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gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron


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Old 01-27-2005, 10:35:34 PM
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Default gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron

NOT TOO cold yet in western MA ,still above 0 (although not by too much somedays)
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Default Re: gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron

You're lucky...My Novo has No chance of starting in cold weather (I don't think the Model T carb helps ) Of course, I am not gonna try to lug the beast out of the garage in the winter either!! 4HP is heavy!

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Yup, The 4 hp IS heavy....but.....the one that is running is a 6hp, EVEN HEAVIER....and a bit of a bear to pull over in the cold! At least I don't have to fill the hopper!
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Default Re: gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron

my IHC 6 horse M will start no matter what the temp and it only takes 2 or 3 pulls over to do it.
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Default Re: gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron

Just checked the thermometer and its a balmy 15 degrees with a wind chill around 10. Earlier it was just 1 degree with a -7 wind chill. Not even going to try to run an engine except the 350 with electric start in the Chevy truck with only 328,000 miles, and two engines in the back(1 1/2 "M" and a 1 1/2 J.D.-E, ready to put in someones elses truck ) . Just trying like heck to have some fun, even in NJ .
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Default Re: gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron

It’s cold here in Oregon too. This morning when I got up it was 55 degrees. Now I realize that it is not as cold here in the NW as it is in the Midwest or on the East coast, but it still can get pretty cold.
As a kid we had a Oliver RC 70 and it would fire right up easy when cold, but forget trying to start it by cranking when it was hot or even warm.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:05:57 PM
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its about 20 deg. here this morning ive been running my ka stover all winter. its in the garage between the trucks and bye using my old train transformer in stead of a battery all i have to do is plug it up to start the stover. does that make it a eletric start ? but the 50 wght oil i use sure slows it down in cold weather. alan in london ky
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Default Re: gettin' cold , but where still crankin' up old iron

Allen thats 32 degrees warmer then it was here in southern mi.this morning!50w? That is way to heavy. even in warm weather.It doesnt flow very good unless its real hot. I wouldnt recommend using anything more then 30w and 20w works good yr. round. BobRR
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