If I keep adding correct parts to my put-together 1915, eventually it will look real enough to fool the experts.
The top steering column is one I bought at the local tractor show last summer. I figure it was on a car that sat out in the weather so it collected water that froze and produced the bulge. I found the bottom one at Chickasha last month. I think parts from the two of them will make one good 1915 steering column.
Now you will have to decide on early or late 15, bulb or magneto horn? keep the wire tube or rip it off!
After all what is your car but used parts.
Those are both late 15-17 columns. The early 15's had spark/gas rods like the 13-14 shape ,no horn tube(Brass horn)
Yes, late 15 is just right for my June car.
Some of the early 15s had the longer taper on the spark and throttle levers (same as 14). I've seen these and the later levers (like on your columns) both brass plated or painted black. Simplifies things, doesn't it?
A June 1915 car should have brass plated spark levers like this:
I don't detect any brass on the levers now, but that doesn't mean it won't be there.
I wonder whether a guy could do a little blacksmithing and make those "mouse ear" levers into the longer tapers?
Steve, will you build another car with the parts you are replacing? %0)
I think Steve should have looked harder for a true '15.
Steve, When I first saw that upper picture I thought you had found a secret to making a female steering column a "mother".
Mike: A three pound hammer and an anvil will make great "mouse ears" out of later spark/gas levers. I've done, it not hard. I don't remember if I did them hot or cold.
And i approve of building another car from the replaced parts.