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  1. Big Bud is correct.The HD41 used the 12 cyl V engine 1710 cubes @ 2100 rpm. The HD 31 Fiat -Allis has the 425 hp KTA Cummins ,1150 cubes.It is basicly the HD41 trimmed down ,4 inch narrower pads ,one less roller,and most of the parts come from the 41.It is 15 tons lighter .Because it shares a lot of the 41,s parts,final drives, trans etc,it has had exceptional reliability. re Harvester,the TD 24 was the biggest crawler for a time,1099 cu.in engine .
  2. I dont think that is a "Monarch. It is a different "style" from the Monarchs,who were all intergrated into Allis Chalmers by 1930. It looks like a Caterpillar 40 or a RD6 ,similiar vintage ,mid 30,s, large aircleaner on right side ,fuel tank in front of the operator.Maybe RD6 by the style of the "pre-cleaner". Seems to be missing the sprocket cover.
  3. The 6-110 wasnt neccesarily a military engine.It was introduced in 1945 mainly for construction, railcars and power generation .The 71 series was used extensively during the war .
  4. Some of the early AC crawlers ( before the HD series) were powered by engines from various manufacturers eg,Le Roi,Waukesha,Midwest,Continental etc.The HD 5,s,7,9,10,14 ,15,19 were powered by GM,s. 71 series.The 20 had a 6/110 engine . The 53 series didnt come out until the mid 50,s. In 1953 ,AC bought the Buda engine Co. When Fiat took 65% of Allis Construction in 1974, the HD 16B Fiat-Allis was 197 hp. Fiat bought the remaining shares in 1985,and renamed it Fiatallis(from Fiat-Allis)It was eventually sold to CNH,of which Fiat still has the majority of the shares. The HD31 also has the KT 1150 cu-in series Cummins
  5. Rust red has it correctly.It looks like it is a 91,but in the transition to the next model it could have retained the gear lever position on the "straight " TD 9,s? Some times in the "transition" period,there were some things carried over ,and other times,there was some of the "newer" stuff added on.Some of my wheel tractors are like that ,,distributor instead of a mag,disc brakes etc.My TD18A has the older style air cleaner on it as well,just to give an example . Back to the TD9 in question, it seems to have the "low" seat of the earlier models .On the 1st series TD 9.s, (1939 to 55) the aircleaner was directly in front of the operator,and the throttle and decomp lever were different than the 91 series. Too bad we couldnt see the serial number ! If it had a 6 cyl.direct start.it should be a 92 series,built from 60 to 62.
  6. They took our helicopters, 2 Bell 212,s and a S61 N ,plus 40 tonnes of equipment to Afghanistan in March 2010 in this bird, AN-225. It is absolutely huge . ("Molson Air " was our "official" title over there with permission from the beer company ). It was either to Bagram Air base or Jalalabad, cant remember.Some of the helicopter engineers rode over to there with them onboard. The company who owns them is out of the Ukraine .They have only one flying operationally. but not sure on that.There are a few more of the 4 engine models the AN -124. .Those would come into Mazar-El Sharif airport with all sorts of different cargo. We also saw some old turbo prop AN 12,s there as well.
  7. Actually,no offense,but the correct teminology is just "Canada" goose,(branta canadensis) Branta, was a Latinised form from old norse Brandgas "burnt (black) " goose . The "maxima" is the main species and there is a subspecies known as the "Lesser " Canada goose There are several species and many sub-species ,and you are right,they make a **** of a mess ,specially in lentil crops and grain. .Last fall when I was prepping ground for winter wheat,there were huge flocks on some peas we hadnt harvested yet.They must have cleaned up 60 acres in a 160 acre field .
  8. Very good ,and not often thought of ,point ,Rick.
  9. I agree with you Sandhiller.On my old 97 7.3,and my 2006 5.9 ,I change about every 24- thousand Kilometre(1500 miles) ,but put a couple of filters in along the way.I use 15-40 synthetic ,or semi synthetic,usually whats on sale ,but Rotella T5 semi,or T6 full.They had a deal on recently,buy a 5 gal 0r 19 litre pail for $90 Canadian,and get a $25 rebate back.I got 3 pails (max allowed),so that should keep me going for 4 changes or so.I dont neccesarily buy into changing it though if the truck is sitting for extended periods. Having it sit in the truck or on the shelf ,doesnt make much difference in my opinion,however ,I agree if you are doing lots of cold starts and short runs not reaching operating temps ,you might consider it .Depends on how many diesels you have I guess.
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    Randy Sohn

    Sad to hear of Randy,s unfortunate demise.I always enjoyed his flying exploits he posted over the many years on the site. As an ex career aviator myself for nearly 40 years , I can totally relate to him, as aviators are seemingly "kindred spirits " in a sense. He certainly will be missed . R.I.P Mr Sohn.
  11. It Is a Super C . On the Supers,the fuel tank,hood etc ,was slightly higher than the regular C. The first clue is the amount of "slots " visible on the radiator shroud.On a regular C, you can only see 4 and a half slots,unlike the Super where you can see 5. Disc brakes and distributor were also standard on the Supers,but some of the last C,s came with a distributor like mine .
