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  1. Been a while since we had our magnum. Check tehwiring to the solenoid for the MFWD you may have pulled something loose trying to get the other issue fixed. Believe solenoid is near the side full tank at rear?
  2. I would take the plastic shift cover off in cab and verify action of the shift lever and the electric switch that is activated to shift between even and odd gears. Sounds like something is wrong but giving odd symptoms.
  3. Glad to hear the surgery went well. prayers for a rapid recovery. Crohns is a tough disease, wife has that and she lost her mother very early in life from it.
  4. My condolences Bill. Prayers for you and your family.
  5. our 5488’s over the years. and the last 5488 when it was at Farmall Land when I was there
  6. I think I have a set laying around!
  7. Like jass1660 said, it outlines it in manual. Goes by a measurement from ground to center of axle if I remember correctly. See what your calibration number is and adjust
  8. Noooo!!! My eyes can't take it! edit this photo please!!! HaHa!! Just kidding, F-I-L had some green for a while 8400-8420 and they were nice to drive.
  9. Just got done putting new dampner pulley on and rebuilt shift levers. Wow what a difference! Levers snap into position like when it was new!! Before you could move levers almost in a circle...exaggeration here but very sloppy.
  10. We started with an ez steer on tilt on 7250, then went to an On-Trac II. problem was dad was getting older and the resistance to get the on-trac to release and steer on ends was hard, tried to recalibrate things but if we set it lighter the on-trac would kick itself off if it had to steer too hard. Got rid of the 7250 then and moved to a 315 with integrated..problem solved there. moved the on-trac to the 5488 for planting and same issue seemed like we had to fight it sometimes to get it to release, or if set too light would kick itself off on its own. Got tired of that and put an integrated hydraulic system on 5488. Its been problem free for several years now. I'm not too far away and would be happy to show you what we have done if you want to take a look. It is more money for the system and the upgrade to a 750 or higher from your 500. The other systems can work with the tilt wheel, just have to get it mounted up right. Happy to help if you have questions... Loren
  11. Have you checked the wires going up along the engine for the coolant temp? maybe got hot and melted or broke off. The fuel gauges can be problematic with age and not read, need to find wires by tank and ground them out and watch for gauge reaction
  12. Very sad news. Prayers for the family sent.
  13. Just order the mounts for the 72/89 series magnums
  14. Very nice looking outfit. Where abouts is the plow day?
  15. I had that happen this summer driving around doing loads work and all of a sudden nothing! Relay vibrated loose. Push back in and away we went.
  16. I think the one I got was 1100
  17. There are a lot of similarities, but also a lot of changes. interior back wall was moved back to give more seat room, so fuel tank sits a little further back. Side windows are larger as the back slant that has the black texture and chrome strip on it was removed. Door is the same dimensionally, but window is laid in and glued to frame like all new vehicles, does not use window rubber to encase the window and window flange on door. Front windows are all glass with only glass caulk holding lower front cab glass together with bottom of windshield, and of course the right side is a full window that hinges at the top and can be opened at the bottom. Back window is slightly different as the box for cab filter now also holds the cab fan above it so its a little larger and is even with top of cab and sticks out further in the back
  18. X2 on using the Magnum door to start with. Like Thresd5488 shows the magnum steps will fit right on with a minor bracket fabrication mounted to the bolts holding the speed and range flanges together just like a magnum does. If you get the door from a used yard, get all of the mounting hinges and door latch and shim plates, then it is easy to just get door into frame and mark out where everything needs mounted.
  19. Very nice tractor. Glad it’s working well for you.
  20. Yes those pics were the layout before starting assembly to just make sure we had all the pieces needed..discs, thrust washers, snap rings, teflon rings and rings etc.., but yes for any of you new to this process you definitely want to have fluid in those discs as a start up from empty system takes a little bit to get fluid up and into everything. Soaked all the discs for clutch and sychro and master clutch.
  21. So the transmission went back together today. Everything’s looking good so far. Finished the 3 point assembly up also. Arms leaking down and had an issue with planter on the 3 point not wanting to go down like draft was telling it to raise up. So checked that system all out and replaced all orings and master cylinder seals. Now tearing axles off to check brakes and replace orings in brake master cylinder and new discs. she’s going to be all ready for the next 8000 hours. working on rebuild of synchro shaft, new discs and bearings. Putting shafts back in front section Setting bearing tolerances Back onto engine section and ready to roll under cab and make the tractor one piece again ready to put 3 point back on off with the rear wheels and into the brakes to check them out Will finish brakes next week. Until then will work on the tedious part of getting all the wires and hoses hooked up and fluids back in engine and coolant. Then finish brakes and add Hytran and run pressure diagnostics to check everything out. Then set all parameters on 3 point hitch.
  22. The first pics with the sheet metal still on the tractor was in middle of shop when we took duals off. Then moved it over to the left some and further back to do the split. Other pics its just the camera angle.
  23. There's a lot in your magnum picture that looks just like the stuff in my 88 series...I wonder why?? ? Interesting...could it be...haha
  24. So parts finally started arriving so I could start putting things back together. New flex plate and rear main seal Master clutch discs getting very worn, so new clutch parts. New disc and old disc Master clutch ready to go back in Hi/low or Odd/Even clutch pack torn apart new discs and plates ready for reassembly with new bearings and seals. Discs were not that bad at all but found an oring on piston that engages was cut. Front wheel drive shaft splines very worn and the coupler at front axle where those splines mesh had its splines almost gone! Would not have had MFD very much longer! Stay tuned for more updates as the week goes by! Loren
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