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About oldtech

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  • Birthday 01/16/1953

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    Farm stuff. A little hunting and Lake Michigan fishing.

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  1. You asked the right question yourself. Who is going to enforce it? No, it wont be the UN or the EPA. It has to be the industry itself. Its the only way to sustain it.
  2. May I suggest that the goal here is to find a way to long term profitability while maintaining customer confidence in the product? The only "enforcement" there is likely to be is that of listening to a changing market - much like ensuring that BGH free milk is available in the stores because most consumers dont like it.
  3. OH MY GAWD! They want us to "... manage animals to ensure their health and welfare."! The ********! Did you know that there are people who want us to marry livestock? YEAH! They call it animal husbandry! How sick!
  4. Well that one was pretty hard to beat. It had all the elements. A diabolical plot. Fear and loathing. Unspecified terrible outcomes. Gawd help us all if we found a "sustainable" way to raise and process beef.
  5. Nothing like a good and wild conspiracy theory for the Halloween season!
  6. It does have to ... without that in and out motion on the gear box end the power steering will never activate. Coming up with something that will move as freely I think would be quite an engineering challenge. Right now at least that hose clamp I put around the dogs seems to be working pretty well but I have concerns about wear. But then that fabric piece wears out pretty fast too getting ripped up. But that might be partly due to the face that that tab is out of alignment too. Its just too soft and rips. Whats needed is a much stiffer material like a piece of flat belt material. What would be better yet would be that same material with some kind of reinforcing ring that securely holds those dogs in place like the hose clamp is doing now. The factory part is just too soft and after a short time the dogs get out of alignment and you can feel them bind up when you turn it. This is why I didnt notice the fact that that long tab was hitting the radiator. All in all, this has to go down as one of the dumbest patents ever together with a poor choice of materials and THEN on top of one of the WORST repair jobs Ive ever seen! I think that an opportunity to make an upgrade repair part exists here. Surely others have had this problem. My 85 seems a bit rare but Im guessing the 65s and down have the same stupid patent.
  7. How do IH power assist steering units work? Isnt there something very similar with them? Just not this klugie gizmo to allow it to move.
  8. No, it wont work, trust me! Just the fact that the universal would be pinned to the shaft will not allow it to move in and out enough to operate the valve. I may have to make a video of it if you dont believe me. It is the whole reason for the fabric and dogs. It moves in and out like a membrane.
  9. I thought about that but if I did that the power steering would not work. The joint is designed the way it is to allow in-and-out motion. As I explained above, when the wheel is turned the first thing that happens is that the shaft screws in or out a bit depending upon which way you turn. Without that freedom you get no power steering!
  10. I like that idea but where to find some? The new part is available, yes but if you knew how soft and spongy it is you would know why this patent sucks. It stretches and shreds up in no time. This is my 3rd time replacing it!
  11. Well I got it running again! I had a spare condenser but not sure that was the problem. It seemed like the nut wasnt tight and when I tried to tighten it the insulator around the outer side of the post cracked. Had to order a new one but super glued the old one and thats got it running for now. But then it was running on Friday too. Time will tell. Im still going to cut that long ear off and try to re-weld it at least closer to where its supposed to be. That way, even if it does come apart again it wont cut into the radiator again.
  12. What kind of solder is usually used in radiators? My brother once tried to braze a hole in a radator with an acetylene torch! Sill boy melted all the solder out of the joints! The metal in the radiator looks to be copper. Pretty thick too. I dont have a solder gun big enough for this I think. Was considering a small butane torch like those used for sweating pipe joints. I think I have a solder attachment for one of those.
  13. Other than tightening the clamp around it, what else can you do with that? Ive changed dozens of these things in my IH tractors which arent much different. Never had a problem like this before. The screw was a bit loose and I did snug it up but it made no difference. It was running great and started it the next day and it just sputtered just like when I changed the points the first time. I can see a spark when in the points when I crank it but it never even pops now. It just slowly degraded as I was working on it. Im thinking it has to be the coil or the new condenser went bad. Can you blow a coil or condenser if you crank the engine with the charger attached? Again, never had this problem on my IH units.
  14. Given how loosely that shaft is connected to the gear box with that fabric I doubt any kind of impact could have done this. The stress is really on the dogs that engage to turn the gears. The shaft back to the wheel is not unlike that of a 560 which is totally in the hands of the driver and nothing else. Its a worm gear box with hydraulic assist. I have not felt a lot of kick back when one wheel encounters a rock or something. I also see that that end piece is welded onto the shaft too. The one on the driven (gear box end) appears to have a set screw in it and is not welded so Im thinking there is a half moon key under it. I think somehow someone was working on this thing and was rapping on it with a hammer maybe attempting to remoe the shaft? and broke it.
  15. It hard to say. When I bought it, it appeared to not have been used in some time. Tires were like new. Its had some issues with the hydraulics and PTO clutch which are fixed now. Been having what seems to be repeat ignition problems with it lately but thats another topic.
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