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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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The B-23 was acquired in 1947 and was named the Harold F McCormick as can be seen on the nose of the plane. McCormick was the IH president at the time but he was not the pilot although most likely the primary passenger. The crew was Pilot William R. Dotter and Co-Pilot Walter Daiber per a Harvester World magazine. In 1955, IH operated 2 DC-3s and 2 Beech D-18s. The Aviation Department was eliminated sometime around 1960 with IH then using chartered planes and commercial flights.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Yes, the Arogsy had an powered swing-out staircase standard on the driver's side. You can see it near the end of this video
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Also no 4WD options for the KB models.
  15. The International version of the 6.4 is not identical to the Ford version, same basic engine, but many of the bolt-on components that caused problems were specified by Ford over International's objections and not used on the International version. Part of the reason the Ford-International deal ended was a dispute over who was paying the warranty costs on these parts that ended up in a lawsuit.
  16. Interesting copyright story:The Fate-Root-Heath company in Plymouth, Ohio built Plymouth locomotives for industrial and mining uses. During the depression, they diversified by building a Plymouth tractor. Of course, Chrysler Corp. took exception to this and the dispute ended up in court. At the trial, F-R-H produced blueprints for the one Plymouth automobile they built in the teens, which preceeded Chrysler's Plymouth by 10 years. Chrysler then purchased the name from F-R-H and the tractors became the Silver King.
  17. Tractordata.com says the IH 272 was built by Komatsu from 1973 to 76, had a Komatsu 79 ci 2 cylinder diesel engine.
  18. There are still 10 operating ferries in Kentucky, none crossing anything like the Mississippi.
  19. Check with www.oldinternationaltrucks.com
  20. 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/
  21. 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.
  22. T-34, 35, 36 definitely built by IH in the Axle & Transmission Plant in Fort Wayne. I've heard of Clark 5 speeds in Loadstars, but not with those codes.
  23. The US discovered disc brakes for the 1949 Crosley, but it took 20 years for others to start adopting them.
  24. Without seeing it, I would have said the chances were slim as most IH's went overseas thru Lend-Lease and were never seen again so most we see here are Whites. Looking at the photos, it is a White (or similar one built by several others). An IH would have a flat front fender vs. a formed one here, IH had rounded rear corners vs. square, and the sliding covers over the peepholes in the window covers are on the inside on an IH vs. outside here. Howard
  25. 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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