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About odSteve

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

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  1. I get so many conflicting answers and every manufacturer says their product is the best and their procedure is the only way to do it properly, I don't know what to believe . . . doesn't anyone on this forum know anyone who has had any experience with trailer roof repairs??
  2. A lot of times what is recommended on OldIHC is to have your original fuel pump rebuilt by these people: http://www.then-now-auto.com/ Although they sell rebuild kits, its usually best if they rebuild it. They use newer types of materials compatible with today's gasoline additives and claim they have never had one come back. I used them for my IHC fuel pump when I rebuilt my engine because I wanted to keep the filter / sediment bowl. Their turn-around time was about three weeks, but it was worth the wait for me.
  3. Hi, I have a large, old semi-truck box trailer that has begun to leak at the metal seams in the roof. Of all the different materials (tars, rubber materials, truck bed liner materials etc) available. what is recommended to coat the roof with that will seal and hold up to the hot sun, high winds, rain, snow and freezing hard hail the best? Hopefully something easy to apply that will last my lifetime. I'm too old to ever have to do this again. Thank you for your recommendations. Steve
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. . . .
  7. 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
  8. Thank you. I just was not sure all IH parts manuals used the same convention.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. . 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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