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Old 04-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #2911
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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.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #2912
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #2913
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....... And I know most of the Service Techs in the Lower 48 by name! ........ [including] In BF Mississippi.
Oh, and here's the Drivers' Lounge at that shop in Mississippi.

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #2914
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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.

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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?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #2915
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #2916
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #2917
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #2918
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A couple of cool old cheby's


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!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #2919
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He was profiled in a car mag recently, he's from BC
Long, cold, rainy winters up there! Lotsa garage time available!
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:41 AM   #2920
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:41 AM   #2921
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Hey, lookie there, it's even got monkey bars for the kids to play on while
they wait for grandma.

Good looking rig though.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:31 AM   #2922
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This is the latest evolution of the shaggin wagon. How PC we've become.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #2923
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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
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #2924
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:51 PM   #2925
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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.
Like I said 7spd, Dt466.

Mechanical injection is a big plus
crew cab for room and wider body.
Most likely 4700/4900 chassis.
air brakes/air ride a plus.

I take crew rolling chassis also since I got nice 270hp motor/trans combo from a wrecked truck with less then 20K miles on it, wheel base not important as long is 84" CA or longer.
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