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  1. Mopar guys

    That’s what I thought so I was curious how this car would be allowed on the track.
  2. Mopar guys

    At what point is a roll cage and wheelie bar required?
  3. Tariffs

    So shouldn’t Canadian soybean prices go up? There should be higher demand for them now that US soybeans are tariffed.
  4. M&W 9 speed MPH. Speeds ?

    Yes, they all change the PTO speed because they change the gear ratio between the input shaft (top) and the counter shaft (bottom) by have 2 different size constant mesh gears (I guess they wouldn't be constant mesh with the 9 speed installed) The PTO is run off the back of the bottom shaft so it is affected by the gear ratio change. 5th is unaffected because as stated earlier, 5th eliminates the bottom shaft by coupling the input shaft directly to the output shaft (i.e. direct drive). To speed up 5th there would need to be an aux transmission or OD installed between the clutch and input shaft. I guess it could be done, but that would be a tight fit and you would loose the belly pump. The MTA was actually the reverse of this, the planetary is the 'underdrive' installed between the clutch and input shaft. The MTA required the center section to be made larger to account for this and the independent PTO drive shaft so that the PTO speed was not affected by engaging the TA.
  5. Tariffs

    The real truth to this story is that not one of knows if the new tariffs will be a good thing or a bad thing over the long run. Most likely there will never be consensus on the matter as the system is so complex that 1 change like this can’t really be accountable for a future state, it’s just one part of it. what I do like about Mr Trump is that he is willing to try something to shake up the status quo if he/we the people don’t believe that current status is benefitting us. Lets try the tariff for now and see what happens over the next year or two. If it completely doesn’t work, they can easily be removed and in another 2-3 years we will be right back where we are.
  6. Hyd loader scales

    Yes, but not directly. You would also need a position sensor as the geometry (lift angle) changes as the loader goes thru its range of motion. It would be easier to put strain gauges on the loader arms, but again it would require some basic calculations in the electronics.
  7. My new shop truck /year plus project !!

    What did you end up using for the dash and interior? i would think that would present major challenges.
  8. 13 Speed M

    If you take the hydraulic pump out would it bypass the top input shaft and drive the lower shaft by the hydraulic pump couplet? That would theoretically get you 3x4 and 13th would still be direct drive.
  9. You think you are having a bad day?

    Don’t remind me. Took 5 month to get the last title we sent for, and most people with license tabs due last month are driving around with expired plates. I have a passport so I don’t worry about the airplane issue, but a lot of people will be upset when they get turned away at the airport by TSA in the near future.
  10. Frozen septic lines

    Here's a million dollar idea for someone. Embed the heated wires in the pipe and work out a way to energize it when needed. again for short runs it would be well worth paying 5x the cost of standard pipe to have something that would thaw itself. materials (specifically pipe) are pretty minimal in a sewer system, so adding that cost should t be a big deal.
  11. Frozen septic lines

    I’ve been considering if wrapping heat tape around a buried line would be cheap insurance. Don’t plug it in unless something freezes. If it does freeze, plug it in and wait an hour or two. just thinking that heat tape for a 25 to 50 foot run isn’t that expensive. If you dig up the line in the next year or two, might be worth it.
  12. Ih806 with 3588 transfer case

    Make 2 and sell the second to help cover the cost. If you get it figured out, you have a ready made business..... assuming you can build these for a reasonable price.
  13. Looking for

    FYI - I don't believe its on his for sale board. This was a story he did about a guy that restored a family tractor. Its on youtube for sure.
  14. Looking for

    Machinery Pete put up a 1970 826 gas hydro youtube video over the weekend. I didn't catch the serial number on that one.
  15. 7288 & 7488 tractors

    when were the 7388, 7588, and 7788 made/prototyped? I thought it was in 84 85 time frame to match up with the planned 72, 7488 release.
  16. 7288 & 7488 tractors

    So question: weren’t the 7388, 7588, and 7788 still IH design traditional 4wd tractors? I realize they were mostly just warmed over 43, 45, and 4786s but IH still had a design for an articulated 4wd.
  17. Rail travel

    I've rode on several trains overseas (Europe with specific fondness for the German rail system and also rode a bit in China). Other countries know what they are doing with rail travel. Not saying that we don't, I hear the Northeast is pretty good, just that we don't take it nearly as seriously as other countries.
  18. Rail travel

    Don’t travel on a train in the winter. Ask Dale560 about Amtrak being stranded near Rugby ND last winter in a 15 foot deep snow bank. He wasn’t on the train but lives right there. I believe the passengers were there for an extra 4 or 5 days.
  19. gmc 2002 heater fan

    FYI - Looks easier than I thought to replace the filter. Good luck with your fan problem. That sounds more challenging.
  20. gmc 2002 heater fan

    I have this problem. Where is that cabin filter? How hard to change it? I just changed the oil on my 2001 2500HD with the 8100 and the Alison, and it might be the LAST time I do it myself. If the cabin filter is a similar effort to changing the oil filter, I might gladly pay to have it done.
  21. No more Obama micro managing. Get ''R" Done.

    I’m not sure where the mentality of “being nice to our enemies” has come from. It certainly hasn’t been that way in any of our successful conflicts in the past. granted WWII was fought against nations instead of groups, however how many civilians were killed in Japan and Germany by the allies? And not long after the war they were 2 of our strongest allies. Maybe we forgot that you have to defeat the enemy first before you help them rebuild.
  22. flu fires always in the back of my mind

    We are going to be doing a serious remodel to the house in the next 2 years. I currently have an indoor wood furnace in the basement (fuel oil backup), but have seriously considered going with an OWB as part of the remodel. Then again for the same or not much more, I can put in a geothermal heat pump and get AC. Dont know which way to go. Good points to both. Either way I don’t think there will be a wood stove inside after the change. It’s amazing how much of a mess wood inside the house makes (smoke, ash, bark, etc). Maybe a small wood burner (stove or fireplace) for ambience.
  23. Big Bud plant burned on Christmas Eve

    Hate to ask it, but how was the company doing financially? I would think it would be hard to make it supplying parts and service to such a small market. But with the longevity and simplicity of the big bud design, I could also see where the tractors would still be in high demand. No emissions and easy to work on.
  24. chain saw compression release mod

    My advise is to trade it in on a similar saw that you can start easier, or if you have limited use for a saw; try one of the new electric/battery powered saws. if you really want to pursue the modification, talk to the fine folks at the link below. They know as much about saws as the members here know tractors, but i will say it’s slightly more like tha bash board than RPF.
  25. M or SM, based on ID plate

    Late regular M. If I’m reading the serial # correctly, it appears to be 29x,xxx. Should make it 51 or 52.