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  1. After a years work of A LOT of research, help from good friends, and more money than I intended to spend, because I wanted this tractor done the right way, no corners cut, we finally got it running and driving. So it's time to share my Farmall 706 Cummins swap. It started as a 282D, bought new in 1964, first diesel 706 tractor that Robinson Brothers sold in Delta, Pa. After three overhauls in it's life I decided the fourth time we would try something new. A call to a good friend, Ed Leaman, and I found a source for the adapter plate and flywheel. It's a good thing his place is only a half hour from our place because we made plenty of trips over the river. Here are the beginning steps of tear down, engine pull, and after it was cleaned up, we swapped out the 15.5 38's for a used set of 18.4's
  2. Purchased this truck about 6 months ago, from fellow member on here Edward Porter, for a firewood hauler. It's got the 478 V8 with a 5 speed, dump bed, knuckle boom crane (2 separate hydraulic systems). It's served me well so far, only a few minor fixes since I bought it. All maintenence items, air leaks, power steering hose, lights, etc. As you all know well im sure, she's no power house. But at least it's terrible on fuel! I've got a 5.9 24v cummins I intend on P-pump swapping and putting in the ol girl. Anyone ever done this in a fleetstar? My big hang-up is getting the air compressor worked in the system, would a stand alone electric pump keep up?
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