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About Povertycove

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    Summer in Castine,Maine, winter in Sarasota,Florida

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  1. I use these on some of my brass cars. They come from Egypt garage in New York State. They are inexpensive, work fine, but you have to monitor their battery usage.
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    Windshield wiper arms, blades

    Does anyone have a good source for vintage windshield wiper arms and blades? For some reason I can’t seem to have much luck fitting arms and blades on some of my cars, like the Airflow and the Franklins. These are fairly short arms and blades. There must be someone who deals in the old stuff.
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    FOR SALE very nice restored Saxon radiator

    If that one isn’t available ( and it looks like a good one) I have a couple that would work. Do you need just the radiator, or the radiator and shroud?
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    1930 Ford Backfiring

    In a condition like this, the third thing I do is to replace the spark plugs. With air cooled engines its the first thing I do.
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    Nail/screws for cowl

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    Nail/screws for cowl

    Are these nail/screws that attach the fabric snubbing (or welting...not sure of the terminology) to the cowl on a 1933 Olympic still available? Or is there a substitute?
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    Can Anyone Identify This Car?

    It is more likely that this is a prosperity photo. The man in the car is showing you what he’s achieved...the big family, the nice house, the new car, fine clothes and, politically astute, a cute dog. Good shot for his mayoral campaign.
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    antique air cooled engine

    There are some beautiful old air cooled engines from the early days besides the superb Franklin. They were the engine of choice in the desert where water cooled engines gave out. I’m thinking particularly of engines like the Knox, the so-called “porcupine” engine, that looked like a can with hundreds of spikes in it. Some great innovative engineering back in the early days.
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    1930 Franklin Dietrich Speedster

    Right, John. I don’t think anyone would buy this Franklin for the tax deduction. It’s just nice to know that if you buy the Dietrich, the proceeds will go to a good cause. That said, I encourage you to make that outright donation!
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    1930 Franklin Dietrich Speedster

    As I understand it, proceeds from this bid go to support the excellent Franklin Collection at the Gilmour Museum. all the more reason to bid high.
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    11B Franklin Expert Wanted:

    Call Lee Shopmeier. He’s not too far from you (Broadalbin, I think) He’s in the roster. His specialty is Series 11.
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    Just found online

    Actually Saxon parts are very easy to find, especially the more common four cylinder roadsters. This is because, though brilliantly designed, they were assembled cars using very high quality but common components...continental engines, Timkin bearings, Rayfield carbs, standard size wheels, etc. There were over 100,000 of them built, and in 1916 and 1917 they were the eighth largest manufacturers of car in America. Saxon had a great distribution system, and so many lurk in barns around the country. They are very sturdy and easy to restore. The problem is that owners over-value them, as does the owner of the car that started this thread. And the owner, now estate, of the car you listed starting trying to sell his touring car nearly a decade ago for $50,000. The price is now down to a more reasonable $16,000. It is known to be a very good and original car, and is probably worth the price. If I didn’t own five of them, I’d consider it.
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    Just found online

    Bernie has been flogging that Saxon for a decade. Wrong engine, etc.
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    Paint Color Opinions

    General suggestion on paint: if you are going to change colors from the original, get a sales brochure and see what colors the manufacturers chose for your model. A great deal of time and money is spent on deciding these original colors for maximum sales, and, generally, those colors remain the most popular, for that model, today.
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    Cont'l 6V, 7V, 9V, 10V Engines (Teens-20s??)

    I have five continental sixes in various Saxons. How can determine if they are 6, 9, or 10?