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Adam - NC

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About Adam - NC

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  • Birthday 01/16/1973

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    Shelby NC
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    Allis Chalmers, Farmall, Pen Turning

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  1. I bought a 2007 f150 super crew with 100,000 miles on it. At 150K a cam follower failed and ate a cam. $2700, a cam, two cam phasers, timing chain set, and timing chain guides later, back in business. About a year later, started making the same noise on the right head. Dealer said 'spark knock' again, so I drove it until it was bad enough they pulled the valve cover and found another bad cam follower had damaged the new cam. Redid it under warranty. About a year later, same old 'spark knock' on the right side. Yep, another bad cam follower, and just out of the two year warranty. I sprung for the whole set of followers and another cam, and been good ever since. I'm pushing 270k miles now, and the valve train rattles like a diesel but it still goes, doesn't burn oil. I think the root of the whole problem started with a blown o-ring on the timing chain tensioner, reduced the oil flow to the right head and damaged all the cam followers. All that being said, it has been the most expensive truck I've owned maintenance wise, and the most comfortable riding truck I've owned. I paid to have the plugs changed at 100K miles, did it myself at 200k. I'll probably make Brody do it at 300K.
  2. I like to listen to the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet on youtube while I work on the computer. This is one of my favorites, wish I could find a copy to purchase with Tennessee Ernie Ford on it. "Each day I'll do the best I can" about sums it up lately.
  3. TJ used to have a snap coupler disk! 🤣
  4. While trying to harrow with our Farmall 240 on Saturday, the tractor popped out of first gear several times. I had to hold the shifter in first to finish what we were working on. I've heard of this on Allis D14s and D15s, but haven't heard of the problem with farmalls. Is this common? Caused by wear on the shift collar?
  5. The advisers - husband and wife - are the best. Mr. Harris was actually voted teacher of the year by his peers this year. FFA / Ag classes focus on small animals, dealing with the goats, and green house plants. They do a spring plant & flower sale, and a Christmas poinsettia sale every year. I'm not sure why they don't do more with crops, we have several fairly large grain producers in the county.
  6. They are big on Robert's Rules of Order! 🤣 Our school has a dairy herd of 30 or so oberhasli and lamancha goats. The kids are actively involved in caring for the animals, raising the babies, and showing goats at the county fair and state fair. Last year the adviser tried planting soybeans for forage for the goats, and it worked well. He wants a second, larger patch this year, and we were able to help out by plowing part of the pasture. We will have to go back and spend some time with a harrow getting the ground worked up to make a decent seedbed.
  7. The owner said they weren’t original to the tractor but are from that era - they are old and hard for sure. I think it is a 1935 A.
  8. Sorry this happened Troy - prayers for all involved.
  9. My 2 wheel drive f-150 didn't like pulling the trailer and tractor up the hill. The driveway wasn't in horrible shape, but did have some problems on the hill. I pulled the edges to the middle, and let Brody spread it with the blade reversed.
  10. Adam - NC

    Gotta Brag

    Brody and I worked on this too long to not show it off, not near enough people will see it on the project page. Long painful story short, we replaced the original valve for the rear lift with one of the cultivator valves. It functions well for what we do.
  11. Adam - NC

    Who did it?

    I wish I could like this statement more than once. My 15 year old cruises through every day, he doesn't need to see how women greet men with long bar axles or anything similar. This world offers enough temptations, it would be nice if the tractor page could be one place to consider 'family friendly'.
  12. Here's a little action footage from grading a friends driveway -
  13. I have one of each - Mine had cultivator valves on each side as well as the tel-a-depth for the rear. We took the cultivator valves off and put them in the toolbox to reduce leaks. If someone chimes in with measurements on the missing linkage we can try to reproduce that. If not, the different functionality of the hydra-touch valves will not bother us. Thanks for the replies!
  14. Anyone have piece numbers 19 & 21 for sale, or parts on a tractor that you can give me measurements from?
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