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Well,  It's here.  Now the fun begins.  Serial 16373. Runs and drives but, has some issues like they all do. Needs a T/A and clutch for sure. We will take it down and go through it like it should be done. Our last two International Hi-Clears were a 606 Diesel HC in 2013 and 606 gas HC in 2014. Just about the same tractor except a 4 cylinder LP engine. Both of those took up about 350 sq ft of Devon's shop floor space when we got them tore down. This one will finish out like those two with upgrades to rear spin-out's and dual hydraulics. As I did my walk around today, I thought although it looks pretty tough, this one is in better shape that the two 606's were when we started with them. Pulled this one out of Unadilla NY. The 606 gas HC came from NW  of Philly and the 606 Diesel was found  hear Hartford, Ct. Now sure why all these rare International Hi-Clears from the mid 60's are common to the upper east coast but, they are all within a 200 mile radius of NYC. This one is 1 of 3 that I know of in the USA with this engine and the Hi-Clear International chassis. Production numbers are uncertain but, this series was after the 460 LPG HU and they only made 13 of those. The 504's were not as popular as the 460's so, my guess is IH made less 504 LPG HC. That will be a fun investigation. More photos as we get the gal undressed and apart.

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Jeff how lucky can you get to have both 504 LP Gas HiClear emblems!!! There were a bunch of 504 diesel HiClears down in this area.

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1 hour ago, Eason said:

Jeff how lucky can you get to have both 504 LP Gas HiClear emblems!!! There were a bunch of 504 diesel HiClears down in this area.

I wonder where he could have sourced them if he needed them... ;)

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Yeah, I don't mind that I'm missing one International emblem that was found on about 15,000 tractors from this era and the 2 emblems that were only made for a handful of tractors in this series are both in my possession. Now that this tractor is on display with a "rare" label, it will be fun to see how many more come to the surface. I still do  not believe there were more than 10 made and that could be way too high. Time will tell.  

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Jeff , If you have problem with emblems , I know a guy that might help you . He may even be at RPRU Alabama . He's helped me out with many things  ! I highly recommend him .

       That's a great find Jeff , When your done you'll have something special .

        Funny Gas tractors are special IMHO .

         Best to you,

        Tony

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