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There appears to be some sort goop in bottom of fuel tank.  Need to get the stuff cleaned out.  Looks like the previous farmer poured diesel every where buy the amount wet dirt under the sheet metal.  Mice had made a move home also at his farm,  not here.

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   Awhile ago I replaced the rubber hoses from the transmission to the cooler.  Loosen the hose clamps,  tried to get them move off the steel lines that go over the rad.  They didn't want to move,  so I took off the bolts that hold the fan to the pump & took the rad out that way.  

   The old steps didn't bother me that much,  but my Dad might use the tractor once & awhile.  He is short,  so got the 4th step also.  The previous owner had welded ugly looking plates all over the old ones.  Since it was pretty much a wreck of a step,  I cut it up to support the k&m steps better.  Find them a bit weak feeling.  The 4th step is pretty close to the ground with 34" rear tires compared to pictures I have seen with 38" on 66 series.  Doubt k&m sells that many steps for a 766,  image most are for 10's to 14's.  Might take the 4th step off.  They bolt right on with no issues thou.  

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On 11/18/2020 at 10:19 AM, stronger800 said:

Thanks. Yours were the first steps I’d noticed, now I feel like there has been two other pics posted of the KM steps on that style of cab this week. 

I've had those on my 1066 13 yrs. The 1st 10 yrs i weighed 340ish and they flex a little but have had no issues and they don't flex any more now than when new. They make entry and exit of that cab much nicer IMHO.

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thanks for the reply. I’ve seen the K+M’s (lots of them) but always on open station tractors and seems like more than half of those guys change them to make them better. I had never noticed them on a delux cab tractor before. IMO,  they look great on there.   These steps I have here, they came with this tractor. Somebody on here once mentioned they may have been on a combine originally. 

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On 11/20/2020 at 10:06 PM, stronger800 said:

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thanks for the reply. I’ve seen the K+M’s (lots of them) but always on open station tractors and seems like more than half of those guys change them to make them better. I had never noticed them on a delux cab tractor before. IMO,  they look great on there.   These steps I have here, they came with this tractor. Somebody on here once mentioned they may have been on a combine originally. 

Case 1370 steps I bought one to put on our 1066

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I just spent ten minutes looking up 1370/1570/1270/1070’s online..... which is about 9 minutes Longer than I have ever spent looking at a white tractor before. There were only a few well used/abused 1070s and 1270s around this area, back a long time ago, and  it appears that those used a narrower step. Must  be why you said 1370. Thanks again

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Here better pictures of the steps.  I took off the 4th step as its pretty close to the floor.  Dont understand why the spacing isnt the same between the steps?  I would of started with the cab floor & gone down in equal amounts.  Guess its doesnt really matter as not getting in & out of it that much.  Just annoys me as like stuff symmetrical.   

 

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Since can leave much alone,  next was to take out the seat & floor boards.  The hand steering motor had been leaking for who knows how long.  Previous owner had a funnel & gallon jug to catch the oil.  Why not just get someone to fix it?  It leaked not running it was so bad.  I took it off and resealed it.  No more leaking.  But there has be close to 2” of wet dirt on top of the transmission.  What a mess,  would like to pressure wash it but mess it would make in the shop would worse to clean up after.  Scrapped into drain pans for now & the floor.  

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You’ll love it compared to a W6, can you scrape off the big stuff and then spray some degreaser?

Curious on your gantry crane does it pivot in a circle around the middle post?

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9 hours ago, hardtail said:

You’ll love it compared to a W6, can you scrape off the big stuff and then spray some degreaser?

Curious on your gantry crane does it pivot in a circle around the middle post?

I think you're seeing one side of a two post lift........the A frame hoist is independent

 

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Love it , you lucky Albertan nice tractor  

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2 hours ago, nomorejohndeere said:

I think you're seeing one side of a two post lift........the A frame hoist is independent

 

Right you are, should have looked closer, nice shop

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Yes,  it’s a 2 post hoist.  Came from Kentucky to the farm via truck freight. Snap-on brought the company out but leave them alone to run hoist business.  Truck is my Dads in for a service.  The other truck is a 1952 L-110 short box my late Grandfather brought new from same IH dealer his Super W6 came from.  

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Nothing better than a cab with working heat on a cold winters day. Like the shiek says get er clean and leak free it will be good for a good while!.

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Been awhile since posted anything on this project.  Got rid of most muck from clutch housing to drawbar.  Use screwdriver,  pick,  scrapper,  wire brush & varsol.  Looks million times better. Replaced orings in spools,  most rock hard.

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   The previous owner used wood strips to try hold what was left of the foam on the inner fenders.  Dad worked away at last month when he felt up to it.  He got new foam kit installed today from Fehr’s.  Added car audio sound damping to piece around window that looks at pto area.  He also did the sheet metal that comes into the cab.  I know there is vise grips for inner door handle,  haha.  Havent found anyone that has them for the white cab yet.  I just put them there incase the door(s) got closed with someone inside with no handle.  Dad thought the L series IH trucks used a square drive handle.  Went out to junk pile,  have couple L's out there for parts.  Sure enough 1950 to 1952 L series have same square.  Likely lots of other vehicles used the same.  Borrowed couple handles for the 766.  

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