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  1. Tractordata.com says the 44s and 444s were either Continental or MH 4 cylinders.  I see the 101 and 201 models did use some Chrysler 4 cyl. engines, but I suspect that may have been the first ones before their own engines were ready.  Some of the larger models such as the 101 Senior and Super and the 203 did use Chrysler 6 cylinders.

  2. 10 hours ago, jass1660 said:

    I’m sure its the 530 or 570 6 cylinder. They call them all maxx force

    Maxx force engines ended production in 2015.  The only engine Navistar makes today is their A26 which is 768 ci/12.4L which is not the 10L said to be in that truck.

  3. 4 hours ago, mike newman said:


    In fact to mention the word  "Scout ""    and then  the word   "Mahindra  "'    in the same paragraph  is bordering  on blasphemy.....Just sayin '      ''ceder farm''...:rolleyes:


    It's probably good that a proposal in the 1990's to have Mahindra build a new "Scout" for Navistar never got off the ground.  Probably would have caused a lot of post traumatic shock or worse.

  4. Is the noise on pavement or off? 

    One thing to check is the actual rolling diameter of your tires.  I've had enough variations in same size tires to cause binding.  Put a mark on each and make 10 revolutions across a parking lot to see how much variation there is.  Put the largest and smallest together on one axle and the middle two on the other to help minimize the difference between the axles.

    Binding on a hard surface when turning, even hard dirt, is normal as the front axle has to travel further that the rear.  

  5. I've read that many old timers, perhaps like your Uncle Dwight, that mastered driving the Model T as their first car refused to trade to a Model A because they couldn't handle that new-fangled clutch and transmission just like the Mellennials.  History repeats itself.

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  6. On 2/23/2023 at 7:10 PM, FarmerFixEmUp said:

    Knowledge Nugget:

    Very large banking institutions have therapists known as “wealth psychologists”, who help clients who are unable to mentally cop with their immense wealth.

    I guess that's why my bank has a table with Lucy from Charlie Brown "Advice-$.25"

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  7. On 2/24/2023 at 11:17 PM, sandhiller said:

    What is the difference between a 1210 and my 1200?

    date of mfg?

    I think my old hayfield service truck is a '68???



    Before the 1210 designation came along, IH indicated model years by a letter in the model designation--1200A, 1200B, 1200C, and 1200D.  When the 71 models came out, the designation was changed to 1210 with no letter.

    The service truck is a 68 1200C.

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  8. On 2/25/2023 at 12:29 PM, td9inidaho said:

    Yours has the fancy light surrounds, so perhaps that's why yours has a different grille than my 1200. Or they used different grilles for trucks versus what IH called the travelette ?  I thought mine was 68 as well, now I need to go look 😁


    This is a 63-64 model.  The trucks were basically the same through the 60s with just changes in the grilles to distinguish the model years.  Your registration may well show something later depending upon when it was first registered as IH didn't indicate a model year for the title until the 70s.

  9. 7 hours ago, planejeff said:

    For some reason people seem not to buy propane tractors. The propane tractors are usually cheaper than gas or diesel. They sometimes have less horsepower to diesels. So I'm sure if that's the determining factor or something else.

    I suspect propane is seen as more dangerous because most people have no experience with it.

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  10. To clarify, there was no bankruptcy. 

    It was close and he was likely preparing for that.  I heard that all the paperwork was done and all that remained was for IH to file it with the court.  But the deal with Tenneco cancelled that so his work was for naught although his bank probably came out better in the end.

  11. 9 hours ago, Steve C. said:

    Interesting.  And no interstates to get all the way to Texas.

    Yup, done on two lane US-27 and US-24 thru downtown Fort Wayne.  People who grew up along the route have said that when you saw one coming, you got off the road as they were coming thru.  Angola, IN has a traffic circle in their downtown where US-27 crossed US-20.  Parking in the downtown was banned for the duration so the trucks could get through.

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