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  1. Stinking cotter pin would not come out for anything today. Finally pulled the entire shaft and put it in the drill press to get it fixed, then a little time in the sand blaster to finish the ends off. Reassembled with some Kendall blue and viola. Also took the time to adjust the breaks to the 1 3/8" from the platform as described in the manual. Certainly feels different from the operators stand.
  2. Well, I tested it up to 150 the other day. The pictures above are both brand new gauges, the one in the pod is one I bought last year and the other that is sticking in the top of the radiator is one I bought for my Dads M 10 years ago. Both pictures are taken at the same time @ 140 degrees. Just a bad gauge I guess. Here are a few from today.
  3. I have a new battery box but the tray that bolt to the transmission housing is rough. Just have to pick up some stock and make a new one. Should be good. Here are a few updates from yesterday. My temp gauge is dead for some reason, got to get that exchanged. Here is a link from my trip down the road. Click here
  4. Sounds ball park to me. I put $800 just to have the block hot tanked, sleeves and cam bearings installled and crank ground and main bearings purchased. Also, had the fly wheel resurfaced and hot tanked another $90, nos head that had been on the shelf forever, hot tanked and checked $65. On and on and on.........
  5. Thank you! It's not looking too promising as far as getting paint on this year but all the detail work should be done. There is still a battery tray that needs to be built now that I think of it, being that my parts tractor is missing this piece.
  6. Here is a few from yesterday. The brackets for the pto shield are skewed on the left and right for a reason. The shield was pretty bent up and the original brackets were gone or rotted off so it was centered and brackets bent to fit. I bought a piece of 1 1/4" flat stock and left the center 6" long because it seems like someone always thinks that they make good steps and they really don't but just in case.
  7. I love the exhaust work!!!! Very well done.
  8. I believe you are correct. There was also a warning sticker of some sort directly on top of the hood next to the radiator cap.
  9. Here's a few updates from the other day. Got to get this thing done, its driving me nuts!! There was a decal on the side of the hood. Anyone care to pontificate on what it might have been? I have to say, cleaning up the grill was a drag with a wire wheel but the condition of it was a little better than I expected. My weld repair leaves a lot to be desired but the holes are filled and ground back so hopefully they won't stick out too awful. I love the look of the tractors all neat as a hat pin but this old war horse has earned its stripes so to speak. It's really hard to blend all of the parts together, pitted fenders, gas tank and hood with a near perfectly smooth grill. Makes me wonder if I should lean on the primer a little more with the heavily pitted stuff just to 'soften it up a bit' and make it look a little more cohesive.....hummmm... Pardon, I'm just typing to myself here as I look at the pictures. Oh, interesting story on the pto shield, or at least I think it is. My Dad never remembered seeing this on the H from an early age so it's been missing from the tractor since at least the early 1950's or before. Back when I was still living at home, he remembered it was laying in an old junk pile across the road from his parents farm and picked it up on a hunting trip, carrying it home as we lived 1/2 mile away or less. It was pretty mangles but I managed to get it close, some what, kind of back to normal. The brackets are nearly all gone so I bought some flat stock and am going to see if I can put it back together.
  10. A few shots from the other day. Where does a fella find a freeze plug for the back of the belt pulley? It's not a standard size, the hole measures 1.160 which is no where close to a standard size freeze plug.
  11. Few pieces done yesterday. Wish I could have gotten more done. Don't worry. I ground the welds and blended them back in on that fourth picture, flap wheels are awesome. That material is pretty heavy so it was a little bit of a chore getting it back where it belonged.
  12. Very nice! I would love to work my way up to something that size someday.
  13. Wow! That is too funny. How are Ron and Judy doing? Do they winter down in Texas like Judy always talked about? I missing going pheasant hunting out there, they have such a beautiful farm.
  14. Poweshiek County. Dad and I used to hunt there on Clayton farms. Love the area! Thank you for the kind words. I hope to wrap this up soon so my family can enjoy it.
  15. Wow!! Great progress so far! I would love to have a diesel in one of the letter series some day.
  16. Thank you Doc! I tried very hard to get the mechanical as close as I knew how with the best parts I could find. I really don't know whowee about restoring tractors and don't pretend too but there is so much information out there and so many groups to lean on, like this one! The real credit goes to my Dad, who is a mechanic, machinist, farmer, and general tradesman and those who have sold me the parts that I was missing; CaseIH, Steiner, many individual collectors and so on. This has really been more of a group project with me just turning the wrenches and running the sand blaster.
  17. Am I posting too many pictures? Any way. Needed some clamp bolts for the wheel to rim. Took a chance and called my CaseIH dealer and viola! I know, there not dot bolts but I wanted a little meat on the bone to work on later so these fit the bill and were reasonable in price. We'll find some original bolts later on.
  18. Here is a few from the other day. The rusty bracket is whats left of an M&W part I think.
  19. Looking good Dennis! Those set ups look like there a lot of fun to plow with.
  20. Replaced the front and rear seal on the hub, replaced the packing and lubed but now the dang pump has a weird squeak. What the heck?? Maybe the packing is too tight now? Grrrrrrrr. Thing is driving me nuts!!!! On the plus side though, it's not leaking out of the water pump or the water jacket cover. Not one drop!
  21. I was running out of reasons to tear the front end off the tractor and just like that.....viola, I had a reason. (Please tell me that we are going to add the face palm emoji I could use it right about now) The bearings are tight and staying in but the front and rear seals are shot and the packing has packed its bags for retirement. Just in case you weren't aware CNH offers all the parts to rebuild including the packing. Had to break down and permatex the water jacket cover also. Due to the pitting in the seal surface and the water jacket cover being warped slightly, it would not seal correctly. I know they sell new covers but this one was solid and in fine shape otherwise and wearing its original yellow paint from where ever it came from.
  22. Let me know if this is getting old. A little shutter action. Took a bit to get them adjusted. https://youtu.be/_iD1CfDZnC8
  23. Here are a few more from the other day. Seat post was all wallowed out so had to weld it shut and drill it back out so as the seat won't slop all over the place. More priming completed as well.
  24. YES! Been waiting since I was a little shaver to hear that run! Funny, someone asked me how long it took to get this far and I just answered "38 years". LOL!!!!! You folks have read the history here so you get the joke. Still a lot to do yet. Water pump leaks and needs rebuilt, timing light hasn't been on it yet and there is still a pile of parts to get primed. This is a video before flushing the cooling system out. Every thing was new or hot tanked but it still looked cloudy when I filled it up so out to the hydrant for a flush and fill. https://youtu.be/dpHpNXagXaQ
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