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Ed Leaman

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About Ed Leaman

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    Willow Street, Pa.
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    BOAT TAIL BUICK'S Big old road trucks Hunting!! Rare tractors of any brand

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  1. Ed Leaman

    MFD axle

    Dana 70? in which axle are you speaking of? ed
  2. They are a hard set of wheels and rims to find for sure!
  3. You are correct about the high plains. Pretty sure it came out of western Canada. We bought the tractor at Jim Macfaddens auction in Sharon, NY. I remember him saying he bought it to be a running tractor and when it arrived it was knocking so bad he was not going to start it to sell it. Then he made a comment about taking a loss and his Canadian buyer, that stuck with me. Another clue to Canada was the "Egge" cab that was on it. Rarely see one of those in the US. We supplied a std X std crank to the current owner and they went right through the motor, didn't spare anything.they split tractor and stripped it all externals off of it and sent the center housing and rear down to our shop and Dan put the 5 year Agparts TA in it and went through the rear end. Put a ring and pinion in it and any bearings that were questionable. I think its been resting up ever since. ed
  4. Thought you guys might like this one. Sold it to a good customer and family friend in 2003 in its work clothes and with a bad crank. We have the before pictures (it is an original Gold) if I can figure out how to scan them I will post some place. He and his family went through it front to back but rarely pulled it out of the shed after it was finished. Bill passed on a few years back, family sent it down to our place for display at red power and so we can find its next owner. Not sure if its S# is documented in the files here or not. ed
  5. the 375 HP was optional on something they built for running doubles and triples, on the NY thruway, called it a turnpike cruiser or something like that. But it was the 817 inline 6.
  6. There was more than a few of them out there. But still a rare combo to find now a days. But if you google v-800 you will find several truck parts yards with them in inventory and looking to sell them. Does any one know how much power could be made if they were tweaked a bit? I know they were notorious as tractor engines for failure but figured in a truck they may have stood up better? ed
  7. Easy way to tell if it will need a split is to look where the hydraulic pump is located. If the filter and the pump are in the center housing you can most likely field install it but if its engine driven probably not. The next thing you would need to do is to determine which set of gears are in the "ipto" section by tooth count and then buy the appropriate PTO assembly. ed
  8. Ed Leaman

    IH 1466 4WD

    Is an FWD kit sold by Elwood, built on an old FWD truck axle out of the 50's. Was released in in the 70's and is usually found on 66 series tractors. Turned a little better than a coleman, and was usually installed back under the tractor a little further than most axles to make it seem like it turned shorter. This axle also made the nose of the tractor stand higher than level. Pretty tough axle to find parts for, the transfer cases are prone to breaking due to the fact that there are no planetary's. But they did have locking diff on the front wheels and where built heavy enough to support a loader. Was only one gear box built for the 4 speed tractors and another was built and tested for the 3 speed tractors. We have seen a few of the 3 speed boxes (3 originals) and have built copies of them out of steel for both applications. Thaats a quick history lesson for you all. I could explain more, short on time but the planetary hub type axles came out in 78 for the the 86 series and pretty much made these FWD axles obsolete. If you are collecting its a nice variation. If you operate it your self its even a usable axle, just likes big headlands. If you want something to use and that is nice to be around hunt the latest version elwood built and take good care of it.
  9. Is a 3688 with factory Elwood front axle in my neighborhood for sale. I believe the axle could be bought off of it . And they do turn pretty tight. By the time Elwood got to be an option on new tractors like the 3688 they had things pretty well sorted out. most have 28" wheels and the center housing of the axle was narrowed up enough to go down 30" rows. ed PS, Box car Magnum is still one of the best tractors ever built, and has about the lowest cost per hours of use that money can buy. But Most guys in my neighborhood that have a magnum and a 2+2 in the same shed; would tell you that when traction is a problem and the magnum quits going they Park the Magnum and go get the 2+2 out. because they will keep going.
  10. when he mentioned fast movement of the front wheels it jogged my memory a bit but I may be thinking of another route we took one time when we put an 06 type wet bolster in the frame rails of a 66 series (w shims). it was really touchy like a close ratio sports car. I will get a good parts guy I know to check it out ed
  11. I think that there is also a difference in the hand pumps or an orifice somewhere that effects the reaction time and creates a sports car effect at the wheel. Can't remember for sure but I think on 66 series when you go from a factory wfe steering cylinder to a wet bolster the front wheels react rapidly it takes some getting used to especially at road speed. Some like it and some don't. I'm sure there are others on here that know more about this than I do.
  12. You may have to copy and paste this https://www.proxibid.com/Leaman-Auctions/Ben-Rock-IH-Tractor-Collection/event-catalog/160657 Sorry for the short notice on here
  13. replace the mcv pump, get a spring kit for the mcv, gear on pump needs inspected, usually worn loose by 7000 hrs, You run a better than 50% chance of needing a quill shaft in the rear side of the TA and i would replace the ipto shaft, bearing that carry's it and usually the casting that holds the bearing. Thats the main things that come to mind anyway/
  14. Good used gears are most likely a better choice than aftermarket anyway as far as standing up for the long haul and they can be found and in good condition if you ask around a bit! Often been asked why would someone would put used gears in a tractor they have apart when they can still buy new. If you ask the same person why they don't replace the all rest of the "good" gears while in there they will say but they are not hurt. Which pretty much gets the point across.
  15. The 1086 pictured here is one of the early "66" series axles sold by Elwood, Was based on an FWD truck axle, had no planetary's These were actually a pretty good axle for their time and had diff lock of a sorts built in. However the transfer cases didn't stand the torque load when the spinning tires locked the diff up. goint to an axle with planetary's solved the problem for them ed
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