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Here’s my quick and dirty story. Picked up an early 1980s International 254 that had been sitting for 5 years in a barn, condition stated as operating when parked.





Got it home, thought the motor was seized so I took off the head.





Turns out it was a bolt in the wrong spot.



Got the engine all buttoned up with a good cleaning and new gaskets. Come to find out the fuel injection pump isn’t functioning properly. There’s a problem with #3 so I had it gone through.





Finally I got it started. However, there are some electrical gremlins to take care of. Mice had taken up home under the dash.



After a bit of patching with what I had on hand, everything functions now.







Flushed radiator, greased, and wiped down, she’s all done. Plan to rework the bucket eventually.







The end. Time to work the lil guy.


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Well done! Looks like the bolt was in one of the starter mount holes? Was it in the wrong place, or the wrong length?
Wrong place. The longer starter bolt goes in the top spot. If it’s in bottom position it will press against the flywheel, effectively locking it in place.


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