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  1. I just bought a set of 2E batteries for my 756 last month at the local dealer....
  2. Only other thing that comes to mind but probably isn't it, is point gap. If they're not quite opening or closing completely they wont spark. I don't remember the problem but I helped my brother with his Farmall B mag and we had an issue where it "looked" right and he set it with a feeler gauge but it wasn't running or would run erratic, I don't recall. I ended up using an ohm meter across the points to see they were doing their job, and they weren't. It probably had a newer questionable quality set in it I'm sure. That's a lot of the challenge is getting decent stuff these days. Hope you can make some headway on it soon! Ken
  3. I had an issue with my TD6 a couple years ago. It ran great on gas then decided to kinda almost run on gas. I had rebuilt the mag a year prior, It was driving me crazy. I would get spark on every plug wire when I pulled them off and got them near ground and it looked great. Id plug the plug wires back on and it would try to almost run. Found out intermittently various spark plugs would get warm then wouldn't. I was thinking to coil was bad so I replaced it again. No change. I finally borrowed an ignition tester that had a spark plug on it with an air fitting and gauge that would simulate a spark plug firing under compression. Using the gauge on it you would adjust the air pressure to simulate the plug being under compression. As soon as I added a little air the spark would quit. Without air it looked great. In my case it ended up being the imported condenser. it was shorter than the original so it didn't fit under the original clamp and was supposed to so the case of the condenser didn't contact the mag case for a good ground. Did at first then probably oxidized. I replaced it with the correct one and its ran perfect each time every time. Probably not your issue but that's what happened to me. Good luck!! Ken
  4. OK. Hmmmm Sure hope you get it figured out! 🙂
  5. Unless my memory is shot both my 1940 and 1952 TD-6's use an 1155 Napa oil filter. The down side is the last couple Ive bought no longer have the rubber gasket in them. Guess its sold separately now. 😕
  6. Ok thanks everyone!!! I really appreciate the advice! He found a lower hour Hydro 86 with a cab hes going to go look at tomorrow. Has around 5,000 hours on it and has a cab. The picture he sent me it looks very clean and looks like its been stored inside when not in use. He does already have a TD-6 with a very nicely made home made loader on it that he uses where he can currently. Also he mentioned he could go a little larger on the blower if need be. More to come! Thanks again all. Ken
  7. Hello, My brother is looking to get a Red tractor to run a 5' - 6' snow blower and was curious what model would work well for this application. Hes is wanting one with a low reverse for sure and ample power and starts decent in low temperatures. Plans on using Northern Idaho where the snow normally is 3' deep but can be more with drifts. Just curious anyone thoughts and things to look for to hopefully get one that will work good for this. hes guessing 1960s vintage through 1980s or so. I appreciate any help folks can provide. Thank you very much! Ken
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    TD 6

    Glad you got it going! Ken
  9. Hopefully its something simple and you get it figured out! Below is the tester I used. Mine ended up being the condenser but maybe a coil could act similar?? As soon as I added a very small amount of air the spark stopped on mine. Good luck!!!
  10. May not be your issue but I had a strange similar acting issue as you are with one of my TD-6's. It would try to start on gas but that was it. I took the plugs out and checked the spark several times and all of them had really good spark at the plugs or checking the wires etc. Replaced the plugs and wires which were fairly new anyhow. No change. Spent weeks on it. Not sure how I went down this path but I had one of those spark testers that you connect to an air hose that simulates the plug firing under compression. I tried it and as soon as I put a little air to the tester the plug stopped firing. It did this same thing checking each one. Ended up being a bad condenser in the mag. Actually was a newer aftermarket condenser that was shorter than the original and the case wasn't grounding good enough. Replaced it with the correct one and it starts right away every time. About pulled every hair out of my head on that one. My plugs were staying dry during all this so I was thinking fuel. Go figure. 🙂 Good luck!!!
  11. Hank, Here's whats I found in the manual for timing the mag. Hope this is readable and of some help. I had an odd situation with one of mine. The mag had great spark on all cylinders then it kind of run on gas but mostly just puff some black smoke. To make a really, really long story shorter I found out a couple spark plugs were not as warm as the others trying to start it. I borrowed one of those spark testers that you thread the spark plug into and apply a little air pressure to simulate firing under compression. As soon as I applied a little air it immediately quit firing. Ended up being a bad condenser in the mag. Replaced it and it runs like a top still after three years now. Probably not your issue. Check the timing first and see what it does. Good luck!! The picture is to reference the crank pulley timing marks. Ken
  12. Chris, Not sure if this will help but here's a pic of the service manual. It may look a little different since the manual covers the "6" and "9". Hope it helps some. Ken
  13. I have two TD-6's and both the thermostats in them look different than the new one you have. Both are like the ones in the picture from KoO. Both of mine are 160F thermostats. Someplace I read they have a bypass thermostat but for the life of me I cant find that information so I'm not sure if its the housing they are referring to or the stat itself but one person had overheating issues after replacing the stat with one from an auto parts store, then his cure was getting the original style stat. Watching the coolant in mine I can see it circulate some until it warms up then it circulates faster looking through the cap. Probably not the issue but just an idea. Good luck!!!! Ken
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