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Iíve just purchased a buffalo Springfield roller . Iím in Ireland and this would be pretty rare over here . In fact Iíve no idea how it got here . Wondering did it get sent to England during the war and end up in Ireland as a result ? The serial or shop no on it is 21840 . Is it possible to identify it from this no ? Iíd love to know the model , year of manufacture and the weight of it . Also the type of engine fitted . It seems to start on gas then possibly switch over to diesel to run ? Any help , information or ideas of where to look would be much appreciated. I will try add a photo , if I can .
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The engine looks like an IH diesel that starts on gas and switches to diesel. The engine should have a tag on it.
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Heins is correct, that is indeed a IHC gas start diesel. And since the head is off, one can assume that it has a issue there? Depending on the size of the roller it's either a 6 or a 9 series of engine.
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Thanks for the info . Iím picking it up tomorrow so I will be able to have a better look at it . Any idea on the age of it ?
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Engine is most likely an International UD6 gas start diesel, same as in the MD and WD6 wheel tractors and the TD6 crawler.

You can determine the year of manufacture of the engine by looking at the casting date code on the block and head. Codes are in the format of MM - DD - Y where:
MM is the month
DD is the day, and
Y is the letter code for the year.

Year codes begin with A = 1931, B = 1932, etc. thru Z = 1954. (For some reason the letter V was skipped, and both U and W were used for 1951)

Example: Date code 5 - 16 - R means the casting was poured on May 16, 1948

If the engine is original to your roller, good chance it was assembled within a few months of the date the block and head were poured.

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Brilliant information there . Thanks . I’m heading off to pick it up now so should know more soon .
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That looks too big for a 6, it looks like a 9 or a 14 to me. That roller looks heavy.
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Measure the bore, easy with the head off...that will tell what engine it is.
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