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JBNeal last won the day on April 26 2022

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  1. I am glad to donate to the cause as this site is a wealth of information for us Pilot-House enthusiasts, and I look forward to contributing further in the future. There are novice Pilot-House enthusiasts on the FB that have many questions, and I regularly reference this site to expose them to the knowledge base here...maybe a few of them will pony up like the paying members here to help keep the lights on
  2. additional information - fuel tank installation
  3. The brushes are offset on the commutator so I do not think polarity is an issue.
  4. great looking buggies...that D600 was a familiar ride-along; Dad had one when I was a kid that hauled grain out of the fields, remember staring at that dash shift decal many times trying to figure it out while riding shotgun
  5. those two slotted screws run the length of the motor and hold the transmission housing to the motor. those cloth covered wires are part of the park circuit...I have a write-up pending that goes into detail about this electrical circuit, with issues to address, a supplemental wiring diagram, and repair details. In short, these wiper motors can be rejuvenated fairly easily by dismantling, cleaning critical areas, rewiring the park circuit with fresh conductors, and filling the transmission with fresh lubricant. There is a leather seal in the transmission that is very tricky to replace, but I think I have that issue solved through trial and error. In total, for less than 20 bucks in materials and some common mechanical and electrical tools, refurbishing these Autolite 6V wiper motor units can be a satisfying weekend project. 🏆
  6. Dad's 1967 Farmall 1206 and my 1980 International 584 both had factory installed ether injection systems for cold starting the diesel engines...push button that was not easily accessible, solenoid energized to press the stem on a small aerosol can (nozzle removed) that sprayed directly into intake manifold...half second shot, and them old diesels would fire right up in sub-freezing weather. On gasoline engines, we would shoot a full second down a carb throat to get fire on a stubborn engine...worked well there too, except on fuel-fouled spark plugs; if the engine didn't fire right away, it was time to pull a few spark plugs to clean them up and try again, which usually did the trick. Rarely used the ether in above freezing temps unless infrequently used engine was being ornery, but that little shot got'm back in business purty quick. Anything more than a hit of ether was a big no-no...rules to live by 👀
  7. yessiree that looks like a re-cored radiator...the original core had the honeycomb structure. additional information - radiator identification for non-pressurized systems
  8. these flatheads were designed to be rebuilt with ample material available for block and head machining...the block would have to be really trashed by a thrown rod or cracking to be discarded. It takes a fair amount of work, but as Merle illustrated, these flatheads can be revived...I've done a few with varying levels of difficulty, still amazed that it can be done with the modern disposable engines that are prevalent.
  9. plunger down: check valve, carb side closes; check valve, tank side opens; diaphragm draws fuel into pump plunger up: check valve, tank side closes; check valve, carb side opens; diaphragm pushes fuel into carb I reckon if'n ya got a fuel line restriction, that could approximate a check valve
  10. congratulations on the new addition 🏆 one of the benefits of staying organized is that if ya have to stop in the middle of something, you can pick up where ya left off fairly quickly...I have a few bays at several places of gonna-get-round-to-its, that when asked I can humorously rattle off what's left to do, how much it will cost, and how long it will take...it's taken a lotta practice but I've gotten the hang of it...the latest is the carb rebuild for a John Deere GT235e, parts are 3 weeks out so all the removed parts are stacked up and ready to go back on, any day now
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