Messing around in the shop

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Holy cow fellas, i had quite a busy time in the shop this weekend, a one step forward two steps back situation. :45:
Got the oil change in the mower and cut grass for the first time this year. Seems a little early but it needed it. I pulled back to the shop to find a flat tire on the side by side. I see it’s a cut not a hole I can plug so I figured I’d break down the tire and put a tube in. I beat on it, put the backhoe on it, tried using jacks, etc. :smash: I can’t get the bead to break loose! :headbash: :cuss: :30: I finally gave up. Thoroughly defeated and aggravated I put it in the trunk of the car. Hopefully I can get it broke down by a shop tomorrow.
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I went over the brush hog I put the blades on last fall. All greased up and gear box oil topped off! Won’t be long now and it will be getting some use!
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The 2N has been running great then today it started missing and sputtering and finally died. I could get it to start but is ran terribly. What in the world happened? I looked it over and found the problem. :cuss:
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The coil is almost cracked in two! Luckily I have a good friend up the road aways that has several N series Fords and he let me borrow a coil until I can get a new one.

It’s kind of funny, even on the days that I’m really busy and things don’t really go smoothly, I’m still completely content messing around in the shop!
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The low pressure tubeless wheels like what is on an Atv or Utv have a larger bead lock ridge than most wheels making them a pain to brake down unless you have a machine . So don't feel bad about struggling with them . I have a small tire machine for the lawn mower tire but take all the other stuff to the tire shop up the road . It is just not worth the struggle .
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Are those Fords called "N" series for "N"ot today , I am having a breakdown . :35: :hm:
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I never worked with one but I hear they are very reliable little tractors . Wonder what caused the coil to split like that .
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We use to drive over the edge of car tires to break the bead when I was a younger man and then wrestle the tire. I used my HF 20 ton press to break the bead on GT tires but now bought a HF small tire machine. Some still need a bit if wrangling to remove. :peace: Harry
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We use to drive over the edge of car tires to break the bead when I was a younger man and then wrestle the tire. I used my HF 20 ton press to break the bead on GT tires but now bought a HF small tire machine. Some still need a bit if wrangling to remove. :peace: Harry
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DavidBarkey wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:43 am Are those Fords called "N" series for "N"ot today , I am having a breakdown . :35: :hm:
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I never worked with one but I hear they are very reliable little tractors . Wonder what caused the coil to split like that .
That was certainly what it said yesterday! :))
I have no idea why it split, I’ve heard they can get moisture inside and do that but I don’t know if that’s what happened here. I can tell you for sure it won’t run right like that! :rofl:
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This episode of messing around in the shop is from a couple of days ago. The Farmall Cub has been on my mind and I decided it was time to wake it up!
I hooked a chain to it and towed it out of hibernation with the 446.
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The poor old cub has been sitting for at least 2 years and probably closer to 3. I check the oil and looked in the gas tank. It smelled like bad rotten gas. :barf: But I wondered if it would pop off so I cleaned the battery terminals and hooked up a jump pack. Four revolutions of the engine and it was running!
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It had no oil pressure so I shut it down fast. I guess it sat long enough for the oil pump to go dry. If you ever mess with one of these, they are easy to prime. Just take the oil filter element out of the housing and find the hole at the back of the housing.
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Fill that hole with oil and it’s primed. I started it back up and the pressure built quickly.
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I want to give it a little work so I attached the plow.
And gave it a bath. I think it cleaned up pretty good!
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This was the first tractor I bought for myself and fixed up, quite a long time ago now. I guess this one started the addiction! Getting back in the seat felt like getting in touch with an old friend, very pleasant and comfortable.

While I was moving some things around the back of the shop I found an old set of fenders for a Farmall H or M that I had forgotten about and decided to see how they looked on the Super H. Back in the day fenders were an option. It’s hard to find a tractor with them around here, but I see a lot of them with fenders up north.
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I think they look good on the tractor but they are too close to the platform for my liking. I think they would be better moved over closer to the tires.

Hopefully it won’t be long and I’ll be back in the shop to give the Cub a workout, and make some spacers for the fenders!
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Raining the last few days so while paint was drying on the GT hood in the shop I worked in the lean to. When I switched the shop over to LED lights I purchased three lights for the lean to which is attached to the back of the shop building. I ran a power line from breaker box through the wall to a box in lean to. Then ran wiring to a switch, to the lights an outlet for a drop light and an outlet on the wall for my trickle charger. Three exhausting days for grandpa here, going up and down the ladder more times than I can count. It will be so nice to have electric in the lean to instead of just an extension cord on the ground. I enjoy improvement projects for the shop as much as working on the GT’s. :thumbsup: :peace: Harry
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Great shop improvement @Harry. I know LED lights are better but that’s a to do that keeps slipping down the list around here!
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It’s about time to start waking some Farmalls up from hibernation and get ready for their summer workouts!
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I thought I’d start by seeing if I could get the fenders fitted on the Super H.
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I found a plate in the junk pile… I mean my metal storage area! I was able to cut it in half and the mark out the hole locations.
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A little rattle can paint job to make them red and just like that we have fender extensions!
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That looks much better and it should work much better too.
Then on to getting them ready to work. The usual Fluids, greasing, rear end oil, etc.

After looking every over I’m not sure but I think this tire MIGHT be about wore out! :hm:
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Actually it’s looked like that for almost 10 years now but it still holds air, so I’ve decided I just have to see how long it will last! :42: :rofl:

After the Super H and M had their spring check up’s it was time for their yearly bath. You can clearly see they been used since I painted them but I think they still clean up pretty nice!
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That leaves one more M and Herbie the truck to go over then it’ll be time to start checking equipment over to make some hay.
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