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About jeff311

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  • Birthday 03/11/1962

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    Cicero, IN
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    IH emblems. Collect, buy, sell, trade, repair, repaint, reconstruct, re-invent emblems from Cub-1456.


    756 gas purchased new by my father in 4/70. Inherited upon his death in 2010.

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  1. jeff311

    Winter Project: IH 1026 Hydro

    This one won't take long to strip down to power wash like you generally start each project......
  2. jeff311

    606 and 656

    That same tractor was for sale earlier this summer on Ytmag. I passed on it although the price was not out of line.
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    606 and 656

    The 606 was only marketed in the INTERNATIONAL utility chassis. Basically the next generation of a 460 Utility International. Neither tractor has frame rails to hold the a possible front bolster. Both had swept back axles with the wishbone attached to the front of the clutch housing. The Farmall 606 above is absolutely a Farmall 504 with a transplant engine and (maybe) slightly longer hood. Could also be a stock 504 hood since they were designed for the same front mount equipment that you had with a 460/560 Farmall. He did a nice job. The 606 was only marketed in the standard Utility version although some "Hi-Clear" 606's have been found in the USA. They were not "officially" marketed by IH but some were made. So far, there are about 6 each of gas and diesel 606 HC's found. These would be the same chassis configuration as the 460 Hi-Utility with 38" rears and longer frontend knees/knuckles. Other than that, it is a regular 606.
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    Ed Adolph auction...anyone going?

    Just to clear the air.... Not my first auction and not my first time at an auction conducted by this Auction Company. I'm the guy that thought he was high bid on a item that you don't see everyday. The bidding ended and I was not recognized as the winning bidder. I made my objection to the auctioneer and he choose not to reopen the bidding. That was his auction to run, not mine. Yes, I was disappointed in how it went down since this part was not your everyday item and the bid level was enough to take notice. About an hour later, the auctioneer and I had the opportunity to chat at length. We did, we both spoke and both listened. In the end, we both had the chance to speak our peace, explain our positions and leave it behind us. That was Friday noon. I had ample opportunity to chat with the auctioneer again several times (and we did) during the course of the two day auction. We are good. We shook hands more than once and made some memories from this event. I would not hesitate to attend another event conducted by this auction company, neither should you. MY apologies that this scenario has received so much press.
  5. jeff311

    606 power steering

    James, A 606 is a 504 Utility with two more cylinders and a longer hood and hood skirts. ALL the parts on a 606 will interchange with a 504 Utility. Same tractors. 504 is a 4 cylinder utility. 606 is a 6 cylinder utility. James are you looking at the NH 606 for a puller?
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    Top Link for IH 4366/86 or 4568 or 4586

    I have a NOS one laying here right now. I had it a RPRU in AL earlier this year. PM me . Jeff in INDY
  7. Look on Ebay for IH 284 stuff. I'm parting a 284 D with the Nissan SD16 engine and can help with several parts. I have new manifolds and other items you can see on Ebay. PM me for more details. Jeff
  8. jeff311

    Planting with the 856

    What is the backstory on that 856 front end? From the photo, looks like a Farmall wfe under that International 856. Maybe it is just the angle of the picture....
  9. Yeah, I don't mind that I'm missing one International emblem that was found on about 15,000 tractors from this era and the 2 emblems that were only made for a handful of tractors in this series are both in my possession. Now that this tractor is on display with a "rare" label, it will be fun to see how many more come to the surface. I still do not believe there were more than 10 made and that could be way too high. Time will tell.
  10. Well, It's here. Now the fun begins. Serial 16373. Runs and drives but, has some issues like they all do. Needs a T/A and clutch for sure. We will take it down and go through it like it should be done. Our last two International Hi-Clears were a 606 Diesel HC in 2013 and 606 gas HC in 2014. Just about the same tractor except a 4 cylinder LP engine. Both of those took up about 350 sq ft of Devon's shop floor space when we got them tore down. This one will finish out like those two with upgrades to rear spin-out's and dual hydraulics. As I did my walk around today, I thought although it looks pretty tough, this one is in better shape that the two 606's were when we started with them. Pulled this one out of Unadilla NY. The 606 gas HC came from NW of Philly and the 606 Diesel was found hear Hartford, Ct. Now sure why all these rare International Hi-Clears from the mid 60's are common to the upper east coast but, they are all within a 200 mile radius of NYC. This one is 1 of 3 that I know of in the USA with this engine and the Hi-Clear International chassis. Production numbers are uncertain but, this series was after the 460 LPG HU and they only made 13 of those. The 504's were not as popular as the 460's so, my guess is IH made less 504 LPG HC. That will be a fun investigation. More photos as we get the gal undressed and apart.
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    361 block

