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  1. Paul are you serious about suggesting "Cheap zinc flat washers under connecting rods?" Would you install Franklin rods like that? I hope not. I think that idea would get you thrown out of most quality shops. There are better solutions. Just my opinion...
  2. There isn't much QUALITY pot metal around..... smile.
  3. Its not 1929 Franklin (Maybe the bucket is, but the rim and the lenses is wrong for 1929.
  4. Its a knockoff wheel retainer . Auburn had a special wrench that engaged the outside diameter and the pointed dogs to wind it on or off to remove or replace the wheel. Most owners carried a dead blow hammer to make sure it was set tight but not so tight to pull the center of the cap out of shape. Its 1930 I believe.
  5. Sally, Looking at the pictures and hearing what your uncle said about the back end rusted out makes sense. The platform and racks on it now are obviously homemade and this truck likely had steel manufactured body on it . Looking at the platform it has now notice the steel pans over the top of the rear tires. They may of been part of the original platform it had ,maybe with sides like a express truck. If you are open to offers , Ill make one . Mike
  6. I had one of these trunks and a friend wanted a "Low Boy" for a Cadillac roadster. With some careful cutting and tig welding he soon had one.
  7. Dick Mcnight cell # 315 383 5502 He is a great guy ...give him a call.
  8. The car is still for sale . Its been repainted and has new interior. Please PM me your contact info.(Email and phone ect) The car will be at Hershey for sale unless someone buys first. Thanks Mike
  9. Im not sure on the steering box but the Detroit 4 speed gearbox is interchangeable with the Stutz as far as I know. I sold a gearbox to a restorer needing it for Stutz in BC Canada. I have others if you need one. Mike West Livonia NY
  10. Bernie , What happened? Please PM me your phone # or the owners info. Thanks mike
  11. I restored a EARLY 32 Phaeton and it had snap ring wheels .I questioned it and was given a copy of a service bulletin or something that indicated a change in wheels early like March of 32 . The car is gone now and I don't have the paper , but someone that really wanted to now could find out ,. My car had the Kick Shackle another sure sign of a 32 model car. There was something about one of the motor mounts on the front whether it was a bolt on or not , plus whether the car had Depress Beam or Stable Lite lenses in the headlights.
  12. The car is a 1931 Auburn "8" Phaeton sedan model 898. It was Auburns name for a convertible sedan. It could also be a early 1932 model 8-100 . If it had a 2 speed Columbia rear axle it would of been a 8-100A . They are a good driving car.
  13. I would be interested in the airplane book if it isn't spoken for. Mike WEst
  14. These are newly cast aluminum taillight stands for 1929 Franklin models 135 and 137 only. They were copied from a original arm that was on a 1929 137 Sport touring car I bought from S. America. (It was right hand drive.... You need to drill for the wires and polish it up before paint. $135.00 Plus shipping It will fit in a USPS Bulk rate Priority Mail box. Mike West 585 738 1541
  15. Hi Art, I cant help with the cap. Mike
  16. Has a lot of similarities to the 1902 Crest. Neat piece. This is my dad when he was 14 in my grandfathers car.
  17. In my opinion its a inboard Marine engine.
  18. What is the PRICE ? How much? Thank you, Mike
  19. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I think one of these suggestions will work out. Mike
  20. Hi Craig, I think you nailed it! Wow - a great deal of information! Thank you! Mike
  21. I don't see how a single wire jumped from one plug to another effectively fired 2 plus at once. Maybe it didn't... Maybe it only fired one plug that had the least resistance??Ane the second plug was insurance??? in case one fouled? Mike