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: 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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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 6, 2013

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Q. I know someone out there can tell me the brand on the car that belonged to the headlight ring on the right of this picture. I found it in my friend’s garage and it’s driving me nuts. The ring … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 30, 2013

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Q. I recently bought an old car trunk at an estate auction. I really don’t know anything about trunks, but bought it because I thought it was neat. It has a manufacturer label on the front, but I can’t make … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 23, 2013

Q. Regarding Glenn Simmons’ trouble with falling sun visors on his Cadillac Allanté (Q&A March 28), I have had this problem also. I found that if you drill a hole next to the rod, close to the end of the … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 16, 2013

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Q. I am looking for any information about the Murty Four-Wheel Drive Company. My wife and I have a 1948 Dodge half-ton truck woodie that was retro-fitted with Dodge Power Wagon running gear when it was new by the Murty … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 9, 2013

Q. I realize that you are concerned with problems with older cars, but I’m hoping you would let some of your experts give advice on my current problem. I now drive a 2004 Lincoln Town Car. I have a minor … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 2, 2013

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Q. A friend has this badge, but we have had no luck with its identification. Is it possibly from an old auto, truck or fire truck radiator shell? It measures about 2-1/2 inches high and 1-1/2 inches across. The background … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 25, 2013

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Q. I have set of old wooden spoke wheels that I cannot identify. I have looked at hundreds of pictures of old wheels and cannot find a match. I’m just wondering if anyone here would be able to identify them. … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 18, 2013

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Q. In answer to Ron Durkey of Clintonville, Wis., (March 7 Q&A), the rings belong on the rear fender spear of a 1956 Cadillac. See the accompanying photo of my Cadillac. There were nine rings per side, all of them … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 11, 2013

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Q. This is a picture of my uncle from many years ago. Can you help me identify his car? Also, who deals in under-dash hi-fis from the 1960s? — William H. Gunter, Stuart, Va. A. Your uncle’s car is a … More »

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