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  1. auction # 184132562839 poorly placed listing G. Howard
  2. How about the pliers, what did you do with those?
  3. They act like a vertical tubular shock turned horizontal. Spring compresses - shock moves easily. Spring extends - shock is stiff to control rebound. Sort of a liquid Stabilator. GH
  4. Each shock position on a car had a unique part number. Try to match them up with locations on the car to identify which ones you have. GH
  5. I looked at SMS also. All theirs is 50s and up patterns except for broadcloth for 49 Packard in what is dark blue or black solid color. GH
  6. To find the true color of your upholstery look in a place which has not been exposed to light such as underside of a seat cushion. I saved such a piece from my 11B and it looks the same as yours which is brown and black stripe on the outer surface and solid brown on the backside. This is called "bedford cord" which is a "double cloth" woolen fabric which has brown yarns which weave in both layers and black yarns weaving only in one layer. It was made specifically for upholstery use. It is basically NLA. Not even Bill Hirsch shows any available and he was supplied by English mills. Gordon Howard
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    1928 value

    I believe the intake is aluminum. Again, years since I have had an intimate relationship with one. GH
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    1928 value

    Geez, I wish I still had my 11 parts book. That's what happens when you get old and haven't messed with a car for for years. GH
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    1928 value

    You are missing the metal piece that goes over the top of all the intake and exhaust pipes to fill the space between the top cover and that around the cylinders. Don't run without it.
  10. I am no longer in the strap biz, which is now in the hands of member John Strawway. He has the stock of the latest production run. Contact him thru his info on the HHFC website or your Membership Roster. Gordon
  11. I have retired from supplying these and they are now available from HHFC member John Strawway. The latest production is of excellent quality.
  12. The best way to adjust the oiler is to empty the reservoir and hand oil as needed. Gordon Howard
  13. 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
  14. It is a '31 153 sedan, looks good for 10K. Gordon Howard
  15. 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
  16. 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
  18. Oh, ok, thanks, that clears it up for me.
  19. Paul, My 1930 the rod goes under the diff and upwards to the attachments, could the 32-34s be different? Gordon
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. Is that left front wheel a wire, no brake drum.
  25. The rusty items are cylinders, the others are cylinder heads and piston/connecting rods for 1930 and later Franklins Gordon Howard