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Ed Leaman

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    BOAT TAIL BUICK'S Big old road trucks Hunting!! Rare tractors of any brand

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  1. the two, 4 digit casting number heads you mention are for m and SM and they are not desirable, and not the same although they will have same bolt pattern, a 450 head was a six digit casting head and is noticeably better at making power. There are new aftermarket heads around that are priced cheap enough. I have no experience with their quality tho. I think you also can run into piston to cylinder head contact with the 450 pistons and the 4 digit casting number heads. If I remember right you want a 362 174 r? head and should be able to find one for 800 or so. They are around and not as much in demand as they once were.
  2. Call me next week sometime, but to simplify things a bit, There is a huge difference in the design and strength of a JD setup versus the flywheel and clutch setup in a 66 series IH. Also the after market new 14" IH flywheels are of real good quality. I am told they will stand 3500 rpms with out trouble (although I don't/can't recommend it to avoid personal liability), unless they are excessively slipped and heated several times till they crack. And 14" single disc with a 30 spring PP will hold your tractor in High second without any trouble. Just put in more pads (like an HD8) if you plan to slip it to launch. The weak link process and the cost to get ahead of it is my reason for bringing up about hard on input shafts. If you are gonna go to a double disc you better just go ahead at the same time move up to a 13 spline TA and something with a Renoud sprag in it for the low side. Which at this point is pretty much Ag parts only and the high side is available only in four disc configuration. Usually the stock TA sprag will fail or the input shaft will wring itself off at the splines right after a DDisc gets installed, especially if the wick gets twisted up a bit. Now you have in addition to the cost of a good TA, and some goodies like a support bearing and a steel quill housing to beef the trans up; the cost of going back and rehubbing the discs, the IPTO spline on the PP and replacing the ipto shaft with an 18 spline to clear the 13 spline input. 4 disc AP TA should stand H2nd easily and with a little extra pressure will hold High third for a while. the sprag will easily hold, it is just a matter of the 4 discs holding if it gets up shifted a lot under full bore. ed ps the 5 disc setup that Allied was building is about to becoming back on the market. And they will handle H-3rd with ease and will hold a road gear tractor in the 10 12 k classes for a while.And the 14" IH wheel could be built in steel easy enough, and there is someone building a factory style SFI PP that will run as a single disc as well.
  3. DDisc setups can be installed easy enough and can be used in the field, but are you planning to running that many rpms that you need SFI? And are you making enough HP that a DD is required? We have helped several guys get double disc setups into ag tractors, but most are only occasionally seen in the field and usually kept under 3200 rpms when at the track. The negatives on a DDisc in field use are, 1) the IPTO splined hub is usually shortened which effects life if you use it on pto. 2) The clutch discs have a very short spline which is fast to wear and hard on the input shaft of the factory TA. Floater plates tend to be noisy and the discs are solid center which adds to the chatter. Each of these issues can be worked around. pm if need more info
  4. on many cotton farms it was an annual event to drop pickers after harvest; do the tillage work and then mount pickers back up for fall harvest. A few big farms in CA and AZ sometimes as many as 100 tractors on a farm get that treatment. Heard some of the old timers in central valley area of CA talk about picking cotton in Feb and have the tractors in the plows and planters a week later. ed
  5. very rare combo for sure
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    MFD axle

    Dana 70? in which axle are you speaking of? ed
  7. They are a hard set of wheels and rims to find for sure!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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