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About KRK Sr.

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  1. Can anyone ID this motor?

    Rolf, My Delco book shows the distributor used in the following vehicles: Atterbury 1921- 22 model R, Elcar 8R Continental, 1922-23 Kelly Springfield model K40 &30. I am sure others too. With this info I would guess this engine is from 1920-1923. Karl
  2. Nice day here in PA so before the snow flies we took the Pierce for a drive and put some stable in the fuel. Stopped for a photo, not much color left in the leaves. Car ran great. Karl
  3. Buyer's premium

    The Bothwell brass car auction last weekend had a 25% buyers fee, 8% California sales tax and $50 to bid. It did not keep people from paying over a million dollars for 2 cars! And, the PA resale lic. from PA is not honored for buying in this auction. I had a friend going and asked him to bid on one item, I can assure you the "fees" were figured in the amount he could bid. Karl
  4. chistech, You are also correct this 1928 block makes this a wonderful road touring car and the best of the 4's. Engine has new pistons, new Babbitt, valves, etc., runs cool. A little back story: car was purchased twenty years ago by the previous owner. Car was torn apart, and most of the mechanical parts sourced for full restoration, after five years it became a "shelf". The next fifteen it sat with nothing done. Two years ago we purchased this car, body, fenders, and gutted upholstery off and in boxes. After many call to Chevrolet experts and photos of other finished Chevrolet Touring's, here are the results. Too many early cars never get this second chance and are parted out! Anyone considering an early Chevrolet should not let this one get away. You can not buy and pay to restore one for the asking price. Karl
  5. Don, thanks for the kind words. It does have the 1928 upgraded head and manifolds. I am amazed at the performance of this car every time I drive it. It also stops quite well on the clamp style two wheel brakes. I can see why GM was getting its share of Fords market with over 600,000 V models sold in 26-7. Karl
  6. Marty, The Series V was produced in mid 1926 and was marketed into the first part of the 1927 sales year. So that said, it's a 1927 version of the 1926 model. Chevrolet has the vin number break for 1926 and 1927 V series. It's vin. makes this an early 1927. Not unusual to sell left over models as the "new" model. There are no changes made to the V series for 1927. The Capital AA would be the also January 1927 newest model. Hope this clears up the confusion. Karl
  7. For sale: 1927 Chevrolet Touring model Superior Series V, four cylinder . Just completed two year body off full restoration of a rust free car. This year GM spent over eight million dollars to make the 1927 model more competitive with Ford. Original price was $510 for the four door 5 pass. model. Selective three speed transmission, floor shifter, Single dry disc clutch disc, semi floating rear axle, 3.82:1. External contracting rear wheel brakes. Wood spoke wheels. Painted with correct blue body color. Five new tires and tubes, has gas gauge, and motormeter. Working Speedometer, amp and oil gauges. Correct running board material!! (this material is not currently in production anywhere). e-mail for additional photos or any questions, Thanks, Karl
  8. updated info, thanks, Karl
  9. Delco, Remy & Delco-Remy history Question

    NZCARNERD, I did mean Durant, not Leland. I have a copy of Al Slones book on my shelf at home, I will have to look and see if it has much to say about the 1926 merger of the two companies. When looking for repro data tags we also have the big and small tags with the same info on the same year Pierce Arrows. They do not interchange as the pin distances are not the same. Karl
  10. Delco, Remy & Delco-Remy history Question

    In 1916 Durant purchased Hyatt roller bearing, Delco Light, and Remy, making them a part of "United Motors". Little did he know he would also get Al Slone as his successor who would run GM for many years. My 1929 Pierce Arrows all have just Delco tags on the generators, my 1930's have Delco-Remy. I guess the crash of 1929 was the final consolidation of the two companies to the same location as well, all the 1930 tags are from Anderson Ind. for 1930. Karl
  11. Old Gm puller

    My guide shows 2 3/8 inch, 16 threads per inch for 27-28.
  12. White Yellowstone bus frames

    The Pierce Arrow bus pictured above belonged to the e-bay seller hiperlightflyguy. (he sells data plate repros) He had it for sale a few years ago, I don't know if it found a new home or not. The pictures I saw of it then would scare most folks as the wood was in awful condition. He was not giving it away, I think asking price was $65K! I think he had history for that coach. Karl
  13. Delco Distributor 8 Cylinder???

    Marv, I found it: 1933 LaSalle Model 345C, 8 cyl., says it is interchanges with the 662Y. It also has a different point gap than the Y. Y 18-24", P 12-17". Auto advance, 11 deg max. Y and P replaces the 660Y which had 20 degree advance. Hope this helps. Karl
  14. Dash 2

    Thanks for the quick ID, Karl
  15. unknown dash 1

    Lief, a while back I thought it was A Duesenberg, but it too is not quite right. Karl