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Glad to see Tony is back together Gary!  If you need parts for the carb, or maybe even a governor, I’m sure I have one in my parts pile. I have the manual for it too, I’ll have to look on my computer and I can snap a picture of the parts breakdown for you of the governor. I think I have about all of the manuals for the letter series tractors. 

I ran into Andy a couple weeks ago at an auction south of Missoula. He was looking at a green tractor but I won’t hold that against him. Good to talk to him again. 

I made a run yesterday way too far away to the east side of the state to look at a 560 Farmall parts tractor that is coming up for sale to see if I want to drag it home.  Spent the night in Livingston, nice little town.

My 560 needs a few things that this donor tractor could supply for the right price.  We will see!  I didn’t buy the W-4 last month, something else will come up at some point. 

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I also put my H to work last week running the cement mixer. Not a tough job for it, just idling along was plenty fast. 

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I poured a floor in a shop bay so I can make better use of the space. 

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I’m no professional but I didn’t sink to my ankles when I walked on it and it is generally flat so I think I did ok. Much better then a dirt floor. And I can set up the space to spread out the shop equipment so it can be used comfortably. I can hardly open the doors of a vehicle in the center shop without hitting things. 

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13 minutes ago, MT Matt said:

Glad to see Tony is back together Gary!  If you need parts for the carb, or maybe even a governor, I’m sure I have one in my parts pile. I have the manual for it too, I’ll have to look on my computer and I can snap a picture of the parts breakdown for you of the governor. I think I have about all of the manuals for the letter series tractors. 

I ran into Andy a couple weeks ago at an auction south of Missoula. He was looking at a green tractor but I won’t hold that against him. Good to talk to him again. 

I made a run yesterday way too far away to the east side of the state to look at a 560 Farmall parts tractor that is coming up for sale to see if I want to drag it home.  Spent the night in Livingston, nice little town.

My 560 needs a few things that this donor tractor could supply for the right price.  We will see!  I didn’t buy the W-4 last month, something else will come up at some point. 

MT Matt, that is very kind of you to offer parts I might need for the governor? I'm thinking there might be a pin or a key sheared in Tony's governor? I'll know after I get into it. 

 That is one mighty fine looking late model IH Farmall H! Such a beautiful addition of an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! She makes Annie look like it "needs something!??"  

I did find this parts breakdown on the internet. I think it might be pretty accurate? Gary😉

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Yes that looks like the right parts breakdown. I haven’t been into one either. They look pretty simple but then again…  😂  Once you have it opened up, if you need something let me know.

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The H is a 1950 and it is actually the second tractor I owned. This is my niece’s husband Travis and son in Missouri taking it for a drive after we got it running. I bought it for $300 if I remember right but it was stuck. Travis hauled it and a B to Montana for me. The B was my first tractor. It is next in line for paint and engine overhaul.

Anyways, I had to replace the rearend on the H and since I had it tore down, I painted her this summer. Turned out pretty good but after a summer in the hayfield, the paint didn’t stay new for long!

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On 10/7/2022 at 3:13 PM, Old Binder Guy said:

I knew that Woods built electric cars, but I sure didn't know they built "hybrids" way back when? Gasoline engine, electric motor-generator, and batteries. From one of my Dakes motor manuals. It's thicker than a Sears & Roebuck catalog, so it was difficult to get a good photo from. Gary😮1538815173_WoodsgasolineelectriccarDakesmanual.thumb.jpg.3c5ea1f8bb69bb557be72b7977ea9c1c.jpg

If any of you ever purchased or subscribed to Farm Collector Magazine, my elderly Facebook friend, Sam Moore, has written articles for them forever. "Let's Talk Rusty Iron" is his continual contribution to that magazine. I used to send Farm Collector articles, but I just got too spread out. Sam likes accordion music! (my in?) He's like Roger Byrne. You can't bring up a subject he doesn't know about. I'd posted the Hybrid Woods automobile and lo and behold, Sam posted this photo on my site of a 1916 Woods Dual-Power hybrid automobile in the Henry Ford Museum. I'm so glad to know at least one of them survived!  

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Sam Moore's father owned this McCormick-Deering Farmall F-30. The hired man is on it.

