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Posted By rcwirka Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:55 AM
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TonyClemens
 Posted Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:20 AM
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Probably the technical forum would work better for getting mechanical or electrical help. I added Stewart Warner temp and oil pressure gauges to all my trucks.

1959 White 4400TD, 1956 White WC22PLT

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Tony thanks for sharing that info.I tried the Star Tron gas additive($6 at Walmart) yesterday on the White.It started right up with no choke after having sat for a few weeks.It ran really bad for a while but got better.The gauges were going crazy so I really need to do some rewiring.Time will tell.
Is this a good forum to discuss these things or should I move to the technical forum?
Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:41 AM by rcwirka
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Rich, it's been about eight years since I had the carb rebuilt for my 250A. I sent it to Daytona Parts www.daytonaparts.com and they did a beautiful job on it. The original carb started leaking around the accelerator pump and the engine would flood and be very hard to start. They rebuilt it using parts that are supposed to be compatible with the ethanol in today's gas. I usually use Stabil in the gas but I try to drive the truck enough to add fresh gas to the tank occasionally.

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Hi Tony
Good to hear from you .Great looking White!!
I think my Pertronix might have failed because of the coil.I tried 2 different coils but their DC resistances were a lot less than 1.5 ohms that Pertronix is looking for.I think I'll order the coil specifically made by Pertronix for the system.Before though I have to replace my wiring which also might have caused the Pertronix to burn out
I talked with Dave Brainard about the carburetor rebuild and he recommended a company from Texas that would do the most but to not expect miracles.I just drove up to Owls Head Maine with my 63 Chevy to the ATCA truck show they have every year at the Transportation Museum and met a guy that highly recommended a product called Startron to add to the gas.He said when he added it it was like he had put on a new carburetor.Like me he had tried the Lucas additive and several others but never got any results like he got from the Startron.He says its available everywhere but I've never seen it.I still feel I don't run it enough.
What do you think of the phone system to link the group together?
For those out there who are interested:
Pretronix # 1168LSP6 Phone # (909) 599-5955
I dont'have the part number for the Delco distributor but I have a 1954 WC22 PLt with the original Flathead 6 386CI If you send a picture of your distributor they can match it to the Pertronix system you need.

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Hi Fred
Good to talk to you guys again.
How did you make out with the Pertronix ignition?
Dave has been a great help in all of this.Along with sending out some great information he is a wealth of knowledge with regard to the mechanics of my truck and sources of where to go for things.
I have to figure out how to do the picture upload on this site again but when I do I'll post some pictures Nothing new .
I have been looking into a phone communication system with our Nutmeg club .Do you think anyone might be interested in doing a system for the White group?I don't know if any funding might be available from the National ATHS.I think Dave said we have about 170 members.Currently I'm working on a scholarship program for the Nutmeg group with Laurence Gration so I could get his thoughts on it if there is enough interest in it.


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Hello Rich. It is good to hear from you. I am sorry to hear about the problems with your White but Dave is a very good person to know if you do have a White. He is very knowledgeable, has many manuals and sheet metal parts. Any time I see someone needing White things I try to get them in touch with him but he does not have internet, as you know. How about a picture? Good luck with all your projects.


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I only have a few suggestions. Change the coil if you haven't already done it. Might be time to have the carb rebuilt if it's hesitating on take off. I changed over to the Pertronix ignition a few years ago and so far so good.
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Hi everyone
I am sorry for the long absence but work on the White has been slow with 7 other trucks requiring attention.The White is proving to be a touchy truck.From day one it has run great at times but horrible at others.
1954 White WC22 PLT all original 386CI flathead 6
Starts great in cold temp but wont start at times when hot Runs but hesitates badly when accerating and heavy throttle etc,etc
1.Changed plugs,distributor cap plug wires .Better but not perfect
2Checked timing,compression,timing was close but could be adjusted,distributor is stuck,compression was 115 and above,#4 was low at 95 but came back up atfter some coaxing
3 Converted to Pertronix electronic distributor system which later failed but really made a difference when working.Pertronix sent me a new system which I haven't installed
4changed points condensor rotor which local Napa had in stock ,world of difference problem however came back
5 put 5 gal can of gas in cab,Again great results but problems came back weeks later
CONCLUSSION
I do not run the White under load enough.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much to Dave Brainard for all the info he sent me which was a great help.

Hope all is well with everyone.Been working on a scholarship and phone system for the nutmeg chapter.had our yearly show in June which was a great success.315 trucks showed up

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