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: August 15, 2013

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Q. At first glance, one would assume this license plate topper to represent Flying A gasoline. However, I can only find stylized feathers and either red and white colors, or have heard of red and gold colors “two known.” I’m … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 8, 2013

Q. I have a question about my 1969 Buick Riviera. I was told it was a totally original car when I bought it 10 years ago, and have seen no reason to doubt that. I overhauled the motor five years … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 1, 2013

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Q. I just purchased this item at a yard sale for $5. The guy at the yard sale said it was from a 1949-’50 Cadillac. Now I think I know what it is (a seat track?) and it looks NOS … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 25, 2013

Q. Regarding the picture of an old engine block in the June 20 issue, it’s a 1920-ish Buick six-cylinder with overhead valves and roller lifters. I rebuilt one of these engines before and have the tools to remove the valve … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 18, 2013

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Q. Recently a friend said to me that he was going to paint his rims. I asked him why he was not going to paint the entire wheel. He said that was what he was going to do. I guess … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 11, 2013

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Q. In the June 20 Q&A, Burke Ewing said the warning light on his 1984 Mercury came on at high speeds. I would suggest that Mr. Ewing install an oil pressure gauge on this car. I had a Ford van … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: July 4, 2013

Q. I have recently acquired a nice barn find. Unfortunately, the glass-belted radial tires have taken a permanent set from sitting in one place for 20 years, resulting in that old thump-thump-thump going down the road. Aside from that, the … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 27, 2013

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Q. Last fall I purchased two auto-related items at an antique fair. They look to be tooling for automobile parts. Maybe some of your readers would know more about them and how they were used. The first measures about 14 … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 20, 2013

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Q. I have a 1984 Mercury Grand Marquis automobile with only 63,000 miles on it. It has small picture indicators that light up when there is a problem, rather than gauges in the dashboard. About six months ago, the small … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 13, 2013

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Q. I have a 1991 Cadillac DeVille, but I cannot find the problem with the heater. I’ve had it to three shops. They tried the blend air door part and the programmer. These were used parts from a junk yard, … More »

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