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  1. They make quite the racket at 5:00 am when doing full performance take offs.
  2. When and where is the auction? Probably too nice and too rich for my wallet, but a guy can dream.
  3. It never hurts to have cutters the same length, but it's not required. I won't argue with you if that's the way you line to do it. But I've seen chains with short left and long right hand cutters cut straight. The rakers/depth gauges just need to be adjusted correctly so each tooth is taking the same amount. Again, this would be easier with all teeth being the same length, but it's not required.
  4. If that’s what you want and you don’t want to wait for a better deal, it’s not too far off. Worst case you turn around and sell it for $400. Or you end up with a saw that you really enjoy and you won’t even remember what you spent.
  5. The XT version or the OE? Both are great saws. The OE could almost be considered legendary. I have both and the 044. Did I mention I like saws.
  6. Not exactly. The slant fins cylinders are original and I don't think they are available anymore new (might be a few floating around on ebay). So pretty sure it's original to the saw and low hour, or it was rebuilt early in it's life and low hour since. I'll send you a pm.
  7. Pics of my 044 as it arrived.
  8. Go look at a Husky 372 original edition (non stato) and you can find a completely rebuilt saw in great shape with new bar and chain for $400 or less. And it’s every bit as good of a saw in the woods as an 044. Stihl commands about a 30% premium for some unknown reason.
  9. I bought a nice 044 10mm slant fin ks cylinder delivered to my door for $400. It's not pristine but in good working shape. I think that was a good deal. Stihl seems to command a premium, not saying there aren't deals out there but to some extent you get what you pay for. $300 to $400 for a good working model is probably fair. Bar and chain condition could add or subtract from that. If it's a shelf queen $600 to $800 probably isn't out of the question.
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    Gas Dozer

    Good to know. I guess I haven’t been around a 50s D4 thought they were TD14 equivalent. what did the T14 have for an engine? answering my own question: made 41-44 with a 4 cylinder 460 ci engine per tractor data. Wonder if they were all made for the war effort?
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    Gas Dozer

    I'm not sure there were any gas dozers bigger than a T9 which is smaller than a D4. I don't think JD made a gas 450. Not sure for Allis dozers. Anything that big and gas from Cat would be from the 20s or early 30s.
  12. Just ask @dale560he lives basically in the geographical center of North America. So yes mid west from a continental standpoint. 😜
  13. Just because it can, does not make it a good idea. I know wire welding has come a long way, but sub-arc is about the only process I would trust at anywhere close to 1/2” single pass, even then it would generally be welded from both sides to ensure good penetration.
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    I wonder what that cost to do? What are tracers, maybe one every 5 rounds? Even if they are every round that was a LOT of rounds in the air. Still very cool and terrifying at the same time.
  15. So why is the first 1066 so much more valuable than say the first 966 or the first 1466? was it the Very first 66 series off the line? I realize that the 1066 is an iconic tractor and it was the first one made but these prices seem ridiculous to me.
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