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Great looking truck!
I remember those days, I used to drive a 1998/99 Freightliner FL110 with wren tail equipment transport trailer, both saddle tanks, batterybox, both toolboxes, rear half fenders and tractors wheels were all high polished aluminum as well as the bangboard. Front bumper was chrome steel. It was a twelve hour day to polish that truck and wax it. My metal polish of choice was the Heavy Metal polishes (now owned by Chemical Guys) I usually kept all three grits handy. My boss loved his truck looking great so he would pay me for time I would have volunteered, it was a rolling billboard for his equipment rental company. All of his trucks were hand striped and hand painted logos by an old school sign painter who also did custom hot rod pinstriping all free hand. Need to see if I still have a pic of that truck.
 

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Hey Rich, post it if you findit. thanks Greg. I used Mothers today, as that is very easy to use away from home. I have McKee's jeweling wax and sealants that i use with a DA polisher at the house. By the way, I use them on rockets too, but I did not say that here. :)
 

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You can see tha lot in the pic. it's ok. i am on Presidents island in Memphis. 91 degrees today, nice breeze off river, so not to bad. it was 103 in Guymon on thursday:(
 

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Hey Rich, post it if you findit. thanks Greg. I used Mothers today, as that is very easy to use away from home. I have McKee's jeweling wax and sealants that i use with a DA polisher at the house. By the way, I use them on rockets too, but I did not say that here. :)
When I was in college back in the early '70s I had a summer job as a truck driver. It was a 2 ton dually with a box on the back, a typical small truck delivery vehicle. I ran a daily schedule from Duluth, MN to Grand Marias, MN along the North Shore of Lake Superior. I carried whatever was ordered by people/companies along that route. Automatic transmissions, car parts, sides of beef for the ore boats, etc. I liked it. Fired up a Doobie once I got on the road and did my job. Great scenery, good people. :cool:
 

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Cut and installed an 8inch hatch on my kayak. Needed more room for storage for longer paddling trips. Next I need to seal the scupper holes better to ensure a dry hull.
 

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Hey Rich, post it if you findit. thanks Greg. I used Mothers today, as that is very easy to use away from home. I have McKee's jeweling wax and sealants that i use with a DA polisher at the house. By the way, I use them on rockets too, but I did not say that here. :)
Here it is, looks like the tool box needs a touch up. The first two pic were taken about 2002. The last pic was taken between 2004 and 2007, we commonly referred to it as a super set (35' front box and 28' back box), not nearly as pretty as the Freightliner but USF Reddaway at one time could take that truck into their Portland, OR shop and rebuild the darn thing in about 2-3 days and send it back to me, that kept enough parts on hand that they could build an entire truck from their parts stock including rebuilt Cummins motors like the Aeromax had in it as well as the Eaton 8 speed. The FL112 had a 300hp CAT with a Eaton Super 10, everybody hated that transmission until they learned to shift it, starting off uphill was a son of a buck until you learned to use the jake to drop the engine rpms faster than the transmission and shift quick.

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I've got a '52 Ford Golden Jubilee. They clutch went out on it plowing snow this past winter so I need to split it and put in all new parts. Haven't done this before but it looks pretty straight forward. Thank God for YouTube. :)
It's heavy work because you have to support both ends of the tractor when you split it...if I were close by I'd come help. Make sure you have at least one other person helping out for safety's sake.

When we had a 5A lot in Kansas, I had a '42 Ford 9N which is mechanically very similar to the later Jubilee. I'm currently working up the nerve to start a restoration project on a 1940 John Deere H.
 

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I finished up my new work trailer (less the load gate and a few minor details).
I also have an Eggtimer Quantum coming! This will be my first electronic build - should be fun.
 

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It's heavy work because you have to support both ends of the tractor when you split it...if I were close by I'd come help. Make sure you have at least one other person helping out for safety's sake.

