In 2003, BSB will try to make some progress in the following areas. If you would like to help attain one or more of the objects, please speak up. Also, if you see other potential, speak up.

1. Attain a listing of all International owners from the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Motor vehicles. The purpose of gaining this information is to perform a 'membership drive' aimed at IH owners in our area who may not be aware of our club.

2. Become more involved with the local chapters of the International Harvester Collectors Clubs (MO #1 & IL #10).

3. Implementation of protective by-laws. Putting some common sense stuff down on paper.

Lastly, member Larry Kaufman of Alhambra, IL is looking for IH owners who would be interested in forming an International Harvester Collector's Club of Southern Illinois (Litchfield - south). If interested, please send your name, address and phone number to Larry at 5455 Alhambra Rd. Alhambra, IL 62001. Phone number is: (618)488-3725.


Above, Kent pushes his Scout II through one of the many deep mud pits along the 'Mud Trail' during the BSB 3rd Anniversary Trail Ride.

No January Meeting. Monthly meeting will resume in February!
Happy Holidays Everyone!

INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFIEDS

Bi-State Binders Window decals: 3 color self-adhesive windshield decals featuring BSB and IH logos. $5.00 available at club meetings; or send SASE and funds (check or money order) to club mailing address.

1954 R-Series P/U:2wd 6 cyl.; clear title, minor rust around signal housing. Located in Warrenton, MO (636)7453405

1976 Traveler:Runs good, needs some work. Must sell. Has factory locking rear differential email: jakd3b@umr.edu

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

BSB December Meeting "On the Road" this month! Saturday December 7, 2002 11:30am. Super Smoker's BBQ in O'Fallon, IL Highway 64 to the O'Fallon, IL exit (Highway 50). Go west (right) on Hwy. 50. Super Smoker's is on the left hand side. See you there. Last meeting of the year!

Missouri Chapter 10 IHCC Dinner and Membership Meeting December 7, 2002. Held at the Community Center in Pilot Grove, MO Meal is at Noon, followed by meeting. For more info: (636)285-5228 Bob.

BSB February 2003 Meeting "On the Road" this month! Saturday February 1, 2003 11:00am. The Holton's Farm, O'Fallon, MO. Directions/map will follow in the January newsletter. Bring something for the Pot Luck lunch, enjoy trail riding on hundreds of acres of farm.

Things to consider when cleaning your 'Binder
1. Mud packs up inside the rocker panels(2) and floor supports (under front seats, rear deck, rear sill) and
cannot escape without a serious soaking. Most of these are c-channel types that love to hold stuff in.
2. Leaves and debris collect on the windshield cowl and fall inside and ultimately rest between the door pillar and bottom of the
inside front fender. Thus, rust occurs after this build up is kept wet. Use a shop vac with a long hose to suck the old leaves, etc. out.
Afterwards cut a 4"x4" (approx) piece of fiberglass screen for each side and caulk it over the hole on each side.
3. Check and if necessary, drain any fluids that may be contaminated with muddy water. Check ATF (or gear oil for Manuals),
transfer case & differentials. Also inspect your locking hubs for water, clean and repack if necessary.

Bi-State Binders Information
Monthly meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at Growler's Pub & Grill in Sunset Hills, MO 63127 (314)984-9009.
3811 South Lindbergh Blvd. 2 blocks south of I-44 on Lindbergh.
Contact us via US Mail, phone or the Internet
Bi-State Binders @ 835 Albert Ave... St. Louis, MO 63122...(314)984-8554...bistatebinders.com
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