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Cummins HB new to me, maybe early 1945, photos


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Default Cummins HB new to me, maybe early 1945, photos

Been told its a HB, whats that mean? I don't know diddley bout cummins but I like it. I think its a power unit orignally used on a machinery, not truck? Its got block casting date 2-14-45. Please comment with any info u can, looking 2 learn. As shown weighs 3700 lbs. thanks 4 looking.






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Default Re: Cummins HB new 2 me, maybe early 1945, photos

Some info I have. Must have been upgraded to the newer style pump at some point in its life.
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Default Re: Cummins HB new 2 me, maybe early 1945, photos

yes its has, its a good thing i've read so far.
serial number is 51210 or C instead of 0. thanks 4 looking.

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That a great looking engine. Is it the same one that was for sale on EnginAds 1-2months ago? Looks similar....

Anyways, serial # 51210 would've been build in the first few weeks of July 1945. I will look to see if we have the build records for it. It is a Model H, and as Ed mentioned, your engine would've been built with the Single Disc fuel pump, and has been upgraded to the PT fuel system which came out in 1954. This is a very common upgrade and I'm sure you'll enjoy it more with PT. As far as the B in the HB name, I'm spacing out on what it stands for. We had HA's, HB's, HMR's, and then when we added super-charging and other configs the names got even longer and a bit out-of-control Sometimes the second letter refers to the application (eg: HMR's are marine), but HB's were used in both auto and industrial so B doesn't equal application.

It appears your engine has an air compressor in front of the fuel pump?? Am I seeing that correctly? The skid is also atypical with that large arch on the manifold side. If I had to guess, this unit was probably in a construction application (eg: shovel, crane, etc). Hopefully the build records will shine light on this.

We have full sets of manuals for this engine, so if you ever need any info, let me know. I can't/won't scan the whole manual for you - but happy to scan sections.

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That a great looking engine. Is it the same one that was for sale on EnginAds 1-2months ago? Looks similar….

***yes bought it from the ads, thanks harry!


Anyways, serial # 51210 would've been build in the first few weeks of July 1945. I will look to see if we have the build records for it. It is a Model H, and as Ed mentioned, your engine would've been built with the Single Disc fuel pump, and has been upgraded to the PT fuel system which came out in 1954. This is a very common upgrade and I'm sure you'll enjoy it more with PT. As far as the B in the HB name, I'm spacing out on what it stands for. We had HA's, HB's, HMR's, and then when we added super-charging and other configs the names got even longer and a bit out-of-control Sometimes the second letter refers to the application (eg: HMR's are marine), but HB's were used in both auto and industrial so B doesn't equal application.

It appears your engine has an air compressor in front of the fuel pump?? Am I seeing that correctly?

****i forgot what zack said about it. its at my sons shop, i'll get better pics soon.

The skid is also atypical with that large arch on the manifold side. If I had to guess, this unit was probably in a construction application (eg: shovel, crane, etc). Hopefully the build records will shine light on this.

***** it looks 2 me the skid was torch cut from the original equipment frame structure that held the unit. I agree shovel, crane, etc.

We have full sets of manuals for this engine, so if you ever need any info, let me know. I can't/won't scan the whole manual for you - but happy to scan sections.

*****thank u, waiting 4 what build record may indicate. I'll be fixing it up, detailing it cherry along with replacing missing hood and side covers. it'll be 4 show, maybe sawmill or rockchrusher work at our local show.

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How difficult would it be 2 find a oil pan for this? i'm going to drop it to disludge it. Its been busted and brazed up big time, but not leaking. Would new pan gaskets be available?
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That is a nice engine. Good you were able to save it...
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I was close. Your engine was built July 6, 1945, tested July 7, 1945, and shipped to "Diesel Sales Company of Wisconsin" on July 18, 1945. It is listed as a "PD" application, which is a power unit, probably for drilling oil/gas. I found some photos that show other power units, all being using for oil/gas applications. They show the hood, the louvered side covers, the fuel tank that was mounted where your air cleaner currently is...and a few of the photos show engine mounted on the same skid/rails that yours is mounted on. Your engine was not built with an air compressor, so whatever is in front of your fuel pump was added later on.

The build record and photo files are bigger than what the forum will allow me to upload so I've uploaded them here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...WtJaXJnMGpaV00
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Default Re: Cummins HB new to me, maybe early 1945, photos

So its a "HPD-600"? What does revision "B" mean on the spec sheet? I'm surprised the skid may be original as its rather crudely torched to size. Dingleberries/slag not scraped off. Not complaining i'm happy with how complete it is. Not much gas/oil in wisconsin but a lot of water with channel cleaning required, stone and sand quarries needing power. maybe a pump power unit of some type.

Arched cutout in skid may be 4 a oil drain pan?


thank u.

p.s. i just now scrolled up enough to see second build sheet page.i'll have to see if serial numbers match on the starter, generator and pto.

thanks again.

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Most of the larger cranes and shovels had air assisted controls. That could explain the compressor.
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