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About Grabatire

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    Central Alberta
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    Spending time with my wife and friends, antique tractor pulling, restoring tractors and old farm machinery.

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  1. Hi. Rocko59 here

    Yes, it's real nice to know that your OK. I had the pleasure of meeting you back in 2008 when I stopped by Browns for some parts. You shared a little personal history and I had to take my hat off to you. Those who have you for a friend are well blessed.
  2. TD9/WD9 Primary Pump

    Well I contacted Central Diesel and although they do have some seals, they are not selling them. The fellow I spoke with said they have not been able to find a supplier, so they are keeping their stock for rebuilds. He alluded to the possibility of contacting the manufacturer to have them made again. The option he gave me was an exchange deal; $235.00 for what he referred to as a rebuilt, plus my pump. That's actually not too bad in US dollars, but add 30% exchange plus shipping both ways and whew.
  3. TD9/WD9 Primary Pump

    Thanks crawlernut, I'll touch base with them.
  4. I called our local CaseIH parts department to order a couple later style seals for the primary pump and they tell me they are now obsolete. Maybe that's just up here. Does anyone know if an aftermarket version is available? I need two.
  5. IH Engine Colour

    Thanks Howard_P. Just what I was looking for. Very much appreciated. Now if you have any suggestions on how I can get this fog between my ears to absorb it.................... Thanks again.
  6. IH Engine Colour

    I probably should have posted this question here instead of IH Trucks. The question being; what do the colour coding of the engines designate? On the IH Trucks forum jingles1928 replied that colour corresponds to engine size, but didn't have follow up info. I'd sure appreciate someone filling in the blanks.
  7. IHC Truck Engines

    Why were the old IH truck engines labeled Green Diamond, Red Diamond, etc, etc?
  8. 48 TD-9

    Sounds great, and unless a link has been removed from the rails, it looks like they are around 80% judging by what adjustment is still available.
  9. International Refrigerator

    In the summer of 1952 Dad bought our first fridge; an International. I remember it being carried into the basement where it sits to this day. The handle got broken many tears ago, but the fridge still works when it gets plugged in, which is only to show it off. Good grief, I don't think a person could afford to have it running full time.
  10. WD9 air cleaner

    If you get desperate I have what you need, but the shipping might be a shocker.
  11. Ashland 80D Scraper

    Night Crawler, I had the opportunity to operate a TD15 and a TD14A. I'd say they are about the same on a dozer. The 15 was more user friendly though. As for pulling a 10 yard scraper, a TD15 would do quite well depending on the loading characteristics of the scraper. Some load easier than others. I've drug Cat 463's and Cat 80's behind a high horse D8H 36A and the 463, even though it was a larger capacity, loaded easier. On the other hand a Letourneau 11 yard was a hard brute to deal with. The Ashland 80D is a forward dump type, i.e. the bowl lifts up and dumps out the front. It doesn't have the push off ejector. As such the depth of spread is not controllable so it takes a bit of tinkering to accommodate that.
  12. Is It a TD6 OR TD9

    Yup, definitely a TD9. It's what is often referred to as the early TD9. That one has the gas start diesel as did the 91 series. The rails look a bit tired but it sure has a nice set of pads, and it doesn't look like it was chased through a knot hole either.
  13. Ashland 80D Scraper

    Wouldn't happen to be the one at kinistino would it? No. This one was in southern Alberta until this afternoon. From the picture I thought it would weigh around 4000 lbs. Well if there was helium in the tires it would still be a lot heavier than that.
  14. Ashland 80D Scraper

    I am looking to buy an Ashland 80D 6 yard scraper. I'm hoping a reader might be familiar with this model and could give me an estimated shipping weight. I called Ashland. They can still provide most of the parts I might need, but couldn't come up with a shipping weight.
  15. td18a

    The coil could be at fault, but make sure the points are clean and properly adjusted. When the points are dirty they don't allow proper contact when they are closed and if they are not gapped enough, they arc rather than make a clean break, which in turn effects the coil.