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  1. Joe, my intent was to add a maintenance tip (I began with "And...") since OP would be under the transmission anyway to replace the filter as you suggested. Not my intent to contest your advice. Sheesh!!!
  2. Also try Ramsey Products Corporation, 3701 Performance Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214, (704) 394-0322, Ramsey reportedly made many OEM chains and sprockets back to the 1920s and perhaps earlier and have the original specs. I have not used them myself, but a few friends have, with excellent results. I've also heard more recently that NOW they do not want to deal with the individual hobbyist, but only a telephone call can confirm that and determine whether a shop name would be sufficient for an order.
  3. And if you have a 4-inch section of rubber hose connecting the vacuum tubing to the vacuum modulator, change it every 3 years or so. I had a 1964 Cadillac 60S with the THM-400 which would not shift up without taking it to 30 mph, shifting to neutral, then back into drive--all caused by a tear in that piece of rubber hose, which on that car served as an L-shaped connector and thus subject to a lot of stress.
  4. For more than 20 years, I've been using a non-contact infrared thermometer on each wheel's tread, sidewall, and hub, looking for a 20+ degree difference. I've done more than a few pre-emptive changes subsequent to these checks. But, like the time-tested thumping process, the infrared thermometer at stops only catches the slow leaks and loose-but-not-yet-separated treads. TPMS affords REAL-TIME warning of a failing tire BEFORE it comes apart at speed and potentially causes damage to an adjoining tire and the trailer body. So I, too, am interested in a TPMS system which will work on all trailer tires despite the shielding effects of distance and an aluminum-bodied trailer.
  5. Thanks for the photo. Not what I thought/hoped it might be. Suggestion for an additional photo angle to prompt everyone's recall: It's on the right side of engine, so consider propping it to look as if viewed by someone looking down from outside the fender at about a 60-degree angle.
  6. Vee-ed windshield means it's a 1938 or 1939. I agree with Matt that it's likely a Super 8.
  7. My 1959 Victor catalog shows HS 1059 as fitting Dodge 1934-48 and Plymouth 1935-48. I don't know what to make of "HO 1015." 1015K is 1941-42 Ford 6.
  8. How about a photo straight down from the top, as you'd see it on a car?
  9. I suppose the coins rattling/jingling in your pockets is because there is no longer the sound of crisp bills from your wallet.... 🙂
  10. C'mon, maok, don't leave us hanging like this after all this time! CONGRATULATIONS!
  11. Thank you, Matt! We got back last night from a week on the road (to the PAS winter board meeting and mini-meet in Branson, MO) and I found that Service Bulletin--and was going to email you a copy. BTW, in the Members' section of the website, there are the last 12 or so Service Bulletins for free download. Suggest you also check on the Message Board for recent comments (last week or so) by Bob K of WA, who disagrees with a couple of statements in the article, and offers a few additional suggestions for refurbishment of these units.
  12. Chuck, I hope you and this wonderful Pierce are planning to attend the PAS Annual Meet in June at Pokegon State Park near Angola, IN, just over the line from Ohio. See Greg Long's post further up in this thread. We'll have three days of touring with excellent waypoint attractions, and a judged show on Saturday. GREAT networking opportunity!
  13. F-head 4-cyl was introduced in the 1950 models
  14. Is "sumptuous red" an authorized color name for the leather interior? As an aficionado, I'm glad that it's a "tittled" car.....
  15. Rusty is right about the topping material on Masonite trailers. Pierce-Arrow Travelodges were all aluminum with a steel frame, no topping material, the metals separated by what we would today call roofing paper which disintegrated over time and fostered galvanic corrosion. Travelodge brakes are interesting: Travelodges used 1936 GMC/Chevrolet truck hydraulic brakes, although Pierce stayed with mechanical brakes on their passenger cars. Under the Travelodge front seat, there was a brake master cylinder connected to a vacuum chamber by means of a bellcrank. 1936-38 Pierce autos had vacuum boosted brakes with both an operating cylinder and tank under the rear floor. For towing a Travelodge, a long hose with a check valve near the disconnect attached to the trailer. When vacuum was applied to the piston in the vacuum chamber, the bellcrank would move to operate the hydraulic master cylinder. Rube Goldberg LIVES! Standard paint on a Travelodge was flat silver/aluminum, with wide relatively black stripes, but for a small additional charge, the buyer could have the Travelodge painted to match his/her car!