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Projects 1929 Franklin

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Wayne Kinne, Feb 11, 2022.

  1. Wayne Kinne
    Joined: Jan 31, 2022
    Posts: 12

    Wayne Kinne

    This was a birthday present for my wife. We went to purchase a 1926 Model T and the guy had just purchased this Franklin. My wife fell in love, with the Franklin, not the guy
    We told him if he were to ever sell it please call us first. About one year later he called on a Friday afternoon, we were at his garage at 8am the next day with a car hauler trailer, it was an eight hour drive.

    It is as sweet on the inside as she is out.

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  2. nobrakesneeded
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 138


    good looking car. previously restored in the late 80s?
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  3. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,671

    from Minn. uSA

    Love the "non-mainstream" cars.
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  4. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 280

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    Those engines are so cool...

  5. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,591


    Great looking car. Were they still using air cooled engines in '29?
  6. Glenn Thoreson
    Joined: Aug 13, 2010
    Posts: 501

    Glenn Thoreson
    from SW Wyoming

    Air cooled engine. Surprisingly, The last one I was interested in seemed to be under priced. I looked it up and found it wasn't. I guess the price on these just isn't up to what one would expect for some reason. I assume you bought the car. Can you tell us what the price was. Curious.
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  7. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,942


    I looked at one yesterday. The interior is massive compared to most old cars.
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  8. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,864


    Someplace local?
  9. A buddy of mine had one a few years ago (I think it was a 1926). The frame rails were wood and yes, the thing was massive. It was in beautiful condition, but he was never able to get it running correctly. Practically had to give the darn thing away to get it out of his garage.
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  10. CHRIS 57
    Joined: Jun 10, 2005
    Posts: 187

    CHRIS 57
    from Upstate NY

    I am from Syracuse, home of the Franklin factory. My former boss owned a 1928 12B that I rebuilt the motor in. The updraft carbs on those were very finicky, not to mention expensive and hard to find. We found NOS Zenith updraft carbs for the military Powerwagons are nearly a direct fit for less than a 10th the price. Only mods are the air cleaner and the throttle arm. Once that was done the car started on the second revolution of the motor and ran smoother than most modern engines. Very cool cars as long as the wood is in good shape, frame sag and body sag is very common.

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