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Eric Farley

questions about a S1600

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Ok so I went and got a 1989 s1600 with a dump bed to haul tractors on, when I started looking up parts, I find there are 2 or 3 different listings, like s1654, and some others that end in LP that got me to wondering what I have, sooooo I start looking online to find out what the different numbers mean,,,,,I find out that IH lumped  fleetstar  cargostar into the S series. now I'm more confused than when I started! lol All I know for sure is that it was a U Haul truck that's a S16somethibg or another:blink:

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Not sure who would have lumped Fleetstars and Cargostars with the S-Series.  They were definitely different trucks and not a lot in common.  The S-1600 thru S-1900 were replacements for the Loadstars.  The 54 as in 1654 signifies a diesel engine.  The LP models were a Low Profile version built primarily for U-Haul for lower loading height.  I'd suggest ordering a line set ticket from the Wisconsin Historical Society to know for sure what you have.

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9 hours ago, Howard_P said:

Not sure who would have lumped Fleetstars and Cargostars with the S-Series.  They were definitely different trucks and not a lot in common.  The S-1600 thru S-1900 were replacements for the Loadstars.  The 54 as in 1654 signifies a diesel engine.  The LP models were a Low Profile version built primarily for U-Haul for lower loading height.  I'd suggest ordering a line set ticket from the Wisconsin Historical Society to know for sure what you have.

thanks Howard, that helps a lot, the lumping was what wickipedia said so I would say I have a S1654LP Ill check into the line sheet

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WICKI needs a little straightening  out ,and get a line setting ticket  International truck parts can be confusing to the unfamiliar and those U-hauls can be even more confusing then throw in the BS that the auto people like napa etc throw in I can see where people just throw up their hands when you want something

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Yeah I was even more confused when I read wick, glad there's guys on here that can set things straight

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Eric look on the air cleaner housing. Usually the lineset is taped on there.  Eason

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I don't know how you guys can rely on NAPA to keep anything running!  My local store is the worst excuse of an auto parts store imaginable.  I had to special order the three flexible brake lines that go from the frame to the rear axle and frame to both front brake calipers.  I ask the salesman, "Those will be made in the USA right?". He says yes.  I get a call 2-3 days later they're in.  I'm looking over the boxes and take the parts out.  Both the boxes and hoses say "Made in China . I almost told him to keep his damned parts!  I wanted the clips that hold the hoses to the mounting brackets because I knew they were really rusty too.  I asked about them when I ordered them, salesman said he needed the hoses to make sure I got the right ones, he had lots of different styles on hand.  When I picked the hoses up I asked about the clips, same salesman said, " We don't have any clips at all.". Not sure if he's lazy or just stupid!   I won't go into the issue with a brand new generic starter/ignition switch.  Another piece of China made junk that didn't work!

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Just the opposite at my local Napa 1 mile away, Family owned ,they have been in business well before Napa existed .

These folks use books, computers ,telephone whatever it takes to get the right parts in a timely fashion ,

I am fortunate to have another Napa about 10 miles away where the service is very good also ,

Now the Advance auto parts about 1/2 mile away is useless , I only go there if absolutely necessary on sundays

because Napa is closed .

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And to complicate matters, if it was a U-Haul truck parts can be especially challenging because the ones built for U-Haul didn't necessarily have standard parts. There were quite a few special spec parts for them, a Line Set Ticket will be a real help for sure.

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On 9/2/2016 at 2:21 PM, DOCTOR EVIL said:

I don't know how you guys can rely on NAPA to keep anything running!  My local store is the worst excuse of an auto parts store imaginable.  I had to special order the three flexible brake lines that go from the frame to the rear axle and frame to both front brake calipers.  I ask the salesman, "Those will be made in the USA right?". He says yes.  I get a call 2-3 days later they're in.  I'm looking over the boxes and take the parts out.  Both the boxes and hoses say "Made in China . I almost told him to keep his damned parts!  I wanted the clips that hold the hoses to the mounting brackets because I knew they were really rusty too.  I asked about them when I ordered them, salesman said he needed the hoses to make sure I got the right ones, he had lots of different styles on hand.  When I picked the hoses up I asked about the clips, same salesman said, " We don't have any clips at all.". Not sure if he's lazy or just stupid!   I won't go into the issue with a brand new generic starter/ignition switch.  Another piece of China made junk that didn't work!

Well, it could be worse.  I went to get some common part at the local auto parts store (not Napa) and the counter person asks me for what vehicle, I tell him International and then he asks me what year of Ford is that? 

 

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it is a U Haul truck, I got it ready to drive and am looking into insurance, anyone got any tips?  the last owner had is listed on his insurance as a pickup:rolleyes: 

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As for Napa, I have dealt with only one Napa and they been fine. I also have a Oreilly locally and there Good too. Not happy with our Auto Zone. I stay away. 

I too am Interested in Insurance. I have a 77 Western Star and Looking for Non- Commercial Insurance. Truck will be used for getting wood or hauling/ Retrieving projects. Ive looked into this some but seem to find expensive premiums. (More expensive than my 2014 Ram with Full Coverage)??? 

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1 hour ago, yellowrosefarm said:

Check with Farm Bureau on the insurance.

I will try them thanks. Im not tagging it Farm use so Will that matter?

 

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1 hour ago, Everett Dale said:

I will try them thanks. Im not tagging it Farm use so Will that matter?

 

There are different options. You'll just have to ask.

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F. B. is ok .Make sure if they ask if you will be driving thru or in a Town of 50000 that You answer No.

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