Hey Everyone, I'm a pretty handy guy growing up on a horse farm... then grew up and got an office job. So to trade some of that 'office' stress for that 'why won't this stop leaking stress', my wife bought me a truck for my birthday! This build thread is to hopefully document as much of this journey as possible. The truck was bought for $800 on Craigslist. I'll admit, I was deadset on a '72 Chevy Pickup but on a whim drove this international and wow... the torque, the power steering, the look/feel... it was over. It had plenty of power, 4wd (bonus) and less than half my budget! Only kicker... it didn't really turn right and had a broken leaf spring (more on that later). Since bringing it home a week ago, I've done some digging to see what I'm dealing with. I've bought the parts catalog from BinderBooks, purchased a shop manual on ebay and after an IH guru pointed me to it - found the LST on the back of the glovebox! After some careful research (thank you binderplanet world). The 1975 150 has the following: Front Axel: FA-62 02063 Dana44 3500# (odd as it's a 150) Steering: S-282 05282 708D Sag Power Clutch: 11216 11" 6 Spring Engine: E-99 12099 V304A Gas w/ Exh Emission (BUMMER - was told it was a 392!) Transmission/Transfer Case: TC-142 13142 New Process 205 / T-427 13427 WG T-19 Warner 4 Speed wide ratio synchronized low w/ 1.68 in 3D Rear Axel: RA-28 14028 Dana44 w/ Trac-Lock Now to say I was disappointed in the 304 was an understatement. Not that I need more than a 304, but more is better! But it made sense... thinking back to when I primed the carb- it was a 2 barrel (not 4), but I wrote it off to 'you know nothing about trucks!'. Well I again went back to the forums and figure out how to identify the engine... Its a V392E! So either the LST is wrong, someone changed the engine at some point, I read the LST wrong but I'm happy! More power!!!! But I'm still at a loss on why the 2 barrel carb? Now to the broken leaf spring. I can't see any cracks in it, but the previous owner said "I hit a stump at about 10 mph and it broke". I took a gamble that that was it (and getting new set made is $500). Well... as I said, no visible cracks so I went back to the forums on what happens when you hit an object and can't turn afterwards - BROKEN CENTER PIN! http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php?threads/dana-44-frontend-problem-wont-turn-left.46656/ So I felt through the spring plate and sure enough - pin is missing from one side (and it's off center to the 'bump' block) and the other side has a pin and is centered. Hopefully all I need to do is clamp the spring pack, find new u-bolts + center pin, reinstall and be back on the road! I think that's all for now- Cheers!