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    Summer in Castine,Maine, winter in Sarasota,Florida

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  1. If I recollect right, I think that if you get the wheels off the ground you can then unlock od.
  2. John, We have a small group of Franklin owners in Maine, in the Falmouth area and several other spots. I’m up in Hancock county. Let’s share some contact information...perhaps drive to the Trek at the end of July.
  3. The car is identified as a 1953 Mochet Velocar. Here’s some information I discovered in the car, correct or not.
  4. A friend dragged this cycle car out of his warehouse to show me. I don’t know much about them. Is there any interest in these small vehicles. I believe this one dates from the fifties. It has a tiny air cooled engine, I believe about 125cc.
  5. Povertycove

    Postings, 2019

    Happy New Year to fellow Saxoneers. It would be great if some would show photos of their Saxons out on the road, on tour, or just posing. Let’s post some photos this Year!
  6. Please help I.d. this car. We can’t tell if it is lhd or rhd. This is for a museum display and so we’d like to get it right. Thanks
  7. An outfit in Pennsylvania, N-C Industries. Talk to a guy named Kevin Brown. (570) 888-6216. it took about eight months to get it, but it looks perfect and the chrome is excellent. This was Jeff Hasslen’s suggestion, another good one. I think the rubber for the Olympic is going to be substantially different from the standard Franklin. I did try Steeleand they couldn’t come up with anything.
  8. In the midst of a cosmetic resto. of my Olympic coupe. I’ve had a new chrome windshield frame made, but now need the rubber seal. Metro Mouldings has rubber listed for the Olympic, but they say its for a swing out windshield which, of course, this isn’t. Does anyone have a source for correct windshield rubber? Also looking for rubber pads for the tail light. Metro has some that look right. Shaped a bit like a kite, with a center hole and three mounting holes.
  9. Anyone have in his horde of old parts a backing plate for a taillight? This is for a 1933 Franklin coupe, but as you know, they’re the same bodies. It looks like this:
  10. Povertycove

    Oil cooler?

    A Porsche friend suggested that Franklins should use oil coolers. I confess that the thought hadn’t occurred to me, since even after a long drive, oil in any of my Franklins doesn’t seem excessively hot. Is addition of an oil cooler a good idea for a Franklin?
  11. Anyone have the metal brace that secured the taillight on an Olympic available? It looks like this:
  12. I learned that the owner of the 1930 sedan lowered his price today to $22,000. Still no bargain.
  13. I have recently found two Franklins for sale here in Sarasota. Oddly enough, they are located less than 100 yards from each other, each with a different owner! One is a 1930 standard sedan that is currently running. But it needs everything: paint, interior, plating and more mechanical work. It is solid, though, with six good wire wheels. The owner has set an unrealistic price of $30,000, and though folks have explained to him that the car is worth a fraction of that, he is apparently stuck. (See last photo) The second car is a 1929 model 135 sedan. It has reasonably good paint and interior and all the doors open and close very well...very solid. Six wire wheels. Nice wood garnish. The tank was taken out to be cleaned and lined, so I haven’t heard it run. I noticed that one exterior door handle was not correct, and the speedometer and clock I think are incorrect. There is, apparently, a log book from the former owner that details work done on the car. The owner is asking in the low teens for the car. (See photos one, two and three)
  14. Anyone happen to know what the Franklin project fetched at the Geneseo auction?