theKiwi

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    1920's Headlamps Please Help

    No, not Franklin 1926-28. I have a 26 Franklin and the lights, while Bausch & Lomb mount with a single mount pin. Roger Roger
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    Removing the end caps from a steering link

    If it's brazed just at the end and in a few threads, you might/should be able to get it apart by driving or drilling out the rivet thats through the joint and then heat it up enough to melt the brazing and then unscrew it? Roger
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    I guess it's too late now, but it might have been worthwhile measuring around each rim if you closed it before putting the tyre and tube on - see if they were the same circumference between the one you couldn't close with the tyre on, and one that you could close with the tyre on. Roger
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    Tire replacement questions - 1929 Model 135

    Here's a diagram I found online some time ago when I was looking for instructions on how to use the Rim Tool on my Franklin wheels. The first two diagrams show the labelling of the tool legs and positions on the rim. Putting it back together is a mention in the paragraph about getting it a part - the paragraph that starts with "Second Operation..." Cheers Roger
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    Franklin Spotting in Northern CA

    Paul - according to Jim's Facebook page he's not that far along yet - on Saturday 8 September he was in Sun City, Arizona checking and adjusting the end play of the bearing on the rear axle that had been replaced in California, and lamenting that his new tyres put on a month ago (I want to say somewhere in North Dakota?) were wearing out and he'd be replacing the rear ones when he gets to Albuquerque. So he's some way yet from Louisiana... Roger
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    Custom Carpet for 11B

    I made a rubber mat for my Series 11A from this roll I bought at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SUIYAA/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Roger
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    1930 Franklin Dietrich Speedster

    More photos of this car are on the H H Franklin website here http://www.franklincar.org/forsale/index.html and I have even more not published that I took a few weeks ago when the car was to be listed. Roger
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    1930 Dietrich Speedster

    More photos are here, and if you need even more, I have others I took of the car a few weeks ago. http://www.franklincar.org/forsale/index.html#carsforsale Roger
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    Franklin Service Charts

    Thanks Steve - I've sent Joe an eMail :-) Roger
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    Vacuum tank problems

    Who did you have rebuild it? I got mine done by Tim Long 116 Grange Hall Rd Beavercreek OH 45430 (937) 751-7237 tmlong@roadrunner.com over a year ago - it took a few weeks for him to get it done and back to me then. Roger
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    Franklin Service Charts

    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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    Franklin Service Charts

    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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    Can you help me?

    That's a beautiful looking car!!!!! Yes, join the H H Franklin Club - it has a wealth of information about these cars, including almost all of the original factory drawings available online. Welcome Roger
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    1925 11A gear shift

    Take a look at this thread where this was discussed already, and I posted a picture or two Roger
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    26 running board mat

    Sorry - my answer was meaning that according to the drawing, the top of the mat was flat - i.e. no ribs shown on it. Roger
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    26 running board mat

    According to the factory drawing part number 31467 Running Board Cover it was flat. Roger
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    How is everybody doing

    It's been too cold here in Michigan most of the time, so my car sits out in the unheated barn, waiting for me to put the transmission back together with new bearings and gaskets - either when the weather warms up, or I face the wrath of my wife and bring all the parts into the house LOL Roger
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    mufflers

    Ahh - gotcha. Waldron show a regular muffler at 25" long and 6" diameter at $80 http://waldronexhaust.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22_382&products_id=4615 although from that image it does seem to have the same size inlet and outlet. The muffler I put on my car came with 2" inlet and outlet, but I bought a reducer on Ebay for under $10 that stepped the 2" outlet down to the size of my tailpipe (which is wrong too - a project for another day). Roger
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    mufflers

    When you say "correct ends" - do you mean set up to take the flange like the factory front pipe has, and the pipe outlet on the rear?
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    Franklin events for 2018

    Cool - I had told Phil I would help him out as well since I live a bit over 30 miles from the Gilmore Car Museum. Roger
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    Franklin events for 2018

    Next year's spring Midwest Meet is in Indianapolis June 7-9 I'm not sure that the Fall Midwest Meet has been decided yet. The Air Cooled Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum will presumably be on 16 June - the Saturday before Father's Day Roger
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    exhaust pipe

    I went to several places here in Grand Rapids with no success :-( The best I could come up with was places that make headers by cutting and welding many many bends together, but everyone I asked said there was no one in the area with a mandrel bender that could do what I was looking for. André Audette has shared some magazine article that showed how to fill a pipe with sand and then heat it and bend it without collapsing it - I think I might be going to give that a go to see if I can make a new front pipe at least since that is very simple. Roger
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    mufflers

    My 11A came with some modern, very oval muffler on it with offset inlet and outlet that caused the pipes to be routed in quite different places. So my first fix it up was to get a Walker 18129 muffler from Amazon - it was the closest I could find to the original diameter and length - 24" long and 6" diameter. It has 2" inlet and outlet. Sadly they're slightly offset too, but it let me get the pipes more back in the right places. https://www.amazon.com/Walker-18129-Tru-Fit-Universal-Muffler/dp/B000C917GU My next effort is probably going to be to get a Waldron muffler - they will make one the right dimensions with the inlet and outlet centred for about $85. I've looked at the club drawings and still am quite confused about how the Powell cups are drilled to let the gases go through, so if I ever go for one of them it will be quite some way in the future. Roger
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    exhaust pipe

    For the 11A, the drawings call for 1½" tail pipe and 2" front pipe. Roger
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    mufflers

    The Powell muffler was what was original equipment on some Franklin cars. It's made up of a series of metal cups with holes in the bottom all joined together. I think at some stage in the past the Franklin Club had cups made. There's at least one thread here already about them Roger