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About dm17529

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  1. Used sleeve?

    I replaced one rusted sleeve and piston/rod assembly in a 1948 Farmall H. The used sleeve and piston/rod assembly for the replacement were from different tractors as well. It now runs fine. Of course, we only use it for light duty ie; raking hay etc. but on the bright side it didn't cost a fortune to make the tractor operational again. Good luck with your project. dm
  2. Farmall M Engine Problem

    Gas is new, Mike. I'm pretty sure that's not the problem. Thanks. dm
  3. Farmall M Engine Problem

    I had the same idea, R Pope, but I checked and it is wired for the correct firing order for the direction it is turning. Thanks for your input.
  4. Farmall M Engine Problem

    Thank you gentlemen. Your recommendations sound are very plausible and I look forward to trying them out next spring. I will be sure to report my findings. It would sure be nice at this point to have a low cost solution.
  5. Farmall M Engine Problem

    Hoping to get some help regarding a 1945 M I've been working on for the last few years. The tractor is in Michigan and I live in Pa. so I don't have a lot of time to work on it at any given time. I bought the tractor for $500 mainly because it had good tires on it and I thought It would be a challenge to get it running again (plus my brother said that there's one that will never run again). It sat outside for 10 to 15 years with no cap on the muffler. After pulling the head, it was obvious it was going to be a major undertaking to get it running especially without spending a lot of money. Two of the sleeves had rusted through to the block and the crankshaft and connecting rods were rusted solid together. I was, however, able to save the head. I bought a used block with pistons, cam, oil pump, etc. on Ebay for $130. I rebuilt the original carb. The cooling system was good. Gas from tank is clear. To make a long story short, I have everything back together but am having problems getting it running. The compression is 105 psi on all four cylinders. The ignition seems to be okay? I put new plugs and cap and wires on it. It starts right up and runs but only if the choke is about 2/3 closed. So I figured it was a carburetor problem? I removed the carb and found that the float bracket was broken (one side rusted off). I replaced the bracket and tried again. No change. The engine seemed to be firing on 1 or 2 cylinders and occasionally misfiring so I switched to it being an ignition problem. When pulling wires one at a time I determined it was only running on cylinders 1 and 4 (and yes the firing order is correct). I was concerned that maybe I did not get the timing marks lined up correctly when I installed the cam and crankshaft even though I checked them several times during the installation. I rechecked the timing and feel fairly confident that it is close enough to run. So now I back to thinking it's a carb issue. Mainly because at times while slowing turning the choke it seems to run smoothly on all four cylinders. I know these old M's are not worth a lot and I did not want to invest much in it until I know that it will run. I did have the flywheel turned and installed a new pressure plate and clutch plate so I'm now up to about $1,300. I do have a Super M that runs great so I was thinking about taking the carb off from that and trying it on the M?? I won't be going back to Michigan until next May or June. Just wondering if anyone else has had this same problem and could offer some advise? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank. dm
  6. Air and Fuel Filters

    I bought some new old stock air and fuel filters at an auction (all for $2.00). They all mostly very large filters used on large diesel engines (probably over the road trucks). I tried to sell them on E-bay with no takers. So rather than just throw them away I thought maybe someone in the Greencastle, PA area would want them for free. The part numbers for the air filters are Fleetguard AF465 , AF979, AF942 (I have two of these ) and AF435KM. The fuel filters are Fleetguard FS1007 and Baldwin BD7153. I know this isn't the place for this site for this type of information but I thought if I could help some Red Power guys then why not. If anyone is interested let me know.
  7. I own a 1952 Super M with power steering, wide front and a Freeman loader. It runs very strong and is in great shape. I also own a 45 M and a 706 LPG wide frt and 3 pt.

    I haved worked for a major construction Eq. Co. for 38 years and enjoy working on old tractors.