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1948 White WB28T

Posted By Jeff Lakaszcyck 6 Years Ago
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Jeff Lakaszcyck
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I was really surprised how well the engine ran after it finally cleared out. It idled good and sounded like it was hitting on all cylinders. The frozen clutch broke free as I was backing the WC out of the garage, sooner than I expected but I figured with 400 ft lbs of torque it would break free sometime while yard driving. The air pressure never came up so there were no brakes, so I couldn't do much more than drive around the house. I didn't notice any obvious air leaks, so I suspect the compressor is not working. I'll have to put some air to the system and see what happens. Also, after it warmed up it pumped a bunch of water out of the radiator. It didn't overheat that I could tell. Neither truck had a radiator cap so I probably should have flushed out the cooling system, there may be another mouse nest or something in there, or maybe just a thermostat problem. Apparently squirrels had once taken up residence in the exhaust pipe, I noticed a trail of acorns in the garage behind where the truck was parked !

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That's great, Jeff. That's a great feeling. You gave a good description of reviving an engine carefully.

I don't know if there's an official name, but I call the big White 5.0" stroke engines like in the WB and WC 28 big blocks. The WA 28 only had the smaller bore, 5.125" stroke 386 cid engine. Hard to imagine crawling around with that smaller engine. A friend of mine had a WC 22 with a double reduction heavy rear and a 5 and 3, but the WC 22 had the smaller block 386 cid. It was worked by a contractor on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.

I looked over a Victor gasket catalog, and the smallest Whites and the 386 cid had the same head gasket. So maybe there were only two block sizes. Your dual exhaust manifolds look quite a bit different than the smaller block.

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Enjoyed your video Jeff. It's a great feeling when you start something that hasn't been run for a long time. Sounds like it started on about 2 cylinders and gradually picked up on all 6.
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Great, Jeff, good starter there,:D,,,It's neat to get an oldie goin' again.

I like the sound of a big 6 gasser.

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Good going Jeff.
It's great when one starts.
The gas tank story is familiar.
It was a joke around my house, because I used a gas tank from an old lawn mower to get my great big White 9064 going.
Sounds like maybe the sheet metal from the WB should go on that that truck.
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I still have the 5 gallon boat gas tank that was installed on my '56 WC22PLt. I had the driver's side saddle tank boiled out. The shop had to cut a few access holes in the tank to get out all the old crud in it. That old sour varnished gas sure does stink.
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She sounds great. Swap out your compressor governor or whack it with a plastic mallet a few times while it is idling and see if it starts pumping. They are cheap and easy to swap. On the cooling system, a trick I have done a couple times is to dump a whole box of "spic and span" in the cooling system with water. Run it for a while, at least an hour or 2, the flush and run a couple times then switch over to coolant. Got that tip from a fairly well known engine guy in West Florida, long time ago.

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You didn't fritter away the long weekend like I was forced to do.:crying:


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