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34 Pierce Guy

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  1. I've had this Packard for a bit over a year now, and I've been back and forth about whether I should sell it or work on it. Well...between being tight for time and even tighter on space at my new house, it's time to find a new home for it. As the title says, it's a '46 Custom Super Clipper. The car is complete with what I believe to be the original 356 engine and is equipped with an electromatic clutch and overdrive. I was able to get the engine running (after rebuilding the fuel pump, carburetor, and buying a new 6V battery), but there is a crack in the block roughly an inch or two below the head. A set of pins should fix this if someone was inclined to use this block. The body is pretty solid, but will need new rocker panels and a patch in the front drivers side floor. I believe all the trim (stainless and chrome) is there except the trim for the rocker panels. The car is located in Lawrence Kansas, the price is $1,900, and it comes with a clean Kansas title. I'm really looking to sell the car...but if someone has '34-'35 Pierce arrow parts or a 462 Seagrave V12, I might entertain trades. If you have any questions, send me a PM! Although not pictured, it does have the original oil bath air cleaner. The bumpers are currently off the car so it can squeeze into its side of the garage (but are with the car).
  2. One last bump... If no one is interested in the engine or any parts from it, it will be going to the scrapyard either the end of this week or the beginning of next.
  3. Bump, price now lowered to $50 I know someone could use this, and I would like to move it out of my garage.
  4. This engine came with a hearse project I bought a while ago and I have no use for it. As the title says, it's a flathead 4 cylinder Waukesha International engine. It was built in May of '31 (as the Waukesha tag reads). It's mostly there, but not in the best of shape. The flange at the rear of the exhaust manifold is partially broken, and the carburetor is there but the flange where it mounts to the manifold is also damaged. I haven't pulled it apart so I don't know the condition of any internals. If you would like more pictures let me know, and if you have any questions I will do my best to answer them. Right now the best way to reach me is through email, my address is VintageSaxGuy@gmail.com
  5. I appreciate all the helpful input. Fortunately I am not in any hurry to sell either so I don't have to worry about taking a hit on what I already have invested. I'm just at a point where I would like to thin the herd of project cars I have, but if I don't find buyers I will just hold on to them as future projects, or wait until the market starts to come back around.
  6. I've had these two Packards listed for sale locally and haven't had too many bites so far, which made me ponder what others think they are worth. The '40 has a clean title, the original flathead 6 turns freely but I haven't tried to start it (someone has at some point because there's an electric fuel pump attached to the car currently). It is a complete restoration project without too many rust issues (reasonably small holes in the front floor). I believe the interior is fairly complete, most of the trim is with the car, and there are extra parts in the trunk that I haven't had the time to completely sort through. The other is a Custom Super Clipper, which I originally thought was a '46, and is titled as such (clear title in my name)...but another Packard owner informed me that the body number came back as a '47. The car is very complete, with the correct Super 8 engine (runs). The interior seems to be 90% complete, including the correct Packard radio. Unfortunately the car does have some rust, the worst of which being the front left rocker panel and floor just far enough into the floor to pass the body mount, and both rocker panels would need to be replaced. But apart from the area leading into the floor from the previously mentioned area of the FL rocker, the floors looked fairly solid when I took a look under the car. Based on this, would anyone be willing to throw out some rough estimates of what they should be worth? I appreciate any input
  7. After finding conflicting information about the finish my '34 chassis should have, I've been searching for help as to if it should be gloss, or semi-gloss. I've seen cars done in both, but without any original paint to go from I would like to know which is correct for my car. A typical semi gloss chassis black seems like the most likely choice, but I wouldn't want to use the wrong paint after the amount of work that is going into the chassis restoration. Does anyone happen to know what paint is correct for a '34 chassis?
  8. Any ideas as to what car this seat belongs in? Hopefully the tag will be helpful.
  9. It's too bad the owner at that time didn't have photos to go with it! But I wonder a little about the description since the factory glass would have been that thick, and it's possible the 'storage space' was the area jump seats (which could have been missing at the time) would have been fitted. In any case it would be very interesting to learn more about any Dillinger ties to Pierce Arrow.
  10. I second that, it would be interesting to see such a monogram.
  11. I appreciate all the helpful responses. I didn't realize there was such a market for aftermarket monograms in the 20's and 30's. The reason I thought mine might have been more of a dealer or factory option was that the paint is mostly non existent around the monogram, which makes me think that the monogram was painted on and helped to preserve the paint beneath to a degree. The door is buried behind another project right now, but I will have to take a picture and post it when I can reach the doors safely.
