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  1. email me at jeffsbigdawg@gmail.com. I make this 10 hoile weight bracket that fits a 340U, 460U, 460HU, 504U and 606. These are heavy duty weight racks based off the original that you see in the parts manual. I don't have the IH number handy with me but, these brackets attach to the side of the front bolster and wrap all the way around the front. Holds 10 IH suitcase weights. I can email you a pic. 


    Jeff Foreman



  2. Check with Cody Agent in Eagleville, TN. He is parting a few 274's and 284's. I think had a ROPS on a 284 a few months back when I was down there. 

    Cody Agent 1-931-212-3602


    Might also try Lee at Mid South Salvage in Decatur Al.    256-318-0860

  3. The 383 used a 4 cylinder  Nissan diesel engine the SD23. The 274/284 used a 3 cylinder SD16. A Scout pickup used the 6 cylinder SD33 Nissan diesel engine.  Basically the same internal engine components per cylinder,  just added more cylinders as the engine grew form 3 to 4 and 4 to 6 cylinders. Lots of these SD23 engine parts in Asia and EU. 


    NICE restoration 

  4. 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.  

  5. 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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  6. I think you have an issue with #5 valve timing. Could be a bad cam lobe, scored lifter bore and/or lifter, bent push rod (check them all for same length), broken valve spring or keeper, or possible faulty distributor cap. Best luck on the investigation. This does suck after all you have done this one to ensure a proper professional rebuild.

  7. Wayne,

    There is a 350 International Utility LP being parted on ebay right now. The guy has the Western tank for sale this week. It is part #365788R91 according to the photo on ebay. You might want to check this one out. Not the exact same as a 404 but, I'll bet it's real close. Search "1957 International tractor 350 tank" on ebay.


    Jeff Foreman

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