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About Franklin31

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    Greensboro NC
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    200+ work photos on website above ( copy & paste the website)


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    Working on the engine of the Franklin

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  1. HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT AND IT IS GREAT. USED ON 1953 Hudson 4speed AND 1997 Ford F150. Corrected shifts on Hudson and fixed slipping on truck. But I suppose varnish must be the ptobkem. I leave 1/3 of can in the transmissions.
  2. Richard, I also need 2 when you find !!
  3. This is a complete assy for the 153 Franklin as shown in the attached 11 photos. Includes the mascot shown, vanes, grill, screen,and hood props as shown. Will certainly need plated for show; or Eastwood Chrome painting for driven. Note the crank hole cover is not available. This is NOT for a 151 (which is the reason I bought it for--not knowing). The crank hole is 9" up from the bottom which is the correct distance for the 153. Click on each photo to see comment(might have to click the 'info icon' at top). This appears to have been painted with black paint in past for preservation?? Email>> {drop AACA} click on each individual photo to see comments. $355. FOB Greensboro NC Edit>> NOTE: use this link for 11 photos>> don't think the link below will work Photos>>
  4. Needing the rear metal edges that are on top of Trunk: Pt#s 55248-RT &55249-LT; These are curved and 8.75" long & 7/8" wide on the top side. email at: {drop AACA} located>>Greensboro,NC The pieces needed are the ones that are missing in the photos(Both sides front top needed). tks-Richard Dryman total of 2 pieces edit: last photo shows the trunk on the 153 for sale here with the front top pieces. Also need the middle fasteners & end metal fasteners shown.
  5. Here is my '31 Victoria that I have been messing with: 228 photos.CLICK ON LINK BELOW. Click on each one and on the 'i' in a circle at top to get comments on each photo. Have just started back working on this. Bought a 53 Hudson Hornet that I have been messing with for 2 years--good to be back on the Franklin. Not sure which link might work? >>> Below is engine startup after 2 idle years> Richard D Greensboro, NC
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  7. just found that Master-Carr has the bumper bolt split washers listed under 316 SS within .005 of the original size: 0.5625ID-0.968OD; will have order the 25 min.; let me know if you want any @ my unit cost {you will not find these at the hdwr. store } >>
  8. Bolt dimensions & thread on my 1931 (151) Vic is the same as above. The 4 on back (bumperetts) are with stainless caps; the 2 on the front have a head that is more domed and appears that is a chrome plated bolt w/o the stainless cap(have not taken the front ones off yet). Photo is of one of the rears; the dark nut is original; the bright nut is a pal nut; reg. nuts are too thick; the lock washer is orig. and these narrow ones are hard to find--haven't located yet. Slot in end of bolt made with Dremel tool for screwdriver.
  9. I have all 4 out of the rear of my 151, will measure and see & advise if it is the same. Note: use a Dremel with the thicker cut disk( about 1/16") to cut a screwdriver slot in the bottom of the bolt; keeps bolt from turning and keeps from using vice-grips on the stainless head cap; Still had to use acetylene torch and on one I still had to Dremel-off the Nut; even pal nuts are hard to find in NF threads--NC are easy to find; takes a thinner nut. Later~~
  10. You might have meant this 49606:
  11. May interest those building garage or pouring floor, etc.: Shorter exhaust flex system. Installed 2.5" exhausts to outside when building garage; loops under foundation wall; cover pipes outside with mesh.Photo on left shows the 2 plugs in floor. Photo on rt. shows plugs, plug tool, and spare connector pipe {could not immediately locate the correct ones made up} nipple is missing on spare. Anyway, flex connector pipe is extremely short; might give someone an idea.
  12. clicked on one 2.5 & 11 from Summit and they say it will stand 600 degrees. Are you saying the hose is collapsing.
  14. Franklin31

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas, Dick; haven't got the steering thing yet so don't 'break the dies' !! AND, Packard guys drive in SALT !!! At least the car above looks like it has Packard hubcaps.
  15. remove the round cap then turn the screw clockwise as I remember. then look at the gage to see what you did