  12. Thanks for the information! The double tire wheels threw me off.
  13. I'm curious what this axle belongs to. It has an odd wheel setup where two rims are connected, making one wheel with two tires on each side. Thoughts?
  14. One of my '34 Pierce's (the one which still possesses its doors) has the remains of a monogram on the rear door. While being the more expensive variant with dual side mounts and an all black exterior, it is one of the two lowest models for 1934. But due to the fact that it is in fact the more expensive model of the two lower models offered, with sidemounts and happens to be painted black with a monogram on the rear door(s) (only one side survived the weather)...could this car have been someone's 'baby limousine'? I have seen monograms on larger cars, frequently limousines...but generally don't see many, if any, on cars driven by the actual owner. Which brings me to my question of; when and how were monograms most frequently used during the 30's. Would it have been common for rear doors to carry a monogram if the car in question was driven by the owner? Or was it something that was far more frequent with limousines?
  15. I am currently on the prowl for a 462 Seagrave V12. I would like to find one that is complete, and in relatively good condition (running, or free...not seized). If at all possible, it would be preferred to find one located in the midwest. If anyone has an engine, even if still in a firetruck...I would be interested in hearing about it.
  16. I haven't heard anything about this particular '34 Pierce. Having two '34's...one of which a 12, I would very much like to see the ad. Do you have any way of scanning it and posting to the thread?
  17. I've been looking into implement paint at Tractor Supply. You can get a gallon for roughly $45, but I believe it is only meant to be sprayed. So far it seems to be the best way to go if you want to paint something without spending as much as if you were painting something auto related. It's already been said, but just to reinforce the point...POR 15 isn't a good choice for something that is going to be exposed to any amount of sunlight as it does change in color (and I haven't had it happen to me, but have heard that it can become chalky as well). I've also heard of people spraying clear over it to add UV protection and make it last longer but I would question if it's really worth it when you can use implement paint instead. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JZRIV</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Either way if you brush or spray a good option is to use an Implement paint typically sold at tractor supply stores. These paints are very durable and can be sprayed or brushed with nice results.Just prime any bare metal first. I know you aren't supposed to but I have used implement paint right over rust and it has held up surprisingly well. </div></div>
  18. Could someone please ID these fenders?
  19. Melvern is roughly an hour south of Topeka, Kansas. An important detail I forgot to mention I suppose . I don't know the seller, and haven't seen the car, but it looked like it might be worthwhile for someone.
  20. While car browsing tonight I ran across this ad and thought someone may have an interest in it for parts if nothing else. 1930 Essex yard art $300
  21. Thanks for the information! I appreciate the input from both of you as I don't have any experience with Waukesha's. I'll have to browse around and see if I can get a good idea as to what the value of mine is.
  22. Thanks, that actually does make quite a bit of sense since Spicer Mfg. Co. owned both Salisbury Axle Co. and Parish Pressed Steel Co. at the time my Henney was made. Information regarding the early 30's and prior Henney's has been difficult to come up with other than some brief information here and there. Since you have had three pre-Packard Henney's, are there any resources you recommend for researching these earlier cars?
  23. Why oh why??????? How can you not "drive" a car that originally came with a V16? And honestly, why spend that kind of money on a nice complete car when all you want to do is chop it up? Sounds like another case of more money than taste, where the buyer should have just bought something else. Maybe next they will find a nice Marmon V16 to chop the top off of to make a 'cool' street rod. What a waste...
  24. The chassis actually belongs to a 27(ish) Henney hearse/combination car. As far as I can tell, mine shares the same disc wheels as this Henney. The rear wheels on the car I have aren't correct and I wasn't sure where I should start looking for a matching pair. I also wanted to identify which chassis my Henney uses so I can possibly locate other needed parts.
  25. Thanks for the information Ivan! I decided to go out and take another look at the chassis and came up with a few markings that were previously covered with dirt and grease. Both the front and rear axles have Salisbury markings. From a quick search I found that the Salisbury Axle Company was acquired in 1919 by the Spicer Manufacturing Company (later to be known as Dana). Since Spicer also bought out another company which could produce frames in the same year, maybe there are other Spicer components used in this chassis. Once again...any thoughts?
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