Summer 2014 - IHC 38 Western Canada



Summer 2014 - IHC 38 Western Canada
Ken Wood
RR#1 Barrhead Alberta
(780) 674-5073
[email protected]
Bernie Yakimyshyn
Sherwood Park, AB
(780) 464-1030
[email protected]
Welcome New Members!
Ben Bilsky, Athabasca, AB; Dave Bilsky, Athabasca, AB; Fred Bowditch, Sylvania, SK;
Allan & Elaine Currie, North Battleford, SK; Deryld & Cheryl Dublanko, Thorsby, AB;
Kelly Evanger, Marsden, SK; Glenn Fawell, Unity, SK; Dwayne Heinz, Wetaskiwin, AB;
Nic Krenn, Saskatoon, SK; Albert & Marilyn Kuntz, Yorkton, SK; Gordon McLean, Unity,
SK; Craig Morlock, Saskatoon, SK; Mark Neumeier, Kerrobert, SK; Glen & Emily Ollikka,
Waskatenau, AB; Grant & Joan Reinhardt, Asquith, SK; Tom Riach, Woodstock, ON;
Kent Rosen, North Battleford, SK; Robert Sperling, Kerrobert, SK; James & Cynthia
Stewart, Winnipeg, MB; Jason Ward, Delisle, SK; John Ward, Vanscoy, SK;
Cindy Williams, Drumheller, AB; Glenn, Roy, Miles & Shannon Wright, Vanscoy, SK.
PRESIDENT: Darald Marin, Radville, SK (306) 869-2262
VP: Gary Algot, Derwent, AB (780) 741-2115
2VP Vacant
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Marty Nervick, Craven, SK (306) 775-0879
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: Barb Bender, White City, SK (306) 781-2000
Blair Leonard, Tessier, SK (306-656-4416)
Gerald Magnan, Sherwood Park, AB (780) 417-0369
John Richardson, Semans, SK (306) 209-2425
Iain Richardson, Semans, SK (306) 524-2027
Claude Roeland, Winnipeg, MB (204) 222-5110
David Saville, Rosetown, SK (306) 882-3938
Ken Wood, Barrhead, AB (780) 674-5073
Bernie Yakimyshyn, Sherwood Park, AB (780) 464-1030
Lyle Garratt, Milestone, SK (306) 436-2178)
Terry Grover, Penhold, AB (403) 886-4988
Harry Helgeson, Southey, SK (306) 726-4617
Terry Johnson, Campbell River, BC (250) 923-3118
George Kirkham, Lethbridge, AB (403) 381-1617
Somehow the weather does not seem conducive to putting together a report for the current
issue of our newsletter, but editor Bernie says now or never. The weather extremes of late,
the storm in North Battleford last weekend, and its sister storm in Regina and White City, the
heat of today all go together to really show us that August is here.
We used this morning, windless until about 10:00, to paint a couple of implements that our man
Roger has had primed and ready to go for about a month now. Newly coloured are a IH side
delivery rake, I think a # 15, and an IH wagon, I also think a # 30, about the first one with
timken bearings. The rake, purchased about 5 years ago, has very few original teeth that are
any good, and I was able to purchase an acceptable replacement locally for about $1.30 each,
just half the price of Tractor Supply in the US. This machine along with the R 150 we had at
the show last weekend have both been neglected for the past five years, so it was definitely
time to get them restored and on the road again. Now I feel like I am only 4 years behind,
more “stuff” just keeps showing up in the yard so I don’t know if I will ever catch up.
Thank you to Gerald Haight for committing to two terms as a director of Ch 38 and considering
his option to be free from board duties at the annual meeting last weekend. Gerald, always
helpful and a good sounding board has a record as a good director and we wish him well in any
future tasks he may entertain.
I am sure we will still see him at some of the shows.
Congratulations to board volunteer from Tessier, Sask., Blair Leonard, who steps forward to fill
a three year term on the Ch 38 board. I first met Blair at one of the past shows, but had a
better chance to visit and find out what he has for a collection this summer at RPRU in Huron,
SD. Blair and his wife were dinner attendants at one or more of the suppers that Barb Bender
put together at RPRU in June.
