Does anyone know if the repro brass spark and gas levers come with the necessary holes already drilled?
The ones I have came drilled on the same side so one screw shows "up" and one shows "down"when installed. These also fit the door handle levers on open cars.
The ones I got from Langs were already drilled. They worked and fit perfectly with my original arms.
Hummm, I thought you meant the accessory lever ends.
Thanks for the answers and the pictures! -Corey
Royce - did you purchase them recently ? Lang's was B.O.'d for quite some time.
That was 5 - 6 years ago.
You can make your own from 5/16" brass rods from Enco. That's what I did after returning the ones I purchased from one of the suppliers. The holes were in the wrong place for my 12. Maybe a bad batch, maybe those available now are fine, Nevertheless, I won't buy another premade set.
I got some from Lang's for my Coupelet within the past year and they fit just fine, holes and all.
Here's a pic:
The "flats" on the tapered ends are a little longer than the original ones on my '15 Touring Car, but otherwise the levers are just right.
Do the levers bend 'in' toward the dash? The unknown year column I picked up for my speedster project has levers that bend up like yours but also in toward the dash.
No, the handles are perpendicular to their length. Some of them probably were bent forward to get a better grip on the quadrant notches.
Thanks Mike...I'll have very little clearance between the levers and my dash on the speedster, so that's helpful!
I built my own using stainless and bent them forward too like Mike said. At first I quickly bent them perpendicular to length but upon a closer look at the originals they were pushed forward a bit. Feels totally different that way, you can really feel the notches in the quadrant when they are like that.