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I am restoring my grandfathers 1920 Premier model 6-D Roadster, made by Premier Motor Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana. I would like to find examples of restored or orginal cars in museums or privately held. Also need information and literature that will aid in the restoration. I will share information that I have collected.

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Contact the AACA Library (aacalibrary.org) for your literature needs.

I know of a nicely restored Premier in Cambridge, Ohio, but it is much earlier... I think around 1912-13.

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For what its worth, there's a 1916 Premiere at the ACD Museum in Auburn, IN, and a 1912 at the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, CA.

Both museums have research libraries that, after you check at Hershey, might be worth checking out.

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I am restoring my grandfathers 1920 Premier model 6-D Roadster, made by Premier Motor Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana. I would like to find examples of restored or orginal cars in museums or privately held. Also need information and literature that will aid in the restoration. I will share information that I have collected.

did the premiere ever get restored

dave

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Why don't you post a few pictures. If you do that, it might stimulate some activity in your search for literature and information. Some of us would like to watch and enjoy your work. Keep plugging away.

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This engine has not run in almost 70 years. After taking the gear driven generator off it turned free !

The Lynite aluminum alloy engine block with cast iron sleeves ! Just a couple broken bolts to remove.

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Hi

Your Premier Restoration looks almost as daunting as the Dixie Flyer just keep plugging away and I am sure that you will get it done.

The reference section of the AACA Library has proved a valuable source of information and are certainly worth a try.

Bernie J.

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Hi again Premier20

If you need some more info on the Borg & Beck clutch I could send you the pages out of the Dixie Flyer hand book. It may be of some help when you come to put it all back together again. Let me have your e-mail if you would like to see the relevant pages.

Bernie J.

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I am still looking for a pair of 3-1/2" warner lenses. We haven't accomplished much this month with the cold weather and Christmas. We hope to have the springs and axles under the frame in early January. Still struggling with deciding who to have work on the radiator, badges, starter and generator.

Have a great New Year !

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20 Primear

wondering where you are located. We have a 20 or 21 open touring located on the east end of Long Island car is compleat and unrestored. I will look to sea what liturature we have in the file.

Brian

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Brian,

I am in Oregon. Would like to see pics of you car, especially since it is unresored. You can e-mail the pics if you are interested. What are you doing with the car, does it run? I also have a list of serial numbers that would date your car.

Chris

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Just finished soda blasting the cooling fan. I have experimented with sand, crushed glass, walnut shells and soda. I like the soda effect the best, what does everyone else think?

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We are still working on the car. Just starting to work on the wood. The engine is cleaning up good. Had to be a little more aggressive than soda, tried a very fine grade glass bead at low pressure and was very pleased with the results.

Traveled to Connecticut to salvage the remains of a Premier chassis. Brought home an engine and transmission, radiator and shell and many small parts. Thanks to Jim and all his help!

Always looking for more parts ! :eek: Will be going back to hershey again via Kentucky with the girls to see horse stuff, the world equestrian games.

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Making progress! Working on the doors of the body. Went to Crosscut Hardwoods in Portland OR for a ash. We are trying to save any piece we can. Finally got the clutch apart. We have a broken spring, does anyone know who has these conical springs for clutches?

Our Connecticut trip proved to be very good, the inside of the engine is in excellent shape. I didn't think it would be very good.

Off to Hershey! Contact me if you know of any Premier parts.

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