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Twin City small Tractors. "On a WHIM"


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Old 08-29-2018, 08:07:16 PM
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That's a decent price on the Champions...better than anyplace I found on the web. It's good to know that they are still available. I also bought mine from NAPA about 3 years ago. Since I started using them in my Twin City I've never had to replace them...only clean one now and again on the wheezy cylinder. It looks like the Autolite 3077's have been discontinued.
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Sounds like you found a honey hole Duey! The man must have been nutz Get your grey one gas tanked up and going and you'll have a his and hers... Your lady will let you buy buy buy! And you know where my drive way is

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I. Could have set you up with some nos Stitt plugs for the TC.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:21:00 PM
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Uh Huh. I asked Bill this afternoon if the 3077's were available and just a moment later "Nope."
He then asked, "What's it for?... If I stop in, they've LONG since stopped asking me that.
I didn't let the silence linger and asked about the W89D's and then "They only come in packs of 8." AFTER I was most agreeable about it. "You'd have to take all 8 as I don't have anybody else." OK!
OK he says, "Who is this?" I told him and laughed... Oh! Hi Duane!
I told him they were for my new Twin City tractor. Hahahaha!!! But they sure can surprise me once in awhile! "It's for a 53 UD-16 unit engine. No? Try a 53 Galion motor grader." "OK, have them. Be here in a few days."
Mark, I'm currently digesting your "Canadian" thread. It's too old to push the "Thanks" button so... Thank you.
Tony's thread has been a great help! Thank you.
Russ's thread is still up and worked thru that. More big help! Thank you.
I missed someone... Thank you.
Adam. Thank you in so many ways. Hahaha! I know exactly where your driveway is! Ya, you are completely NUTZ! But you have BIGGER fish to fry right now!
Monsters, in fact!
Squirrel! Ooh, there's an IH TD-6 crawler with dozer right close to you on 2. How many trips up north do I figure I need to make??? Sheesh. Hehehe.
Took me awhile but I remembered your dad. Very nice visit with you folks!
Gee thanks. I'm all fired up again and pottying my pants on the inside.... Dang it.
How much are your delivery fees? Ya GOTTA take a hard run at my rough hill to make it up! Please put your truck in 4 wheel drive to sure you get up there! Hahaha!
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The trailer tow rig is only a
rear wheel drive. Hmmm! Thought and thinking hard... Hills??? Eeeeeek!
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:15:16 AM
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Hahaha! Yep. Eeeeeek! Is right! I told Nato to put it in 4WD so we stopped down on the lower driveway (swamp level) and then cruised on. Before the turn and hill. Can it!
Bah, Unload at the bottom and we'll pull it up with the motor grader. Cake.
Then we have lunch and go Whew!
Life's challenges... This hill presents them year 'round. : - )
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Uh Huh. I asked Bill this afternoon if the 3077's were available and just a moment later "Nope."
He then asked, "What's it for?... If I stop in, they've LONG since stopped asking me that.
I didn't let the silence linger and asked about the W89D's and then "They only come in packs of 8." AFTER I was most agreeable about it. "You'd have to take all 8 as I don't have anybody else." OK!
OK he says, "Who is this?" I told him and laughed... Oh! Hi Duane!
I told him they were for my new Twin City tractor. Hahahaha!!! But they sure can surprise me once in awhile! "It's for a 53 UD-16 unit engine. No? Try a 53 Galion motor grader." "OK, have them. Be here in a few days."
Mark, I'm currently digesting your "Canadian" thread. It's too old to push the "Thanks" button so... Thank you.
Tony's thread has been a great help! Thank you.
Russ's thread is still up and worked thru that. More big help! Thank you.
I missed someone... Thank you.
Adam. Thank you in so many ways. Hahaha! I know exactly where your driveway is! Ya, you are completely NUTZ! But you have BIGGER fish to fry right now!
Monsters, in fact!
Squirrel! Ooh, there's an IH TD-6 crawler with dozer right close to you on 2. How many trips up north do I figure I need to make??? Sheesh. Hehehe.
Took me awhile but I remembered your dad. Very nice visit with you folks!
Gee thanks. I'm all fired up again and pottying my pants on the inside.... Dang it.
How much are your delivery fees? Ya GOTTA take a hard run at my rough hill to make it up! Please put your truck in 4 wheel drive to sure you get up there! Hahaha!
Yes, and Mark S was my inspiration in his thread on the 17-28, without his input I may have gone the wrong direction as im born into the McCormick-Deering family of equipment.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:00:47 PM
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Wow! Those #589 (W89D) plugs made a serious difference!
I know this may be so trivial to some but I like engines to run perfectly most of the time or like to know how to find that sweet spot, very low idle or wide open and it “picks ‘em off” perfect. Everything off mid-low idle was grand!
These plugs got me a lot closer. Goll, he ran so nice up north but get him home and he was OK with it all and ran good but not fully pleased to be down here.
He was sitting here at a low-mid idle, timing advanced some and picking them off so nice then I slowed him down to a very slow idle after warming and almost perfect.
That dip instead of a dup once every other time thru on one of the four cylinders must go.
I have to play with the timing a bunch more for that too.
I also need to find why the timer hangs up once in awhile on the ZR4 on Rusty Twin.
The clamp is just slightly loose on the barrel too and it bugs me.
What is considered low idle speed on the Twin Cams?

