1978 International Harvester 1700 4x4 dump/plow truck Loadstar 1700
The Beast! I am the 2nd owner, the 1st owner garage kept this truck till 2yrs ago, so there is no rust. It's double framed and solid as a rock. I ended up doing a lot of work to her to bring her up to good spec. The motor is 345 2v gas, v strong, no leaks and doesn't burn oil, v tight. I'll try to list everything as best I can, starting at the front. New radiator, thermostat, heater core and blower motor take care of heating and cooling. The motor runs at 175deg cruising and 180-190 working.(plowing). New valve cover gaskets cured a little drrip and new plus wires cap and rotor have it starting and running great. The PTO and it's driveshaft was replaced due to u-joint failure. The dump pump took a hit when the PTO failed and it will need to be rebuilt, garage estimate is $400. It works sporadically but only at high pto rpm so I don't mess with it, just haven't had time to fix it. New Clutch and the trans was rebuilt w/ new synchros and seals. The transfer case is v. good and also got new seals. New master cylinder and new hydraboost. 4 new rear wheel cylinders. The brake shoes have lots of meat fr and rear. The steer tires are brand new, the drive tires are approx 75%. The driveshafts are true and well greased and the steering bushings were replaced. I installed a sun tach II to keep an eye on things. There is a 9' plow, works great but will need a new cutting edge. This truck runs and works great, 345 gas w/ 5spd and 4x4. Above 30deg once to the floor and crank it no gas and she starts. Below 30deg it's 2x to the floor and crank w/no gas and she starts, everytime. 5-10 min warm up and you're good to go. 4x4 works great w/ manual locking hubs. If interested I can send detailed photos as I'm having trbl posting photos. The cab has new door locks, the windows roll up and down and it is warm in the coldest winter. everything works. call for info, Joe @ 516-978-5634. You can drive this truck anywhere, as long as 60-65 is your speed hahaha! This truck is in great shape and ready to work for many yaers to come, I hate to see her go but my life situation is changing and she needs to go to someone that needs a really good truck to make $$.