Many of ya met (and jaw'd) with that hitchhiker I drug up from Glenwood at the October meeting...Dave Wimsett. And Linda and Lyle gotta ride on Dave's wayback machine as they re-lived their days as Oregon City HS classmates! Dave began his wrenchin' career with Barrett's IH in Albany while sukkin' in a degree in Mechanical Engineering at OSU, and was deeply involved with the IH "factory branch" in Portland for several years. And he spent MANY hours in Bisio Motors working on "tech" issues with Ernie and Ron in his role as a dude from the factory. Dave was heavily involved in professional motor sports for years, primarily involving Indy cars, Nascar/roundyround stuff, and offshore powerboat motorbuildin'. And...there is a Rambleall connection there as Dave was instrumental in the procurement and restoration of the American Motors Indy car vehicles/engines from the "stock block" era of the 60's and 70's. Dave currently does bizz as Dave Wimsett Automotive (aka..."Dave the Gear Man") specializing in axle and tranny building and has a DEEP inventory of new and used Dana/Spicer axle components, gears, etc. Much of that stock involves IH application stuff collected over many years. And...he does STILL have an IH connection since he keeps a 4x4 "C" model peekup at his place in Messkiko. Dave is gonna make a one hour presentation at the November meeting on the topic of "Engine Balance" as it relates to IH applications. Included will be a description of "how" the motors were balanced during hot test at the factory, and also how maintaining engine balance was delt with regarding engines rebuilt in bulk at the factory branches. And some ways of dealing with engine balance issues when attempting to mix and match flywheels, flex plates, crank pulleys/harmonic balancers when using donor/boneyard parts today. And...if y'all think I JAW mucho...wait 'til ya ask Dave a question!!! He WILL take ya to skool! Dave lives about two miles upriver from me so needless to say, he's become the numero uno tool in my box recently! He even overhauled the K-Jetronic F.I. system on Ken Linder's 924 P-car on the ride south from the club meeting last week, all done in the front seat of the 'Rango at 70mph! If ya ain't at the November meeting you will miss out onna major slice of IH "factory" guapo!