BC Vintage Truck Museum, Cloverdale, Surrey BC Canada

1941 International

• This 1941 International K7S Cab-Over-Engine (COE) was put into service in October 1942

• It operated as a Royal Canadian Army Service Corps cargo vehicle in Military District 11 British Columbia.

• As a general service vehicle the truck may have transported military equipment, or perhaps army, recruits training in the Lower mainland.

• Purchased by Bob King in 1946 during liquidation of War Assets.

• A 6 cylinder "Grenn Diamond" gasoline engine was located under the cab, hence C-O-E Cab over Engine.

• Built by Internationa Harvestor, the 259.76cu. in. engine was Overhead Valves and producing 101 brake hp and 211 lb. ft. of torque at 1,600 r.p.m,

• Cons: COE's had a reputaion for being loud and uncomfortably hot.

• Pros:   Could carry more than conventional cabs

•         High set driver seat close to fron of truck offered better visibility.

• Based on the C and D versions introduced in 1935 the KSS model built from 1941 on corrected many of the earlier faults.

• 23 U.S. gallon gas tank on shorter trucks, 31 U.S. gallon tanks on longer wheelbase trucks.

• Transmission 5 forward speeds.

• 2 speed rear axle.

• Standard Equipment:   Front bumper; front-end section with windshield, rear-vision mirror, windshield wiper, radiator grille, front fenders, steps, floor board and rubber mat; front shock absorbers; spare rim; tire carrier; license

• brackets; horn; electric headlights and combination stop and tail lights; air cleaner; jack and tools.   Speedometer, heat indicator, ammeter, gasoline gauge, oil-pressure gauge, instrument light, choke, and throttle controls.

• additional cost special Equipment:   Cab with one-piece V-type windshield, rear-vision mirror, and windshield wiper; high-tension magneto ignition; power tire pump; oil filter; governor;

• GVW 11,500 lb

• Available wheelbases of 87" 99"  117"  153"

• These K and KB trucks were introduced partway through 1940 as 1941 models.

• There were 42 models and 142 different wheelbase lengths and ratings from a 1/2 ton to 90,000lbs.

• Durable and priced low, the style was a refresh of the 30's trucks look that had been designed by Raymond Loewy: the man who designed everything .

• Along with the classic International Harvester "wing like" lower grille, Loewy also designed the Shell Logo, Coke Bottles, Locomotives and the Studebaker Avanti to name a few.

• Selling 122,000 KB-1 and KB-2 light trucks from 1947 to 1949, the L-series replaced them in the fall of 1949.

 

 

 

This 1941 International K5S Cab-Over-Engine (COE) was put into service in October 1942 and operated as a cargo vehicle in Military District 11 British Columbia. As a general service vehicle the truck may have transported military equipment, or perhaps army, recruits training in the Lower manland. The Vehicel was used by the Royal Canadian Army Servoce Corps until 1946, when Bob King purchased it during liquidation of War Assets.

The Truck has a 4-speed manual transmission with 2-speed rear axle, and is powered by a 6 cylinder Green Diamond engine located under the Cab- hence the name "cab-over-engine". COE's were not particularly popular when introduced as they had a reputation for becoming uncomfortably hot and noisy. COEs did have. some features that proved advantageous for urban hauling. COEs carried as much as conventional types on a shorter wheebase and the high set set driver seat provided exceptional Visibility.

The KSS model, built from 1941 on, corrected many of the technical problems of the earlier C and D versions introduced in 1935.

1941 INTERNATIONAL K7 RIB TOP

This 1941 International K7 Cab over Engine (COE) was placed into service in October 1942 for Military District 11 (BC) as a general service vehicle.

This truck was used by the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps until 1946.

It may have transported military equipment or recruits training in the Lower Mainland.

In 1946, it was purchased by Bob King during the liquidation of war assets.

Specifications:

Engine: International Harvester, valve-in-head type,6-cylinder.

76 cu.-in. displacement. maximum brake h.p., 101 at 3,200 r.p.m.

Maximum torque, 211 pound-feet at 1,600 r.p.m.

Carburetor:    Updraft, balanced-flow type.

Oil-bath-type air cleaner.

Fuel pump driven from camshaft.

Right-side mounted 23-gal.  (U.S.) fuel tank for 87-in. w.b.,

31-gal. (U.S.) tank on longer w.b.

Clutch:   11-in., single-plate, with vibration damper.

Transmission:  5  speeds forward,   1  reverse with guiet

helical gear third and overdrive (fifth) speeds, mounted in

unit with engine.

2 speed rear axle

 

 

 

Standard Equipment:   Frontbumper; front-end section with windshield, rear-vision mirror, windshield wiper, radiator grille, front fenders, steps, floor board and rubber mat; front shock absorbers; spare rim; tire carrier; license

brackets; horn; electric head and combination stop and tail lights; air cleaner; jack and tools.   Speedometer, heat indicator, ammeter, gasoline gauge, oil-pressure gauge,instrument light, choke, and throttle controls.

