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  1. And link. Fits the left-front of a 1931 Pierce-Arrow Series 43.
  2. On my ‘51, the backup light switch got sticky and would fail to release when the transmission from reverse, so the lamps would stay on. I suppose age and lack of regular driving were the cause.
  3. Hi, I am having the engine in my Series 43 rebuilt. The friction material in the crank damper needs to be replaced and information about this seems to be thin on the ground. There is a specification on the illustrated parts list I have for ‘29-‘30: adjust to require 30 to 40 pounds pull at the rim to cause it to slip. I have purchased material from several sources for the rebuilder to try. Meanwhile, someone surely has encountered this issue and worked it out satisfactorily. I would certainly appreciate a good word about this subject.
  4. Hi, Dave, this is Randy Roberson. info about the dampers seems pretty scarce, even at PAS. I did find the spec to set the spring pressure: at least, on the Series C ( small eight) it should take 30-40 pounds of pull on the rim to slip it. It’s on tge parts list drawing. My engine rebuilder is asking me for replacement friction material. I am checking the dimensions of the material used by Rolls-Royce on their damper used on their inline engines until the V-8. happy motoring! Randy
  5. Hi; looking for advice regarding inspection and repair of the crank dampener on a 1931 Pierce-Arrow Series 43 straight eight. Thanks!
  6. I walked by a complete rear wheel with the hub brake and sprocket at Hershey last year. I remember wondering if anyone recognized it. A dealer bought it and had it offered at his booth for more than I was willing to pay.
  7. Hi, anyone have experience with this 3-speed transmission with free-wheeling, from 1931? I need to change the shaft seals but otherwise it seems to be in great shape. Is there any service literature available? It’s in a 1931 Pierce.
  8. You have oil or grease on the linings; try cleaning the lingong surface and drum surface with brake-clean solvent.
  9. Restoration Supply have a stock of tall-head bolts. Fastenal dealers have some imported bolts but they are quality and they stand behind their stuff. Look for quality fasteners at industrial and heavy equipment dealers. Hope this helps.
  10. Need a Delco-Lovejoy 1650 e and a shock link for a 1931 Pierce-Arrow Series 43.buick8@yahoo.com
  11. I need a Delco Lovejoy Model 1650 for the left-front. I also need a link.
  12. CWC is the foundry where this was cast: Campbell Wyant Cannon Three men started it: Donald Campbell, Ira Wyant, and George Cannon. Now CWC Textron last I knew
  13. Sorry, but that isn't it; I have a pic I will try to post that shows it. thanks!
  14. This is what I think. I haven't a offered a cross word in any communication but they discuss a two week turnaround on their web site. That certainly hasn't been my experience.
  15. Plane trip to CA. When I get time I will do it as I need to go visit/ check on my College Student anyway. just be careful sending shocks Out West...
  16. I understand. This vendor seems reputable and I am not willing to harm them but I need my parts back and they won't answer the phone. I was hoping to learn if I should be more patient or forget it and move on. I would not ask someone to go to the vendor or otherwise intervene.
  17. Hi, I have a Pierce-Arrow which was bought out of this museum circa 1986. This is about the time the founder of the museum, Ralph Space, passed away. Does anyone know anything about this? The museum have no knowledge of history earlier than this, and say no cars have been sold from the museum since then.
  18. I need a few misc parts: interior wood vanity on either side of the rear seat for the 5 passenger coach; windshield anti-rattle latches (the half that fastens on the body pillar on each side with three screws); two of the aluminum clamps for the Balcrank tubular steel rear bumpers which were a common accessory of the time. Anyone has something available, just let me know. Thanks!
  19. Hi, if your Car from the 1920s has Balcrank accessory tubular steel bumpers, you might be interested to know the manufacturer is still in business. They now make dispensers for lube oil and related automotive fluids, for service stations, quick-lube shops, etc. but alas! no bumpers. I need a couple of parts for my bumpers: there are two aluminum clamps on each side of the rear bumpers; these will have "BALCRANK" stamped on them if anyone has one or two to offer I am interested.
  20. Love sleeve-valve engines! There are quite a few YouTube videos explain operation, and one series in particular shows a Peter Brotherhood industrial Diesel being rebuilt and started/run in the UK. AS I recall, Part 16 is a detailed explanation of the motion of the single sleeve. There are even hobbyists who convert lawnmower engines to sleeve operation. Fascinating!
  21. Hi, is it possible that someone could assist in sorting out an issue with a vendor/repair shop? I would at least like to have my parts back; I have paid and been patient but I am about at the end. Please advise.
  22. Stale topic, but: my '27 Series 80 had a Carter BB updraft on it when I bought it. It starts easily and runs fine and the carb looks as if it belongs there so I am leaving it for now. I understand the best thing Pierce ever did was stop making their own carburetors anyway. Don't know from experience; just sayin'.
  23. Hi, I have become a new Model T owner (I certainly waited long enough!). Yesterday it did something strange. I was turning it around and apparently I turned the steering wheel too far and it started turning the wheels opposite the way intended. I realized what was happening and turned the steering wheel back and all was normal as before. This T is in great shape and runs/drives very well. Please advise.
  24. Great Thread; I sniffed the steering wheel in my '51 Buick, and it does stink! I never noticed it before. It's the deluxe with the clearish plastic steering wheel and chrome horn ring. It's cracked, also. I've owned it since about 1974. You can't get anything to last...