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31  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: New to me OC-6 on: January 01, 2010, 09:18:32 PM
Quote from: "Les Darsow"
This is the crawler I purchased. It is a 1960 Oliver OC-6. It has a 3-point hitch and live PTO and live rear hydraulic remotes. 1960 was the last year this crawler was made. There were only eight OC-6's made after this one, (verified by Floyd County Museum). It was purchased new by the Minnesota Department of Forestry, (pre DNR). It was used in the forestry nursery to keep the area around the trees cleared. When it was sold by the state in the early 80's, the DNR employee that had sometimes operated it, purchased it for his personnel use. Over the next 25 years, he used it a couple times each winter, when the snow got deep, to haul hay to his sheep. He died this year and his widow put it up for sale on Craigslist. It is in very nice condition. It is a 60" gauge, with 8" tracks. I am going to use my 5' brush cutter behind it. It should be a perfect setup.
 
Les
Congratulations on your 'new to you' OC-6.  Looks like it's been nicely cared for.  Nice to know the history of the machine too.  Good luck with it!
32  Other / Other Misc. / Happy New Year to all on: January 01, 2010, 09:13:50 PM
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On Thanksgiving, I set a goal to accomplish before Christmas -- to finish the work on the engine for my AG-6,  which was sitting untouched in my basement for 5 years.  Having finished final re-assembly and tested for oil pressure, compression & spark, it is all set to test run after Christmas.  

Getting back to work on this project after so long has been very rewarding.  Getting it running this weekend will be priceless!

My Christmas wish for all is success with every Cletrac project you are working on, now and in the new year.

UPDATE: Progress is made mostly in small steps, sometimes with a leap & bound! The test run after Christmas did not go well - it sputtered and kicked and didn't sound right at all -- it did not give any indication it wanted to run.

It just had to wait another week. I re-checked everything today -- I used a bent wire to be sure that piston #1 was at TDC as per the timing marks -- it was. Someone mentioned having similar problems with a new condenser that didn't work properly, so I decided to try a "known good" and pulled the distributor off the old engine. Then it fired right up nicely.  Oh, what a SWEET sound !!

So I am off to a good start to 2010 - and look forward to finally getting my AG-6 back together this year.  

I live an hour from the farm where my AG-6 sits - so the engine and hoist will have to be transported in my pickup bed when the weather cooperates.

The next big challenge will be with the cold weather and battling the gravel/dirt floor in the equipment shed - the engine hoist casters don't like rolling on that stuff!  Re-assembling the hoist, unloading the engine, and moving it into position, hoisting and aligning the engine with the chassis is expected to take the better part of a day.  If I wait until Spring, mud will be an even bigger enemy.

Here's wishing you all a great 2010 - may all your Cletrac projects go smoothly!!
33  Other / Other Misc. / Re: Christmas wishes on: December 24, 2009, 03:13:24 PM
Quote from: "ianoz"
Hi to all ,Just wishing everyone a Merry Christmas  and a Happy New year .ian.

On Thanksgiving, I set a goal to accomplish before Christmas -- to finish the work on the engine for my AG-6,  which was sitting untouched in my basement for 5 years.  Having finished final re-assembly and tested for oil pressure, compression & spark, it is all set to test run after Christmas.  

Getting back to work on this project after so long has been very rewarding.  Getting it running this weekend will be priceless!

My Christmas wish for all is success with every Cletrac project you are working on, now and in the new year.
34  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Facebook pictures on: December 16, 2009, 12:00:21 PM
Quote from: "Blake"
The Facebook page should be set so anyone can view the pictures. I'm learning it as I go, so if you can't see the pictures, let me know.

Blake
I got out there and viewed the photos - no need to establish a Facebook account or log in.
35  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: NEW! Hood side panels for all streamlined tractors on: December 12, 2009, 12:08:28 PM
Quote from: "Bob"
Well I think he can set up the dies for either the louver toward the inside or outside. Most will be toward the outside, inside will most likely be special order. The inside louvers were only on the early streamlined tractors. I think he is going to make lowers too. The prices are not set in stone. The $500 will be for the D models. $400 area for the Es and As. It will be a little while before they are done, he still needs some measurements before he can order the material.

