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  1. Back in the early '70's the Porsche Club of America had its annual meet in San Diego. They laid out an autocross track at San Diego stadium. I played hooky from work that morning to watch the Porsche owners do their stuff. The course was laid out by a couple of Porsche experts. In the middle of the straight-away they put a slight dog-leg. Nothing to worry about for most cars, but for Porsche Turbos the dogleg came up just as the turbo kicked in. And of course, your normal, gold-chain-wearing Turbo owner would hit the brakes, steer slightly, and then go into a spin. I
  2. Brassworks built a custom gas tank for me. Workmanship was superb.
  3. "As Steve said, it's on the driver's door,........ right where my left knee keeps bumping into it." Driving my '21 9B touring, I find the horn button well-placed. When I'm turning a corner or shifting gears, it's easy to honk the horn by pressing my left knee against the door. I think it's a conscious design feature.
  4. As I recall, the cost of upgrading to a 914-6 wasn't that far off from just purchasing a 911. That's why 914-6s are rare. 914s are to 911 Porsches as Dinos are to "real" Ferraris. It's just a snobbery thing.
  5. When you put in new fuel injectors, make sure the o-ring on each injector is installed properly. It the o-ring does not sit exactly square or rides up a bit then you get an air leak. High or wandering idle are the symptoms. Don't ask me how I know. Some factory manuals tell you not to lube the o-rings before installation. Makes them very hard to install properly. Good mechanics will either lube them very lightly with some gasoline or oil. And make sure you insert the injectors straight - not at an angle. As to the L-shaped vacuum hose, when I work on my newer cars and
  6. That's a good deal. Looks in decent condition, too. Even has A/C. I've owned 2 AMC Hornets. Plain & stodgy, but decent driving cars and very reliable.
  7. In keeping with the unofficial AACA forum rules, I have to ask, "What about the car in the background?"
  8. Recommend checking further down this website to the Franklin forum. Look for any ads from Mike West - he's got a lot of Franklin parts.
  9. Beautiful job on the Frankin Service Station. Kudos to all involved.
  10. As Lebowski stated earlier, Truly Nolan was a pest control company. They started in the Phoenix area and then branched out to Southern California. Truly bought old cars from 20's, painted them in bright (non-factory) colors with "Truly Nolan" boldly on each side. The cars were placed in prominent locations, such as gas station street corners. The cars were never meant to be driven, just stationary advertising objects. Truly Nolan would rotate the cars, so you might see 1-3 different makes of car at one gas station in a year. Almost all sedans - coupes and touring car
  11. I bought my 1927 REO Flying Cloud sedan from Truly Nolan in San Diego. A long time ago.
  12. My REO 1927 Flying Cloud had hydraulic brakes. Believe it was the first year they appeared on REOs.
  13. I love it. Appreciate you sharing your solution. What do you bet someone on this forum will adapt your tool to another car?
  14. Thanks for the notice. I always look forward the the FSS. The ACN is excellent but the Franklin Service Station seems more low-key and friendly. Kind of like this forum.
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