View Full Version : New to IH and clueless -- help?
10-16-2007, 10:05 AM
Hi all, I recently (as in last week) aquired a '71 1110 one-ton pickup (2wd) with what looks like a 5-speed OD conversion installed some years ago. Body, frame and glass are all pretty good, engine runs okay, has a Holly aftermarket carb, but other than that pretty stock. There are a million things wrong with it, mostly electrical, and the OD gear seems to scream like it has a burnt bearing.
My main project at the moment is getting it street legal, must pass a basic safety check. I replaced the headlamp switch, but what was missing is the mounting nut that holds the switch to the dash. This and 1000 other things will be needed, I guess I need to know, WHERE DO YOU GUYS GET PARTS? I mean small stuff -- NAPA had the headlight switch but forget with the mounting nut. Is there an IH land of amazing supply of detailed parts?
I have a 1972 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 that I fully restored (with some help) a long time ago and it was SO worth it, I got this truck for almost nothing, thinking a long-term at least partial restoration would be fun. But right now I'm spinning my wheels, clueless as to where to get started. Help??
w in Michigan
10-16-2007, 10:30 AM
Hi Will, welcome to the BB and to our area of it, too!
As far as parts, there are vendors that advertise on this board that might have the more hard to find items, but a lot of times it comes down to figuring out what OTHER vehicle the same part fits.
As far as your current dilemma... it might be easiest to hit a hardware store for a temp measure and then scout some junk yards. I know that there were a couple trucks in an Auburn yard a few years ago...
I'll be adding a sticky here for resources in the state to help out in just these types of situations.
EDIT: also check the "help" section at Autozone, etc, as I believe these bezels were somewhat common (at least if they are similar to the Scout switch).
10-16-2007, 06:17 PM
Welcome to binder ownership Will. Be careful, it is hard to own just one IH truck or Scout!
It looks like Jerry answered your parts questions. The only thing I could add is that here in Mich you may be able to find a parts truck that has a shot body, but with some other usable parts. I'll check around.
Some others that know their IH info better than I can tell us the exact years, but you may have a factory 5 speed and Holley carb. The 5 speed was an option for quite a few years on the IH trucks and Travelalls and I know they used Holley carbs in the early 70's. My dad had a 73 1/2 ton with a 392 auto. with a holley. Strangely the truck had the single speed transfer case.
Where is Northport?
10-16-2007, 08:00 PM
I'm going to guess (since I don't have any full sizes laying around) that your pickup is going to use the same-same headlight switch as a Scout II. IH did that a lot- the pickups used the same gauges, so the same HL switch isn't a stretch at all. There are a lot of guys in the area with a lot of parts trucks, me included.....if a Scout headlight switch nut would work (if I'm not mistaken, it's a chrome looking round nut that has a sleeve that goes through the hole in the dash and over the threaded part on the headlight switch) somebody here will have one and will probably be happy to toss it in an envelope and mail it to you, or maybe be even close enough so you could pick it up.
Dan Powlus da duke
10-24-2007, 07:34 PM
I'll step in and answer for Will - Northport is nearabouts the Traverse City area ( I didn't know either, had to look it up :helpsmilie: )
And Will - welcome to the web site! If you use the search function you will undoubtably find hours worth of reading just on your new aquisition ... and as Paul said, it's hard to own just one. Who knows, you may just trade in your FJ40 and get a Scout (or two :D )
It would be nice to do something with the Great Lakes Binders north of our last meeting, just to include some others - maybe we could raid Don Minors place in Gaylord! :ph34r:
10-25-2007, 02:16 AM
Don Minor would probably be your best bet for parts near your area. He's in Elmira, which is near Gaylord. He's got tons of stuff. Litereally! Super nice guy to deal with and very fair! Tell him I steered you his way if you talke to him. His number is # 231-549-4546. Good luck and welcome to the IH world!
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