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  1. I'm not sure that the OldIHC admin is very active any longer. He used to host another website for me, but that went away a couple year ago so you may not get an answer. Another place to check for your part is www.oldinternationaltrucks.com. This is an International dealer with a sizeable old truck parts business. Howard
  2. Sent the photo to a friend in the truck body business. He estimates the bed to be about 4k, perhaps more with the wood. Your 7 ton guess is probably pretty close.
  3. I don't have a specs sheet for the S Series, but an F-1800 Loadstar is shown as 9100#. That's without the bed.
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    K11-631 appears likely to be the serial number, the K11 would not be stamped into the frame. They would have started with 501 in 1941 so 131 trucks later would likely be 1941. Is it a single axle or tandem or double reduction? Each had its own model designation, but I don't know if there were separate serial numbers for each or one for all K-11. In any event, 631 is an early serial number.
  5. I've done that. But I have to wonder if that didn't play a part in their demise?
  6. When grain was hauled in regular boxcars on the railroads, some large places had a somewhat similar setup to dump the grain out the door on the side of the car. This one tipped it 30 degrees to the side, 45 degrees end to end. Not nearly as efficient as the rotary coal dumpers. Those cars have rotary couplers so they don't even have to be uncoupled to dump.
  7. What you're seeing is pretty normal for a truck like this. Loaded to 25-30,000 pounds, perhaps with a big box body for wind resistance and it had to turn those rpms to have enough power to run highway speeds. That engine was designed to run 3500 rpm all day to do this, not like a car engine in your pickup. There is some discussion of what is seen in a Loadstar in the comments at https://www.facebook.com/groups/internationalharvestertrucks/permalink/10158351674989748 To find the IH axle designation, you need to order a lineset ticket which will give the IH code for that Rockwell axle. They are $20 each at : https://www.superscoutspecialists.com/store/p-406-line-setting-tickets.aspx but there is a backlog at the Wisconsin Historical Society where they are archived due to the shutdowns so it may take a while.
  8. Southland International in Lethbridge, AB does a sizeable business in older parts. If you haven't found what you need, contact him. www.oldinternationaltrucks.com. And as you said, you probably won't find what you need on the website, but contact him as he has lots of sources.
  9. Pickups and Loadstars would have been from Springfield, Ohio. Larger trucks and Scouts were built in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sometimes the driveaway company would combine trucks from both plants for longer trips like to MT.
  10. I've often wondered how they make things like this.
  11. Looks a lot like a B series from 1933-34, possibly a B-3.
  12. Picture was taken in Rockville, IN, which is in Parke Co which is known for its many covered bridges and a big CB festival in the fall. Buchta is headquartered near Jasper, IN and is a big time coal and limestone hauler.
  13. The AC-47 Spooky was the first generation gun ship, replaced by the AC-130 Spectre, which was also called Puff the Magic Dragon. Per Wikepedia, it's armament at one time consisted of "two 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannons, one L60 Bofors 40 mm cannon, and one M137 105 mm cannon and M37 recoil mechanism from the M102 howitzer" with various revisions over the years.
  14. That locomotive doesn't have an actual V plow as you can see the ditch lights on the end of the frame that a V would hide if you have a larger screen. It has a snow plow pilot which as you can see can throw a lot of snow, just not in really heavy show like a V. Here's an example.
  15. You can get a lineset from the archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society, email them at askmccormick@wisconsinhistory.org. The cost is $20.
  16. One airplane picture that made an impression on me is one of a B-17 and a B-52 flying together after I realized this represents only 17 years of aviation progress--first flights 1935 and 1952, yet they are ages apart.
  17. There were hundreds, maybe thousands, of those around the plants and offices and I'm sure many went home with people. I've got mine.
  18. You specifically said fenders which won't interchange. The basic cabs are the same, but I think I've read there may be some minor differences, but I'm not familiar with what they are.
  19. Do you mean from a Travelette to a Loadstar? No way, completely different trucks.
  20. No. The one-ton 1300 models were the largest. But there were Loadstar Crew Cabs which offered 6 passenger capability, but not as a pickup unless you made your own.
  21. The Navistar dealer at Southland International in Lethbridge, AB is a big time collector and has a sizeable old parts business. Check out www.oldinternationaltrucks.com. If they don't list what you need, ask as they have many sources and they will at least know what you're talking about. And even if they can't help, take a look at his collection on the site.
  22. No connection. IH had each of those first and when Ford wanted a piece of the action, they didn't stray too far from what was similar. Of course, GM's designs are also similar, except they went a different direction with the larger Blazer.
  23. Made a mistake on the address. It should be https://oldinternationaltrucks.com/
  24. One good source of parts is in your backyard--well, in Alberta anyway. Southland International in Lethbridge has many parts for older IHs. www.oldinternationaltrucks.com. Two other places to try are Super Scout Specialist in Ohio and the Scout Connection in Iowa.
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