Hello everyone - Greetings from Charlotte, NC.
Unfortunately, my father passed away recently (he was 58) and I'm left with three Internationals:
1966 806D (pictured), 1967 806D, 1974 1466
These tractors were never show ponies - always work horses on a dairy. He bought the '66 806 before I was born (I'm 29). Because of this, they're all in need of a good amount of work - particularly the 806s, they both need a new clutch.
I don't want to sell the tractors - I'd like to keep them and restore as I find time & money. Although I spent the first 20 years of my life milking cows, stacking hay, and cutting silage - I stepped away from that after college and now work in engineering. It's safe to say that these old tractors inspired my fascination with engineering and mechanical stuff.
My first goal is to get them all running - some have been sitting for a few years, but were all running when parked. The '66 806 just required a new battery and a shot of ether to fire right up. I suspect the others will be the same.
This will take years of work and tons of money, but hopefully it'll be worth it in the end. I'm sure I'll need the help and support of this community.
Pictures of the other tractors to come shortly.