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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Back to my regular programming... Things go wrong, old stereo stuff, and so on, and on and on...

I suppose I will have to go back and delete the previous posts as the search engine will bring people who don't really care about old farm equipment and farming.
I am back to my usual activities, grinding feed, old music, dynaco stereo equipment, and sitting on my arse in the easy chair.
I had to make feed the other day and hooked up the Super. The M670 super has a lot more bottom end than the IH 656. Actually it has quite a bit more horsepower all the way around.
I've been rebuilding the PTO on the 656. It comes out in one piece. I had it all back together and then knocked it off the bench busting off top of the control rod. A new control rod costs $100. I did jump back quickly so it did not land on my feet. I suppose new feet would cost more than $100.

Later I rebuilt my baby Advent speakers. I bought a kit on eBay which was well reviewed. It came with new tweeters and woofers and crossovers and not real good instructions. The family helped me install them.

I was so enthused that I decided to take my Dynaco stuff off of the table and install it in the bookshelf. The Dynaco components are not very deep and will fit nicely on a bookshelf.
I soon discovered why those bookshelves were such a good deal... They are crap!

6 comments:

  1. I bought a couple of those (looks like wood but aren't) (assemble your self) book shelves. My shelves are all bent like yours. They look nice from a distance though. I'm pretty sure Lowes charged close to $100.00 for them. I should have just bought some pine boards and cinder blocks like in the old days at school.

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  2. I see you have retired the old hammer mill. Nice New Holland mixer. I've looked at them but am currently attempting to resurrect an old IH hammer mill that I rescued from an abandoned farm yard where it was rusting away. Awaiting the initial test run with a mix of hopefullness and concern.

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  3. Ralph, parts for this mixer are horribly expensive. A new screen set me back $250, new main drive belt $275. I probably shouldn't have run 140 hp through it. I think the M670 Super is a little easier on it that the White 2-135.
    I like to resurrect old junk that should be scrapped so I will not add any comments on the IH project.
    Don't grind rocks. I've found that to be a bad idea.

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  4. These came from BiMart and were some incredible closeout deal. Way under $100 but probably more than $40.
    I beefed it up this evening with a couple pieces of steel. Can't even tell.
    Listening to the Allman brothers on your father's stereo. Hope he doesn't mind...

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  5. Above reply did not go where it was supposed to but I'm sure you know who it was directed at.

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  6. Have any more pieces of that steel laying around?

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