1930 Model C

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    Good morning all and thanks for the info you have all helped with via Facebook while awaiting my log in here. I am an experienced restorer, but have just ventured into the Pierce Arrow world for the first time. I know my car is rough compared to most, however it is immensely solid compared to what I have dealt with in my line of work. That being said…. I need a LOT of parts. Most currently, a gas tank, tune-up parts (rotor, points, etc). Also I am looking to start gathering up a parts supply early so I am not sitting and waiting on parts throughout the process. I don’t care what it is, if you have a part for this Ol gal, please let me know what you have and pricing. Thanks so much! John A.

    #410724

    Desperately need a cap and rotor. ..

    #410726

    A lot of distributors get changed over the years. Find the Delco part number on your distributor, and post it along with a photo of your existing distributor cap.

    The ’29 and ’30 A and B use a large diameter cap with a flat cover, all spark wires leaving the cap on one side,

    This cap and rotor had become very rare and expensive, So the Pierce Arrow Foundation, had some excellent reproduction caps and rotors made.

    If your distributor is the same as the A and B models, they an new cap and rotor is available new.

    Greg Long

    #410727

    1929

    #410728

    Otherside

    #410731

    I sent a PM to John. The Series C has a different distributor, cap, rotor, and points. They are available.

    #410732

    Richard, that is a nice picture of the distributor/cap, thanks for sharing it on here.

    #410733

    Going off of the frame tag, mine is a model c, but the pics posted here are definitely the cap I have.

    #410736

    From the factory the 1930 Series C model’s had just one Coil but many have been changed to two the Coil version over time. From your picture it looks like you have two Coils. Check your Distributor model number to be sure.

    #410742

    It has 2 coils mounted through the firewall.

    #410744

    What is your Distributor model Number? as well your Serial, Engine Body Numbers?

    What makes you think you have Series C?

    #410745

    I agree, need to identify John’s car…….photos of car and the numbers please.

    #410747

    The frame tag is intact. I looked it up on the decoder and it came up a 1930 Model C BUT I’ll pull the members again tomorrow as well as the distributor numbers.

    #410748

    *numbers

    #410749

    *numbers

    #410750

    Isn’t that the ’29 and earlier mascot?

    Didn’t 30’s have the more upright, sitting archer?

    Not sure which version of that archer it should have, foot on or off the base.

    #410758

    I think when discussion of this car first came up it was thought to be a 1929 with the helmeted archer.

    I had an extra and provided this one to John.

    I’d be glad to take it back if thought to be incorrect and he doesn’t want it.

    #410765

    If it is a ’29 then it would be a 133 given the louvered hood and shorter rear door?

    No lenses to look at to match up with a year.

    #410766

    There is a LOT of ‘blending’ of model features between the ’29 and ’30 models, especially with the ’30 model C.

    The ’29’s had two different sets of headlight lenses. Some Model C’s had louvered hood sides.

    I’ll look at a ’30’s parts manual to see if there are any other cross-over parts.

    Greg

    #410769

    Thanks, Greg.

    Good or bad, my ’29 has the super rare headlight lenses and water pump.

    Lucky me. :)

    I’m sure Pierce Arrow used whatever parts they had left over from the previous year during the Depression.

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