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Old 04-24-2012, 04:20 AM
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Hi all just wondering what you think a Mccormick Deering WD40 would be worth it is on steel wheels but comes with a set of rims (no tires), been in the back of a shed for years. Last time it was started it needed to be towed on diesel it looks neat was used to clear scrub so it has a deep reduction gear box top speed about 4 m/hr? the other gearbox is in the shed.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

Oh boy, pretty hard to put a price on something like that. It would be a pretty desirable unit! I'd leave it on steel for plowing.
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

The WD40 starts on gas then switches over to diesel. You may have to get the gas part working.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:48 PM
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I have to make him an offer not sure what to offer
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

That's a hard one because they don't come up for sale too often. I would love to have one to go with the TD40 (if I can ever get a place to store it...) and make a nice matched set. Does it have the retrofit 45 degree head or one of the earlier ones?

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I forgot to mention: Eric Best has quite a bit of knowledge of the WD40, if he's around he might be able to tell you. I would recommend sending him a PM to ask what he thinks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

A few years ago WD40's were HOT........often bringing near $10,000 even not running.......
I haven't seen or heard of any recent sales but the fact it's still on steel is a plus in my opinion.
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I had WD-40 #526 many years ago. Traded it for an Advance Steam engine. Nice tractor if it still has the original 90 degree head. However injector pump parts are real hard to find for these. Without knowing the condition I'd guess $8,000-$10,000. Fairly rare tractor.
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

thanks for that, not sure what head i will look tomorrow and see what do i need to look for i will try and take some pictures of it and show you as well
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Paul.....you can ALWAYS offer MORE.......

It's pretty hard to come down on an offer.......
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The earliest were vertical injectors. I think I have a pic to post here:


Then came a 10 degree offset injector and finally a field service replacement 45 degree head and line set. The 45 degree set is supposedly VERY similar to the TD-14 early heads, but I don't think they will just bolt up. The vertical injector heads were known for cracking, which may be why the one in my picture was taken out and left sitting on the barn floor.

You can also see part of the changeover mechanism there on the side of the head with the arms and springs, sitting just above the pump. It basically snapped a butterfly shut in the carb intake to block airflow coming from the rudimentary air mixer, closed the starting valves, and simultaneously enabled the diesel pump to switch the motor to run on diesel while grounding out the mag. This is probably why they had to pull start it in diesel mode: they have a habit of getting sticky from sitting too long, and then the carbs would gum up and points would corrode. If you can get the carb off and cleaned, verify the parts do what they are supposed to, and you have spark, it should start easily on gas if it has proper ignition timing.

Hope that helps.
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I took a couple of photos of it also found a couple of numbers on it 3604-DB was under it and 5054-D was on the head couldn't find any other numbers but the tractor was very dirty, no sure where else to look.
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

Not enough in the first photo for me to tell you for sure, but it looks like a vertical or 10 degree head by the lines. Looks in overall good shape on the outside.
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WD 40 tractors are not rare in Australia, some of the very first model came here in 1935 and were vertical injection models painted dark grey, you can usually find the production date cast on the main frame under the clutch/transmission area,
Month/date/year as the yanks do it.the early trans was a three speed and the later was four speed, many came here as steel wheel versions and had local cast rear wheels fitted with 13.50 x 32 tyres and cut down fronts with truck tyres fitted. Generally speaking a non runner would bring around 4000 to 5000 if complete, good runnerswould fetch 8000 to 10000 if very tidy and complete in Australia
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

Thanks that is interesting I will look next time for the date do you know where the serial number is situated
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

If it is the same as the 15-30, it would have been riveted to the sheet metal tank support that is vertical behind the engine.
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My tractor has the serial number stamped on the Id plate the same as the 15/30 and most other Inters/McCormicks of the same series. The plate is on the right hand side of the fuel tank mounting bracket facing back towards the seat.As previously mentioned by Brasherman
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering WD40

Norm
Out of interest sake what is the serial number of your WD40? I have recently picked one up in NSW and scoping out the old threads it needs an injector pump which could be hard to find see how we go.
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D40Inter, My serial number is WDC 1053 and engine number is WDC 1191 the date cast under the trans housing is 10-10-35 and it was painted dark gray, and has a three speed transmission and the Mccormick name cast in the front of the radiator, and has vertical injectors, in all I believe it is an early model one. Norm
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Thanks for that Norm mine is 16?? It is vertical head I think it is early 36 model. I sent you a PM
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