And while we are talking RPRU I certainly want to thank all who attended from Ch 38. We did
have a respectable attendance by our members at that show and if we could, we would like to
thank the SD chapter for hosting such a well run show. The city of Huron also deserves
recognition as their local businesses were active in welcoming us to Huron with many retails
having an IH tractor in front of their place of business. Nice to see the local support, it tells
us quite a bit about the community.
I would like to thank the organizers of our show in North Battleford as well as the staff at the
WDM for the assistance we received whenever we were in need and to our club members who
recovered our merchandise after the storm on Friday night. Not very much was lost due to the
efforts of Secretary, Marty purchasing some rain insurance in the form of a couple of tarps to
protect our stuff as much as possible on Friday afternoon. Gary and Sharon Algot have again
provided us with a dazzling display of making everyone feel welcome especially in the camping
area, with help from Warren and Marjie. We do have to make sure in the future that at least
one bigger tractor is brought to the show to pull some of these rigs out. I don’t know how many
trucks and trailers got stuck, me included, last weekend in the trailer storage area, which
became the unload area when trucks and trailers sank in the mud and were unable to move.
While I am in the “thank you” mode I would like to thank you the membership for supporting me
in my bid to take on another three year position on the board, and to the board who elected me
to remain as your president for another three years. This position is very rewarding, with the
people I meet, the shows we set up, and the membership who are so willing to accept
responsibility and get the job done. One position is still open and that is for someone to take on
the responsibility of looking after the memorabilia. Marlene and I have had it for some time
now; with the help of members at the show it has continued, but it is time for someone else to
take it over. We will help, especially with receiving orders from the US as we can pick them up
from our PO Box in Montana. The 10 % surcharge because of our currency devaluation does not
help purchase items and have them shipped, but this year we did purchase most of the stock at
Red Power Round Up and at more favourable prices than we can get by mail order. If
interested, give us a call and we can help you out.
Until next time keep in mind next years show in Leduc under the capable direction of Bernie Y.
Darald Marin, President
Photo of Darald’s grandfather, Cloyd Marin cutting part of the 1928 crop with a 1927 pto IH binder, and a 1925 IH
10-20, followed by my uncle with a 4 horse hitch on an IH ground driven binder.
Open House IH Day at Marin’s Museum - Hi way 28 north of Radville, one mile north of the
bridge on Long Creek. Gate sign right on the east side of the highway "Laur'Elle Farms Ltd" and
a windmill in the yard one mile north of Radville on Highway 28. To be held in conjunction with
the Radville Harvest Heritage Festival September 20, 2014. Radville Museum open 2 - 5 pm,
parade, show and shine, pie auction, beer garden, supper!
August 2014 saw Chapter 38 journey to North Battleford, SK. at the Western Development Museum for
our annual show. With great cooperation from the staff of WDM, the show enjoyed a good weekend
with warm weather and a bit of Friday night rain. Saturday and Sunday saw a good Red Power parade
with commentary from Dave Hilman. Joyce and Cheryl from WDM reported attendance of
approximately 1000 on Saturday and 900 on Sunday, which is above normal attendance for that show. As
was the case with Pincher Creek and Yorkton, the management expressed a desire to see us back
whenever we can work them into our plans.
As those attendees are aware, there was a photographer in our midst. He will make a photo journey of
our weekend at WDM in a coffee table type booklet. More info on this to come.
The success of our show is always the presence of our members and their exhibits. Many thanks to you
all who made the effort to bring out your excellent displays.
And finally a HUGE thank you to Leon and Kent from NorSask Farm Equipment of North Battleford for
their display of new and antique tractors, and the use a Scout during the show!
Gary Algot, Vice President
2014 Show Chairman
P.S. from Sharon Algot - Coordinator of the Merchandise Table.
I wish to thank all of you for your time working the merchandise table. It was certainly
My husband and I most recently attended the Chapter 38 IHC Annual Meet in North Battleford, SK at
the Western Development Museum and truly enjoyed a wonderful time with members new and old. In
June we also attended the Red Power Show in Huron, South Dakota, where we connected with some of
CH 38 members, met some IHC members from USA, Netherlands and New Zealand. It is always
enjoyable and a privilege to be a part of such an event with the title “Membership Secretary”.
