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New Member with a 1486 that needs a lot of TLC and a 986, 1086, 1586, and a 7130


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50 minutes ago, Wes806 said:

i know where there is two IH with cabs on not sure what they are. What to go check on them tomorrow if I can get around. They have been sitting there for about 4 years now.  The guy that has them has a habit of buying cars/trucks  and about anything and park them and never resell. I'm hoping one is a 86 series and he'll sell. guess I won't know till I check it out.:)

Never hurts to ask. :)

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19 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

That is a clean looking 986 for sure. 

It's not perfect but for 40 years old it's pretty nice.  Everything seems to work except the AC.  I didn't try the radio either but I could care less about it.  I will fix the AC though!

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8 hours ago, B.B. said:

It's not perfect but for 40 years old it's pretty nice.  Everything seems to work except the AC.  I didn't try the radio either but I could care less about it.  I will fix the AC though!

I like my tunes but never put yourself through the hotbox if you don't have to. :)

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1 hour ago, B.B. said:

Not having AC is not OK unless you remove doors. 

That helps for sure. Used to do that on my metal half cab CJ5 back in the day. Sad thing is, it probably had about the same top speed. LOL

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Looks like you need a bigger roof to put them all under:rolleyes:.

You almost have the entire 86 series lineup. All you need is a 1586, Hydro 186, 786, 686, and a Hydro 86 to complete the collection. 

Can't wait to see them all fixed up. Enjoy your collection. Someday when I don't have so many irons in the fire I would like to get a 986 for old times sake. We had one when I was growing up.

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1 hour ago, Reichow7120 said:

Looks like you need a bigger roof to put them all under:rolleyes:.

You almost have the entire 86 series lineup. All you need is a 1586, Hydro 186, 786, 686, and a Hydro 86 to complete the collection. 

Can't wait to see them all fixed up. Enjoy your collection. Someday when I don't have so many irons in the fire I would like to get a 986 for old times sake. We had one when I was growing up.

I am  going to sell the other 986 I bought here soon.  Then I want a 1586.  While a Hydro 186 is cool, I never cared for the left handed Cub Cadet hydros and doubt I would much like the 186 configuration. Same goes for a Hydro 86.   An 886 and a 786 I don't have much use for either as they have the more expensive and less HP engines in them.  The 400 series are pretty cheap to work on it appears and parts are out there.   A 686 would be nice one of these days, but a 666 just sounds cooler! :)

 

I do have a barn that needs a few repairs that these will fit in.  I put up that Car port in the back of the picture specifically to put the 1486 and 1086 under for the winter but it has kept my NH TV-140 out of the weather instead.   I have a lot of work yet to do up at the farm that does not include these tractors.  It would help if I lived there but I'm 2 hrs away and usually only get up there on Saturdays. 

 

I really do need to come up with a new machine shed at some point.  I started all this really just wanting a 986, and then found a cheap 1486.  If I can find a 1586 one of these days I think 4 of these tractors is enough! :)  But they do need to be under roof.  

 

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Just throwing this out there...the early 886 used the D360 which is just a baby 400 series engine. The later 886 used the German D358. I just saw a nice 886 with the D360 sell last Saturday for $8000. It was in nice shape, except for needing a T/A. 

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3 minutes ago, FarmallFan said:

Just throwing this out there...the early 886 used the D360 which is just a baby 400 series engine. The later 886 used the German D358. I just saw a nice 886 with the D360 sell last Saturday for $8000. It was in nice shape, except for needing a T/A. 

Good to know.  :)  But still I only "need" 4 86 series tractors lol 

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11 minutes ago, BOBSIH856 said:

Are you going to keep the project 986 that your nicer 9 replaced?

No I plan to sell it.    I wish I could though. Mechanically it's a sound tractor it's just not as cosmetically as nice.  But I only have so many extra dollars for toy tractors! :( 

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45 minutes ago, B.B. said:

No I plan to sell it.    I wish I could though. Mechanically it's a sound tractor it's just not as cosmetically as nice.  But I only have so many extra dollars for toy tractors! :( 

One of these days I would like to add a 9 or 1086 to my collection but first is getting my 856 done.

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5 minutes ago, BOBSIH856 said:

One of these days I would like to add a 9 or 1086 to my collection but first is getting my 856 done.

10's are easier to find as they made twice as many of them.  Plus with a 10 you get a little more tractor.  Turbo, heavier clutch, axles, and rear.  10's are cat 3 where as a 9 is cat 2 if that makes a difference to you.   

