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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. I am a collector of IHC "stuff". I don't own an IHC tractor (yet!) but I have a growing collection of IHC bits and pieces. I recently aquired an old manifold which I was told was from a Mc-D. W-30 tractor. I now believe is from a McC-D. 10-20 tractor. The exhaust pipe seems to have exited from the lower left side of the tractor. In photos of 10-20, especially the early ones, the exhaust pipe exits from lower right corner of the side curtain of the hood. In photos of the W-30 the exhaust pipe points upwards through the left side of the hood. I have found 2 part numbers on th
  2. Very cool information! 1954 was a very big year for IH's farm tractor division, as well as the above mentioned Farmalls there were the McCormick Super W-4, the Super W-6 TA range, the Super WD-9 standard treads and Super WDR-9 & WR-9-S rice field tractors. All featured the famous Raymond Loewy styling.
  3. I am a "tractor guy" and don't know a lot about trucks. I have just found a list of inline 6 cylinder truck engines and there is an IH BG-265 truck engine listed alonside the BD-264 engine. Both are listed with the same bore size (3-11/6"), so what is the difference? What is does "BG" stand for ? My second question is what are the Stroke measurement for the BD-264 & BG-265, the engine list didn't show them Regards from Michael H.🔧 Australia
  4. Does anyone know the serial number break or approximate date when the first Farmall Super C tractor was built with FAST-HITCH? I believe it was some-time in 1953 and it was IH's first attempt at marketing their Fast-Hitch system before releasing it on all 100 Series Farmall models in late 1954. Apparently Farmall Super C tractors with Fast-Hitch are now quite collectable! Regards from Michael H. in Australia 🔧
  5. Does anyone know when power-steering became a FACTORY option on the later 9 Series tractors? Was it available on the Super WD-9, Super WDR-9? It is listed as an option on the later 600 & 650 tractors. What brand was the power-steering pump on the 600 & 650? Has anyone had experience, good or bad, with power-steering on these big standard tread tractors? Regards from Michael H. in Australia 🔧
  6. 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 t
  7. 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
  8. 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!😀 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!😃
  9. Do you know what it was original supplied with, an implement, a tractor or a stationary engine?
  10. What is the difference with the rear wheels? Replacements or a later style? Michael H.😀
  11. 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.
  12. 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. 😎
  13. 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 resto
  14. 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.
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