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Michael Halsall

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About Michael Halsall

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  • Birthday 01/21/1957

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    Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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    Engines from TITANs to TURBO diesels.

    McCormick-Deering & McCormick standard tread tractors.

    Classic Crawlers

    IH Corporate History

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  1. When the 434 and other models were sent to "export markets" such as Canada the headlights were fitted at the top of the grille. The 434 was the "big brother" to the British 276 tractor. The 434 replaced the 424 in markets outside of the US. The 434 (BD-154 engine) was a direct replacement for the B-414 and the 276 (BD-144 engine) replaced the B-275. The correct location for the serial number plate is on the RIGHT side of the transmission casing. Sometimes these plates have been painted over, but it's possible to scrape the paint off. There was an Australian built version of the 434 and some websites incorrectly list the British built 434 as being an Australian built model, the one in the photo is the British style which is correct for the Canadian market. Regards from Michael H. in Australia
  2. Searching by part number is the only way to go. I have found when searching for parts unlisted models it worked. The B-250 utility tractor wasn't listed on the old Case IH parts site but the B-275 was listed. There is at least an 85% parts commonality between the models Buy a B-250 parts manual and then input the parts numbers you want into the Case IH website and see what is available. There is chance that the Parts Department may be able to suggest an alternative part if they have correct original parts number. Regards from Michael H.😎 Australia
  3. Welcome! I'd put the above detailed questions to the very knowledgeable crew on the Construction Equipment Board of this website. That is the place to go find good information and hopefully spare parts for IH crawlers!πŸ˜€ P.S. The DT-361 engine also used in the Farmall 1206 farm tractor, so it may be worth checking with a Case IH dealer as Case IH still keep parts for some of the classic Farmall tractors. Best of luck with the project, you seem to know what you are doing and are being hampered by lack of replacement parts!πŸ˜ƒ
  4. Do you know what it was original supplied with, an implement, a tractor or a stationary engine?
  5. What is the difference with the rear wheels? Replacements or a later style? Michael H.πŸ˜€
  6. Be very wary of "Free Downloads" of tractor service manuals. I looked at one and found it had 'malacious" links to spyware. "Something for nothing" is often a scam. PAY for genuine downloads from reputable suppliers! Regards from Michael H. in Australia.
  7. A quick question to the knowledge crew here. What is the correct rear tire size for the 140 High Clearance tractor? Do the Farmall 100 HC & 130 HC tractors use the same rear tire size? Here in Australia we would almost certainly have to specially order these tires, so getting the correct size details is important! Regards from Michael H. 😎
  8. This question has probably been asked umpteen times before, but when was the red, white and black IH block logo introduced? When did International Harvester OFFICIALLY begin putting the "IH" logo on their tractors? This logo is the famous "Man on a Tractor" logo. I have seen pictures of restored 1930's tractors with that logo incorrectly added by the restorers. It's like putting a "GM" block logo on a 1940's Buick! I have been shown a photos of a beautifully restored WD-40 tractor with IH block logos in it which I assumed were wrongly added by the restorer, but then I saw an "as found" picture of the tractor and it had IH logos on the hood before the "McCormick-Deering" name. My only suggestions is that it was repainted later in its life and the new logos were added then. Regards from Michael H. 😎 Australia
  9. The 384 was only sold in Australia for a limited period. It replaced the locally produced 444 which was based on the British 444 diesel ("364"). The Australian 444 was built up to 1976 and the the 384 was briefly imported before being replaced by the Kimco 383. The Japanese tractor had an unusual problem, the paintwork didn't cope well with our hot Australian sun, every 383 or 483 i have seen has been been repainted! The 385 tractors I have seen here have all been badged as "Case International" suggesting they came later.
  10. Does anyone on this forum have experience with either an International 384 or 385 tractor? What were the differences between the two models other than the different engines? 384 had the BD-154 four cylinder engine and the 385 had the D-155 three cylinder engine. Did they use the same chassis? Same wheels and attachments? Was the 385 a genuine improvement on the earlier 384? Regards from Michael H. in Australia😎 P.S. There was also a Japanese built 383 tractor that was sold as a replacement for 384 tractor in some markets. I believe it was significantly different from the British built models.
  11. Unfortunately they're not . BUT I have found some information for you. The T3 suffix means "kerosene option" when its used on a engine and "T1" means "gasoline engine". I have found a production list of engines built for the T-6 crawler and that engine serial number was from early 1948. I assume this is the original engine fitted to the crawler. I assume this tractor was used for farm work as it has no dozer blade and the TVO fuel option was mainly used on farm tractors. There was a British built equivalent model called the BT-6 which was, to the best of my knowledge, only built in the TVO style. The engine in used in the T-6, from that era, is largely the same as used in the W-6 & Farmall M tractors which is handy when sourcing engine parts.πŸ‘† Regards from Michael H. in Australia.
  12. Hello IH crawler nuts, this question has probably been asked before. Does anyone have a list of the "T* " suffixes used on crawler tractor serial numbers in the 1940s I am trying the particularly to find out what T3 and T7** stand for. I know T4* was code for Military Use. Regards from Michael H.πŸ”§
  13. TBKM 5701 T3 T= TracTractor BK= Series 6 M= (motor /engine) First production unit was #501 in 1940, so yours appears to be the 5200th engine built. T-3 is a "track option" I assume you are located in Britain as you say "petrol / TVO" rather than the American "gasoline/distillate" or the Australian "power kerosene" regards from Michael H.
  14. I have just discovered that the Farmall 140, in the last couple of years of production, requires a different Operator's Manual (serial number 62741 and upwards) to the earlier ones. What changes were made to this long lasting tractor model that made this necessary? Changes in the operator's area? New options? New implements or attachments? Does anyone here own a mid 1977 or later International Farmall 140? Regards from Michael H. in Australia. πŸ”§ P.S. This won't affect any Australians as the Farmall 140 disappeared from our market in the late 1960s.
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