I must get a reflective or a plug wire induction rpm gauge so I can see. I like to play “How Slow Can You Go” but nowadays worry about cylinder lubrication.
Been catching heck about running too slow for years with a worn out 300-350 horse stationary steam engine. Cylinder lubrication.
I tell them I hate to hear the rings chatter across the bore as it slides to and fro. That's why the slow.
A self oiling gas engine is slightly different so I figure if it’s ran for awhile to warm and oil, it can be slowed way down for a spell. Notions?

I’m thinking about getting some flex aluminum tubing to catch some of the exhaust heat that comes across the engine
(Sqirrel!!! I went to find the description of the governor throttle assy "butterfly valve housing” TW328D [Holley with heater coil] and accidentally found the page of exhaust parts I’ve wished about for the Grey Twin. TW439B, 886, 888, 889 and 890.)
Sorry to the very few reading this. : - )
...flex aluminum tubing to catch some of the exhaust heat coming across the engine from the 1-1/2 holes for the heater tubing assy that weren’t filled in to warm the butterfly valve housing and top of the Wheeler to PERHAPS get idling speeds even more tuned in and perfect. Obviously, that area is the Sweaty Betty section of the intake. That flex tubing should be really easy to work with and get me some warms over there.
Then later on I might try the TSX-704 it came with again. Without air cleaner first...
From one OCD owner who did a fantastic! job bringing this engine back to life to the next OCD owner. We all have our “things” with our machines.
I had typed “place" but had been told about my station-my place by a very unhappy foreign GSE customer once so that had to go. : - )
Wrench on good sirs.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:26:19 AM
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Russ, I gotta say I'm almost completely brand insensitive but I know where you are coming from.
My barely running F-20 went to a friend, 50 bucks I think, I was 24, he took 3rd at a pull and now that same F-20 plus more parts belongs to my son.
Waited for what seemed a milennia when I was just a boy for a 10-20 McCormick but the old fella wouldn't sell even after he had agreed to with my dad.
Don't tell the Allis guys but I haven't found that special place with them yet except for the M crawler I drove a bunch of years ago. I liked that little bugger.
Spent a bunch of time on a WD Allis, cultivating corn for my BIL. Good tractors. My nephew has the WC with a #33 mounted Corn Harvester that his grampa SWORE at so bad!
For an old Norwegian, he sure knew the swear words!
I've had 2 JD G's, still have one, grew up on an H Farmall, had a 41 B JD, wait impatiently for a 10-20 Titan but the Twin City's? Maybe since they were built only 2-1/4 hours away. ?
Don't let me start about the SMOOTH 6 in an 880 Oliver Diesel...


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So old to old tractors and yet always so new. I think I like that.

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No wonder I like gas start IH Diesel's. I rode with dad on his WD-6. He didn't like the manual steering.
Come time to plow up the alfalfa, the rented tractor was an M-602 or 670 MM double teamed with a ???
Sorry for this monster babble. Hadn't thought of many of these things for a long time
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I’m blaming all of my new-found interest on Pat B. Hehehe!
I went searching for unsticking the rings in a 17-28 one day.
Pat had a 17-28 thread, started in 2 thousand 10 that I happened to find and realize now a couple of fellas brought it back up and things were tipped over onto my radar.
Gee thanks Pat. ;-)
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Thanks Pat, I needed this. :-)
Thank you. :-)
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TSX carbs never came out till early 40's. Wheeler Schrebler first then TTX then TSX. My 1930 has Wheeler.
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