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Re: Ford 901 Select O Speed Mystery

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This forum post was about the SOS and my questions regarding the SOS. I think I understand why you thought my post was "misleading and vague." My opening post simply stated that we now will have a good reliable shaft rather than using our old worn out one or finding another worn shaft for double what John charges. I never once said that the hex design was superior to the spline design. I was only stating that the newly milled shaft would provide excellent results and would perform fine with our use and that I can see it working years to come. I could buy a used spline shaft for 500 bucks with half its life gone or I could have John do his repair for half the price. If I have to replace it in 10 years then I won't be heartbroken.
50 hours a years is considered a show tractor, well then so be it, ours will be a “show tractor” Haha. Shall we get antique license plate due to low hours and special low insurance because of limited use? Sounds good to me!

I am not on here to start any fights, just simply to gain knowledge from experienced SOS tractor owners and mechanics. Your attitude set me off. I am sorry that I am a beginner in the SOS world, but we all have to start somewhere. I am going to consider some of the ideas you have put out there. I appreciate your thoughts and contributions. I don't want to make any enemy’s.

I don't want to get into a fight about what is better, 6pt vs. 12pt. I've heard the stories on both sides. The argument will go on for centuries to come. In my opinion, I prefer 6pt. over 12pt. 12 pt. may have more points of contact but 6pt actually has more contact surface (metal to metal). I can see advantages to both sides. What I have read and researched was that a huge advantage to 12pt is that they are easier to work with in tighter places. I'll leave it at that. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Thank you for your advice and wisdom with your 30 plus years of experience. Just talk to me like I actually know a thing or two about mechanics. I’d appreciate it. I’m only trying to learn about these machines. I just graduated from an 8N to the 901 Series and it has been a learning process. Haha
No Hard Feelings. :D

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05-16-2013 23:10:08

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 Re: Ford 901 Select O Speed Mystery in reply to Jchampiii, 05-16-2013 08:10:39  
Hello again James , 50 Hours a year is less than 1 hour per week , do you think the Farmer that bought that tractor BRAND NEW only used for 1 hour a week ? I doubt it . Plowing , Planting , Harvesting was done sun up to sun down until it was done day after day . As far as your research goes between 6 point and 12 point goes you had better look into Aircraft and Racing and maybe you will learn something , Go research AMERICAN RACING PRODUCTS or as it better known ARP and you will see the STRONGEST NUTS and BOLTS are of the 12 point design . When we build our 640 c.i.d Big Block Chevy Alky Pulling engines that produce between 1500 and 1700 horsepower and cost over $100,000 each you will NEVER FIND a 6 point bolt on the engine . Matter of fact go to MIKE MORAN's website and look up his new 4400 horsepower turboed Big Block Chevy Pro Stock engine you won't find a 6 point bolt in his shop either . When your 172 Diesel breaks a rod bolt or breaks a crank you will probably wish you read my posts about that too because ARP bolts have been saving those engines too . I am not going to fight with you either because I could care less if you do what I suggest my equipment and my customers equipment all run fine and they are quite happy my results . I am sure my attitude set you off because I am right and have done what I am telling you and none of it is an IDEA my suggestions are proven RESULTS wether you follow them or not is up to you . I would talk to you like you knew something about mechanics if you talked like you knew something about mechanics instead thinking you already know it all which with your lack of hands on experience you don't know much YET .

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