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  1. The best way to adjust the oiler is to empty the reservoir and hand oil as needed. Gordon Howard
  2. If the brake hose is deteriorated externally it is quite likely swollen inside. You can push fluid thru to the cylinder but there is not enough pressure from the spring on the brake shoes to push the fluid back to the master cylinder. Hose sets are available. Gordon Howard
  3. It is a '31 153 sedan, looks good for 10K. Gordon Howard
  4. The wheelbase stretching was written up in ACN #8 pg.1 and #55 pg.21 so anyone having one of those issues would be aware of it. Gordon Howard
  5. today, Hartford CT area GH
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    Franklin Models

    The Hudson Miniatures show up on eBay, I have one and attempted to build one many many decades ago. They are not for the fumble fingered. I remember seeing pictures of the model made in Arizona and was not impressed with the fidelity of scale. There was just something that was "off" about it. Gordon
  7. Oh, ok, thanks, that clears it up for me.
  8. Paul, My 1930 the rod goes under the diff and upwards to the attachments, could the 32-34s be different? Gordon
  9. That is a nice looking Series 11.They are a much different car than Series 10. The correct body style name is Sport Sedan. First one I've seen with a leather interior, most likely redone. I think you you are referring to the foot brake being on the driveshaft. True, it is two wheel braking which was almost universal then. It will lock the rear wheels and I am speaking from experience. Just have to keep in mind you don't have the stopping power of modern cars. Well worth going after if the mechanical condition is as good as the rest of the car. Gordon Howard
  10. That amount of sag is pretty standard and will increase little if any. I had a Series 11B for 40 years with that amount it never increased noticeably, so I would not be concerned unless you are going for a 100 point resto. You might want to inquire if the stuff under the car is supporting it. This being a S 12 I won't comment on the other matter. Gordon Howard
  11. This mess is in Missouri and needs to be saved. The body is hopeless and frame is broken but everything, bumper to bumper, is there. Complete drive train with free motor, all the dash, excellent tail light, Vacuum tank, gas gauge , etc. eBay auction #303112228660. It is listed in eBay motors vintage car &truck parts other parts Gordon Howard
  12. The working surface of the drum is rusty. Very little can be removed on these stamped steel drums before they are too thin to use. The value depends on cleaning the drum and seeing what is left. Gordon H.
  13. Is that left front wheel a wire, no brake drum.
  14. The rusty items are cylinders, the others are cylinder heads and piston/connecting rods for 1930 and later Franklins Gordon Howard
  15. Har-de-har har. When the cow does jump over the moon.