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IH 1206

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02-11-2001 09:53:58

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Am looking at an IH 1206, are these tractors any good any drawbacks other than the usual TA problems, any experiences would be helpful

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Lee K.

02-11-2001 15:54:35

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 Re: IH 1206 in reply to John, 02-11-2001 09:53:58  
1206's are excellent tractors. If you buy one and don't like it, you could give it to me.

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02-11-2001 14:16:42

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 Re: IH 1206 in reply to John, 02-11-2001 09:53:58  
Love to have one myself the only thing that comes to mind is that the engine is a littel touchy to rebuild if you are not use to the 361, have seen guys do them and some won't make 20 hours and puke a rod out the side or sezz up.When i do one i have it re bored and install the ten over sleeves and have it done on a stationary boreing bar not a portable and make sure that it is lined up off of the center line of the crank and also have it linebored not honed.

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02-11-2001 19:46:12

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 Re: Re: IH 1206 in reply to the tractor vet, 02-11-2001 14:16:42  
The way we put in sleeves is to pull them in with the OTC sleeve puller then send the block to the machine shop and have them honed on a power honing machine, that way the bores are roundagain.I learned my lesson on an 856. It ran about 30 minuets and scored a sleeve, when I pulled it down and put a new sleeve in there was a high spot about the size of a dime on the front side of the sleeve about half way down. Since then I run a feeler gauge all the way around the piston looking for spots that the clearance is to tight. An other thing we do is send the rods in and have the bottom ends resized and we always replace the rod bolts.

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Lee K.

02-12-2001 15:14:26

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 Re: Re: Re: IH 1206 in reply to Jim, 02-11-2001 19:46:12  
I heard that 407's were more prone to score sleeves than the 361's were. Seen an 856 run on the dyno, and then out of the blue, slugged off with no load on it. Started right up after acouple of minnutes and slugged off again after about 5 minnutes. All 6 cylinders were scored.

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