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  1. Is it a Peerless or Hirschell-Spillman engine?
  2. Wasn't the flying goose used on the wills St. Clair?
  3. What ever happened to the Peerless hearse ????????????????????????????????????????????????? RHL
  4. 1927 6-90 Boat-tail roadster discovered in WIsconsin----original and un-restored-----pictures and details will follow.
  5. When I was in high school (early 50's) I purchased my Grandmothers 1938 Buick Century----great car in good shape and really fast. I could keep up with the new Cadillac ohv V-8 and at 95 mph start pulling away. I think the speedometer went to 110 and I could peg it. I then had to fill it with oil and gas. The only bad thing was at 95 mph it could pop out of third gear so my passenger had to hold it down when we were going fast. Those were the days---RHL
  6. Peerless used the Gray & Davis generator in 1916 and Auto-lite after that----they are square---the Hirshell-Spillman V-8 probably used the same generator.
  7. Peerless model 56 V-8 used a square generator like this. 1916 thru 1921
  8. Peerless didn't have a V-8 in 1915 and this engine is not a '16 or '17--- maybe an '18 or '19----and what is the tape around the cylinder block--looks like a crack--where is the clutch pack? RHL
  9. I remember my Grandfather had a truck from the 30's that had lights like this on top of the front fenders. I don't know if it came that way or he put them on.
  10. The front seats with the wood rails is identical to my 1909 Mason touring and the door is similar to the rear doors. These were bodies that many different makers used but I have never seen anything like the back rumble seat body. RHL
  11. Seems a little high for the condition of this car. Fully restored I think $50 to $55,000 would be the going price. And it would take a lot more than $11,000 to get it in that condition. RHL
  12. A lot of people use Marvel Mystery oil as an additive but I have never used it. I use a good grade of non-detergent diesel engine oil. 30 weight. Detergent oil can cause problems in an older engine because it breaks the sludge loose and can clog oil lines----it probably would work in a fresh re-built-- clean engine. The transmission and rear end used 600 weight steam cylinder oil. The radiator cap would have been flat with a remote heat gauge on the dash. I have three Peerless V-8 cars and have restored and serviced them myself for 60 years---great cars!!!!!! Richard Lichtfeld
  13. I agree with all the above but I had a funny experience a few years ago. I bought a 90 year old car that had been in a museum for probably 50 years---the tires looked good--had the original molding beads on them--but when I got home I had two flats in the trailer---I pulled the tires apart and I could pull the tubes apart with my hands but the tires looked and felt like new. I took the tires into our tire dealer and they couldn't believe it----they were like new and the tire company that made them had been out of business for over 40 years----I put in new tubes and have been driving the car for the past 7 years with no trouble (knock on wood) -----the car must have been up on blocks and out of the sun for that period. RHL
  14. In 1901 Peerless built a Tricycle with the DeDion Buton two cylinder engine but I have no pictures of it.