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  1. Pete, That looks good. You are down in the inner reaches of that machine. Did you find the heart? Can you do a shot beack further for us to get a look at where you are working. Still dont have my bearings! (no pun intended!) You did good on the alternator mounting. You must get a welder! I dont know what I would do without being able to stick some steel together with the old Mig! Regards, Chris
  2. Hojon, Welcome to the forum! We need some information on your tracked machine.I thought my brakes were bad but ended up they just needed adjusted. But mine could turn a little both directions. I think I would get it running first. But that's just me. You may also want to start a new thread about your machine too. Regards, Chris
  3. Pete, I finished the popcorn and just reading this makes me tired!:) Your doing a great job and I am learning about some areas of a TD6 machine where I have never gone and hope I may not have to. I give you lots of credit hanging in there on this work! Looks like you have a good support team that have BTDT. Regards, Chris
  4. DSDC, That looks like work! Lots of folks will be happy! Regards, Chris
  5. Pete, Well that looks like fun! NOT! Looks like it may be tough to get a hold of the outer race? Going to have to get creative! I'm going for popcorn! Regards, Chris
  6. exSW, Well that is the snowball effect for sure! Next you will be residing the barn too?:) Nice work cutting out the beam from that white oak log! You might have a place on the Barnwood builder show! Regards, Chris
  7. nomorejohndeere, Interesting configuration also! Probably works ok. Regards, Chris
  8. Guys, T6, I dont think any one is going to know on the slightly differnt light. And if you get really realy desparte we might be able to make a deal and swap lights? I Think I have a mate to your red one, that I was going to use as my rear work light? Probably a picture of it in my thread some where? DSDC, Thanks for the invite. I dont have a trailer heavy enough to haul my little lug! Would be fun to play in the dirt for sure. Remember I am NOT a operator! I just own one of these old machines! As for the adjustments I took lessons from guys on here and had a good book in my hands which I followed the instructions for steering and brake adjustments. I was fortunate that mine did not have rusted up steering clutches, and there was still brake pads, to allow adjustments to happen. Mine now steers like it would have when it was 30 years old instead of like new! Will be looking forward to info on making syrup too! Off to work in the sugarhouse. Regards, Chris
  9. DSDC, Just dont see the side shields often! Note there are two pieces to each side I think. Get all 4 parts! See if you can get them! In fact buy the whole machine! I dont have the hook either. You must have picked up on my light screen not being at 45 degrees??:) Bugged the heck out of me when I found that! Yes I am going to mount a rear light someday. It did not have one originally on mine but I love lights! Just have to have it! Similar location but I dont have fenders. I do have a skid plate platform in that location. Regards, Chris
  10. Folks, I was poking around on the Antiques Tractor Forum and found a yellow tracked unit with a loader much like this. I will see if I can find and copy the picture. Regards, Chris
  11. T6, I see the slightly different style. In hind site you should have bought all six! Us crazy guys are looking for these. I still have one to add as a back up light, which I dont think wasa option. But my unit is not original just functional! Regards, Chris
  12. T6, I noticed that your lights are a smaller size than mine but they look a lot like the lights in the picture of the ATECO Mulit-Loader sepia. Are they original to the tractor? That mulit-loader tractor looks a little light duty compared to viewing these heavy steel plated loader frames like we have. Have you considered adding the front grill guard back on? I see you have side shields too. Did you find or fab those? Ok sow there is a tractor show in Astubula Ohio in Williamsfield July 3, 4, 5th. This is Northwest Ohio area. I might be able to get Matt to bring my TD6 to that show? Its closer to me than to you but still in between us. Might be a spot to meet?? Nor sure what their feature tractor is for 2020? https://ashtabulaantiqueengineclub.com/ Doesnt match up with IH stuff this year. Doesnt mean we couldn't go?? or http://www.historicalengine.org/ in Burton on or around July 26-27 , they are featuring IH vs John Deere. So we would fit in there, to support the IH side. Regards, Chris
  13. DSDC, The brass lid locking ring has come loose from the top of the radiator casting neck. Maybe lost? I believe they are one of those unobtainable items as mmi suggests? I found mine inside the original cap, a DUH! moment! Since its a non pressurized system I guess it doesn't matter much if the cap just sets on there and bounces around! Mine was that way for years probably and must have worked OK. I just like to get things back in good functioning working order as the wallet allows. Should have tried soldering rather than brazing! Your current rear cover may work just fine for a long time and have a good story with it too!:) Regards, Chris
  14. DSDC, I am good on the gaskets Thanks! And thanks for reading the book! Just what I do and in other areas too. Like Allis Chalmers forum and Maple trader.com too. I dont do face book hardely at all. Probably where I should be but am too lazy to learn. I do have a lot of maple pictures too. Glad to see your making syrup! Good project in the spring. You have a totaly different starting system but sounds like it works well. I like to be able to start them from the cockpit/ in the seat if possible. Dont need any accidents! I like your elevated seat. The low cost lawn mower seat works ok in mine. I have been trying to get better on the body work thing for the past 50 years. Still learning but my skills are acceptable for these tractors not show cars! My TD6 has less than new under carriage and I am not even a judge of how bad it may be? Folks on here have given me suggestions on improvements. I just dont have the shop to tear into it. And as some one mentioned I dont do enough with it to do a full re-furb on the old girl! There are some great resto threads on here about similar dozers. Awesome work these folks do. Looking forward to following along with you! Regards, Chris
