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: February 6, 2014

Q. You asked about the Sunoco/Franklin Mint coin set (Jan. 9).  Glad to help. SERIES 1, 1968 1901 White (steamer) 1902 Studebaker (electric) 1903 Winton touring 1904 Autocar VIII 1905 Apperson B touring 1906 Franklin 1907 Locomobile racer 1908 Stanley … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 30, 2014

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Q. A friend of mine gave me this possible hood ornament. He said he thought it was off a Chevy wagon. I would like to know what year and model. Can you help me? — Gary Hilton, Torrance, Calif. A. … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 16, 2014

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Q. Years ago I read an article in a car magazine. It might have been Car Craft, as it was in the small format that they refer to as the “little pages.” It was a special issue on Model T’s. … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 9, 2014

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Q. I have an interesting antique emblem that I have been unable to identify. It comes from my father’s estate. He was born in 1912, and the story goes that he had, in his early driving years, a Stutz Bearcat … More »

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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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