  12. Sorry James,but some all wheel drives (AWD) do not have a centre diff. Various manufactures employ different methods. Back in the seventies ,the big three ,offered a full time 4 wheel drive in their pickup trucks(,not to be confused to AWD) with the NP 203 transfer case.( I opted for the part time 4 wd,with the NP 205 case on my trucks)The transfer case was in the centre was also a basically a 3rd differential ,having a Hi and Lo range lever,with an additional position of "Loc" So you had Hi,then Hi Loc ,same on the low side .With the "Loc" in, it gave positive drive to the front and rear driveshafts,so you had a least one wheel ,front and back driving.Sort of like the power divider on a tandem axle truck. So with the "full time system of old (I think the early Range Rovers used this system) on some adverse conditions ,you could have only One wheel driving ,out of the four ,again exactly like on a tandem axle truck,where often only one out of the four is spinning. On the first AMC Eagle AWD( no Low Range ) SUV,s of many years ago,they used a viscous coupling ( basically a case full of a liquid ,which would gell up when heated from a spinning driveshaft and give some degree of drive front and back.) That was the NP109 Transfer case.Since then they have evolved considerably,The Jeep Patriots and Jeep Compass model vehicles have no centre differential,but drive mostly on the front until slippage is detected,and the computer sends a signal down the ECC in the rear end ( Electronically controlled clutch) which is magnetically operated to engage a series of small clutch discs.That system is called Freedom Drive 1. (one )Depending on the footing ,it still may be not enough and not get a positive drive to the rear,so there is a switch which will give a 50/50 amount of power to each end .Used only under 10 mph.With cornering ,the rear clutch(EEC) "pulses" ,so the drive line will not bind up.They also have a "Freedom Drive 2" which is similiar but has a 19 :1 reduction,so is "Trail Rated" ie better for mild off road.On my wifes Ford Taurus AWD,it is similiar ,No centre diff,with the computer doing all of the work.Same of the Hyundai,s . A while back,Chrysler and Mitsubishi shared some technical knowledge ,and some Mitsubishi models employ a similiar system to the Jeeps.Pretty well all of the AWD,s out there drive off the front until traction is an issue, then the rear comes into play, but I expect you are aware of that,being seemingly a very knowledgeable guy based on your previous posts.
  13. Great pics. Kudos to your dad for taking the time to do that for you.It seems now that not many people are prepared to take the time to pass on that sort of knowledge,for various reasons .Make the most of it.
  14. The US auto industry and others have been using metric for decades.The early 80,s big Ford cars (Crown Vic,Mercury Grand Marquis ,Lincoln etc) have the AOD trans ,all metric ,with the word Metric stamped on the case. When I was an apprentice ,we had BSW and BSF ( British Standard Whitworth on the coarse threads,British Standard Fine on the fine threads) SAE (National coarse and National Fine ) ,plus a smattering of metric back with with some European imports,BSP ( Brit pipe thread, ) plus FPT and NPT.All this was quite a challenge for some of the apprentices to have to know all this ,the legacy of living in a small country (back then)when every thing was imported.The thread s per inch on both the Whitworth and UNC from 1/4 to 1 1/2 are both the same per inch except 1/2 inch on the Whitworth ,having 12 TPI, at a 55 degree angle ,with a radius top and bottom of the thread.The UNC has 13 TPI with a 60 degree pitch angle ,and a " Vee" top and bottom of the thread.One other thread we had to deal with on sizes 1/8 and smaller was BA( British Association ) which had a 47 1/2 degree angle .You had to make sure you picked up the right bolt for the job!! Plus all the wrenches were different . Incidently the Whitworth thread was adopted by the British Railways to have a standardized thread,rather than all of the various ones from different manufacturers. On a personal note ,I grew up on the Imperial system,but had no trouble transitioning to the metric here in Canada where I live now ,though even after all of this time ,I still find myself "converting" back to Imperial,especially in the grocery store when the wife asks me "how much are those chicken breasts per pound ?" etc.
  15. The other day ,I saw one of the new International CW series 4x4 trucks ,about the size of the 550 Fords,5500 Chevs etc on 19.5 rubber..It was a tow truck hauling home my daughters Jeep,which had iced up the PCV and puked all the oil out due to the cold (minus 37C) She was in the car waiting for over an hour before I effected a "rescue".Anyway I got a good look at this thing.Apparently ,as I researched later ,Navistar are in bed with Chev on this one ,and it is basically a Chev cab( Silverado trim level) except for the grille, with the 6.6 Duramax and either the 1500,1700 or 2700 Allison trans (depending on application)They are being jointly built in a Navistar factory in Springfield ,Ohio.I think the frame ,chassis etc is Navistars .Chev have decided to re-enter the Class 4,5 truck market,so it seems a good fit for both of them.I was quite excited about till I found out it wasnt a true blue International ,however it looks really sharp. It is meant to replace the Kodiak on the Chev side -they were class 5 I think.
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