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Bud Tierney

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  1. 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...

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    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 in 1926, co this may never've gotten off the drawing boaed...

    Any comments appreciated.

  3. 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 manuals cover wheels??

    Did any of the wheel companies publish catalogs, like my engine parts catalogs, that could be used to determine if a particular wheel was used on a variety of cars??

    Grimy's advice above is excellent; be generous with dimensions. Assuming these bolt onto hubs, centerhole diam, bolt circle diam and spacing, bolt  hole diam etc are critically important.

    Good luck!!

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  4. 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 light of a guttering candle, posting plaintive queries to obscure sites, hoping, hopimg...

    Actually, it;s fun ---you'll love-hate it...

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  5. 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....

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  6. Concur should not feel anything from cap or wires...

    Same shock from wires as from cap, or lesser??   If wire shock from just one wire check connection area for the crack...

    Suspect tiny crack in cap (assuming its pristine clean in and out) and current travelling  wire or wires, which should not happen itself...anything spilled on wires before/during installation that could be conductor??

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    A 56 Filco truck and bus catalog lists GCO 4801A to D, GCO 4802A to c (which take same points and CE bushing) and GCO4803A to 8A, which take different points but same bushing...both sets of points are either common or Filko has "universal" sets...

    My 36-49 Motor cars manual  lists a raft of GCOs, including 4801B anC, 4802, 4802A to C...don't know if any of those are close enough to have the same parts you need and/or be a drop-in replacement for yours.;..  

  8. A couple basic points we learned, mostly the hard way, tears ago, and probably useful no matter where you are.....

    (1) ask around about local DMV offices; different offices may have reputations for being helpul or difficult...

    (2) remember THEY have thew power here, not you...being right is immaterial if you allow yourself to upset your DNV clerk. Grind your teeth and remain pleasant

    (3) as stressed above, do all your homework; the less problems to be solved the better chances you'll have...

     

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  9. Oh, please...mo one with any feeling at all for old paper ever "cuts out" an ad...one gingerly removes the staples, especially carefully if they've rusted, then removes the ad page from the two page section...if a glued backing, one breaks the backing between unwanted pages, then into smaller sections until the ad pages wanted can be removed undamaged...

    And, yes, keeping the whole mag is nice...but old paper is HEAVY, and soon requires reinforcing the floor or reducing living space...

    While my own collecting days are long behind me. I keep a few leftovers in my desk for memoriesof the fun hours we spent finding and saving old things...our own collecting/selling did put some cash into the system, but b but it was only worthwhile as it was almost completely a lobor of love for both of us...

    Agreed, also, those mentione d above probably not old enough to be worth time and effort to sell, UNLESS of the most popular muscle cars of the period...

     

     

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  10. While I've never followed Locomobile, I understand they built engines and transmissions in-house...

    Assuming you've asked the Club about any references to Loco selling some of the transmissions to other builders, and/or whether yours was copied from  a vendors model ( or whether  a vendor might've copied from Loco's design) that was close enough to substitute, you might consider posting a pic of what you're looking for and/or or whatever's cast or stamped  on the outside...

    Someone with a pile of old transmissions out back might go out and take a look, just in case.....

  11. Whatever the Average Value for one in this state (not running) it will be considerably increased if it can be resurrected into running condition (engine) or, better, moving itself(a little) or even around the yard...

    Do contact the oldihs people for advice before putting in any time or money......Good luck!!

  12. Pressure system??

    Had a little Ford---overheated slowly---did EVERYTHING but pull the engine apart...complete mystery..

    One day, puzzling over it, dropped pretty like-new radiator cap on street---rust fell out---new cap, m,ystery so;ved!!

     

  13. You almost certainly have a KB (the series ran K-KA-KB-KC-KM=KN, all apparently 31/2x5) and was a quite popular series judging by the list of makes using in a 1930 catalog...

    I'm assuming you're on some of the IH websites ---oldihc  is the only one I'm familiar with---other  IH Lyc owners will be a good source of info re parts, or the lack thereof,,,..names listed that have clubs I know of are Elcar and Gardner, altho Crow-Elkhart and Dort are possibles...among the trucks lots of orphans, but there's Fageol that has a website...

    Lyc parts are reportedly not that easy to find, so be pleasant to other Lyc owners...

    At least the series seems to share parts, altho under rod bearings it lists a special one with two drilled holes as used in International engines (no mains listed, apparently poured) so there could be other idiosyncrasies for IH..

    There're also the profe$$ional obsolete parts dealers---a fair list is on the Vendors and Restoration Services page of justoldtrucks...

  14. As a long shot try binderbooks.com, who supposedly have manuals for everything IH produced...

    More practically, are there any cast/embossed/stamped numbers or letters on the engine??

    D'you have it apart, know the bore/stroke??

    Post any ID numbers on starter, gen, carb as they could help ID engine...

    If engine has any C- numbers/letters do not touch oil pump as it may be a C-series (C--CE-CF-CH-CT) some of which used a potmetal disintegrating oil pump...

    You might also send pix/info to the Gardner Auto club; Gardners used Lycs and may be able to ID for you; they also have info on a replacement oil pump, if needed........

  15. So far so good on the mag---the N=NA was very popolar, so should be owners around to let you know what mag's on theirs---

    The N/NA was issued in two bores---31/2 and 33/4---but the 33/4 one is apparently the mostly used truck engine; don't know if they came with different mags...

    Suggest you make a new post---looking for mag for Cont'l  N-NA 33/4 bore---should turn up help...

    OGood luck!!ne of the vintage electrical parts dealers may have books specifying which you need or what will work...

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  16. For your mag it might help to ID your Cont'l---looks like if original should be "N", often listed as "N-NA" in catalogs...(NA MIGHT'VE been Unit Power Plant (Eng/clutch/trans together, usually bolted but occasionally with one casting)...

    .00PS---watch it---looks like there was an 11X 2Ton with a different engine...

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  17. Tried to post a reply to your PM, but either system or my set  acting up, don't know if it went thru...

    If not, contact me by email  (click on my name on post, email will come up)...

    That C has a tangled history; just ran across a 1912  piece where Cont'ls listing the C as both the 4s and now two 6s as well

    My only source that lists Moon 1910-11 etc ( a 1917 ring catalog) doesn't list the C, but a larger D, but old parts catalogs are never complete, and if Cont'l had an emergency order from Moon they probably sent whatever was available that could fit in...

    Another oddity: the two sections for the two fours list almost all trucks for both, with only a few cars, which does sound like "..they're hurting for engines, what's in the warehouse?..."...

  18. John: Fascinating reply----caps are one of those things that turn into unobtainium

    I''m ' sure many here, besides myself, would like to hear more about the process and costs..

    By full set I assume you mean spares for sale/trade??

    I'm not in the market, just curious if another old bugaboo's been cured by progress...

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