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Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm

:roll: uh, why don’t I buy and stock the little things like tuneup parts so that I have them when I need them?
The ‘52 finished Santa duty in the front and having done it well needed to be dried out and parked out of the weather. I put the battery in and it fired right up. After a minute it died like it was out of gas and refused to restart. I ended up towing it to the back. I figured the points were burnt and I was right. They were terrible but I noticed as I turned the motor with the hand crank the points didn’t lift. Huh. Ok, took’em off and filed them. The distributor cam was dry too, odd, so I greased it a little.
Putting it back together and turning the motor I couldn’t get it to produce a gap, it wouldn’t lift and it hit me the lip, the follower on the spring section of the points was gone. As the cam was dry it probably wore that lip off.
That probably accounts for its running rough before it was assigned to Santa duty.
I went through all my parts and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have another set of points.
Why? No good answer. :oops:
Live and learn.
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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:00 pm

Been mulling this over and doing some past post reading. Pertronix 1442, the points in the Lo-Boy has had its issues and this one so maybe I’ll do the swap for one to see how it goes. Best pros I’ve found is $84. Maybe this is better than chasing points???
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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Guy I buy parts from has tune up kits for 100-110 buckw Comes with points, condenser, sediment bowl or bow parts your choice, dist. Cap, tank screen, IH carb rebuild kit, plug wire, plugs, steel fuel line and seems like something else. Really it's a good deal. I seldom need everything there but good for parts on the shelf. Good deal I feel like.
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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Waif » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 pm

I save my old ones when not worn out. That way they are not needed so much......

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 am

Waif wrote:I save my old ones when not worn out. That way they are not needed so much......

I have done that too and too excess like a pack rat. I’ve been trying to break away from all the clutter and clear out what I don’t need. I probably tossed the old ones which really surprised me because I was sure I had a set.
I did find things I forgot I had :roll: that’s how long I’ve been acquiring and storing things waiting to get my restorations done.
I’ve got to get moving on them.
I guess in parts on the shelf and what is parked in the shed I have at least two fully restored tractors. ;)
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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Waif » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:55 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:
Waif wrote:I save my old ones when not worn out. That way they are not needed so much......

I have done that too and too excess like a pack rat. I’ve been trying to break away from all the clutter and clear out what I don’t need. I probably tossed the old ones which really surprised me because I was sure I had a set.
I did find things I forgot I had :roll: that’s how long I’ve been acquiring and storing things waiting to get my restorations done.
I’ve got to get moving on them.
I guess in parts on the shelf and what is parked in the shed I have at least two fully restored tractors. ;)


Always interesting the things you can find on an Easter egg hunt for something you don't have....Or an item that turns up in the last place you look.

Despite trying to not accumulate clutter (Man , I need a garage or barn to clutter) , I have found a trend of not needing saved junk until I toss it. Regardless of how long it is held in limbo/disarray.

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:57 pm

I know Letting go of stuff “I might need” is good but finding out I could have really used it doesn’t help.
I’m seriously considering installing the pertronix igniter into one of my cubs, I’ll probably get it and hang onto it till one of them eats it’s points.
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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Mrblanche » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Waif wrote:Always interesting the things you can find on an Easter egg hunt for something you don't have....Or an item that turns up in the last place you look.


Of course, it's the last place you look. Why would you look any more, after you find it?

But I grew up so poor, I have a terrible time throwing anything out. And my garage shows it.

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby indy61 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm

[quote="Lt.Mike"]
I’m seriously considering installing the pertronix igniter into one of my cubs,
I highly recommend it. I would replace the battery cables and use a good battery.
My 6v Pertronix is close to 10 years with no problems. I did install an Optima battery around the same time but it's still going strong, no corrosion/explosion. It's a yellow top 6v and I don't think they make them anymore.

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:23 pm

My immeadiate plan for the new Cub is to replace the truck cables on the new Cub and pick up a 26R battery for it.
I’ve got new tuneup parts coming tomorrow (?) so I just put points back in for now.
At some point I will order the pertronix kit. Maybe for the lowboy? Maybe the A as they claim it can go in a magneto too.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:27 pm

Mrblanche wrote:
Waif wrote:Always interesting the things you can find on an Easter egg hunt for something you don't have....Or an item that turns up in the last place you look.


Of course, it's the last place you look. Why would you look any more, after you find it?

But I grew up so poor, I have a terrible time throwing anything out. And my garage shows it.

Two years ago I turned a cluttered barn into a shop with the aide of a trash can and eBay.
I sold what I would have thought to be worthless parts I’ve been sitting on for 30 years (why?) and made about $1,400. I got space and parts I actually needed.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

1958 International Cub Lo-Boy
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1946 International IA (Lil’Mule) “keeper”
1946 International IA “donor tractor for Lil’Mule”

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby indy61 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:35 pm

I thought you were still 6v. Group 26 is 12v.

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:50 pm

indy61 wrote:I thought you were still 6v. Group 26 is 12v.

Nope sorry everything I’ve picked up so far except one IA was already converted to 12v.
I’m pretty comfortable with alternators and have zero with generators so they stay 12.
The IA is something I grabbed to pick certain parts ( foot throttle etc...) for the IA I’m keeping then I put it in running condition to resell for whatever I can get. I guess it’s then I’ll have to educate myself on 6v systems.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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1946 International IA “donor tractor for Lil’Mule”

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Scrivet » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:02 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:...... I probably tossed the old ones which really surprised me because I was sure I had a set...........
To find out for sure, all you need to do is buy another set or two. The speed at which you find the one you thought you had is inversely proportional to the number of replacements you buy.

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Re: Need to stock the little parts

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm

Ya, you’ve got that right. That’s why I have about two of every tool.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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