Yesterday I went and picked up this old girl.
Serial # 05724. That makes it a late 1966.
Came with sleeve hitch, chains, and dozer blade.
It has a few issues, but nothing that can't be dealt with. I had the engine
running today. Sounds good, and no smoke. A bit of butchery was done
to the grill/hinge which in turn made the hood sit back an inch too far, on top
of the aluminum dash.
There is also an issue in the tranny. I haven't looked
in there yet, but I do have 2 spares for parts or entire exchange.
One thing I'm not clear on, is the aluminum dash and aluminum nose cone
time frame. Did all the units built in 66 have alum dash, and only the early ones with both
alum dash and cone?
This one has a plastic nose cone, which is broken. I do have a replacement.
The paint polishes up pretty good, so I'm going to keep it original.