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  1. I have rewired the entire dozer and put a light bar inside the cab, holy smokes is that sucker bright, ill put pictures of it up tomorrow. Im glad the Army instilled a need to PMCS a vehicle before use because I saw the bull gear cover had exploded and the nut on the shaft was 3/4 off. I was able to tighten it by hand and limp it over to the garage. To say the carnage was extreme would be a understatement....... If I had to say something positive it is everything came apart relatively easily and as well as go back together. I have been able to replace everything except for the bull gear cap. Does anyone know where I can find one or something more readily available I can replace it with?
  2. Okay so figured out why it wouldn't move, would help if the transmission fluid wasn't so contaminated with water that the water froze....... Several flushes latter and it moves around fine. Im rebuilding the electrical and have put a new alternator and starter on it and am trying to put a new voltage regulator and starter relay. I have found a new regulator https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Farmall-503_Voltage-Regulator-12-Volt_1031060M91.html but can't for the life of me find a new relay, does anyone know where I can find one or know of a newer version I can use? I looked at the drawings in the service manual and it seems like the relays only job was to prevent the starter from engaging when the engine is running. "Disconnect the contacts when 4V is in the line". If that is the case could I just bypass it altogether?
  3. So a update and a new problem. Got it home to IL and fired it up and lifted it’s bucket but when I tried to move it nothing. Is there a safety catch somewhere that I’m missing? When I pull the lever to move nothing occurs the motor doesn’t bog down and the dozer doesn’t even jolt. Granted it was also 15 degrees f outside.
  4. From what I can see they all look to be in decent shape. I’m going to try the old unstoppable force meets immovable object next weekend to try to unstick the left side clutches.
  5. Hey all, my grandpa has a 500C that he got in a trade but never used it and has left it sitting outside for a few years. It was already in rough shape when he got it and the outside elements haven't helped. On the plus side it did start with a little either encouragement and idled surprisingly well. But when I moved it the left side clutches wouldn't disengage. When I lifted the bucket I was also sprayed in the face by a burst hose on the bucket...... I wanted to use it as I have some land I need to clear so I started talking to my relatives to make sure they didn't mind me borrowing it for a while. Whelp long story short its amazing how many people would love to use a fully functional dozer and have agreed to pay for all needed parts and I supply the needed labor. So my first order of buisness is to replace anything rubber and flush all the fluids and change all the filters. So with that in mind ive started researching and putting together a list. I trolled through the archives and think I have a accurate list of part numbers and items that are needed but wanted to list here to confirm and also ask a few questions. The serial number on the dozer is 4070006C003315*, if my research is correct this would make it a 1972 correct? It is a 3 Cyl diesel with a block casting of 3 055 000 R1, there is a tag on the engine that has made in Germany stamped into it. Oil Filter Wix 51768 Fuel Filter Primary 33373 Wix Fuel Filter Secondary 33472 Wix Transmission Filter 51452 Wix Hydraulic Filter 51662 Wix Air Filter 46389, 46376 Wix The engine should be good with 15-40W oil but the transmission and hydraulics take "HYTRAN" I called my local IH dealer and was wonderfully informed that the HYTRAN he sells is better than the old version and that he is also the only person that sells it. I know im going to ask a loaded question but ill ask it anyway. Is HYTRAN really the only oil that can be used or is there a equivalent that won't make me have a heart attack when I look at the price tag?
  6. Wow a lot has happened since I last posted here, a very long story short, out of the army, job in Chicago, live on a hobby farm on the outskirts. Got the pulley attachment put fully together and man I now understand why OSHA was created, that thing is scary. My neighbor was playing with his CAT near the creek and dug himself into a pickle. He came over and asked if I could help pull him out. The Irony wasn't lost on him that a old IH had to come to the bigger CATs rescue. I had to pull out some old tips and tricks I had learned the hard way from getting my Army tracked vehicles stuck, mainly chaining a log to the track. Whats not shown is his newer tracked CAT skid steer that wasn't even able to get the monster to budge, let alone get any traction. This little guy was activly digging its own trench, it was biting in so hard. The monster is free now and it did take us several days of pulling, digging, pulling some more, digging some more,........
  7. That thing looks majestic, very well done!!!
  8. The belt pulley assembly is attached and ready to rock and roll. I have since put the pulley itself on as well, just haven't had a chance to take a picture of it. Runs great with no issues (after I figured out how to adjust the shifting fork). I have also made substantial progress on Nellybell, the truck I plan to eventually haul the T-6 around with. Her disc brake conversion is complete as well as a slightly updated steering set up. I have a few small things to fix but she should be driving around under her own power in a few weeks!!!!
