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About chip61

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  • Birthday 07/01/1961

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  • tractors
    314-8, C160, Automatic 10, 310-8, 416-H basket case
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    Mechanicsville and Mathews, VA
  • Interests
    older trucks and tractors

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  1. Field Day 2018

    I'm sorry, I should have mentioned it sooner. It is sponsored by the Rockville-Centerville Steam and Gas Historical Association. Saturday was a nice day up there, but Sunday was a washout-got my truck and the two tractors covered in mud when I picked them up.
  2. Field Day 2018

    Don't see many Allis Chalmers around here. There used to be one at the show in addition to mine but I haven't seen it in a few years. It's a real nice machine to mow with although the past few years it only does trailer duty.
  3. Field Day 2018

    It's in Rockville at the Goochland/Henrico line. Really good show-I'll remind you next year.
  4. Field Day 2018

    Cut tall wet thick grass Friday night and Sunday with my C160 (I hate to do that but it had to be cut) so I wasn't able to display it at Field Day like I usually do so I just took my Sears and Allis Chalmers. There were actually very few garden tractors up there this year, but Saturday someone brought a beautiful 520H and GT14-they were gone Saturday evening when I went back so I didn't get any pictures. A lot of work went into those tractors-much attention to detail. I am wondering if the owner is a member here.
  5. Went to Mathews today and put my Horses up on blocks in case this storm hits and my place floods. We're really hoping it doesn't impact us but better safe than sorry.
  6. My 73 no name had that setup too but I had to remove it because the shut-off valve started leaking. I replaced it with one of those inline shutoffs too. I couldn't figure out where all my fuel was going since I was shutting it off because I wouldn't see the tractor again for a couple weeks. One day I went back after a couple hours and saw it dripping
  7. Was cutting grass with the 416 today-checked voltage and noticed gauge was pegged. Got multimeter and confirmed about 17v. I knew the battery wouldn't live long like that so I disconnected the battery lead from the regulator and finished my yard. Luckily I have a project 416 in the barn with a brand new regulator so I swapped them and now back to around 14v. Then moved on to FIL's field and my neighbor's yard until it started raining hard. Of course once I put everything away it stopped. Hopefully the rain will hold off tomorrow when I go back down there.
  8. Reconsidering my use of Av100 Fuel!

    I've been running non ethanol 87 octane in all my small engines for several years now. No issues since I switched. I put stabilizer in anything that is going to set for more than a few weeks. I have some mixed stabilized fuel for my 2-strokes that is two years old and still hasn't gone stale. I think you would be fine using the lower grade non ethanol fuel.
  9. McLean restoration

    I just found this thread-that turned out great!! The workmanship is first class. I really appreciate the amount of time it took to make some of those parts and how nice they turned out. Thanks for sharing the pics and videos.
  10. It does look good-I need a couple of them. I'll have to check Tractor Supply here.
  11. Yea, if my neighbor hadn't called me I wouldn't have known anything about it until I got down there on Sunday. Weather up here was fine. I really didn't have time to fool with the 416 the other day, I will probably take the C160 down there to use and bring the 416 up here to work on it. Between cutting up the tree and trying to stay ahead of the grass I don't have much time to work on anything when I'm down there.
  12. I've been using the 416-H as my main mower since I got it a year ago. A couple weeks ago I decided to clean up the deck and sharpen the blades on the 314. I installed the deck on the 314 last weekend. I guess the 416 got jealous because after about 10min run time today it started surging and stalling-would only run with 1/2 choke so the 314 got a good workout. That 416 has never missed a beat since I got it until today-I'll look into it when I get a chance but timing is terrible. We had some sort of microburst down in Mathews on Friday and I have a lot of tree to clean up. Two truckloads so far-probably 3 or 4 more to go. Whatever this was it peeled the neighbor's tin roof off his new garage like an onion peel.
  13. I have a 314-8 with a 48" deck it handles it no problem, and some of the grass I cut is pretty tall and thick.
  14. Engine Temperature Sensor

    Send Boomer a PM, I bet he can help you boomers_influence
  15. Running higher octane gas?

    I am not a fan of ethanol at all and I wish it wasn't being shoved down our throats. I am lucky enough that I have several sources of ethanol free fuel. A friend of mine has a new Silverado that is rated for E85-it was cheaper so he decided to try it last week-he said the truck absolutely hated it-no power and fuel mileage was terrible. He said in his area (very rural) E85 is starting to pop up more and more but he won't be using it again.