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Everything posted by Povertycove

  1. Saxon wasn’t considered a cycle car. The radiator for the four, made by Fedders, is actually quite large...certainly as large as a model T’s. I have a couple up in my storage room in Maine, but they will require a considerable amount of work. Check down the Saxon fotum threads. There’s a goodone posted for sale in 2017 by Durospeed.
  2. Hemmings recently listed a brightly painted 1917 4cyl roadster by the Vault for $32,000. Wow.
  3. Put it on the HCCA classified website. If there’s a buyer for your Brush, you’ll find him on that site. And a suggestion: do as little to the car as possible. Sell it as it is.
  4. Classiccars.com has a listing for a red 1917 roadster in Davenport, Iowa. Asking under $18,000. It looks like a nicely sorted Saxon, though they don't show any photos of the engine, a real mistake because we love the engines in our Saxons!
  5. Paul’s tip is right on. Call the auto parts cellar in Massachusetts. I bought their kit for my Olympic and it was perfect, with great instructions.The fellow who takes your call is exceptionally knowledgeable and willing to help. The length of the rod varies from pump to pump, and the length is critically important. Too long and you can damage the pump. Too short and it doesn’t pump.
  6. Two Saxons, a 1916 S2 touring and a 1917 (?) roadster are being auctioned between now and October 14. Check them out at Hemmings.com vehicle search. The roadster is one of the gaudiest I’ve seen, but both cars seem really quite nice. The touring car is quite correct.
  7. Are manifolds for a C17 available anywhere? Just got some bad news from my mechanic.
  8. The Saxon four is rated at about 12-14 hp. Built by Continental, the little engine was unstressed and exceptionally durable, and always tuned for economy. The roadster was known to get 35 mpg. I have no idea what kind of power you could get from it if you tried, but it wasn’t uncommon to see these modified into racing form.
  9. You’re right. I’ve got the space to store it, and I keep picking away at it. It’s a pretty car, and I really like driving it. I’m focused on my Franklins these days. But there’s no really good reason to sell it. Here’s a picture of it, though
  10. I was going to restore an old convertible coupe (1931) But changed my mind. Is there any interest in a 31 ? It’s a President four season. Runs well. Complete. (note...Ignore...I’m going to keep it. I think I was a bit tired when I wrote this.)
  11. I’d ask Randy Fusco.
  12. Wow. Paul, thanks! I’m not sure I’m Franklin “mechanicist” enough for this, but let’s see what kind of trouble I can get into!
  13. These are all in good shape, Mike, but I just don’t know how to assemble them. Does it require pulling out the steering column?
  14. Did I stump the experts? Would photos help?
  15. Check out the HCCA’s classified advertisements on the club website. You’ll get an idea of the range of prices. It’s also the best site for selling brass cars.
  16. The ring on the underside of the horn button of my 31 Transcontinent fell apart in three pieces last fall. It had been glued together many years ago by Carl Barker, I suppose. I repaired the ring, but now face the puzzle of how to reassemble the horn. I can see how the horn button ring lines up with the inner ring, but I can’t figure out how to reinstall the spring and the retaining ring. Any fine fingered magicians out here have a technique?
  17. You say it’s running nicely. I assume that means you’ve repaired the broken transmission?
  18. I see that this Franklin has been listed on Craigslist for sale for $16,000.
  19. We have complete sets both here in Sarasota and home in Maine. I read them often, but there’s quite a lot to absorb. Thanks.
  20. Good article,ACN #21,by Dr.Boyer.Answered all my questions.
  21. Gordon, Its interesting that the entire re-engineering was done for only $5,000. Inexpensive, even in 1932. Do you have a source for finding out how this was accomplished? At some point the ACN is going to do a comprehensive history of the Olympic, (I believe the Club has some experts working on the project) and this would be an important aspect to the a Olympic story.
  22. Thanks, Steve. That’s what I needed to know. Ive been curious about what the Syracuse factory had to do to make the conversion.
  23. The question is partly theoretical, though there is a nice 33 REO for sale on the HCCA website. But when I was putting together my 33 coupe last year, I wondered what the sum differences were. As I understand it, all Franklin did was change engine, grille, hood, lights and the “F” on the dashboard. Is that all?
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