 

Special Equipment:    The following can be supplied at additional cost:    Cab with one-piece V-type windshield, rear-vision mirror, and windshield wiper; high-tension magneto ignition; power tire pump; oil filter; governor;

Bodies and equipment for all purposes.

 

Finish:   Frame and wheels, red.   Fenders, running boards,and aprons, black baked enamel.   Cab a glossy, durable finish in a choice of attractive colors.

 

Carrying Capacity:

(cab, body, equipment, and payload) 11,500 lb.

Available wheelbases of 87" 99"  117"  153"

The K and KB series of trucks from International Harvester started midway through 1940 and there were 42 models and 142 different wheelbase lengths and ratings from a 1/2 ton to 90,000lbs. Durableand priced low, the style was a refresh of the 30's trucks look that had been designed by Raymond Loewy: the man who designed everything . Along with the classic International Harvester "wing like" lower grille, Loewy also designed the Shell Logo, Coke Bottles, Locomotives and the Studebaker Avanti to name a few.

 

Selling 122,000 KB-1 and KB-2 light trucks from 1947 to 1949, the L-series replaced them in the fall of 1949.

From 1941 to International had a full line of trucks from the K-1 with 2,100 lbs.of payload up to the KR-12 of 25,000 lbs. GVWR

 

The K-1 was a 1 ton Truck with a 4,600lb. gvwr. and a 113" wheelbase or 125". Powered by a Six-cylinder Green Diamond 175 L-head type Engine. Displacement, 175 cu. in. producing brake hp of 64hp at 3,300

r.p.m. Maximum torque, 120 lb.-ft. at 800-1,000 r.p.m. Maximum torque, 160 lb.-ft. at 1,200 r.p.m.

 

 

The K-2 (cab, body, eguipment, and payload) 2,900 lb.

but had the same engine as the K-1 and was only 123" wheelbase

The K-3 (cab, body, eguipment, and pay load) 3,600 lb.

and powered by a 214 cu. in. Green Diamond 6 cylinder engine. Brake HP of 82.4 at 3,400 r.p.m. or the smaller engine from the K-1 but was 113' wheelbase or 130"


The K-4 (cab, body, equipment, and payload) 6,000 lb.

and powered by 214 cu. in. Green Diamond 6 cylinder engine.

Wheelbase (WB)   113" 135"  147"  159"

 

The K-5 (cab, body, equipment, and payload) 9,300 lb.

and powered by a 233 cu.in. Green Diamond 233

maximum brake hp of 93 at 3,400 and Maximum torgue, 181 lb.-ft. at 800-1,200

r.p.m.

Wheelbase 135" 147" 159"  177"

 

The K-6 (cab, body, equipment, and pay load) 10,000 lb.

and powered by an International Harvester 6 cylinder 241.54 cu. in. with 84 brake hp at3,200 r.p.m. with Maximum torque, 175.5 lb.-ft. at 800 r.p.m.

Wheelbase 134" 146" 158" 176"

 

The K-7 had a 11,000 lbs. payload and a an International Harvester 6 cylinder 259.76 cu. in. with 89.1 brake hp at 3,200 r.p.m. with Maximum torque, 192 lb.-ft. at 800 r.p.m.

 

The K-8 (cab, body, equipment, and payload) 12,000 lb.

and an International Harvester Red Diamond. Valve-in-head type, 6-cylinder, 360.82 cu.-in. displacement. maximum brake h.p. of 126 at 3,000 r.p.m. Maximum torque, 282 lb.-ft. at 1,200 r.p.m.

Wheelbase 137" 149"   161" 197"

 

The K-8-F (cab, body, equipment, and payload) 17,500 lb.

and wheelbases of 179", 197" and 215" The 7 bearing engine was an International Harvester Red Diamond. Valve-in-head

type, 6-cylinder, 400.92 cu.-in. displacement. maximum brake h.p., 140.1 @ 2,800 r.p.m. Maximum torque,318 lb.-ft. at 1,200 r.p.m.

 

Skipping K-9 and K-10 models from their cataloque, the KR-11 (cab, body, equipment, and payload) 18,000 lb.

and Wheelbases of 149"   161"  197"

Powered by an International Harvester, valve-in-head type, 6-cylinder,

450.99-cu.-in. displacement.

Mmaximum brake h.p., 148 at 2,600 r.p.m. Maximum torque, 360 lb.-ft. at 1,000 to 1,200 r.p.m.

 

KR-12 GVWR of 28,000 lbs. and an overhead valve 586 cu in engine putting out 200hp at 2,600 r.p.m. and maximum torque of 475 lb.ft. at 1,000 r.p.m.

 

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