Messing around in the shop

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We’ve got a full day today in and around the shop so let’s get going!

Let’s start by getting the 1941 M out of its winter slumber and ready to go to work. Fluids checked all greased up and ready for duty.
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You know what I like about old tractors, or trucks, or cars?
They can sit all winter and still fire right up like you shut them off yesterday.
With that done let’s go get the garden ready. The 2N is still on disc duty. @propane1 Noel you asked about the disc the other day and I forgot to mention it has 16 inch discs. So yes it quite a bit for the old ford to handle. But it gets the job done!
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I set the gangs a little less aggressive and it pulled much better. It also helps to be in ground that’s been worked and is looser than just cleared land.
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Time to put the tillage implements up for the season. I cleaned up the disc and put it away then brought to plow in to get it ready for storage. Shiny plows are your friend! They pull so much better. Doesn’t matter if it’s a 5 - 16 behind a big tractor or a 1 bottom behind a GT. Everybody has their own method to keep rust off of plows, here’s what I do. I wipe them down with a little grease the spray them with what ever cheap paint I grab first.
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This one sits out side all year and doesn’t get rusty. When it’s time to use it I just wipe the bottom off with some break cleaner.

Next let’s look at the 446. It’s been sputtering a little bit and I need to put the tire chain back on.
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I pulled the plugs and they were dark looks like it’s running rich and burning some oil still. Cleaned them up and it’s running better but it still runs a little rough. Sounds like it sucked some dirt into the carb. For now I put a snake oil in the gas. I’ll run it some and see what happens.

I suppose since we worked up the garden might as well plant it. Took most of the rest of the day but I got it all in the ground! And just like that it went from a weed patch to planted and looking good in about a day!
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One more task to do. I added about an acre to our hay production this year and I see thistle out there. Got to go cut that out. Luckily I got it before the seed head opened up.
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My :wife: made some great Marvin Aday for supper with stuffing and green beans. So now I’m completely exhausted with a full belly! That was a long but fun day, thanks for coming along. I hope you’re projects are going well too!
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Thanks Jeff. You had a busy day.

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I thought I’d give an after action report of the John Deere #39 sickle mower. If you recall I picked this one up from a fence row where it sat for who knows how many decades and hauled it home in pieces. The process of getting it up and running is listed earlier in this thread.
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It had problems plugging up at first so some more adjustments were needed.

After that it started working pretty well. I used it as a secondary mower and basically used it to clean up the edges of the fields.
I guessed at the belt size I needed and it looks like it’s one size too big. I’m ok with the belt slipping to save the pitman stick but this one slips a little too easy and I’m out of adjustment. So I may have to go down a size.

I guess I should have checked the hardware I used in the mower and for the mount to the tractor. Most of them rattled loose. I went out with a metal detector and found the bolts it lost.
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I picked up some nylon locking nuts so hopefully that’s taken care of.

The hay arm I made out of rebar was too light and actually broke off.
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I thought that might happen. I’ll have to look around here for some heavier stock to make a better one.

So a couple of item to address but all in all it worked pretty darn good for something that was headed to the scrap yard!
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Great day by the looks of it Jeff! Is the garden bigger this year or is it just my imagination? :cheers:
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Eugen wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:34 am Great day by the looks of it Jeff! Is the garden bigger this year or is it just my imagination? :cheers:
It’s actually just about the same size. But your eye aren’t deceiving you. I did work up a little more ground around it than before. Made it a bit easier to level things up. And I was having fun! :D
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Nice to look over your shoulder for a day @JSinMO . You've got some nice equipment there and it looks satisfying to watch it in action.

Thanks for letting us in on it.
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thebuildist wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:26 pm Nice to look over your shoulder for a day @JSinMO . You've got some nice equipment there and it looks satisfying to watch it in action.

Thanks for letting us in on it.
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I’ve been using an old Craftsman tiller around here for the last couple of seasons. It was given to me and is pretty worn out. Well today the bearing for the tiller drive gave up.
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If you remember I’ve got my dad’s tiller sitting out back.
So I’ve got one with a bad bearing in the tiller with a good motor, and one good tiller with a bad motor. Both are Briggs 5HP. Time for a little parts swap!
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In about 20 minutes I did a quick and dirty engine swap and just like that I was back to tilling!
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So I guess that answers my question about how I want to repower my dad’s old tiller! I think I’ll probably take anything useful off the Craftsman and junk the rest.
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Just a quick picture of that carry all box I made doing its job. I’ve used it quite a bit. It did rack a bit, but for free and made out of scrap I’m not complaining!
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Finally getting back to getting the leaky bucket cylinder apart on my 830 case. It was to the point the oil was squirting out about as fast as you dumped it in! :109: :headbash:
The end cap was stuck so with the cylinder attached to tractor to hold it I decided to rig some chain to a nearby tree with my heavy come along to get some pressure on it.
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I put quite a strain on it then with some light tapping the cap and rod popped out like it had a spring behind it!
With that done I got the piston bolt out.
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So now I’ll order my seals and hopefully slap it back together soon. This loader has two cylinders on the bucket, and I thought about running it with just the remaining one, but I’m imagining bad things happening so I think I’m better off waiting till I get it done!
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