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The Dickinson County Historical Society (Kansas) has 1923 IHC truck Model S. That we have pulled out of long term storage and are trying to get back into running condition.  We are in need of some parts. Head gaskets, headlights, speedometer, owner's manual so on. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Great looking truck. Please keep us posted on your progress. Try this site for people in the know on pre-1940 IHC. I think they even have some manuals for the S and some links to find parts. Thanks in advance for sharing your adventure with us. https://vihtr.com/  

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I was able to join the IHC pre-40 truck Facebook page. 

Have had very good response. 

One of the issues we are having was inconsistent spark.

We believe that two issues that could be causing this . The coil is going bad or the rotor is so pitted that it's not making good contact. 

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In cleaning the points and the tip of the rotor don't forget the spark plug wire contacts both inside and outside the dist cap...

And if you have one of the Lycoming motors, probably K or KB, treat it carefully; Lyc parts, reportedly, are quite difficutl to find...

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If the timing is correct then the next step is the fuel supply.  Spark timed correctly + correct fuel mixture = a running engine. 

 

If it dies out  while running that sounds like fuel delivery. If the  fuel mixture is wrong causing combustion at the wrong time, it can cause backfire.  Could be the fuel filter, fuel pump, or carb. Also if it has been setting for a long time bad gas could be the culprit.

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13 minutes ago, AndrewJJ said:

It has new gas in it.  Can you tell me when I move the lever by the steering wheel up does that advance the timing or retard it? 

Watch the positional relationship of the distributor cam and points, closer is advanced.

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Andrew, you are posting on an old thread which will get very little readers. Start a new one with some info in the title sot people who may know what you need. Also try posting in the general section which is read by a lot more people who may have some knowledge in trucks from this time. There is also a commercial vehicle forum and a parts forum all of which may get some attention.  Good luck to you on a very cool project.

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