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  1. I recently bought a 1914 Cartercar from a fellow in Michigan. It needs quite a few little things to get it up and running. I did notice that the original horn was lost in time. It is a electric horn with a short trumpet. I saw one on Ebay a few weeks ago. I found a photo on the web of an original, I believe. I don't know the manufacturer. Does anyone have a lead on a working horn? Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  2. I need help replacing Stewart speedometer drive gear. I believe there is supposed to be a pin holding the sprocket. I can't see one. I also need to remove the sprocket gear so I can attach the drive mounting set to the drive/wheel. Any help appreciated. Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  3. I am finishing up on a mechanical restoration of an all original 1931 Chrysler CD Royal Deluxe Coupe. We removed the head and replaced the head studs since a few were broken. We have cleaned out the engine cooling passages, back flushed the radiator, and replaced the hoses. The water pump impeller was falling apart and we casted a new one. A new water pump shaft was made. All fit together perfectly.. Cleaned and lined the gas tank and rebuilt the fuel pump. All the wheel cylinders and master cylinder needed replacement. We probably need to clean out and adjust the carb. It starts very well, shifts and stops on a dime. I am looking forward to driving around the town. I have one issue that I can’t seem to figure out. How does the drivers seat function? I am 6’ 4” tall and 260 pounds. I would like to adjust the seat as much as possible. I can see that the seat bottom is stationary without adjustment. It looks like the seat back has adjustment by turning a small handle at the top of the seat. Does this lean back the seat back? I can’t seem to get it to work. Is there any way to move the seat back further? Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  4. Much thanks fellas. I will let you know how everything works out when the project is completed. tom
  5. Hello all. My 1926 Packard coupe is all original including the top. The top material is very dry and fragile. What is the surface coating? Is this roof fabric material covered with a paint, oil, or rubber to create a water tight roof? Even if you lightly brush your hand across it the surface black coating crumbles and floats of in the air! The material fabric portion of the top is intact though. Is there some type of treatment to save the top? Thanks Tom Wallace, Dayton, OH
  6. The entire wiring harness of this car needs replacement. I contacted Rhode Island Wiring and they have wiring for a sports sedan and roadster. Is there any difference in the wiring harness between a sports sedan and a sedan? I thought they were the same except the sports sedan does not have a rear window. Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  7. Thanks all for your input! It might be awhile before I get to that point in the restoration. Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  8. Hi all, I have recently purchased a 1925 Franklin 11 A sedan. The previous owner hired a restoration shop to restore the car but lost interest midway in the project. The main work was done including rebuilding the engine, restoring the chassis and working on the brightwork. The car appears complete. I am a member of the Franklin club and have downloaded some mechanical drawings on a previous Franklin project. My issue with this car is that the upholstery is not correct and is a bizarre color. A really bad bluish velour fabric. I can’t seem to find info on the Franklin site to specifics to the correct upholstery. I assume it is supposed to be a wool broadcloth. I included some photos of the car before restoration started. Where can I find the correct info on the upholstery for my car? Any advice welcomed Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  9. Thanks for everyone's input. I will let you know the end of the story when it happens. tom
  10. I will get a few picts of the spots this weekend. I tried the CLR and vinegar but without results. But I do not want to damage the nickel. Maybe I will leave well enough alone. Perhaps what I see are just defects in the nickel but they are located next to the radiator spout. So I assume it is from radiator liquids that have spewed out when the previous owners drove it around. I do not have the formula or name for the blue paint color. I am taking the car to our Sept 15th Dayton Carillon Concours D'Elegance in over a week from now. I will post a few picts of the show. Thanks Tom Wallace Dayton, OH
  11. Should have posted a few photos. Here they are! I think it is a good looking vehicle. Tom Wallace, Dayton, OH
  12. I just bought a 1926 Packard Victoria Coupe. The car is in really good shape. The nickel on the lamps and radiator is quite good. But there are noticeable water spots around the top of the radiator shroud and headlights. I used Wenol compound and polished for quite a while. I did not want to use anything harsher because I did not want to damage the nickel. I read about using dilute vineger but I was skeptical of it. Any advice how to remove the water spots? thanks Tom Wallace, Dayton, OH
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