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Freightrain last won the day on March 2

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  1. Love the rain cap on the stack. Very classic look.
  2. My first truck was a '72 1210 2wd pickup. Learned a lot working on it. It was a ex township road truck(ya, beat to pieces and safety yellow). 345 would not pass a gas station. Still like the utilitarian look of a IH pickup. They sure did rust to pieces(like most vehicles of the day). Mine came with no inner fenders(or hood hinges), floors were vaguely there, though the bed was welded up pretty solid. I need to dig up the picture I have from 1982? My buddy from jr high grew up with Travelalls. First was a '66, then a '72. I have a picture of the '72(green with woodgrain). He also had a '72 1210 4wd stepside for a short time. It got burnt up in a garage fire while doing some patch work on it. It had a 392 with Holley 4bbl. Sure glad gas was only like $.50/gal back then.
  3. I put a 40MT in my truck nearly 20 years ago. I swapped it for an air starter a couple years ago(just because I like being different). That 40 MT is very, very heavy. The air starter is a feather compared to it. You don't really have to change any wiring, other then adding a starter solenoid(like a Ford) to fire it. I removed my S/P switch and mounted the solenoid in its place, that way I could use the wire from the starter button on the dash.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48DN8QWVAJg
  5. Someone have a picture of a front mount area for an RS685? Either the collar that goes around the crank or the crossmember. Victor, can you post a picture of your engine?
  6. Nice. I like the stripe on the hood/doors. Been wanting to find something to spruce up my plain white truck.
  7. Many years back a fellow put small bags on a B. Just remove some springs to allow it to actually move. I would suggest new springs as the old springs will likely break from excessive flex. I had that problem on rear springs.
  8. Sounds like an old Fontaine "No slack"? Likely just corroded. Pull the lever and try to strap it to stay in the unlocked position and then try moving the truck back and forth to hopefully knock it loose. Remember to lower the trailer legs!!!
  9. Not really, though I was trying to hit it when someone was close by LOL!!! With all the other trucks running nearby the noise kinda muffled it, as I do have a muffler on it. I did take the muffler off once, at our local truck show weekend just to make more noise with it. At home I leave it on, when I have to leave early I don't want to annoy the neighbors too bad. Curious as to that cooler also? Don't see any a/c inside. My thought is oil cooler? Seems to have "smaller" hoses going to it, like oil lines.
  10. Love my Ingersoll starter! Was at diesel drags last week and had guys come over and ask what kind of starter i had. They never heard of an air starter.
  11. Gaskets not a problem. I think the rest is getting hard to get, or pretty expensive.
  12. DD usually have Farr air cleaner? Or is that just an option? Good way to see if DD....stick your foot under it and see if it comes out covered in oil. Lol.
  13. When i come across something I'm going to upgrade my oil bath. Mine does have a stack on it. I like that custom SS version!
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