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    International Harvester Farming Machines The Herd F12's,20's,30's,W30,W40's,WD40's,W12,O12,10-20,15-30,22-36,10-20 Titan's 18-36 Hart Parr,28-50Hart Parr, HK Huber L Case 930Case,500Case,Farmall A,B,BN,C,SuperC,SuperM,450,W400,W660,W600,W9,I806,1206,Red Baby truck,1954R110 and 30 IH moldboard plows,3788 2+2

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    3788 tires

    Well thanks to all for the comments . Sounds like no go on the 15.5s. However since I have more time than money and a good supply of 560 rims and used 15.5s I may experiment. On the subject of spending for low hour use are the cheap tires bad or get what you pay for?
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    3788 tires

    My 3788 is on baldies all the way around. What do you guys think of putting on new 15.5s? They are lots cheaper and may slow the speed down to give it another working speed? 18.4s on it now Thanks kevin
  3. smaller version HoneyBee loader
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    New to me 6588

    Good looking 6588. I love my 3788 lots of tractor for the money although mine was a money pit to get back up to par. Go anywhere never get stuck and lots of power and still simple enough to keep it going without too much technology
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    RD501

    FP Smith in California
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    TD40 Parts

    I have a WD40 vertical head tractor that has the brass carb missing and the exhaust manifold is real bad. A TD 40 should be the same . Any help locating these parts would be appreciated. Thank You
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    3 point plow settings

    Try lengthening your top link some to discourage the points to be so agressive. Its a balancing act with the forward motion of the tractor ofsetting the digging action of the plow. More landsides would help too
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    Red Diamond RD450 engine

    Id be guessing to say the port is on the water outlet that is bolted on the side of the head or in your picture on the top of the head in the middle . Looks like there is something there already
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    282D engine trouble in a 706 Farmall

    Cant remember exactly but more than once was running a similar engine in a combine. Had the same 6 second thing going on. There was a fitting on top of the pump in the return line that plugged and caused the problem. Must be a check for the return . It was a mystery cause everything was bled. I dont have a manual here but I would guess it would identify that fitting
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    282D engine trouble in a 706 Farmall

    Cant remember exactly but more than once was running a similar engine in a combine. Had the same 6 second thing going on. There was a fitting on top of the pump in the return line that plugged and caused the problem. Must be a check for the return . It was a mystery cause everything was bled. I dont have a manual here but I would guess it would identify that fitting
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    Gas start motors

    The TD 35 and TD40 motors have no parts availability especially the injectors and. the big pumps so those parts are in demand . The heads are hard to find in any condition. There are three styles. These were followed by the TD 14 and TD 18 which do share some engine parts
  12. Thank You for your helpful effort. Super post
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    Poor compression/ Pre combustion chambers

    Neil I dont know about the sealant,Never have depended on it or expected it was going to save the day The mixing of the valves could very easily be the culprit.Most old guys will finish a valve job by lapping the valves individually by hand thus making them not exactly interchangeable.On the other side of the coin lots of valve grinders will grind to allow just a slight wear in so if you can get it running its possible that it may straighten out quite quickly. If you take the head back off you can check the seat by putting a pool of fuel on the closed valve heads and see if it stays or leaks out
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    Stuck 350 Engine

    no biggie you dont want to run it or turn it over with that rust in there anyway
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    Got my 1066 done

    Very good job looks great