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Purchased this truck about 6 months ago, from fellow member on here Edward Porter, for a firewood hauler. It's got the 478 V8 with a 5 speed, dump bed, knuckle boom crane (2 separate hydraulic systems). It's served me well so far, only a few minor fixes since I bought it. All maintenence items, air leaks, power steering hose, lights, etc. As you all know well im sure, she's no power house. But at least it's terrible on fuel! I've got a 5.9 24v cummins I intend on P-pump swapping and putting in the ol girl. Anyone ever done this in a fleetstar? My big hang-up is getting the air compressor worked in the system, would a stand alone electric pump keep up?
6 months ago I bought my first IH product. '68 Fleetstar 2010a, 478 w/ a 5 speed (75k on the clock), 16' hydraulic dump bed, knuckle boom crane. I bought it for my forestry business, and it's been a real treat (other than fuel costs lol). For last season I hauled about 130 cord of split firewood, 200 cord worth of logs, and a fair bit of slash/brush. It's slow, hot, and stinky, but man I love it! I purchased it from fellow member Edward Porter (through local Craigslist post), I believe he was the original owner of it. Since then, I've made only minor repairs (air leaks, power steering hose, lights, alternator, etc) and only added some side boards (built out of metal stakes, plywood side boards, and 2x6" top rails), and put in some Hella offroad headlights. Plans are to keep the ol girl going for another 10-15 years at least! She's a work horse, and a show truck all in one. It does well for hauling, rolling advertisement, parades, and cruising!
Hi all, Ive got a 71 International fleetstar 2110 with a 549 v8 in it. I got a good deal on it and i will use it to haul hay once or twice a year, and maybe a little dirt/rock here and there. I first drained gass and cleaned tanks. I fixed the fuel pump wiring. I filled the bowl and threw a battery in it, it fired up and ran on 5 cyclinders. Plug wires were severed or missing. So i put new wires, cap, points and condenser, plugs and rotor in. now it wont fire at all. Ive got power to my coil, and power from to coil to the points. But no spark at the plugs. The condenser was new about 15 years ago, so it shouldnt be a cheap garbage one. The plug wires were universal ones, and i havnt had good experiences in the past with those, could it be as simple as bad plug wires? Is it worth the 80 bucks to get the electronic points conversion? i know that made a huge difference with my Y-block. The only thing i havnt changed is the coil, but, it ran before i did anything to it. So i know its something I put on or did. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also, if someone could tell the difference between a 549 and a 537, that would be helpfull. Was told it was a 549, but most of those ive seen have distributer in the front, not the case with this one. Thanks in advance -Bill