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1939 International Milk Truck -Need Engine Rebuilding Help Please!

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I've got a 1939 International Milk Truck and I'm trying to get the engine rebuilt but am running into a lot of road blocks. The engine is an "Economy Six"and is 174.9 cu in. I believe it to be a 214 that is sleeved down. Does anyone know where I can get engine parts for it? Also, I'm told I need a new oil pump.

 

The other question is if anyone knows a newer IHC engine that would bolt up to my existing transmission?

 

Thanks for any help you can give me!

 

John Larson

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John Welcome Aboard !

 

Quick search turned up a few tidbits , I think  a parts manual would be invaluable along with any other manuals that can be sourced . Green Diamond Engine - Restoring Cornelius

One other site that i could recommend is OldIHC | Home for the Hopelessly Addicted

We need pictures please ,Best of luck and will keep an eye out for more info and more posts from you

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photos required  d hold over or early  k-3 ...? not coe?

would expect any of the green line to fit  may need a few x,y made up

IIRC delta here had a set up for parts/rebuild

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It is possible to bolt the transmission to a later OHV engine (220, 240, 264) but they are too long to fit the engine compartment, you would have to recess the firewall. I used to source engines from junked combines for our IH trucks. If you are going to swap in a newer engine you might as well find a V8 and 5-speed .

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During the 1930s, IH built a special model for milk truck delivery service.  Earlier models had a stepped down frame so the driver did not have to step up from the running board.  This was discontinued in the D-series model, the D-M, based on the D-5.  Here's what Crismon's International Trucks has to say about it.

D-M Milk Truck 1937-40.JPG

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35 minutes ago, Howard_P said:

During the 1930s, IH built a special model for milk truck delivery service.  Earlier models had a stepped down frame so the driver did not have to step up from the running board.  This was discontinued in the D-series model, the D-M, based on the D-5.  Here's what Crismon's International Trucks has to say about it.

D-M Milk Truck 1937-40.JPG

thought it may a lowered one ,opposed to modified faegoul and later metro 

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My engine rebuilder guy is saying the biggest item is going to be the oil pump. Any idea on where I could get one or what all years and sizes fit? Thanks again everyone!!!

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check it have it cut flat,use good oil, not crusty syrup of old,not like you are going racing

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The four cylinder engine was a Waukeshaw, same as on the No.8 combine. I have one if you need it! Your truck has D-series sheet metal, same as D2 and D15 had.

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I saw one of the flat head I-6 engines in a running vehicle on the purplewave auction  recently.  Check auctions out of the mid-west, those folks hold onto equipment for many years.

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