1911, 12 steering column question

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 08:27 pm:

I am building an April or May 1911 chassis and need to know when the length of the steering column changed from 23 1/2 to 25 1/2 inches. I have the latter but don't know if its correct for an April or May 1911 car. I know the standard length for 1911 should be 23 1/2 and for 1912 25 1/2 inches. But when did the change occur?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:11 pm:

My May 19,1911 car has a 25 1/2 inch column. It is mostly unrestored.

Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 03:01 pm:

Thank you, Don, very helpful information!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mario Brossard on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 09:01 pm:

Any pictures?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:54 pm:

1911 #55276

1911 #55276


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 12:07 am:

I do have to say that this picture has exceptional lighting. The car photographs way better than reality!

Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gary hammond-Forest, Va on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 04:04 am:

Don it looks really good to me!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 07:53 pm:

Don is your engine open or closed valve?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Skille on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:12 pm:

I have a 1911 #52406 May 6th. I can check the length of mine but want to be sure I do it the same as you are. The top and bottom are different lengths, are you measuring from the center of the side. If so I will check mine in the mourning.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:17 pm:

Richard,
Closed valve.

Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:52 pm:

Don Skille, I am measuring from the top of the tube (covered by the brass collar) to the top of the flange that mounts to the firewall. See Rodda's Parts Identification Guide Vol 2 page 34. BTW is your #52406 engine closed or open valve.
Thanks for the info, Don Poffenroth!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Skille on Friday, February 02, 2018 - 12:40 am:

Richard: Using Rodda's Parts Identification Guide Vol. 2 page 34 as you suggested, my steering column is 23 1/2 inches. Mine is closed valve although open valve engines were being produced in this same time period.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mario Brossard on Friday, February 02, 2018 - 09:00 am:

Don Simply beautiful! Did you have a close picture of the column? That will be helpful for me, because I'm restoring a 1911 and I want to be sure I have the right column.

Kind regards,


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Friday, February 02, 2018 - 09:36 am:

Thank you Don, hope to see you at Bakersfield!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Friday, February 02, 2018 - 05:39 pm:

Iíll shoot a picture tomorrow.

Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mario Brossard on Monday, February 05, 2018 - 01:39 pm:

Hi Don,

Any update about the pictures?

Kind regards,


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Monday, February 05, 2018 - 09:54 pm:

Here are some pictures!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Monday, February 05, 2018 - 09:55 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Monday, February 05, 2018 - 09:56 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Monday, February 05, 2018 - 11:42 pm:

That's a nice looking column, Don.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 01:15 am:

Thanks Richard.
It is a pretty darn nice old car. Original body, metal except running boards ( I have originals) and mechanicals. Never restored, but very well maintained by the 5 previous owners including Ward Sherwood who passed it into my care.

55276 circa 1955


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Poffenroth on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 01:26 am:

Original Hayes body 8789




I have every reason to believe this car has always been mostly in one piece.history dating back to original purchaser, a banker who had it a week and sold the contraption.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Hoffer on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 06:49 am:

Mine is 23-1/2", the car was restored in the 50s from an original. Closed valve engine, November build, I think. Hope this helps. Cheers, Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mario Brossard on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 09:15 am:

Thank you Don, These picture are appreciated and are very helpful. Again your car is awesome! All the very best.


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