International D1410

Submitted: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 14:31
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G'day folks.
After much head scratching, hair pulling, internet searching and despairingly drinking beer i may have a viable solution to my coaster bus 4x4 solution. Please need your thoughts. I have the opportunity to purchase Inter D1410 4x4 (complete, unregoed and as always on the other side of this huge country) with the intention of grafting the 4x4 components under the afore mentioned headache causing vehicle. Would any one have experience of this model and be able to forewarn me of any pitfalls or problems this vehicle has?
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:06

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:06
The Victorian Country Fire Authority had hundreds of the International D1410 4x4 vehicles fitted with 400 gallon water tanks and had very few problems with them that I know of.
The ones that I drove went into some very extreme places using 4WD and handled the conditions as well if not better than most 4WD wagons of that time.

The only thing that I know that the CFA did to them was to fit a system where the fuel was circulated back to the fuel tank because on extremely hot days and working them very hard they tended to vaporise the fuel. The recirculating system solved that problem.

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Reply By: Member - whitey1111 - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:57

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:57
Thanks Mate. I just needed a positive reply to the mechanical side of things and you've done that. Fuel issues wont be a problem as i will still be using my 1HZ and 5speed.
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Reply By: Eric Experience - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:39

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:39
Whitey.
The D1410 was a good vehicle but was a 3 ton max vehicle. Your coaster is more like 4 ton so the D1410 components will be to light, the front axle is very light and would not last long with the heavy front weight of a coaster. The transfer case is the same as the OKA, so is easily broken. If you want to use international components you would have to use the axles from the 510A which was a 5 ton rating. The draw back with the 510A is that it runs 17 rims. I started building a motor home on a 510A and gave up because of the many problems but I did get a set of 17.5 tubeless tyres but no wheels to suit. I ended up getting a HINO 4x4 9 ton but have given up on that and now drive a Mercedes Sprinter 4x4. Eric
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