FrankWest107

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  1. Consider using NON detergent oil. OIl non rebuilt engines have a great deal of crude in the engine crevices and even small cracks. Detergent oil can sometimes remove that stuff causing the engine to leak.
  2. Fascinating...I love the idea of air cool or are they actually oil cooled? Anyway, considering all the problems with cracked blocks on the old fords, do these air cooled also crack releasing oil?
  3. I know Franklin used an aircooled engine, any experience with these engines? I am familiar with volkswagen air cooled simple engine.
  4. Anyone out there that can rebuilt a DL 1933 ford Carb
  5. are these power train parts? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1931-1932-1933-1934-1935-Terraplane-Interchange-Manual-/110708983477?hash=item19c6c506b5:m:mjoq--8wo9IxN0zu2mW-MHg&vxp=mtr
  6. How hard is it to get parts for these cars? I presently have a ford 1933 and parts are relatively easy to get.
  7. Anyone have experience in the best way to cut the old battery case, so as to avoid problems in making the case for the old new battery. Maybe cutting the bottom off the old case so that it fits over the new battery???
  8. I have a repro Ford 1933 battery that just cannot take a charge. Only 1 year old. Has anyone had any success with these horrible repro batteries or should I just replace with a modern battery like optima.
  9. Other than the fill caps do lead acid batteries have vent holes? I have a battery that has an 1/8 in hole in the top? Defective I imagine.
  10. antique car jacks were bottle jacks, right? I have a 1933 ford, If I use a bottle jack is there a secure place to put it for changing ma rear tire and also a front tire if I get a flat?
  11. Do original Model A's have plate glass windows and not laminated windows?
  12. Thanks guys for your help.... Sounds great, interesting. Really appreciate it.
  13. Found out that the Lincoln Highway route 30 was built around 1917 and extends from New York city to san Francisco.
  14. Planning to travel from philadelphia to indiana and then to chicago on the original roads of 1933. I have heard that a lot of the original roads have changed designations since 1933. What is the best way to organize this trip?