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    Oil cooler?

    One more thing on the fuel pump. It's possible to ream out the holes on the linkage, arms and diaphragm shaft and use larger pins. This would remove the slop and make it perform like new again also.
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    Oil cooler?

    John Mereness, one of the biggest problems with the 1929-1930 fuel pumps is the multiple plate linkage in the AC pump which of course they did away with on the new AC design for 1931 and on. You can't find new replacements for the linkage and the only way to fix it is to have them made and heat treated. This will give your pump new life and allow it to pump the volume and pressure like new again. I accidentally came across an old shop that had a brand new set still in the wrapper and I rebuilt my pump and wow, what a difference. As far as the oil cooler is concerned...Franklin doesn't need it! I've driven my 31 in 95 degree weather and it did fine and even kept it's oil pressure where it should be. I know we're concerned about global warming, but I don't think we'll need oil coolers for about a hundred years or so!
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    1929 Franklin sedan woodgraining

    Sorry about the number system of (10)(11)(12) in the previous reply. It actually means (10) & (11) are the top two Photos. Bill
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    1929 Franklin sedan woodgraining

    Here's my 2 cents Here are 3 photos of a 1930 dash that has not been altered for 88 years (kind of obvious) . I wiped off the dash in photos (10) & (11) with cleaner to take the pictures. It looks like the grain was very straight and ordinary, similar to your first two photos and similar to Dicks photo's of the back side of the 32. The center panels were also like the panels in your first two photos with the burl grain going horizontal-vertical-horizontal. Bill
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    Machinist or shop in SoCal Area needed

    Cutting the woodruff key slots in the axels is a job any machine shop can do.
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    Machinist or shop in SoCal Area needed

    Any machine shop that can't broach an inside keyway for an inch and an eight dia. isn't a machine shop, I can do that and I'm not a commercial machine shop. The problem is the length of 4.25 inches long. Standard inside keyway broach bushings are 2-3 inches long for that dia. You will need to find a shop that's willing to make a long broach bushing and the corresponding shims for that length plus an extension piece to push the broach through. This won't be an easy task to find for what you would be willing to pay to get that keyway. You may be better off finding another brake drum or look into a restoration shop with machining capabilities. In either case it won't be inexpensive. I agree with Paul about looking for a shop that specializes in broaching, not just a normal machine shop.
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I think there are too many good rims available to worry about repairing one. Also the cost of repairing the damaged rim would probably cost more than another rim would cost. I'm sure there are many club members that would help you obtain another rim. Bill
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I'm ready to read all the replies on tires, but I don't think I'll touch it myself. It' kinda like getting into a discussion on oil! Good Luck Bill
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    Paul, I'm with you on that. My first bout with split rims on a 30 Chevy without the rim tool back in the sixties when I was a teenager. My thought then was "what idiot invented these things?" Then I learned about the tool and got one. What a revelation! It's amazing how well things go with the right equipment. Bill
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    John, I've never had that much trouble with lockring rims. BUT, I've never had to deal with 8 ply tires and narrow rims and I don't ever wish to. The thing that worries me the most is inflating them. I know it's only 35-40 PSI but a lockring can be deadly even at that. You need a lock on extension air hose and plenty of room (or a cage which is better). Bill
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    Your removing the rim from the tire. It sounds like your not pulling the rim inside itself far enough with the rim tool. It really isn't that hard to remove the rim from the tire, tube and flap assembly. Remember that after you pull the rim inside it's self with the rim tool you do not take the tool off the rim before removing it from the tire. Some times you may need to re-position the rim tool, but it's used to hold the rim in smaller for ease of removal from the tire. Bill
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    145 Spark Plug

    Sometimes hotter plugs can help in performance and/or burning off that excess oil that may be fouling the plugs. However, the late Dutch Kern found that using hot plugs can result in cracks developing between the two valve seats. His recommendation was to set the plugs at .035 which he said increased fuel mileage and cleaner burning. Just a thought and suggestion from the past! Bill
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    There is some good period instructions on tire removal from split rims in the Franklin news letter number 156, June 2017 located on the members only section of the Franklin website. To fix a puncture in a tube you must remove the tire, tube and flap as a complete assembly from the rim when ever you are working with split rims or rims with rings. The only type of rim that you can remove and repair a tube without removing the complete tire is a drop center or depressed center rim and Franklin didn't use any of those. Bill
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    1929 Model 135 questions

    For headlight bulbs go to Ebay and type in "6 volt halogen headlight bulbs" you will find them in the 35/35 watt and the higher watt also. It's buy it now so it's no waiting or bidding. Very reasonable price also. Also www.lebaronbonney.com has halogen headlight and tail light bulbs As far as a right hand tail light for a 29. George Staley used to make them from aluminum. They may have some left. For filters that have screw on cartridges in then try www.bobsautomobilia.com he sells Buick parts and has three or four different size filter set ups.
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    145 Spark Plug

    Just in case you happen upon some new old stock, here's some of the older numbers: Champion; #7, #C-7, & #D-16. AC; #86 or C86. Bosch; #M95T5 and Autolite; #BT8 Bill