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Posted March 13, 2015 - 05:33 AM

 

351 and it can still pull quite a load.

Never owned one myself but a fellow here had a pick-up about your year   he would pull his wife's horse trailer , bought a Chevy 6.0 crew cab ( like my wife's GMC )  he swears his older truck pulled it better and got better gas mileage too  That I can believe lol


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Rainy old day here and will be through tomorrow, maybe into Saturday.
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:51 AM

POURING rain now!
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 08:06 AM

It's funny you guys are discussing a 351 engine on page 351 of this topic!   The shop looks great. That metal makes a fine looking ceiling and would be way easier to deal with than hanging drywall and filling it. I may look into that for the ceiling in my garage. Daniel, my father had a white F150 extended cab of similar vintage to your truck with a 351 and he had the same trans. issue when towing a 5th wheel. I think he also used some sort of coil or condenser to DIY a cooler. He is a refrigeration tech by trade. 


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 11:39 AM

It's funny you guys are discussing a 351 engine on page 351 of this topic!    

 

That is wild...and I hadn't noticed that fact.  


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 06:52 PM

After all of the rain you may have to multi-task a cow or two to keep up with lawn and farm mowing!

 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 01:34 PM

Today is my Mom's 90th Birthday, so yesterday I contacted family to get a showing together for a meal out with her & Dad.  I think there were 24 total who came.  Gave the waitress fits figuring out the tabs for everyone, but we worked through it.  

  Back home & just a few minutes away from chore time.  Yesterday when the milk hauler turned on our milk tank wash system, blue flame shot out of the control box.  One of the water valve electric solenoids shorted internally & burned a hole through itself, Of course it was an old unit, so the electromagnet was corroded to the valve body.  Nothing can just be simple around here!  After a lot of prying & tapping, I got it off, but it bent the valve's metal part that goes into the electromagnet.  I straightened it best I could, slipped another solenoid over it, and it still worked!  What would have been a 10 minute repair took over an hour.  Oh well, it's done.

  Yesterday I also shored up a sagging roof in our chicken barn turned shop/calf barn.  One post we took out years ago & fashioned a truss support that didn't make the grade over the years.  I got a temporary support under it till I can do it right.  The other support pole had split at the base & the concrete pillar it sat on had broken off part of it's top.  I got the post back up on the remaining top of the short pillar, held on by sitting on a 6" piece of I-beam.  I have to build a wire cage for reinforcement, then get some concrete mix to pour a new base around & up the pillar.

  Tomorrow Teresa & I may drive to Bowling Green just to get away for the day.  Harbor Freight is calling me.  Not been to one of their stores for over 2 years.  Not much money to spend, but will be fun just the same.


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 03:15 PM

I think you are more than due for a day away! And taking Teresa along will make it even better! Have a great time!


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 02:46 PM

Nothing going on at the farm for me today. Been shopping in Bowling Green. Since I sold the 620 Allis, I picked up several items I needed. Took Teresa to a few of her stores and now waiting for our food at Red Lobster. Had a gift card to eat here over a year now. Been a great day but getting tired. Wait till I eat....I may need a cot to lie down!


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Glad you had a good day away from the farm, you both deserved it Daniel.


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Posted March 16, 2015 - 08:45 PM

Got the first repair job in the new shop before shop is even done.  But needed the other shop open so Josh could finish cleaning stalls, so put the Massey 2745 just inside the new shop door.  This will allow me to put more ceiling metal up while I am awaiting parts for the tractor.   I was just out of the hospital when my cousin was emptying my manure pits for us and he thought it had an oil leak.  Turns out it's a bad water pump, and the water washed crud off the engine & the nasty mist on the windshield appeared as oil.  Tons of stuff had to be taken off just to get to the water pump, but I got it off today.  The pump isn't too high at all at $110 plus core swap, but the other stuff needed will be as much as the pump, maybe more.

 

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Posted March 16, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Good to see you got the leak figured out and have a nice clean spot to work on it. Just noticed those wheel weights would fit the 15 rims on my 4140 Simplicity !! :poke: :smilewink:  May have to look into some of those at the tractor salvage yards.



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Posted March 16, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Nothing going on at the farm for me today. Been shopping in Bowling Green. Since I sold the 620 Allis, I picked up several items I needed. Took Teresa to a few of her stores and now waiting for our food at Red Lobster. Had a gift card to eat here over a year now. Been a great day but getting tired. Wait till I eat....I may need a cot to lie down!

We always stop in bowling green when we go back to Kentucky usually stop and get a ale8 (Need to make another trip ran out of) 


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Posted March 16, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Good to see you got the leak figured out and have a nice clean spot to work on it. Just noticed those wheel weights would fit the 15 rims on my 4140 Simplicity !! :poke: :smilewink: May have to look into some of those at the tractor salvage yards.

Massey 410 combine steering wheel weights.
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Posted March 17, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Those combine wheel weights work great on a GT  :D :D :D

 

I have a set that fit the 12" wheels on one of my tractors, and would like to find another set for the forklift.

 

There a couple of potential down sides. They will increase the width of your tractor as they stick out a lot, so if you have places with limited clearance that could become an issue.  The other problems is that as heavy (mine are around 105 Lbs. each) as they are, you may have to be a bit creative in getting them mounted.  Fortunately, I had the forklift which made it fairly easy.

 

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