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Home-Built International Harvester WD40 Tractor
International Harvester made WD40, W40 and W30 tractor models, but they didn't make a WD30 like the one I made. I removed the engine from a Farmall MD and installed it in a 1938 W30 model. The engine fit almost perfectly. I had to extend the engine mounts and move the exhaust pipe from the left to the right side, and also move the air breather back. I used the tractor to operate a threshing machine and sawmill at the LA Vintage Machinery Show in Lacombe, Alberta. I also tried it out at a local demonstration tractor pull.
  I also made a WD4 that's unlike anything IH made. I removed the engine from a Farmall 340 and installed it in a 1946 W4 model. I had to move the exhaust pipe from the left to the right side of the tractor by cutting a new hole in the hood. The engine fit well. (Bill Fawcett, 10938 62 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, Alb., Canada T6H 1N2)


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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4