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. Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019! Regards from Michael H. in (sunny) Australia😎
  2. Michael Halsall

    Differences in 2+2s?

    I assume the 7288 was the intended replacement for the 6588 and the 7488 was the intended replacement 6788 Regards from Michael H. in Australia.😎
  3. Michael Halsall

    Gas start diesel engine question

    A general question about IH "gasoline start" Diesel engines as built from 1932 to 1962, I was trying to explain what an IH gasoline start Diesel engine was, the person I was taking to asked me was it a "Direct Injection" or "Indirect Injection" type of Diesel. My '"educated guess" was an early style of Direct Injection as the injection nozzle enters the top the combustion chamber near the intake valve. My understanding of Indirect Injection diesels engines is that the injector nozzles are above combustion chamber, in a separate space and then fuel flows down past a glow-plug. The person responded that Direct Injection is more modern style of diesel engine. Any comments from any-one on this discussion board? P.S. Happy Christmas and all the best for 2019 - Regards from Michael H. Australia🐨
  4. I have been largely absent from the Red Power Forums so I thought this would be a great chance to get back to asking endless questions about IH machinery! All the best from Australia where December is in the middle of summer! Happy Christmas and all best for the coming year! Regards from Michael H.😎
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    BD 264 - Repair info

    There is a reprint of the International BD-264 & BD-281 engine Service Manual available. It's original number is International SM-13A and it's availble from Agrimanuals.com in Great Britain and probably others in Europe. it is a service manual rather a parts catalog and should have the information you need.
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    BD 264 - Repair info

    The Farmall B-450 was imported into the southern parts of the USA in the early 1960s. The British built B-450 tractor used the glow plug style BD-264 Diesel engine was only loosely based on the American built D-264 gasoline based diesel engine. Not many parts are interchangeable. Try a business called HISTOPARTS in the Netherlands for spare parts and English language service manuals try AGRIMANUALS in Great Britain. The Farmall B-450 is listed on the Case IH parts website, but make sure you are searching for the British B-450 and not the American Farmall 450 which is significantly different. Regards from Michael H.
  7. Michael Halsall

    Nice 4386

    4386 Black Stripe edition, I assume it is from the late 1970s Regards from Michael H.😎
  8. Michael Halsall

    The missing articulated Magnum 😎

    I agree. It had the advantages of the 2+2 tractors, big tractors with small tractor tractor agility, with a more conventional appearance. The style of tractor could have been offered as an option on across the 7100 series. Regards from Michael H.😎
  9. Michael Halsall

    TD-40 engine versus TD-14 engine

    Dear IHers, I am trying to find out some information to help somebody who is restoring a WD-40 tractor. The person who owns the tractor has acquired a parts manual but needs to know the torque wrench settings for the cylinder head bolts and main bearing caps. I have been able to find a service manual for the later style UD-14 power unit which I assume also covers the TD-14 crawler's engine. My understanding is that the earlier "D-40" (TD-40 & WD-40) engine was internally much the same as the later style engines. Would the torque wrench settings be the same? I'll try to find out what angle the injectors are. apparently were differences in heads of the WD-40 tractors as they went along. Regards from Michael H. Australia
  10. I have always been slightly confused by the high clearance utility tractors that IH built where there was also a Farmall version built. Examples are the International 544 Row Crop & 656 Row Crop utilities built alongside the Farmall 544 & 656 tractors. What sort of crops were the utilities designed for? I know these utilities were built only in small numbers. Regards from Michael H.
  11. I know this is a history question, but I hope one of the restorers here would know the answer. What year(s) were the White Demonstrator Farmall built? What models were built as White Demonstrators? Here in Australia IH built a tiny batch of McCormick International AOS-6 tractors in the mid 1950s, I believe later than the US built tractors. Does anyone on this forum own a White Demonstrator Farmall? Regards from Michael H.😎
  12. Michael Halsall

    T-20 engine versus F-20 engine

    I know that the T-20 TracTractor (crawler) and the Farmall F-20 used what was essentially the same engine, but I have been told there were some differences. Did the crawler engine have a water pump? Was the crawler engine similar to the P-20 & U-7 power units. Has anyone here had experience with either, or both , a T-20 crawler or a Farmall F-20 tractor? Regards from Michael H. Australia🐨
  13. Michael Halsall

    TD-6 61 series details

    It has probably been asked before, but what was the chassis serial number break when the TD-6 61 changed from the D-264 to the D-281 engine? Where there any other changes to the 61 series tractors at the change over? Regards from Michael H.
  14. Michael Halsall

    International Harvester UD 6 engine

    The early TD-6 crawler tractor's engine is the most similar in regards to the plumbing, wiring and even the sheet metal to the UD-6 power unit. If you are talking to a salvage yard make sure you are asking for an early style TD-6 (four cylinder) crawler as the later ones had an unrelated 6 cylinder engine.
  15. Michael Halsall

    F656 Hydro Serial Number Identification

    Victorian number plates issued in the late 1960s. Where was this tractor found? Gippsland region? P.S. To the best of my knowledge the Farmall 656 wasn't sold in Australia as a "normal" farm tractor. I believe the locally built Farmall 564 took its place in our market. The Farmall 656 Diesel was sold in limited numbers in New Zealand though as the Farmall 564 wasn't sold there. I assume this machine was originally imported as a whole unit from the USA. P.P.S. I notice in your post you mention you have a Farmall 706 with a D-282 engine. There was a later version of the 706 in North America that had the D-310 engine in it. They were a sort of an updated version of the 706 before the 756 was introduced in 1967. I have always believed that the D-310 version of the 706 was never sold here, and this seems to prove it. Regards from Michael H. in Victoria