the 1840 could only dream about. If you have nice dirt to work the tracked loader is awesome, but throw in rocks and junk and steep hills and the dozer is awesome. If you use the tracked loader like a dozer it will get expensive.
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