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10-01-2013 06:38:35

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Hi Everyone!

I've been loving all the fall updates - I really do miss chopping corn in the fall with big Case power. Have a lot of fond memories with the 930 on the blower giving all she had. Noting can replicate that sound!

Anyways - I've been slowly working on bringing the 53 dc back to life; but it seems every-time I get one thing fixed something else goes wrong! Spent most of last week installing a new water pump, belts, hoses, etc... just to get it back together to see the radiator start leaking. Granted it has been looking bad for awhile - but things always seem to snow ball.
I need some wise words from the Case brethren! How do you keep positive?! - sorry for the rant!


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j hikemper

10-02-2013 12:44:59

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
I think you are getting close ../ feel the same toward my 511 b . always sumthin . had to walk home from the fartherest point of the farm ,, toss up between a carb kit or another 3 rd set of points,, its gonna get electronic ignition ,

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10-02-2013 11:31:56

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
Thanks for all the stories guys! Definitely got a laugh out of a few of them! Reminds me of some of the days i had growing up on the farm.

It's not the working on the tractor I mind... it's the never ending parts bill!! ;) Was able to seal up the radiator temporarily. Hoping to make it through the winter with it and then put in a new core in the spring.


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Fred E.

10-01-2013 20:38:03

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
Look to the end and what you will have accomplished when you are running it and how you know it was fixed right. Labor of love.

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10-01-2013 18:45:00

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
Matt, Look ahead and you can say I brought this DC back to life an had fun doing it. Be postive Jerry from Ohio

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C. Amick

10-01-2013 18:16:46

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
I always tell myself to be glad that you aren't working on a newer tractor with parts that cost $500 each or more.

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Case Nutty 1660

10-01-2013 17:28:23

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
Hang in there I think at some time we have all had those days/weeks/years LOL it does suck though but it sounds like you are on the winning side, I had a summer like what you describe tires problems were the first to show up then normal stuff until I started cutting my Barley hay took a full day to cut one 3 acre strip!! carb/fuel pump issues then when that leveled out on the last pass on the first strip I heard a loud "Bang" and found the water pump hub came off the pump destroying the fan and radiator, fixed that then two strips later a brg went out on the variable drive pulley ( got to walk a half mile in 105 degree heat next day another tire blows well you get the idea I just say to myself "it could be worse" LOL hope this makes you feel a little better

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Dale in Nw wa

10-01-2013 20:01:36

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 10-01-2013 17:28:23  
Cnt sounds like my year lost a rod in the 53 DC last fall then played shade tree machanic only trees were white with snow got that. then started cutting hay broke stearing arm off at spindle pulled two sickle eyes out before I figured out what was wrong. Cut last of hay started to bale it PULLED the platform belt in half had to relace it in the rain. KIND OF said POOP at that LOL DALE

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jon f mn

10-01-2013 06:42:21

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to munson1086, 10-01-2013 06:38:35  
It's not a leaky radiator, it's an opportunity to spend time with your tractor.

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10-01-2013 18:04:24

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 Re: UGH!!! in reply to jon f mn, 10-01-2013 06:42:21  
Nice words of wisdom, Jon!

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