Hi Blue83, I just barely fit this Pierce Arrow Society national meet into my yearly schedule, I can't get to the local cruise nights, or local shows or much else.
I'm so busy with keeping up with the farm and being gone 5 days a week, being worn-out and exhausted when I get home, 'cause the last day of my 5 days is a 22 hour day by the time I get home.
I don't even get time to fire up a car and drive down Woodward Avenue for the 'Dream-Cruise'. Just no time or energy.
I do have an electric fuel pump on the '33 Pierce, and have the fuel line on the outside of the frame instead of inside near the exhuast as originally installed. I have the fuel pump, the fuel line wrapped in heat insulation to keep the fuel cool. The problem is that the air cleaner pulls air from under the hood, the carburetor is in the direct air-blast from the radiator fan, and the intake manifold is bolted to the exhaust manifold to warm up the intake for the crappy gasoline in the 30's. So the carb is around 160*-180* all the time when the ambient air is above 90*.
I'm going to create heat shield for the carburetor, but there is no way to get fresh air to the air cleaner. I will have to remove and separate the intake and exhaust manifolds, install an insulate separator plate to keep as much exhaust heat from the intake as possible.
The car just likes real gasoline, not the stuff mixed with ethanol.