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About akrussell

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  1. I'm looking for a source for replacement "Silent-U" bolts for the leaf springs my 1933 Reo chassis. I was able to save one or two during the teardown of the car but others had to be cut off. I understand several brands of cars use these in that era. Does anyone know who may sell these? Thanks
  2. Thanks everyone for the insight on this. Perhaps the condition of the brake system has been exacerbated by the lack of running time on this car. I need to do some checking based on the discussion here and will provide an update soon. The Franklin Olympic is a '33 model year based on a '32 REO Flying Cloud chassis and running gear. It does have Lockheed brakes. Thanks again, Dan
  3. I don't want to resurrect the great brake fluid debate here but I will ask the following anyway. I recently got my Franklin Olympic out of museum storage where it has sat for the past several years. It has extremely low miles for a 24 year old restoration and I've owned it for nine years. It has silicone fluid in the brake system. In driving it both before and after storage, I noticed that the brakes squeal and most notably the passenger rear wheel is covered with black dust from the brakes. I also noticed that once the brakes are applied, the pedal tends to stiffen up and stay high as if
  4. 1933 Franklin Olympic 18A Sedan; engine rebuilt by previous owner but never run, manifold heater, rear-mounted spare, needs some body work and paint, transmission is out of the car, has been stored for decades and is a very restorable car. Asking $8000. Please contact me at dfrussell@hotmail.com.
  5. I am looking to purchase a water pump for a 1929 Reo Flying Cloud
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