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Hello everyone - Greetings from Charlotte, NC.

Unfortunately, my father passed away recently (he was 58) and I'm left with three Internationals:

1966 806D (pictured), 1967 806D, 1974 1466

These tractors were never show ponies - always work horses on a dairy.  He bought the '66 806 before I was born (I'm 29).  Because of this, they're all in need of a good amount of work - particularly the 806s, they both need a new clutch.

I don't want to sell the tractors - I'd like to keep them and restore as I find time & money.  Although I spent the first 20 years of my life milking cows, stacking hay, and cutting silage - I stepped away from that after college and now work in engineering.  It's safe to say that these old tractors inspired my fascination with engineering and mechanical stuff.

My first goal is to get them all running - some have been sitting for a few years, but were all running when parked.  The '66 806 just required a new battery and a shot of ether to fire right up.  I suspect the others will be the same.

This will take years of work and tons of money, but hopefully it'll be worth it in the end.  I'm sure I'll need the help and support of this community.

Pictures of the other tractors to come shortly.

Thanks,

-Chad

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Get a manual and set the clutches and TA's before you go for the clutch replacement . Sitting around that long, there might be oil or other crud on the clutch.

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41 minutes ago, R Pope said:

Get a manual and set the clutches and TA's before you go for the clutch replacement . Sitting around that long, there might be oil or other crud on the clutch.

They were weak when parked - the 806s alternated front-end loader duty for many years.  Luckily, none of these have TAs.

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There isn't a thing in the world wrong with a tractor in "workin clothes"...

I recently bought back a Farmall 340 that my Dad bought new, and that I ran through Jr. hi and hi school. the second owner was careful with it, so most of the "dings and scars", I  know the history of.   I plan to leave it as-is.

The family connection to a collected tractor can't be beat.

Enjoy

Mike

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Welcome to the forum.  Tractors with family history have a whole different level of value.  Sorry for the loss of your Father.  Hopefully these tractors can bring back lots of fond memories you shared.  

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You are very fortunate to have these three projects - I personally like the 806 and 66 series - plus you have tractors that are in the family like others said.  I will probably never get a chance to get back the tractors my father sold in 1986 (1256, 544, and others).

On a side note I unfortunately have to take the fast route to the Outer Banks this year, but typically we take the back roads of NC to get there to enjoy the farmland and see the iron in the fields.  Thanks for sharing your pic!

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8 hours ago, TeachersPet1066 said:

You are very fortunate to have these three projects - I personally like the 806 and 66 series - plus you have tractors that are in the family like others said.  I will probably never get a chance to get back the tractors my father sold in 1986 (1256, 544, and others).

On a side note I unfortunately have to take the fast route to the Outer Banks this year, but typically we take the back roads of NC to get there to enjoy the farmland and see the iron in the fields.  Thanks for sharing your pic!

Do you come down I-95 or I-64? I'm 100 miles west of the Outer Banks 3 miles south of Hwy 64/17 interchange in Williamston, N.C.  Eason

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Welcome to the forum.

        Sorry for your loss .  Most all of us collectors started with tractors that tied us to family some way. That's what makes them worth the money & time you'll have in them and eventually the pride of saving them and preserving them.

    You certainly have some great models to start with. As others have said," there is beauty in original work clothes and cherishing their character lines & marks ."  You can show them right along a shinny one because they are all beautiful and have a story or history behind them.

   Good luck , Lot of knowledge on this forum and tremendous bunch of guys , I can vouch for that I have met many of them !

          Tony 

     

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Sorry for your loss, I've been through it and it's tough.      Man those are really nice straight looking tractors, should be fun projects to get them back in top shape.  Will you be using them? are just restore them.

Mark

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Sorry for your loss. That 806 is very nice looking. It would look great just cleaned up as an original survivor

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Very sorry for your loss.

I'm glad you are keeping your dads tractors.

You can tell by their condition that he took good care of them.

50+ years of use on a dairy and not a scratch on them!

 

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That 806 looks super straight. I think I would wash it and leave it alone.  Glad you got it fired up. Rear tires look to have very good tread. 

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The '67 806 has a very straight sheet metal, but the engine is weak and the clutch is just about out - I could barely get it to go up a hill in 1st gear (1st, not 5th).  Because it'll barely move, I think I'm going to work on it first.  I'm going to try and get the 1466 fired up soon too.  The 1466 was completely restored in the mid-90's (still 20 years ago) so it's not a big deal.  We didn't use it much because it was just too big for dairy work.  We only disced or pulled a silage chopper with it.

I was going through some old stuff and found this too - an 806 owner's manual from 1967.  I'd forgotten, but I found this on eBay several years ago (and paid big bucks for it) as a Christmas gift for dad:

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On 7/1/2017 at 11:37 PM, redequipmentfinder said:

Sorry for your loss, I've been through it and it's tough.      Man those are really nice straight looking tractors, should be fun projects to get them back in top shape.  Will you be using them? are just restore them.

Mark

Honestly Mark, I don't have much of a use for them, but they were a big part of my childhood.  They'll just be a hobby for me, but I may end of making hay or something with them.

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That 14 has 32" rears it looks like. Fairly rare option I believe

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Welcome 

They look pretty good to me.  They look to be orginal paint ? 

I would power wash them . Then give a coat of linseed oil , that's it. 

Then do the mechanical stuff . 

I like to keep them original as long a possible , they should shine up real good . 

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