I am in the process of fitting a steering column in a 1911 Torpedo Open Runabout and need dimension of the frame to dashboard bracket. Specifically the vertical distance from the car frame to the two holes that attach the bracket to the dashboard.
Art, they are about 7 7/8" from the frame to the center of the top hole. Second hole is 5" lower. All 4 holes are 3/8". Not 5/16" dia that I figured they'd be. These are 3/8" dia. This is an early Open torpedo with 6 rivet rear and one piece spindles. Open Valved engine.
The lower hole of the steering column is the same as the top hole of the Firewall mounts.
Thanks Joseph, I appreciate your help.
I'm pretty sure the torpedo brackets are different than the touring car.
Larry, yes you are correct that the dash bracket that attached to the frame and supported the wooden firewall was unique to the 1911 Torpedo and 1911 Open Roadsters, but it bolted to the same holes in the frame used for the firewall brackets for the normal tourings etc. Ref the posting about 1911 Torpedo and Open Runabouts at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/395252.html?1382363916 The steering column and the bracket that attached the steering column to the frame were also unique. And John Regan commented “…steering column and dash mounting brackets …shared the top hole of the dash bracket with one of the steering column flange bolts. What is interesting is that in order to get the steering column and dash bracket BOTH onto that same bolt, the original dashes had that ONE bolt hole much larger in OD than the other 3 steering column flange bolt holes.” That is from the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/45415.html?1200439985
Frame but does not show the dash bracket holes http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/FPIframe.pdf
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