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  1. They are very rare. I've seen a few posted on here over the years but I forget who built them. Hopefully someone will be along shortly with more answers but I will dig though my pictures and see if I can find anything
  2. My buddy gave me this roller grease pump today, he got it from his father in law, who used to have a TD9. When we were looking at it we noticed some red paint under all the grease, after a few minutes of cleaning we found these decals underneath. This thing has been sitting outside in the bushes for probably 30 years. Now since it has TracTracTor on it I know it is an early one, but the one pictured in the manual for my TD14 from 1941 is slightly different. Would this one be for the earlier T20, TD35 TD40 series of machines? Thanks Stefan
  3. Unfortunately this machine is seized, I have been following his progress on the Facebook group International Harvester Crawlers. Hopefully he can get it freed up and running before long, the clutches are stuck as well.
  4. I picked up these today. A 1941 TD14 and a 1951 TD14A I also have another 1941 narrow gauge td14 I would like to get soon too. Hope to try to start the TD14 tomorrow. It's been sitting for 15 years. The 14A has been apart since 1994 but the steering clutches are still good!.
  5. I did some work to the TD14 today, The replacement starter spring that I acquired over the winter lasted about 5 starts and then it turned the hoop out, so it is not a sufficient replacement for the original in my case, on a good starting 14 I think it would be fine, but mine eats these springs for breakfast. I will attach some photos of what I found today when I pulled the starter off for the hundredth time. Luckily back in December I found a spring on ebay matching the original part number (Bendix f3159) but it was a Wickwire SS8R. Armed with these 2 part numbers I kept trying to find more. Once the cheap replacement spring let go I emailed the ebay seller and asked if he had any more of these springs, which he did, so I bought 3 more springs from him to keep on hand, I would get more but I just cant afford it at the moment. So if anyone needs a starter spring for a TD14 with the delco 710 starter, (and I believe it is the same as the TD18 delco 756?) This is the fellow to talk to https://www.ebay.ca/usr/stman7777?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 He has tons of old starter springs so if you have another project needing one he can probably match you up. ebay name (stman7777 ) If you don't have ebay PM me and I can send you his phone number. Atleast today I was able to get mine together and get it started again, which leads me to my question, Does anyone know when they switched from the "ball and cup" style linkage for the starting valves to the solid cam style? on the rocker arm assembly itself. Mine is a 1941 and has the cup style, I also have a 14-142 engine with the updated "cam" style. Mine keeps popping out causing me to not switch over to lower compression. I am picking up a TD14A head in the next few months and I am wondering if this 1951 14A head will have the cam style, and if it does can I swap the whole rocker setup from a 14A to a 14, or are they different. And if not has anyone come up with a solution to this issue, or is mine just out of adjustment? I haven't tried to much I figured if its happening to mine someone on here has probably dealt with it before.
  6. The trick I used was start the engine with the nuts loose, just enough to pop it free. Not sure if this was possible with your situation but may help someone in the future.
  7. I don't believe the concept would work out on a 14 series crawler, because of what you said, the location of the starter. Now you could pull the rad and run a long one out to the end past the frame rail and possibly accomplish the same effect, but I would think you may have more luck going a different route, maybe clutch side.
  8. Whats the story on the IH in the background of the TD9 picture? Looks like either another td9 or a power unit. I have a Unimog 404, always loved them. mine is a work in progress.
  9. That option doesn't come up on my phone. I remember years back when I first joined the forum you could add as many pictures as you want. Then things changed and you had to use a hosting service. If the other option was added again I never noticed. Haven't been around much the past few years.
  10. Sorry Folks, I cant seem to find a free service to host my photos, photobucket wants a fortune to do it, and facebook wont work. I havent tried to start the 14 for a few months, due to the cold weather and that i put 80-90 Gear oil in the crankcase the last time to keep the oil pressure up. I have a line on 3 more complete TD14s that I am hoping will follow me home this spring, as well as a complete power unit. Unfortunate they are all over 3 hours away. I found a proper replacement spring on ebay, the F3159 part number written on the box. I not have one complete original starter, and one with the "replacement spring" Dont get on here much anymore, But if I drag those machines home I will be sure to start a new thread with my latest acquirement. Take care Stefan
  11. Yes starting on gas, although I had been starting it on diesel with the welded drive, and it wasn't until I started it on gas a few times that the welded drive snapped, so may have been a coincidence but It seems like there is something in the gas side that is turning the ears off the springs. Another issue i have had is the bolts backing out and jamming on the housing. Which would also break the spring. I got about 25 tries out of the new spring before it straightened out the loop. I heated it with the torch and bent it back and so far have started it about 30 more times. so it seems like this spring would work fine one a good starting engine. I have timed mine about 5 times now, so next step will be a new cap and rotor in case the spark is jumping around inside and somehow firing on the compression stroke.
  12. After many years of searching and unable to find a reliable source for the Bendix spring for my TD14 I may have found a solution. A few years back I bought the last spring that Hector Gemme had, and it was the only one I was able to find in North America, after many phone calls and emails. I have destroyed my spring many times so I didn't put the new one in for fear of ruining the last of them, I had been starting it with my spare starter, which had the starter drive welded solid at some point in the past 70 or so years. Well it seems the lack of a spring and the 24 volts I was supplying to the starter proved to much for the drive and a few weeks ago it broke a tooth and snapped the shaft. So this lead me to again try to find a spring, so that I could get my starter back together and still have a spare should I detonate this one. I have another drive (minus the spring) coming from Hector, so all I needed to find was a spring and I will have 2 complete starters. So I started digging through every fourm post and website i could find that mentions anything to do with the Delco 710, TD14 starter, or any of the part numbers associated to them. I took down every number I came up with and went to see a local starter shop. After about 45 minutes of searching and phone calls he was able to locate me a spring that matched up to one of the numbers that I had found listed as a replacement starter drive for the 710. This This is the new spring installed And this shows how much bigger the proper spring is. The new spring is shorter, and is a lighter material, But it does fit so time will tell if it will stand up to the TD14. It was listed as a 12 dollar part on the US sites, but cost me $40 here in Canada. The part number is SDR5300 I am not sure if this will help anyone else out, as it may not be sufficient for the job, but I figure it is worth a try and may just bail someone out in a pinch since these springs seems to be so hard to find.
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