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  1. mudmakerhf

    H-4 magneto

    What I have found on several H4 mags is the wire that runs from the points through the aluminum casting up to the condenser. It just gets old and the insulation goes bad and if you roll it between your fingers the insulation falls off and the wire is green inside. You will have to crimp one end on after you push it through the hole. Its best if you can find a "flag" crimp terminal. Hugh
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    300 u won't run without choke.

    Obstruction in fuel flow, could be inline filter or the main jet in the carb is plugged. Do the easy thing first, take the line off of the carb and see what kind of flow from the tank.
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    Bee's nest in gun barrel.

    I have a friend with a small airplane, Camp, and he was having trouble with getting the fuel out of one of his wing tanks. I was helping him with his Annual inspection when he told me that and we ran a wire through the vent tube. Mud wasp nest in there. Now running a wire through the tank vents is part of the annual. Hugh
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    Chev Silverado RHD Conversion

    Neighbor back in the late '60s was a rural route mail delivery man. He had a 1968? Right hand drive Scout ll that he bought from my uncle that had the local IHC and Oldsmobile franchises. So you must have been able to order them from IHC that way. Over the years I have seen several small Jeep SUVs, so they must be able to be ordered right hand drive. Hugh
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    Help Me Diagnose this Super M

    Bent push rods would be easy to check. If you have some with excessive gap, the push rod could be bent. I don't remember which manual I saw it in, but the H & M s that had the two marks on the front pulley. The first mark was TDC for #1 & #4 and the second mark set on the pointer is when cylinder #1 just fired and #4 is on the top of the exhaust stroke and starting down on the intake stroke there should just be zero gap on the intake valve (?) if the lash is set correctly. I think that is to check the valve timing. The single mark part way around is to line up the grease zerk on the bottom of the flywheel to grease the pilot bearing. Hugh
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    Letter Series Steering

    Moog 861 Advance auto parts about $6.00. I know some of the early ones were different.
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    Road trip to Minneapolis.

    The St. Paul district building is on the South West quadrant of University Ave and Highway 280. Almost across the street from Hubbard broadcasting, Channel 5 and several radio stations. Not very far to the West is the county line which is the border between St Paul and Minneapolis. It has been repurposed and is now a high end office building, Engineers and lawyers office. Dark brown with red trim around the doors and windows. Hugh
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    Custom decals

    I think they were the old water transfer decals. The paint is better underneath where they have flaked off. White with the black outline. Hugh
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    Custom decals

    Here is a before picture. I have some after pictures around but I think they are on a floppy disc and this computer doesn't have a floppy drive
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    Custom decals

    Thank you, I'm glad you found a picture of what the "U4" decals look like and where they go. I wish I had picture of a U264 a restored for a friend a few years ago. That had the old decals still visible and they were vertical on the hood like your picture. Hugh
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    C-PAP MACHINE

    Constant Positive Airway pressure. Does not add oxygen but is a little fan with a filter, hose and mask with head gear to keep air pressure in your throat to keep the airway open. I'm on my 4th machine. It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1991 when I got my 1st one. The last two have a humidifier I would be dead a long time ago without it. Hugh
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    Heated shop condensation

    Where I work we have built a few Insulated concrete form buildings for ready mix and concrete pump trucks. "ICF" forms are Styrofoam forms inside and out, with what width concrete you need between. Those buildings were 8" of concrete with 16' high walls. The 12' high wall building I build at home is 6" of concrete. All with heated floors. I think the concrete takes a year or so the dry. The 1st year in the Burnsville pump shop we actually had a fog at about 4' above the floor. After a year or so they were fine. I wash in my building almost every week and the moisture is fine now. Hugh
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    Sleeve and block damage

    If you do not have a crack in the block, but think you have some wear gaps under the broken pieces, LOCK TIGHT makes a sleeve backer product.
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    Custom decals

    I painted my U4 even though I am missing several clutch parts. IH used the Rockford clutch line and the U4 uses a SAE #4. If someone knows of a source for these parts please post. Hugh
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    Custom decals

    Maple Hunter site, International Harvester, Misc., page 2 bottom left. 14 1/2" White INTERNATIONAL with black outline. Item # VI1001B. $6.00 each. I bought a vinyl cut set from them for the W4 I just painted, and gave one of the "W4" in circle to a guy I know that has a decal machine and he found a U and 4 in one of the machine standard fonts that looks close and says he will make a pair for me. I haven't seen a picture of a U4 with the circle decals where the "H" or "W4" on the respective machines but mine will have them. The W4 hood is longer between the back of the hood and the bend in the bead where the circles go, 26 1/2" and the "McCormick" decal is 22 1/8". The "U4" is 19 1/4" long so I think the 14 1/2" should look correct. At one time I thought You could buy individual decals for the oil filter and air cleaner, and I thought it was Binder Books but they do not show them on their web site. I was able to scrounge some from some old decal sets I had. Your machine has the short oil filter so you need the small rectangular oil filter decal. The older machines with the tall filter use the larger "Purolator" decal. If someone finds where individual decals are available please post. Good Luck!! Hugh