One of my jobs is to have a report, and this is always a very interesting “report in progress” that is
never the same two times in a row. I am very pleased to report that Chapter 38 IHC has a total of 357
currently paid registered members, including 119 family members and 238 primary members. The
primary members are registered also with National IHCC. National IHCC has over 7800 members in
total within 43 Chapters. Since the very beginning of Chapter 38 IHC in February, 2006, there is a total
of 651 registered members.
At the North Battleford meet the winner of “One Year Family Membership to Chapter 38” is Mr.
Jim Gray from Prince Albert, SK. Jim Gray also sponsored a contest at this year’s show in North
Battleford requesting people to enter by drawing or describing the different shapes of/in hard core
round bales; there were some entries but no winner so Jim donated the $25.00 prize money to Chapter
38 – Thank you very much, Jim.
Another win-win reward for the Chapter 38 club was when several members requested “electronic
newsletters via email” instead of “hard copy via Canada Post” which allows members to see and read the
newsletter in beautiful color and saves printing and postage costs. The newsletter can be printed at
home and is on the Chapter 38 IHC web site. Please let me know if you wish to change from mail-out to
email, which I honestly recommend because it saves paper storage at home and saves printing &
postage costs, and the colour version is really beautiful.
In closing, I say thanks to: Donna Meyer, member, for volunteering to make an IHC 12.5” square from CH
38 for the 2015 Red Power Show quilt next year; President Darald Marin for all his understanding
support to me, and Marty Nervick, Treasurer for all his help and support, and the Board of Directors &
Executive Members for their advice and support, and Sharon Algot for all the work she does to
distribute the newsletters as well as guide me so that errors do not happen, and for Gerald Parker and
Claude Roeland for helping me at the Membership Table in North Battleford where 23 new members
joined Chapter 38. I also thank Marlene Marin, Cathy Nervick and Verna Patzwald, and all others who
helped me in Huron at our table. Last but not least, thanks go to the Newsletter Editor Bernie
Yakimyshyn and Publisher Ken Wood, for the best newsletter within the world of IHC. I hope I have not
missed anyone. I took that risk but please know I really appreciate everyone for what they do!
To all members I say: I will work for you to the best of my capability as this is a labor of
love for me. If you have any questions or suggestions or concerns please do not hesitate
to notify me at 306-781-2000 or email at [email protected]
Respectfully submitted with pleasure,
Barb Bender
This year in North Battleford we held our annual election. Darald Marin and Marty
Nervick had agreed to let their names stand for re-election. Gerald Haight had taken
the opportunity to step down this year and let someone new join the board. I would like
to take this opportunity to thank Gerald for his years of service to our club – thanks
Gerald! We had not received any nominations prior to the show, so the floor was open for
nominations. Blair Leonard was the only person to step forward during the call for
nominees. There was a call for nominations to cease, so since we had 3 openings and 3
nominees, Darald, Marty, and Blair all joined the board by acclamation. During the Board
meeting directly following the Annual Meeting, Darald was re-elected President and
Marty was re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer. The Board welcomes Blair Leonard as a
Thanks from the Nominating Committee,
Marty Nervick, Claude Roeland
No doubt you all have noticed that this “Summer” Newsletter is a bit late, so that we could
report on the 2014 North Battleford show. Some pictures have been posted here for those
that couldn't attend:
Flipping through an automotive magazine, I noticed that DupliColor, the rattle can paint
company, has decided to restore an International Scout with their vast array of products. See
this link for the entire series:
From this:
To this!
Bernie Yakimyshyn, Editor
PS Next issue….information on the 2015 show in Leduc, Alberta!
Team IH Red took time out from the busy activities at the Markerville Show June 27,
28 and 29 to pose for their group picture.
They showed, paraded, and tractor pulled fourteen tractors. Two Farmall M’s, one
Farmall H, a Farmall C, B, A, Cub, Cub LoBoy, 4 Cub Cadets, an Allis 608 and one Massey
Pony. It was the 25th anniversary of the Markerville Vintage Machinery Club.
