odSteve

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About odSteve

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

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  1. odSteve

    How to register?

    Thank you. But this is the first place I've ever really felt blessed. This was not my planned destination when I left L.A two years ago, but it has worked out better than I could have imagined - in less than two years I have a house with some land, good neighbors, good friends, great church, great job etc... all things I never had in L.A. Now if I can only figure out how to register my truck as non-op. . . .
  2. odSteve

    How to register?

    Good, good advice! I have - twice. The first time must have been beginners luck - stayed a week in hotels, saw shows, ate out etc and won enough money the entire week only cost me $20. The second time I lost all the cash I brought. I've never gambled there again. Yeah, a lot of bad luck in Los Angeles. Wish I had left that place 30 years earlier. Fortunately the rural North-Eastern corner of California is about as un-California as you can get . . . but it's still Comiefornia. But I must admit - God has truly blessed me here since leaving Los Angeles.
  3. odSteve

    How to register?

    Absolutely yes, unless its a vehicle that will never venture onto a public highway. And that includes being towed where the wheels of one axle is touching the public roadway. Only way to tow it is on a trailer where all wheels are off the public streets. There are a few cases I've heard of where someone builds a rat rod but never gets to drive it on the public streets because it won't pass all the inspections (smog test, crash test, safety tests etc) mandated for a vehicle that did not originally have any plates. I think a lot of it is up to the interpretation of the counter person at the DMV. I recall reading an article years ago where someone built a replica of the TV bat-mobile and it was confiscated the first show he took it to. My own story: I bought a Honda Civic from a private party, and had it checked by both the police and highway patrol before purchasing it. They both said it was ok, so I paid the person and took the paperwork to the DMV to have it put in my name. They, the DMV, said the paperwork did not go to the vehicle I was registering, so they took the paperwork from me and would not return it. Additionally they said the vehicle owed $800.00 plus in back registration and late fees and if I wanted to drive the vehicle I would have to pay those fees. They kept all the paperwork so I had no way to prove fraud therefore I had no recourse against the seller. And who knows why both the police and highway patrol did not catch the fact the paperwork did not go with that vehicle. So I paid all the back registration and late fees, got my new plates and tags and that was that ... or so I thought. A year later when I went to renew the registration they told me the vehicle did not exist in their computer system so they would not issue any registration. They wanted my paperwork (title, registration and plates) but I knew from past experience to only enter the DMV office with photocopies (that did not make them happy). After three different trips to the DMV office I finally went to court to get my registration. (Note each trip to the DMV office is a full day's ordeal as the line stretches out the door and half way around the building -- and that's just the line to get a ticket to get in line) At court, the judge ruled, despite me having all the paperwork they issued to me a year ago, the "the DMV must know what they are doing" and would not overturn their decision to deny me my registration renewal. But as I was leaving the courthouse I noticed a small table in the corner of the room with a sign saying the DMV had a new program to offer expedited registration. The printed poster on the table stated what paperwork was needed, which I had with me from my court visit, and a check for $25. I put the paperwork in the envelope provided along with a check for $25 in the box on the table and one week later I had my registration renewal with tags. What the DMV office and court denied me for over two months, their anonymous new pilot program provided in a week. I could also go into another DMV related story six years later when presented with a bill for $600 to smog the car... but that's another story.
  4. odSteve

    How to register?

    Who is Tony and how do I contact him? Unfortunately I live in California but many people did at one time register their vehicles in other states because the registration fees are so high here. But now if they (law enforcement officers) see an out of state plate on a car parked here in California for more than a couple months, they issue a pricey ticket and all back registrations and late fees from date of purchase must be paid before the vehicle is allowed back on the road. Unless, you can prove in court, by over-whelming evidence that the owner lives full time in another state and is just temporarily visiting here. Thank you.
  5. odSteve

    How to register?

    Hi, I just had my new binder project truck towed home a couple weeks ago. Friday I went to register it with full paperwork from Montana, and officially put it in my name. I also wanted to make it non-op. I was told by the local California DMV that I could not do either until I drove it to them for inspection and took it to a weigh station. The vehicle is a long-term project and may not be drive-able for a couple years. And yet I know from past experiences if I wait until it's road-worthy they will hit me up for back registration and late fees from the time it was first brought into this state. How do people in Calif put a newly purchased, large, non-driveable, antique vehicle in their name and make it non-op at the same time? The nearest company with a tow truck big enough to haul this thing is about two hours away. And they charge $250 an hour for their semi-truck tow truck, including travel time to and from their shop. So towing it a few blocks to the DMV after towing it to a weigh station is really not an option. Apparently, according to the local DMV, it makes no difference if I'm attempting to register it as a commercial vehicle or as an antique truck. All I want to do is officially transfer the ownership into my name and put it up as non-op until I get it road-worthy. Thanks.
  6. odSteve

    Advice needed - Which tool or procedure do I use?

