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  1. We used a .002 bearing, as standard wasn’t available (anywhere I could find). I did plasti-gauge and it showed the gap, was more then .002... I didn't have a thicker plastic-gauge to try to get the actual measurement. I agree, a little loose is better then a little tight. We haven’t gotten back to this project yet, as its looking more like spring, so am having to finish getting things ready that actually do farm jobs.
  2. I am in the hills of the Palouse.
  3. This TD-9 was supposed to make it to when I retire, so I could rebuild it at my leisure and when I wanted something to do, but needless to say, its happening sooner then planned. We were hopeful that spinning the bearing didn’t damage anything and we could roll a new bearing in, w/o doing a rebuild. The crank was pretty smooth, and the rod and cap looked ok, so we decided we didnt have anything to lose, and it may work. So, we installed a .002 bearing on #2. The engine ran, good oil pressure, and after about 20-30 minutes of idling, it bogged down... Well, it didnt work. It was trying
  4. Hello all, I am new to reading this forum, but have read through some threads by Pbach (td6), FarmTruck1 (TD-9B) and MarcusM (350 and 400). I am a Farmer in Eastern, Washington state (South of Spokane). We have an assortment of FarmAll and International tractors (many of which are still used for certain tasks, but none are our primary farming tractors). I decided several years ago, I’d keep them and work on restoring them when I retire. And that is still the idea, but our 1954 TD-9 has moved up on the list and is not waiting for retirement. Last year it spin a rod bearing while plowing sn
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