It’s been a long time since any updates on my Pierce.
I have since kept cleaning it and started on the mechanical aspect(s).
I removed the valve covers and dropped the oil pan.
Lubricated everything really well
I had been cranking the engine without the plugs in it to build up some oil pressure – which it did
Tonight I installed the spark plugs and sprayed some carb cleaner into the carb and got it to “sputter” (fire a little)
One step closer to getting it running