    With the width of the base of the jack stands as close as possible to the inner dual tire, there isn't enough room to also put a bottle jack there as it would connect at the axle at the slanted part where the axle's pumpkin housing is necking down to form the axle tube part of the housing. The only way I can use both a jack stand and the bottle jack is to put the bottle jack in the center of the axle housing's pumpkin part. Is it okay to lift the rear of the truck like one would lift the rear of a car with a floor jack in the center of its axle housing or could that potentially bend the truck's axle housing by lifting it in the center? There's a lot of weight on the back half of the truck. It's hard to explain but perhaps I can get a picture next weekend, weather permitting. Thank you Sir for your reply.
  7. Hi, I finally brought my truck home a couple days ago. I doubt I'll be able to work on it any this year as the weather is already icy during the morning and below freezing at night. So the first thing I wanted to do was to put it up on jack stands and cover it with a good tarp. But I soon realized there wasn't enough room for both a bottle jack and jack stands under the rear axle. How does one normally raise and support the back (or front) of a truck like this? What I finally did was to use a Hi-Lift jack with a 4 ft pipe as a handle extension. Could not use it anywhere on the body work as it, (the body), would bend. So I sat it next to the tire with the jack's lift platform just inside the rim and lifted that way. It worked, but I really don't think it was very safe. I worried that the jack's lifting platform end might pop out of the wheel rim, or the Hi-Lift jack itself might bend or collapse as I'm sure I was probably far exceeding the designed lifting capacity of the jack. What's the proper way to lift and support each axle end on a truck like this? I've always been taught you don't lift a heavy truck with a floor jack by its axle pumpkin - is that true? I don't mind spending a hundred or two on some tool, but a couple grand on the hydraulic wheel lifts like they use in a truck tire shop is out of the budget. How should an individual put this truck on jack stands to work on it? Thank you for any advice you can offer.
  8. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    Well, FWIW if anyone is interested, the answer to my question is the following: This is a NAPCO axle manufactured by Dana for IH. It's rated at 9000 lbs and tips the scales, with hubs and brakes attached but no wheels, at 1260 lbs. It's referred to as a S-9000 presumably because it was made for the S series of medium duty IH trucks of the early 80's and is rated at 9000 lbs. (In contrast a heavy duty Dana 70 as used in the IH Loadstars is rated at 6000 lbs.) Although the pumpkin assembly seems to be interchangeable with a RA-30, the axle assembly is actually a FA-64 or FA-78 with a corresponding IH code of either 02064 or 02078. I have not been able to find any difference between the two in the IH parts books, other than possibly the brakes. Most parts are still available either directly from Dana or from IH/Navistar at three times the price of the Dana equivalent parts. I've found the parts breakdown in 3 different IH parts manuals (MT-502, MT-145 and MT-140), and the servicing of the axle assembly is in two different IH shop manuals and at least 4 different DOD military service manuals. BTW I now have the military service manuals for this axle assembly and for my Rockwell transfer case and I've found the military service manuals to be far, far superior to the IH shop service manuals. If something is not clear in your IH shop repair manual you may want to try and find a military service manual that covers the same assembly. They may cover the same things but are much more detailed in their procedures, pictures, torque specs, etc. and seem to be geared toward the person with little experience. What I find interesting is that both the IH parts books and Dana tech support refer to this as a NAPCO axle. NAPCO was one of the original leaders in converting trucks to 4wd until the mid 50's when the big three manufacturers began offering their own factory 4wd systems. According to NAPCO's web site, they still offer parts support for military trucks and tanks, including the less common vehicles of WWII such as the M2/M3 Half-Tracks etc. http://www.napcointl.com/about.php I have yet to contact them to find out if they offer parts support for this axle too. I could go into a lot more details on this axle assembly, but there's no point unless you're rebuilding one. Thank you everyone for your replies and comments, they are appreciated. BTW I would like to replace both IH / Warn locking hubs with new ones. Anybody have any idea who might carry either parts or complete locking hubs for this axle? I found one on eBay from an industrial surplus dealer, but have come up with nothing from all other sources I know. Thank you.
