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: 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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Q&A with Kit Foster: October 3, 2013

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Q. Some months ago, Thomas Kendall from St. John, Wash., asked about a Diana car. This piqued my interest because I am aware of such a car. I worked with Ted Lindenberg, the owner of this Diana, for many years. … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: September 26, 2013

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Q. My 1969 Olds Cutlass convertible seems to have a different deal in the dashboard. Every other similar car I’ve looked at has vents there. It appears to be factory. I have had people from the Olds Club look at … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: September 19, 2013

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Q. I have a car bumper from the 1920s that I cannot identify. No one at the Iola Car Show knew what it was, either. “The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942” shows very few cars with a bumper. It … More »

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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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