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  1. Hi All, I need a set of eight NOS AC K-7 plugs, but can settle for AC K-4/K-9 for the show circuit. Can't use any other brands, any and all help or suggestions appreciated. Thanks! Ed
  2. Parts location and price please. Check my avatar. Send me a PM if you prefer. Thanks, Ed
  3. Heads are generally not difficult to source, and the few cars that had issues pre war, almost all are available now. There are only three or four engines I can think of that would be difficult to source. ID the car, engine, series, and I bet the members here will have a 98 percent chance of helping you locate one.
  4. David- that thar truck done be a pickem up truck!
  5. Dave, you are correct. In Buffalo Ny.
  6. I spent the last week on tour with the Pierce Arrow Society at their 60th annual meet in Saint Louis Missouri. Weather was great, tours were interesting and my 1932 Series 54 Sport Coupe was on display in the annual show on the last day of the meet as would be expected. I have owned the car for ten years and it's never let me down, with thousands of miles driven. (Ten thousand miles over ten years, but only six of them were regular driving years, the others were very short or nonexistent.) I had a gentlemen ask if the car was for sale, no, it wasn't and I had not really thought about selling it. Then I thought to myself, take your own advice, rotate out a car from the garage occasionally. Sell one off and look for a new adventure............ I commented to the gentleman I would entertain a fair offer, and sell it if it were in the ballpark of fair market value. The conversation was overheard by several others. There were five inquiries in about an hour. Interesting. The first gentleman asked what I thought was fair for a price. We were very close, and within ten minutes the deal was done. The others were disappointed. Enclosed are some photos of the car on tour this week. Ten hours after selling I have found another car to consider to replace it. I'm going to stop by and look at it on the way out to Pebble in August. Funny how things turn out. Now I'm off to the west to inspect another for the collection down south. Enjoy the photos, the bridge and river are the Mississippi crossing we're Lewis & Clark set off on their epic journey.
  7. As I said to the very nice young lady in the bar this afternoon........nice can!
  8. Great car, restored by a friend of mine. I tried to buy it back in the 80's but couldn't come up with the money. The price didn't even over the cost of the restoration.
  9. Joe is correct.
  10. Cut downs are common, and we're common till after the war. Simple math. A farmer buys a old very low mileage car and cuts it into what ever he needs. Less than ten cents on the dollar to new, often he can build what he needs himself, usually the cars had a large engine to haul/tow and do farm work. Many of the big brass cars (read that as the majority of them, like 70 percent) are old cut downs put back. Pierce Arrow and Cadillac seemed to suffer the most, possibly due to availability of parts in the pre war era. Interestingly there are supposedly 16 Pierce Arrow series 66 cars, according to the experts. Only two or three were not cut downs or chassis that lost their entire body. New and partially rebuilt cars run 800k, if a known and verified original came up for sale figure 1.5 . Tow truck conversions were also popular with the 20's and 30's touring ars and coupes. We have a 1930 Pierce large series Limo cut into a shop pick up truck done by and for an auto body shop out of Rochester NY. It was very well done, and the end of the body was carefully spliced on just behind the front doors, painted and pinstriped like a factory job. They did lead and wood work,at a high quaility. It was done in 1936, so figure the Limo was thirty to fifty bucks to start with, labor was 75 cents an hour flat rate.The employees probably did the job when things were slow on a time available basis. They most likely had the entire thing finished for less than 125 bucks, and had a eryncool and powerful truck for less than 20 percent of the cost of a new one. They reused the upholstery on the doors and headliner and put a vinyl on the seat. They had time and were talented back before the war. The post war cut down jobs were usually done from lack of skill and a rough car to start with. There is a small following for certified pre war cut down trucks, but they too bring little money. We plan on restoring ours back to 100 points.
  11. It's a long story. Short answer is most truck guys want a much more drivable vehicle. Cost of parts and repairs can almost instantly run more than the car is worth. Very small market to sell to. The market is famous for being very budget minded. (Read cheap!) All that being said, I like it, and would own it, as it's kinda a strange vehicle, which I like. But I am familiar with them for forty years. Tires for that car could run four grand fast........tires, tubes, labor, ect. They are cool platforms but not for the less experienced collector. It will sell, the only question is at what price. I expect we will find out if he passes on it. My educated guess is the seller usually wants twice what the market will bring for such an auto. Someone will end up with a neat toy.
  12. It may not be a mascot, there were many art castings/bronze sculptures that we're modified and used as a mascot. Shouldn't be too hard to identify. Post a photo of the bottom and any hallmarks.
  13. I like the Caddy pick up. It's slick and looks decent. Problem is there is almost no market for cars in this category. I would own it in three seconds flat. Parts are simple......simply impossible. Biggest issue is if you develop a problem that costs a fair amount to fix. Then it's the old it's not worth the repair cost issue. If you think you can enjoy it as is for say ten thousand miles, and the price is very right......go for it. Recently I helped a local family to sell a 16 and 17 truck........there were NO offers in the ballpark the family was thinking. I told them to take the first offer thy got. There were none. This looks a bit better and is a bit more interesting. PM me if you want an opinion as to value. Ed
  14. Maybe MY Stutz picture will be in the lot................🤔
  15. Title it as home built, under weight limit for brakes. It's a breeze. Otherwise, a big bummer.
  16. The factory letters I have say Springfield. I think the printed literature does also, but it's been 25 years since I have looked at the stuff.
  17. Go to Coachbuilt.com and look them up. There is an interesting page on the builder. Neat car!
  18. Somewhere buried in my car stuff, I have info and literature of them building the last cars in Springfield Massachusetts. Does anyone else have anything on them in Springfield? Interesting to think that DuPont and Rolls Royce were in the same town making cars at the same time.
  19. Per your request. Painted brown spokes. Tires are too small. Wheels missing trim rings. The car had very rare factory chrome wheels when new, paint is as it left the factory. I bought side mount covers, but decided against installing them. Sold them to the gentleman with the 32 LaBaron V-12 Coupe that's for sale now. I like the look of the black wheels with the trim rings and WW much better. You can make make your own decision......
  20. I was looking at the Waterhouse Model G on Wednesday in St Louis. Decent older restoration. I tried to buy a speedster right after I got out of college. Made my best offer with money I still hadn't managed to accumulate, I was still 35k short back in 1991. I have managed to save up the rest of the money as of today. Now I'm short about 800k. Twenty six years later and they are still going up in value..........where's my T?
  21. Great truck for towing. I have a similar 2005 for my rig. Same mileage as yours. Your price is well below market.
  22. Photos from past vacations......
  23. Sorry I missed the show. Big Al deserves the Best of Show......he has been working on that car for more than forty years!