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where can loadstar parts be obtained.

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i have a 63 loadstar and we have had quite a bit of problems with it this spring. currently using it to haul a 650 gallon water tank to put out fires when we burn irrigation ditches.

Recently got the brakes to working with a new rebuilt booster from NAPA and now the clutch slave cylendar went out and they had that and now we need the master cylendar for the clutch and it can not be found around here. NAPA, Checker or the independent parts house show numbers but NLA also the kit is NLA.

Am about ready to take the rear radials off of it and put on old tires and drive it to Pueblo 120 miles as they are giving $250 for iron and just sell the old thing. Hate to part with my dads truck but i am afraid it is about time.

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Can the master cylinder be rebuilt,maybe stainless sleeved if badly worn.The old truck looks to be in not bad order for its age just needs some TLC would be a shame to scrap it when it was your fathers truck.Do you have a clutch and brake specialist in your area,that may be able to rebuild the mastercylinder matching seals and cup sizes instead of using a kit.

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while talking about this truck where can i obtain a IH decal for the nose of the center hood. lost it a while back going down the road.

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Can you post a picture? I have parts books for the 60s Loadstars and the 70s Loadstars. I have found that our local Napa ALWAYS says the parts are NLA, but with the original IH part number, their website often has a crossreference.

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Hagan the "decal" should be a brass or gold emblem. I might have on on an old parts truck. Eason

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Hagan, did some looking thru my old Napa books. I come up with Napa United 36153 as the clutch master cylinder, that is listed to fit most all of the Loadstars. That has been changed according to the Napa web site to NCF (Napa Clutch & Flywheel) 72500. My Napa says there is one in the Denver warehouse, one in Billings and one in Albuquerque.

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we have a napa dealer here that kept all his old books so when the computer says nla you can go to the book find a number and cross reference it. the clutch cylinder should just have a cup that you can buy hone it and use the old pieces with a new cup. fifteen years ago around here wasn't such a thing as replacing wheel cylinders or master cylinders hone them and new kits good to go. now we just get new parts. dale

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Hagan, did some looking thru my old Napa books. I come up with Napa United 36153 as the clutch master cylinder, that is listed to fit most all of the Loadstars. That has been changed according to the Napa web site to NCF (Napa Clutch & Flywheel) 72500. My Napa says there is one in the Denver warehouse, one in Billings and one in Albuquerque.

Many Thanks i read your post to the NAPA guy and after he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes he said yep they do show one. I sometimes think they just want to say NLA so a guy does not have to mess with some of us

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Hagan, did some looking thru my old Napa books. I come up with Napa United 36153 as the clutch master cylinder, that is listed to fit most all of the Loadstars. That has been changed according to the Napa web site to NCF (Napa Clutch & Flywheel) 72500. My Napa says there is one in the Denver warehouse, one in Billings and one in Albuquerque.

Many Thanks i read your post to the NAPA guy and after he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes he said yep they do show one. I sometimes think they just want to say NLA so a guy does not have to mess with some of us

Got the 72500 part in yesterday (wed) morn and it is on truck and working Thanks

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Yup, even NAPA is not immuse to the dreaded "I don't show it on the computer" syndrome that plagues all auto parts stores these days. :(

Best bet is to find the oldest guy in the place and he'll probably grab the books instead of going straight to the computer.

At two of my local NAPA stores, I've got free reign to head behind the counter and dig in the books myself...been doing that since high school so I know em better than most of the employees. :P

Glad you got the parts to keep the old beast on the road.

Another thing you can do in the future if parts ever do become a problem...

Do some junkyard scrounging for other brands with hydraulic clutch setups. You can probably find a master cylinder that'll bolt up to the firewall & pedal assembly since most of those bolt patterns are fairly common.

Slave cylinders can usually be rebuilt with new seals and some cleaning if they're not pitted to badly.

A friend of ours has an older GMC truck (I forget the exact year, somewhere in the late-50s)) that now has a hydraulic clutch setup from a Datsun/Nissan pickup robbed from my Nissan stash.

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