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1946 Available CS 250 SP


Engine Type:
Waukesha Flathead 6-Cylinder

Transmission Type:
Clark 5-Speed

Truck Information:
This 1946 Available was made in Chicago. Most Available trucks were used around that area – it was a local truck. Available was an axle company but they also assembled trucks from purchased parts. They made 2,500 trucks from 1910 until 1957 before they were bought out by Crane Carrier Corporation, a producer of mixer and crane trucks based out of Tulsa, OK. This 1946 Available has a flathead engine, which means the valves are in the block, not in the head. It also has a Timken single speed rear axle, hydraulic brakes, and a Clark transmission; Clark made transmissions for light- to medium-duty trucks. The little boxes in front of the rear tires are Elston sanders. You put sand in them and in slippery conditions, you could flip a switch in the cab and a little electric motor would dribble the sand in front of your tires. Train locomotives use a system just like this to sprinkle sand in front of their drive wheels. Road plowing and salting wasn’t taken as seriously back then as it is now. Top Speed: 50 MPH



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