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tperson

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Going to slip down to the neighbor’s tonight an pay for our ‘24/’25 winter project, a 1566 that reportedly has a bad injection pump. 4900 hours, hasn’t ran in about 20 years (filters show 1995), Ansel cab, LOTS of weight in the rear end, aux front fuel tank, no water in the oil. Kind of a cat in a sack, but should be a fun project.1566_11.thumb.jpg.ce72e79301ee70d52147a7bacb301e17.jpg

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2 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

Looks pretty straight. Probably a good washing will make it look even better. No T/A? What are your ultimate plans for it? 

Plans (as of now) are to take the cab off, put fenders on, fix what's broke, and give it a good bath. They're only original once. 

33 minutes ago, Matt Kirsch said:

DV550 on the back of the trailer? Gonna turn it into a 1568?

that was part of the neighbor's purchase. 

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38 minutes ago, tperson said:

Plans (as of now) are to take the cab off, put fenders on, fix what's broke, and give it a good bath. They're only original once. 

that was part of the neighbor's purchase. 

I like it with the cab,looks like a real tough tractor. 

Beast for sure.

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1 hour ago, nate said:

The rear duals are interesting,   Never saw a set like that before. 

They are 10 bolt. Could they be off an articulated tractor?  I thought those wheels were slightly different?

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Nice find. Bet some soap and water will make that a whole different animal.

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I like the cab too. Not sold on the front tank though. Lots of guys are saving open station tractors and even cab tractors. Once they are gone who will remember aftermarket cabs? Makes it stand out in a crowd. Nice find.

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I like the looks of it with the cab on. It will be even better once you clean it up. A really nice find. Hopefully it won't take alot to get it going'

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Can only think of one 15 in our whole area where I grew up. Local IH dealers did not promote much due to the reputation. One of the top salesman said ‘only hook equipment behind a 15, that you would hook behind a 14’ and go to church often.

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6 minutes ago, pt756 said:

is the axle the same diameter as a 1466< looking for a set of 42 inch duals, 3and 1/2 axle

1566/86 are 4" IH axles

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I like your 1566. I think it will serve you well.

15s had a good reputation down south. Especially 1586. I remember seeing 1586s in the fields working longer than any other 86 in the delta.

Of course they were factory no TA.

 

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Wow , nice 👍😎 check the fuel and make sure it don’t smell like varnish , I’m guessing it’s been sitting for a long time so it probably has good fuel that’s not bio fuel . Pull the top cover off the fuel pump and with the throttle wide open move the small round rod that goes toward the front of the pump and if it moves free you should be safe to try starting it . If it is hanging up or don’t want to move at all you will need some help freeing that up before you try to start it or it will run away and it will blow up and you don’t want to go there !! Let me know if you need some help .

I would be interested in those drive tires off there if you put new rubber in there 😉 I use this on my pulling tractor 

Danny

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58 minutes ago, Dzldenny said:

At the risk of sounding "noob", what's the bib looking item on the dash?

66 Series with a House Cab had a black padded cover over the gauge cluster and the hood portion covered by the cab. I presume the arrangement on that 15 either came with that cab or was added by the previous owner to simulate the friendly confines of the Custom Deluxe system.

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1 hour ago, Dzldenny said:

At the risk of sounding "noob", what's the bib looking item on the dash?

A "blanket" similar to that came with the new YearAround cab dad put on the 856, Seems like there was some clear plastic over the gauges on it. Have not seen one in 50 years. Dads got pitched 1st time we had to remove it for repairs, recon that is what happened to about all of them

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