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  1. I just picked up a 963 corn head that has not been updated. Early IH (no case). What all do I need to do to update it to the 1063 specs??
  2. What are the axle sizes for the 5088, 5288, 5488? trying to figure out which dual hubs will work.
  3. I would like to get a good later model IH tractor with a good cab for my small farm operation. I would like to to be able to do tillage and planting operations. Small Glencoe chisel plow in the fall and 12 row planter in the spring. I know that the 88 series have had issues with a sentry module located under the steering wheel console. I know the engines are rock solid but the transmission rear end worry me. What should I be on the look out for on these tractors. Seems like the cabs on the 88 series hold up a little better than the 86 series cabs.
  4. I have an 820 grain head that the right side of my cutter bar is stuck about 6 inches higher than the rest of the bar. What could be holding it up and not allowing it to float like it should??
  5. Getting ready to tackle the hydraulic leak that drips from under the operators platform onto the front left drive tire. It appears to be coming from the header lift valve. What all does it take to rebuild these and make them stop leaking?
  6. Does anyone here know what the shank spacing is on an old IH 55 or 5500 chisel plow? I know they have more shanks per ft of width then say a glencoe soil saver. About how much HP per shank or per ft of width or per shank? I am assuming a 10-12 shanks would be about right for a 1066
  7. I was attending a farm sale yesterday that had a good number of older IH grain trucks. most were gas with really good beds and bodys but gas engines and were not bringing much. It got me to thinking what if you were to swap out the old gas engines with a good Diesel? Could you put a 5.9 cummins or 6.7 powerstroke in a mid 70's 1600 load star to replace the 345 gas?? That would make a good rig!!
  8. Does anyone know if the Iron Bull comes with these brackets? Also what is bolted to the fender in front of the canopy post?
  9. I am doing research on factory looking two post canopy's for my 1066. who all are making these today besides Iron Bull? I don't necessarily think I need certified because I no not use this tractor on inclines only tillage. I have tried to contact Saginaw but their phone is out of service.
  10. Looking at a couple 706 gas tractors for a loader/chore tractor. What are the pro's and con's with the 263 vs the 291? Obviously a tractor of this age may eventually need major engine work so which one is easier to work on? Get parts for? so on?
  11. I am looking for some of the bolts to connect the wedges on the cast center to the double bevel rim? These are the square head 3/4 X 3” fine thread. I would like to get them for the best price possible. Who carries these for a good price? Thanks
  12. I have a 1066 that I am removing the white IH deluxe cab and replacing it with a Year a round cab. It looks like I am going to have to convert the operators platform to an open station platform to install the YAR cab. What all do I need? Rear platform, right and left platform extensions front platform, and right and left battery trays?? anything I am missing?
  13. That is good news looks like I may rebuild it to tighten it up. Would you know where to get the plastic pieces?
  14. The sides by the operator bolt down to the floor plate one side is fixed the other side has a swinging door and flap. There should be a piece that bolts to the sheet metal in front of the steering column and throttle lever to hold everything up. The sides are held on with straps that go over the hood and under the oil pan with two that co across the front of the grill that use springs like a screen door spring to tighten the sides. There should be a piece that looks like an L that is used to keep the windbreaker material from contacting the exhaust manifold it bolts to the hood and the side skirts. I hope this helps It has been about 30 years since I have put one on.
  15. I have a 73 1066 with the 56 style adjustable steering wheel. Obviously the previous owner used the steering wheel as a grab rail to lift himself out of the seat because it is extremely loose and floppy as well as all the plastic is cracked and broken. I wold like to just do away with the adjustable system all together but I don't know what all this will entail? I the adjustable system just added onto a standard steering column or would I need to replace the entire steering tower? How hard is it to find the plastic pieces to replace all the broken ones if I were to rebuild the adjustable set up?
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