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July 12, 2011

kids riding in the International Harvester


A little 2 cylinder Maxwell.  I love her hat.



In the town of Cedarville.



Mike and his Holsman highwheeler.



Round belt drive to the rear wooden (modern Amish) wheels.  Some of the brake and drive linkages and gears can be seen in this photo.  Note the long leaf springs.   There is no traditional frame on this car, the springs act as the frame.  Which makes it interesting when Mike straps it onto the trailer for the 6 hour freeway blast back to home.  He found that tie downs only pulled the springs and made the wheelbase longer, without holding the car tight on the trailer.  Some rigid supports in the trailer bed now hold up the center of the car, and the four corners can be tied down.


on old County Road 60, heading east.  Snow is still in the mountains.



Kids driving



Chris and Victor



Pierce ArrowDSC09969 

Another PierceDSC09970 


Pierce 6 cylinder.  Dual spark plugs per cylinder.  T head, intakes on the right side, exhaust valves on the left side of the motor. Updraft carb at the bottom of the photo, hot water manifold at the top.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2011 5:04 am

    OMG. Either of those Pierces originate at Stewarts Point? Nostalgia to the late ’60’s when I got a Cartercar roadster there. Family history too. Thanks and ride on, Paul

    • July 13, 2011 6:39 am

      Not sure of their history. But there were 10-12 of them at Rodney’s farm. And 12 more at John’s place in Santa Clara! Pierce Arrows everywhere!

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