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Matt Kirsch last won the day on May 14 2018

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  1. Only thing that's going to talk to it is heat. May not even take much. No need to get it red hot. Betcha a crisp $20 that when you do get it apart, the PB won't have "penetrated" a fraction of an inch.
  2. That's not a factory front end, which is why the replacement spindles look different. Norden is out of business far as I know, and I don't know if the Schwartz parts will fit. They're an oddball and not very common. You may end up buying the whole front end you found it it's for sale.
  3. I personally think you're splitting hairs here with all this "extra stress" talk. It already has a loader on it. The only issue I see is that you're not going to get anywhere near as much "flotation" as you think. You're only doubling the footprint on the ground, and it's still well short of the footprint made by the rear tires, while being expected to hold up roughly the same amount of weight. In muddy conditions the tractor is still going to go down but it's going to be harder to get out because of the added drag of the wider tires, where the narrow tires will cut through the mud. If you're looking to reduce marks in the lawn that's one thing. If you're expecting the tractor to float like a boat over a mud hole with a bucket full of gravel, you need way more tire than an 11L-15..
  4. I certainly hope you flipped the grille over. Displaying an IH logo upside down should only be done if you are in dire distress, otherwise it is a felony under Federal law as an act of desecration... Someone clearly installed it upside down because they preferred the headlights being in the higher position instead of the lower Euro-spec location.
  5. More like 987,636 in a million... Good help is hard to find, and when you do find them they never last long because they're smart and move on to bigger and better quickly.
  6. I've been curious about those myself but I'm leery of what you get for your $70... I did find a youtube video of someone using them to make their older New Holland Skidsteer compatible with the newer attachments. The channel is "Jesse Muller." It looks like he had to do some significant reinforcement.
  7. There isn't a whole lot left after replacing the transmission and engine... Seems like another tractor would be in order. It's a problem with 14's and to a slightly lesser extent, the 10's as well. They're getting way long in the tooth, most of them have had the pumps turned way up over 165HP and had the snot worked out of them. Not many good ones left. Most are ticking time bombs. We tend to think of them as modern tractors but on average an 86 series is 40 years old...
  8. The "restoration quality" IH mufflers allegedly made to OEM specifications are straight through too. Pilot Knob or one of the other larger restoration/parts suppliers had them on display when they first came out at a show I went to in Bloomsburg several years ago. Was thinking of buying a couple to replace the straight through Stanleys, until I looked down the pipe. Daylight. Wide open. Not even the "punchouts" sticking into the main exhaust flow like a Stanley. I came on one of these forums and asked... I was told that straight through was the way they were originally. No baffles. Never had baffles. The only muffler I've found that has a baffle is the Stanley IH-13. Same inlet ID as the IH-4 and IH-10, which are commonly used as replacement mufflers on H's and M's.
  9. They look like Lambert disc brakes to me. Unfortunately the engine makes the tractor a "mutt" not "special." He's probably got a ton of money in it, but only someone specifically interested in that configuration is going to find anything close to a top dollar value in it. Anyone else is going to look at it as a parts tractor. If you're looking to sell it, you will have the best luck with the widest audience. An ad in the print Red Power Magazine is a good place to start. A national advertising site like tractorhouse might cost a little more but that should be more than offset by the higher selling price you might get. I think your first ad is free.
  10. SS is more universal and you can get attachments anywhere. At least around here you go to any consignment auction and there's a whole row's worth of brand new skid steer attachments that sell for pennies on the dollar. Material buckets, bale forks, spears, mowers, post hole diggers, grapples, stone buckets... Someone's mass producing them cheap with slave labor or something and supplying these auctioneers with them to sell.
  11. Matt Kirsch

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    Take a look at his profile picture... I think he's being sarcastic. Sorry I couldn't let it go on too long...
  12. CIHTECH does this for a living, and he knows his stuff. If he says press it in, press it in. It's not doing you any good sitting on the bench. I only suggested the hot water bath as a possible way to make pressing it in easier, though with further thought softening it might actually be counterproductive as it may mash instead of pushing in.
  13. It tells us that it is a " 221, 263, 291 or 301 6 cylinder engine." You need to look for the stamped displacement on the flat spot as indicated above. Most likely it is a 301 engine out of a combine or an 806 gas. Pullers always go for the biggest displacement. Of course the stamped number may not be accurate either, as the engine block could be bored out for any of the larger displacements. The only way to know for sure would be to remove the head and measure one piston's bore and stroke, multiply by 6, round out to the nearest IH model designation.
  14. The ones that slip on the bucket work fine if the bales aren't too heavy and the bucket isn't worn too thin. Otherwise they're hard on the bucket. Plus you can't see what you're doing with the bucket in the way. I don't like recommending them.
  15. Since an 826 is newer than most 56 series tractor production, it's likely your 56 series had cork in the holes at one time too. Not sure when they went to plastic plugs.
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