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  1. Jeff, I dont remember if I every sent you a picture of the 32 I restored. I painted the car Studebaker Black cherry.  This car sat in a barn with a 27 Peerless  6 cyl sedan also thats now in the Norwich NY museum. When I restored the 32 , I went to Sanford Florida and bought a 31 Master 8 sedan for the fenders. They were cherry and mine were hammered. The remains of the 31 is still here in town rebuilt as a rest-o-rod. 

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  2. Here is  a Autocar I I bought for $600.00 , a 1919 2 cyl model. It was part of a fleet of trucks at Dispatch Coal and Produce Co Rochester NY . Tis truck serviced the furnaces in East Rochester at the "Car Shops" where rail road cars were built and repaired. If you look close the name on the side can still be seen.  It had a high lift coal body on it that 2 compartments.  I rebuilt it to good running and driving condition  before I was 20 years old. (Im 63 today) The body was power up and gravity down with a hand brake on a drum. It was  3 speeds forward . It had a real jack rabbit clutch that I never bothered to take apart and investigate. The new owner had me install the whitewalls  before it left NY. I remember tracing the rusty seat tins on some galvanized  sheet metal I bought at a local heating and cooling  shop. I guess I didnt pickle it enough because its started to trew its paint. The red brackets  above the fender is a cab mount. I never got around to making the C Cab. On the left front wheel is a Veeder Root wheel odometer . I think it showed  like 3000 miles.  Today its in a museum in Calgary, Alberta.  Hope you enjoyed the story. The older I get the more I like to tell the history of vehicles that went through my ownership.

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  3. Hi everyone, curious if there is a Kelsey Motorette group  or a person that keeps a roster of cars known.  There was one here in Livonia where I live  until the 1940s. I recently ran across a article  of where it went to. I have a video  of it being driven around town in a parade.  Mike West

  4. Im cleaning out some odd tools from my tool chest Ive never used and one item is a K-D 339 Valve spring lifter. Its a neat little jack with a ratchet  action to raise and lower the  valve spring to remove the locks . Google says its correct for 1935 1936  1937 1938 and 1939 motors.  Its in perfect condition .  Im pricing it at half of what others are asking on Ebay and the net. $65.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Mike  585 738 1541

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  5. Here is the 1932 Peerless Master 8 sedan I restored in the early 1990s. It is a funny story how I came by it. I had just come home from Carlisle PA fall flea market and had a pocket full of money. I sold a car and a truck load of parts. My brother had told me weeks ago about a guy he worked with had  some cars for sale as he was moving soon. Rick knew two of the cars were Nash Metropolitan's but no idea what the others were... So it was Sunday ,I made the call and was invited to come look. The seller "Earl "  let us in a oversized garage pole barn and said everything is for sale. There was the two Metros, a Model B Ford Doodlebug, Alis Chalmers B tractor  and in the corner 2 Peerless cars. I didnt want to look to anxious so I looked over everything else first and the  Peerless cars last. It wasnt long and I owned the 1932. There was a lot of stuff to move so I stayed put and sent my wife home to get the  F250 and the trailer. Within 2 hours the car was loaded and headed home. The other Peerless was a 1927 6 cyl sedan. I eventually bought it also and and resold it to a friend.  Its now in the North East Classic Car Museum In Norwich NY . I painted  my 32   Studebaker  Black Cherry . It was a good car , had a Continental 13K straight 8 motor. I didnt run it too far  or long as the wrist pins rattled  pretty good  after it got warm. It was a a speedy car by any means. Plenty of power , but very gear bound. My 1930 Franklin 7 passenger sedan would run the ass off it on any grade and had better brakes.  The car is in a garage in Calf. now and never heard any more about it. 

    Note - The 1932 Peerless  cars were actually leftover 1931 models .  There  was no difference in them. 

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