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1979bus 08-14-2017 08:50 AM

1979 international
Hello everyone I have a1979 international bus and I am trying to find info on it. I have tried running the vin and engine number and come up with nothing if anyone could help me out that would be greatly appreciated.

Vin # is BA172JHB34696

cowlitzcoach 08-14-2017 10:59 AM

If you contact an IC Bus or Navistar/International Truck dealer they can run the Line Setting Ticket for the chassis of your bus.

The database may or may not still have your chassis in the system.

The LST may still be on your bus. It was stuck on in one of several places and it still might be there.

One place to look would be on the hood. If you tilt the hood forward down by the hinge on the curb side you might find it stuck on there.

Or you may find it by looking on the kick panel to the left of the driver's left foot.

The LST will only tell you what was used in making the chassis for your bus. To find out more about your bus you need to let us know what kind of bus body you have.

1979bus 08-14-2017 11:49 AM

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This is all I have found so far

cowlitzcoach 08-14-2017 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by 1979bus (Post 219357)
This is all I have found so far

IIRC that is on the firewall on the curbside just below where the hood rests.

Look on the hood itself just above the hinge on the curbside or on the kick panel to the left of the driver's left foot.

1979bus 08-14-2017 06:24 PM

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Didn't find anything on the kick panel or under the hood, but I did find this hiding in the door lol. Thanks for the help this is my first bus yet it's been on my property for 18 years

cadillackid 08-14-2017 06:49 PM

nice! an old ward!!! vedry similar back then to the Superior.. and I loved the Superiors of the late 70s.

1979bus 08-14-2017 06:50 PM

Just realized the pic is blurry so this is what's on the tag:

Model # ss31

Serial # 88997

Cap - 71

Date mfg 9-7-79

Parts order # F79 ss31 3580

1979bus 08-14-2017 06:54 PM

My parents purchased the bus 18 years ago and we stripped the seats to use it for a storage shed.
It hasn't been touched since.
Last week I put a battery in it and unhooked the fuel line and stuck the line in a small gas can poured a little gas in the carb cranked her over and she came to life! Did not expect that to happen!

cadillackid 08-14-2017 07:52 PM

those old International 345 and 390 engines were TROOPERS... they drink the gas but boy do they last and run!! the 345s were used in the Scout II's.. theres a decent following of scout II owners still so could be a good source of parts and info for that 345.. (most likely what you have)..

I rode to school on the international chassis in a couple different busses.. a 1979 Superior, and a 1979 Wayne..


1979bus 08-14-2017 08:14 PM

I am still trying to find out which motor it has

Brad_SwiftFur 08-14-2017 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by 1979bus (Post 219439)
I am still trying to find out which motor it has

If memory serves me correctly, look on the engine block, driver's side front, just below head. On the Loadstar-type body, there's precious little room between it and the fan, so it may be hard to read. Should have casting number and engine size.

1979bus 08-14-2017 09:05 PM

Ok thank you

1979bus 08-14-2017 09:10 PM

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This is where she used to sit....

1979bus 08-14-2017 09:45 PM

How do I post videos?

Brad_SwiftFur 08-14-2017 10:39 PM

Haven't tried a video, but I post photos on a 3rd party site (I use my Google account) and link them. I expect video should work the same way.

Rusty 08-15-2017 01:10 AM


Originally Posted by 1979bus (Post 219463)
How do I post videos?

throw-it up on youtube, then just put link in the link (chain/globe thingy) and hit preview. Looks ok?- Submit button.

You are now a Web Programmer. :dance:

Many a critter looking for new home after bus left. :trash:

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