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About RansomEli

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  1. "She"?

    Probably because they are objects of our love. Although my two Franklins are named Scott and Zelda
  2. wooden bodies

    Thanks for the great advice!
  3. Franklin rear axle hubs and yoke

    I have a few from the late teens and early twenties. Why don't you repost this request in the AACA Franklin forum? The Franklin gods living there are very friendly and most likely will identify the year. If you are working on a Franklin then you should join the Franklin Club. Very nice people who are always willing to help.
  4. Franklin rear axle hubs and yoke

    What year are we talking about?
  5. For sale 1932 REO Royale what should I offer

    I agree with most of the above estimates. The car may be worth $5K, but only if you are taking on a labor of love. If you think you can restore the car and sell it for a profit - forget it. Several points: Make sure the car is a Royale and not a regular REO. Don't bother with the engine and transmission - you'll have to rebuild them. It will cost you less money to get a rebuilt Chevy 350 and a 700r4 transmission. Test fit the fenders, brake master cylinder and steering linkage. You may have to do substantial refitting. You're going to have to rebuild the woodwork yourself. It will be prohibitively expensive to have someone else to that for you. There are plenty of people on this forum who will give you advice. Start categorizing what parts are there and what are missing. Especially door handles, window mechanisms, side mounts, bumpers, luggage rack, seats, etc. Too many missing parts would make this project too costly. One big question: why didn't the owner restore the car? What was preventing him from finishing? If it was lack of parts or money, why do you think you can finish the car? I love REOs and would like to see this one restored to its original appearance, even though it has a modern drive train. It will be a beautiful car. But make sure you jump into this project with eyes wide open. It's going to cost you $$$. Frankly, I'd offer $3K and promise to finish the car.

    Yes, an absolutely beautiful engine. You'll have to show us the rest of the car.
  7. Fall Carlisle Pictures 2017

    Thanks for sharing the pics. Skewer me all you want, but my favorite was the circa '62 Rambler American convertible.
  8. Who was first?

    I agree with TerryB Ransom Eli Olds is generally considered the first one to implement an automobile assembly line. Henry Ford took the idea and improved it by several levels of magnitude.
  9. 2017 Old Car Festival Photos

    Thanks for sharing the photos. What make is the yellow roadster?
  10. Grandfathers Pedersen Cycle Car 1922

    Link is bad. Try http://davidsclassiccars.com
  11. How to Sell A Huge Shop of Classic Car Parts

    A heartfelt, excellent obituary. Your father is proud of you.
  12. Pebble/Monterey?

    Yes, thanks for the pictures. Fabulous cars.
  13. I thought the cover of the latest Air Cooled News was just great. The Franklin club has been blessed with a series of great editors, writers and photographers. We are really lucky to have such dedicated people.
  14. 1921 REO T-6 Touring

    Really nice car at a good price.
  15. Swap Meet Food - Any Stand-Outs?

    Most of the food at antique car swaps meets is so-so or less. Some meets, however, do have some treats worth buying. The Pomona swap meet has some booths grilling carne asada. The aroma alone sells the tacos/burritos. Chickasha used to have some private organization run the food service. They had a rather decent Frito Pie. It's a Texas/Oakie thing. What about other swap meets?