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« on: June 22, 2010, 10:13:04 PM »

I went and bought an International TD14A the other day. Its a decent tractor and is in real good shape. The steering clutch was stuck, but I ran it for a couple hours today and got it freed up. Its one of the late models, but still starts on gas and switches to diesel, but still has the old style grill. It is missing the air cleaner. There is no place for it by your feet, anybody have any ideas? How about where to find the serial number?

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 07:28:23 AM »

Hi Bob A change is as good as a holiday they say .Well come on ,wheres the photos Huh I would check out the redpower forum for answers and parts .The serial number is supposed to be on the cowling. WE have a TD9 now, But the serial number plate is missing . I have posted on redpower asking if the is anywhere else to find the serial number . If i get ananswer ,i will get back to you .Ian.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 08:58:48 AM »

Hi again bob, The answer i got back on the TD9 was There is a number stamped above the injector pumpThat will give them a close idea on date it was made . Also the main components have a casting number on them ,that can be dated .  Post some numbers  and i will pass them on and get back to you .Ian .
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 04:35:03 PM »

Hi Bob , Got an answer back .Number is behind the oil filters  just above the pushrod access plate .. Get back to me with a number  and maybe a couple of cast numbers from the rear housing or where ever  and i will pass it back on ,  Ian .
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 10:00:23 PM »

OK will do. I also have a TD9 thats like new and I know the serial number is on the cowling on that, but couldn't find in on the 14. I'm so proud of the 14 that I haven't even took pics of it yet! LOL. I kinda like it tho, it seems to have decent power and balances OK. It needs a valve job as one of the exhaust valves leaks pretty bad.

I agree about having differnt stuff now and then. I like the IHs, Allis and Cletracs because I'm always seeing Cats at shows. The IHs are unique because of the gas to diesel. I have 2 good ones, I'm happy with that. I stick with Cletracs because they are easy to work on and I'm familiar with them.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 12:12:59 PM »

Hey Bob ! The IH wheel tractors have date codes in the form of a letter on the larger castings. Not sure if this holds true on the crawlers. T=1950, W=1951... Z=1954, A=1955, and so forth till H which =1962.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 09:14:08 PM »

Well I got the serial number tonight. TD142M4501. It is a 142, so it must be a later one. No pictures yet, I just found my camera tonight. I'm pretty impressed with the power of this tractor. I kinda like it too much!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 11:09:06 PM »

How many cylinders is that Bob? How is the size compared to the TD-18?

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 08:24:27 AM »

Its more the size of a 9U D6. Several tons smaller than the TD18. It has a 4 cylinder engine, actually the TD18 engine less 2 cylinders from what I understand. I want an OC15 now to compare those two. I think the Oliver would be easier to run with the air steer. I like the air steer and direct start, on the OC15 and some other things, like the Oliver part!...The clutch steer has its advantages, but I'm kinda partial to the brake steer.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 10:06:23 PM »

I liked the TD14 until I had to work on it today. Someone cobbled the pin in the bottom of the brake band assey. and it came out last night. Kinda a miserable thing to get under to fix. Glad I didn't have to pull the top off. On a good note I did get quite a bit fixed on the beast today and a little more tomorrow should have it in good shape again.

That Red Power website has been nothing but a PITA to get registered on so far. Registered last night, no email confirmation, (not even at lunch today) finally tonight got it, now the administrator has to check over it before I can post. Glad I didn't really need any help. Understand thats how to keep spammers out, but...
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010, 06:45:50 AM »

You got registered in just one day,your doing well !!! Took me over a month of registering and reregistering before i finnaly got on . If you have seen my posts for your year built on the td14 ,one guy says to get the engine number ,next guy says it can't be dated by engine number , hopefully the first guy will post back . My son is putting back together a TD9 jigsaw puzzle . and trying to have it together for a showw in 2 weeks time ..Ian .
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2010, 10:17:53 PM »

WOW what a "joke" just to get registered. I would have given up and lost interest after a couple days. I've got enough other stuff going on to care about "red power".

Ian I did see your posts and after the registration adventure I posted something. Hopefully I wasn't too blunt and didn't upset too many people...

Good luck on the TD9, I have one too that needs the clutches put back in and will be in the same boat.
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