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Louie,

Thanks for the positive comments! Means a lot.

I think I may repair the grill guard and patch the area in front of the pump. Or change the front of the guard to be fully removable for pump service? This means that I need to take off the back ngle supports for the grill guard. These bolt to the frame and also bolt to the solid cross frame. Should be fun trying to get them out and back in too. Some under dozer work time required.

I don't think I am going to take it apart like tanker. Just a few things that need cleaned up and repaired. Our show is in two weeks. Will see how much I get done before then. I would like to take it.

Regards,

 Chris

 

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Chris if you don't mind ,  would you say how much the coupling cost to have made ?

The tin work you did on the grill looks great --Just like new !:)

I am going to cross my fingers that your TD6 behaves itself and doesn't break down..

because pretty soon I need to order some more of that Deeelishus BarBeeQ Sauce ( My wife stole my bottle and hid it !! :))

How about some new Flavors for us Redpower guys ??   "Flaming Dualz"    or  "Redpower Rib Sauce"  

Have a great 4th !!!

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Kevin,

Thanks! When I should be working on important stuff like track adjusters! I am off playing with a grill repair! Well that's just how I roll. If I can get the grill welded tomorrow, and it turns out OK I may have it sandblasted and then rattle can it in IH red.

I have several items that need blasting, and I have been procrastinating on. A IH Cub Cadet # 1 cart, Brinley cultivator for Cub and Disc for Cub Cadet.Also a lagre and small milk can. to be painted IH colors and have IH decals applied. Would like to have these done for the local IH show in 2 weeks. I think I need to step it up a notch!:)

I like the suggestions on the sweet maple sauces! I just had some on sharp cheese and Ritz cracker under it!

The Hydraulic pump coupling cost me $60.00. This was a favor from a friend and probably does not represent the true cost? But he has the programming done and It fits my machine. I can help get anyone his number if you want to contact him direct? My guess is there is not much need for these? Do you think you need one?

Regards,

 Chris

 

 

 

 

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Folks,

 Happy IH red, white, and blue day!

I did get the TD6 grill welded and rough finished last night just before the very nice fireworks display in our home town. I think its going to come out good. I would like to get the E-tank going this grill would be a perfect item to clean up in there too.

I will get some pictures as we progress. Cheryl told me its just another money pit. Well she is probably about right!:)

I am going to try to work on the grill guard some today. As it needs much attention! Heating, pounding, grinding and welding work too.

Hope you have a good safe 4th of July!

Regards,

 Chris

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Folks,

I feel like this is more like a blog?:) Hopefully I am not boring you guys!

Well the sheet metal grill was repaired to the point that I felt it could go in the E tank. So I set the tank up and we should have most of the rust and paint off by morning.  It is pretty good sized so I will have to flip it to do the about 4 inches that is not under water. Plan is to prime and paint it before it goes back on.

Our garden has been under water most of June. Dried out enough that I could rototill the weeds and plant some more seeds. We will see how that turns out.

I will post some pictures.

Regards,

 Chris

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Folks,

 I have some pictures for you.

Welded the grill bars back in place.

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Welded in some new tabs for the hardware cloth. Several had rusted away. Also had some pin holes that had to be MIG-ed closed. I did not finish grind the inside of the grill where I welded it.

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Electrolysis tank set up and ready for the grill:

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Grill ready to go in tank:

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Here is the grill after about 24 hours in the tank, some wire brushing to get the black smut off, rinse and blow dry.

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I would like to try some high fill primer to cover some of the small pitting. Then a coat of IH ox blood red. This is a little over kill when the rest of the machine needs attention! I do have to get the hardware cloth for the inside too.

Tomorrow will try to get our Cub Cadet items ready, cleaned, loaded for show in NE Ohio Friday.

Regards,

 Chris

 

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11 hours ago, exSW said:

Wow,absolutely outstanding work. May as well do the radiator"while you're there".

Thanks,  I have to get some primer on there soon. What would you recommend on the radiator? I wasn't planning one taking it out. I did power wash through the fins cleaning the exterior.

This tractor needs a new temp sensing unit in the block, maybe even a new water temp guage.

Regards,

 Chris

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exSW, Folks

Thanks!  Is the availability of water pumps good?? I haven't started to look yet.

I have been busy playing the last three days at a tractor show for the last few days. Ashtabula OH has a very nice show in Williamsfield OH. About 40 miles from us. Took the Cub Cadet train.

Seen a vert straight and rust free IH pick up for sale there I think it was 1972. $3500.

Our big IH show is coming up this week in Sagertown PA. Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society club grounds. Featuring  any IH built products. I am going to take the 147 Cub Cadet and the train of implements.

