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  1. The Austin engine was tested in the Scout during development, but as you heard, it's 52 hp was inadequate for the 3,900# GVW of the Scout 4x4. The 4-196 offered 93 hp, but still didn't make it a high performance vehicle. Crismon's book says the 4-196 became the standard engine in the Metro-Mite for 1961 with the Austin still available as an option.
  2. The truck's serial number--last 7 of the VIN--was stamped into the frame in the left front wheel area. Finding it can be a problem as it may be faint and covered by years of rust, dirt, and grease.
  3. No DT-466 in 72 so my info doesn't address this. I suspect the hood itself doesn't matter, but did they squeeze a larger radiator into the glass hood which may be needed with the 466? It appears that might be a possibility.
  4. The Fageol Van was built on an IH R-line chassis. The front is pure Fruehauf trailer with windows and door added.
  5. Sales data sheet I have for 72 says steel standard, fiberglass optional, and I think it stayed that way to the end. Steel seemed to remain popular, probably because of the added cost of the glass.
  6. I need to weigh in to say there must be something going on beyond the site and what we can see. I've been reading of the Professor's problems. but have had no problems in opening sites, reacting, or posting. I've got no idea what the problem might be. Windows 10 and Chrome here. Usually I'm the guy with unexplained problems on the 'puter.
  7. Howard_P

    IH 1300

    I'd look for the serial number stamped in the frame at the left front. I'll bet it doesn't match the plate on the door. This is a 1300.
  8. I had a GE Elec-Trac for several years back in the 70s. It would mow most of my 3/4 A lot, but I often had a strip or two that had to wait till the next day because it could no longer spin the blades. At least, with the mower turned off, it would drive back to the barn to recharge overnight. Other than that, I really liked it and I had a second lot that I would let get quite long before I mowed it and the mower handled it ok. But thinking about someday replacing those batteries made me sell it before that became necessary.
  9. That is a Fageol Van which was a Fruehauf semi trailer body mounted on an International R-Line chassis built by Twin Coach. The Super Freighter was a larger version with a tandem rear axle and dual tires on the front and a Fageol engine under the body, but I don't know if that ever went beyond a prototype.
  10. That appears to be a styling model put together early in the development of the 9600 model photographed behind the Engineering Center, looks like a modified 4070 cab. The 9600 ended up with a new cab, but some of that grille design survived.
  11. Check with www.oldinternationaltrucks.com
  12. There is a web site dedicated to the US Automotive Industry production for the War. There is one section dedicated to IH with a lot of numbers and photos. https://www.usautoindustryworldwartwo.com/
  13. If it's a 1200A, it's actually a 66 model no matter what it's titled as. 1200A=66, B=67, C=68, D=69 redesigned model.
  14. The US discovered disc brakes for the 1949 Crosley, but it took 20 years for others to start adopting them.
  15. Howard_P

    69 1200 A

    But it well may be titled as a 69 as IH didn't specify model years until the 70s.
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