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  1. If you go up to your post of the side of the 6 you will see a row of screws above and below the side windows. They hold the track for the sliding windows. On the wide cabs that strut is angle iron and a tab is welded To it for the hinges to bolt to. I think it would be tough to convert one. Also the bolts on the 6 cab are probably quite rusty, I think the easiest way would be to buy the entire tractor. 🙂 It is a very early one serial number is 1xxx.
  2. I did not mention it but if you look at the W6 cab again the side windows are in two pieces and one slides open. Hillman your collection is not complete without the narrow version of the McDonald cab. 🙂
  3. Here are pictures of the manufacturers plate in two of my McDonald cabs. The first in that narrow one on the W6 and the second from out of one on a 9. It is too bad but the decal one had the serial number and date of manufacture shown but it is no longer visible. The one on the 6 has much more sheet aluminum and non opening windows. The side windows are plexiglass but I am not sure if it has been replaced or not. Also as pointed out no visor. I think it must be a much earlier model than the ones on the two 9's. They all have some material sprayed on the interior panels and roof to help keep the sound down.
  4. Do you have an enclosed tractor cab? Well, you might have Murray Fraser to thank. In 1946, Cpl. Murray Fraser returned from RCAF service in Trenton and overseas. Being colorblind had excluded him from pilot training. Instead, technical training and his air force experience made him an excellent aircraft mechanic. Back on his parent's Pilot Mound farm, he hand-built an enclosed tractor cab out of aircraft aluminum. He later explained "It never made sense to me that farmers would sit on a steel tractor all week in the dust, wind, heat and cold, then drive to town on Saturday night in a closed-in car." His enclosed tractor cab design landed him a job at the MacDonald Brothers Aircraft in April of1948. Post war, the Winnipeg company was diversifying. In fact, they were making tractor cabs! Murray was a valued employee with the company for 34 years, retiring in 1982 as a Senior Production planner. There's still time to take in stories like Murray's. Visit our virtual exhibit entitled "Farmers of Manitoba" on our website here: https://mbagmuseum.ca/farmers-of-manitoba/ This is the opening paragraph from the museum link Loadstar posted above. I am not sure if I am supposed to repost like this Loadstar's will get you to the same place. It is good information.
  5. Also to comment of the drawing a 9 rod weeding the fence line. I am sure that is a Don Greytac drawing. His work shows a wonderful sense of humour. I also like how he can draw a rear tire and make it turn before your eyes. Take another look at that 9 and see if the back tire isn't spinning. He did wonderful work until some twit lawyer at CASEIH made him halt and desist as he was selling his artwork and they wanted a cut.
  6. A couple of pics that show that cabs on the letter series were more common in the west. Seeding in April May could be cold out here. One of the coldest days of my life was bunching straw in the fall on an M. The McDonald cabs were the most common early on other than home built ones. I include the pic of the 6 so you can see that cab is narrower than the one for the 9's. I think they built those two cabs and sold them to all colours with panels to close in the bottom. Maybe like Hillman said you had to close in the bottom yourself. I have a 15-30 with the cab from a Universal sold as a Rumely Gas Pull. They put it on the 15-30 in the 40's and used it until the early 50's. They put barn windows in it to close it off a bit.
  7. I think for pro work you are supposed to roll the drawbar to the side and bolt on the triangle piece to get the length right. I have them for sale, ha ha.
  8. May I respectfully disagree slightly with Hardtail? You want to feed diesel fuel to the engine while it is running on gas. To do that open the diesel lever slightly until you get grey smoke. If you play with the switchover lever it will trip right to the diesel cycle. Hardtail is saying the correct thing just used the wrong word. We both want to use the phrase "diesel throttle" which everyone uses but also everyone knows that a Diesel engine speed is not controlled by a throttle but by fuel supply.
  9. Has anyone found a way to get a glass jar pre cleaner to come out of the metal housing where it has been for many years? I tried a belt type oil filter remover but chickened out when the whole pre cleaner moved. Tempted to try a little heat on the metal ring but can't see getting it hot enough without breaking the glass. Open to ideas. Submerge the metal in boiling water??? Penetrating oil has been on it for some time. Thanks for any ideas.
  10. I am bypassing the rotor and cap, even going straight from the coil to the spark plug there is nothing unless the neon is grounded.
  11. Sorry, my post isn't clear. I am using a spark tester to trouble shoot an H4 magneto. The problem exists even if I bypass the distributor part of the mag and go right from the coil to a spark plug. The tester senses a current if the tester is grounded but the spark is not strong enough to jump an air gap. Straight to ground the tester shows a good bright flash every time the impulse trips which usually indicates a good strong spark. I have changed a lot of condensers over the years because "that is what we do when we change points" but I have never had one fail in service so I don't know if that is what is happening here.
  12. I have a spark tester that goes between the distributor terminal and the spark plug. A light flashes every time a charge goes through it to make a spark at the plug. If I test between the coil and grounded to the block there is a nice big bright flash. It will not flash through a spark plug or even with the wire held close to the block. I have never had a condenser fail, is this what I am looking at? Fiddling around searching for spark I did get once shot up my arm but not a real big one.
  13. Thanks for posting this, I have seen it before but it is worth a second watch. It is nice when the presenters know a little about the subject.
  14. A few years ago (quite a few) a family friend in Alberta had a garbage fire get away that caused a fire that made western Canadian news for a day or so. Later on a hot shot lawyer out of Calgary held a public meeting to announce that he was willing to start a class action to get money for everyone involved (including himself). One of the neighbours stood up and said "stuff happens and none of us are going to make a claim.". End of meeting. In Saskatchewan we have to call in to get a controlled burn permit for any fire. It is free but I think things would get sticky if you did not do so and had a fire get away. If someone calls it in and there is no permit on record they send out the fire fighters and you pay for the call. I once asked the lady if she could tell someone that it is too dry, too windy or whatever and she said she could not.
  15. Do you know what year the TD6 serial number 17228 falls in?
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