  15. T6, Good stuff on these old tractors! Very interesting that they still have the drawings for these loaders. I wonder if they have the info on who bought these?Also wonder if they have numbers on how many were made? Regards, Chris
  16. T6, Left a call with my cousin but no word on the Greenville Steel Car connection. But sure makes sense from a location standpoint. My guess is that My uncle bought this TD6 in the late 50's. So maybe it would have been about 5 or 6 years old when he got it? Maybe about the time they would have bought a new machine with improved features?? So I dont have the whole back story on the original owner. The sepia picture is in my TD6 dozer/loader thread. Will see if I can find it again and post here for you. Found it! Regards, Chris
  17. T6, Thanks for the additional pictures of your T6! You did a great job pulling this out of the weeds! I had not thought about removing the tanks to get more access to the steering clutches. Your machines ATECO loader is identical to mine. Regards, Chris
  18. Grant, Folks, Thanks for the kind words! I was new here too and getting a warm welcome to a new world helps folks settle in. I like to jaw a lot. Often check at least 3 different forums several times a day during my retirement coffee breaks! Yes It would be great to meet some of the very nice folks on these forums. I have gained some good friends through tractors and projects! I really look forward to see others dive in and really go to town on these old units. Some awesome work has been done on these little TD series tracked units on this forum! I enjoy seeing the pictures and follow the work! Not sure I am ready for under-carriage rebuild on the TD6, But if I could have Matt helping it might just happen. He is a machinist also which sure wouldn't hurt if we needed some parts made. Since I don't know the good and the bad conditions of these rollers frames and wear items its hard for me to judge the amount of work required? Now on a Allis-Chalmers WD series I can look one of those over and have a good idea if it has problems. And yes I still bring them home when that have big problems!:) Regards, Chris
  19. Dennis, I bet they have some very dark walnut stain that would get you close to the same shade. Is that flat Alice in those pictures? Nice job bringing your dad's desk back into service. I like this old furniture also. I did that old dresser of mine and just bought a drop front desk that was in my grandmothers house! Love the family history connections. Hope the kids, grand kids, and great grandkids appreciate the old pieces too! You did real good! It is a unique writing desk! Regards, Chris
  20. Folks, Talked to Matt and the TD6 will have winter storage inside at his neighbors farm. Matt wants to get into the worn rollers on this TD6. Not sure I am up to that project. Lots of very worn components in the under carriage, moving parts. Also the channel guide rails are very worn too! If it was going to be fixed right it could be a long drawn out project. Will have to think about that. I have done just enough of this old stuff to know that its not for the weak of heart, and or wallet! We are in to PA deer season. Our son got a real nice 9 point! Was helping him get it ready for grinding yesterday. Hope things are good in Red Power land! Thanks for checking on me. Regards, Chris
  21. Pete, I cant even begin to help you on the pink oil issue. Except that it doesnt look to be a easy fix. But I am sure you knew that and have done many other things on this unit already. Set down have a coffee and plan your attack. Yes it looked like it needs fixed. I was curious as to the "pink" oil? Just never seen any thing like that. is it oil mixed with something? Why do I feel that the engine/ bell housing will need to come out to fix this problem?? Just speculating here! The experts will be along soon. They are just finishing breakfast. Regards, Chris
  22. Pete, I used a Denso alternator on my TD6. Mine is a one wire unit and I was a little skeptical but it works really well, and did not require as much room as a older 12 volt unit. I have some pictures on my thread. Awesome that your moving dirt! You have done a lot of work on this machine! Enjoy it! Regards, Chris
  23. DSDC, Ahhhh Yes either a sugarhouse or a very nice operation to make spirits!:) Come visit Maple Trader.com if you want to talk maple stuff. Not sure where you are located? We are having a great maple event Lake Erie Maple Expo this Friday and Saturday Nov 8 and 9th ,in Albion PA. 16401 (zip). www.pamaple.org Yes I see folks that have given up on all types of machines too. They can suck up the time and the dollars and have many, many things that need fixed. Will be interesting to see if your loader system is a factory unit or home built? Sounds factory or a good craftsman! Looks like your TD6 has found a good home! Regards, Chris
  24. Paul, Do you have other in process pictures as you brought the T6 back? That first picture in the brush is a classic! These loader type machines keep appearing on here! Regards, Chris
  25. DSDC, I am a little lost without mine near by. It will be inside for the winter which is a good thing compared to the blue tarp it sets under here at home. I like your area where your TD6 sets! Hop deep is your lean to area 12-14 feet? I love lean to's I need the building to add on the lean to!:) It sounds like you know your way around these types of machines pretty well. Hhad the same feeling as you trying to run all the controls!:) You said your grill needs work? Looks pretty good to me. Went with the 165 degree temp thermostat, of course I didn't get the right one twice, third time was a charm. Pretty typical of how I work. Had similar issues not coming up to operating temps. I have formed a bond with this old TD6 loader since it was my uncles. He never abused it just used the heck out of it. Thanks for the pictures too. It sure helps us get up to speed on your machine! Which sure looks like a keeper! It should go back to gas if everything is functioning. Does it start good on gas? Might need a tune up? And also could be 7 other things too!:) Regards, Chris
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