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 12, 2013

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Q. Regarding the battery protector washers mentioned recently, they are available as NAPA part number 730-2301. — Gordon May Sr., Pres., Dundee Automotive Supply, East Dundee, Ill. A. Thank you. Mr. May sent a packet of two washers, one red … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: September 5, 2013

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Q. I am the owner of a 1957 Pontiac Custom Safari, VIN K757H2913, but it appears that the engine is from a 1958 Pontiac – engine number K758H7777. The engine has a Tri-Power setup but it is difficult to adjust … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 29, 2013

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Q. A friend of mine worked at a Ford dealership that went out of business. This NOS motor came in a box marked “Cobra” on the end. Is it an electric cooling fan motor for an AC Cobra, and if … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 22, 2013

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Q. You all remember “top coating” on your new car and supposedly protecting your paint. My 1983 Mustang has the top coating that is peeling. This is primarily on the hood and trunk lid. It looks bad. Any idea how … More »

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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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