Wanted to get the TD6 down there but its is just not going to make it unless I get a lot of help! So that probably won't happen this year. I would have to get someone else to haul it too, as my trailer is not stout enough. exSW says I need to pull the radiator and water pump while I am in there! Will have to evaluate that. I may drain and flush the rad first??? Get to many things apart and it starts to look like a restoration project! Not ready for that at this time.

Would like to see some of the IH forums members there! If you can make it look me up!

I did get my IH decals (Maple Hunter Indiana) for the milk cans. Very quick service picked up two better implement sets at the flea market yesterday. getting stuff cleaned up and should start to paint some of it Monday. I will get some pictures!

Regards,

 Chris

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Tanker,

Thanks for the tip on the water pump. Haven't had time to look at that yet. Not sure I am going that far right now?

PA Shovel,

I hope to be on the grounds most every day. I have a red and white Cub Cadet with a bunch of implements. Tan pop up. Looking forward to meeting and visiting with you.

Regards,

 Chris

 

 

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5 hours ago, Tanker916 said:

The water pump that people sell for M engines will fit on your tractor. 

that would be too  simple/cheap.....check/confirm #'s for td...? before ordering

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mmi,

Thanks for the tip.

I did work just a little on the 6 tonight cutting off those nasty brace stubs for the grill guard down to the frame,

Also stopped at a friends shop and I may take the grill guard to them to straighten, in their 50 ton press.

This may help me get this machine back together.

Currently our big IH show is keeping me busy.

Regards,

 Chris

 

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Louie,

After seeing your very nice TD6 I have a long way to go. Thank you for checking in on me! Do you have a post that I could find that documents your work? I must admit that these forums can inspire me to do some things on projects like these.

Mine is kind of a fix it, if it needs it, project. If this tractor died on me I am not sure I would do the work or spend the money to bring it back? I am really hoping that getting this hydraulic pump working solves that issue and allows me to move it around and do a job with it once and a while. I have the grill guard ready to go for straightening. May load and take it tomorrow.

Regards,

 Chris

 

 

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Folks,

Just thought of another detail question. I have the aluminum "International" badge from the grill straightened the best I can. My question is what color should it be painted? Mine has some small portion of black paint in the back ground. But it has some red on the letters. I was wondering if the letters are supposed to be aluminum (plain no paint). Maybe the red I see was when they added the loader frame work and painted it? They might have gotten over spray on the letters? I was going to just paint the background black and leave the letters plain. I really dont think that My uncle ever painted it? But I guess that could have happened too? I believe I read that these are a little hard to find. So I was going to try to use/refurbish the original.

Regards,

 Chris

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exSW,

Heard/ Seen the train roll by one day at the show!

It was a good show. i have a bunch of pictures.

Rawleigh,

Thanks! The TD6 is not going to make it to this show. Was considering painting the grill and taking it with a note that it couldn't make it. The weather has not been good for painting. Humidity has been 80 to 100%.

We are hoping for a break in the weather to allow folks come and visit us at the IH show. We had 50 tractors there last night. Show starts Friday and runs thru Sunday.

I did get to drive the TD18 at the Pioneer show grounds. It is sooooo much bigger than the little 6 I have. I didn't get a picture. Lots of leg room and seat room. Nice to have the two speed hi/low.

Dual stacks and good running engine, that was rebuilt a few years back. The 18 moved along good and steering was responsive. I want to take it in the parade!

Regards,

 Chris

 

 

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1 hour ago, sugarmaker said:

Dual stacks and good running engine

We all know Dualz Rualz

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Kivin,

 Now its making much more sense!:) (about the duals) Awesome machines at that size. Felt like a giant powerful lumbering mass of iron balanced on its tip toes! I did not dare let the blade down and push any dirt. That still might happen before the weekend is over!

Big old gray CAT 60 (I think) arrived from Titusville as I was checking on the stuff tonight. I will get some pictures of IH equipment and other tractors at the show.

Still plenty of time to get there, 1/4 mile west of I-79 and Rt 198 Sagertown PA.

Regards,

 Chris

 

 

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Folks,

I will start another thread with pictures of the TD18 in action. Several stories with pictures!

While looking at my TD6 today I see that the top radiator casting has the lower left corner broken/ gone. I assume this is not good? Will try to get some pictures.

Met several Red Power fans at the show this past weekend. Including PA Shovel. And invited some folks to come and join us on here too.

Regards,

Chris

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Folks,

 Shop called today and had the grill guard pushed back out. Picked that up and did some grinding smoothing, hammering and straightening on it this afternoon. Very warm temps and high humidity here. Still have a bunch of work to do on it to get it back looking decent again. Will take some pictures along the way, and try to get them posted. At this point I dont think I am going to pull the radiator. Trying to decide if some of this should be painted?

Regards,

 Chris

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