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  1. Yeh i agree with Aha the inlet is turned upwards to accomodate the downdraft carb, i now have the correct m1 carb but not the inlet with the distinctive alloy plate on the outside of the tube, it may be that you could find some old steel solid rubber wheels instead of the expense of having mew wooden ones made? just a thought and it would still look period? the engine is a cont N4 as carbking stated, chassis nos is on the top of the left frame rail oposite the engine, stamped in big letters and numbers mike
  2. Hi AHa yes i have heard about things going to wharehouses as unclaimed, both the companies sharing the yard said anything that was left was scrapped, and thats as far as i could get with either of them, the yard was sold/leased to ups and apparently a new building was put up, this was in buena park ca, the real shame of it for me wasnt just the pierce arrow parts, i also had two sets (12) correct good condition 2nd hand solid rubber tyres that i got from the bernie long auction for my 2 Liberty trucks that i only paid $40 each for, so ive now got to source more correct solids
  3. Hi jalopygreg, ive got an 11X too, mine is 1920, the wheels look ok on mine but they are rotten and need remaking, looks like you need a radiator, a tree fell across the front and damaged the rad but i found another one here, if you google a guy on the internet Joe butcher in Alma michigan, hes a collector/restorer of republics and may be able to help you with some of the missing parts? maybe, worth a try? good luck with the republic mike
  4. Just an update, finally found some front wheels and the leftside engine panel, light brkts and bumper spring mounts, and the gearstick and casting, the parts came from a collection of 4 PA trucks in mass and lucky for me the new owner of the collection was selling of the rough parts truck, hoping to ship it back soon, mike
  5. Hi ak, looks like the correct throttle/mag levers, how much do you want for them? mike
  6. Hi Al merry xmas to you too, im currently doing it all wrong working on too many things at once! I suppose thats why they are called projects! the Liberty seems to be my main interest at present, i do like the history of WW1 vehicles, cheers Mike
  7. Hi Ed, look on the pierce arrow facebook page, the guys name is Artie he wants to sell some of the trucks the 1917 2 ton truck is what id like but with covid and shipping been really hard to get done i had to pass, ive seen your survivor car, looks amazing, check out those trucks mate cheers mike.
  8. Well AL where to begin, the collection of 4 pierce arrow trucks that were in Massachusetts were originally bought to my attention by a fellow pierce arrow truck owner in pensylvania he had a banner made some years ago which he put up on his stand at Hersheys, the banner had on it “pierce arrow truck parts wanted” and his contact details or something like that, anyway years go by and then one day out of the blue a guy phones him up and tells him he wants to sell 4 PA trucks but he wants them to all go as one deal, he didnt want to muck around with lots of people coming to his property, s
  9. Got an update finally sourced some wheels thanks to help from karl, also got most of the other missing parts i needed, very happy to get these mike
  10. Hi AL, my pierce arrow is a 1926 XA 2 ton model, these were made from 23 to 28 approxx there were 2 and 3 ton trucks that had the same mechanicals i have only just found a set of front wheels and some other parts i needed to get my truck back to original condition, mike
  11. Hi Al, ive seen a Denby truck here with smith wheels same style as the picture above, the truck was around a 2 1/2 ton size vehicle, must be a few Denbys still around in the states?? mike
  12. Looking for a set of front wheels for my 1926 pierce truck xa 2 ton model correct wheels are 20” with two rows of flat spokes and have solid rubber im also in need a few other smaller bits and pieces, the model xb 3 ton pierce are the same also if anyone can help please let me know thanks mike added a few pictures of the wheels im looking for
  13. Hi AHa, thanks for that i assumed it had both a hand throttle and foot throttle like some of my other trucks, im hoping i can adapt the lever to fit my column ? will let you know when it turns up mike.
  14. Hi clifford, probably best to try and find someone who has a complete commerce truck similar as yours, and ask for pictures and info of the parts your missing so you know what to look for, thats what ive done, the quadrant is rigid and there are two levers, one for the spark advance/retard and another lever for the throttle, i wouldnt be surprised if the steering box and controls were from the same manutacturer? mike
  15. Hi greg, hows things going for you mate? I have bought a quadrant piece and one lever which is off an earlier truck from a helpful forum member, the horn button is part of the lever, mine has a seperate steel button on top, yeh i reckon your right and the controls would be a bought in item as it is an assembled truck, i havent looked to see what make the gearbox is but ill check it out and let you know cheers mike
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