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Good morning. Can anyone tell me how many service charts where produced? I am asking about the 21" by 30" sized charts. I have 47 of them, are there more?

I am restoring a 10B and have 10 charts with great information to help guide me, I wonder if there are more. Thanks, Gary.

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I'd be interested in seeing anything you have about Series 11A - this is the first I'm hearing about "service charts".

 

Roger

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Hi Roger, I just counted 7 charts that have series 11 info on them. Ignition, rods & mains, cyl & valves, Pistons & rings, wiring & lights, brown like clutch, rear axle. There are others like hydronic shocks, gimmer steering, Wagner trannies and Detroit trannies but I am not sure what Franklins have them.

The Franklin librarian said he has some but I didn't get much more info. They are great with blow ups of the item and the order of how they are put together and mechanic notes.

A friend in Australia, with a 10B would like the ten the covers his car. I would not mind trying to find a place that will copy them and pass the copies on if someone wants to cover the coping and postage. I just wish I knew more about them. 

Each has a number, here they are...(out of order) The chart number......followed by series they cover.......

1705...130,135,137

1704...12

1703...11

1602...9A,9B

1601...9B

1324...wag. Tranny

1323...Detroit tranny

809...10

802...9B

721...9

707...all cyls

743...11

722...9B

206...12

206A...all rear axles

701...9A9B

604...gimmer

52...10

51...9

201...9B

101...9A9B

205...4 to 8

202...9B

901...9A9B

810...10

404...hyd shocks

401...9B

601...9A9B

512...12

1321...10

1320...10

511...10

1322...14,15

1303...9A9B

501...9B

902...10,11

1001...9A9B

1015...10

1301...9A9B

744...all

801...9B

706...7 through 11

705...7 through 11

21...10

603...130

602...12

1706...15dlx

 

 

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If we can get them copied I would be interested in any on the 11a also .I have a 26 11a that I am working on.

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Yes, I'd absolutely be interested in any/all that cover the 11A which I have one of.

 

I wonder if they can be digitised somehow rather than copied, and then they can be recreated at will?

 

They're perhaps the same size as many of the parts drawings the club already has had digitised and made into PDF files

 

You said they're 21" x 30", so could be copied pretty well with any decent (20 or more megapixels) digital camera these days if you could get the charts laid flat and a camera set steady enough exactly square to the charts from sufficient height. (e.g. my wife's Nikon D3300 is 24MP - 6,000 x 4,000 so that comes out at 200 pixels per inch along the long side, or just under that on the short side.)

 

Where are you located Gary? I think the Grand Rapids Public Library has a decent photographing/copying setup for large documents that I might be able to get access to if you're anywhere near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

Roger

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I live in Northern Vermont Roger. 

Also, I wonder if something smaller than the actual charts will work, there are a lot of notes in small prints on them.

Remember seeing posters displayed in store inside swinging frames with a poster on each side, behind clear plastic? That is how I have mine. I can then have them beside my project without getting them greasy.

I will try to attach a photo of one.

G

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If you get them to small might not be able to read the small print. I think that I would be interested in the actual size and make a poster type my self. They look great. thanks Roger (rjp)

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At one time a member of the HHFC printed this series of service bulletins on thinner paper stock and I think they were available at the Trek. I have a set of 50, most of those shown and some different. They are on 12" x 18" sheets. They are NOT for sale, but PM me with your wants and I can copy mine for costs and on my time schedule. I live in the country and not near a city where a copy center is convenient. 

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If making copies of things are difficult, just take a photograph of the chart or whatever with your iPhone or a digital camera.  Make sure it's a high resolution photo -- large size, many bytes --- in good white light, and send it as a jpeg.  Chances are you will be able to zoom in and read even the fine print. 

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