Category Archives: Misc

Where is that ID tag?

Identifying your IHC Truck, from Martin Lynn If it is an L or R series there should be a vin plate on the drivers door. That will tell you exactly what it is including the engine. If that is gone … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Gaskets

IHC gasket sets are often hard to find. When you can not find a proper gasket one method for overcoming the immediate need is to make your own. One method often overlooked in the use of the original part to … Continue reading

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Gas Tank Repair

Preserve before repair? from an old Plumber I did as the instructions said, & cleansed the inside with the proportion of Muriatic Acid & water suggested. (it etches the interior, protect your eyes etc.!) I then duct taped the openings … Continue reading

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Fuel Tank Preservation

POR15 is only one way to only one way to fix that old gas tank. I did as the instructions said, cleaned the inside with the proportion of Muriatic Acid water suggested. (it etches the interior, protect your eyes etc.!) … Continue reading

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IH Serial Numbers

Information provided by Howard Pletcher. This is an updated version (June 29, 2004) There is little to decode from IH serial numbers. If you have a table of them, they do identify the time frame a truck was built in, … Continue reading

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IHC Light Line Model Numbers

It has long been my desire to get a single listing of various IH light line model numbers and what they mean published, so here it is. With a little (lot) help from our friends: Howard Pletcher, Bennett Moe, and … Continue reading

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GVW of your L-11?

Have you ever wondered what the Gross Vehicle weight of your truck is?  The following chart is for ‘stock’ trucks.  As you are aware, IH would build to ‘order’.  Do not take this table as the gospel truth.. Gross Vehicle … Continue reading

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Removing the glass from your windshield

This is not an easy project, mine was fairly rusted where the 2 halves join and this makes it difficult to get apart. There is an insert that slides halfway into each hollow frame half and then is screwed in … Continue reading

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Battery Storage, Flooded Lead Acid

Periods of inactivity can be extremely harmful to lead acid batteries. When placing a battery into storage, follow the recommendations below to insure that the battery remains healthy and ready for use. NOTE: Storing, charging or operating batteries on concrete … Continue reading

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Fuses

‘The following data is taken from a Buss Fuse brochure dated April, 1952 Air Circulating Fan, ”50 to ”52, SFE 20 Headlight, ”35 to ”41, SFE-20 or AGC-10 ………..”42, SFE-30 ………..”47 to ”49 KB1-M and KB3-M SFE-30 Heater, ”50 to … Continue reading

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