856 Cummins conversion
Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:11 PM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:18 PM
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:31 AM
Was just guessing on the year, was a few years before my time. Asked my uncle today and he said he paid $7200 for it new in 69 and I think he said that that included $500 for 12ply 18.4x28 tires. The engine was out of an 89 pickup tag says its 160hp @ 2500RPMs should make a great silage blower tractor, wont be use for any tillage work just mainly a haying tractor.
That price sounds about right. In 1970 Dad gave $10,000 for an 856, disc, plow, and 4 row planter.
Family IH's past M, 400x2, 450, 460x2, 706G, 856, 1256, 966, 1086, 895CIH
Too bad Ignorance isn't painful!
Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:29 PM
Only big thing left to figure out is a tachometer drive.
Look into an alternator signal driven tach or a magnetic pick-up type of tach. Someone like VDO or Stewart-Warner should make a tach that will fit in the 856 5" or so hole in the dash and use an electric signal.
If you are looking for OE tach look, then I'm not sure how to drive the IH tach off a cummins