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George 2

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  1. A few items about the B414 gas . Yours is probably built somewhere around February 1963. Mine has a build of April 1963 on several of the castings and probably assembled in May 1963. The B414 gas was first introduced in the USA in 1962 but was not introduced in Canada until early 1963. Yours probably came in the first boatload in 1963 and probably was landed at Halifax in April 1963. Mine landed in Montreal somewhere in June -July period. It was shipped out to the dealer in July and I first saw it there at that time. We bought ours after negotiating for a month or so in November 11, 1963. Good
  2. Shane: May I ask what the serial number of your tractor is. I also have a 1963 B414 gas with power steering and 1501 loader. We bought ours new and it had the same seat as yours. Dad didn't like the seat and we changed it out a few years later for the 434 style seat. Ours was the only early gas one in the area and I just wondered where the rest of the gassers were. it now has about 4500 hours on it and never has had any significant issues. It is now more or less a shed queen. The serial number on mine is 2672 and engine number is 3902. Ours was originally sold out of the Montreal area. We move
  3. On second thought give Richards Equipment in Barrie a call and I think Bob Junior will know the guy's name that has the 6 cyl M or Super M. BTW everything fits up at the clutch housing with the stock parts. The only surgery is the extended hood, at least that is the way it appeared to me.
  4. Farmall Doctor: There is a 6 cylinder Farmall M or Super M northwest of Guelph somewhere. I saw it at the 2016 IPM in Harriston. It had a C263 in it and it was a beautiful creation with some good bodywork on the hood. Ask around Chapter 20 and you can get his name from someone in the club. The guy is a well known collector from that area.
  5. I remember it being associated with Cockshutt also. But Bill Cockshutt is gone now. I think there is something in one of the two Cockshutt books about it.
  6. A clean 9 or 10 is what you want. Bear in mind that most of the 1066 in this area have had the guts worked out of them and had their power turned up to around 160 PTO. Lots of them had the ring and pinion gears upgraded to the 1466 spec and the inner axle bearings changed to the uprated bearings. I had one like that and we detuned it back to 130 PTO where it should be. The 966 was rarely owned by BTOs and rarely had the guts worked out of it and as such your chances of finding a clean 966 are much, much better than finding a 1066 or even worse a 1466. I still have a 2800 hour black stripe ope
  7. Back 30 years ago I owned 59050 and later 61473. Both were black stripes but they got traded off in 1990 for the first Magnum 7110 I had. I know where 61473 is still about 40 miles from me but I don't know where the other one went.
  8. Yes, there were a surprising number of them sold in eastern Canada, and particularly in Quebec. I saw them as a kid at several of the farm shows in Quebec and eastern Ontario. In fact a local collector near me has two of them stacked away in his collection.
  9. This is what I know about this part naming system. During WWII the US military were dismayed at the number of parts and different systems for naming them that they had to stock to keep the war machine going. Ford had their own system that had the central numbers preceded by an alpha numeric prefix and if there was more than 1 there would be several alpha suffixes as in C1AZ -6731-A. This was the oil filter used in mid 1965 model Mercury and Ford cars. 6731 stood for an oil filter. C was for 1960 to 1969 the 1 was initial issue in 1961, AZ was for all models. The suffix at the end indicated the
  10. Go to "YOU TUBE". Then search for "FARMALL M H 1930's SALES VIDEO" by mxman84. It is there and is one of my favorites. George
  11. Ralph: That photo of the Farmall H cultivating corn is on the 1939 introductory video for the Farmall A, H and M. Just go to Google to see it.
  12. I am surprised CIH hasn't bought that tractor and placed it in their Hinsdale collection. Especially given the documented history and photos of it's beginnings.
  13. One of the things you have to remember about the C263 and D282 is they have a hugely overdesigned crankshaft and connecting rods. I have seen a D282 come out of an 8500 hour model Farmall 706 and when checked out we were able to use standard rod and main bearings. The originals were still ok and only starting to get into the copper. You could say, "how can that be?". What you should remember is that this engine was originally designed for ungoverned motor trucks and people would often rev them up to or over 5000 RPM before shifting into the next higher gear. Above that you start to get valve f
  14. My neighbor had an MF97 and one day the crankshaft broke. Didn't do any damage. It was replaced by the newer improved crankshaft from a salvaged MM G 1000. He kept it several more years and in 1985 traded it for a black stripe 1066. He still has the 1066.
  15. Nice. I am presently restoring a companion tractor, the International 544 utility gear drive gasoline. It is a fun project for myself and my son.
  16. From what I remember, Walker started the plant at Woodstock somewhere about 1972 and they produced mufflers for IH in the 1972 to 1978 period. My original 966 and 686 mufflers had made in Canada on them. I replaced the 686 one in 1980 and it did not have Made in Canada on it. I replaced the one on my 966 in about 1983 and it did not have Made in Canada on it either. I suspect the plant in Woodstock was a short lived venture over about 6 years. Yes, I know Walker is now in Cambridge. I do remember being told back then they were in Woodstock, but you may be right or it was moved to Cambridge so
  17. Thanks, bitty. Yes, that was the name of the company. Walker Mufflers were common here. Don't know who owns them now..
  18. Yes, back then IH bought the 66 series mufflers from a company in Woodstock, Ontario. I can't remember the name of the company.
  19. Which models and where were they built?. I thought the 4840 was built in Detroit. Or were they made in the combine plant.
  20. Nice photos, Hillman. Yes Hamilton built a wide range of products back in 1968. They also built the 3414 loader tractor and the 500 crawler at the same time. I remember an interview I had with Hamilton Product Engineering in 1969 and was impressed with the wide range of products built there and the quality checks they had in manufacturing. Certainly the opposite to what I experienced the following year at John Deere in Welland.
  21. The 4000/5000 windrowers were built in IH Hamilton Works, Hamilton Ontario, Canada. They were very popular here in Ontario.
  22. What about Ford Arctic White they use on some cars?
  23. I follow the Big Boy #4014 restoration and what Art from De Leon says is correct. The reason they chose 4014 was that the sunny California climate agreed with the engine when it was stored outside.
  24. Do some research on the development of the TR70 and you might find some surprises about it's origin. Clue: It was not a NH product originally.
  25. The Cockshutt 50 was last manufactured in 1957. It was replaced by the 570 in 1958 and later the 570 Super. I suspect that was an old advertisement if it was in 1960.
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