an old scout add; diesel-specific?

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  1. Josh

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    I've yet to track down my first IH vehicle, but from the research I've been doing, I'm leaning quite hard towards picking up a turbo-diesel traveler, preferably geared for mostly on-road use.

    In my seemingly never-ending quest for more information on scouts, and the diesel configuration in particular, I ran across an item on Ebay which has caught my attention. I thought perhaps some of those of you who have many years experience beyond me could shed some light on it.

    It appears to be some sort of advertising material, bearing the words:

    FED UP WITH SHODDY WORKMANSHIP? AND SO-CALLED PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE? AND RUST? AND ORDINARY CAR WARRANTIES? AND ORDINARY CARS IN GENERAL?

    This is all in white lettering on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, perhaps being the lead-in to some sort of original advertising campaign emphasizing the advantages of the diesel engine, and scouts in general.

    Does anyone recall this ad campaign, likely used in perhaps a magazine, or passed out at the dealerships? I'm curious as to what the company saw as the high points of their diesel vehicles.

    Thanks for any help,

    -Josh
     
  2. John Donnelly

    John Donnelly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    IHC usually was tooting the horn of indestructibility with their machines.

    I have never seen this one, but maybe John Landry has.

    check out this link, and you will see a Diesel Scout ad, as well as some other nice Scout II stuff.

    http://walnut.tmcom.com/~jlandry/ihc/Advertisements.htm

    This is John Landry's site, courtesy of Tom Mandera, and maybe he can help you with what you have there.

    Just Dieselin',

    John Donnelly
     

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