Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4

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  1. PHuscher

    PHuscher Farmall Cub

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    I always heard that a .22 long rifle shell was the appropriate fuse substitute for continuity checking.
     
  2. mongocanfly

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    its on the internet so it must be true...hahaha
    https://web.ku.edu/~edit/weird2.html
    Two local men injured in freak truck accident
    Cotton Patch, Ark. — Two local men were injured when their pick-up truck left the road and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday morning.
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    Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the accident shortly after midnight Monday. Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of Little Rock are listed in serious condition at Baptist Medical Center.
    The accident occurred as the two men were returning to Des Arc after a frog-gigging trip.
    On an overcast Sunday night, Poole's pick-up truck's headlights malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older model truck had burned out.
    As a replacement fuse was not available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber bullet from his pistol fit perfectly into the fuse box next to the steering wheel column. Upon inserting the bullet, the
    headlights again began to operate properly and the two men proceeded eastbound toward the White River bridge.
    After traveling approximately 20 miles and just before crossing the river, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck Poole in the right testicle. The vehicle swerved sharply to the right, exiting the pavement and striking a tree.
    Poole suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the accident, but required surgery to repair the other wound. Wallis sustained a broken collar bone and was treated and released.
    “Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his nuts off or we might both be dead,” Wallis said.
    Snyder said, “I've been a trooper for 10 years in this part of the world, but this is a first for me. I can't believe that those two would admit how this accident happened.”
    -- Arkansas Democrat Gazette, July 25, 1996
     
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  3. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    That is quite a story right there LOL! I actually believe it. Not quite the same but when I was in highschool in study hall two guys (not me) were throwing stuff at each other, and one kid threw a .30 rifle bullet at the other kid, it went off against the brick wall and blew a hole in both the wall and ceiling. Needless to say, both were suspended. Imagine that today.

    JJ in TN
     
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    Chris Cooper Binder Driver

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    SWAT teams, news choppers, press conferences...
     
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  5. mongocanfly

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    JJ..I swear, the exact same thing , I mean exact, happened when I was in high school ,but with .22 bullets...
    It happened in English class..
    That's wild...
    I remember when most all the trucks in the school parking lot, were unlocked, and had guns hanging in the back windows..Columbus was one of them..
    When Dad was a kid , he said they all carried their guns to school with them on the school bus...leaned em up in the corner during class, and after school they walked back home,,hunting for their supper....
    Times sure have changed...
     
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    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    yes, exactly. Where I grew up in Colorado, every gun rack full, unlocked, and most likely the keys in the ignition. Gerold Ford when he was President came to town, the Secret Service Agent detail lead was quoted in the local paper as our little town was "an armed camp". Colorado AND times have changed. I went to Columbine Elementary. And I promise my dad had his .38 loaded and in the door pocket til the day he quit driving, never mind the full gun rack behind him..

    JJ in TN
     
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    Well I finally dove into the wiring...and I didnt even need Ed to hold my hand...haha
    I'll have to say so far the American autowire kit is very easy to figure out...
    even for a simple minded half wit like me...I'm about half way thru the kit so far..
    No pics though..who wants to see wires..haha..
    I did change a few things ..
    The kit comes with a new ign switch ,but I used the orig IH ign switch so I could keep my IH keys..
    The dimmer switch that came with the kit wouldnt fit the switch holder...there was nothing wrong with my orig so I used that..
    The orig IH headlight switch was iffy looking at best...the kit comes with a new switch but has a funky chrome pull knob on it..so I finally separated the orig knob from the old switch , so I'm gonna use that as well...
    I still dont like wiring but so far no issues..
     
  8. mongocanfly

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    Still pulling wires...working on the light circuits now..
    The truck didnt have a neutral safety switch..(old school real mans truck)..but I decided to add one while I'm rewiring ...I was gonna use a brake light switch but got worried it wouldn't carry the amps needed to crank, so I went to oreillys and went thru their book and found a clutch safety switch thatll work with the bracket I had already made...this should work good..
    The brake light switch is the one in the back
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    Your brake light switch looks like what they used all the way thru the entire run. Same one on everything that I have here.

    JJ in TN
     
  10. mongocanfly

    mongocanfly High Wheeler

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    The original brake light switch was on the end of the master cyl...not sure what yr they moved it to the pedal... I'm not sure what all that switch will fit...the list is long..I told them I needed one for a C10...
     
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    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Oh, so you too have one of those ultra rare Scout Chevy International pickups too ?? HAHAHAHAHA

    Actually, I have one in my stable, but it is even rarer, its a Scout GMC Chevy International pickup.

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  12. mongocanfly

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    JJ....its a rare C.I.G.S.
     
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    TheCrazyFarmer High Wheeler

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    The engine bay of Columbus....

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    And this is Greg.... What's with the fancy pants and shoes?

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    mongocanfly High Wheeler

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    hahahahaha...exactly how I feel.!!!!!..
    but I don't know about them britches and shoes...most of the time I'm in shorts and barefoot
     
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    Randall Barringer Y-Block King

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    I hope you´re staying cool over there, Greg. It is absolutely miserable over here.
     
  16. mongocanfly

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    its the same here Randall...miserable
     
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    I don't know how you guys do anything at all in that humidity. It was 102º here the other day, with 8% humidity, and that was hot. I tried working on my camper, and had to quit because I was soaked, and so was whatever I was working on.

    My hat is off to you...
     
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    8%?????...wow....I knew it was dry out there but didnt think it was that low..
     
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    Yessir, it's a wonderful thing. I love dry.
     
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    you've never lived til you had to change out of wet clothes 5-6 times a day....
    by myself I can generate nearly a whole load of laundry in 1 day
     

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