Steve Braverman

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About Steve Braverman

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  • Birthday 04/30/1974

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  1. Steve Braverman

    Seized Piston 1906 Franklin

    Can you make a wrench that will do the job?
  2. Steve Braverman

    Firestone tires 6.00/6.50-17 white walls

    Dynaflash8, I don't know if it's a generational thing, but you may be right. The 50s is a decade that escapes me. I'm not interested in the cars, culture, or music. I grew up in the 70s and 80s, but my family always had cars of the 20s and 30s. I think white walls look fine on cars of the 50s and 60s. They are appropriate. In the 20s and 30s white walls were almost never fitted to cars from the factory. If you look at old period photos, maybe one car in 20 had white walls. I think that people started restoring pre-war cars in the 50s and 60s when white walls were all the rage, and so they became normal for pre-war cars. Now, these cars have had white walls on them longer than not, and so we see them as correct. Almost every Model A has white walls today. Whenever I see a Model A with black walls, I smile. As for my cars, Franklins almost never had white walls, almost as a rule, unless it was a special show car. I think cars of the early 30s look cleaner and prettier with black tires. White walls remind me of a woman with too much makeup, it's there to hide the ugly. By the way, my two Corvairs, my only post-war cars, both have narrow white walls.
  3. Steve Braverman

    Firestone tires 6.00/6.50-17 white walls

    I was driving on them a few weeks ago. They rode fine, no vibration. I prefer black walls, and so I replaced them.
  4. Steve Braverman

    Firestone tires 6.00/6.50-17 white walls

  5. Steve Braverman

    Firestone tires 6.00/6.50-17 white walls

  6. Steve Braverman

    Firestone tires 6.00/6.50-17 white walls

  7. Set of five tires. These are in good condition with almost no tread wear and no cracking. The white walls need scrubbing. I do not know how old they are. Pictures to come. $300 for all plus shipping.
  8. Steve Braverman

    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I would not put such a large tire on a 135. The only reason it works well on the 163, is the larger fenders. I think they would look too big on your car.
  9. Steve Braverman

    1933 Franklin Olympic Sedan 18A

    It’s been sold.
  10. Steve Braverman

    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I've had 7.00-19 Firestones on my '32 for quite some time now. I really like the way the larger tires look. I don't have side mounts, and so don't have to worry about them fitting in the wells. The car had Custom Classics prior, and they were terrible tires. They look great, but they follow ruts in the road, and generally handle poorly. They also cupped very early and were noisy, worn bald in under 10k miles.
  11. Steve Braverman

    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    Summit Racing now sells Coker Tires, and offers free shipping. I just got a set of Firestones for my Olympic.
  12. Steve Braverman

    Car collectors knowledge needed

    That was my answer also.
  13. Steve Braverman

    How do Backup Lights work on a 1931 Reo Royale

    I have a 1933 Franklin Olympic, which is essentially a repowered 1932 Reo Flying Coud. While there are three lenses on the tail lamp, one being clear, there are only two bulbs. One bulb for tail, one for stop. There are no actual reverse lamps. The way it was explained to me, was that while backing up in the dark, you could step on the brake to light up the area behind you. It's a lame explanantion, but it's all I have.
  14. Steve Braverman

    How do Backup Lights work on a 1931 Reo Royale

    I have a 1933 Franklin Olympic, which is essentially a repowered 1932 Reo Flying Coud. While there are three lenses on the tail lamp, one being clear, there are only two bulbs. One bulb for tail, one for stop. There are no actual reverse lamps. The way it was explained to me, was that while backing up in the dark, you could step on the brake to light up the area behind you. It's a lame explanantion, but it's all I have.
  15. Steve Braverman

    How do Backup Lights work on a 1931 Reo Royale

    I have a 1933 Franklin Olympic, which is essentially a repowered 1932 Reo Flying Coud. While there are three lenses on the tail lamp, one being clear, there are only two bulbs. One bulb for tail, one for stop. There are no actual reverse lamps. The way it was explained to me, was that while backing up in the dark, you could step on the brake to light up the area behind you. It's a lame explanantion, but it's all I have.