1917 model F


Stop in, say hi, and let us know a little bit about yourself and your project!

Rookie
Rookie

Posts: 10

Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:49 am

Location: Placerville, CA

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:01 am

1917 model F

FD5A40D8-BC3B-4BEE-902F-9D3A79D18D73.jpeg
Greetings everyone. I am new to this forum and have been gleaning this site for help on my current project; a 1917 Model F. The truck was purchased new from the dealership by my great-grandfather. It has been stored in one of my outbuildings since the late fifties (before I was born). I am doing a full frame up restoration and value the advice from this membership.
The model F was used to haul pears from the orchard directly to the packing house in town. And bring home supplies on the return trip. I can’t imagine it was much better than the horse team used previously. Regardless, the truck served our family well and it’s on me to keep history alive.
I have two other, more modern IHC trucks that are in the queue for restoration as well, but that’s another story; 1934 C-5? (not sure exact model) and a 1947 KB-7. Both have the same backstory. Purchased new and used the haul fruit and cattle. The KB-7 is pretty special to me since I rode in it with my dad hauling pears, and if I was good, got to stop on the way home for a vanilla frosty with the empty bins.
Nice meeting you all.
Attachments
5C928FFD-E651-423B-91A3-0353F0442C56.jpeg
AC1819B8-5677-417E-ABA7-2DCF14E5C15B.jpeg
940E18DE-7E01-4187-83F2-6018E4EEC7D1.jpeg
EC636C97-36D5-4D1F-B604-F9F383C5D8AA.jpeg
0675D2F6-C8D5-4CCD-B50B-6D89909A7E52.jpeg

Pile of Parts
Pile of Parts

Posts: 27

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:59 pm

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:42 am

Re: 1917 model F

Welcome!
Was that F model modified to run the saw blade in the pic? Was it used to cut limbs into firewood or saw lumber somehow?
User avatar

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 1811

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 am

Location: Wichita, Kansas

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:19 pm

Re: 1917 model F

Welcome to the site! Great to hear about the trucks and the connection to your family history.

Dean
Lifelong Kansan
Grew up with red paint
Moved off the farm 30 years ago.

Rookie
Rookie

Posts: 10

Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:49 am

Location: Placerville, CA

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:48 pm

Re: 1917 model F

To answer Dilbert’s question, a large crosscut saw was mounted on the rear frame. A sliding table with fence moved the work into the saw blade. I don’t know the history of its’ use and those who did are gone now. I suspect it was used for cutting firewood or perhaps lumber. Seems to have been set up for crosscutting only and not rip sawing.

The aft end of the driveline had been moved to a position above the cross members. Power still went through the transmission, so the big blade had three speeds forward and one in reverse!
Attachments
B2D0C288-3E46-4B1B-8C77-D07D976836BF.jpeg
5D55C472-D2F1-435A-91A1-7B80F77544C0.jpeg

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 8231

Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:45 pm

Location: Canada's left Coast

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:24 pm

Re: 1917 model F

Defiantly not ASHA approved. Safety was not very many persons thought about in the way-back-times. Safety is learned, often after an event.
One of our neighbours, in the 1950s, thought his self propelled combine was running out of gasoline. He used his lighter to make some extra light so he could se into the fuel tank. I used to ask my Mom, "Why does old Karl not have any eyebrows?" Old Karl was lucky enough since the machine was out of fuel and he only needed a new fuel tank and fresh shorts, after the big bang. After this event, Old Karl could be heard saying, :Wad-ja-zay?"
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Mark Twain
User avatar

Yard Art
Yard Art

Posts: 70

Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:10 pm

Location: Bay Area, California

Post Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:26 pm

Re: 1917 model F

Yup, that big exposed saw blade would definitely deserve a lot of respect when running. And to think that I got nervous the few times I needed to use my 4 1/2" angle grinder without the shield!

Anyhow, nice truck, especially with the family history.

Randy
1936 International C40
2002 Chevy Avalanche
1962 Triumph TR4

Return to Introduce Yourself

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.