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About odSteve

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    Outdoors, hiking, vintage farm equipment, old 4wd trucks

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  1. No smog connections needed at all. A Ford or Chevy air cleaner housing assembly from a medium duty truck would probably work ok if it would fit on a Holley carb. Thanks.
  2. How do I do that? Does anyone here know of an internet link? Unfortunately there is no actual junk yard, either car or truck, within 60 miles of where I live. Anyone's help in securing an OEM air cleaner assembly would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.
  3. I don't know that there is ... I sold a truck and between the time I sold it and the buyer came to pick it up, someone stole the air cleaner. I don't know who as a lot of people came to look at the truck as it sat in my unfenced front yard.... but now I owe him an air cleaner. . . .
  4. Hi, Does anyone have a used Loadstar air cleaner they are willing to sell cheap? Used but good condition paper element type for a Holley 2300 carb for a 304, 345 or 392 engine. Thanks. Steve
  5. Thank you. I just was not sure all IH parts manuals used the same convention.
  6. Hi, I don't mean to hi-jack the discussion, but can an engine be modified to run on both propane and gasoline with the ability to switch back and forth between the two fuels? Perhaps stack the propane mixer on top of the carb somehow? With the price of regular gasoline now over $4.25 a gallon in this city in California, the price of propane is still less than $2.50 a gallon. Thanks.
  7. Hi, I need to special order a couple front axle suspension frame parts for an early 1980's S-Series truck. But my MT-145 parts book lists one part number for the left side and another part number for the part on the right frame side rail. My question is, is the left as you stand facing the front of the truck or as the truck faces as if you were sitting in the drivers seat? I need to know for sure as I can't return this special order if it's wrong. Thanks.
  8. . Yes, that's the side spring hanger and not the under-the-frame- hanger I'm looking for ... but is that for a 3 inch wide spring? The springs in my 1700 Loadstar are 3 inches wide, and the spring perches on the 4x4 axle I planned to install are for 3 inch wide springs. Perhaps that is where I'm confused on which spring hangers I should be looking for. Perhaps I should be looking for spring hangers for an 1980's S-Series IH? Does anyone know - are the 4x4 spring hangers for a 1980's S-Series IH truck for springs 3 inches wide and do they mount on the side of the frame? Thank you, Sir, for your help.
  9. Hi, In converting my '69 Loadstar 1700 to 4wd, it uses a different spring hanger than the conventional 2wd front axle spring hangers. The difference is the spring attaches to the side of the frame with a 4wd, not under the frame. Does anyone here have a Loadstar 4wd they could take a couple pictures of the front axle spring hangers for me, please? Or perhaps a parts manual page they can post? According to Navistar the front and rear spring hangers of the front 4wd suspension are the same - but I don't think that is correct because the front hangers also have a tab for attaching the front bumper. Could someone please help clarify for me the hangers I'm looking for? Thank you. Steve
  10. According to Wikipedia Loadstars were manufactured from 1962 to 1979 before being replaced by the S Series of medium duty trucks. I know they were manufactured in 1973 per my parts manual.
  11. I just saw your post ... I'll see what I can come up with this weekend. Contrary to what Dana's parts availability web site says, most parts are still available through them. And I've found the same parts are also available from Navistar. However the price is about two thirds higher. What a Dana/Spicer dealer charges $100 for a Navistar truck parts dealership will charge $300 for.
  12. They make one-piece wheels for spoke hubs. I don't recall who - just have to search a little bit on google. I considered going that way with my truck, but then decided against it. Good luck.
  13. Hi, Sorry I cannot help you with your hydrovac part number. But I found a place in Southern Calif that had both my Loadstar master cylinder and hydrovac in stock. Their name is Valley Friction Materials, phone number is (818) 765-5174. However, would you mind helping me? I have a similar 2 wheel drive Loadstar I will be converting to 4 wheel drive with a similar Napco front axle I got from a wrecking yard. Could you please post pictures of your front suspension, especially how your front springs are attached to the frame and your front steering. It would be appreciated. I've never seen a factory 4wd Loadstar in real life - that's one of the reasons I'm converting mine to 4wd. Mine is also an ex-firetruck. Once you get all the bugs worked out of it, I think you'll be very happy with your truck. Good luck with it.
  14. They specialized in IH trucks of all sizes and years. I remember threads where they listed about a half dozen other IH forums, and twenty or so places that sell vintage and obsolete IH parts, new and used, along with another thread listing more than a dozen active light line dealers. They even had an entire section devoted to IH junk yards. I found many reasonably priced items through recommendations at that forum. For example, when I was restoring my '62 Travelette I needed new headlight buckets. I found NOS headlight buckets including headlights etc for the same price the local auto parts store wanted for just the headlights alone. I just hope they had an off-site backup for their forum. . .
  15. Anyone have any news update or insight on the fate of the OLDIHC forum? It's been down a couple days now. Don't know if it's just been hacked again or if its gone out of business. So much information was lost the last time it went down. They had to start from scratch and I don't think it ever got up to being where it was originally. And now it's down again . . .
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