Jul 01 2010

1916 Franklin Roadster

I have started writing on my blog again.  I will not go into the reasons why, but it was for a very good reason, which I will as for now keep private. 

So, I guess I have a lot of catching up to do.  I am going to try and add about two or three enteries a day until caught up…..

  July 1, 2010

Tim Coil a neighbor friend stopped by in is 1916 Franklin roadster.  What a cool car.  Wood frame, and it has an AIRCRAFT Franklin engine in it. 

The engine has no valve covers

So you have to oil the valves regularly with your trusty oil can which is conveniently located under the airbox cover.

The engine is air cooled with a fan on the crank shaft to “updraft” cool the engine.   

Very interesting car for sure.