(Chapter 38 members) Star and Terry Grover, Penhold, AB
The History of Royden Donahue’s International Harvester
Dealership in Valley Centre & Biggar, SK
Royden (Roy) Donahue’s long association with IHC began in 1945 when he started a
dealership in Valley Centre, Saskatchewan. He constructed a small building there and
began selling IH machinery and Hudson cars.
Two years later, in 1947, he was able to take over the IH dealership in Biggar from
Fred Johns. He closed the building in Valley Centre and moved his family to Biggar
where he set up the IH dealership on 2nd Avenue West in a former funeral parlour. A
service shop was built two lots west as there was an existing Chinese laundry business
between. In these cramped quarters he sold IH machinery and trucks, Hudson, Nash
and Austin cars.
In addition to starting the dealership, Royden was able to maintain the operation of a
fairly large farm with the help of hired workers. The land was originally farmed with
two TD35 International Crawler tractors and 18 foot diskers. An RD 31 pull-type
combine was the first of many IH combines used on the farm.
In the early 1950’s Royden started building a large cinderblock building on 3rd Avenue
West in Biggar to accommodate his growing IH and Nash car dealerships. The WD-9
proved to be a poplar tractor at the time and many were sold in the area. Royden also
sold many IH trucks, as they were well built and reliable.
IH refrigeration products
were well accepted at the time. He sold quite a few Nash and Rambler cars as well.
IH did some product testing of the new NO. 50 heavy-duty chisel plow at the Donahue
farm using it to break up some stony land. Pictures of this appeared in the Harvester
Magazine of June 1956. The 1950’s were good years for Roy’s dealership and for
International Harvester. Royden had a good relationship with the company reps that
travelled the area, Doug Herriot in particular.
The farm machinery business became increasingly competitive so by the early 1960’s Roy
decided to give up the dealership and move back to the farm south of biggar. He rented
the building to Red and White Food Stores for many years. It eventually caught fire
and completely burned. The Biggar Museum now sits on the same location.
Submitted by Bryan Donahue
(Royden’s son)
by Ralph Jorgensen
THE END, OR THE END OF THE BEGINNING Inevitably, it happens; another job offer. Did you answer an ad in the paper, or did someone seek you out? Little matter. You stand in the boss’s doorway, the doorway you’ve stood at innumerable times, seeking advice, asking permission, offering ideas, or just wanting direction. But today it is different. You are there to resign from the first job of your career. The sentences have been rehearsed and you try on each one for size. But then, in a split second, you blurt it out: ”I have another job offer that I am going to accept.” An eternity of silence follows. “I wish the best for you. You know, that in the Harvester family, you resign, and you will not have the opportunity to come back again.” (Another long pause.) “However, in your case, if you ever wish to come back, and if there is an opening, I’d be willing to offer you employment again.” As I left the room I heard it once more: “Darn Engineers, spend all that time, get a good one, and they leave.” And thus ends a two plus year series of vignettes centred on a great career experience at The Harvester. Were all of the stories true? Of course! Were they embellished? You decide! But it has been fun. Another short series may follow, with pictures, with a yet undecided heading, still focussed on events emanating from those secret rooms, in off-­‐limit buildings, in the corner of the I.H. facility. Stay tuned. !
____________________________________________________________________________________ BEST Chuckle of the Day! “John Deere buys an International” to pull repair parts into
Canada! Submitted by Scott Warrington of Paradise Valley, AB
Very rare Hebard Mule owned by
Lloyd and Alice Groeneveld of Blackie, AB.
Submitted by Ryan Laing of Gallivan, SK.
My 1950 is a L-110 short box purchased by
my grandfather in the 1960s as a parts
truck for an L-110 that he used on the
farm and then was parked out back in the
I used to go sit in this truck
throughout my childhood and always said I
wanted to fix it up.
