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Everything posted by sugarmaker

  1. DSDC, Welcome, Thanks for coming aboard! Great picture! I haven't seen a loader like that yet either. But I am pretty new to the whole TD6 thing. You have a good looking machine that is doing some work for you right now. Others like Pete are down in the trenches trying hard to get one working and moving! I have done some minor repairs on mine. I am better at cosmetics than hydraulics. My "6" has "float", you raise it and it floats down!:) You may have checked out my thread one the unit I have. If I can help let me know. Looking forward to more pictures too! Yea hard to believe these are in the 65-70 year old range! Regards, Chris
  2. Pete, When I look at your second to last picture, I thought you had maybe moved up north with KoO? The snow, the shop, the "cat", the bucket! You would fit right in with Joey! Thanks again for the pictures! You have came a long way! You are very determined to have a dirt pushing machine! That hydraulic piping route is pretty straight and to the point!? Regards, Chris
  3. Pete, Sorry cant help you. But hopefully will learn more about mine when friend Matt does the hydraulic flush. Regards, Chris
  4. Thanks Tony! Your right about the age thing too! Regards, Chris
  5. Pete, You would be more than welcome over on the Allis forum too. The WC would fit right in and many folks to help you figure out why its not running up to par. Regards, Chris
  6. Pete, You have more than a little project! To me any way! Your making it look easy from this angle. Check out the new forum member with the T6. Nice unit. Glad your work is paying off. Your doing it right. I have just been skirting around the edges. If mine still runs and moves, that good enough for now! I may need to see a picture of the WC too. I have been working on a WD for the last 3 weeks. Regards, Chris
  7. Pete, You are in to the details like the brakes! Nice work. That's a lot of effort, and cost, but you will like them when they function and you can spin on a dime! These pictures will help others when they get to these projects on their tractors too! Thanks for the documentation! I did get a glimpse of my TD6 Sunday. The young man that has it is a good steward of tractors. He may store it inside for the winter if it stays at his place? Said he pushed over some trees with it a few days ago. Regards, Chris
  8. Pete, Man you have been very busy! Awesome! Regards, Chris
  9. Tj01, Welcome! Tires match, tin looks straight. it looks like a keeper. Take your time on the clean and paint. Its a lot of work. I too have some Allis-Chalmers lurking in my yard and garage. I dont have a CA. YET!:) Good luck with your tractor. I will invite you to come over and visit us on the Unofficial Allis Forum also. Good bunch of Orange brains there too! Regards, Chris
  10. AK, Nice Merc! I had a 55 crown Vic, sold that project 20 years ago. Miss it some days. Had it in the family for 30 years. Your truck project is coming along nicely! Regards, Chris
  11. Now that right there is almost where I could go with a project like a big truck! (Highjacking the rat rod thread now) The dream: A orange 56 Ford F800 with updated power unit and tranny pulling a gooseneck with two early 50's orange Allis-Chalmers pulling tractors! Dang! Stop me!!!!! I will be watching this thread! Good luck with your build on this big IH truck! Regards, Chris
  12. Nice project! Thanks for the updates! Maybe I will get some ideas for another project too! I have my eye on 56 Ford F-800 that would be a nice money pit! Never thought about making it even shorter and putting a pickup bed on it. Hummm!:) Regards, Chris
  13. Ds, Welcome! Sounds like you have the parts to put it together (extra engine) Looks pretty good to me. But I may not be a good judge?:) I would be interested in the side panels if your going to scrap it! Also the construction portion of the forum would be a good place to get more responses too. Regards, Chris
  14. Pete, You have been busy de-greasing the insides on the tranny! Looks great. I can see gears now. Keep up the work on it. I know there are a lot of moves to get it operational again. too! Thanks for posting the progress update. Regards, Chris
  15. Pete, As greasy as that is I think I would go for it and use gasoline to try to cut it. The grease of goop doesn't look like it will come out without a fight! You have a good start at getting it cleaned up in there! You can do it! Regards, Chris
  16. Dennis, I like this old stuff too! Your project is well worth the effort. There are some good and great glues out there. I would probably glue and also brad nail it in place too. I just purchased a drop down desk that was my grandmothers, and I remember using it as a kid growing up in the house. When I found out it was for sale I immediately bought it and gave it to my wife for our 50th anniversary of being together. I also restored/ refinished a child's dresser that was mine when I was born and gave it to our first great grandson! It had the joints that were common for a short time in the late 1800's. I enjoy working with wood, I just don't have a wood shop. Your doing a great job saving your Dad's desk! Good to have friends that will help you out. Thanks for posting the pictures too! Regards, Chris
  17. Rob, Excellent! You have done a tone of work to get back to working steering clutches! That slope where it stopped did not look like it was fun to work around either! Hope the rest of the machine goes back together well and your moving dirt in the near future too! Regards, Chris
  18. Duey, Your welcome! Hope you can get your back fixed up! No fun to be in pain! Regards, Chris
  19. Rob, I think the toughest part on these old machines is when they have to be put down for some reason! We all want to save them. Some we can't. I wish you the best on this clutch work. Whats the worst that could happen? You might need to buy a new set for the other side?? Or are you doing both?? Regards, Chris
  20. Duey_C, Thanks, on the tractors. I was lucky in some ways that my TD6 project only herniated one disc between L4 and L5, IIRC. That happened in August of 2017. As usual the health system forced me to jump through all the medical hoops and took about 3 months before I could see the surgeon. I had back surgery on the day after Thanksgiving 2017, and it relieved the majority (95%) of the sciatic leg pain immediately. Recovery was slower than I wanted but I was in pretty good shape by Feb 2018 and ready to make syrup. I did go to therapy 2 or 3 times a week. As much discomfort as I was in, if it happened again I would have the surgery in a heart beat. I would not have been able to get that orange tractor done and many other projects if I would have let it go. To answer your question they went in and removed the portion of the herniated disc that was pushing on the nerve which stopped the pain down my left leg. Had about 1.5 inch long incision. Would have been home the same day but had to stay over night due to some med reactions. Here is that off color WD45 at the local fair, antique pulls, with Adam (son) driving. Hope that helps! Regards, Chris
  21. Pete, You have a large project! Good skills there. I see welding, grinding, machining going on! Thanks for the update and pictures! Regards, Chris
  22. Dennis, I was lazy and did not refurb my track adjusters. I just stretched the track tight and put in a shim collar/ spacer around the adjuster. A quick farmer fix. I am pretty sure that if I had taken the track apart and started work on the under carriage it would still be in a pile in the yard. I choose to jerry rig it and keep the old girl moving. I know I did not answer your question. Regards, Chris
  23. tthams, Sorry to here of your dad passing. Good luck with your machine! Looks like your in good hands. Regards, Chris
  24. Very nice second unit. Looks like this one should be the primary??:) Regards, Chris
  25. Love the project and the spark resistant pare! Learn a little each day! Thanks for the pictures of the progress! Regards, Chris
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