Bob
Would that cost be for the full set of upper and lower covers?  What about the hardware (latches)?  I'd guess that nearly 100% of potential buyers would want to fasten them to their tractor, and the original hardware is likely missing along with the sheetmetal.
I can dig up the measurements for the Model A.  I'll have a better idea if I will order a set in the Spring.
36  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Help Identifying a cletrac on: December 07, 2009, 12:36:56 PM
Quote from: "Denis in MI"
The radiator has cletrac across the top and the engine has a belt driven governor.
Are there operators manuals available that show lubrication points for the under carrige.

Thanks,
Denis
Hi Denis,
I also have an AG-6 with dozer blade and a replacement engine - mine is a Willys Super Hurricane (an automotive version of the Continental F-226 engine) with a belt driven governor.  The Governor (I think its a Pierce) has military green paint.  I am slowly making progress on the restoration.  I can scan my manual pages that cover the lube points for the chassis, and send them to you if you want.   I have both the parts and the operators manuals.
37  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: FYI--Two NY City area Craigslist Cletracs on: December 01, 2009, 08:49:13 PM
Quote from: "clueless"
(1) "Cletrac Dozer, $1200, DG-H, 6cyl L-hd, 10' Heil blade, not running, for parts or restoration, extra engine included, Hopewell Jnctn, NY sale-734531212@craigslist.org."
I have no connection with these, know nothing about them; just hate to see anything usable go to scrap.
Thanks for posting.  They are about an hour or so from me.
38  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Need pre cleaner(3pc) for AG6H orchard model on: November 30, 2009, 03:07:52 PM
Quote from: "AG-6Hguy"
I'm looking for a complete precleaner unit. Mine is thrashed.  A rusty or slightly dinged one would be OK.
Also looking for the ever elusive louvred engine side panels and pictures of anyone elses AG6H Orchard crawler.
Roland,
Have you checked with Zimmerman's for the pre-cleaner unit?  He usually has what you need.  Also check with him on the louvered engine side panels - I think I remember them planning to fabricate some reproductions a while back.
39  Other / Other Misc. / Re: Well, I'm a traitor on: November 30, 2009, 02:59:40 PM
Quote from: "440roadrunner"
Drug this thing home Saturday.  Now I have buyer's remorse.    I'm  not sure, after looking it over,  that it doesn't need a lot more work than I first thought.     For starters,  that bucket is a HUGE  PITA.   First thing I did yesterday, is build  a double "forked"  tube prop  to capture the bucket/ frame tubing and make a prop to hold the hoist up safely.  Trying to do ANYTHING  on the engine through all that framework is   very  frustrating

It's a little 100,  by the way,  an outgrowth  of the A/ Super A I guess


You're not a traitor unless you sold the Oliver / Cletrac to buy it!  We are allowed to have "other" brands, you know!

By the way, that Wagner Loader is a royal PITA.  I know - I have one wrapped around my Ford 8N, and can't reach a blessed thing under the hood - or even remove the hood to access anything.  Been that way for 20 years and I've managed to deal with it.

Looks like yours still is using the tubular frame as a reservoir for the hydraulic fluid. Usually they crack, and someone welds in a Northern tank, which adds to the problem of accessing anything.  Trust me!
40  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / Re: Cletrac MG-1 on eBay on: November 30, 2009, 02:50:58 PM
Quote from: "Ol Paint"
The Cletrac that's on eBay is also listed at EnginAds.  I guess this is one of the ones that is shown in the gallery elsewhere on this site.  If I'd have waited a few years, I could've bought that one for about what I've got in sunk costs on my '42 (and mine is still half torn apart).  Cheesy



Douglas
Douglas,
That is always true about buying vs restoring (my '46 AG-6 is still apart & progressing s-l-o-w-l-y) - but I justify it this way - I LEARNED so much more by doing it myself, and education is priceless!  If it hadn't taken me so long, I wouldn't have bought the '45 AG-6, which needed a track repair and some electrical work, but is now running and working for me.
41  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: rare cletrac emblem on: November 10, 2009, 09:18:50 PM
Quote from: "John D"
Quote from: "Bill Kycia"
Bob,I was not at Vermont show, how was it? I will post apicture of the radiator emblem this weekend.SER # of this tractor is 2h238 Iam pretty sure it is a 1937IAM just wondering how rare this emblem is.Thanks for the paint code # Hopefully someone in the group will come up with a moder # for cletrac orange. Bill in CT.
Bill, the paint code number I used for Cletrac Orange about 4 years ago was Dupont Dulux 017H. I am very happy with the results.

