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IH model 59P shredder

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:07 pm

I picked up this really nice IH model 59P shredder today. You don't see these too often, especially in this kind of condition and man is it heavy! Only made for a few years in the 1970's it has a 5hp B&S engine. Unfortunately it sat for apparently many years and the inside of the gas tank is in bad shape. The original dealer sticker is still there in beautiful condition. They also made a model 59M that mounted on the front of a Cub Cadet. Imagine that puppy blocking your vision while driving your Cadet. :shock: It's interesting that the phone number doesn't include the area code. :)

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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby tst » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:18 am

take the gas tank, put some small sharp stone inside, wrap it up in an old blanket and tape it together and put it inside your dryer no heat, after an hour most times I find it looks new inside

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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:20 pm

Thanks Tim. Unfortunately the tank has about a 1/4" or more of gooey goop inside. I'm wondering if soaking it with acetone or alcohol might help.
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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby tst » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:43 pm

yup, it will help, laquer thinner also

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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:22 am

Well, as it turns out the tank is shot. First, there are no threads to hold the cap on, they're all stuck inside the cap. Looks like someone twisted them off trying to remove the cap. It was stuck on when I bought it so I didn't notice it right away. The tank is actually over half full of the goop. When I removed the carb the goop didn't want to let go of the pickup tube. Looks like I'm going shopping for a tank (and probably a carb too).

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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:03 am

Yesterday I picked up a virtual twin to my engine to use for parts.

It has a mild discrepancy with the block,

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and no compression.

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But the tank and carb are just fine. :)

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What surprised me is there is no damage to the piston or the head, just a busted connecting rod and the hole in the block. Next up is to install the tank and carb on the shredder and see if it starts.
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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby Scrivet » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 pm

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Somebody ruint a good pair of underwear that day!

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Re: IH model 59P shredder

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 pm

Back together and running for the first time in many years.

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