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1931 International

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The 1931 International was a popular truck in the '30s. It is a very basic truck with a narrow cab, pontoon fenders, and a butterfly hood - very typical of trucks at the time. International made their own basic gas-powered engines. The International engine block, six cylinders, distributor, spark plugs, coil, and carburetor were all were easy to reach and simple to service. The cab interior was also simple; there weren't many gauges and there wasn't much space. It was not recommended to use this truck on long trips since it wasn't very comfortable or powerful. The seat is a simple bench seat without adjustment. If you were short, you slid forward on the seat. If you were tall, you slid backwards. And if you were really tall, you were pretty cramped. It has a six-volt battery and electric starter. There was not much power in a six-volt battery; they turned an engine over slow. It wouldn't take much to run one down. There is an opening in the front to use a crank to start it if the battery was low on a cold day. To be a truck driver in the 1930s, you needed to be tough and resourceful. Top Speed: 55 MPH

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