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They wouldn't dream of putting a gas engine in a new truck like that nowadays. Theirs some people out there that will run those old trucks down but when they're right and you don't let them sit to long they give you a heck of a days work. I also have an ih 1800 loadstar with 20' bed and 68" sides. IMO the ih's were the best trucks back then, mine has a 5/2 trans. with a 446 under the hood. The ih is a better riding, steering, and shifting truck than other models of the era.

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We have a 82 Chevy C70, 427, 5+2, 21ft. box, tandem axle no tag. Truck works amazing. Neighbor has one similar with the 366 and I can tell the difference but they are both good setups. Let's just say 600-650 bushel will fit on our truck and 700 may have happened a couple times in barley.

I really have no idea on what your issue could be. I know on our semi's I have had friends talk about the detent's going bad and they will pop out of gear, if I remember correctly. Hopefully you get it figured out. They are good trucks to own. Good luck!!

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I learned to drive with a 73 Loadstar with the 5x2. Always stored inside had the original seats. They werent even weatherchecked, the paint on the dash was still shiny. But the exterior international red sure got faded over those 100 degree harvest days. Grandfather sold it 10 years ago for almost nothing. I still kick myself for letting it him sell it, especially since I have a son now.
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Pin and plate sychros in tranny that maybe worn causing to pop out of gear. Happened to our '83 gmc 7000 but in 4 th gear.

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Those old trucks you didn't need a speedometer, just had to watch how fast the gas gauge was moving to judge the speed.
I think your thinking about ford.
Those old pickups had 2 tanks for a reason
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Memory is getting rusty, but I think first and third were on the top shaft... popping out could be caused by running the tranny low on oil and ruining the bearings on the top shaft. Solution is either letting a tranny shop tell you what they are going to charge, or taking your chances on a wrecking yard unit.
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I think dad paid about $14,000 brand new for a '77 C65, 366, 5+2, 18' box and hoist truck. No tag or air brakes. So I'd guess yours sold for about $16,000, with about a $20,000 list.

I still have that truck. Its been downgraded to hauling limbs and brush from storm clean-up. It hasn't seen grain for 15+ years.

It should be a good truck to haul from the combine to the bin. It will be a lousy truck to haul from the bin to the elevator 20 miles away. If it truly has the 366, its a 400-450 bushel truck. The 427 could go to 550 bushel. It will take the first 50 bushels to buy the fuel to get back home.

You will be able to hire someone with a semi to haul the grain to the elevator cheaper than you can buy the fuel. Or around here anyway just sell it FOB the farm and let the elevator worry about trucking.
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I still have a 75 International Loadstar 1600.
5 X 2, short 4th, big feature back then.
It only has the 304 engine.
It was replaced by 97 FL80 Freightliner
3560 Allison automatic transmission. Awesome. Great. Wonderful transmission!
3126 Cat engine. Garbage. Crap. **** engine!
As of yesterday the 75 IH runs on, 3126 is dead. Cracked engine cover that supports air compressor. Major. Pretty handy timing eh?
Lest you think I'm bitter due to this one incident, in 15 harvests that 3126 has given varying degrees of trouble in 13 of them.
I don't know how it ****** up twice.

I remember dad and I changing windshield wipers on the 75 IH.
Looked in op manual for instructions, nothing useful, but we had quite a laugh when the only instruction was wipers should be changed every 6 months.
We were 32 changes behind!
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Ok, Got it home, 2 hour dirve, didn't do to bad on gas. Gas guage didn't work right, so we stopped and toped it off twice to be on safe side. Small tank held 8gal on first stop and also held 8gal on second, so we burnded maybe 16gal gas in 101 miles. 6.3mpg. Ok, maybe that is bad. Im guessing though. Oh, and it is a 366 engine. See attache photos for Spec, options sticker.

So, here is what I know about trans. Started out, shifted good, but after it got warmed up, it started grinding going into 3rd, up or down, and I only ever had it pop out once, and that was in 4th. Now, when I say 3rd or 4th, im saying number on gear shift. If you look at 1st as supper low and shift 2nd as 1st, then 4 on shifter would be 3rd, so maybe thats what guy ment by popping out of 3rd. Other than that, truck did good. Engine ran great, brakes worked good, drove good and strait. Just, Grinds into 3rd. if I give it time and shift at lower speed, it was better, but still grids a bit. Just thought it was odd that it didn't start doing it till about the 4th time I shifted when we were on down the road and warmed up a bit.

Also, anyone know how many gallon of gas the small front tank holds and how much the big round one holds?

Also, the Bed measures 17ft, 7in long, by 7ft, 6in wide, by 3ft, 4in tall, and then it has 1ft boards add at top that make it 4ft, 3in full hight. My calculations show that the bed would hold leveled off, 350bu grain, and with the extra 1ft boards, it would hold 450bu. So, rounded up, it would probably get close to 500bu.

Now, Being that it is a 366 motor, should I take the extra 1ft boards off someone has put on, and just carry the 350 to 400bu load? The boards need to be redone anyway, so I may take them off and start out that way.
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On my c65 with 20' length and 52" sides I can hold around 540 bushels. That's with it tarped. In soybeans.

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