Brooklyn Beer

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  1. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    And what type trans was in the later model cars ? Synchro? Double clutching ?
  2. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Does anyone have a vid with sound of a late 20s Franklin running with hood open and closed and of in cab driving at speed ?
  3. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    A couple dribbles of solder on the backside of the new ones and they would as good as factory. Where did you get them ?
  4. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    I am stealing a picture of yours for a minute to make a point. How technology of today in many ways has just made things simpler, not always better. Case in point is the connectors used in your Franklin wiring. If I could buy connectors like this working on controls on the job or projects around here I would in a minute. More time consuming yes but so much better ! Never wondering about a proper crimp with these. About the wire. Is that tinned copper or were they so into saving weight it is aluminum ??
  5. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Where are the treks held? Everything seems to be light years away from TX in the car world !
  6. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Any of the Franklin guys help me? Can't get into members area after joining
  7. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Have not seen the fan cross section or schematic.
  8. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    "Many owners have added that right light and Rhode Island wire has the measurements to include it in their tail light harnesses. They went to two fender-mounted tail lights as standard starting in 32". So this would require a new wiring harness correct in total? How simple are they in nature? And to think about it, how are the circuits protected with fuses? type?
  9. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    So does this fit in with Franklins? I usually never drive in the rain. What type brakes do Franklins have say from 28 onward?And do Franklins have a bracket mounted genny?
  10. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    All right, this question has always bugged me when I see a car of this era with the extra levers on the wheel hub. (no horn?) I know they are for throttle and for spark advance and retard(?). Why would you need to advance and retard the spark? And something else I guess I will have sort out here in my county in TX. Cars 25 years and older only need a safety inspection. Lights and horn. How does that work in other states? Franklins only had one rear light and was that a brake light as well? No turn signals? And where was the hot air from the air cooling expended too in relation to the passenger compartment ? And how was the air circulated evenly among the cylinders? If it started in parallel from front to back then would not the last cylinder be getting much warmer air being last in line? How exactly is the air pushed through the line of cylinders that gives them equal cooling ?
  11. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Well I am now a member of the Franklin club. I just have to learn more about this car and the fascinating history of it. The 1929 and up cars just seem to talk to me. I have read that maintenance on these cars is best scheduled on hourly drive time VS miles which is basically what my other cars are on. Are there things on these cars though that require a different series of maintenance scheduling? Special oil for higher temps? ect. And what are some of the typical mechanical "upgrades" done to make these cars just a little more friendly with increased drivability for today's world?. I.E electronic ignition conversions, modifications for the fuel of today, etc. I see a club member has taken it upon himself to offer a solution with a better carb.
  12. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    I have to do a little more reading about the Franklin. Is there a recommended book? I have to say they are starting to grow on me. Quite the dedicated owners group.
  13. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Thanks for your time Walt and everyone. I grew up in Blue Point, Walt, just a little ways out from you.
  14. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    Question on the Frankilns. Do they have a temp gauge and what is the normal operating temps?
  15. Brooklyn Beer

    Advice / input on buying a late 20's - early 30's car

    We have not discussed a Chrysler yet in any detail. I always thought Chrysler tried to compete on the level of Buicks but below a Cadillac. I came across this car which has many detailed pictures. Looks like a well taken care of part time driver with added heater. Very clean. The flathead 6 looks alot like what is my 46 Dodge. What are the opinions on this periods Chryslers? https://www.allcollectorcars.com/for-sale/1930-Chrysler-CJ-6-/2232912/