edinmass

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  1. Take it all back........post war........you know better than that........
  2. Its right next to the zerk fitting for the muffler bearing.
  3. Also check firing order.......often changed back in the day from year to year.......
  4. Machine a new collar, and use a modern over the counter bearing......it will save time and money. Parts are just about impossible.
  5. Walt, I agree, nice car. Just no one collecting them. Similar story on the Pierce Series 80/81 six of the twenty’s.
  6. Very nice car.......value is depressingly low.........
  7. Someone must have swapped over to Buffalo Wire Wheels back in the day. Condition looks excellent.
  8. Funny, all the guys I know who have sold cars through their company (four of them) were upset about every detail the way it was run. Car on the block for a few seconds, auctioneer not working the crowd, ect.
  9. Any car at a well advertised public auction is only worth the high bid offered at that time........simple and true fact. Oftentimes auctions are the absolute worst way to sell a car. But try and explain that to some people.......it’s like trying to hold back the ocean with a broom
  10. Wow.......a Pebble Beach car for 30k............who knew!
  11. The 370 wasn’t that great of a platform, why bring it back 20 years later?
  12. Don’t forget to use the correct water pump grease or the radiator could get plugged............and DexCool is best for the application.
  13. Right or left hand drive? Photo please! I can connect you with someone who is familiar with them. Is the chassis complete or parted out? Also, wheel size and chassis length....IE wheelbase, will all be required to properly ID it.
  14. Drain and fill the crankcase. Disconnect the electric pump and go back to stock. Pull plugs and crank engine with new battery till you build oil pressure. Put a little bit of oil in the bores before you install new plugs. Start and drive the car like you stole it.........couldn’t be simpler!
  15. Most importantly........it’s................ Pierce-Arrow.
  16. 89 degrees here in South Florida..........summer wet season will soon be upon us..........
  17. I’m amazed that an engine that early had off the shelf inserts in rods and mains.......not just semi finished......
  18. Pouring the Babbitt onto the case is problematic, and over the years I have seen a handful of failures. I have seen others make shells and they have worked out fine........also way beyond my abilities. Repairs such as these are not only challenging to figure out how to do it, support the work, etc......it’s the time EACH process takes to figure out as not to ruin anything, or make a mistake that doesn’t show until a bunch of processes further down the project. The thought process on repairs like these are often ten time the actual machine work time........again, also beyond my abilities. The trick to every pre war car, is to know your skill set and abilities, and have a bunch of friends who have other talents to help you out along the way........the most important thing is to do no harm and cause bigger problems. Hand operated custom machine shop work is a fast dwindling skill.......most of my go to guys over the last twenty five years are retired or will soon be........it’s getting harder every day to get projects done.
  19. Rule number one.....never weld on a block, head, or crank case. Rules number two to ninety nine is see rule number one. That being said, the weld looks like it was very well done. Every surface must be reset to be sure everything is square, round, and in line. Looks like it would be very challenging to get it all done correctly. Way beyond my skills.........form all your previous work and postings, I’m sure you will get it done right.........👍
  20. Depends on which party the politicians your talking about belong to........👍
  21. Replaced hardware, modern hardware, and incorrect fasteners will effect resale value as well as cause deductions for judging. Also, it’s usually an indication of a back yard restoration, as well as someone looking to save money and take short cuts. All of this is only on stock original cars......hot rods and customs can have changed out hardware without any issues.
  22. Great car....true land yacht........had a four door just like it in the same colors years ago.........lots of fun.
  23. Site rules require a location and price. Please post the price. Thanks.
  24. Try a local big truck tire shop......ask you snap on dealer, as they know where all the old times are who can deal with them. If you bring them down to West Palm, I’ll change them out for a beer...........IPA, not light! 👍