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Posted By 1wonton Sunday, February 03, 2019 5:21 AM
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I found a 6 volt air solenoid and hooked up the horn to my air line, can't wait to blow some bicyclist off the road. I'm damn sick of this stinking rain, what happened to the DROUGHT?????????????????
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 Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:45 AM
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I noticed you've got the necessary self defense air horn mounted over the engine so you can actually drive it nowadays.:D

If it doesn't stop snowing soon we'll be lucky to get over Donner Pass to get to the show.
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 Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:40 AM
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The tag over the windshield is an id plate or the company that built cabs for the early PA trucks. The winch is chain driven from a power take-off unit attached on the right side of the transmission. Brake and niggerheard engagement levers are inside the cab on the left side.
 PA weatherproof body tag.jpeg (73 views, 136.50 KB)
 PA winch 1.jpeg (83 views, 153.39 KB)
 PA winch 2.jpeg (84 views, 194.76 KB)
Bruce Ohnstad
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More questions,

What is the tag on the inside of windshield header above the rear view mirror?

How is the winch driven, from a small pto on the maintransmission or auxiliary transmission? And what brand is the winch? We'd love to see a picture of that winch!

Good tenacity on completing this restoration. You are right about the wood and sheet metal needing completion before painting. I've been 13 years on truck #2 and still need a few years.... Wood cab frame and sheet metal slowed me down 3 years of weekends or more.

Bruce


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Hey Bruce;
Pretty much worked full time 5 days a week. Many people don't see (understand) just how much work goes into restoring some of these old relics. Cab and doors are all wood (I used ash, cherry and maple) with the sheet metal nailed over. You can't see this work, everything has to be lined up perfectly or the doors wont fit or the reveals wont line up. A local metal artist copied my original fenders and running boards ( the old ones were too far gone to restore). I broke down and bought a tig welder and spent many hours learning how to use it. Probably wasted half the wood I bought and several pounds of welding rods and sheet metal trying to get everything acceptable. Took the huge winch apart, cleaned it up and re-installed it, probably pull a house off it's foundation. Not enough room in my shop to rig up the original gin poles so I left them off. I felt like taking a break but figured once you start something you better finish it, too much history is lost by people loosing interest half-way. Engine is rebuilt Pierce Arrow (basically a twin ignition 529 ci Hercules RXC with Pierce manifolds, water outlet). I'm not an expert and the old truck is probably not an immaculate show piece but I'm glad I did it and it's FINISHED..........
A lady in the Springfield Public library found the old pictures I posted and kindly sent them to me.
Rear axle is a dual reduction Timkin 9.11-1 ratio, top speed at 2400 rpm ..............33mph................. New diaphragms for the air brakes were located at a brake and driveline shop in Sacramento. I drove around the neighborhood, don't know if I hit 30 but this old 5-ton would probably destroy your kidneys if it made 40.

Thank you for the generous comments.

ron
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Great job, Ron! How do you get your projects done so quick? Full time or have a crew?

This truck worked and rested in the Springfield area until you got it? I'm sure it would be a hit at the 2020 Springfield show.

The engine is Pierce Arrow, true? And what is the bore and stroke? Is the rear axle PA?

Bruce


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Thanks Stretch, planning on Reno.
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Ron,
One word. AWESOME!
Take a little break and enjoy it.
Then, mayyyybeee, recreate that vintage body, mount a nice semaphore on it, and viola - turn signal problem solved ! :P
Will we be seeing the truck in Reno ?
Saturday, March 02, 2019 6:52 AM by Stretch
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Looks Great!! You did a wonderful job... Looking forward to see it a a show somewhere???

Brocky

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Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I wanted it as original as possible.

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