... and I finally got all the wood on it: HOME RUN
Good morning y'all !
Last month, I pulled the 189 Plow Set into the shop to re-build them. After much penetrant, 'hot wrench' and 'sweat equity', found them to be pretty much complete. Thanks to this Board and the Parts Catalogs, I knew what was missing. Posted a "Want Ad" and although many of you viewed it, had no luck getting the missing parts... what to do?
On a whim, stopped by the long established IH store that provided the parts when I overhauled my engine some thirty years ago. The counterman is a walking parts list so when I asked if a "PO 1285" was still available he said, "hmm, plow parts right?" I was amazed and then he went to the computer; "Yep, Wisconsin has XXX of them." Now, I'm feeling lucky !
Gave him the other numbers and low and behold; they're ALL in STOCK, NOS
Four business days and about forty-two bucks later, they're in may hands
Just amazing and the PO 1285 has that dark blue paint that I now have an opportunity to try and match !
I think it says a lot about this vintage equipment, and the reliability if maintained, as compared to my 1996 car for which I have had to go to "after-market" for some parts. Things were made so durable back then that spares were made but not required and are available, some as NOS! Interestingly enough, my other love is Vintage BMW motorcycles and the Fatherland has a Mobile Tradition Division, still suppling new genuine original parts going to pre-War II, "Made in W. Germany" or "Germany".
Anyhow, I'm delighted and as we've got freezing rain here in Central PA now, I'm taking a cup-o-Joe over to the shop to tinker with my plows
Thank you FarmallCub.com !