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  1. An IH 5-speed was my first guess as they were the standard offering and probably the most used. But your shift pattern is not IH. 1st & Rev would be to the left so Clark or Warner seems likely.
  2. Not nearly as much traffic to keep an eye on in 1950, fewer multi-lane streets.
  3. Back in the 80s and 90s, the codes from the lineset were put on microfiche and every dealer had a file of them so they could service whatever came in. With the coming of the internet where a central file can be accessed, that system has gone away. You must have been at a long-time dealer who still had his old fiche.
  4. All the dealers such as IH Parts America, Super Scout Specialists, or you local Navistar dealer, get them from the archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society, askmccormick@wisconsinhistory.org. $20 and be prepared to wait as the WHS has been shutdown and is still shorthanded.
  5. I just learned of a new site called Loadstarparts.com. But I wouldn't recommend them unless you absolutely can't find what you need elsewhere. They also have a Scout part site and there have been many bad experiences with them--non-delivery, wrong parts, excessive prices, etc. But some people report their orders have been ok.
  6. Fort Wayne had a TSPC too (Truck Sales Processing Center), but this is far beyond the modifications they would make.
  7. All I have is Scout Parts Books so I can't help.
  8. Wendell's 150 Years of IH says LA41947 and up would be a 1 1/2-2 1/2 Hp engine from 1939 as you thought. The 3-5 Hp version would be a LABxxxxx.
  9. I'm not very knowledgeable on these engines, but C.H.Wendell's 150 Years of IH book has some serial numbers in it. It says the 3 hp Type M engine had serials B45951 to B49812 in 1922. I don't why your engine doesn't show a letter in the serial as almost all the engines listed have some letter. Perhaps the B was implied for the 3 hp M, but not stamped. Hope this helps.
  10. Yes, the sale to Tenneco included agreements on how the names would be handled although the Case letter didn't address it. International was to remain property of Navistar as it had been the brand name for the trucks for many years and still is. But it apparently was thought to be important that it remain on the tractors for continuity for a limited time. Hence there were Case International tractors for a time, then they became Case IH as the IH trademark was part of the sale to Tenneco. Navistar was required to remove IH from all their parts and drawings during this time to complete the separation.
  11. They don't seem to be dropping many bales along the way.
  12. Recorded it to watch later. The Diamond T was a 1948 Model 201. Sold for $56,000.
  13. The Dam Busters photo is a British AVRO Lancaster bomber, not a B-24, as the dam busting was a RAF project, not US. The bomb was not a depth charge, but a cylindrical bomb that was designed to bounce across the surface of the water avoiding underwater defenses against torpedoes, etc. until it reached the dam, where it sank and exploded. It was designed with dimples like a golf ball to accomplish this. Google Dam Busters or Bouncing Bomb to read the story of the development of this weapon. It is quite interesting. And it was quite successful, causing major flooding in downstream. And I've talked to folks that lived along US-24 where those Thorco-Fords and huge trailers for the day traveled. When you saw one coming, you were wise to get off the narrow two-lane highway as it was their road and they were coming through.
  14. The IH steam tractor--Per Guy Fey, the steam tractors were developed as a back up in case the unproven gas motors for the 10-20 tractors were not as successful as hoped. When the 10-20 worked as planned, the steam was not pursued further, but this was not an indication that they were not satisfactory. In the late 1920s, IH built the power units based on the technology that was patented during the tractor development for two steam powered rail cars for the Milwaukee Railroad--perhaps one of the more unusual IH products.
  15. Need to put a round about at the X
  16. Most Shays were 3 vertical cylinders, only the very smallest were 2. There was a third design known as the Heisler which had 2 vertical cylinders, one on each side angled in toward a drive shaft running under the center of the loco.
  17. Info I have says the IH was used on trucks beginning with the R-line in 1953. There were not major differences from the preceding L-line trucks, particularly in the larger models, which could contribute to the appearance of the mixed use of the two logos.
  18. I don't have the spec sheet for your 1724, but for a 1700 Loadstar which should be somewhat similar, the GCWR runs from 35,000 to 45,000# depending upon which rear axle it has. Subtract the weight of the truck and you have what IH rated it to tow.
  19. Not knowing just what model you have, I can only guess at the width, but I know the COs of the late 1960s were 8' or just under that and I don't think those in the 50s were significantly narrower. I doubt that a trailer with wheel wells will be wide enough unless you can rig something to permit driving over the wheel wells.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. The Fageol Van was built on an IH R-line chassis. The front is pure Fruehauf trailer with windows and door added.
  24. 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.
  25. FRA rules say a car cannot be interchanged with another RR after 40 years of use. Rebuilding can extend this to 50 years. It can continue to be used on its home RR as long as they want. Many cars seem to survive for the 40 or 50 years before being scrapped.
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