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About steelfronts

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    International Harvester Farming Machines The Herd F12's,20's,30's,W30,W40's,WD40's,W12,O12,10-20,15-30,22-36,10-20 Titan's 18-36 Hart Parr,28-50Hart Parr, HK Huber L Case 930Case,500Case,Farmall A,B,BN,C,SuperC,SuperM,450,W400,W660,W600,W9,I806,1206,Red Baby truck,1954R110 and 30 IH moldboard plows,3788 2+2
  1. Thank You for your helpful effort. Super post
  2. Neil I dont know about the sealant,Never have depended on it or expected it was going to save the day The mixing of the valves could very easily be the culprit.Most old guys will finish a valve job by lapping the valves individually by hand thus making them not exactly interchangeable.On the other side of the coin lots of valve grinders will grind to allow just a slight wear in so if you can get it running its possible that it may straighten out quite quickly. If you take the head back off you can check the seat by putting a pool of fuel on the closed valve heads and see if it stays or leaks out
  3. no biggie you dont want to run it or turn it over with that rust in there anyway
  4. Very good job looks great
  5. The generator is just the common old Farmall generator but you must have the lower engine cooling elbow with bracket cast on the top. The starter used matches a Chevy cr from the past need someone else to chip in with the details
  6. Jack there is a drive shaft from the clutch to the transmission in the torque tube . The U joint is made of rubber . One corner may have let loose letting the drive shaft spin around out of round and scrape and hit on things making the noise
  7. You said pull type as in trailer plow then I dont think so. Not enough wieght or power.
  8. WD40 vertical head starting valves were leaking upon return from machine shop so Im grinding and lapping them myself. What I need is a method for checking my job . I did the starting valves first and poured kerosene in behind the valve. It didnt leak for a few hours but then some began to wick out. I think its a lot to ask for a metal to metal seal to hold indefinitely but it has to be as good as possible. These are new valves. How can I check for sure? Thanks Kevin
  9. Miller tire did have new ones made dont know about their stock now. I have some but they wont be a match . The option to look into would be to redo the cutoffs to a more popular size like 34
  10. I'd say an F30 stuck from no use for years but complete and on its wheels should be worth a grand. The usual things to look for are a shot gas tank rusted thru rims and radiator core and the manifold. Many times rings and a valve job will get them running
  11. In my experience two rows bring way more than four or 6. It seems like $800 to be average
  12. I have 60 bottoms in Mich frogs
  13. Its an Orchard standard. Not the same tin as on a regular Orchard. Not many of them made around 800. Should have a different steering column and platform than a W6 and a hand clutch
  14. Their pricing is always thru the roof . I cant believe they ever sell anything. Ads with the same stuff appear for years.
  15. Like any thing else maintenance is important maybe a little less forgiving than a normal 2wd.All the components dealing with the front wheel drive are expensive to replace and cant be ignored without multiplying the problem.Always wanted one myself and two years ago bought one. Its fun but has been an expensive ride so far . Only a couple thing left to fix including new tires. It only runs a couple hundred hours a year