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: January 2, 2014

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Q. Bill Clarkson mentions a four-speed Ford Econoline van in the Nov. 28 “Sound Your Horn.” Could this be the British “Dagenham” transmission used in some six-cylinder Falcons, Comets and Mustangs? — Bob Smith, Albany, N.Y. A. I believe it … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: December 19, 2013

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Q. When setting the point gap in the distributor on older cars, and you want to check the setting with a dwell meter, what is the formula to use? For example, a 0.020 gap with the feeler gauge is what … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: December 12, 2013

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Q. I found this coin at a flea market and wondered if anyone knew anything about this Sunoco antique car series or if it was much of a collector coin or not. I thought the readers might be able to … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: December 5, 2013

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Q. The question about the first item in the Aug. 15 Q&A [unusual Flying A medallion] caught my attention. Mr. Wieber’s first glance at the license plate topper was right on the money. The shading that makes it look three-dimensional … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: November 28, 2013

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Q. I would like to give you some information regarding the recent question about Conoco Germ Processed motor oil (Sept. 12 and Oct. 24). The original refinery and world headquarters of Marland Refining Co. was founded in Ponca City, Okla., … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: November 21, 2013

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Q. This old hood ornament is from a car not known to me. I would greatly appreciate it if you could identify the ornament relative to make and year, and possibly place a value on it. — Larry Szuhy, Euless, … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: November 7, 2013

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Q. Here are some pictures of a body I have had for about 25 years. I have not been able to identify it. It has leather upholstery and door pockets in all four doors. The windshield frame is flat, like … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: October 31, 2013

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Q. We have a small Schottenring car made by Gebr Ihle Bruchsal in Germany. I can’t find much information on it. Do you have information on these cars? Any idea as to their value and rarity? I have included a … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: October 24, 2013

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Q.  Can you tell me what make and year these headlights go on? The lenses say “Monogram” and are 12 inches in diameter. — Charles L. Jordan, Qulin, Mo. A. I see several references online to Monogram Lens Corp. of … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: October 10, 2013

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Q. This is an old street scene taken in Cazenovia, Wis., in 1921. Can you or any of your readers identify the make of the vehicle in the foreground with the “U-shaped” radiator? I am not sure if it is … More »

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