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  • Birthday 02/06/1991

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    Upper Peninsula Michigan
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    Old tractors and sharing them with my family. Currently: 1947 Farmall Super A Industrial, 1950 Farmall M, 1944 Farmall H, 1936 Farmall F-20, 1952 Allis WD, 1944 Allis B, 1948 Oliver 70, 1945 Farmall H, 1939 Farmall F-14, 1946 Case DC-4, 1943 Oliver 60, 1938 Allis Chalmers B, 1950 IH W-4

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  1. Nice! I just picked up an old Yamaha Moto 4 80cc for my 6 year old daughter. Needs some carb work for a high idle and new starter solenoid but parts are cheap for them from what I have found so we got some stuff ordered and are going to fix it up for her to bomb around on. Rear plastics a bit beat up as is normal with older kids machines but will be a good learner and otherwise a pretty clean little machine. She likes tinkering in the garage with me so it will be a fun project, she restored an Allis-Chalmers B with me this summer so this should be an easy one (and a lot faster toy). Good to see kids still getting out and doing things, looks like your son will get lots of hours of fun out of that Honda.
  2. If you mean it has a popping sound in the exhaust but runs okay my first thoughts would be to check valve gap and timing.
  3. I just find it funny that the headlines last year during the height of the COVID shutdown were how much smog and global emissions dropped with all the shutdowns and how many tons of greenhouse gases were avoided.... by shutting down things like airlines and personal vacations and travel it dropped. But now that we are opening again lets go after farmers again and try to figure out how to make semi trucks electric. We literally saw the emissions impact of reducing airline and other travel but now cow farts and tractors are the problem. I guarantee during that whole shutdown the cows didn't make any less emissions and tractors were run the same amount as were trucks trying to keep up with demand from the toilet paper scare but now lets go back after those sources as the emission problem! ? Maybe I am missing something but doesn't seem to make much sense to me.
  4. Take the fill plug out of the reservoir and point the nose downhill and see if that works; I have to do this sometimes to get my pump to re-prime if it sits for a long time.
  5. Yeah markets definitely change by area. Chevy is very popular around here and seems to have a large majority of the 1/2 ton market in my area. There are some of the Duramax for sale and some people do want crazy money but there seem to always be a few cheap listings of ones that are all beat up. Last year I got a Chevy 2500 for my wife and had to work to find one we wanted with a 6.0 because I didn't want the diesel. The Dodge Cummins seem to have the strongest pricing around my area. You used to also be able to pick up the old 7.3 Fords pretty reasonable too but those are going up in price for a clean one. New diesel trucks seem to be pretty evenly mixed.
  6. Any other old ones for sale in your area? Seems like you can get rusty early Duramax trucks around here (in Michigan so everything is rusty) for 2k to 5k. Find one cheap with a beat body or some other issue that is a runner then pulling a running engine and even if you freshen up gaskets and injectors on it before it goes in your truck just doing that preventative service on a running engine from a donor truck would probably be cheaper than a crate engine. Then part out/scrap what is left of the other truck to get some money back. Probably the best way to not total the truck with the cost of an engine.
  7. I have 1997 and 1999 Toyota RAV4's that we use as cheap commuters, especially for winter since we live in the rust belt. They do both use some oil between oil changes but they are over 22 years old and both have 190,000 to 200,000 miles on them so I can't really complain too much but even then I don't add over a quarter per 1000 miles, that is crazy for a low mileage vehicle. Mine are maybe a quart per 3,000 to 3,500 mile oil change.
  8. That is weird they have all that now. Never had any of those experiences since all my vehicles are 20 years old and I work on them myself because I hate car payments. I do still get the generic "extended car warranty" calls and I tell them they probably don't want to warranty any of my old vehicles but one guy did insist one time they had lots of choices and I should check so I gave him the serial number off my 1957 IH S-120 pickup. He hung up after that.
  9. I saw this one on an Oliver Facebook group and had to save it. Luckily did not see it in person (was nowhere around it!). An Oliver 1750 with four sets of rear weights and a front slab weight behind a Ford Ranger. Don't know the back story, I'm hoping they parked the truck there as a joke, not sure how it would even hold the hitch off the ground unless the tractor weight was all moved back and even then has no business being on a road. I can't imagine towing it any distance like that that would be too far to just drive the tractor.
  10. As a Yooper you will enjoy the UP of Michigan. Some of my favorite places from living here to look up: Fort Wilkins State Park Tahquamenon Falls Mackinac Island Fort Michilimackinac Fayette State Park Kitch-iti-Kipi Soo Locks Grand Marais Pictured Rocks (boat tours offered) If you like the industrial history we have a huge mining industry up here; especially in the Keweenaw Peninsula (where Fort Wilkins is) and there are mines you can still go down in the shafts and do tours and lots of old ghost towns, museums, and some abandoned sites you can explore. Quincy Mine Delaware Mine Quincy smelter Calumet Theater Brockway Mountain Drive (and lookout) are some to search. Lots of great little places and nice parks and historic landmarks if that is your sort of thing. I always enjoy it. Also lots of trails and places to rent UTV's in summer. I live in the central UP and we have the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum where you can tour the museum, miner tunnels and buildings and they have the Allis-Chalmers rock crushers they used.
  11. Hopefully they will leave Cooper engineers to keep doing their own thing and not try to combine much beyond money and sales points. I run pretty much all Coopers but have never gone back to Goodyear after paying almost twice as much and having them not perform or last like Cooper. If production gets combined they better have Cooper be the influence in how to build tires and not the other way around.
  12. I went to hydraulic fluid for the same touch control system on my Super A. It had a loud whine, the pump and lines were really hot, and the seal started leaking into the crankcase. replaced the pump o-ring and went back to SAE 10 like it calls for in the manual and they touch control has worked much better since. For me the SAE 10 still works best, I just get it in 2.5 gallon jugs and that is plenty for the touch control.
  13. Would still be worth saving. I have seen people do full restorations where they are having new block housings cast or fixed even; they are basically just a cast iron box. Over the past few years every restored one I have seen go through Mecum has gone for 70k to 90k so if its complete it would be worth saving I'm sure.
  14. I blow snow with a WD Allis Chalmers and when I converted to alternator and 12 volt I got some Halogen truck work lights from NAPA. Not quite as bright as LED but I was also concerned going to LED with it being mounted on the fender for reverse that it would snow over; the halogen makes plenty of heat to keep itself clean.
  15. Its a Farmall A. It looks like a faded yellow almost like it was a highway tractor at some point; it is just a regular A (no hydraulics) and only the Super A was painted as a white demonstrator.
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