Q&A

Informative column featuring Old Cars Weekly reader questions about caring for antique automobiles answered by our well-respected answer man Kit Foster. Our most-read feature in our magazine, Q&A is now online to provide the nuts and bolts of classic car care at your fingertips.

Q&A with Kit Foster: September 4, 2014

Q. Regarding Douglas Taylor’s search for a windshield for his 1956 Plymouth (Feb. 27 and April 17), one of the largest classic auto glass sellers is Bob’s Classic Auto Glass in Eugene, Ore., 1-800-624-2130. I’m not sure about a windshield, … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 28, 2014

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Q. Regarding Jim Ackmann’s lamp in the July 3 Q&A, it is a Chevrolet “Heritage Lamp.” It was awarded to Chevrolet service managers who achieved performance goals set by the Chevrolet Motor Division back in the mid 1960s. I still … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 21, 2014

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Q. From 1960 to 1970, aged 8 to 18, I grew up along a rural stretch of busy two-lane highway in central Indiana. The road was highly traveled and the section that went past our house was straight as a … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 14, 2014

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Q. I found this emblem in an antique store and would like to identify what year Pontiac it came from. It has a large nut on the back, and the bright work looks like a combination of chrome and nickel. … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 7, 2014

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Q. I bought a 1958 Biscayne in which the interior had been redone. Whoever did the headliner covered the mounting area for the sun visors. There is a nickel-sized hole on the driver’s side, which I have searched with my … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 31, 2014

Q. Your recent Q&A columns about the first power windows (May 8, June 26) reminded me of an encounter a few years ago at a Flint Region AACA car show in Michigan. I met an old couple who, as I … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 24, 2014

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Q. I have a pair of headlight assemblies and I cannot figure out what car they came from. They are electric driving lights with lenses from the Warner-Patterson Co. of Chicago, and have raised sections on the glass. I cannot … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 10, 2014

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Q. A few issues ago, you identified some items I had purchased, saying they are horn buttons (March 13). In the same box was this item. Do you know what it is? — Herb Stuesse, Sheboygan Falls, Wis. A. As … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 3, 2014

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Q. The May 15 Q&A showed a pair of side lamps which I am sure came installed on certain models of early-1920s Studebakers. However, customizing was not limited to any particular period of automotive history. Many individuals or perhaps specialty … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 26, 2014

Q. Regarding prewar cars with power windows, I believe that the 1942 Lincoln Continental had them, and I believe that they were vacuum-operated. The Sam Pack museum has a 1942 Continental Convertible and they list power windows on it. — … More »

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