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  1. There,s both a Divco club and a facebook group, should come up on Google...
  2. I don;t know Mr Smith, and it's all too true that repairs/parts for obsoletes can be high... On the other habd, this is a mass produced economy; fabricating obsolete parts in small amounts is more expensive, they're likely to be in inventory for longer times ($ sitting in inventory) , etc... I'm ssure there was a good amount of time involved in examination and analysis, in order to be able to determine new brushes were the answer....it all adds up...plus the fact that the workman is worthy of his hire: people with the experience to work on obsoletes are becoming rarer and rarer...
  3. While I don't follow mainlines (Chev/Ford/GMC ad nauseum) you're quite fortunate in there being a considerable and enthusiastic White Truck community... Googling should bring up at least one website and probably more than one White club... While parts may not be readily available you'll find a world of friendly advice and experience; basically, you're stepping into a whole new deligtfull world of fellow White enthusiasts.....
  4. My parts list is sadly out of date, but I see continentalengines.com still comes up under obsolete Cont'l parts; parossnachinery.com (longtime Cont'l dealer) has been helpful with obsoletes in the past... justoldrucks has a fair list of profe$$ional obsolete parts dealers in their "vendors and restoration services" section... Your springs fit a raft of Cont'ls, and should be around...
  5. (!) have you tried Monte's?? (montesequipment.com) obsolete Cont'l parts dealer (2) a 36 king Prod (engine parts etc) catalog shows Flint 23-27 E and other models with the Cont'l 6E, which, in turn, lists valve spring VS56, which (per that catalog) also fits some 6b, 6J, some 8B, 14 different Ls and the 12Z 8 cyl....AND the Auburn 666A for 1927... Try Montes if you haven't already You probably can't get any away from the Auburn people, but some of those Ls went into other Durant cars, as noted above, Moon and Paige, who all have clubs, plus a batch of familiar truck names:
  6. Well, I might as well belabor the obvious too.. You didn't mention if the stiffness had been gradually worsening or had more suddenly occurred... "Stiffer than it should be"... how/who/what determined how stiff it should be?? If personal experience with this or other period similar trucks, a valid statement..unless, of course, it's a White idiosyncracy of your model... On this point, I assume you belong to one or more of the White Truck groups; have other owners of your model, or other 28s, agreed there was a problem somewhere and/or offered suggestions you didn't exp;lore??
  7. From my own very limited experience, I've found that when projects require different pieces from different supp;iers, if something doesn't come out right the first thing you get is a merry=go=round of finger pointing--- "My parts were perfect, tour installer botched the assembling" or "we only put together the parts you provided; we're not to blame if they weren't up to spec."... Buying from someone who'll do the work is most always much more expensive, but if somthig's awry the fault can't be shunted off to someone else...
  8. Ahhh, many thxx!! Presumably production stopped when Hinkley Motors expired. Any idea if any good when new?? Tried Googling, but all I got was lingerie and some performing group... Just idle curiosity on my part; I've never evem driven a Model T, so don't need one. Again, many thxx!!
  9. (Sorry, no link) In 1923 or 24 Hinkley Motor Co, a truck/bus engine producer, announced a plan to refurbish Fords under the HIMICO brand name... The project included an engine rebuild kit (modernising and increasing power) and the replament of the original trans with a conventional clutch and trans package.. Work could be dome locally with purchase of the whole kit, or the original engine etc could be sent to the Hinkley factory, I believe the one in Ecourse, for the work... Is this something known in the plethora of Ford modification projects?? Hinkley Motors died i
  10. Ahhh, another illusion shattered---I'd always assumed Haynes were very popular, but find sparse listings in my old catalogs; odd since an early 00s to 1923/24 run was no small feat in those days of cars that disappeared as quickly as they appeared... My edition of Std Cat doesn't mention a model 50, and only one of my catalogs does, but doesn't specify year. I do find a June 1920 squib saying Elwood was introducing a new line "lenghend to 132" WB, which WB was continued thru 1923 per Std Cat. It's probably safe to assume all the 132s used the same wheels. Any of the interchange manua
  11. Whenever I hear of these cases they a;ways remind me of the Tulip Craze and, what was it , the South Seas bubble?? etc, etc,...
  12. Welcome to the research world, an all too often a necessary endeavor when restoring... Let's start with basics...did Haynes build its own wheels?? (the Club will know and should e able to tell you if any are around and/or used on other cars... If a vendor wheel, it may've been used on other cars of the period or several years Haynes production may;ve had the same wheels, possibly broadening your search... Google should give you several profe$$ional obsolete parts dealers who stock wheels...see?? it's like that: you just become a kind of detective, siting late at night, in the li
  13. Geez, Vince, c'mon....you work at a restoration shop that didn't know the HET Club existed, or didn't want to contact it?? No one was born knowing everything; there's no shame in not being able to figure out something you're not familiar with...we all have to ask questions... I do hope trying to muddle through is not usual shop practice....
  14. Agree with Teerry does sound much more like connection problems into starter than actual internal starter problem...
  15. Reo may've purchased vendor wheels; the Club would know... I note the comment the wheels were a weak spot; I was wondering how they got like that in only five years,,,
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