More to come.
I am too old now to get involved with that agro but yes, been there done that. We are waiting. You are obviously mechanically competent and the old tractors are so simple. I have a farm full of them and they serve me well. Of course, a more important fact is that I can't afford a new one so the choice is easy. Thx for sharing. As far as your dads complaint of high oil consumption are you sure the engine is breathing?
How do you think that was?
Easy, crappola modern gas (other than the ethanol byproducts) eventually loses the volatiles first and becomes TVO. I've had gas in a Farmall M for 8 years and it just started right up. With a CR of about 6:1 just about anything runs. Don't put it in your Corvette. Raw gas lasts forever. In the 1967 Israeli war gas was rushed from the US to help. that gas was drummed off in WW11 - it ran the tanks fine. Stick with me, I am a mine of completely useless information.
Start selling your goats milk as raw milk the closest thing to breast milk out there. People are getting big money for it. LOL.