Once I graduated high school and got a
job, my dad and I dragged it out and began
in 2007; by summer of 2008 we had it on
the road. The cab is off a 54 R160 and
part of the grill, hood, and rear fenders
and some other body parts came off a
1950 L-130. It's sitting on a 1978 Chev
C10 frame shortened 16 inches and now powered by a 383 Chev stroker. The final body work
and paint was completed in 2011 by RH Auto Body of Gallivan, Saskatchewan. !
My 1947 KB panel was purchased from a co-worker in 2008 when I worked at Redhead
Equipment in Saskatoon.
It was all
original but had not ran since the 60’s
and was told that it was an old CO-OP
dairy truck.
We had the original green diamond
running but I chose to modernize the
drive train with a 1987 chev caprice
front clip and a V8-307 Oldsmobile and
200-R4 trans that were in the car. The
rear end is out of a 1981 Camaro and is
mounted to the stock IH rear leaf
springs with about half of them removed
from the stack. The body work is not
yet complete but I did what I could with
my limited body work expertise and painted it Case IH none-glare black.
I am now employed at Norsask Farm Equipment in North Battleford as a Journeyman Ag
Machinery tech and shop foreman. I am 26 years old and my father is Allan Laing.
Submitted by member Deryld Dublanko of Thorsby, AB
My '68 Loadstar project started on December 29, 2010. A friend of mine bought it for me - a
retired tank truck from a local village fire department. I've always had a soft spot for IHC
trucks since I grew up around them. When I first saw this Loadstar it took no time for me to
know that I had to do a restoration on this one. It just looked too good. The truck only had
16,000 original miles and was taken care of relatively well considering how many people touched
Once I got it home it was
assessment/decision time as to what
this restoration project was capable
of. Step 1 was removal of the tank
and all the accessories that went
with it. After that I started to
strip down the front end of the
During this time I would
start it up regularly and listen to it
run. It had an annoying little tick
when the engine was cold and then
go away once it warmed up. It drove
me crazy.
Initially I thought it had to be a
leaking lifter. I knew it was #1 cylinder so I pulled both lifters and took them apart and
cleaned them up. Put it back together and same thing. I thought I better replace them just in
case I missed something so I got a couple new ones and put them in and same thing. Frustration
got to me after listening to it at least a 100 times. I decided it had to be piston slap since I
couldn't narrow it down to anything else. So I pulled the head off, pulled the piston and sure
enough the piston skirt was scored.
The cylinder though had virtually nothing
but a couple vertical lines that honed out
My search for a piston started with
Errol at Southland International in
Lethbridge, AB but he wasn't able to get
me anything but a complete set. I put
the word out on the OldIHC forum and
one of the guys said to give EBay a try.
I did and miraculously the part number
search came up with a NOS piston still in
the original IHC box. I think I paid about $30 dollars for it plus shipping from I think
Pennsylvania? I put everything back together, lapped all the valves and resealed the top end as
well as the front cover and crank seal. Got it all back together, rebuilt the carb, new ignition
parts and the rest of the engine stuff was history.
It ran perfectly!
I'm sure you probably know about this but Errol said that they had some problems with #1 and
#8 pistons scuffing when the engine idles a lot because of poor coolant circulation. I'm sure
this one did its share of idling! I did pull #8 as well just to check and it was fine.
The next step was stripping down the rest of the
cab and gutting out the interior. After that I
pulled all the wheels and brake drums to check
over the brakes. All the shoes were in almost new
condition but every wheel cylinder showed signs
of seeping. I pulled all the cylinders apart and
tried to hone them but the pits were too deep. I
replaced all the cylinders, cleaned up everything
and put back together. I bought some used 22.5
rims; blasted and painted them and then put on
some lower profile 275/85X22.5 tires.
the cab stripped right down and
it was all pretty much ready for
painting. I had to wait a bit for
my painter to get to that but
the wait was worth it. My wife
chose the red. It was the same
GM red as my Chevy pickup. It
is surprisingly close to the IHC
red but a lot shinier. This last
winter while I was waiting for
the painting to get done, I built
the steel deck for the truck
then blasted and painted it.