I recently searched for Cletrac Orange and found the following PPG Paint Color Codes on:
http://http://www.worldpath.net/~thompson/misc/PPG%20Tractor%20Colors.htm

Cletrac Orange----------------60045
Cletrac Orange----------------60376
Oliver Cletrac Orange--------60583
Oliver Orange-----------------60433
Oliver Yellow------------------81892

It was not clear to me why they listed so many different paint codes.

Update on paint code: the can from the PPG dealer has a label that says AGRICULTURAL MAE60583 A.   I seem to recall that the paint I'd bought earlier and gave to the guy who painted the tractor was OMNI MAE, so I am guessing that the MAE prefix references the previous supplier.  It took a lot of paint to cover.
42  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: cletrac orange on: October 09, 2009, 09:26:49 AM
Quote from: "Bill Kycia"
Ready to start painting my 1937 E-38,need some modern paint codes for cletrac orange.Also have a question about the odd cletrac emblem on the top radiator tank. All the streamline crawlers I have seen .have the word cletrac cast into the radiator But my crawler has smooth top tank with the word cletrac made of brass and rivited to tank. Must be rare? Thanks Bill in CT.

Bill, the paint code number I used for Cletrac Orange about 4 years ago was Dupont Dulux 017H. I am very happy with the results.

I recently searched for Cletrac Orange and found the following PPG Paint Color Codes on:
http://www.worldpath.net/~thompson/misc ... Colors.htm

Cletrac Orange----------------60045
Cletrac Orange----------------60376
Oliver Cletrac Orange--------60583
Oliver Orange-----------------60433
Oliver Yellow------------------81892

It was not clear to me why they listed so many different paint codes.
43  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: rare cletrac emblem on: October 09, 2009, 09:24:12 AM
Quote from: "Bill Kycia"
Bob,I was not at Vermont show, how was it? I will post apicture of the radiator emblem this weekend.SER # of this tractor is 2h238 Iam pretty sure it is a 1937IAM just wondering how rare this emblem is.Thanks for the paint code # Hopefully someone in the group will come up with a moder # for cletrac orange. Bill in CT.
Bill, the paint code number I used for Cletrac Orange about 4 years ago was Dupont Dulux 017H. I am very happy with the results.

I recently searched for Cletrac Orange and found the following PPG Paint Color Codes on:
http://http://www.worldpath.net/~thompson/misc/PPG%20Tractor%20Colors.htm

Cletrac Orange----------------60045
Cletrac Orange----------------60376
Oliver Cletrac Orange--------60583
Oliver Orange-----------------60433
Oliver Yellow------------------81892

It was not clear to me why they listed so many different paint codes.
44  History / Cletrac History / Re: Admiral Byrd's Cletrac on: September 20, 2009, 09:08:15 AM
Quote from: "Bob"
These two are not the same. The one with no tracks is a model 80. there could be a chance it could have been with him, I just don't know any history of the expedition.
Loooking at the rear wheels on the Model 80 with no tracks - why does it apear to have gear teeth instead of a sprocket?
45  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: 1918 Cleveland Crawler Model H - Value? on: September 09, 2009, 08:24:11 PM
Quote from: "crdonn"
We are preparing to sell my father's 1918 Cleveland Crawler at an estate auction in Kansas at the end of the month.  Any ideas on the value of this crawler?  I would like to set an appropriate reserve.  It was rebuilt about 10 years ago, and should run, but needs a new fuel tank and paint to be fully restored.  Here's a link to the auction site that shows a picture:

http://www.tntjonesauction.com/flyer/092609.htm

Thanks.
I don't know what it is worth, but there's one a 1919 Model H on greedbay now that is nearing the end of it's term there - no bids yet and the starting bid was set at $2500.  There are others here who have recently purchased Model H's and could weigh in on the value.
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