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    Belpre, Washington Co, Ohio
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    Tractor Restorations

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  1. rcscalOhio


    Thanks Rawleigh99, I believe you had a few suggestions thrown my way this last winter too, I appreciate everyones help. I just hope someone who knows how to paint makes her pretty again, she deserves it. Fun lil toy. My next project is a IH Cub, found it under a pine tree, its gonna be a long long summer....
  2. Hey Hoodeleydoo, how did you determine the mfr of your tracks?  Ive been researching the origin of mine along with who made my blade?  If you read MISSION ACCOMPLISHED you will see in my pics my machine, member mmi said its a mishmash of different parts, but it seems like everything belongs together.  I know Drott use to make items for IH but there are no markings on tracks or blade as to who made them.  Any ideas or info you can provide would be helpful.


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  3. rcscalOhio


    (1961) International Harvester T 340 Crawler. Id like to start by thanking mmi and other members for all their help, advice, pictures etc. without you I'd never gotten this far. So after an entire winter in the shop I've gotten to the end of my project, my machine is mechanically sound: we started with the 4 cylinder gas engine tuned up and oil change; carburetor rebuilt; new water pump & fresh anti-freeze; New clutch plate pressure plate and throwout bearing, flywheel ground; converted to 12 volt system; gas tank has been boiled and lined; radiator has been boiled and checked for leaks; new gauges ( fuel float gone so no fuel gauge ); new headlights; new ignition switch; steering clutches adjusted; new angle cylinders; repacked lift cylinders and there is a pile of used original parts, she aint pretty, I just paint things to protect them as I go, but I don't have the facility to paint her. The next owner will have to make her the "belle of the ball". AGAIN!! THANKYOU mmi, my respect to you for all your help.
  4. rcscalOhio

    T340 Pad Replacement

    Thanks for all your help on the many issue's. After putting in a new clutch, 2 new blade cylinders I think its time to call it quits. I did confirm that these are "RIVETS" not bolts!! Had a couple old timers look at it and they all said they have never seen rivets used on the pads, they are "ORIGINAL" not put on later. Anyways, Im not going to put anymore money into a unit that wont do what I want it to. I pulled up to a 2" tree and it stops the dozer in its tracks, no ass weight. So I'm going to find a bigger machine for my farm. Thanks again for your support and advice.
  5. rcscalOhio

    T340 Pad Replacement

    purchased as you see it, found in a barn, no history, thanks for the reply
  6. rcscalOhio

    T340 Pad Replacement

    I got 4 or 5 loose pads, started to take one off by grinding the rivets, HARDER THAN WHORES HEART, anyone got the answer to getting these off? and once I do can I just bolt them back on?
  7. I thought that was critter control for deer corn feeders, hook up and ZAP em...
  8. rcscalOhio

    Maintenace Update on my T340

    Cold weather drove us inside today. Got new water pump on, flywheel re-surfaced, new clutch plate pressure plate throw-out & pilot bearing. Drained oil, changed oil filter. Carburetor is soaking, got engine to line up, gently slide it in place....more to come....
  9. rcscalOhio

    Roller Maintenance

    Excellent advice, I did get some key stock both 1/4 & 1/2 inch, it was my thinking to use them on plugs, your advice confirms that. I'll check around stores for your other ideas. Thanks john
  10. rcscalOhio

    Roller Maintenance

    Thanks Danny, the more ideas the better john
  11. rcscalOhio

    Roller Maintenance

    Thanks I'll try finding them john
  12. rcscalOhio

    T 340 opinion

    I will let you know when I get mine running right. Spending the winter converting it to updated newer parts. Also converted it to 12 volt system. My original parts pile is growing but that just means less to go wrong when I start to use it.
  13. rcscalOhio

    Roller Maintenance

    I apologize for posting here instead of under the construction forum, new to the site. North of 60 THANKYOU, very helpful, Matt!! my kind of guy, always looking for an excuse to BUY TOOLS. THANKS GUYS any more tips will be accepted, this is my first dozer, learning as I go.
  14. rcscalOhio

    Roller Maintenance

    I could use some advice on the maintenance of my rollers. What exactly should I be putting in them? Oil or HD grease? This unit has plugs and grease fittings. The plugs are 1/4" to 1/2" depending on location, and other than an old ratchet drive or some metal stock I purchased from hardware store I have no tool to easily remove them. So I'm seeking advice on what to put in rollers? And tips on how to make maintenance a smooth job. Also how often do I service them. I have a manual, but it seems it might be outdated?
  15. rcscalOhio

    Maintenace Update on my T340

    Thanks Sledgehammer, no I plan to use it keeping roads dressed and logging on my farm. When I first bought it I was going to restore it back to original. But now Im just gonna make it mechanically sound and use it. I have other toys: 1941 Oliver, 2 kubotas, cub cadet tractor, etc. Me and my neighbor who has a body shop next door love finding old stuff and refurbishing.