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So wish you folks could have heard it rolling up that steep hill and turning the muffler purple!  It was great!!!!!  Lots of work to do yet on the H but what a great time with Chapter 11 that day.  Lo

Chapter 11 plow day.  First time the H has been in the field working since 1965.  

SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  After beating my head against the wall, for what seemed like forever, I finally figured it out.  I set the drive gear 90 degrees out, so now the slo

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Sorry,  its been awhile since I could process pictures and getting time off work is always a hassle.  Family and I took a week off for the first week in July and here are a few updates.

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You have a lot done but a long way to go.

You start one piece at a time and just keep at it. It's like therapy.

When it runs great,and is pretty, and drives you around, that is when the pride kicks in.

Not all people can do what you are doing.

Thank Dad for the education!

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Got a couple hours in over the weekend and got a few small things done.  I know the drive block issue has not been very popular but I was able to gather enough info that it should look close to correct and make me feel like there was an effort made at least.  Also mounted the front tires on the rims Saturday and it makes me wish I went with the 5.50x16 instead of the 6x16 even though there listed as an option.  Might just be that I've never seen period correct tires on the old rims( non adjustables), not sure?  Any ways, it really doesn't matter as long as it rolls, for now.  Firestone notched rib tires do look pretty cool as far as a classic look goes and appeared to be pretty weld made.

 

 

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Seeing that you are from Michigan and seeing those cement rear weights on your H has me now wondering if that was a Michigan thing. We have a set of those cement rear weights too. They were originally on the back of my Grandad's 1948 H. Dad and him eventually took them off the H and installed them on the back of our 460 after they took the chloride out of the tires. Your weights are the only others I've seen that looks like ours and they're both in Michigan so it just has me wondering.

 

If I may ask. Where are you from in Michigan? I'm from around Albion.

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22 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

Seeing that you are from Michigan and seeing those cement rear weights on your H has me now wondering if that was a Michigan thing. We have a set of those cement rear weights too. They were originally on the back of my Grandad's 1948 H. Dad and him eventually took them off the H and installed them on the back of our 460 after they took the chloride out of the tires. Your weights are the only others I've seen that looks like ours and they're both in Michigan so it just has me wondering.

 

If I may ask. Where are you from in Michigan? I'm from around Albion.

Not sure of the significance of the rear weight other than maybe just a cheap alternative to cast?  Maybe cement was surplus in the area because of Cement City being so close till it closed in 1961?  My project is in Jonesville at my parents farm, my family and I live in Augusta. 

I see your Eagle listed.....I'm jealous.  LOL!  Used to drive a Volvo but always wanted an IH for hauling toys.

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Jonesville is definitely in my neck of the woods. My personal residence is only 17 miles from Jonesville. If you get on Concord Rd at the intersection of U.S. 12 near Godfreys and head north on it long enough, Between Concord and Albion you would pass my house. So I'm definitely familiar with the area. What little Deere business we do along our Krause and Hardi business goes through Godfreys. 

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8 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

Jonesville is definitely in my neck of the woods. My personal residence is only 17 miles from Jonesville. If you get on Concord Rd at the intersection of U.S. 12 near Godfreys and head north on it long enough, Between Concord and Albion you would pass my house. So I'm definitely familiar with the area. What little Deere business we do along our Krause and Hardi business goes through Godfreys. 

Small world, my parents live less than four miles away from Godfreys, just a little east.  When you are heading out that way, you pass the Sterling Rd intersection at Spencer Farms (Big twin Harvestore silos that are real close to the road which is about 2 miles before you get to US 12.  My Dad worked at Concord Mfg when I was a kid so I've been out your way not to mention sub sandwiches and pizza from the Riverside Inn back in the day.  

8 hours ago, okie18 said:

Not just a Michigan thing, we've got a M with cement weights down here in Oklahoma.

I'm guessing it was just the cheap and easy ballast in its day.

 Been awhile since I've been to Oklahoma.  Used to deliver travel trailers to a dealer in Oklahoma City years back.

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I definitely know that area very well. When we end up going to Godfreys we usually take Concord Rd down to 12 and of course then you are practically there then, so I know the area around that intersection quite well. 

Riverside Inn, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time. I had forgotten about it until you mentioned it. 

 

I actually live on the part of Concord Rd between Albion and Concord. Leave Concord like you are heading to Albion on Concord Rd (The technical name for this section of rd is Albion rd) Go around the dead mans curves near Schultz rd go about a half mile and that's my place with the big white barn. Its not the main farmstead we work out of but its a part of the operation none the less. 

Sorry about hijacking your thread but I don't run into many people that know my neck of the woods on this forum to often .

 

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On 7/30/2017 at 10:31 AM, Reichow7120 said:

I definitely know that area very well. When we end up going to Godfreys we usually take Concord Rd down to 12 and of course then you are practically there then, so I know the area around that intersection quite well. 

Riverside Inn, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time. I had forgotten about it until you mentioned it. 

 

I actually live on the part of Concord Rd between Albion and Concord. Leave Concord like you are heading to Albion on Concord Rd (The technical name for this section of rd is Albion rd) Go around the dead mans curves near Schultz rd go about a half mile and that's my place with the big white barn. Its not the main farmstead we work out of but its a part of the operation none the less. 

Sorry about hijacking your thread but I don't run into many people that know my neck of the woods on this forum to often .

 

Ya, got to thinking about it earlier and I think Concord turns to Pulaski Rd at the Jackson County line too.  

Here are a few more from this last weekend.  Block location is finished being drilled and only needs to have rivets heated and whacked.  Got the old rim seperated from the wheel and the seized brake petal freed from the shaft.  Not much but still moving the right direction.  Other items to deal with will be getting the radiator sent out for cleaning and any needed repair, generator and starter sent out for the same.

 

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Wasn't much but I managed to get the drive blocks riveted in primed back and a tire mounted.  Pulled the starter and generator to get those ready to send out and managed to get the pulley free and moving again.  

 

 

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I can't hardly believe you got that generator pulley to free up!  Never seen one that bad before.  Usually those split if you try to move them.

jerry

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3 hours ago, SMOKER 1 said:

I can't hardly believe you got that generator pulley to free up!  Never seen one that bad before.  Usually those split if you try to move them.

jerry

I didn't know what was going to happen but had the same experience on the water pump as well.  Didn't really expect to get them to work again just wanted to give it a try and see what would happen.  Soaked in Kroil for about 10 minutes and a small ball pen hammer, set screw came out with the lock nut.  Been sitting out doors sine the late 60's or early 70's which really blows my mind.

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2 hours ago, Owen Aaland said:

I think that is the first time I've seen a picture of the stop bolt that was used to block out 5th gear in the transmission when used with steel wheels.

I've always heard of them but wasn't real sure that this was it but your probably right.

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Stinking holes in the new tubes.  Dang mice found them before I had a chance to use em'.  Grrrrr.

Tube patched, last drive tire mounted and both wheels set back on the axles.  Soon to move this party into the shop for some motor swap time.

 

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Weekend update.  Getting the chassis stripped down for sandblasting.  

Also, a few short videos of the brake bands after being broke loose.  

Nothing super exciting just busy work.

 

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Not too much done this weekend with the holiday but I managed to get the hitch off, wheels secured and the clamps removed.  Still need to get that pesky radiator off, the car tires are right in the way to getting a good hand on those castle nuts and pulling the cotter pins out.  Grrrr.  Nearly ready for sand blasting.

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