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Long Farms

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  1. Tony, im getting excited to see the IH 806 LPG finished. It would be neat to see a set restored 706, 806, 756 and 856 LPGs all lined up. I think the 11L15s up front will give it a tougher look and stance. I assume they're 6 bolt hubs though. Always liked 11L15s on 8 bolt hubs.
  2. Update from Jim- Got block and crankshaft back from machine shop. Sleeves have been removed from block, just needs to be cleaned for new sleeves. Bearings are on order it still takes standard rods and mains.
  3. This is how it sits today and probly will stay until its time comes to fully restore it.
  4. This IH 826 Gold Demo was bought in Chico TX and sold new in the Area. I first came upon it by going to a guys place who was parting out a 1066 black stripe. He had an 826 sitting out side and I checked it over and it was a regular 826, he had another in the shop he was rebuilding the front axle on. I walked past the steering colum and saw it was black and then noticed the DEMONSTRATOR sticker still on the hood. I asked him if he would consider selling it and after a few minutes I walked out the owner of that 826 gold demo. It had a junked out Diamond cab but he also had a set of Fenders for it, one was the original gold fender. At first it had 11L16 6bolt wheels, 18.4-38 wedgelock rears, 3pt, Mechanical Seat, Standard Steering, and T/A. Ive changed out and added a few things and this is how I have it set up now. I would like to find a coolant conditioner kit for the D358 too. T/A 18.4-38 on wedgelock wheels 10.00-16 8 Bolt fronts 10 IH 75lbs Suitcase Weights 2 sets of Wheel Weights preside 3pt 2 SCVs w/ front mount Aux Hook ups Oval Muffler Open Station Tilt Steering 540/1000 PTO Mechanical Seat
  5. Glad there's over 1400 in the 1206 registry. Unfortunately i think its only 120 +/- in the 1456 registry.
  6. I do know that S/N 13313 and 13314 are consecutive gold demos.
  7. Why not save all the trouble and use 2 12v 3EE batteries, no hammering battery trays flat, no cutting, no welding. 2 3EE looks stock, fits stock and cranks well. The fab work looks clean though. The extra effort to make a battery cover look and fit well is a bonus.
  8. Never even saw the cab. I was just told thats how it sold new. Id like to have a nice diamond cab but they are all junked out here.
  9. It will go back gold once its all mechanicaly 100%. Transmission and brakes need to be rebuilt. I need to pull the pan and check the bearings too. I think the lifters need adjusting as well. The 3pt leaks down and probly needs o-rings every where. Its just a matter of having the time and $ to do it. Ive had a few ask about the belly tank being painted gold to match. No, the belly tank will be solid red when its painted. Im not going to paint the backside of the sheet metal. Im going to leave it as as to preserve the original gold and proff that its a legit gold demo. I still havent decided on repainting the dash black or leave it the original black. Ive been looking at some Firestone 23* radial R1W deep treads and they look sharp. Wish BFGs were still available.
  10. I'm the 4th owner of his 1456. It was sold new At Goss Imp. in Honey Grove TX to Ralph Owens of Allens Point TX. Mark H. Goss started the dealership in 1940. He ran it until his death in 1972, and his Sons Mark H. Goss Jr. and Harry Goss took over the dealership until it closed in the mid 80s. Mark H. Goss Jr died in 2001 and Harry Goss is still living. I contacted Harry Goss to come and look at this 1456 after I got it to fill in some history gaps and confirm that it did indeed sell new at Goss Imp. He walked up to it and said not only does he know the history of it but he sold it new. There use to be a picture that hung in the dealership of the Goss's and Ralph Owens standing by the 1456 gold demo the day it sold new but it has been lost to time. IH 1456 Gold Demo S/N 13206 Original Factory Specs -Factory TA -Factory Cab -Hyd Seat -Standard steering -11L-15 6 Bolt Hubs -1000 PTO -Deluxe air Pre cleaner -Long Bar 118" axles All new wiring from front to back, rebuilt fuel pump, added the tilt steering, added clutch assist, re installed the Hyd seat w/rebuilt valve, swapped the 6 bolt 11L-15s for 8 bolt 10.00-16s, added 4 sets of wheel weights and dual hubs. Installed new Schwitzer 3LD279 turbo and exhaust elbow, rebuilt shifters on top and bottom, rebuilt hyd lever linkages, Fixed all the typical oil leaks, swapped front axle for a better condition rebuilt axle, New crankshaft damper pulley, new water pump, Installed IH belly mounted fuel tank, Added IH oil pressure gauge, Added IH front mount Aux Hyd hook ups and factory break away Hyd connections. It dyno's 150hp before adding the new turbo.
  11. This one belongs to Butch Aycock in Mckinney Tx. His brother and himself bought this 1456 gold demo and their dad bought a matching red 1456 from Meadors Imp in Whitewright TX. Few unique things about it is, its a factory TA delete, has front mount Aux hyd hook ups and has a narrow front axle center tube. Jims is the only other 1456 gold demo factory TA delete i know of. The motor is currently being overhauled by boardmember Eric Farley. Farley use to work at Meadors Imp back in the late 70s and 80s.
  12. Update from Jim Made a little more progress today . This is my s&p set I'm putting in. Have to broken bolts In flywheel that hold pressure plate on will have to drill them out -Jim
  13. Friend and Board member Jim Hartman (Axial-Flow) sent me these pics of his 1456 gold demo restoration progress.
  14. Mine 1975 1066 Black Stripe S/N 55789 TA 5500 hrs factory 2 post ROPS (removed) Tilt steering (added) factory Clamp on 38" wheels (removed) wedgelock 38" wheels (added) 10.00-16 fronts 18.4-38 Rears 118" axle Mechanical seat (Contact for owner info) 1976 1066 Black Stripe S/N 58381 Factory Cab (removed) Factory TA (Deleted/Removed) Belly fuel tank (removed) 118' long bar axles factory 38" wedgelocks 10.00-16 fronts 18.4-38 rears Standard steering Mechanical seat (Contact for owners name) 1976 1066 black stripe S/N 59170 2750 hrs Factory open station Tilt steering mechanical seat 118" long bar axles 10.00-16 fronts 20.8-38 rears Differential lock (dealer installed) TA
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