Reply To: Help me understand the ‘33 front end


Worm Gears for 1933?
They are supposed to be quieter.
Pierce had used them on trucks since the first trucks in the early teens. Speeds were much lower.
Premature wear was the problem. Interesting that they didn’t use the worms on big 1242 and 1247 chassis.
Most 1933’s were converted either by the factory , dealers or later owners.