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1948 White WB28T

Posted By Jeff Lakaszcyck 6 Years Ago
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Jeff Lakaszcyck
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If you are reading this for the first time, here is where this story begins: http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/36322/Mystery-Truck?Keywords=mystery%20truck#bm36330

I thought I would start a new thread here on the WB28T. This will be a long term project as my work schedule doesn't allow me a lot of time off. Considering it was last registered in 1987, the truck is amazingly well preserved. There is little if any rust other than on the surface. It is also very straight, and seems to have been well taken care of and not abused. The bad parts are that the engine and transmission are locked up. The data plates indicate that this truck is equipped with a White 260A flathead six engine, but I haven't been able to verify if the 260A is still installed or if it was replaced with the larger 280A. The engine looks original, but anything could have happened in the last 65 years. Sometime in the past the frame was lengthened and this truck was converted from single axle to twin screw. A 3 or 4 speed aux was added at the same time. One of the reasons for starting this thread is to help me figure out what components I have.

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The engine in the WB28 has a neat casting on the left rear of the block which says "White Mustang". The engine in the WC28 parts truck says "White Super Power" in smaller script on the left front of the block behind the breather. Otherwise these engines seem to be externally the same. Where can I find some numbers to identify these engines ?

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I have no idea what the rears are, or what type of suspension this is. The front rear has a power divider with a spring loaded control inside the cab. I'm guessing this is a differential lock similar to what a farm tractor has, that locks the two rears together in poor traction situations ? I would appreciate any help identifying these.

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It will be fun following your progress Jeff.

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The suspension looks like a Hendrickson walking beam set up. The Differential lock would be a front-to-rear lock, with it engaged you would have power to both axles, but would still be able to spin side to side on each axle....but two driving wheels beats one.

No idea on the axles themselves, the power divider is set up the same as the one on my '60 International as it does not pass through the first axle, but they look different otherwise. They could be older international or another make. Try to find some casting numbers. International typically have a series of numbers followed by -R1 or -R2. I.E. 161018-R2(casting number from a 70's IH axle)

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Eaton axles?

Wasn't the Mustang designation after Super Power?

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The design of the grille and surround is killer! I am looking forward to your updates as the adventure begins.

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Jim I have heard that grill design on Jeff's White called the Packard style from some old truck enthusiasts in my area.Jeff I am happy to hear that you appreciate the spoke wheels also.Joe D.
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I have a 55' 3000 with the 250A. The block also has White Mustang cast on it. There is a flat spot below the oil filter on the drivers side, where the engine number and model should be.
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My '56 WC22 has Super Power White badges and the 250A engine has Mustang on the side of it. White offered a Packard engine in the smaller 3000 COE's, not sure if they were offered in a conventional.


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