For sale is a 1915 steering column with the small thin wire tube. $125.00 plus postage. Kdmks AT att.net
Hi Kim, I will take it. I need one with the wire tube. I will send you a PM. Thanks
If I may ask....what is the tube for?
Headlight switch wire
Magneto horn wire.
The small tube was for a single wire to ground through the steering column and small horn button mounted on the top of the column. When Ford changed to the shortly used combination horn button light switch about 1918, a larger wire tube was needed.
Did USA control arms change to the button ends earlier than Canadian T's? our 15/16'ns had the long ends on them still.
Reason I ask is 1 of my 16'ns is an LHD import and has the button ends like this one and later T's.
Frank, I am not sure when the spark and throttle lever ends changed, however I think it was about the middle of calendar '15 for USA cars. I have over the years had at least three of the '15/'16/'17 steering columns with the small tube for the horn wire. None of those had the earlier paddle type levers. A good friend years ago had a June '15 touring car in mostly original condition with only minor cosmetic restoration. If I recall correctly, it had the earlier paddle type levers. It also clearly had had a bulb horn originally, and no wire tube on the steering column. Several late '15s I have seen had the little button type ends on the levers.
Hope that helps some. I sure miss having some of our better experts on such details here answering such questions.
Thanks Wayne, unless I change it to RHD I can leave it as is and know that it is right.
Sold to John
Hi Kim, I sent you a PM. Thanks John Wightman