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  1. There's a crazy lady east of me that has a 1206 that's been sitting in a barn since the '80s it was her husbands and he passed several years ago so if anyone asks her about it she goes full ghetto lunatic....... she thinks its worth a million dollars an is afraid somebody is actually going to break in-spend 3 days moving stuff to get to it.....and steal it. I had a friend that knew her ask to see it to get the serial number off it when I was searching for my grandpas 1206........big mistake!
  2. I always figured the reason the C-153 and C-301 blocks had no sleeve is because they just plain ran out of room for a sleeve.
  3. IMO there are two types of Stanley mufflers.........there either brand new or the bottom bell is rusted out.
  4. Wow that's a thing of beauty.......I haven't seen a 615 that nice in 30 years. I have a 715 hydro with a 310 with 1200 hours on it that's crazy clean an original that's a twin to that 615. it was bought new around 1977 or 78 by a guy that worked at the FARMALL plant an farmed on the side. About 30 years ago I saw 615 with around 300 hours that was basically still brand new sell on an estate sale down by Roseville ILL. Never heard where it went but I hope it got well taken care of.
  5. Ross Richwine from the Aledo ILL area? ...... I rescued that exact same helmet that's resting on the dash from Dana Monsons shop when it closed.......a few years ago I gave it to a buddy that's a related to Ross an one of these days hes gona get it back to Ross.
  6. I think your real problem is a crack in one of the intake runners -put a good used gas manifold on it and your problems will go away.
  7. I'm sure Dana had it on his dyno but that was a long time ago. it runs REAL good and has seems to have a different sound to it but it hasn't run in maybe 15-20 years.
  8. I have 706D #539 and the only thing that got changed was the park brake lever -a friend has what we think is the only one in this part of ILL with the foot park brake lever that never got updated with the hand lever an he hates it so were going to swap them one of these days. You should fix 668 -there don't seem to be many early ones left anymore. Just take your time and work on it when you feel like it -you don't have to do it all in 2 weeks.....lol
  9. Here's a good story on 400 series heads -back in the mid '70s we bought a 1466 that had been drove over the side of a bridge and broke in two with just 9 hours on it. it sat around for 2 years before it got put back together and in the meantime our IH mechanic noticed cast into the top of the head between 2 injectors was the word ''special'' -he had never seen that before and that tractor always ran better and sounded different than the other 1466's in the area. about 10 years ago we had a young mechanic from the West Liberty Iowa dealership working on my 856 an got to talking about tractor pulling as his family was involved with it. so I told him about the head on the 1466 an he knew exactly what it was....it was a early Hyper-Max casting. Jerry Lagod was an IH engineer and tractor puller an had these special heads cast at IH an this one must have got ''lost'' -so I wonder if this happened more than once or do we have the only 1466 with a ''factory'' Hyper-Max head? An yes we still have it with around 2000 hours on it. also our IH mechanic was Dana Monson from Aledo ILL -the tractor puller. he always wanted to pull it off and see what it was but he claimed he didn't.....I think he knew.
  10. DOCTOR EVIL -that's an advertisement for Calmers narrow row heads -he has a shop just south of there.
  11. What really hurt them is when the fire dept. threw cold water on hot cast iron -look for cracks in castings but id try to save the M if possible especially since it means something to you. that means TOTAL disassembly -burnt oil turns to a sandy grit.
  12. Yes the main difference was the cotton tractor was convertible back to a row crop tractor without having to change the axle housings during the off season for other uses -and Ive got a cotton harvester M question -ive seen two M cotton tractors several years ago the had about a 2 inch plate between the transmission housing and the top cover....what the heck is it for?
  13. ihcbill

    At the gym

    And I would let her......
  14. ihcbill

    At the gym

    I bet she could at least roll the Titan 10x20 over compression better than I can..........
  15. 1957 for sure but possibly mid/late '56
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