    Recent acquisition from a salvage yard is a 361 block and head. Serial number stamped in very clear letters on the side of the block is RSD361 1138*. Block casting is 607294C4. Head is 345149r2. Not positive that the RSD361 is the original stamp as the block has minor wear under the RSD361 but not the 1138*. Could it be a reman C4 block for a 806-1206? Not sure what the RSD is.... Thanks for the help.
  12. The 2 speed Hi-Lo in reality is Direct Drive and Over-Drive. When you have one of these Hi-Lo's installed on a tractor you will really have some fun. Trust me when I say that when you throw that lever forward in road gear and gain another 15-20% speed that you can "find some religion" real quick. I think this Hi-Clear 140 would likely do about 18mph at full throttle. That will make a man pray under his breath. This yellow 140 HC is a beauty and somebody did a nice job adding this unit to the tractor. Likely not many out there as I do not believe this was ever a "factory option" or even a "field upgrade" by IH. I could be wrong and if so, it will not be the first time I've been "under- educated". It's certainly a cool add-on but, not sure it adds "rare", "high" value that some of us consider when investing into tractors. No doubt it would be a fast and fun ride to town to get a gallon of milk
  13. (MY) definition of LIVE PTO is you need to step on the clutch to engage and dis-engage the PTO. It is not an INDEPENDANT unit with it's own clutch pack. The two speed gearbox bolts to the front of the transmission. Since that gearbox is about 12" deep, the normal clutch shaft is replaced with a shorter version. The shorter clutch shaft spins the 2 speed just like it would your normal transmission. The center shaft of the two speed is engine speed and that shaft goes rearward through the hollow top shaft of the regular transmission. That shaft is long enough to go all the way through the rearend and couple to the PTO drive shaft at engine speed. Again, the top shaft of the transmission is not hollow on a regular 140, 240 or 404 & 2404. In order to mount a 2 speed and have PTO, you need to R/R the transmission to replace the solid top shaft with a hollow one that also has a drive spine to adapt to the 2 speed. There are many 404 & 2404's out there with NO PTO in them but do have a 2 speed auxiliary transmission. This was more common on the 2404 for industrial applications to be ordered that way. In those instances, the 2 speed can bolt directly up to the front of the transmission without the hollow top shaft since no PTO drive shaft would be needed to extend through that transmission. I have a half dozen 2 speed transmissions here both Hi-Lo and Fast Reverser sitting on the shelf. They would be complete units for PTO version or PTO DELETE version and have all the parts to add one of these to any 140 , 240 , 404, 2404. PM me if interested in adding one of these unique options to you tractor.
  14. jeff311

    Rare 856

    Just because there is an ALL WHEEL DRIVE emblem by the T/A lever doesn't mean a thing. I sell a dozen pair of All Wheel Drive emblems a year to guys putting Coleman's under a 06/26/56 series and each one gets correct hole placement from me to drill their two mounting holes in each side of the steering column cowling. I even give the guys the correct AWD lever decal for the kick plate under the dash. That emblem could have been put on there yesterday......but, I'm not doubting the sellers word in this case. There is a guy in MO that has a 856 LPG with a Coleman. It has been to a few RPRU's to show.
  15. The 2 speed transmission in this tractor would have been sourced from OEM parts found on a 404 Farmall or International 404/2404. The 140, 240 and 404 share the same basic torque tube design as found on a Farmall C/ SC. IH designed a 2 speed auxiliary transmission for the 404/ 2404 series in 1963. Two versions were available. There was a Hi-Lo and a Fast Reverser. Both variations used the same components. The only change was the Fast Reverser had an added reverse idler gear inside to mate with the drive gear. The 2 speed was added to the front of the transmission housing inside the torque tube with a shorter clutch shaft as the drive mechanism. The 2 speed was shifted via a rod out the side of the torque tube to a long shift handle attached to the left platform step on a 404. OK, so now we have a 2 speed bolted to the front of the transmission. We now have no ability to drive the PTO. So IH designed a hollow top shaft inside the transmission for a shaft to run through to attach the 2 speed to the PTO via a coupler. You can not simply add a 2 speed to the front of the transmission and still have live PTO. Since the 140, 240 and 404 share similar (but not exact) torque tube housings, adding a 2 speed auxiliary transmission to a 140 and 240 are just a matter of mechanical detail and shop time. The unit pictured above has a PTO so that transmission would have had to be reworked to add the hollow top shaft so the 2 speed drive shaft out the back could get to the PTO drive shaft. Since a 140 has no left step, the 2 speed shift handle mount would have to be bolted elsewhere. In this case, the left fender is a good choice with minor augment. I do not believe that this 2 speed transmission was ever offered in the 140 or 240 as an IH factory option. I have seen MANY 240 parts shelves in several salvage yards that have a 2 speed on them. They are very common to find in a 404/2404. Most generally, you find the Hi-Lo in a Farmall 240 or 404 and the Fast Reverser version in the International Utility chassis 240 or 404 or 2404 if the guy was using a front mounted loader. Whoever did this one, looks to have done it right. This alteration would take several hours to split the tractor, R/R the transmission, add the 2 speed and shorter clutch shaft, drill a hole in the side of the torgue housing and get all the linkages working. Likely had a 404 donor tractor or this was done by some mechanic at a dealership who had a bright idea one day when working on a 404 and 140 in the shop at the same time. Either way, nice job by somebody. This tractor follows the same path as creating an HTA. Common parts in the next series added to a tractor in the previous series. Got to love America.