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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.
I think I can contribute to the latest theme.
This one will be cool soon.
O yeah, real brakes. I'm looking at the same option to pull my toy hauler. What I got in mind is a 7 spd dt466 in a crew cab International 4700 on a lo pro 22.5 rubber, no sleeper.
A couple of cool old cheby's
JMHO, but.... Screw International!
I drive LOTS of them. 60-80,000 miles a year (just finished a L.A.-to-St Louis run in a 4300 today), all over the country. And I know most of the Service Techs in the Lower 48 by name! One big Electrical Problem With Wheels!
BTW, the first thing to go is the vent selector (floor/dash/defog) switch. Then the fuel guage.
And after so many years, the heat exchangers rot out, putting oil into the cooling system or visea-versa.
The "check engine" lights tend to go on and off so much that eventually you ignore them. THEN they throw a false code (usually ReGen related) that puts the truck into Limp Home Mode. In BF Mississippi. On I-55. At 70 mph. In the fast lane.
If you do buy one anyway, do NOT get one with an automatic. The Allison 5 & 6-speed transmissions suck the life out of them unless you're runnin' really light.
And I once had a column-shift auto in a Crew-Cab get stuck in Drive, at the diesel island at a station on the last leg home to the shop. I set the brake, jumped out and while I was pumping the fuel.... it "timed out" (idle timer) and shut off. Of course it won't re-start in Drive. Had to be towed to the dealer. With 1700 miles on it.
O.K. I'm done.
I think my employer might be getting sick of IH, because not only is the next new (smaller) Pipeline Inspection Truck a Ford (and they USED to use F-550's before they got on the International kick), but the next Boiler Truck is ALSO not an International!
Coming to a seat under my ass soon...
Just saw it today at the shop getting finished up.
Oh, and here's the Drivers' Lounge at that shop in Mississippi.
I'm gonna wish I had lower profile tires too, this thing sit's higher than the bus by several inches.
Electronic or manually pumped 466?
Spotted in a parking lot last night...
He was profiled in a car mag recently, he's from BC
BADASS! Is that factory? I was thinking it would be cool to have a 78-79 ford 250-350 crew cab, but this truck tops that!
Long, cold, rainy winters up there! Lotsa garage time available!
Hey, lookie there, it's even got monkey bars for the kids to play on while
they wait for grandma.
Good looking rig though.
This is the latest evolution of the shaggin wagon. How PC we've become.
How does that get round a 90 degree corner??? Im guessing it does not
Our mountain bike team's mobile work shop. '08 Chevy Duramax and '94 Featherlite trailer somewhere out in Nevada on Hwy 50.