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I was able to play with my "new" 986 this weekend, and get a few things done to it.  We even took it for a short tractor ride :) 

Here are a couple pics from Saturday.  I believe the weights that are on the front are Magnum weights?  I plan to pull them off and sell them if anyone close needs any. There's only 3 of them.   I also took pictures and listed my other 986 for sale on Craigslist and Facebook selling pages. 

 

 

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Yeah those are Magnum weights. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Over the last couple Saturdays I have had at the farm I have gotten a little work done to the 986.  I took off the PO added aftermarket lights.  (I hate aftermarket crap) I also swapped out the front weights for something a little more appropriate! :)  I need to find some more of these!!!! 

 

I also took it on a little drive this past Saturday to show it to the Dairy Farmer I mentioned before.  He's the one who inspired me as a kid to own one of these.  He's more of an Oliver/White kind of guy but really liked his 986.  His had the M&W turbo added to it so it had a few extra HP.  He sold it a few years ago when water got in the oil.  It had rolled the hour meter over at least once, and spent it life on a dairy farm so it was really beat.  I tried to track it down before I ever bought any of these tractors but it's gone.  Plus the guy who bought it from the farmer cut the cab off it.  He said it was really rough. 

 

I also have the previously bought 986 sold.  A young fellow just starting out bought it and I think he's getting a pretty solid tractor.  He got a good deal on it and I hope it serves him well.  He's paid for it, but hasn't picked it up yet.  Of course it was just sold this past Saturday. 

 

I am stoked about this 986!  I just love it!! lol  I think I am going to repaint the front sheet metal as they don't have much paint left on top. I also plan to paint those frame rails in the appropriate color.  I think those two steps will make it look much better and will get me by until it can get a proper tear down and repaint in the future. 

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I do have a question.  At some point someone had put an aftermarket temp gauge on this.  It's now gone as it wasn't working and as I previously mentioned I hate aftermarket stuff. 

I know I need a new sending unit in the block which I see I can get from Case IH.  I tried grounding what I believe to be the temp sender wire to the engine block but it didn't make the gauge sweep.   Is there a way to check the gauge in the dash to make sure it's the gauge before I buy a new one of them?  I plan to use this tractor and while I can live without the fuel gauge reading I sure would like to have the temp gauge.  The volts and oil pressure seem to work like they should. 

Any help/insight  with tracing the root of this problem down would be greatly appreciated. 

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Those tractors were common to have poor gauges and failing senders.  Replaced several of both on mine while I had them.  If it does not sweep between ground and open you have a gauge or wiring problem.   This is one place I prefer the aftermarket....I finally installed a old fashioned capillary tube type temp gauge on my 1486 because I could never trust the OEM.    Its your money, but IMO a properly installed good quality "hard" type gauge is going to be more reliable than the OEM, in this case.    Its just not "right".......

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Thanks for the advice guys.  I'll get a new sending unit and see if the gauge out of one of my other tractors works.  I know the one in the 986 I just sold does, but I kind of hate to pull it out since I sold it.  It's possible the one in the 1086 or 1486 does.  

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I can't open the rear glass on the 986 but just a bit as it hits the fuel cap and the sending unit on the fuel tank.  Is this most likely because my cab mounts are shot and need replaced? 

 

I just noticed this late in the day as I was leaving Saturday.  I also need to see what it take to fix the AC as that cab is hot inside without air! 

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So yesterday I won, and today I paid for a 1979 Red Power 1586.  I just have to get it home and put some regular front wheels on it, as those that are on it are hideous. 

I briefly test drove it, and it all seems to work like it should.  Engine sounds great and fired right up.  I'm excited, and will be even happier once it's home! 

 

I started this journey a little over a year ago with the '77 1486. I now have and plan to keep the '76 1086, the '78 986, and now a '79 1586.  That's 4 tractors and that's plenty!  

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Nice buy X2

I see someone slapped the rear wheels of of a non-mudhog 1600 series combine on it. I knew they were the same bolt pattern as a 86 series front hub

Years ago my Grandpa was hauling corn with the 986 and gravity flow wagons when the left front tire blew while going down the road. A quick inventory found that the rear wheels of the 1620 combine we had at the time matched the bolt pattern. It was getting dark when it happened so off came the wheel off of the combine and onto the 986 it went. It got it back home so when the tire shop opened the next day we could put all the wheels back to where they needed to be.

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