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Re: '76 International Loadstar, I need info by Lee
Post New Message The 54 mph top speed may be just a function of the engine and rear end ratio. My 81 Intl didn't have a governor when I got it, and it does about 65 on the flats. A 345 ci engine pushing 15 to 20 thousand pounds doesn't have a lot left to give. I run mine around 60 most of the time and just let it crawl up the hills. It is very visible and nobody has rear-ended me yet.
The nice thing is that parts are fairly easy to get. The heavy truck parts places (TrailerCraft, Kenworth, etc)have everything regarding brakes (air brakes, anyway), the engines are available rebuilt, and the chassis parts are still around. If you have the 345 engine, try to keep it running under 3200 rpm most of the time. It doesn't like high rpm's for too long.
The old cornbinders are still a dependable lot. Mine has moved a lot of miles and runs great.
Good luck with it.
Lee
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