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  1. The things on the radiator contain a set of opposing coil springs to cradle the radiator from road shock. Only on trucks.
  2. The main difference between the truck and car transmission is the cars were cast aluminum. You can tell is it is overdrive from a stamping on the front mount (that horn shaped part) it should have a 3D or 4D stamped in it. 3Dis a transmission with 3rd 1 to1 and 4th overdrive. If 4D 4th is 1to1 or direct. The gears will drop right into a car transmission. The TBC cast letters are the model of truck it was in. White used two shift patterns, R,1 & 2 are always the same. Reverse is in front of first, the gear goes thru first gear then into reverse and back into first, sort of a safety feature.
  3. Sense he really wanted it I say $10.00 for a running old car.
  4. I have run the White carb on my GEC for 46 years, operates great at all speed ranges starts at all temperaturers. There was one at Hershey awhile back, went to NJ. I get 12 to 14 miles to the gallon. The reason I said two barrel is there are two rotating drum variable venturies one low speed and one high speed which feed into one manifold just like a 4 barrel carb.
  5. It appears Speedwell used a Contenial engine with no data plate on it. They used cast top water jacket plates with Speedwell. In raised letters to make it look like they made their own engines. Am looking for a block of you know of any.
  6. The engine is a 45 hp GEC 4 1/4 X 6 3/8 362 ci. Three main bearings with ball bearings on ends and Babbitt in center. Used up into early 20s in trucks and cars until 1916. Very good engine, try to find the original two barrel carb.
  7. You mentioned the 6 cylinder White production. For historical purposes the first 6 cylinder model F was produced in late April 1912. The White company never stamped a serial no. in the frame of their cars or trucks until 1918. They painted the s/n on the frame on the the left side near the rear end location. The s/n was stamped in the data plate affixed to the rear of the dash board (passenger side) and after 1910 was 5 digits long. This started with no. 1 and was sequential regardless of model produced. Do not use the term VIN in relation to any vehicle produced before 1981, it will only get you in trouble, insist on using "serial number" to avoid confusion. The 3 digit number on your new White is probably the sequence number of that model car and White would have a lot of cars with the same number but only one car manufactured with the same serial number.
  8. Car has been repainted, look at radiator. Would rethink striping comment.
  9. Check your size again most wheel bolts are 7/16 they should be a snug fit and 4" sounds long as they only go through the spoke and brake drum. If using new bolts use only #5 or #8 strength. You can find carriage bolts that grade just turn off most of the square under the head unless the hole in the spoke has had a carriage type head in it before. Grind down the head to approximate shape and add epoxy for show shape. A lot of bolts going through wood use a sirration on the shank that presses into the wood. These bolts are hard to find as they were not normal replacement parts like rim bolts.
  10. 1909 to1915 Ford replacement after market.
  11. Is a White 45 up note electric head and oil side lights.
  12. Got to the party late, your White shows up as being made in June 1917 according to the White erection records, also White made 518 cars and 9742 trucks in 1917 by 1918 this changed to 18 cars and 12150 trucks so good-by to car production. You made a simple job complicated by removing the wheel from the axle on the car, you don't have to remove the hubcap just turn the bearing retaining bolts and pull wheel and axle out together. Goes right back in easy as an assembly, turn bolts tighten and done. The rear end and front end are the same as a 3/4 ton truck.
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