1955 International Harvester RC180 road tractor. Very rare truck. Spent it's working years in the San Jose area. Got parked 5 years ago right across from the Oakland coliseum. When I came across it, I was told it was "running when parked"(haha, famous last words in old truck collecting). The motor was rusted solid and we had to pull the head and the pan; then to beat it like the proverbial rented mule/red headed stepchild,etc until the pistons moved again. And they did/do. Lots more to do; no brakes, leaking oil, etc but nice to save an old truck, an old binder. I'd like to get a shorty step deck trailer to load some of my other old trucks and cruise to a show or two. BD308 for you afficianados.
International Harvester IH R-160 and L-160 Series CabOver Trucks
International Harvester IH Trucks, CargoStar, LoadStar and L, R and S
Series, Pickups, CabOver, Dump Truck and Flat Bed, along with a Short Bus
and Panel Van. The Collection Includes an R 180 Diesel CabOver Road
Tractor, a CargoStar 1850 Diesel Cabover Dump Truck, a LoadStar 1800 Short
School Bus and an L 110 Panel Van.
There are 6 videos in all. Use the links to move from one video to the
next. These trucks belong to my brother (I am not the IH expert and I know
some of my commentary was incorrect) so any comments will be appreciated.
My brother will be sending the replies.
We intend on making more videos in the future as the trucks are repaired,
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Dodge Army Truck First Run WWII 1940
First start and run of Dodge VF-402 1.5 ton Army dump truck; hasn't run in
probably 15-20 years (judging by condition of cloth-covered spark plug
wires). New battery and tune-up, oil changed. No ether. Ran good but
couldn't drive due to gas pedal broken. No, I didn't get it running before
shooting the vid!