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S10Vette

12-09-2016 17:17:08




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Looking at a local truck at a fair price. I know nothing about IH though. What I like is that it has very solid sheet metal. 6 cylinder that seems to run strong, although I would be tempted to do an engine swap at some point. It is a tractor, with a functioning heavy duty winch setup. I would convert it to a flat bed. Any thoughts or advice ?

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AG in IN

01-16-2017 11:41:01




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 Re: Any IH folks out there in reply to S10Vette, 12-09-2016 17:17:08  
Looks like an L-model or an early R-model with the double rear windows.

It could have a Red Diamond 6-cyl. engine. Displacements from 372-501 cubic inches were available. These, for the most part, were solid performing engines. Thirsty, but dependable.
These trucks were well built. You could take an arc welder to the sheet metal if you wanted to.

My dad has a early '60's R-190. It was a tandem tractor that was stretched and had a 20' dump bed put on it. It has a RD-450 and an 8-speed Road-Ranger in it. I don't know how tight the turning radius was before stretching it, but turning a tight corner with it isn't possible now. Driving that truck gives you a lot of respect for truckers 50+ years ago.

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IHC pickups

01-13-2017 15:13:38




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 Re: Any IH folks out there in reply to S10Vette, 12-09-2016 17:17:08  
I have 3 IHC D-200 4X4 PU. 1 I have restored the 2nd one is being restored. Both complete frame off restortations. What I like about them is there is metal there if parts needs to be welded or worked.



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Nebraska Kirk

12-17-2016 10:47:26




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 Re: Any IH folks out there in reply to S10Vette, 12-09-2016 17:17:08  
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Incorrect, the Red Diamond class of engines IHC made were and still are VERY good engines!



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Nordic

12-10-2016 19:42:01




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 Re: Any IH folks out there in reply to S10Vette, 12-09-2016 17:17:08  
My Dad and I had one exactly like that with a good size boom crane on the back. I'm not big on IH knowledge but ours had an inline 6 cyl. 372 cu. in. I believe they were called Black Diamond. We were told that was the good engine. There was also a Red Diamond engine which was essentially not good as the rumour went. In such a case your idea of doing an engine upgrade would be good. Ours had air over hydraulic brakes. They need a real work over if the truck has been sitting for any length of time. They are very strong built trucks and were put to hard work in their day.

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