International TD24 Restoration Continues

The restoration of our International TD24 is coming along nicely. Having said that we have just found unexpected wear to the left final drive assembly – it has now been fixed. The front idler yoke on this side is getting the same treatment as the other side by cutting the slides and clamps off and welding new ones on. We expect to have track frame and tracks back on by the end of next week. Our work will then concentrate on minor repairs and cosmetics ready for blast cleaning and paint. All-in-all, it has been a challenging yet rewarding project. Hopefully the hard labour and financial cost will have been worth it.

This image shows just how difficult it was to remove the cap on the track frame pivot – we had to weld on nuts for larger extractor cap screws.

Bob Parkinson has undertaken a major repair to the top of the track frame.  A previous repairer decided to hack a couple of inches out of the strengthening brace and the track frame had taken on a twist which was one the reasons we couldn’t take out the front idler fork in one piece.

The last of the sheared off studs have been drilled and tapped out to take new over-size ones.

That’s all for now, but we will keep posting updates as the work progresses.

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