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  • Birthday 07/13/1964

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  1. Hi Walt.... Will be looking you up at Hershey! It will be great to meet you in person! Bill (Immediate past President, H. H. Franklin Club) 🙂
  2. packaging says: max PSI 85 lbs , Burst pressure 140 PSI
  3. This is available from Harbor Freight, right off the shelf for 8.00 Item number 69587 You can look it up on their web site...
  4. I would be interesting in your King Pin project. Bill W. Eastrun@hotmail.com
  5. I'm afraid I do not know what other Buick's they would fit. They came with my car, and I'm glad to have them go to someone else
  6. These are 15" wheels and tires that where on my 1940 Buick Special when I bought it. I've since gotten the car back on 16" wheels like when it was new from the factory. I do not need these wheels lingering around the garage, and would like to see them go to someone either restoring a car that needs them, or go to someone who needs wheels to roll around their project. They are in great shape, no dents, and not all rusted or pitted. The tires have plenty of tread, but are OLD. They shouldn't be trusted for long distance driving... although, I was driving on them for short runs into town and the PO. I would be able to deliver them to Hershey this fall. 25.00 each (please buy them all) and no delivery fee to Hershey. Cheers, Bill
  7. Awesome looking Franklin Truck! I can just imagine the jaws dropping when you pull into a Home Depot or Lowe's garden center and start loading up a 1/2 doz. bags of mulch and drive off. Bwa ha ha!
  8. Hello Jo Bo, Your lights are indeed 1928 Franklin 12A. I see your pictures seem to be of one of the lights... Do you have any side by side pictures? Any dents in either of them? Are they still with you, and if so, what are you expecting to get for them? I'm working (ever so slowly) on my own 1928 Franklin 12A and would be interested in them if I can afford them. Dang.... Restoration of an old cars ain't like it used to be... everything is getting so pricey! You can private message me if you feel more comfortable doing that.
  9. If you notice, the pictures are time stamped 2016.... maybe it is fully restored now, and they should post current pictures. of-course... engine pictures would be helpful too
  10. You might also consider posting this ad in the FRANKLIN section of the forum.
  11. Hey there Roger, I've seen them offered on Ebay with some regularity, listed under "Watson Stabilator" Give that a try. Bill W.
  12. Try this site for a 10 foot length of cloth braided air hose that should be adaptable to your air pump: Cloth-braided Air Hose (micromark.com)
  13. BTW... the first time I was taught to crank start an engine was when I was 13 on our farm... the machine was an early McCormack Deering Tractor with steel wheels. Once I had the hang of it... I was allowed to drive that tractor anytime I wanted to.... I'm surprised there was enough gasoline around to keep it running that first summer! I was driving a vintage machine and loving every minute of those very slow trips to the farthest ends of our farm property and back! Ha Ha Ha
  14. 1914 American LaFrance 6 cylinder "T" head 14.7 litre engine : Retard the spark, Set the throttle, release the compression, full choke, pull up on the crank about 3-4 times (brings a good fuel charge up into the manifold) and finally, turn on the ignition to the Mag, and with one gentle pull up on the crank, it fires, and I flip the compression leaver back in place, open the choke. 1925 Franklin 6 cylinder Air Cooled engine: (When the battery is down) Retard the spark, full choke, set the throttle, spin the crank around through all 6 compression strokes to deliver a fuel charge to the cylinders, Then, turn on the ignition, and with one gentle pull up of the crank, it is running. 1947 Farm All Cub Tractor: 4 cylinder, and no battery or starter: Pull out the choke, set the throttle, run through the compression strokes, THEN turn on the ignition to the mag, and gently pull up on the crank... Always starts on the 3rd pull. To the original poster's question... I never have to pull up on the crank very fast, I just get the engine to "roll over" and that does the trick. * Never wrap your thumb around the crank handle* I always use my right arm for cranking... but reading the comments about using your left arm makes some sense... I'm going to try it.
  15. Someone's poor attempt at "MODERN-IZING" that particular Franklin. I was wondering if it still has it's Franklin Air Cooled engine?
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