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    Re: Came by this one...

    And on every politicians plate before their food is served

    JV
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    Re: Cleaning a cooling system

    Hose is maybe 3 years, but time flies! You are probably correct; it has hardened (whatever its age), so I'll order another tomorra.

    Re core plugs, there was an extensive discussion on an American...
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    Re: Cleaning a cooling system

    Thanks ff; I remember that now that you mention it.

    I gave the engine a good back flushing about 2 years ago when I changed the Welch (Walch? Casting openings?) plugs, and refilled with rust...
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    Cleaning a cooling system

    What's the best way to clean the rust out of a cooling system prior to refilling with rust inhibitor?

    A proprietry cleaner, or laundry powder (so I've heard!)

    JV
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    Re: Free at last

    A lost opportunity; you should have made yourself known & knocked on the door.:)

    JV
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    Re: Free at last

    Not wrong Ironhead! At Xmas, Tasmanian rock lobster prices went to AUD125/kg - off the boat!:eek: Prices have eased back somewhat coz of the Covid 19 to around AUD80/kg

    JV
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    Old iron pictures

    An unbelievably large collection of pictures of American vintage agricultural machinery.

    Well done that man!

    JV


    https://public.fotki.com/deanvp/tractor_shows/2020/az/glendale-az/
  8. Re: Calves with contracted tendons, front feet.

    The problem has been solved: the vet came a few days ago and relieved all three bull calves of 28 pounds of specialised body parts ;).

    We discussed the need to sell all the heifer calves in due...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    Thank you agrimax; I'm well chuffed by your words.:)

    Again, perseverence prevailed .
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    Ha! It runs - sweeter than ever! Get away Murphy - and don't come back! (Apologies to any reader named Murphy:))

    My forensic analysis, for what it's worth, which is probably a great deal more...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    So: the jousting with Murphy continues.

    Collected the injectors today, fitted with new nozzles which should have
    been gold plated according to the invoiced parts prices (but I can't see
    the...
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    Re: MF 135 - Injection pump.

    I'm pretty sure that's possible. I did something along those lines with my neighbours MF35 back in the 70s.

    JV
  13. Re: New Farmer asking the community for help.

    Maybe, but there is a lot of information which we do not know e.g. details of climate.

    Here, in cool (well, mostly, we had a 40C day yesterday!) temperate climate with an average 600mm rainfall...
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    Allis Chalmers ED40 injector pipes

    Don't spose anyone can provide a lead to new injector pipes for said tractor? It used the Standard 23C engine, but it had glow plugs in the head.

    My friend has fitted glowplugs to the 23C in his...
  15. Re: Calves with contracted tendons, front feet.

    Thank you 4wd & Ironhead for your comments. They match with what I'd discovered. I'm still inclined to have all 3 bull calves cut, (such a waste!) and will have to make the decision in a week or 3....
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    Hmm.. it seems no one has any opinions I could consider! :(
  17. Calves with contracted tendons, front feet.

    For the first time ever, in my small herd of Shorthorns, some of the male calves have had contracted tendons i.e the hooves on the front feet have been folded back at birth. They have all...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    i was lucky then, coz I had tagged each one with it's number and observed performance. The doctor said he would phone when they were ready for collection in a few days, nothing more.

    As for...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    Thanks for the tip, ff & agrimax. I'd heard of that in the past, but did not know the reasoning, nor have I tried it. I'll keep it in mind for when I have a proper job for the old girl!

    JV
  20. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    Hmm.. 42% of UK farms would be unprofitable without subsidy.

    Why is that so? What are the key production costs?

    JV
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    Good advice ff, thank you, and you are correct: I do a lot of low rev. work. I had not thought it through to the same extent, but I can see the sense. She's been a bit smoky for some time, & had...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    Slipped out before breakfast and cracked the nuts on the injectors. Nos. 3 & 4 slowed the engine considerably, #1 not quite so much, and #2 not at all, although fuel is being delivered. I think...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    agrimax: I'm in 110% agreement on Murphy! :rolleyes:

    All good suggestions, thank you, especially the one on testing the injectors out of the head. I have no knowledge of when the injectors were...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    Ohhhh. Murphy again! :mad:

    Got all the valves adjusted with the observational help of my neighbour, and the engine started ok. Used it on light work for a couple of hours stacking hay bales, then...
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    Re: MF168 head gasket

    'Evening agrimax

    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, that was the page I saw; thanks for confirming the rule of 9. I never thought of the trick of using the generator pulley nut to turn the engine but...
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