When we had a 5A lot in Kansas, I had a '42 Ford 9N which is mechanically very similar to the later Jubilee. I'm currently working up the nerve to start a restoration project on a 1940 John Deere H.
@msjohnso Thanks for the offer! I wish you were closer too. ;) I own an old dairy farm and in the garage I have a ceiling rail with a trolley & chain hoist. My plan is to have a friend push my tractor in with his BobCat and get it right under the rail. The chock the rear tires and block up the rear end. Then I'll get the chain hoist around the belly of the engine area, tighten up the chain, and start unbolting the 2 halves. When I get the bolts out I'll push the front (engine) part of the tractor enough to be able to remove the clutch disk, pressure plate, & both bearings. I found this video on YouTube. I wonder if the presenter makes house calls.

 

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@msjohnso Thanks for the offer! I wish you were closer too. ;) I own an old dairy farm and in the garage I have a ceiling rail with a trolley & chain hoist. My plan is to have a friend push my tractor in with his BobCat and get it right under the rail. The chock the rear tires and block up the rear end. Then I'll get the chain hoist around the belly of the engine area, tighten up the chain, and start unbolting the 2 halves. When I get the bolts out I'll push the front (engine) part of the tractor enough to be able to remove the clutch disk, pressure plate, & both bearings. I found this video on YouTube. I wonder if the presenter makes house calls.

I haven't run an 8N or 9N in many years but watching that video was worth it, she acts like she really knows her stuff, and that shes cute too doesn't hurt. Evidently she is also an author and has written an Encyclopedia on the Farmall Cub tractor.
 
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I haven't run an 8N or 9N in many years but watching that video was worth it, she acts like she really knows her stuff, and that shes cut too doesn't hurt. Evidently she is also an author and has written an Encyclopedia on the Farmall Cub tractor.
@rharshberger She does know her stuff. She & her Dad shoot the videos they have a ton of them on YouTube. They sell tractor parts too.
I like a woman who isn't afraid of hard work & getting her hands dirty. Yup, she is cute. :)
 

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@msjohnso Thanks for the offer! I wish you were closer too. ;) I own an old dairy farm and in the garage I have a ceiling rail with a trolley & chain hoist. My plan is to have a friend push my tractor in with his BobCat and get it right under the rail. The chock the rear tires and block up the rear end. Then I'll get the chain hoist around the belly of the engine area, tighten up the chain, and start unbolting the 2 halves. When I get the bolts out I'll push the front (engine) part of the tractor enough to be able to remove the clutch disk, pressure plate, & both bearings. I found this video on YouTube. I wonder if the presenter makes house calls.

I haven't run an 8N or 9N in many years but watching that video was worth it, she acts like she really knows her stuff, and that shes cute too doesn't hurt. Evidently she is also an author and has written an Encyclopedia on the Farmall Cub tractor.
@rharshberger She does know her stuff. She & her Dad shoot the videos they have a ton of them on YouTube. They sell tractor parts too.
I like a woman who isn't afraid of hard work & getting her hands dirty. Yup, she is cute. :)
I work for a New Holland Construction dealership. We still get a few 8N/9N's in for repair. I don't like 'em... But I get paid to fix them, so I bite my lip and fix the lil buggers. If she was helping me with them, it might not be so bad... ;);)

Greg,
Your plan for the chain hoist should work just fine.
Here are some things to know.
If you have a tube frame loader on it, it may have to come all the way off first.
You might get away with just unbolting the rear mounts from the rear axle and placing the loader rear mounts on stands. It depends on how much clearance there is between the loader frame and the rear wheels.
You might find it beneficial to take off the hood and fuel tank, just from the point of attaching the hoist.
You can't replace the rear main seal while the engine is split. To do that, you have to drop the oil pan (and sometimes the crankshaft...).
I would look at the transmission input shaft and make sure it's dry(ish). While you're in there, now is a good time to replace that seal if it's questionable.
All hardware is standard torque for applicable sizes.
Good luck.
Any questions, you can PM me.
 

