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  1. Looking great! I love the stance, love the the colour!
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    Well in my opinion this board has plenty of space for dreamers and young guys. The overall positive energy and helpfulness of RedPower is what keeps me coming back, and probably partly why it still exists. Keep the fun discussion coming! We need it right now!
  3. I moved the IH’s rad downwards about 6” to be able to fit under the hood of the Mercury. The nose of the IH was much higher than the Mercury. The fans on the truck 466’s also sit quite high, and would never clear the hood. As a result, I went with electric fans, something I tried to avoid but have no choice. I am using 2 Spal 16” fans - which are about the best fans I could find. There are 5.9 Dodge Cummins electric fan kits, and people seem to say they work well as long as long they don’t pull too heavy. I made a shroud for it, and built an expansion tank over the rad.
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    Well I am 36 and still haven’t grown up, so I am not sure what your point is...
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    One thing is for certain about a DV-800 - that sound is unmistakable, powerful, and next to perfection. The trick was keeping it making that perfect sound, without going broke doing it!
  6. Are DT466’s considered a loud engine? I have found mine (in a truck) is pretty quiet. The 5.9 Cummins trucks with mufflers seem louder than my truck without. Although my exhaust is a stack, vs a smaller truck with a side exit exhaust. We had a 2188 with a factory straight pipe - It was loud, but it’s kind of nice in a combine to be able to hear how much the engine is working and that it’s not getting pulled down to far.
  7. Thanks! I actually scored one of those hood scoops at a wrecker off an old 50’s Super Duty that was headed to the crusher. I will probably add it later!
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    IH OAK, It’s really cool to see that there is still interest in this old stuff, even in your generation! That’s awesome! I trust that between your family support and the redpower forum, you are off to a great start! The closest comparison to what it seems like you are looking to do is the F350 in the video. It’s a 3208 Cat - 638 cubes and maybe 1800lbs (not sure on the weight). It’s been done with a Chevy’s too if you search around. The DV800 is a monster - it would make that 3208 look almost small if you sat them beside each other. I am almost done a project sort o
  9. Update - It’s been a long time since I added to the board here...sorry!
  10. I found a video from last year, right after I put on the S2E turbo. I was told on here that the S2E has a nice whistle vs the 3LM, and I think redpower forums was right again! Pump is stock and governs at about 2600rpm. I gave it a quick trip to the governor. No fan to make any noise either - pure unadulterated 466c goodness!
  11. Thanks for the comments folks. One part of this project I wish could be different is the engine fan. The fan on these engines are mounted quite high, and I ran into a clearance issue with the lower Mercury hood. I lowered the radiator about 5” and rebuilt a coolant tank. I am going to run two 16” electric fans instead and beef up the alternator. I don’t plan on working this truck that hard, but I know it won’t probably cool like it would with the big mechanical fan. Did the COE trucks run the same fan? I wonder if they had a lower mounted fan? I know some engines did for COE
  12. It’s been a while since I posted. I am in the process of building a new doghouse in the floor to fit the 466. The 331 that was originally in front of the Mercury cab was a tad smaller!
  13. Awesome looking truck. That drop visor suits the truck well. I dig the Daytons, they are getting rare to see. I might have missed it - are you painting them white or red? It's cool to see an old IH long conventional being restored - to see a 4300 is a rare site. You can tell that interior work is really well thought out. It has been enhanced but still keeps all the original points. Does your truck have air powered wipers? It looks like it from the pics. Our 9370 had them.
  14. One other thing - I think the 9270 and 9280 4wd's must have used big cam III's? I am going off memory, but I recall the intercooler resembling the III from the pictures above. If so that's a bit strange, as I think the 9200 series were made to '96ish?
  15. Agreed on the lack of stopping power in the Cat 3406b jakes. We had a '86 9370 with a 400cat and we had a neighbor with a '88 T800 350cummins. The cummins would stop way, way better. There must have been something about the valve setup on the cummins that allowed the jake to be way more effective - I wonder if the cummins jake used the fuel pump lobes on the cam? I have no idea just a theory. The 3406 will pull down way lower that the Cummins though, its handy for pulling though corners, etc. Feels like the cummins needs 200rpm extra to hang with the Cat.
  16. Yeah, it's funny how you have a hard time finding old Ford medium duties from that era. Even the old school busses I have found are Mercurys. About the highway comment - it brings up an issue/item. The 2 speed rear is a 4.89/6.50 and the 5 speed direct combo is so not terribly slow, but not terribly fast either. It will be a happy truck at 60mph, but screaming at 70mph. It's spring ride, so I'm not sure how fast I will be blistering down our Sask roads anyway. I think that Spicer rear could be found with a 4.11 carrier, but I think they are pretty rare. Eventually, I may conver
  17. I think I will finish it just as a cab and chassis and leaving for a year or two and then go from there. I picture it with a flatbed ultimately. Mostly a cruiser though. I think I will turn up the pump a little. It's a 180hp tag on the engine currently. I have put a S2E turbo on it. I don't want to go wild on the pump though - the truck runs like a top and I don't want to mess that up.
  18. Based on a different discussion on this forum, I was curious if anyone could give me some guesses on what this will end up weighing? I plan on leaving it bare frame for now, and putting steel fuel tanks under each door (the ones with steps built into them). I am guessing 8000lbs, but I wonder if it could be lower. The old Mercury tin is pretty light. For anyone that may wonder about the truck being a Mercury. It seems like most all medium duty trucks from the 1960's are Mercury's vs Fords up here in Canada. Even a large percentage of 1/2tons seemed this way too. Seemed like o
  19. I had to mount the radiator down about 10" and I made an expansion tank. I will have to run electric fans. I don't plan on hauling heavy loads at low speeds, so I will start with the biggest/best Spal 16" electric fan and install a 2nd if required. At that point the alternator would need some sizing-up, so I will play that one as it comes.
  20. Hey All, This isn't fully an IH project, but it's at least 2/3rds, so I figured this was a good place to post. Background: I have an old cab and hood from a 1965 (66?) Mercury F700 and chassis from an '86 S1954. It's a DT466 with a 5&2 Spicer setup. I am in the process of mounting the Merc cab onto the IH chassis. The IH had a 236" wheelbase, which I have shorted to abound 160". Before anyone blasts me for desecrating such a rare and beautiful beast as a S1900, the IH had rolled onto its side - the passenger side was pushed in a bit, and it got wrote-off.
  21. This brings up an interesting question. From past experience with 2wd tractors, we had a 2590 with 20.8 x 38's, and then one with 20.8 x 42's. The difference was significant in terms of traction. Is there rules of thumb in terms of where tire width starts to potentially hurt traction (I mean dry soil traction)? It seems the skinnier tires bite down into the soil better, whereas the wider tires float on the top. Or am I just crazy?
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