• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

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    Jeff Ismail
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72 1010 Rotors

Adrien

Member
I have a 72 1010 Travelall that has front rotors. I will take them in to be turned this weekend, but couldn't help but look into replacements in the event that they cannot be turned. Is there anywhere I can get rotors and have to sell both of my arms to get them:mad:
 

FDChappie

Active member
That would depend on what they are from. As far as I know IH started using disks on the d series in '74. There is a company that sells a conversion kit for IH 1/2 ton axles.
 

Adrien

Member
I will be ordering my rotors this evening after work. In taking apart my brake system, I have noticed that the brake lines are not coming apart very easily at all. Fittings are rounding off and so tight that they are not coming off.

As I know I am not the only one with this issue, does anyone know of a shop that makes lines specifically for our trucks? I am looking to just replace all the lines, but cannot find a company that builds them and ships them to me.
 

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Scoutboy74

Moderator
I assume you're speaking of the hard lines. The flare nuts should be manipulated with a flare nut wrench. An open end plus a very educated and cautious elbow is alright when everything is fresh and clean, but when you're dealing with 45 year old rusty fittings, they're likely to round off as you've found out. Pre-treating with a quality penetrating oil such as kano kroil sometimes helps in the freeing process. There is no pre-bent hard line kit for the IH full-size trucks. IHPA offers a kit for the sii's, but the dimensions are too short and narrow to work in a full-size. If you can get your originals out without destroying them too badly, you might have some luck with a local brake shop making you some replacements using the old ones as a pattern.
 

Adrien

Member
I assume you're speaking of the hard lines. The flare nuts should be manipulated with a flare nut wrench. An open end plus a very educated and cautious elbow is alright when everything is fresh and clean, but when you're dealing with 45 year old rusty fittings, they're likely to round off as you've found out. Pre-treating with a quality penetrating oil such as kano kroil sometimes helps in the freeing process. There is no pre-bent hard line kit for the IH full-size trucks. IHPA offers a kit for the sii's, but the dimensions are too short and narrow to work in a full-size. If you can get your originals out without destroying them too badly, you might have some luck with a local brake shop making you some replacements using the old ones as a pattern.
Thanks! I tried and applied oil for 3 days straight and they wont break loose. I found a local shop that has the capabilities to build new brake lines. I just need to bring the old ones so we can match them up. My resources here in alaska are very limited
 

Scoutboy74

Moderator
Well, if you're confident in the shop's ability to reproduce correct replacements, cutting them as close to the seized fitting ends May be your best bet. Any fitting that is coupled directly to a flexible hose that you're planning on replacing anyway could be cut on the hose side to keep the hard line intact. Have you tried disconnecting any of the fitting ends that go into either the front or rear distribution block? Have you got vice grips that you could cinch down super tight onto the nut rather than just an open end wrench that just rounds them off?
 

Adrien

Member
Yes sir I have. The vise grips just grind the nut down even more. I am going to have the shop make me new lines from the master cylinder, to the calipers. Only option I have left that I can think of.
 
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