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  1. Looking for pistons, rings and sleeves for TD6....D248.... presently 3 and 7/8 bore, can go to 4.0 bore I think.

    any help please Dennis Best. Dennisbest4503@sbcglobal.net

  2. Can the tips be unsoldered and swapped to other lines that the treaded fittings work with to match up injectors and the pump? I have a 43 TD6 with a D248 engine and the injectors leak and do not work. I bought a 53 TD6 that looked to be in better shape to fined out the engine was toast, compression less than 30 PSI. I removed and had the injectors cleaned and checked here in Modesto, from the 53 and Installed them on the 43 that was running on gasoline but not diesel. The high preasure steel lines going from pump to injectors do not thread correctly. Different barrel ends and tips.
  3. Merry CHRITMAS to all of my track friends, tire tractors is like driving an automatic, no skill needed, start and go.
  4. I have moved, #1 to the valley of Tracy, Ca. from the valley of Medford , Oregon. Swapped out injectors from #2 and for got the lines in Oregon. Its covered, drained and waiting for spring, #1 1943 TD6, #2 is a 1953 TD6, it is way worn out in the engine compartment, 30# compression across all 4 cylinders. Carriage is i would guess 60%, grousers 75% on narrow plates. Sorry have not learned how to add pictures yet.
  5. My 53 TD6 was 30 psi across all four holes. Removed head, water damage in 1 and 4, water jacket on head gasket blown 3 of 4 holes. Heavy taper in all 4 holes. Needs real help. Oiled drained pan is loose but must lift carriage to remove cross spring and get to pan and rod bolts. Long Long Long way to go......cyliders, pistons rings bearings , rods and mains, and still do not know about the running gear. This could be a MONEY PIT. But i am 71 and have SS to fix it with. LOL
  6. If your crawler is a gas over diesel, I took an old spark plug and welded a harbor freight airline fitting to it and added a shraider valve to it.
  7. yes and no. Need to raise and remove the equalizer spring assy. That is what Russ recommends. Then it should drop straight down.
  8. My pan bolts are all out the pan moves and giggles, but wont come down. It does not hit the cross spring. What am I over looking? Compression and leak down was bad . 100 in only measured 30. Blown head gasket, heavy ridge in cylinders , need to ridge ream to remove pistons, tool is on the way for that. Need source for rings, std 3 and 7/8 bore. Had McCord 6160 head gasket ?????? Its a play thing not needed to do heavy work. Any help or insight is appreciated .
  9. Here goes. name of the 5 gallon grease/oiler tool for TD6 idlers and support rollers. Big flat button not a Zerk fitting. Came before zerk but lubed with a pump out of the big bucket or 20 gallon tool.Where do you find them ? Who has 2 and will part with one. My fittings use a 7/8 wrench. Thanks Still do not know how to send pictures. 43 and 53 TD 6's
  10. In the construction zone, 527 pages, 119,585 posts. There is NOT a fast look up, click and find it. Example I'm interested in TD6 info: start page one and look for TD6 headings, when you find it write it down, page and topic. advance to next TD6 topic etc etc etc . Its in there just not point and click. Page 527 oldest post 3/9/2005 #1........Can not answer or reply to any but most links still work. Right now most of us have 32 more days to visit the archives.
  11. Mr. B, I read your reply about 6 and 12 volt batteries. If I under stood correctly, both cables from the battery should end up on the starter. one hot one ground.

    Meaning ground cable to starter from battery , being better than just grounding to a shinny spot on the tractor, under a nut and bolt.?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Willie B

      Willie B

      Most machines depend on the iron of the tractor to complete the circuit. In old machines some of those points where the electron's current path depend on metal to metal contact, paint, rust, grease, & dirt interfere with the current flow. 

      If the starter does the same job in 6 or 12 volts we are talking watts (the unit of measurement of total power) 

      If voltage (think of it as torque) is reduced, amperage (think of it as flow rate)must increase.

      If you buy cables made for a 12 volt system they will be smaller gauge wire. A 12 volt starter might draw 200 amps to start, a 6 volt might draw 400. 

      Good, heavy cables, two good identical batteries wired in parallel, two solenoid relays, and "ground" run from battery to the starter frame will improve starter function, and reduce amperage needed to crank. 

      People convert to 12 volt systems, when cleaning up ALL the connections, heavier cables, directly run would solve the problem.

      My 1940 Farmall M starts reliably in all weather conditions.


    2. Hojon


      thank you very much. Well explained.

  12. I new a Dave Reynolds, work at Xerox.
  13. 2 6volts to make 12. or 2 6volts in series to make 6volts with power..... 6 volt coil , or 12 volt coil, or Mag....
  14. I have a 43 TD6, small injectors, very worn nozzles. My 53 has larger injectors that i just had done in Modesto, they just moved to Oregon around Portland. Example not actual size 1" diameter and 4-5" long and larger almost 2" diameter and 2.5 to 3" stubby.
  15. heavy duty hydraulic jack 12 ton should work. raise bucket and CHAIN no tie strap to the ROP in front. My roll back tow driver pulled my TD6 on to the bed. tie clutch arms all the way back and it might break loose with the tow. Loaded mine back wards because that was the only way. 8400 pounds with blade attached. Have picture but don't know how to attach.
  16. now i am confused. have 43 and 53 TD6..neither is fully operable yet, both are in oregon and im in mid california....Presently both have single 12 volt batteries....Both I think are negative ground....43 is magneto, 53 is coil and points... should I be changing anything, 6 volt batteries series or parrallel . go to positive ground...
  17. Valve covers similar head ? what about injectors???????? Any interchanging ??????My TD-6's, 1 has a small diameter early injector 1943 and other has a short larger diameter 1953 head....Where can we find injectors that work.
  18. Peterbilt Newark California made a similar unit for exploratory oil drilling in Australia. It was a one way trip. frame was made of drilling pipe , the rear end and engine transmission assemble was the power unit, tires held water to cool the drill. Mid 60's.
  19. I brazed mine. Oil and moisture lets the bottom rot. Thin tin not robust cast metal. And mason jars work.
  20. Use 55 gallon plastic drum or grandkids plastic pool. wrap the inside with concreatte steel wire mesh two times around the inside for your electrodes . Place your tracks in and let it run. do not rush it, you have patients.
  21. Looks like small block chevy. Rams horn exhaust, where is the rest of the Corvette ? LOL
  22. North of 60. Can you list the part number or printing of your service manual. I have a 43 and 53 TD-6. One electric Bendix and one mechanical drive,
  23. Thinking out of the box, are you sure that your only 22. You listened to grandpa talk and explain. Way to go Russ.
  24. Here is my fix. Take one of your old Spark plugs, break out the porceline and weld on a Harbor freight air chuck that fits your compression tester. I get to make this stuff up, and drive 400 miles to see, my 2 TD-6's. 1943 and 1953......one runs on gas and makes right hand turns. The other has been sitting unknown years. with rain and snow have not had chance to move it to my cousins 20 acres to play.
  25. I love these pictures. I have seen others that make it look like 2 springs, because they have been worn out , the loop is gone. ?????? would the slightest micron of lithium grease under the loop help..... My left steering brake is worn out, i can turn to the right but not left. It only runs on gas, at present time. which way should i go first, run on diesel for power, or make it turn ? Injectors leak and squirt but do not spray with tester. advise please .
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