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This is Sam, if you've every looked through a Farm Collector magazine, this is his photo. He's slightly older now, however.  Gary😉

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Glad this post resurfaced. Was thinking about you guys when I was at the Richfield, Wi. thresheree a couple weeks ago. Didn't get as many photos as usual. Was a bit busy as I volunteer at that show & it was a rather eventful event this year. Both Deere threshers were having issues. One kept getting bundles wrapped around the retarder before the cylinder & the other was cranking along just fine until it spat out a 6" length of sieve from one of the walkers. It was a great day to sell McCormick threshers!!! :v) Also had a couple plies that started to peel off of a wind stacker belt on the Avery. That made for some exciting moments! Did you know the plies from a half stripped belt crack like a whip when it's running at rated speed? I could feel it in my chest at 15' away! There's a reason why there need to be many eyes on the equipment & people at a show.

Also.... there are a few videos that will get assembled & posted to my Ewetube page as soon as ye olde laptop is resuscitated this fall.

Enjoy!

Mike

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As to the photo acem posted above, that is a 1913 Munktell tractor which is the grandfather of todays Volvo farm equipment.  It used  a two cylinder, 2-cycle, semi-diesel engine that ran at 550rpm and was water cooled.   It was rated as a 30-40 and ran on various low grade fuels plus water injection.  The horsepower varied from 30 on very low grade fuel to 40 on the better stuff like kerosene.  The photo below shows an existing example of the tractor.

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I make this posting with great sadness, my good friend and a regular poster on this forum, Anson Sheldon Jr. "Delta Dirt" has died.  I received the news from his wife Melinda today.  I last spoke to him a few weeks ago and knew he was having a tough time of it.  We only talked a short time do to his breathing issues . . . not even long enough to get into one of our enjoyable "Blue Smoke" sessions.  We never met in person, but got to know each other first through Gary's forum, then from MANY phone conversions and E-mails.  Rest in peace my friend, your "Northerner" buddy will miss you.

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When it is available, I'll post a link to his obit.

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Very sad to hear this. Always looked forward to his comments and view point on things. Never met or talked on the phone with him but was just one of those guys I liked. 

You will be missed Anson. Rip.

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38 minutes ago, iowaboy1965 said:

Very sad to hear this. Always looked forward to his comments and view point on things. Never met or talked on the phone with him but was just one of those guys I liked. 

You will be missed Anson. Rip.

yeah...ditto from me   One of the good ol'  boys from the South...very informative posts

..I remember that picture...back a day or two..of Anson  and his old horse...It was a ''tear jerker''   of a portrait of two old stagers ...both on the cusp of eternity...sharing a very 'personal ''moment together

Go well Anson..on your final journey..🙏

Mike

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Much history is lost with Anson's passing. He was still talking of projects he hoped to see completed a few weeks ago. But I am sure the passing of his son a year or so back did not help. May his family find homes for a few more of his pieces before the junk man gets it all.

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23 hours ago, Roger Byrne said:

I make this posting with great sadness, my good friend and a regular poster on this forum, Anson Sheldon Jr. "Delta Dirt" has died.  I received the news from his wife Melinda today.  I last spoke to him a few weeks ago and knew he was having a tough time of it.  We only talked a short time do to his breathing issues . . . not even long enough to get into one of our enjoyable "Blue Smoke" sessions.  We never met in person, but got to know each other first through Gary's forum, then from MANY phone conversions and E-mails.  Rest in peace my friend, your "Northerner" buddy will miss you.

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When it is available, I'll post a link to his obit.

Thank you for posting this about our dear Anson, Roger. He brought a lot of laughter to this column. I knew from the last time I talked to him he was having a tough time breathing. My heart goes out to Melinda for her loss and his Grandson "Baby Bear" as well. I'm posting some memorable photos of Anson.

This with Wrangler.

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Anson dozing Delta Dirt with his 1942 IH TD-14.

 

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Anson was proud of his USMC Reserve status. I screwed up over this photo, but we patched things up.

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Anson always asked me about Farmall Kid or "Colonel Kid." Our son Mike in Afghanistan when he commanded Montana Army National Guardsmen, USMC troops they were embedded with in the Afghan National Army.

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Anson called me years ago about Moon Pies. I'd never heard of them. Anson loved them. He sent me a bunch of them and told me to send them onto "Colonel Kid" in Afghanistan. I did that. This is one of Mike's Marines enjoying one of Anson's Moon Pies in Afghanistan.

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This was Mike's US MC Gunny Sergeant. He seemed to be enjoying the Moon Pies too. Gary😢

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And Anson was so proud of his dad and uncle Gordon being on this early IHC Farmall Regular on the McCormick-Deering Farmall magazine inside the oval.

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Sorry to hear of Anson's passing. Seems just a week or so ago we talked a bit on here about drones. Of course over the years we had a few conversations on here about various things including helping him out a bit with his 2090 Case. I had no idea his health was quite that bad though. 

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