  9. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    Does anybody know of any IH / Dana part number interchange list? Is there any book, manual, part number manual supplement or any published page that shows the interchange or equivalent Dana and IH part numbers? Either Dana to IH or IH to Dana part numbers for medium duty axles. I've been told possibly old Napa stores as they used to sell Dana/Spicer parts years ago ... but that lead has turned into a dead-end for me. Your suggestions are appreciated. Below are the axle parts Dana has in stock for my axle, but I have no idea what they are. Without either a cross to the IH part numbers, or a parts-book-type diagram with the Dana part numbers referenced, which Dana does not have, I'm lost. Any insight and help in identifying these parts would be appreciated. I'm not having much luck using the internet to id them. Thank you. Dana #: H52848 ***seal Dana #: H52847 ***seal Dana #: H52846 ***retainer Dana #: H52844 ***retainer Dana #: H52843 ***spring Dana #: H52795 ***washer Dana #: H9409949 ***plug Dana #: H37581 ***nut Dana #: H14000 ***stud Dana #: H10153 ***gasket Dana #: H181-44 ***bearing Dana #: H181-43 ***bearing Dana #: H125-40 ***seal Dana #: H105-23 ***stud Dana #: H105-22 ***stud Dana #: H22-46C ***shim Dana #: H22-46B ***shim Dana #: H506835 ***bearing cup Dana #: H506834 ***bearing Dana #: H506672 ***lock Dana #: H505744 ***screw Dana #: H505658 ***seal Dana #: H503946 ***nut Dana #: H503030 ***nut Dana #: H501041 ***plug Dana #: H103883 ***plug Dana #: H103388 ***pin Dana #: H53977 ***shaft-axle Dana #: H53973 ***retainer Dana #: H53846 ***cap Dana #: H503034 ***nut Dana #: H49508 ***hub Dana #: H181-41 ***bearing cup Dana #: H53513 ***tag Dana #: 097HN100 ***washer Dana #: 097SD101-X ***flange assy
  10. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    Unfortunately the axle was already removed from the truck a couple years ago. I just wanted this axle because it in all ways matched my rear axle, and looks period correct. I don't know S-series models, but I'll look. Sometimes wikipedia can help with these types of questions - such as what are IH S-series trucks. Then its just finding the right parts books and service manuals. A line setting ticket would soo help with the axle, brake and hub assemblies. But unfortunately I would not know how to find a LST working backwards starting with the axle. If anyone has any S-series parts books, I would appreciate if they could take a look and see if they can find my axle assembly. I'll check with the wrecking yard but it would surprise me if they had the vehicle registration number that corresponded to this axle. Thank you, everyone for your help.
  11. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    Yes, Loadstar production was over by then. But that doesn't mean I can't install it under my Loadstar. But my question still stands, does anybody know what parts book and service manual I can find this axle in? I've only owned three IH trucks in my life, two Loadstars and a '62 Travelette, so I'm not familiar with any other IH truck. Just looking for manuals before I take on the project of rebuilding and installing this axle. Thank you - every comment helps. At least now I know I'm looking for manuals for 1700 to 2500 S-series trucks.
  12. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    No, not selling it, I just bought it from a recycling yard. I'm trying to rebuild it before I install it in my '69 Loadstar 1700. But I can't find the proper IH or Dana parts manual or any service manual, either IHC or Dana, that covers this axle. Please help, anyone.
  13. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    The ratio does match the rear axle ratio, and the hub uses the same size dayton-type wheels as the rear axle - that's part of the reason why I chose that axle. Thanks.
  14. odSteve

    Please Help ID This Dana Axle with its IH LST code

    What additional or more information did you find? Thank you.
  15. Hi, I recently acquired this Dana axle built for IH. I intend to install it in my '69 Loadstar 1700 after I go through it. But could someone please ID the axle assembly's code so I know what I have? I have no idea what Line set ticket code this axle is. And once that's established could someone please tell me what parts manual and service manual its in? I have not found it in the Loadstar / CargoStar's CTS-2300 or CTS-2307 ... unless I just don't know what I'm looking for - which is a possibility. I'll provide more info this weekend if I can. What I've been told so far, which I don't know if its true or not, is that the pumpkin assembly is a RA-30 and the axle assembly is a S-9000 probably made for a PayStar. But, if true, I still don't know how to convert any of this info into a IH code number so I can look up parts and/or find it in a service manual. Any help would be appreciated. Every comment helps, so thank you all for your help. . . . . . . . . .