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1927 S I am interested in what looks like a Peerless V8 motor partial block assy. Please contact me at jjd2252@hotmail.com. thanks John D.

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On 9/10/2018 at 11:23 AM, jjd52 said:

searching for 1917 Peerless V8 engine parts, any parts, any condition.

Have you tried calling Gary at (937)776-0222? 1927S gave him as the contact person for the Peerless parts a couple of years ago here on the Peerless Forum re: the posts and photos of a couple of truckloads of parts they had f/s [see post #102 on this thread]. It is possible everything was sold. 

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1927 S I am interested in what looks like a Peerless V8 motor partial block assy. Please contact me at jjd2252@hotmail.com. thanks John D.

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VXIII. Peerless Model 6-60 {1928}/Model 6-61 {1929} 5-Gauge Instrument Panel      1929-29-28-1928-NOS-PEERLESS-DASH-INSTRUMENT-GAUGE-GAGE-GUAGE-PANEL-NEAR-MINT

F/S  on E-Bay......Price: $600 buy-it-now sale

Nearly new condition -- speedometer missing -- has Peerless Eagle Emblem  in center intact

Seller: "mr-dash"

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Something from a post in Cars For Sale Forum regarding a 1930 Peerless Model 6-61A Sedan for sale that may be helpful:

 

Q: Jrbrks (9/20/18)  "Can anyone address how difficult mechanical parts are to locate or purchase?"

 

A:  jeff_a (10/2/18) "Thanks for asking. I looked at some previous posts of yours and saw that you know your way around antiques and have a 1929 Franklin. As you know, pre-WWII cars are all made of rare parts, except for the Fords. Maybe this is obvious & old news, but if you got that Peerless, this is what's out there....

 

  • Ebay. Looked today and saw a couple of distributors, some rotors & points that supposedly were shared by Peerless & other makes, some new hydraulic brake lines, a radiator & shell, and 3 aluminum Peerless hubcaps. Sometimes also original & r/p motometers, Peerless radiator emblems, instrument panels, V-8 engines, Radiators, timing chains, 4-barrel Ball & Ball Carburetors for Peerless V-8s, rad shells, engines for a Model 56, a 1929 6-81, a 1929 6-61, distributors, and logo tire gauges. The best thing I ever saw there was the Car Serial number plate for the last Peerless built. 
  •  Parts. The 300+ Peerless owners have worldwide as extras. It may seem an impossible task to find out who they are....but I keep a register of all known Peerless cars & trucks worldwide (361). It took ten years of my life to do the research...but it's fascinating to find there are 8 in MO, 18 in NY, 4 in S. Africa, 2 or 3 dozen in Europe, etc. 
  •  A Peerless owner in Maine. Amassed world's largest collection of Peerless cars, about 12 counting parts cars + 2 or 3 school buses full of parts. The gentleman died in 2015, but his family has many parts for sale(See "AACA Peerless Forum", "Peerless For Sale Department" thread, Post #161). Family has sold 1 car but picked up 4 in the last 5 years.
  •  A Peerless owner in Ohio. He bought a collection w/ 4 truckloads of cars & parts in 2011, including spare engines, spare frames, & enough body panels to build a couple of sedans, eventually having 7 cars 1927-1930. Still has 4. A couple of years ago, he advertised he had a lot of parts for sale, including photos(see Peerless Forum under "Peerless Parts for Sale Thread", posts #98 & #102). Don't know how much is left, if any.
  •  Not a parts source, but there's a shop in the Tampa, FL area that's restored 7 Peerless cars recently(1926-1931 model years). They may be able to help you with your car or share repair knowledge. Pistorius Collectible Autos, www.oldwheel.com.

 

 Good news! The 1929 Peerless is by far the best-represented of all the surviving cars. Unlike the 1908s(1 left) and 1921s(1 left), there are about 60 of them, plus several 1930 6-61s like this one. The Six-61 Sedans cost $1,395 in 1929. Re: replica parts, it's limited. Lucas tires of course, spark plugs, some r/p motometers on ebay, a bronze Peerless Eagle radiator mascot sold in Irvine, CA. Also some cast stainless radiator mascots from MI, and some door handles of the same material.

 

I have followed this Peerless for 4 or 5 years, since it was in SW Missouri. Someone had it in a garage for decades. Don't know if that owner did any work on it , but it's a highly original car. Kind of unusual model. Technically doesn't exist. It's really a "continuation car" of a 1929 6-61, but sales were so good in 1929 they had to continue production into the 1930 model year for a few months after they got orders for 8,236 in one day at the New York Auto Show. In theory, all Peerlesses for the '30/'31/'32 model years were straight-8 cars. Triple cowl vents & "6-61A" designations on the I.D. plate separate it from the 1929 6-61. Same Continental engine and h.p.: 215 cu. in. and 62 h.p., I believe."     

 

 

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VXIV.  Current Crop of Interesting Peerless Parts On E-Bay:

 

     1. A Delco distributor for a 1925 Peerless:

 

1925 Peerless Delco Distributor

 

 

 

   2. Also 2 or 3 Peerless hubcaps are for sale(look like 1924-1928) from about $65 to $115, plus one I can't place, timewise:

 

VINTAGE PEERLESS AUTO TRUCK HUB CAP SOLID BRASS FINE THREAD SAFETY LOCK TAB

 

   3. five  or six repro Boyce Motometers with Peerless logos

Peerless Wing Boyce Senior Motometer 3-3/8" & Dogbone Radiator Cap Chrome

 

   4. a NOS Peerless Pines Winterfront (may fit 1925-28 models) with Peerless logo

 

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VXV.  2/13/19.........Early Peerless Folks......someone in WI has a pair of brass headlights for sale on ebay for  3 days 16 hours. To me they look like 1910-1915.

Engraved with Peerless script, made by Gray & Davis. Fair condition, no insides. Think they are at $75 right now. "pabeca" is the seller.

 

PAIR PEERLESS GRAY & DAVIS B3 BRASS HEADLIGHTS 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905

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VXVI.  The kittycoins seller on e-Bay has a few more Peerless parts F/S, including an engine. From Mr. Coffee's cars & parts supply.

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VXVII.  REPRO PARTS! I see that a company that makes and restores car & bike emblems has repro Peerless Motor Number Plates. Go to www.nostalgicreflections.com in the automobiles section. There are 10 or 20 pages of items there...I went to the 3rd page and saw an aluminum one($185) brass ($235). Etched & hand-painted, both have a series of seventeen 1909 to 1921 patent dates displayed and either a blank pad for motor number or they will stamp it for a fee. They also have RAULANG Body Tags, etched & nickel-plated, for $135. 

 

For instance -- if you had:

  • the oldest Mod. 56, a 1916 V-8, it would say "1", "56  1", or possibly "56A  1", I believe.
  • the last Peerless Eight-69 engine stamped, a 1928,  it would say "69  37503", I believe.
  • the first Peerless Eight-125 to have its engine stamped, a 1929, it would say "12K - 501". This Peerless straight-8 car was more powerful than any GM car in 1929.*
  • the last Peerless to come out of the factory, a 1932 Custom Eight, it would say "13K - 3653". Noted Peerless Club member Matt Lynch has the Car Serial # Plate for this car.

 

 

peerless motor car motor number plate aluminum......raulang body plate tag nickel

from Nostalgic Reflections

 

 

* The General Motors "department store" was pretty rich in departments that year, with Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, LaSalle, Marquette, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Viking, but none of them could match the horsepower of Peerless' prestige model, the 114 h.p. 8-125.

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The price of the Continental 18C engine has gone up from $3,671 to four grand on e-bay.

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