|Project by rustfever||posted 10-12-2009 02:05 PM||2905 views||3 times favorited||29 comments|
As I told a few days ago, I completely rebuilt this ‘Auto Wagon’ over the last several years. It is a 1917 International Model ‘H’. It is rated as 3/4 ton. It has a 4 cylinder engine capable of producing something near 20 hp. and was cabable of top speed of near the same.
I just took the truck to it’s first show, and you can see the wife and I, riding over to load into the trailer. I also included a pic of the truck as found, and 4 pics of the reconstruction in progress.
The machinery runs well, albeit a bit cranky to get running. Once up to operational temperature, it runs very well. The top speed I’ve had it is about 12 MPH.
One side note…the wood wheels had some deterioation that need to be stopped and corrected. I elected to give the wheels each a 4 month ‘bath’ in a specially constructed tub filled with boilded linseed oil. After the bath, the wheels were allowed to dry for three months, then scraped, sanded and 5 coats of spar varnish.
-- Rustfever, Central California