LipRipper3006 Posted November 12, 2022 Share Posted November 12, 2022 I'm getting ready to start a parts list to restore this tractor. I currently don't have an over axle trailer or a heavy duty truck to pull one so I ride about 10 miles one way a few times a year to attend local shows and parades. I have a Super MD that has stock gearing on 13.6 tires and will do at least 20 wide open. Its a narrow front and pulls hills well even with about 1 ton load behind it. Since this M-TA I'm going to build will be mostly a show & parade tractor, it will spend most of its life on asphalt. Its a D264 that will sleeved to a 281. Not set on a tire size yet but a 13.6/14.9/15.5. I know 14.9 will give a slightly higher speed but its an odd size, hard to find, and expensive when you do (I'd like Firestone Field & Roads). Has an IH Wide Front that I plan on plumbing in a char lynn PS system. I am mainly asking to see if there's a particular ring & pinion that can be swapped in from a different application. I'm looking for a ratio that wont be super tall where its constantly bogged down but id like to cruise at least 25mph at around 1/2-3/4 throttle. For hills and taking off I will have the TA. I just don't want to ride the whole way with the engine at the top of the rev range. Not sure if this is feasible but I didn't think it would hurt to ask to see what others have done. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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