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     Caledonia, Michigan, USA
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    Interested in Olde Cars and Olde People (Genealogy)

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  1. theKiwi

    1930 Franklin Dietrich Speedster

    More photos of this car are on the H H Franklin website here and I have even more not published that I took a few weeks ago when the car was to be listed. Roger
  2. theKiwi

    1930 Dietrich Speedster

    More photos are here, and if you need even more, I have others I took of the car a few weeks ago. Roger
  3. theKiwi

    Franklin Service Charts

    Thanks Steve - I've sent Joe an eMail :-) Roger
  4. theKiwi

    Vacuum tank problems

    Who did you have rebuild it? I got mine done by Tim Long 116 Grange Hall Rd Beavercreek OH 45430 (937) 751-7237 over a year ago - it took a few weeks for him to get it done and back to me then. Roger
  5. theKiwi

    Franklin Service Charts

    Yes, I'd absolutely be interested in any/all that cover the 11A which I have one of. I wonder if they can be digitised somehow rather than copied, and then they can be recreated at will? They're perhaps the same size as many of the parts drawings the club already has had digitised and made into PDF files You said they're 21" x 30", so could be copied pretty well with any decent (20 or more megapixels) digital camera these days if you could get the charts laid flat and a camera set steady enough exactly square to the charts from sufficient height. (e.g. my wife's Nikon D3300 is 24MP - 6,000 x 4,000 so that comes out at 200 pixels per inch along the long side, or just under that on the short side.) Where are you located Gary? I think the Grand Rapids Public Library has a decent photographing/copying setup for large documents that I might be able to get access to if you're anywhere near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Roger
  6. theKiwi

    Franklin Service Charts

    I'd be interested in seeing anything you have about Series 11A - this is the first I'm hearing about "service charts". Roger
  7. theKiwi

    Can you help me?

    That's a beautiful looking car!!!!! Yes, join the H H Franklin Club - it has a wealth of information about these cars, including almost all of the original factory drawings available online. Welcome Roger
  8. theKiwi

    1925 11A gear shift

    Take a look at this thread where this was discussed already, and I posted a picture or two Roger
  9. theKiwi

    26 running board mat

    Sorry - my answer was meaning that according to the drawing, the top of the mat was flat - i.e. no ribs shown on it. Roger
  10. theKiwi

    26 running board mat

    According to the factory drawing part number 31467 Running Board Cover it was flat. Roger
  11. theKiwi

    How is everybody doing

    It's been too cold here in Michigan most of the time, so my car sits out in the unheated barn, waiting for me to put the transmission back together with new bearings and gaskets - either when the weather warms up, or I face the wrath of my wife and bring all the parts into the house LOL Roger
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    Ahh - gotcha. Waldron show a regular muffler at 25" long and 6" diameter at $80 although from that image it does seem to have the same size inlet and outlet. The muffler I put on my car came with 2" inlet and outlet, but I bought a reducer on Ebay for under $10 that stepped the 2" outlet down to the size of my tailpipe (which is wrong too - a project for another day). Roger
  13. theKiwi


    When you say "correct ends" - do you mean set up to take the flange like the factory front pipe has, and the pipe outlet on the rear?
  14. theKiwi

    Franklin events for 2018

    Cool - I had told Phil I would help him out as well since I live a bit over 30 miles from the Gilmore Car Museum. Roger
  15. theKiwi

    Franklin events for 2018

    Next year's spring Midwest Meet is in Indianapolis June 7-9 I'm not sure that the Fall Midwest Meet has been decided yet. The Air Cooled Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum will presumably be on 16 June - the Saturday before Father's Day Roger