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  1. Yes, and one big difference between the castings is really the reason I had to ask the question. On the 706, the PN is cast right on the left side, where there is no PN on the ‘56 casting. (at least inthat location) FT
  2. Hello, guys. I recently bought a project 706D and discovered somewhat after the fact that it has a cracked Torque/Bell housing. My guess is that someone let their loader mounts get loose and, well... You know the rest. I have some parts machines here but nothing in a 7xx size. I do have some 856 parts tractors and was wondering if the TA housings were the same size. If so, would the entire unit be potentially usable or would there be anything that would need to be changed? TIA FT
  3. So - I posted the video of my 706 German pulling the 4-14's above but, in fairness, I realize that the D-310 is a step up from the D-282. Here's the 560D (also D-282 diesel) that I owned previously, pulling the same plow in 2011 in some fairly hard going at a plow day. PS: I wouldn't worry about blowing a head gasket unless you're planning to turbo it. It can happen, yes, but whether or not you pull a plow isn't likely to determine whether or not that will happen. -FT
  4. 16.9's are a very nice size for a 706. 15.5.s will look dinky on a tractor that size. This is my dad, on my 706 with 16'9's, pulling a 4-14's #540: -FT
  5. I always get ripped for saying so but I always advise caution when mounting a mid-mount loader on a 656/666/686,etc. There will probably be a bunch of people jumping in to say how they've had one on their 6xx for year with no problem but... I'm just sayin' might want to take it easy... 👍
  6. Those 8-hole wheels were, indeed, originally used on the 706's. However, they made a re-appearance later on, when IH rolled out the 756,856 Customs. Seems like most Customs had 34's but if you wanted 38" rears, you could get 16.9's but they came on with these (presumably cheaper) 8-hole wheels. If they were stout enough for an 856, I doubt you'd have any problem with a stock 966 either. As mentioned, if there's going to be a problem, it's most likely going to be with the axle clamps, IMO. -FT
  7. I second what ksfarmdude said and the only thing I would add is: 1. If needed at all, this would be a great time to pull the shaft and repair any "worn in" spots where the clutch pedal rides. (you can drill & bush the pedal to match for a perfect, as-new pedal fit) 2. Whether you pull the shaft or not, make sure you clean it off well and check for burrs, etc, before you slide your seals on. -FT
  8. Interesting… I don’t recall that I’ve ever seen that before… or possibly I just didn’t notice. Hood the OAL’s, etc, compare? Thanks. -FT
  9. I’m having a little trouble envisioning what you’re describing with the spacer thing. If you have opportunity, would you mind snapping a picture? TIA. -FT
  10. On my late(r) model (1969) 656 diesel, I’ve noticed that the second battery tray is under the right side of the tank: I have another in the shop that I THINK I took off of a 656 (might’ve be a 544D though) that mounted to the left of the seat, partially on the axle: Was there a year or serial break where they changed this or was this for a 544D only or what? Seems like they544 would have used the same thing as the 656 but maybe not..?? My other question is: When did they change from the lighter weight fast hitch drawbar to the heavier one? TIA -FT
  11. Haha! She’s a good sport and actually volunteered to ride along. (about 3hrs each way) Her rule for tractor trips is that she gets a good meal out of it. (and fast food does NOT count..! 😅) -FT
  12. 7,4xx hrs Someone did a good job on the OH b/c it starts & runs awesome. 👍 -FT
  13. A friend of mine recently picked this little sweetie up from the original owner. For years, the only use it got was being towed behind a pickup, etc, to different bin sites to run an auger. Because of this, the steering, shift & hyd levers, etc, are all nice and tight. Seems it’s been overhauled at some time too b/c it starts and runs like a dream, with no smoke. The icing on the cake (for me, at least) is that it’s a ‘69, which is what I have endeavored to collect a set of. 👍 Needlessly to say, I knew that it was my duty to give this poor little orphan a new forever home… 😬 -FT
  14. My 826 has 18.4's and 9.5-15's on the front. I like the size pairing and, in fact, I just put new tires on the front. I also just ordered new 8x15" rims for my 706, which also has 9.5x15's on the front. They are 6 bolt and the price was either 60-something or 90-something per, depending on which offset you want/need. In my case, I wanted a 4" offset on the concave side so I needed the $90-ish ones. If you need/want pics, let me know. -FT
  15. Aaron, I don't think I have any Custer Imp items but, when I was probably 8-9, Dad traded in his Super M for a "BIG" 706 Diesel there. (I obviously wish I knew what ever happened to the SM but that's a different story) -FT
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