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  1. In addition to the weight , i was at the Lake Farm Parks show in Kirkland . They have a balence trailer , I drove the Farmall C with cultivators up on the trailer to see if I could balance it, ,I did it. Which I thought that was a pretty difficult feat. But what was more important to me , I told the trailer operators to tell me where the trailer pivot was on the tractor . I told them it was important to me so now when I load it on my trailer I know where to balence the tractor on the trailer for the the best ride , I hate to have my ride off because the loader isn’t center . so for your information it right in line vertical with rear tire.
  2. Excellent choice and combination of wood . What species are they ,cause wondering how you choose for each component. so good don’t what to ask you !
  3. According to my manual on my c221 is dropping every kernel 16 inches for 1927A flat drop plate . 3075A ,a is dropping 32 inches on my c221 dah ! Half the openings twice the distance dah ! im learning ,I think that’s right ? dad use drop them on the driveway and measure and count to make sure the machine was working.
  4. Decided waiting for the sun to come out to descale the this part of the runner opener ( is that what it’s called ) can’t find in the manual . Home made electrolysis tank . using old wizard battery charger on 6 volt ,measurements are about 3 volts at electrodes, so about 20 watts . i can’t get it apart but the rust and dirt under sides is pushing against the drop tube ,want release that pressure hopefully the electrolysis will soften it up . Don’t want it to crack that tube . Never find one unless Mike has one . maybe seal it with JB weld ?
  5. Correction , I’m 220 so it’s 3990 actually, I’m trying
  6. Here I’m at Pioneer Steam And Gas Society Show in the line to weigh tractors for tractor pull. The Farmall C with as complete set of cultivators as I can get it now weighs 4210 lbs. Was important to me for trailering information
  7. Ordered decals for seed hopper ,got them from maple hunter Dave and Bob gave me tip where they go . They got the blue going to hand paint the lid and white stripes . got go here thunder need to cover planters
  8. Lots of tight corners on this baby . Don’t mind makes me look for issues that need corrected . Getting close to prime time .
  9. I appreciate the fine job you can do with your cultivators in NEO clay , borders on an art and science of a fantastic job .
  10. Cultivators on Tractors at shows create a traffic jam of curiosity. Just saying ! Be prepared !
  11. Vacuum Tube broke in Old Cleveland Coliseum 1976 ,pretty thick in there to . saw the red rooster crow ,and banter bros. Art Affons name a few .
  12. Suggest an observation and recording of the weeds that thrive on the plot ,and where , will give you a good indication of soil conditions . Might want to do a scatter graph of where they are majority are located , that way you not wasting effort on treatments. Also a benchmark for the future . The other is the water absorption , in the rental section of plot the water should remain on surface ,or run off , saying compaction. A core sample of compacted soil in a five gallon bucket of water should dissolve into mud at the bottom , rather than hold together absorbing some water remaining somewhat the same as the original core sample. Some easy ways to know if your improvement is working is simple measurements. Good luck hope you get to your objectives . Don’t get frustrated it takes awhile .
  13. Spent most of the day with wire brushes,screwdrivers,putty knife cleaning grease and Ohio yellow clay off the planters. Got the easy stuff with the power washer . But the clay mixed with grease even the power washer just bounced off of it like Kevlar. Would work till the sweat would burn my eyes, then go in the house and cool off . Checked the heat index on the weather station ,thunder! It was 108 . lucked out thunder storm blow in ,rained hard wash all the rusty dust off frame . Came out did little more ,came in for shower, home made ice cream and lemon mirage pie ,done for the day tomorrow maybe ,just maybe put some rusty metal primer on the easy spots. ain’t projects like just what you need to feed tractor fever just hopefully the humidity will go below 65 so I can paint
  14. Good fertilizer units is a serious plus on your ac , cost to repair or replacement , I look at tractor house ,a vendor has a set of planter newest than mine ,their asking 4 k I think it was in Illinois,anyway ! And it was without the fertilizer units ! good luck
  15. Well I may make a decision after wire brushing the rust off the hoppers ,but I like to keep it as original and possible. Just because I like , . I might look for some galvanized steel at air gas in Painesville cut off bottom below funnel section leave an inch and roll in a sleeve to replace the bottom . Anybody done that ?
