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  1. Hi and thanks to Pirlbeck, TP from Central PA, Ohio Farmer. Pete 23 and R190. Thank you for your suggestions and I will take all replies on board. To restore this tractor properly is a long process. When parts are removed, they are cleaned and etch primed for a respray. The eight blade fan was incredibly dirty, it has been blasted and is now being hand finished for a rust conversion coat before the etch prime coat. If only we could all get the restored tin work back on asap but it is not as easy as that, pulling the 706 apart has raised more issues. To me it is a great model and therefore worth the effort. Thanks again to all for your help.
  2. Thanks Johnny, I am planning to keep this one but it will be a long project.
  3. Really good to see such an early F706, keep working away at it. Lots of parts available in the USA and a popular model.
  4. Great idea 806Frank and noted. Thanks
  5. Hi Snoshoe, that sounds like it would balance quite well, the two block roll pins that keep the gasket in place are there. Hi 460, another good way to balance the head using the existing fasteners, fuel tank (another story) and cradle were removed. Hi Searcyfarms, I am in Australia, the head is going to long standing and reputable company that services diesel heads for tractor sellers in my area. Hi Ace, that is an option but the only help I could muster at such short notice was my Maine Coon cat. I used the chain block because you have more control if the unexpected arises. So thank you to all of the replies to this post and for your time, the head is now off. The image shows that the head gasket blew between the 2nd and third cylinders with no damage. I was expecting burnt valves and this could still be the case, the good news is that the sleeves have hardly any lip but new rings will be installed. The advice that you have given will definitely be used, especially to the lower the head back on.
  6. Hi Zach, the main concerns are lifting in a stable position as the head is very heavy. After the head gasket has been replaced (new one purchased), I have evenly lower the head onto it. Being careful not to damage the new gasket.
  7. Hi Everyone, do any of the D282 owners have any special way of lifting the head so that it stays level. I am using a chain block for removal and reinstall but need to keep it level so it does not damage the head gasket. Are there specific points to lift from?
  8. Hi Pete, Thank you very much for your reply and advice. The tank is going off to Red Koted.
  9. Hi Everyone, I would really appreciate some feedback about F 706 Diesel fuel tank lines. On removing my tank I found the fuel return line next to the main supply line, the water drain line is in a separate location. Is this the correct configuration?
  10. Hi Michael, I have just seen your post. Thank you for your information. This tractor is now going to a collector who has the man power and USA connections to restore it, anyway it has been saved from the salvage yard.
  11. I don't know yet, it was bought for spare parts for my F 706 with a D 282. It is alot of work to get this back to an original Farmall as CR take alot of components off and reconfigure things. The USA is the birthplace of this tractor and parts are easier to find there, there aren't many in Australia and postage for heavy items from the US is at a premium. Please see the photos of two Chisholm Ryder Farmall 504 D Hi Clears that I once owned. This is why these were swapped for my current F 706. Either way if I had not bought the 504's and 656 they would have been sold for scrap which is a crime in my book, so now they will all survive. Thank you for your parts suggestions, it is always handy to have some new contacts. I am pretty sure that Jeff Foreman supplied me with a pair of 504 Hi Clear emblems, I was very happy with them.
  12. I have previously owned two Chisholm Ryder Farmall 504 D Hi Clears and yes you are right. It was one of the first things that I looked for but did not find. These two tractors, one only good for parts were swapped for the F 706 D.
  13. Thank you for looking this up Eason, I have a 1944 Farmall H, 1965 F 706 D and now a 1970 F 656 Hydro in need of much work. This in no way stacks up against your collection, alot of great tractors there. In Australia you would find most of these in books only.
  14. Hi Matt, thank you very much for explaining that. I have seen quite a number of plates over here but never seen one that long.
  15. Hi everyone, could you please give me advice on the following. I recently bought a Chisholm Ryder bean picker. This is powered by a Farmall 656 Hydro, it is not a hi clear but an adapted wide front Farmall. If I look online the serial numbers are quite short but mine is long 2450118U043651* Model F 656, I understand how to identify the year made from the shorter ones but not from this. There were not many 656's that came to Australia, any advice would be appreciated.
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