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  1. Where is it? I presume that's the crown wheel of it setting on the spring all rusty? And the cover in front of the brake shaft? Roger
  2. Do you mean 2022? 2021 is already cancelled. Roger
  3. The AK stands for Atwater Kent - they made a variety of electrical things for cars in the 1920s at least - maybe earlier and maybe later. Roger
  4. I'm split about this - of course it's sad that there won't be a Trek again this year, but on my upside, it gives me longer to get one or both of my Franklins running, including ready to drive it from Michigan to the Trek in 2022 now. Roger
  5. Just sent $48 to you now. The Series 15 books arrived yesterday - they had been delayed quite a while in the USPS somewhere between Pittsburgh and Detroit. Also - there was a Series 12 book in with the 2 Series 15 books? Roger
  6. Mike - I'll send you $48 by PayPal for one of them. Thanks Roger
  7. I bought an 8 sided socket on Amazon that is a quite good fit, but haven't yet tackled trying to get what seems to be a good unit, complete with level needle and the handle that is in a spare tank I have. Roger
  8. I've sent you a message with his phone number and eMail address Roger
  9. Are you a member of the H H Franklin Club? You can find him in the directory in Rochester, New York. Roger
  10. The round item on the right - presumably you mean the bottom of the picture? That's the air cleaner The big silver wrench is for the hubcaps. The two tube sockets are for whatever they fit on the car. Roger
  11. Yes, I have one of them - they are made by Dick Gaskell's son and available through Dick Gaskell. They do not have the pinch bolt to securely clamp them to the hub - they have a machined thread in them. I haven't used mine yet. Roger
  12. Can you post pictures of the tools you got, then people can tell you what they're for. Roger
  13. I bought one a while ago from the Franklin Club for a few dollars. Roger
  14. Here is the Series 12 Clutch disc #35218
  15. No, the Series 11 clutch has rubber discs in the middle of it. #32834 Roger
  16. What is the word above "CP 135" as shown in the second photo - can you make out the whole word on the actual clutch disc? Roger
  17. Thanks - I've sent them an eMail with the image in it. From their website it looks like they make raised letter tags. Roger
  18. I'm curious it doesn't have a spring loaded centre in it - the parts listing for 45913 shows a sprung centre - it's for Series 13 through the first 1,000 or so cars of Series 16 in 1932. Did Franklin go away from a sprung centre in the later Series 16 and/or Olympic cars? Roger
  19. Thanks. I’ll contact them and see what they say. Roger
  20. Hi Everyone... I'm wondering if anyone has a set of 3/16" high number punches in a vintage/antique style - I'm looking to have my 1926 Franklin's serial number stamped onto a reproduction Serial Number/instructions plate. The image is a close up of the number on the badly corroded plate showing the height of the space available, and the height of the letters used originally. A friend @PFitz has a set of ¼" punches, but they're actually 9/32" high, so it seems like a set of 3/16" punches might be the right ones to use. Does anyone have a set of 3/16" punches that make numbers in this older serif style that would be interested in having me send them the new blank plate and could stamp this for me for a reasonable consideration? Thanks Roger
  21. No, no danger of them being sucked in - the fan inlet is down way lower than the masks were. Both cars were run with the masks on. Roger PS - masks made by my wife - Lisa Christensen.
  22. Having a COVID-19 safe discussion amongst themselves...
  23. When you say diagonal, are you meaning diameter? Yes, that's probably what I'm going to end up doing since it seems I can't use a spare that would also fit my Franklin. Yes, I've got one of them for my 1926 Franklin - the one I've got at least relies on the 2 rims being the same size as it grabs the rims in 3 places on the rim's inside diameter - so won't work for wheels with a disc centre, or for wheels of dis-similar sizes. One other thought I've had was trying to get some wood spoked wheels of smaller than 19" size - then the car and trailer would at least look similar as yours does. There are some "not so great" 16" Dodge wood spoked wheels on Ebay right now. Another thought is something like this - maybe that's close enough to looking like an original Mullins wheel to fool all but the keenest observer... https://www.uswheel.com/wheel/7647/us-wheel-artillery-series-555/?finishID=3796 Roger
  24. My 6.50 x 19 Franklin wheels are 33" in outer diameter. The distance between the front and rear of the trailer fender is barely more than 33". Roger
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