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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 25, 2015

Q. I just read about the shocking horn button in the 1947 Ford (May 21). This has nothing to do with battery voltage, as 6 or 12 volts DC will not shock anybody, but has to do with inductive magnetic field collapse of the horn’s actuation coil [in the horn relay]. When the battery...

U.S. Congress introduces bill to reform ethanol mandate

Legislation (HR 704) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the sale of E15 (gasoline that is 15% ethanol) and eliminate the federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) mandate that 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol be blended into the U.S. fuel supply each year.  The EPA has turned to sales...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 18, 2015

Q. This is my grandfather’s car, in a picture from 1914. I can’t find what it is. Can you? — Richard T. Meyer, Auburn, N.Y. A. The radiator shape and outline looks just like a Model F Buick. This was a popular two-cylinder car built from 1906 to 1910. I think the photo shows...

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Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms to visit Iola Old Car Show

  Vintage Works will have the opportunity to be a sponsor of the Iola Old Car Show this year, and is excited to bring a special guest to Iola. Mark your calendars, because Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas will be with Vintage Works for two days at Iola at the Teamed...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 11, 2015

  Q. I was contacted by a person who had bought a 1966 Barracuda from California. The VIN BP29D65157724 decodes as follows: Plymouth Barracuda; Premium price class; 2-door sports hardtop; 273-cid V8 2-barrel (LA motor); 1966; Los Angeles assembly plant; sequence number 157724. The back is a 1966 Barracuda, of course, but the front...

Omix-ADA has added a 1959 Jeep FC-150 (above) and a 1978 Jeep J-10 (below) to their corporate collection in Suwannee, Georgia. Photo Credit: Omix-ADA

Omix-ADA expands historic Jeep collection

  SUWANEE, Ga. – Omix-ADA®, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced the addition of two rare civilian Jeeps to its Jeep Collection at the company’s Suwanee, Ga., headquarters. Following a lengthy search, a 1978 Jeep J-10 pickup and 1959 Jeep FC-150 cab forward pickup were added...

The Pontiac Trans Am KITT from Knight Rider.

Knight Rider’s KITT Pontiac Trans Am heading to auction

Pontiac Trans Am from “Knight Rider” has a $200,000-$300,000 pre-sale estimate heading into auction KITT — the Pontiac with personality from the hit NBC television series “Knight Rider” starring David Hasselhoff —  is heading to auction June 26-27 in Beverly Hills, California.   Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends sale will offer the special T-top Trans...

1949 Mercury co-star from movie ‘Grease’ to be auctioned

‘Hell’s Chariot’ 1949 Mercury convertible from movie ‘Grease’ carries $400,000-$600,000 estimate Greased Lightning’s Mercury co-star will be in the spotlight again during Julien’s Auctions‘ “Hollywood Legends” auction event, set to take place June 26- 27, 2015, at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills, California, gallery. The 1949 Mercury “Hell’s Chariot” custom convertible from the 1978 classic...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 4, 2015

Q. I have converted the 6-volt system in my straight-eight 1954 Pontiac Star Chief to 12 volts. Along with the conversion I installed an electric windshield wiper motor, which fit perfectly and works great. Not being a real mechanic, I placed a hex-head screw into the end of the vacuum hose which originally connected...