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Set up my paint sprayer and 'painted two night stands and drawers, yesterday. Then went to Hobby Lobby and I picked up this:
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I work for a New Holland Construction dealership. We still get a few 8N/9N's in for repair. I don't like 'em... But I get paid to fix them, so I bite my lip and fix the lil buggers. If she was helping me with them, it might not be so bad... ;);)

Greg,
Your plan for the chain hoist should work just fine.
Here are some things to know.
If you have a tube frame loader on it, it may have to come all the way off first.
You might get away with just unbolting the rear mounts from the rear axle and placing the loader rear mounts on stands. It depends on how much clearance there is between the loader frame and the rear wheels.
You might find it beneficial to take off the hood and fuel tank, just from the point of attaching the hoist.
You can't replace the rear main seal while the engine is split. To do that, you have to drop the oil pan (and sometimes the crankshaft...).
I would look at the transmission input shaft and make sure it's dry(ish). While you're in there, now is a good time to replace that seal if it's questionable.
All hardware is standard torque for applicable sizes.
Good luck.
Any questions, you can PM me.
@jd2cylman Thanks for the advice & the offer of answering questions. I've been working on my own vehicles for years and am restoring a 1974 FMC2900R. The FMC caused me to buy a decent 3/4" ratchet and sockets set. No tube frame loader but I will need to get my chains & snow plow off of it before I try to move it. Plan on removing the hood and battery & battery holder. The video I posted shows me pretty much what I need to do but I think my starter & hydraulic pump are in different locations.
 

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Almost completed the second battery installation in the Jeep. Main battery is under the driver's seat, new auxiliary battery (AGM type) is now under the passenger seat. A nice DC-DC charger/controller keeps it topped up. Should commission the system tomorrow if I am lucky.
 

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I slept. As a chronic insomnia sufferer, I often go for days without sleep, and when I do get to sleep, I often sleep for 16-24 hours or more! I just finished one of those marathon sleep sessions about 4AM this morning, so nothing has been done in any other area of my life... o_O
 

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Went to the doctor's office for minor surgery. He removed the rest of the ?encapsulated? carcinoma from my earlobe (don't recall the term he used but it was a little ball, about the size of a large pea, and is unlikely to spread). Stitches come out next week. It ruined my perfect good looks; how am I going to attract the rocket babes now?.... 🤪

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Which EV and how do you like it?
A guy in my area rents out a 2014 Leaf on Turo. Not the best looking vehicle IMO but exactly what I needed for a practical 4-day experience at 1/3 the price of his Tesla.

I spent the weekend hunting out local charging stations (would that be “geocaching”?) and plugging in each one of them for 2-5 minutes. Lol. Just enough to look busy.

Blew out a residential fuse with level 1 charging. And registered accounts to use public level 2 and 3 chargers with iPhone apps. Yup I’m an expert with all this now.

One one hand, it’s a cute, chubby golf cart. On the other, you load it up with a fridge-sounding transformer that pumps out 75 Amps.

I find most EV post-2018 to have a normal look. Not goofy anymore.

Used my newly repaired v6 today to seek out more charging stations. My next car is surely an EV. I just need my current one to fall apart.
 

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A guy in my area rents out a 2014 Leaf on Turo. Not the best looking vehicle IMO but exactly what I needed for a practical 4-day experience at 1/3 the price of his Tesla.

I spent the weekend hunting out local charging stations (would that be “geocaching”?) and plugging in each one of them for 2-5 minutes. Lol. Just enough to look busy.

Blew out a residential fuse with level 1 charging. And registered accounts to use public level 2 and 3 chargers with iPhone apps. Yup I’m an expert with all this now.

One one hand, it’s a cute, chubby golf cart. On the other, you load it up with a fridge-sounding transformer that pumps out 75 Amps.

I find most EV post-2018 to have a normal look. Not goofy anymore.

Used my newly repaired v6 today to seek out more charging stations. My next car is surely an EV. I just need my current one to fall apart.
I have a 2013 Leaf and love it. We don’t charge at the public stations. The 110 outlet in the garage has taken care of us for years.

I think Tesla made a game change in looks. I like the Leaf’s late-Star Trek Voyager look, but I get that it’s not for everyone.

Welcome to the club!
 
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