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Hinckley Engines 1914??-1926


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Carl C Hinkley, after a number of years with various auto companies, formed Titan Motors Co, which "quickly" became Hinkley Motors, later Hinkley Motors Corp and Hinkley Motors Inc, around 1914/1917 (accounts differ), produced WWI Liberty B truck engines etc and later produced "truck and tractor engines" until 1925 or 26, when his company was "liquidated" and he went to Buda.
While they made a fair penetration of the truck market, so far I've only found one tractor with a Hinkley: a Huber Master Four 1925-26 or so with a Hinkley 1900, listed as a 51/2x6 (other Hinkley engine sections show the 1900 as a 5x6)...
Engine ID designations were like 200, 300, 500 up to 1900, or H, HA, HAA plus those numbers.
Does anyone here recall any other tractors with Hinkley engines, or any used in any other eqpmt or as as power units??
Any comments appreciated; many thxx!! Bud
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There was a 3 1/2 tom 1917 Paige truck on Earl Marhanka's Kruse auction in about 1993. It had a Hinkley engine, newly made cab and hood needed to be made. It sold to a Mason City Ia. museum for $3500. I was runner up. I, even checked the radiator for leaks. It is the only Paige truck in existence. The museum cut the frame and shortened it.
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Yes, Paige was one of the 20 or so trucks I found with Hinkleys listed; as usual, two catalogs differ on which Hinkley, but at least they agree on Hinkley!
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Carl C Hinkley, after a number of years with various auto companies, formed Titan Motors Co, which "quickly" became Hinkley Motors, later Hinkley Motors Corp and Hinkley Motors Inc, around 1914/1917 (accounts differ), produced WWI Liberty B truck engines etc and later produced "truck and tractor engines" until 1925 or 26, when his company was "liquidated" and he went to Buda.
While they made a fair penetration of the truck market, so far I've only found one tractor with a Hinkley: a Huber Master Four 1925-26 or so with a Hinkley 1900, listed as a 51/2x6 (other Hinkley engine sections show the 1900 as a 5x6)...
Engine ID designations were like 200, 300, 500 up to 1900, or H, HA, HAA plus those numbers.
Does anyone here recall any other tractors with Hinkley engines, or any used in any other eqpmt or as as power units??
Any comments appreciated; many thxx!! Bud
Is there any information on Hinckley engines being used in 1914 - 1920 Diamond T Motor Trucks? What model and size of engines were used.
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Default Re: Hinckley Engines 1914??-1926

As many Hubers that are left, the Master 4 is about extinct. I've only ever heard of one and that was many years back in the old IMA magazine. I personally have never seen one, or the Hinkley engines. That makes me think that they weren't very good, hence the reason sales were so low and so few were sold in the first place and even fewer have survived.
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On Diamond T, the short answer is yes..
On which engine went into which models, my old catalogs simply don't agree, NOR do they agree on the engine designations themselves...
Early engines are listed as HAA 200, 300, 400, 500. and H1000..
The 200 and 500 are also listed as HA 200 and 500...
There're seemingly later models HA 1400, 1500, 1600, as well as H 100, 1700, 1900...
Whether the "HAA', "HA", and "H" designate different engine types is unclear in my catalogs, as they could be misprints for each other or just confusion...
Engines listed under Diamond T sections of four catalogs are the 200, 300, 400, 500, 1000 and 1600...I'll see if I can't get some kind of a list that makes sense and the bore/stokes; the few that list dates show 1919-25, but those dates aren't any more reliable than the engine listings, and none of these catalogs are complete coverage...
Last I heard Diamond T Classics site was inactive...
On longevity/durability, don't recall any comments one way or the other in the little Hinkley stuff I found, but never did a comprehensive review...
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Well, looks like the HA/HAA(?)
200=41/4x51/2
300=33/4x51/4
400=4x51/4
500=41/4x51/2---these are L-heads cast in pairs
1000=41/2x51/2---OHV cast en bloc..this from pix of head gaskets...would a T-Head head gasket look like an OHV gasket???
HA1600=I only have bore--41/2.
Models are a mess, no two catalogs listing same models for comparison...some listed are
200---EL 5Ton, K, KT, TT, U2, W3---21/2-31/3T
300---03, 04, T, T2, TT, Tu, U---11/2-2T
400---U2---21/2T
500---K---31/2T
1000---S, ST 5T
1600---EI 31/2-5T
Ayy, Chihuahua!!!---the above was from four catalogs --1924, 30, 33 and 41...made the mistake of looking at DT in a 1936, which ALSO lists( together with 200 to 500)
HAA700 33/4 bore
HAA1400 4"
HAA1500 41/2....with these old catalogs, the more you look at the more differing entries you find...
OOPS---that W3 above may've been a U3; the 700-1400-1500 are listed against various of the models above, with the exception of U3 maybe being the "W3"..
The best list of DT models I have is from 1941, listing almost 200, and that catalog refers back to another catalog (which I don't have) for "older models"...

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