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1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

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Chuck,  how long do you stay?  I think if I could find a place to hide for January and February that would be enough to take the edge off.  The NE winter thing is wearing on me.

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We  are  here  from  November  till April.  Come  on  down,  we  have  plenty of  room, 4  acres  for  a  camper . Water  ,  sewage and a friendly dog.

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AJ, my new place will be a bit bigger than my current as far as square footage goes, but the yard will be MUCH smaller! You and Pam can come down and vacation in January and Feburary and stay with us, I'm going to need an assistant to help clean and wash cars! 

 

 

 

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Well  I  will  be  cleaning the  Pierce for the  last  show  be fore  I  head  north. It  is  running  great and I am  happy. Just  to  sit  in  the Chauffeurs  seat and  drive  this  piece of  history. It  is a gift  to  me that  I am  so  grateful  to  my  friend  that  lets  me  drive  this  car  and  take it  to  the  car shows .My  trophy is  talking  about the  history  of  this  car. But  I  have  never  failed to  bring  home a trophy  for  the  owner who  has  at  least 30 trophies  from the  cars  that  he  owns.

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After driving  about  1/2  hour to  a show,  the  great  car  dies. Got  it  started  by  using  the  primer and  got  to the  show. Drove it  after the  show  same  as  before,  died just  before  I  got it  back to  the  hanger. Hand pushed it  into the  hanger .As  with  many  cars in  my  past, it  sounded  like the  ignition coils .Contacted  the  Pierce Arrow society for  help. They  pointed  me  to  a parts  place that  may  have  some  Delco  coils. No  luck, went  to  ebay and  found  some  that  not being  exactly what  i  needed  but  were  6  Volt pos  ground  would  tell  me  if its the  coils. Installed the  coils ,  ran the  car  and about  a 1/2 hour  latter, it  died. Now  its  up to the  condenser.  Changed  out  the  condensers and  that  did the  trick. I  need  this car  running  fine  when  I  head  north. Just  looking  at  this  car is one of  the  greatest  feeling that  a poor  boy  like  me can  have  in  his  life. I  drive  it,  and  take  car  of  it. Life  is  good.

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Well its  been 6 months since  I  have  laid  eyes on the  great  car. I have been told the Pierce  is  waiting  for  me to start  and  drive.First I  have to take  the  1929 Hupp sport  coupe to a show  tomorrow.Gee the  tasks  the owner  gives  me  are so  challenging. Who  would not  be  up  to show  one  of the  best  Hupps in  existence.

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Ok,  the  Pierce Arrow  is  calling  my  name. The note on the  windshield  says  no  fluid in the  radiator and  bottom  hose is  leaking. I  need to  get this  great  car  back in  service as  there are  many  car  shows down here  that  I would love to  take it  to and show  people what  the  rich  and  famous people  road  in. 

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There's always SOMETHING to do!  I keep a notebook in each car and jot down things needing correction as they come to my attention.  After a 100-mile trip, there's always at least one entry in the notebook.

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While waiting  for  a carburetor for the 1931 Hupp Model S, Started  getting the  Pierce  ready  for  a show  Saturday. It  has  not  been  started  since April. I  drained the  cooling  system  before  going  north..Checked the  fluids  and  this  fine  car  started  right up. Did  not  run it  long  as  no  coolant  in the  system.  Have coolant  in  hand,  after  lunch  going  to  install  so  I  can  clean  a little  dust  off the  car  and take it  for  a  drive. Life  is  Good.

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Did the final cleaning and  ready for  the  show  Saturday. The fun thing  is  talking about the  history  of the  car. The  look on their  face  when  you tell  them  that the  handles and  metal in the  rear  compartment is  14 karat gold  plated. I just  love  this  car.

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How about posting a photo or two of the sumptuous rear compartment showing those gold plated handles?

 

Have you used the chauffeur's trick for a nearly silent departure from the curb?  Engage first gear with clutch only, no throttle, and at 4-5 mph shift to 2nd, no throttle until completely engaged, then step on throttle gently....  It may take a couple of practice tries to get this procedure down.  Perfect for departing a wedding venue....

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Hi there Grimy! I got a chuckle out of your comment "I keep a notebook in each car and jot down things needing correction as they come to my attention.  After a 100-mile trip, there's always at least one entry in the notebook." Good idea actually. Have you gotten the water pump on the Paige fixed yet? :)  Sorry, just a little ribbing to say 'hi' with.

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Hi Wayne, long time no see.  Yes, the Paige water pump is fixed.  The one long shaft was cut behind the crankcase extension, and there's now a separate shaft in the pump itself and continuing to the generator.  The next guy won't have to disassemble half the car to repair the pump!  That said, the rest of the reassembly has been on hold for other projects, but I hope to get the Paige back on its hind legs by summer.  Have a new wiring harness to install before re-installing the head.  New valves, hard seats on the exhaust.  Let me know if you come to the Bay Area.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

George 

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Congrats!  Thanks for posting photos of the brocaded interior with gold-plated hardware!

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