  16. Please do me a favor does that book have a C272 cotton,corn planter ? Please look !
  17. Good advice I think the shaft will have a groove worn into the shaft from seal contacted . Replaced seal will only last a short time and leak reappears again because seal can’t handle the wear from the original seal . Just an observation from repairs to hydraulic pumps on Farmall C. Plus all the wear and tear on pump shaft bearings . Probably out of tolerance also . i recommend you follow Ed advice . good luck with your tractor ,I like them a lot ,we almost bought one but the guy wanted way more for it than we could afford , happy you got one. Interesting post more about what you find.
  18. Yep check the push rods for straight on accurate flat surface if you got one , something flat . Flush to clean out rocker tube ,check for excessive wear on rocker to shaft Look for wear on the radius of rocker arm . I use a dremel sanding drum and carefully followed the radius till wear is removed. If you don’t you will never get the lash correct. Make a gage or borrow one to check radius ,hold rocker arm up to light to see light shine through giving you highs and low spots , go slow take your time ,not a race , grind just enough to just clean away the wear. Did you number the push rods where they came from to put them back? If not start with number one top dead center. Adjusting clearance cold to .014. Go to 3 ,4 and two . recheck valve lash with them , hot engine . what I did ,tried not to forget anything suggest you torque nuts on hold down to 30 35 ft pounds cause your going take the rocker assembly off to retorque head bolts . Do that and retorque rocker assembly and reset valve lash to correct settings My procedure is to recheck head bolts retorque in 30 days . if your head gasket is steel on both sides coat both side with permatex head gasket sealer just enough to coat it completely not to much as creating excessive buildup . don’t forget which side goes up or down it can be covered with sealer ,don’t get distracted putting the gasket on , or your going to do it all over again in a few years maybe . I’ve done it on a C ,don’t and can’t believe what I was think ing at the time but I made the mistake . I think Mahle says direction note is confusing , read it back to us ! I think it say, “put this side away from (???) “ Call them back and ask them what they mean ?
  19. That’s a really informative book you got. I haven’t seen one . Im sure that it’s something like what you telling me , as remember it was only one side ,left or right can’t remember . Fortunately there are some kernel of seed in the hopper after all these years to measure or compare with the seed plate numbers . Got the fertilizer hoppers apart time for a break and regroup .
  20. Good for you ,! you tried ! I called Mahle once ! They were no help ! Like they were afraid to say anything. No help on to sealer to. Use , no help on re torque very luck with Fel pro techs talked three of them all very help full oh your head gasket is directional so find the very hard to see the note .don’t coat with to much before the install mark it which way it goes, so sealer doesn’t cover it up. if need need help retorque procedure ask we can suggest how to do it , I got my way others may be a lot better ,we’ll see Or ask for Doug at messicks ,che's a tech ,an old letter series tractor tech from way back ,hes my go to guy on the Farmalls
  21. Some of the Fertilizer unit don’t want to come apart . And so fragile so so fragile!
  22. I had to struggle to get little(heavy) attachment out of the the barn with out getting me or my son hurt. But we did it. Exhausted and sucking in big wind ,my son made chuckle. He said as we were in the loading area ,” ( I THOUGHT I WAS IN GOOD SHAPE ,! ) I felt better after that statement. We loaded it to take to my house for restoration to operate again . I’m interested in it looking nice to use and to take to shows ,it is going get to work again So I’ll need your help ,been 60 years since I last saw it run . One of the big issues was it was cracking seed kernels under the one seed hopper ( which one don’t remember) . Why I never found out ,why! as a teenager probably didn’t care , but I care now now, want to be right . The planter? , not a C220 ,that’s the check row Don’t know the difference between 221 and 222yet . If you do tell me , I just stated reading the Ihc manual. Also have a binding of the drive chain identifying photo also . one thing also is to figure out how put some kind dolly under the frame to keep this these sections from falling on us. Thunder must have tip on me moving it ten times , enough of that , not getting hurt to plant corn ,I’m not as strong as I use to be by a lot . Thats my start of this journey.
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