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  1. 5/25/22 I visited ,"Herb the flat bed", today and drove it for first time and hearing it run was great! very pleased ! It’s at upholstery shop in picture , he told me, "done by end of next week with Upholstery", then back to IH parts America for final adjustments and painter for touch up and final polishing . planning on it home by first of July tony couple pics
  2. That picture above cannot get any better ! Tony
  3. Mufflers and extensions and heat shields came from Devon’s tractor parts , Indiana. I had them ceramicoated and Shields were chromed . I had to make most of my brackets , bolts spacers , then chrome them tony
  4. Last I saw recently was 7500.00 asking , Dont know if he got it or not. The last one I actually saw sell was 6500.00 about five years ago Tony
  5. You know I catch myself looking at her everytime I go in shed and I love to drive it and it is and sounds snappy . I feel as as you ! try to ignore that pre 39 guy in the seat , however , he did a great job in parade ! tony
  6. 5/6/22 it came alive today , 40 gallons of propane in tank they hit starter and it took off, they said . We had a problem with brass tank in radiator was to thin after polishing . leaking so I told them put new tank and paint black , I’ll take care of brass here at home . they sent three short video’s , I asked BJ Kline to post them for me . If all goes well it’s going to Uphostery next week . After it’s come home finally ! tony
  7. Not quite sure what you need but I tried to cover all in pictures. If you need more info let us know ill do all I can to help. Tony
  8. I hope I can get to shop tomorrow for pics Tony
  9. Danny thank you for all the pictures ! And all the help ! tony
  10. 4/29/22 Finally starting to recuperate from a fabulous four days . was surprised by Ryan Peters , Johnathan Langdon of Iowa . Jim Hartman and wife Pat from Texas ! Also what can I say my friend Danny and Kathy Anderson , AKA Dirt Boyz ,from Mn brought their 886 out to pull with us and it put on a good show ! thank you Danny for the tremendous amount of coordination he did for me in loading and unloading and He and Ryan and Johnathon helped me shuffle tractors for parade . a shout out to my BIL with the blue trucks and Donnie Luis with green truck that got me there and back with help of Danny’s and my Goosenecks ! I had 13 tractors , two hay mowers , one FH blade , and baler there ! Whew ! Our Cal Tex cotton girl 806 lp has a bad case of Covid ! Lol lol stayed home in sick bay . I’ll post a few pic s of behind the scenes loading and lining up for parade . I have several videos but I’ll ask for help posting those later . the baler was a learning process even with out riggers , had to use Goldie for stability and wide front . sorry all my pictures are working pictures and not of actual show , I was so busy back and forth that I forgot to smell the roses but I’am sure other have them on my Fb page I need to down load Tony
  11. I know what your saying , that is why I had them install pistons and complete engine because it’s always pilot error. lol my thing is these young guys just don’t understand older stuff and it’s getting very difficult to find competent people to work on old school . thank you for your input much appreciated this is not end of world just frustrating trying to find the culprit ! MY DAD USE TO SAY BETTER IT THEN ME ! tony
  12. they complete installed it all there so I am sure they did their own measuring . Makes no difference if we are talking jibberish or not ,their work did not accomplish a good engine . you better believe when we tear it back down everything will be miked to document what went wrong . the point about solvent on valves is that , that head went back three times to same M Shop because of miss and they told me that there was nothing more they could do , I take it to the old man little shop and he says here is your problem . We put head on after he lapping and miss is gone. Engine sounds like bucket of bolts . point is I paid 6000.00 for this rebuild at a long Time reputable Machine shop and now I am throwing away the block and buying an old engine and starting over . Not even so much about the engine as all the restoration paint etc will have to be redone . Btw I have fourteen tractors restored that did not encounter this problem . All engines gone through machine shops . tony
  13. I know what your saying ! That bean cutter 806 has won my heart and I love driving it and hearing it and most of all looking at it. Thanks, Tony
  14. 4/18/22 806 LP engine not good ! Here we go again if you read back this engine has been through machine shop twice , head three times , hunting down slight valve miss and slight engine knock . Original machine shop rebuilt it first time all was standard we got her going on Dyno and it seized took he apart and it appears to be a reliance quality problem . Machine shop redoes engine but has to bore .30 to clean mess and .20 on crank . Back together and still same miss and slight knock . Put 10 hrs on engine starts a hounding noise like a broken valve spring . Shut her down , Sat for seven months because of my illness all winter . now getting stronger we finally pull her down all springs valves rockers where they need to be , we pull head take to an old Time Machine shop 80 year old tech looks at head says it looks like new turns her over poors solvent on valves seats they all leak come to find out they were never lapped. we pull pistons they look good but more light scoring of bearings coating more then one would think Clean all , Mike crank and bearings put together . We cured the valve miss but the engine sounds like a bucket of bolts rattling around. The experts are telling me piston slap due to bad boring . can’t yell at original machine shop ,owner died ! I am going to find a good 301 block and start over a use 80 year old Mike to machine and put together and find other pistons rather the reliance. tony
  15. Remember His posts fondly . Much to young to leave this earth RIP Bruce. Condolences to his family and friends . Tony
  16. Ruby Red is what I use on powder coated parts on tractor painted with Valspar Auto poly Urethane, tinted to 2150
  17. 4/15/22 i believe body is done ! we are having little problem with a exhaust manifold bolt but that’s being worked on as we speak . it will be going to upholstery next week ! We decided it needed the flap emblem to even it out . Would of been too dark down below . here is her back end . Tony
  18. 4/14/22 Ever so close ! latest pictures of where we are ! having a little problem on exhaust manifold threads but working on it , little delay. mirrors are on , LP tank is mounted, battery setup in box is functioning , Allied original lic frame in rear, generic frame in front. Lights all functioning tony
  19. Thank You Dennis . I have been approached by I.H. Historical to speak about my restorations . I'll be meeting the man at RPRU in Ohio if all goes well . God Willing. April 22-23-24/22 it will be one of the features at Calif Antique Farm Equipment Show . I am pretty excited about that. Again Thank You . 560Dennis. Tony
  20. 4/7/22 more odds and ends ! Finally decided on a stainless mirrors . lic frame , I prefer the original Allied frame in back and this nice smooth one in front . yes or no on the emblem for mud flaps ???? tony
  21. Happy Birthday DWV ! Hope its a great day ! When I started restoring my SMTA back in 2006 ish you were a big help on this forum, Thanks. Tony
  22. Thank you Sir ! my sentiments were what you described ; the forgotten farm repair / welder / blacksmith and also IH trucks are pretty rough and forgotten by now and I am trying to bring as much respect back to an IH truck as there is for Chev, Ford , Dodge at shows etc . I have noticed an uptick in IH pickup interest as of lately , however ,most are rock climbers and left patina . I am old school and choose to go another way trying to make a nice show room oldie . this truck should out live me now , so hope it will continue to make IH light line trucks proud many years into the future thanks again , tony
  23. Prayers for the **** those people are induring Tony
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