  9. I got the hub back from the machine shop and had it powder coated. Holy crap do they look pretty, got it all put together and ready to go back onto the back of the tractor. The only thing I need to do is have the pulley itself rebuilt, and that will begin after I get it in the mail tomorrow. The insides are a little contaminated from being sandblasted as a final prep for powder so im going to put some throw away oil in it, run it, and drain it just to flush everything out. I also got the front axle out from under Nellybelle and off to the machine shop. Looks like a hoover tank lol
  10. I have also been lazy and haven't put any progress pictures of Nellybelle in this thread as well, so here is a update on her. I got the truck running to the point that it reliably starts and runs. I converted it from 6 to 12 V for both ease of maintenance and give the starter some actual grunt. I also put a new radiator in it as the old one leaked like a sive. All 6 rims have new rubber on them, I was able to find a tire shop that was willing to take on the split rims. othe With all the new rubber installed and steady running engine I took it to a truck show that was near my grandpa and let him drive it around. (very slowly due to the fact that only the E Brake on the drive shaft worked. I have a uncle that is huge into Dodge and Hudson and had a rebuilt 440 CI Big Block sitting in his garage collecting dust. He got a very good deal on it but didn't have a use for it so was willing to sell it to me for what he paid. At the truck show I was making arrangements with him when my dad overheard us and stepped in to buy it for me on the condition that the money I would have spent on the engine instead be spent on a new tranmission. My youngest inspecting the oil pan...... They are now all put together ready to replace the old engine transmission combo. My youngest being a goober.... Prior to putting all that power into the truck I want to make sure it can stop so my current focus of work is the brakes. The rear brake cylinders have been removed, honed, and sleeved so they should work better than new. I have also relined the brakes shoes and had the drums machined. Along the lines of brakes me and my mechanic decided against doing a axle swap on her. We are instead going to machine the kingpin holes to a larger diameter that will allow the king pins from a P30 box truck to fit. This will give it disc breaks on the front as well as easy to find service parts. I have a vacuum powered master cylinder that will also go on.
  11. So I got it out for the first time this year, my wife took pictures of me and my youngest two and snuck one of my oldest driving it. I also replaced the water pump the darn thing leaked no matter how much grease or how tight the packing nut on it was. I ordered a pump from Steiner, it is a modern set up that requires no maintenance, so far so good. After I took it for a spin I put the rebuilt PTO and cover on it with a little help. I have some touch up paint on order so I can paint over the part that was covered by the old cover plate. Here are some pictures of the torn down PTO powered Pulley. Above is the result of all the tearing down. They are currently marinating inside a massive parts cleaner my truck mechanic has. Once all the crap is washed out of the inside of them I will send them and some of the other components off for sand blast and powder coat. I got a call from the machine shop I dropped the pulley off with saying it is ready, so fingers crossed he did a great job. Ill post up some pictures of it when I have my hands on it. The other project I get to do is replace all the track pad,s over a half inch of rubber has been worn off of them and the grousers are starting to hit the ground. (I don't mind but I don't think Fort Sill would like it tearing up their roads....) I have ordered more but due to current events they are not shipping anything, I replaced the worst ones with my spares because they where all in a row so should wear somewhat evenly. (At least I hope they do.)
  12. Man I missed this thread as im usually lurking in the construction section, nice work on the T9. Some of your questions could be answered by going to that section and looking at some of the projects other members have done. I know my self and Sugarmaker have pretty long threads detailing tear downs and rebuilding of our perspective T6's. While not the exact same model they are the same family.
  13. Woot heck froze over and I was able to find a salvage yard that had one!!! I would be lying if I said I liked the price I paid for it but its still easier than having one made. I do have the proper shaft and everything else just didn't think to make sure there was a coupling when I bought the PTO attachment. Now its onto the machine shop, dropped the belt pulley attachment off today, gentlemen said it would take him a few weeks to get around to it so heres hoping.
  14. Wow its been a while since I last posted anything. In light of current events I got off my butt and got to work really tearing into the PTO and belt pulley attachment. After almost a year of searching I have yet to be able to find the darn pulley itself (#264370 if anyone has one I will ecstatically take it off your hands). So I bought a M Pulley and am going to take it to a machine shop tomorrow and see if they can make some kind of adapter that will allow it to mount to the attachment itself. The other half of the equation that I need to find is the PTO coupler itself part number 20117DA. I didn't think much of it until I realized the internal PTO shaft is two different sizes. The internal side is just slightly larger than the external making it require a nonstandard coupling. Does anyone know if this particular coupling is specific to the T6/T9 or if M/H s also used the same coupler?
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