Next step was building the rear hitch and getting
the frame ready for blasting. I blasted, primed
and painted the frame, axles and wheels in one
weekend. For about a year a lot of miscellaneous
work went on. I got custom aluminum running
boards made and redesigned the interior floor to
accommodate a suspension drivers seat and a
bucket style passenger seat. At that point I had
When I got the truck back this spring I wasn't expecting to do much to it until fall but the
need to see it back together would keep making me work on it. This spring and summer, every
chance I had I would put pieces back on it including the newly chromed grille, bumper, hood
handles, signal lights and the running boards. !
Right now the exterior is very close to being complete with the exception of the wood decking.
The interior of the truck is essentially all that is left to do now but that will be the project for
this fall and winter.v I plan to carpet the floor and cover the rear of the cab since it was single
wall behind the seat. It is pretty wide open there without the bench seat. My goal is to have
the truck complete for next spring and maybe have it in a couple parades but definitely have it
ready for the Chapter 38 Show in July 2015.
This one is a very gratifying project for me. It's a little bit unique and in my mind a really good
looking truck in its time.
TECH TIP/Truck Build (Part 4)
By member Clayton Kucherawy, Athabasca, AB
My 1954 International 4x4 conversion and build is coming along! A stock 2wd 110 stock frame
was used and I am proud to say the 4x4 conversion was done without making any welds to the
In the pictures you can see a divorced IH NP205
transfer case with a modified bracket from a 75
IH. The short driveshaft had to be shortened
but that was a simple job for a local shop. The
Dana 60 and GM 14 bolt rear have 4.56 gears and
now have been redone; check out the fancy Mile
Marker hubs out front.
The power steering box is a Saginaw unit with
a custom mounting plate.
The steering
linkage is not tightened up yet as you can see
in the pic - I have not gotten that far yet.
I bought a wonderfully built flat deck from a
member of IHC38. It was a bear to install
though as it was not meant for this type if
truck. I had to do a lot of modifications to
get it to fit properly. I also bobbed the
headache rack to protect the cab yet only
extend to just under the rear windows.
My truck has 4 wheel disk brakes and I am
using a manual master cylinder located in
the stock place.
This may make some
cringe, but I am doing it right. The master
cylinder I am using is made just for
manually operated 4 wheel disk brakes. I
also have an adjustable proportioning valve.
The installation will be shown in the next
The fully redone Black Diamond 264 just needs
some finishing touches before it can run for the
first time. And I need to make a new cross
member under the cab. Then I can start working
on the cab, which I am eager for.
The 1954 cab can be seen in the background of
some of my pictures.
For Sale: 1949 KB3 $1000
For more information, contact:
Dennis Brakefield
Wynyard, SK
Ph. 306-554-3402
Wanted: 1928 IH Six Speed Special front u-joint.
Contact Allan Currie, North Battleford, SK.
Ph. 306-445-5692
Note that this is a very different u-joint
with enclosed housing.
For Sale: 1949 KB2
This truck is an older restoration. However, the truck has not been put back into service after
the restoration and has been sitting idle for a number of years.
Mechanical has been done,
paint is very good with minor surface rusting. Very good running green diamond engine with
three speed on the floor. Tires are as new. Oak racks and flooring need replacement, as well as
some minor electrical work needed for lights, heater and windshield wipers. Owner has the
stainless grille strip, but requires a clip to install. $7500.
Contact George Portas, Sherwood Park, AB Ph. 780-203-8706
or email: [email protected]
NOT for Sale, but I sure would like one!
For Sale:
1957 IHC golden anniversary banner, approx 3' x 16', see pictures $1000.00 firm
LRS rear bumper brackets $100.00 firm
Travellall rear upper and lower doors $250.00
LR drivers fender $50.00
R hood $50.00
LR front doors with all hardware (pull down door handles) $150.00/pair
Contact: Larry Schapansky, Dalmeny, SK Phone 306-254-4808
The correct decals for Farmall and McCormick Deering Tractors 1940 and older. I now have
complete sets
for Regular, F-20s and F-30s. Partial sets for other F-series,
W-series, O-series, and T-series tractors. Commercial grade,
die cut vinyl decals with a UV protective coating. Please contact me for details and pictures.
Bob Currie, California, USA
Phone 530-333-1028 or email: [email protected]