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    1930 Dietrich Speedster

    The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is selling a rare 1930 Series 147 Speedster VIN 47-200545L27. Designed and Bodied in Dietrich's Detroit shops, the rakish Speedster was a catalog custom offering by Franklin. Narrow, Torpedo body with raked windshield and Convertible Sedan looks, this Speedster has been fully restored and is ready to drive with seat belts, turn signals and fully adjustable front seat. Sale is by sealed bid, ending at 10:00pm on June 12, 2018. The car may be seen at the Franklin Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. For information/photos/details, please contact Franklin Museum Director, Phil Weisenbarger 419-358-4651, or 419-722-3861 or email to philweis@wcoil.com
  2. The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is selling a rare 1930 Series 147 Speedster VIN 47-200545L27. Designed and Bodied in Dietrich's Detroit shops, the rakish Speedster was a catalog custom offering by Franklin. Narrow, Torpedo body with raked windshield and Convertible Sedan looks, this Speedster has been fully restored and is ready to drive with seat belts, turn signals and fully adjustable front seat. Sale is by sealed bid, ending at 10:00pm on June 12, 2018. The car may be seen at the Franklin Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. For information/photos/details, please contact Franklin Museum Director, Phil Weisenbarger 419-358-4651, or 419-722-3861 or email to philweis@wcoil.com
  3. The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is selling a rare 1930 Series 147 Speedster VIN 47-200545L27. Designed and Bodied in Dietrich's Detroit shops, the rakish Speedster was a catalog custom offering by Franklin. Narrow, Torpedo body with raked windshield and Convertible Sedan looks, this Speedster has been fully restored and is ready to drive with seat belts, turn signals and fully adjustable front seat. Sale is by sealed bid, ending at 10:00pm on June 12, 2018. The car may be seen at the Franklin Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. For information/photos/details, please contact Franklin Museum Director, Phil Weisenbarger 419-358-4651, or 419-722-3861 or email to philweis@wcoil.com
  4. The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is selling a rare 1930 Series 147 Speedster VIN 47-200545L27. Designed and Bodied in Dietrich's Detroit shops, the rakish Speedster was a catalog custom offering by Franklin. Narrow, Torpedo body with raked windshield and Convertible Sedan looks, this Speedster has been fully restored and is ready to drive with seat belts, turn signals and fully adjustable front seat. Sale is by sealed bid, ending at 10:00pm on June 12, 2018. The car may be seen at the Franklin Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. For information/photos/details, please contact Franklin Museum Director, Phil Weisenbarger 419-358-4651, or 419-722-3861 or email to philweis@wcoil.com
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    1925 Lifters

    Thanks Dave & Ben - Tom Rasmussen
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    10B engine rebuild

    Camcraft in Arden North Carolina should have a master for that cam. You will need to grind the lifter faces at the same time. Tom Rasmussen
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    1925 Lifters

    I'm helping someone assemble a 1925 engine. The lifters he has have a large, rounded radius on the bottom. The cam had been reground and lobes are flat. What gives? I cannot imagine the lobes would hold up against this radius. Are there any suppliers with lifters available for this engine?
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    1918 9b engine rebuild

    Odyssey has pistons for the series 9 Pretty much everything is available, some parts more readily than others. Timing gears are tough to find and often needed on early 9’s Tom Rasmussen
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    145 Spark Plug

    Champion 516
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    Seeking ID

    Aha! Found one (Thanks to Jeff H):
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    Seeking ID

    Anybody ever seen one of these? 2-5/8" diameter. One hole in the top. Application? I am trying to ID for a badge collector. How about this one: No size given. Appears to be enameled (Cloisonne) Tom
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    Saggy Franklin Frames

    Ive seen the spring system before. What I like about it is that it does not compromise the Franklin "feel". Does it have enough force? I suppose it would not be difficult to calculate. Once a frame sags, it is very difficult to get it go back, but at least one of these systems should keep it from worsening. Tom
  13. I would love to know the answer to this question as it pertains to a 1930-31 Peerless. We are suspecting that the engine color was black. Exhaust manifold was black porcelain. Intake was porcelain as well, but appears to be a lighter color. Anyone have any input? Tom Rasmussen
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    Saggy Franklin Frames

    Here's how I did it for my 1910: I had the stand-offs and anchors made at a local sheet metal shop: Parts as formed. Anchors were made to Franklin drawing style, yet taller. Anchor half plates were tack welded together., although not sure it was necessary. Stand-off's were made of equal height (the 1910 frame is not a drop center). I machined 1-1/4" pins and put a groove in the center for 1/2" truss rod stock, then welded the pins into the stand-offs. Anchor plate installed: Stand-off installed: 1/2" rod was used (easier to make than cables and less stretch) with turnbuckles and clevises shaped to fit on two stand-offs. All is hidden. I did this in 2011 and the cost to me for cutting and forming of the stand-offs and anchor pieces was about $180. I jacked the car up at the points I chose for the stand-offs and let the car hang over a winter while I turned the turnbuckles a bit every week or so. The anchor plates are under TREMENDOUS tension. It requires good, solid wood and a tight fit to the underside of the frame rail. Funny thing is - I did not really need to do this on this car, but wanted to take some stress off the original frame. Saggy springs was the real culprit and I am addressing that now. But the truss system is firm & solid and holding all things up nicely. A new frame is always better, but a big job.... Tom Rasmussen
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    Hand Throttle Quadrant Needed

    Thanks Dick. I Got a good one from Bob Erickson. They would be quite simple to make, but I was happy that Bob had one that he was happy to see go to a car. Shop_car_1923_Franklin_Brule_Album.jpg