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 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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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 4, 2013

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Q. Back in 1973, I took my new Chevrolet to the local dealer for routine service. While working on the car, the mechanic cleaned the black carbon buildup from the throat of the carburetor. (Back then they let you watch … More »

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