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Neat truck! It looks plenty old, I agree that it's probably 1940's.

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The badges say white diesel power.  2 stroke gm?

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With the horizontal grille louvers, I will say around 1951 White WC26.  Not versed in engines for White Trucks but in that era, the Cummins 743 diesel engine was available.

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Yes agree with the 743. WC 28 for runner of the White 4000/9000 coup cab. Did Cummins also have a 672 cu in diesel?

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13 minutes ago, james j neiweem said:

Did Cummins also have a 672 cu in diesel?

Cummins had an H model diesel with a couple variations (H-135, H-6, HS-6) that featured a base CID of 672.

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With a rather rare Orrville sleeper cab.

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Didn't they make a 150 Cummins?  170, 190?  Before they turbo charged them.  NHBxxx?     The supercharged version was NHRSxxx?

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 if i remember correctly the 150 and 170 HP engines were "H" models

we had a 190 HP in the old 60's dodge grain truck when i was on the farm.

my friend still has it, but only uses it on site and does not take it out on the road anymore. 

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With the wipers above the windshield it is prior to 52/53.  Is it a WC 26 or 28? It looks like a 26 to me. Where in Montana is it? That is sure a neat old truck. Thanks for posting.

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That is a great looking truck and it seems like it has survived well.  That flattened grille was part of what White called the "Bridge Formula" style front end.  It debuted around 1951 I think. Period advertisements say that this front end allows for the distance from the front of the bumper to the center of the forward axle to be reduced to 28 inches.

I know of only 4 or 5 other trucks that have made it to recent times that had the headlights mounted on those plates. For trucks with the flattened grille, I think White started mounting the headlights on the fenders around 1953.  So I'm guessing that this truck is from '51 or '52, but I could be wrong.

I can't make out the name on the door, but I do think I see a cat inside peering out a window :).

Whatever size that Cummins is, it has a two-valve head because the intake and exhaust manifolds are on the same side. If it is 743 CID, it would be an HR rather than an H.

Was this truck for sale?  Thanks for posting!

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Im still trying to find the owner. It is sitting in a commercial lot in eastern Mt. No name on the building. 

Can anyone decipher the transmission codes?  It has a 2speed rear axle.

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17 hours ago, Freightrain said:

Didn't they make a 150 Cummins?  170, 190?  Before they turbo charged them.  NHBxxx?     The supercharged version was NHRSxxx?

Cummins has an engine for every application!

The H series was before the N I believe.

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Ya, I'm not familiar at all, but do know some model numbers.

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Run the license plate.

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Well as small of a town as that White is located in you could call any business in that town and I’d be willing to bet someone would help out with the name of the owner or business that it sits at. 

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that is an H cummins

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model is a WC 26 PLTD prior to moving wipers to below windshield.

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wipers were lowered on the 1953 models.on top of wind shield in 1952.

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