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  1. The suggestion of a large wire concave in position 3 could be so as not to over thresh or skin the barley.  If you want to sell the barley for malting they would rather have some awns attached than have the kernels injured.  Nothing wrong with mixing types of concaves to do the job.  One of the beauties of the rotary design IMO.  Good luck.

  2. 1 hour ago, Farmall Doctor said:

    Why?? There has been a 656D here since 1967, and until the internet came along I had no idea that they were hard to start! Even my old worn out 706 starts easily no matter how long it sits. And the 560 is the same…. 

    I have to agree.  As long as the pump, injectors, glow plugs, starter and batteries are in good shape these engines are good starters even if the engine itself is in marginal shape.  Mind you I wouldn’t buy a rebuildable tractor on your budget, I wouldn’t pass on a 560, 656 or 706 with the glow plug engine if it shows good care.  Good luck.

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  3. Grandpa had this tool made years ago by our local German blacksmith to pry sheeting boards and flooring from joists and studs without splitting them.  I think the lever came from some type of IH McCormick implement by the part number stamped on the handle.


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  4. 19 minutes ago, jeeper61 said:

    That Thunderbird looks newer than 59 hard to tell if the tail lights are round 

    I’m thinking 1958 based on the side trim.  The “square” birds were made from 1958-1960 with minor changes.

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  5. After my 13 year old border collie “Harvey” died last February, I started watching the adoptable animals page on the website of a local animal shelter.  I was intrigued by a three year old Australian shepherd and filled out the on line forms on a Friday night.  The following Monday I got a call with a “few” more questions.  One was do you have a heated kennel and I told the lady no, we live on a farm and my herding type dogs have always been in our  36x52 barn in a sheltered corner with straw bales and a tarp cover.  She said well, without a heated kennel we can’t allow you to adopt.  She also said a farm is a very dangerous place for a dog.  Some time later I found a farmer near by advertising border collie/Aussie cross pups and was able to come home with one.  The farmer told us that three had left earlier that day to some other farmers who had the same experience with shelters. I always thought a farm was the best place for a dog….unlimited space to exercise and for herding type dogs most importantly a job to do.  I agree about the whole “puppy” thing.  At 9 months now, “Molly” is showing no signs of slowing down.  Good luck finding your next best friend!

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  6. Sounds like the ta clutch release bearing went tight and chewed the release fingers off.  The ta clutch probably was out of adjustment at one time and was running continuously against the fingers.  Yes, you can run it without fixing the ta clutch. When not released by the ta clutch it acts as though it isn’t even there.  Why the input shaft has so much play that it barely goes into the pilot bearing in the flywheel is a problem I don’t understand though. Good luck.

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