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Gary (GA)    Posted 03-19-2017 at 12:53:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Nice weather in Georgia today,so, I went to my hunting land to crank up Hershel(1950 8N) after a long winter's nap. He hasn't run since last Sept/Oct so I figured the battery was in need of a recharge after such a long spell. 12V conversion.

    Removed the tarp, went to open the fuel pet-cock (found I had left it open all this time - messes me up every time), pulled the choke out the width of my index finger and touched the starter and varoom! Started up immediately. My 2007 Ford Ranger doesn't start that easily!!!

    So proud I kissed his steering wheel :-)))

    Let him idle for 20 minutes to charge up everything an give the lubricants a chance to circulate around.

    My boy done me proud.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 03-19-2017 at 21:21:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I haven't touched my 9N since I went in the hospital back in September. Hope she still loves me. Maybe another month before I get to see her again.

    John in Mich    Posted 03-19-2017 at 18:17:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Now you have me thinking that I have not started Nelly Belle since last fall. She is the 1951 8N, 6 volt and with Sherman Combo my father bought when I was ten. I fully expect her to start.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-19-2017 at 18:09:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Did you check for water contamination in the engine oil and hydraulic oil, more so with the latter? Tarping isn't the best method of foolproofing mother nature...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Gary (GA)    Posted 03-19-2017 at 20:46:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No,didn't. How does water enter those two systems if they are closed up and a tarpis used?

    Andy B (MI)    Posted 03-19-2017 at 23:02:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If it gets hot and cold, a bit of condensation can form. I've had it happen in a few tractors, sometimes just run them hot for a while to cook everything out.

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 03-20-2017 at 08:23:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't intend to fan any flames, but 20 minutes is enough run time to cause internal condensation. My standard procedure is to run a engine until it is uncomfortable to touch the block, upper radiator tank, or oil pan. Usually about an hour depending in ambient temp. FWIW. SoS

    Gary (GA)    Posted 03-19-2017 at 23:27:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I did that. I let him run about 20 minutes at a low idle to charge the battery and get everything warmed up and lubed. I had considered inserting a small bit of oil into each cylinder prior to cranking, or removing the plugs and spinning the engine to circulate the oil without compression. But, I thought 5 1/2 months wasn't long enough to warrant those procedures. Hope I wasn't wrong.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-20-2017 at 08:23:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 860 and my 2N both set in buildings from whenever I finish with them in the fall until the next spring. I do nothing special! In almost 20 years the 2N failed to start one spring until I burnished the points. I've not started it this spring but have no concerns it will. I did have the 860 running about the middle of February to do some seeding.

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