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  1. If you think a 361 sounds good wait till you wind up a 407 with a load on it
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    It does not need to be split.
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    While it's out and accessible I would do both crank seals, then you won't have to tear it down again later after you get it all together. Honestly the way those Magnum engines are if you could land a good one reasonable I'd probably put an ignition coil in it too.
  4. I had it in April. It's tough. You'll need alot of rest, but make sure you stay active. A second breakout just tore through my work a few weeks ago- 9 people- 2 ended up in the hospital on oxygen. Both were in their early-mid 40s.
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    Was that 1862 on marketplace? I had my eye on one in Iowa, the ad went down early this week. I wanted the P/S for my 782.
  6. I dunno.....they should give all of us that ARE going to work an extra $300 a week, and cut off the others. I'd think the jobs would get filled up pretty fast then.
  7. Trying to add a pic from my phone. Coloring on this is opposite of the pics Jass1660 posted. Pretty sure my Uncle's 1566 came from Nor-Mal but I can't recall if that dealer sticker is on it any more.
  8. Yeah I know it. It was Olson Implement in Antioch, IL, and my Dad was one of the mechanics there in the 60s-70s. Stewart (Olson) sold out around '77 and it became Nor-Mal International but only lasted 2-3 yrs after that. Stewart worked as a salesman for A.A. Anderson in Harvard in the 80s/early 90s. I recall when he passed (I actually heard the tone on my parents fire/rescue radio, not knowing it was him) I was driving, in high school, so it had to be roughly 91-93ish. My Uncle delivered equipment for Olson's in the winter/off season. I do not have any pics or anything from Olsons....I'm sure many of my farm toys came from there, and I have an Olson Implement dealer decal stuck on my toolbox, and some service manuals (we actually had an IH 1566/68 chassis manual, that my Dad had hand written 'Stewart Olson' on the front of it, at Dad's wake a few years back). Aside from that, I don't have anything. If any of your pics have pictures of the dealer service personnel I'd bet my Dad would be in some of them.
  9. This was where I was at when I built mine.....for a few hundred more I got new aluminum heads. At the time the AFRs were considered excellent heads. Haven't kept up with the hot rod crowd anymore so I don't know what is on the market now. I think the GM Performance Fastburn head is more or less an aluminum Vortec head. No clue on pricing or if it is even available anymore.
  10. I haven't done this swap myself but looked into it about 10-12 years ago. Edelbrock offered an intake for them (I'd think they probably still do.) I think GM Performance did at one time too. Seem to recall stock Vortecs were prone to crack and required spring upgrades. After pricing out a bunch of different heads I ended up going with aluminum AFR Eliminators. I'm running a roller cam in a 383.
  11. Serious question- where did you get the tools? There is literally nowhere around here that you can pick up an SK tool in your hand prior to purchase. I've got to think the lack of availability really hurt them.
  12. But is it? 361s run forever and are good on fuel. But when push comes to shove the extra displacement of the 407 really makes a difference. They sound cooler too. However, my opinion, 1066>1256. I've run both but honestly don't know which would lug down better (and I suspect it would actually be the 407) but I preferred running the 10. Both were fender tractors.
  13. Lot of gray area with these kind of things. My Union offers 50k worth of tool insurance now (actually it may have gone up from that number). I have a rider on my homeowner's policy as well. Keep a good list of your inventory. I've been trying to find a better way (considering what tools cost) but this is as good as I've figured out.
  14. Wonder how that tractor holds up. Some cousins have an old-style (white cab) 4366 but I haven't seen it this spring. It was in decent shape as I recall.
  15. You'll need to do your research pricewise and evaluate the condition, but an 806 is a pretty capable tractor. Spent hundreds of hours on them (maybe even 1000s).
  16. I'd be trying to find a nice 806/856 diesel I think. 966 posted above looks like a good option too. I don't like the idea of a loader on a NF (I don't like NF at all to be honest) and I'd be going diesel. And as mentioned above there is alot more iron (and capacity) in the larger frame tractors.
  17. The bushing in the frame isn't serviceable itself is it? I had to cut the shaft out of an 1811 I parted about 6 weeks ago. Could get the shaft to slide maybe 3/4 of an inch.
  18. There was one just like that on a farm nearby here. Sold out in the very early '90s. He had a 3088, 986, and either an 826 or 656....can't remember now. Not sure where any of them went. It was well taken care of.
  19. I'll agree with that.
  20. Can tell from personal experience there is just no way it spreads as easily as they say. Several coworkers should have gotten sick at work (2 or us had it-I think the other guy (our parts guy) is how I got it) but it was only the 2 of us. Just from his job at the shop at least 10-15 more should have caught it.
  21. Curious how this goes. Not vaccinated myself....but had Covid at very end of March/beginning of April (true story-it does suck). Health Dept tells me can't vaccinate for 90 days, which takes me to early July....but Health Dept also tells me I'm immune for the time being. Given I've fought off the actual, live virus, wouldn't that be better than getting a vaccine?
  22. I've stayed in Calumet a few times, and agree it is a nice town. I don't recognize the names of any of the businesses affected but it's been a few years since I've been up there.
  23. What percent of the training did they pay for? I've heard similar stories but never a 10 year commitment.
  24. There is minimal inventory out there, so even if your old truck brings good money (which it will), your new truck will cost you BIG bucks (if you are lucky enough to find one). Best time to buy was early last summer.
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