The last time I found parts at a Cummings Diesel dealer, he told me outright that when the warehouse goes empty, you're gonna be out of luck, cause the company ain't gonna make anything new any more.
Never heard of a "Cummings Diesel Dealer" ? Maybe you meant the writer? E. E. Cummings? He wrote Poems, plays etc. but never made any engines that I'm aware of.
If you spoke to a "Cummins Dealer" then clearly he was extremely ignorant and or severely misinformed by telling you that when the warehouse goes empty, they ain't gonna make anything new anymore.
The best way to "correct" the "misinformation" you received is by presenting verifiable truth. this is very easy to do. The images you see here are of several "Cummins/Onan replacement parts obtained by me yesterday, June 10th 2016, from a Cummins/Onan Distributor.
They are recently manufactured parts, not reboxed old stock. Please note the "date codes" on the packaging.
The 166-0785 electronic ignition control module was made May 23rd 2016. Almost 3 weeks ago according to my calculator. This part has applications going back to 1986.
The 166-0772 ignition coil was made on May 24th 2016. It has applications going back to the early 1970's and was last used in production engines about 1986-1987.
These are but a few of the examples of New Replacement Parts still being manufactured right now in 2016.
There are some parts that become obsolete due to low demand, non wear type parts etc. However, most of the parts that do wear out eventually, are still in production.
But where are the vast majority of these replacement parts made?
They are Made in The U.S.A. !
It's obvious the "Cummings Dealer" you spoke with is full of Bull!