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About Howard_P

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  1. 1974 loadstar

    Here's one with a sleeper and a pickup box that I found someplace on the net.
  2. Most Regretted Farm Purchase

    My father's #45 baler was the same. I'm surprised that some one hasn't chimed that buying a farm was his worst purchase, but maybe those guys don't spend time here.
  3. Last IH 150 pickup made?

    The last light line came off the line 4/28/75. I don't know that anyone kept track of the last 150, but given that the 1/2 tons were the highest volume model, I would expect the last one was built not long before the 4/28 date. All trucks coming down the B assembly line shared one series of serial numbers. It was not by model. If you get a copy of the lineset from the Wisconsin Historical Society, it will likely have more legible dates, but it would appear yours has to be 1974. If you post the S/N, I can tell approximately when it was built.
  4. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    At Fort Wayne, switching coal for the power house apparently was a major job and I imagine it was similar at other plants.
  5. CN rail line question

    It seems that any locomotive may show up on any track these days. There are several ways this works out: RR A may have trackage rights on RR B so what you see on B is A's train with A's crew, qualified to run on B. Some trains are run-thru operations. The train starts on A, but to get to it's destination it is transferred to B who runs it using A's engines. This happens most often with unit trains of coal or oil, etc. where there is no reason to break up the train. When a run-thru happens, B now owes A a certain number of horsepower-hours for the time it used A's engine and usually this is paid off by A using B's engines as needed. Accounting can get rather involved. And sometimes A just needs more power and B has excess so engines are leased for a short term or long term. Finally when the larger RRs retire locos, they often are sold to leasing companies or other RRs and may end up most anywhere. Usually the original RR name is painted over and small leasing company IDs applied, but a Union Pacific engine often still looks like UP unless you look closely. All in all, it is difficult tell which RR you are seeing by the engines you see.
  6. Here is a list of advertising codes I have compiled. YEAR SUFFIX CODES FOR NAVISTAR ADVERTISING LITERATURE IMPRINTED WITH PREFIX A OR AD (ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT) OR PREFIX CR (CONSUMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT) YEAR-CODE 1911-A 1912-B 1913-C 1914-D 1915-E 1916-F 1917-G 1918-H 1919-I 1920-J 1921-K 1922-L 1923-M 1924-N 1925-O 1926-P 1927-Q 1928-R 1929-S 1930-T Farmall Castings 1931-U A 1932-V B 1933-W C 1934-X etc. 1935-Y 1936-Z 1937-AA 1938-BB 1939-CC 1940-DD 1941-EE 1942-FF 1943-GG 1944-HH 1945-II 1946-JJ 1947-KK 1948-LL 1949-MM 1950-NN 1951-A 1952-B 1953-C 1954-D 1955-E 1956-F 1957-G 1958-H 1959-I 1960-K 1961-L 1962-M 1963-N 1964-P 1965-R 1966-S 1967-T 1968-U 1969-W 1970-Y 1971-Z 1972-A VIN Year Codes 1973-B C 1974-C D 1975-D E 1976-E F 1977-F G 1978-G H 1979-H J 1980-J K 1981-K B 1982-L C 1983-M D 1984-N E 1985-P F 1986-Q G 1987-R H 1988-S J 1989-T K 1990-U L
  7. New joke

    But they got promoted to management.
  8. Vintage Ads

    That looks like a Model 45 that I grew up looking at from the tractor seat. They were built from 1946 to 1958 from what I've found.
  9. Vintage Ads

    Here's one working. Sign on this one said it was made by the Ohio Cultivator Co of Bellevue, OH
  10. 7588 #501 selling this morning

    I still have to disagree with you. I was with the Truck Division when we tried the 573 and 800 in trucks and was certain they came from Melrose Park, but had nothing showing that other than what I remembered. But an email to the man that headed the development of the DT-466 at Melrose Engineering produced this reply: "The 573 and 800 engines were both developed and manufactured at Melrose Park Works CEED Engine R& D Lab and Manufacturing. They were used primarily in Construction Equipment applications with small numbers used by the Truck division . Except for 6.9L and 7.3L V-8 engines the only diesel I know of that that was made at Indi. was the 9L/ 550 V-8 naturally aspirated engine which I cancelled by engineering release in 1988 because it needed a turbocharger to meet new emission levels and its crankcase could not take the increased firing pressures. A DTA-360 Melrose Park engine replaced it .Hope this information helps." The DV-550/9,0L was related to the 573 and 800 only in that all 3 were IH V-8s, but there were no common design elements. The 550 was designed by Truck Engineering in Fort Wayne based on the V-549 gas engine for use in trucks. The other "gas convert diesels" ( 282 etc.) were not built at Indianapolis. I assume they were designed by the Ag Division Engineers at Hinsdale and built along with the rest of the Ag engines (at Rock Island I assume). In general, each division built their own engines designed for their use and attempts to use them elsewhere were not met with great success due to different operating conditions as you have noted, the DT-466 being a notable exception.
  11. 7588 #501 selling this morning

    The DVT-800 was a Construction Equipment Division engine. It was offered in the Transtars for a short time, but was not very successful.
  12. R110 AUTOMATIC

    Hydramatic it likely is. I find the Hydramatic was introduced in the R-series in mid-1954 and replaced with a transmission with a park position in the 1955 S-series. I assume this was the B-W transmission as I see Hydramatic didn't get park until it was redesigned for 1956. With yours, I read you have to stop the engine, then put it in reverse to lock the transmission.
  13. R110 AUTOMATIC

    Likely a Borg Warner which I believe Ford used at first, then developed into their own transmission while IH continued to use it until the Chrysler auto replaced it in the early 1970s.
  14. Over-sized Load or Under-sized road?

    Greenredneck's permit story reminds me of a mover preparing to move a RR depot in a small town. Every day, the DOT stopped by asking "Got a permit?" "Don't need one" was the reply every time. Moving day came and as soon as the truck hit the road, the DOT pulled up prepared to write citations. "Here's my permit" "Thought you said you didn't need one" "I didn't need one yesterday. Now I do. Here it is, now got out of my way."

    No ABS on these trucks. I'm not familiar with the parts, but there was a hydraulic power brake system used with an electric backup in case of engine failure so you still had power brakes. I'm guessing that's what that is.