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Martin Thompson

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About Martin Thompson

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  • Birthday 04/02/1977

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    Southland ,New Zealand
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    1941 McCormick Deering Farmall A
    1945 McCormick Deering Farmall H
    1945 McCormick Deering W6
    1947 McCormick Deering W4
    1947 Case Dex
    Anything IH

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  1. From what have been told McCormick Deering was used until sometime in 1946 on some of the letter series tha,then the IH logo was added to become IH McCormick Deering until 1949 when the Deering name was dropped. My early 1947 W4 still has McCormick Deering decals and it still is in original paint. Marty,NZ
  2. fabricstore.com ,farmtoysoutlet.com and outback toys have some IH fabrics.
  3. Make sure you check the amount of movement in the bull shafts while you have the brakes apart. My W4 had leaking seals and after replacing the seals leaked oil through the brakes again after a very short time. When I looked further it had a bearing failing on the bull shaft. I had to rebuild the transmission and back end but got lucky as there was no damage. I never did find the cage out of this bearing but all the balls were still there. Marty,NZ
  4. Something different to your American trucks ,here is the company owned wheels I get to look after and steer. It is a 2018 Mercedes Benz Arocs 3253. 530 hp with 12 speed auto shift and full lock up Mercedes Benz drive axles. It is mainly used as a tipper or a flatbed hauling fertilizer, wool , fencing materials or animal feed products for our rural customers. IH KIwi checking out the truck the day I picked it up from the dealer. Tipping off a load of lime on farm Shifting 70 bales of lucerne hay. It is not often we get a load of medium square bales. Shifting barley straw. Truck on the right is a Mercedes Benz Actros 3248. This model has been replaced by the Arocs. Shifting pontoons for a new marina. Marty,NZ
  5. Been lucky enough to get dragged to RPRU three times , Laporte, IN in 2010, Lima ,OH in 2013 and Union Grove ,WI in 2016. Marty,NZ
  6. My W4 built in jan of 47.It has never been repainted. the underside of the hood and the rocker cover still show as red. Marty,NZ
  7. Your Farmall B should have the tall filter as your tractor is pre 1945. The long filter should be 7-11/32" length and 3 - 1/2" OD. Steiner tractor parts list them as ABC094. The short filter is 5-19/32" length and 3-9/32" OD. Steiner number ABC095. Marty,NZ
  8. Your Farmall B should use the long filter , like my Farmall A (FAA 51133) unless someone has swapped the housing. The long filter should be 7-11/32" length and 3 - 1/2" OD. Steiner tractor parts list them as ABC094. The short filter is 5-19/32" length and 3-9/32" OD. Steiner's number ABC095. My 1941 Farmall A has the tall filter while the 1947 W4 has the short. Marty,NZ
  9. Wow Danny ,Petey is looking sharp with those new fenders and all the shiney stuff polished. I have a small polishing job for ya here in NZ if you get bored. The gravel roads sure don't make it easy to keep it shiney. Marty,NZ
  10. Not a Case CC but a DEX (Dad's current restoration ) and our W6. Both about the same horsepower and similar weight but quite a size difference. The Case is about the same size as my W4. Marty,NZ
  11. No I never got to meet Burt Munro, (he died a few years after I was born) but I did swing wrenches for a truck dealer in Invercargill for several years. I take it you by your question have seen the movie The Worlds Fastest Indian .In the movie when Burt is leaving for USA the guy who says See YA Burt and gives a big wave was Bill Richardson.Sadly it was not long before the movie was released Bill had a heart attack and didn't survive. He owned several trucking companies throughout New Zealand and had his own private truck museum containing over 100 trucks. (Bills favorite truck was a Dodge Airflow fuel tanker he imported from USA as a wreak and he had fully restored). Bill's collection has now been opened as Bill Richardson's Transport World by his family, and is now one of the main attractions in Invercargill along with a motorcycle museum they have now opened. E Hayes and Sons (A hardware store) have some of Burt's bikes on display as well as others in the store and their store also a must visit for anyone who has seen the movie. Marty,NZ
  12. It should be TC12 not TC25 . I have just edited that comment. The Euclid TC12 was recently imported from USA. I am not sure exactly where but think it was one of the eastern states The IH TD25 is still signwritten with the original owners signwriting. Marty,NZ
  13. Hi Mike George sure has a Detroit hidden under the cab of the ACCO. The MW trucks are now privately owned. The IH and the Cat belong to Paul Clarke. Marty,NZ
  14. The first Wheels at Wanaka New Zealand was held Easter Saturday and Sunday . The show is open to all vintage and classic machinery and vehicles. The construction equipment also put on a working display. Sadly it rained on Friday night which stopped the working display on Saturday and because I didn't get back there on Sunday when they did get going, I missed seeing what would have been an impressive display. Here are some photos I did take on the Saturday. Maybe IH Kiwi got some on the Sunday that he can add. 1973 International ACCO 1840 1965 International R190 1966 International F230D 1973 International ACCO A1830 1975 International Paystar 5070 1964 International F1800 1969 International C1300 all wheel drive International Scout 80 (serial number 501) 1961 International AA120 all wheel drive 1950 International AL110 ute 1979 Scout 2 traveller 1941 T6 1945 W6 McCormick Deering IH Kiwi's 1938 Fairway 14 B250 1966 Farmall 656 Farmall M and BM Case DEX Rumley Oil Pull 1973 International ACCO A 1830 International AA160 all wheel drive International Payhauler 95 International Payhaulers l Cat dump truck Cat scraper Cat D9 International TD25 Euclid TC12 1926 Vickers Aussie Special built under licence to McCormick Deering (basically a 15-30) 1950 Chevy pick up 1941 Ford pick up Ford truck Ford truck 1981 International ACCO 1910C 1948 Ford jailbar 1929 Ford A Ford 2017 Mack Trident 1965 Ford Zodiac Mk3 Ford Escort Mk1 Marty,NZ
  15. I have a reproduction muffler on my Farmall A and liked it that much Dad and I have fitted them to our W4 , W6 and the Farmall H. We have found them to be a lot quieter than the stanley mufflers and like the look of reproduction mufflers .We bought our mufflers from Ken Updike at Johnson Tractors and Steiner Tractor Parts. Ken was involved with the making of the reproduction mufflers ,and if I remember correctly so were Steiners .They are not very common here in New Zealand so help make our tractors stand out that little bit more. Marty,NZ
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