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wig wag

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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2013, 10:57:50 PM »
Wow! I drove those when I worked for a short period at Robert Trans. Doing Joyceville switches
in 86 ?  Never noticed a split window version. All our units where day cabs with 350 Cummins.
put a gallon of oil in that thing every night.
I had a temp replacement truck like the heavy set back axle white one. They sent it up from
Rougemont.  It didn't have the big tires, but it had a sleeper, and the first Cummins I drove
with a Holset Turbo.
When I got that thing up to speed going west bound I thought to myself, what a ----- lumber
Wagon this thing is!  The thing felt like it was unstoppable.

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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013, 04:43:16 PM »
All of the Robert S-models that I've seen photos of were F2575's.  The F2275 (the one with the wide cab) was mainly found in US LTL fleets where their 91.3" BBC allowed them to pull 45' trailers within a 55' length limit.  A few car haulers (mainly Chrysler and import haulers) also used them.
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 02:48:49 PM »
Hi all

My model project with the IHC is now on the way to be really started. First of all thanks a lot to all of you for the help with information and explaining. Just to sum all up, I learned about that truck. We are talking about this one.


It is an IHC S-series F-2674 probably from 1978 powered by an 350 Cummins.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
So long
Arnd
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2013, 08:16:58 PM »
Based on ABF's number system it's a 1986.  The second digit is the last digit of the model year.
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2013, 09:13:08 PM »
My recollection of the S series IH models was they first came out about 1977.  While they were used in OTR service in the east they were mostly used  in vocational type work or P & D here in the west.  As a result we didn't see many of the heavy duty units that appear in this thread.

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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2013, 09:22:07 PM »
My recollection of the S series IH models was they first came out about 1977.  While they were used in OTR service in the east they were mostly used  in vocational type work or P & D here in the west.  As a result we didn't see many of the heavy duty units that appear in this thread.

1977 for the heavy duty versions as Walt says. 1978 for the lighter to medium duty versions which replaced the venerable Loadstar.
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2013, 06:49:54 PM »
My recollection of the S series IH models was they first came out about 1977.  While they were used in OTR service in the east they were mostly used  in vocational type work or P & D here in the west.  As a result we didn't see many of the heavy duty units that appear in this thread.

1977 for the heavy duty versions as Walt says. 1978 for the lighter to medium duty versions which replaced the venerable Loadstar.

By number:
1977: 2100, 2200, 2500 and 2600 series
1978: 1600, 1700, 1800 and 1900 series
1982: 2300 series (essentially a 2100 series powered by an L-10 Cummins instead of a DT466)

The 1600-1900 series replaced the Loadstar and the 2100 and 2200 replaced the Fleetstar.  The 2500 and 2600 series were new models that grounded out the S-series with a long conventional.
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2013, 09:04:46 PM »
What was the differences in the last two numbers? i.e. 2600, 2674, 2675, etc... ? Back in the day (late 70's - early 80's)I remember that the s2500's were a direct competitor to Ford's Louisville series (i.e. mostly daycab market)
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2013, 10:59:15 PM »
What was the differences in the last two numbers? i.e. 2600, 2674, 2675, etc... ? Back in the day (late 70's - early 80's)I remember that the s2500's were a direct competitor to Ford's Louisville series (i.e. mostly daycab market)

Third digit:
1 = Gas
5 = Mid-range diesel (IH DT466, Cat 3208 etc.)
7 = "Big Bore" diesel

4th digit
2 = Chassis & cowl
4 = Straight truck
5 = Tractor
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 07:31:45 PM »
4th digit
2 = Chassis & cowl
4 = Straight truck
5 = Tractor

Thanks!

BTW, what's a "Chassis & cowl?" Is that a glider kit?
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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2013, 09:00:44 PM »
Chassis & Cowl is like a school bus unit or Brinks truck, cut at the cowl.

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Re: Question about International S-Series trucks
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2013, 09:00:44 PM »