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  1. I believe the results will be announced at the TREK.
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I put Custom Classics on the rear of my truck back in the sixties when Bob Green was selling them. They were worn out in7500 miles. Bob said that the rubber was compounded for long term appearance properties rather than tread life. There is nothing special about that tire, the Lee mold was the only 6.50x19 in existence back then and there are photos from the thirties with them on cars (as well as other brands) so bingo, Lees are the only correct tire. Baloney.
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I totally agree on the Custom Classic tires. Best thing I did on the truck was to get away from them. Now have 6.50x19 Lesters on the front with much less front wheel hunting by steering that has a mind of its' own.
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    11B Franklin Expert Wanted:

    Henry (Hank) Manwell is in Liverpool
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    Carb and Vaporizer Question

    Do not worry about the vaporizer. If you ever have one do NOT use it. They have been responsible for many fires in Franklins. The choke is all you need.
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    145 Oil Filter Conversion

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    You really should have this done professionally. They do excellent work, quickly and very reasonable price. I can't remember the name but it has been in other posts.
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    Watson webbing on 26 franklin

    Email me @ cchoward@snet.net
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    Oxford Sedan?

    I think you mean what is different in the Oxford. They have leather upholstery.
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    Franklin Trek 1978 Item Information Sought

    It is a memento of the 25th Trek, 5.5" high. The same thing was done in copper for the 10th Trek. Gordon Howard
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    Series 11A Floorboard Screws and Washers

    The O. H. most likely means Oval Head. The screws that I supplied to the Club are 5/16 x 24 X1.5" and fit later cars.
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    The correct factory name for this body style is "Sport Sedan".
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    How to Repair Bendix on 1930 Franklin Starter?

    As I wrote above it is a "support clip". Look at the parts book, pages 1004 and 5. That goes on first, on top of it is ref #R-3890 "driving spring lock" then the screw. The lock washer has two tabs one up and one down to lock the screw. I think the clip is to give the lock washer and screw a flat base. If you don't use them or at least the lock washer the spring may bottom out and never hold the spring tightly. I would never want a bolt or screw to bottom out when tightened down. They don't build stuff with unneeded parts.
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    The correct name for this body style is Sport Sedan. Gordon Howard
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    How to Repair Bendix on 1930 Franklin Starter?

    In your parts book those are dwg #84027, ref # R-3892 driving spring support clip.