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  1. farmall57

    Pumping hydraulic oil from tractor

    Gosh, on a 4020 Deere the piston pump cavitates every time you run the hitch up and down a couple times with the clutch down, most of them continue to work for a long time. I can't imagine you'd hurt anything if you pay attention and get it shut down quickly.
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    Help to identify year and engine

    Just guessing, I'd say it's a 1972 Loadstar 1600 with a 304 V8.
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    Any high mileage 4 wheelers out there?

    I have a 08 Arctic Cat 700 w/Suzuki engine with 16,400 mi, a 12 Arctic Cat 700 w/Cat engine with 12,200 mi, and a 14 Can Am Commander with about 9000 miles on it. No internal engine issues with any of them. Been through 4 belts with the Can Am but both Cats still have the original belts on them. I do like Arctic Cat's belt system much better than others.
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    Most Regretted Farm Purchase

    Interesting to read about the valve issues with the 560 gas. We had one, used to one way all the wheat ground with it, pulled hard, never had any valve issues with it. As a kid I loved it, got to quit about 3:00 in the afternoon because it was out of fuel.
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    Most Regretted Farm Purchase

    Hesston 1014+2 hydro swing swather, it never cut 40 acres without something breaking. The double sickle arrangement would not work. I am convinced something was welded wrong at the factory. Traded it on a used New Holland 1112, it was the opposite, it worked so well I hated to have to stop and grease it.
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    Songs about farming

    Corb Lund's "S Lazy H" is one that will bring the tears on, but accurate as can be.
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    Set the parking brake on the MD for the last time

    Nice "to do" list, mirrors mine almost exactly, except the "my m&w dyno" part, my list will have to say "obtain an m&w dyno"!
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    7140 Decals

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    Aermotor windmill advice please

    The genius of a windmill is how they figured out how to make it furl itself out of the wind when it gets too much. I don't really understand exactly how it works, but since the tail is offset from the center line of the wheel it works. I still have several operating Aermotor windmills and it's impressive to watch them in a hard wind, you can actually hear the wheel slow down as the wind blows harder. They will actually just kind of idle along and you can hear the wheel pick up speed as the wind goes down.
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    1700 loadstar front wheel cylinders

    I have an MT-127 parts book which covers the 67-72 Loadstar, here are the choices it shows, if you can figure out which you've got I can sure look up some numbers.
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    My haul from National IH auction

    Nice, that 76 Buyers Guide is one that I do not have.
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    Case-IH online parts catalog question

    It's in Tractors--Utility--Legacy. Or if you search by model and use 240 Farmall, it comes up at the top of the list, it's there if you just search 240, but it's on the second page.
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    John Deere answer to a TA

    I learned the hard way that those planetary pinions are timed! It ran 19 hours, when we took it apart it had machined the teeth off those pinions just like it had been turned in a lathe.
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    IH 537 manifolds

    Could very well be....I don't have a parts book that has the V537 in it, and that 448238C1 number doesn't show up and in any of the books I do have.
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    IH 537 manifolds

    The V537 was the same engine series as the V605. The DV462, DV550 series was the diesel version of these. Completely different engine series than the 401,461,478,549 engines. I do notice that the exhaust manifold gasket is same for both 537 and 605, so guessing the manifolds were same as well. I do not know if the DV550 exhaust was the same or not. The 605 was a very popular engine for irrigation, so I'd sure try calling some of the irrigation engine service places in the big irrigation country. Duerst Machine in Burlington, Colorado would be one to try, (719) 346-5348, at one time they had a rather extensive irrigation engine boneyard.
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    Dream job...?

    When I called the Wisconsin Historical Society to order Line Setting Tickets for several of my IH trucks, I told the guy he had my dream job. I would go absolute nuts in there with all that IH information!
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    IHC 345 cc engine distributor wire question

    The resistance wire that IH used is usually fairly obvious where it comes out of the harness at the coil and also at the firewall. It has an odd asbestos/fiberglass type braided white covering. It is made right into the harness with the rest of the wires.
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    IHC 345 cc engine distributor wire question

    The one from the coil to the distributor would be just wire. The one from the key to the coil will have a resistance somewhere, probably the section from the firewall to the coil is resistance wire unless it has a external resistor block.
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    Farmall Parts

    Matt, the only thing I can think of is you aren't scrolling the list to the bottom or not going on to the second page. Should look like this:
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    Farmall Parts

    On the CIH parts web site, when you get to the "find parts by model" web page, click the "browse" button up by where it says "find your model", then go to "tractors" -- "utility" -- "legacy". There are 2 pages, all the Farmall A, B, C, H, M are there, and Supers, be sure to go to the 2nd page too. It's obvious the who ever set up the pages had no clue what the various models were and where they should have been put, but I am very glad that it is online even if it's a little work to figure it out. If you create a "My Shed" login and enter your tractor models, it will populate the home page with all of your tractor models automatically each time you open the parts web site.
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    Artic Cat 550 one way clutch question

    I have both, a 2008 with Suzuki and a 2012 with Arctic Cat. Oil filter on the Suzuki points straight out the front, Arctic Cat points upward about 11 o'clock.
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    Old flat belt pulley identification

    Yes, the M1 sure would look like a Massey number. McFairlanes does sell Massey, maybe Ritchie's did at one time?
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    Old flat belt pulley identification

    If you Google that 500871M1 part number, it comes up on Marketbook as in stock at Ritchie's Implement and at McFarlanes, both farm equipment dealers of various brands in Wisconsin, and calls it a hub, not sure it would be the same but might be interesting to call them and see if they could tell you what it fits.
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    Heat Gauge

    This is something that has always bugged me. It takes the same effort and equipment to make the gauge wrong, why not just do it correct from the start? They obviously copied an original gauge so they have to know it's not correct.
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    Sadly, IH to Claas combines

    I've posted pictures several times and we've discussed the Linnebur farms at Byers, CO where he would line up 12 -20 IH combines each year prior to harvest. I've driven by this for the last 25 or so years and looked forward to seeing all this take place. Well, Gene Linnebur died a few years ago and I don't know who is running things now, but sadly, no IH combines this year, they have been lining up Claas combines since early this spring. I took a (poor) picture when we drove by the other day, just doesn't look right without those red combines all ready to go.