theKiwi

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  1. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-franklin/184132562839
  2. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    Do you have the Firestone tyres on that one Dick? Roger
  3. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    Here's the picture that I assume @PFitz is referring to with the Firestone tires on it Roger
  4. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    The same sized Lester tyres are shown as being 8 ply rated for $10 per tyre more. And interestingly the Lester tyres are 4lbs lighter each than the Firestones. Roger
  5. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    And just looking at the Lester tyres at Universal Tire, shipping on 1 is $24.66. Shipping on 5 is $184. Guess it would be 5 separate orders! Or wait for a free shipping promotion. Roger
  6. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    Ah yes - that's what my car has. I've not heard of them - are they still available? A quickish Google search doesn't turn them up. Roger
  7. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    Thanks Paul. Before I buy anything I guess I'll be calling to get them to tell me more about the tyres, and compare the sizes. One thing your photos of the 151 help with is the whitewall/blackwall situation - it has the blackwalls and with the varnished wood spokes, which my car has, and the chrome lock rings (I'm not sure my car has them, or they're painted silver) it is enough to break up what would otherwise be solid black side of the car. Roger
  8. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    I won't be buying new tyres until I have the car and see what's on there, but I've been told they should be replaced, and there was allowance for that in my buying price. And I'm looking for reliability - I plan to drive the car once I get the restoration completed, including from Michigan to Cazenovia for the Trek, so at least hopefully new tyres and tubes will mean that's one less thing to go wrong on the 560 - 675 mile trip (depending if one goes through Canada or not). Roger
  9. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    Paul - I'd just got to Coker tyres myself, and first of all noticed that blackwall tyres are $100 cheaper than whitewalls. That appeals to my Scottish ancestry and to my living in heavily Dutch West Michigan. But the tyres in my picture aren't the same as what Coker shows for Firestones... - mine have 2 circumferential grooves, the Firestones have 3 Roger (And apologies to Craig - we seem to have strayed off his topic somewhat).
  10. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    I will be in the tyre market in the not too distant future too for the 1931 153 Deluxe Coupe I have recently purchased. I'd wondered about the Lester tyres? But don't really have any experience of one brand over another (my 11A Sedan currently has 2 Lesters and 2 Firestones on it). I guess though the first thing I have to decide is whether to get whitewalls for it, or blackwalls. It currently has whitewall tyres on it that to my mind at least look OK against the entire blackness of the car, and wonder if blackwall tyres on the black car might be "too much". This is what it currently looks like (the roof it not finished, which explains its wrinkled state). I don't have the car yet (it's still in Oregon, but coming my way in the next week or so). Can anyone tell from this picture of the front tyres what brand they might be? Thanks Roger
  11. theKiwi

    Lifting the car

    I've lifted my 11A Sedan by both those locations in the past, with no obvious unwanted happenings. Roger
  12. Yes, thanks Paul - since I found that image and posted it, I found the latter one I posted which is almost certainly the right one with 4⅜" offset. The card for the 6⅞" offset one says it's for Series 1500. Roger
  13. Thanks. At this time I'm not entirely certain if what is on the car is as I showed above, or whether it's this one - same design, but the offset to the side is different. I'm pretty sure it's this one below - 48348/48358 - 48348 is the one for the left side, 48358 is the mirror image of it for the right side. A right side one if one exists would be perfect, otherwise a left side one that I cut apart and rotate the parts would work too (and presumably much more common than the right side ones). Roger The factory part number for the right side one is
  14. No I don't think so... 1 the drawing you posted, if you look at the card for it, says it was for Series 1550, which I understand was for prototype cars that didn't go in to production. I have encountered quite a few drawings that are in fact for parts for Series 15 cars, that do not indicate the Series 15 models on the drawings - the drawings weren't updated to include Series 15. But look at the card for 43887 - it tells that it was used on Series 15 The number in the parts book should be the correct one Roger
  15. I think you need drawing 43887. The parts book says 45229 which is on drawing 43887 Roger