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  1. I helped my neighbor pull his 6388 home from the field after it quit running a few days ago.  He changed fuel filters, bled them and still no go.  It has two tanks.  The front one is half full and the plastic rear one is empty.  When you turn the switch on, an electric fuel pump starts chattering.  Does anyone know how these tanks work together?  Should the rear one run empty when the front has fuel.  He said he had to shut off a valve to change the filters as plenty of fuel was running out at the filters.  The tractor has a little over 4000 hours, so I wouldn’t think the injector pump would have gone bad.  The tractor has always run and started good.  Any advice appreciated and thanks in advance.

  2. On 4/8/2024 at 3:29 PM, Old Binder Guy said:

    My heart aches for anyone who has a vintage tractor, original or restored, that something like this happens. Doesn't matter what brand of tractor. Gary😪


    Too much power on the starter!

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  3. Lightning struck an old unused barn on a vacant farm we own.  Thanks to a vigilant neighbor and the prompt action of our local volunteer fire department it was soon out.  I was tempted to let it go, but 40-50 mph winds threatened to spread the fire toward a couple of grain bins.IMG_1954.thumb.jpeg.2a1ff028f5fa11cfdbb3ca859b2bdb3b.jpeg

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  4. 23 minutes ago, Rick G. said:

    That brings back memories from when I was a little kid. My Dad had an F5 farm truck with tandem rear wheels. It was a green color. I remember it had that flat head V-8 and an oil bath air cleaner, windshield wipers operated off of engine vacuum, lol. 

    What cubic inches were those flat head V-8s, does anyone remember?

    Dad taught me how to drive that F5 way back when I was a little kid. I forget what model year it was. I want to say it was built in the 50’s. How long did they build those F5s with that cab style? 

    My dad had a 48 F1 pickup.  The v8 was 239 ci as I remember and was rated at 100 hp.  I think that body style was basically the same through 1953.  In 1954 Ford went to the Y block engine that had overhead valves.  I really liked that old pickup!

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  5. Both of my grandfathers were missing digits from their hands.  I’ll bet I can name a dozen or more farmers over the years who survived farm accidents and a few who didn’t.  We lost my wife’s dad under a tractor almost 30 years ago.  Farming is still classified as one of the most dangerous occupations.  Please be careful!!!

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  6. HydroTek:  thanks for the link to surplus center.  Looks like the right ends on that control cable.  Mine measures 58 3/4” long though.  This is encouraging though that there might be an alternative source for this horribly overpriced part.

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  7. 31 minutes ago, Gearclash said:

    Is that the factory CIH issue joystick etc? And is that a cable end or is that the ball that the joystick pivots on?  I have an MX170 with the CIH OEM loader controls and I don’t think there is a plastic cap on the ball, either on the cable ends or for the joystick pivot.

    Factory joystick.  Picture is a cable end.  The pivot also has a plastic ball, but that one doesn’t bother.  Thanks.

  8. Every few years one of the two joystick cables on my mx120 pops the half inch plastic ball off the joystick end.  It is a two hour job to replace and is getting pricey at almost $300.  Do any of you MX owners have this happen?  I am thinking of researching a way to replacing the knob with a more robust steel part.  Thanks for any suggestions.


  9. 3 hours ago, KWRB said:

    Are those tabs for bending up/down to serve as locking features for a nut?

    I think connecting rod bolt locks.  Look too small fo an IH engine.  Maybe an older stationary engine.

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  10. 18 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

    178 holes, 5/8 diameter and 6 inches deep. 3 rotohammer drills and we are done with the base plate for the building. 



    Steel arch!  We put up a 47x80 twenty or so years ago.  Been great.


  11. 2 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

    If you happen to be at the Smithsonian at the correct time you can see the 1486 with bald tires from the protest. It's not always on display.

    I saw it there in the Fall of 1987.  Also remember some farmers driving around in the reflecting pool with their tractors at the time.

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