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  1. 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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  2. I have a 73 loadstar, 345 and 4 speed with 2 speed axle.  It was once my only grain and pig hauler.  Broke an axle once trying to start a load on soft ground while pulling a loaded gravity box…..yeah, dumb.  Anyway, discovered the truck was equipped with rather tall non standard ratio gears in the differential.  When the differential gears went bad awhile later because of some stray chips I didn’t get out from the axle fiasco, I got the correct third member from a salvage yard according to the line sheet.   Made a world of difference in the overall performance of the truck.  I think the axle ratio was more important than the 5speed, 4speed trans in my case.  Also, at some time in my ownership of this truck I did switch the wheel rims to the proper width for 9:00 x 20 tires to get away from those deadly two piece rims nobody wants to work on.  Anyway, these are good dependable trucks that will last a long time with adequate maintenance.  Good luck.

  3. I worked for two of our neighbors who were custom cutters the summer of 1968.  We left Huron, SD in early June and I remember hearing about Robert Kennedys assassination on the trip.  We took US 281 and ended up in the small town of Cashion, OK after an overnight stop at Grand Island NE.  
    we had two new Massey 510’s with 20’ offset headers.  The combines were loaded on the trucks as pictured and explained earlier.  One truck was a ‘66 Loadstar with 304 and 4 speed.  The other truck was a new CO 1800 with a 20’ box, 392 and 5 speed.  A school bus converted into a camper (another international) and a 65 Chevy pickup completed our road train.  I think 1968 was the first year of the Massey “triple cascade shoe” and we were having trouble losing wheat over the shoe that was blamed on the offset headers overloading the shoe on one side.  Later, we moved to Minneapolis, KS, Superior, NE and then back to SD.  Working with a custom crew like that was a lot of fun and I learned a lot too!  Wish I had taken pictures!


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  4. 43 minutes ago, E160BHM said:

    Two school projects, the white one as a high school freshman in 1964 and the gray one as a college freshman in 1967, IIRC with hand tools only.  It took a long time to get the legs right.





    The white horse looks just like my 8th graders made when I was an agriculture teacher in the late 70’s.  The plan came from some published curriculum as I remember.  We cheated though and used power tools, including a power jointer from the industrial arts shop.  It makes a pretty sturdy horse!

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  5. I think what it is telling you is that the ramp and roller of the ta over-running clutch were slipping.  Eventually it will slip more and more until you install those parts.  Most folks install the whole unit as the ta clutch, throw out bearing and ta clutch fingers are probably pretty worn also.  Good luck.

  6. Something else to consider is possible bottoming if the head bolts or head nuts since the head is now a little thinner than it was before planing.  It would have been a good idea to chase the threads on the head bolts with a die (or the threads in the block with a bottoming tap if the bolts came out whole).  Either scenario could cause the head to not be clamped uniformly or enough and cause it to leak at the gasket.  Good luck.

  7. 7 hours ago, oleman said:

    My first electronics project (after I saw the the 67 T-Bird ) was a sequential 8 step blinker project. I thought there would be a commercial  use so went all the way with PCB.  I used 15 amp FETs so it could blink headlights or other high power circuits.  Had blink options like drag the string or individual lamp blink. Many years ago (prior to high brightness LED's), no one was willing spend $ (small batch PCB's are fairly expensive) on it, so someplace I probably have some.




    As the owner of a 1964 Thunderbird, I can state with some authority that the 1965 Thunderbird was the first ‘Bird to have the sequential turn signal tail lights.  They were controlled by a rotating drum affair with contact points that gave trouble as the birds aged.  There are now after market sources that must employ the electronic switching like you came up with.  Also, I have noticed that late model Mustangs have sequential turn signal tail lights.  Always wished my ‘64 had those!D2ECD63D-ED3A-43ED-BAFB-BC657051B75A.thumb.jpeg.a53155f556a6e9276c0ce3e4f37fba91.jpeg

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  8. Quick question on the quick hitch on that 7230….is that a JD unit?  I have one off a 8440 on my 8920.  I painted it black too.  Boxcar Magnums were some of the best tractors ever made IMO!

    Good luck with the Kinze.

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