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About Howard_P

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  1. Info I have says the column shift trans is a Warner Gear T-98. To know what your truck was built with, you need to get the lineset ticket from which we'd have to figure out what the IH code for it means. You just need your VIN and $20. You can get linesets from Super Scout Specialists or many of the other vendors: https://www.superscoutspecialists.com/store/p-406-line-setting-tickets.aspx Or from the Wisconsin Historical Society where they are actually archived. McCormick-International Harvester 816 State Street Madison, WI 53706 608-264-6484 E-MAIL: askmccormick@wisconsinhistory.org
  2. For us flatlanders, what is the cost of a hillside--double the cost of a regular combine?
  3. As far as I know, the only external differences in a K/KB-6 thru 12 are the model designations that are sometimes on the hood, but not evident here. The bigger tires here do suggest one of the larger models. There is a difference between the K and KB models. The KB has chrome trim that wraps around the front of the hood around the triple diamond and that is about the only difference. Lack of that indicates this is the earlier K-10. The coffee drinkers are driving L-line models, L-190 thru 220 ca 1950.
  4. This has been in the works since 2015. https://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/10/general-motors-and-navistar-reach-long-term-deal-to-produce-medium-duty-commercial-trucks/ This truck is lighter than the Navistar MV series with some overlap at the high end.
  5. During the 1930s, IH built a special model for milk truck delivery service. Earlier models had a stepped down frame so the driver did not have to step up from the running board. This was discontinued in the D-series model, the D-M, based on the D-5. Here's what Crismon's International Trucks has to say about it.
  6. The Scout dealership is Pollard Motors on Lake St. in Melrose Park, IL. They handled a lot of the managerial lease Scouts for employees in the area plus selling a lot to the public. But they also sold a lot of bigger trucks too. Yes, the other Scouts are the Fort Wayne plant lot. Stepside pickups are desirable today for nostalgic reasons. They were out of style in the 70s and not as many built making them relatively rare today.
  7. Thanks for those great photos. Something we don't see much of in the US. Do you know for sure that the Argosy was built in the US after 2006? I had heard they ended it, but perhaps that was only for sales. Cabovers ruled the road in the US until length laws were changed in the 1980s to regulate trailer length rather than overall length. Sales of COs dried up after this. COs are more complicated and expensive, more uncomfortable riding, and have resulted in quite a few driver injuries while climbing in and out. (But if you grew up around them as I did, they still feel like a real truck when driving.)
  8. I believe there is only one M7 because the program was cancelled after only prototypes were built. IH didn't built any other tanks. The Davenport plant then build M-5 artilitary tractors and repaired Sherman tanks.
  9. Howard_P


    Correct. The Indianapolis engine plant tested 550Ts and the lower end life wasn't what we wanted to put the IH name on. I'm sure a number have been done by owners however and if not abused, are probably acceptable.
  10. The Scout 80 was the model from 1961 to 64, all 4-152 engines The Scout 800 came out in 1965, still 4-152. The 4-152 was replaced with the 4-196 in 1966 The V-266 became an option in 1967 The Model 800A was the 1969 model with the V-304 the optional V-8. The 6-232 from AMC was also an option. No further engine changes until the Scout II in 1971 offered the V-345 as an additional option,
  11. Not quite on IH. McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company, Milwaukee Harvesting Machine Co., Plano Manufacturing Co., and Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner, all manufacturers of harvesters, merged in 1902 to form IH with financing provided by JP Morgan. There were no crawlers in 1902 to be a part of the merger. Holt produced his first crawler in 1904 and the Best Company wasn't formed until 1910.
  12. You've convinced me. Now to figure out what is is.
  13. Thanks for the picts Mike. Looks like you work your trucks hard. Howard
  14. Nope, 1000/1010s had torsion bar independent front suspension. 1100/1110 had I-beam front axle. Little difference in GVW and no other differences. Heavier GVW in half tons came in 1975 to work around requirements for a cat converter in lighter trucks. The 1974 IH 100 became the 150 for 75, same as Ford.
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