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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:51 am 
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I'm no expert in Pre-A stuff, but this doesn't appear to be original to the early cars. I can't quite make out the numbers by the terminals ...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:50 am 
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Hi Kent,

The lower ashtray is correct for your '54 Porsche. The upper one is for a 1956-57 356A T1.

What parts are you missing for yours? It looks complete except for the snubber spring. The snubber spring on the T1 ashtray from your friend is not the same as the pre-A one. The pre-A snubber does not have the little roller on it. Spencer Harris might be able to help you with a snubber spring for the pre-A ashtray.

That's not the original ignition lock for your car. Yours originally would have been a Bosch SH/ZS 1/1 with 3 screw terminals on the back. A search in this forum will bring up lots of photos of these.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:44 pm 
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Tanks for the answer. Have got hold of the correct ignitionswitch for my car so i'm happy for that. Just wonder if this was from a 60ies 356, but think i has to be from something non porsche.
Also think the ashtray is missing only the snubber spring.. Will ask Spencer Harris. Tank you for the help.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:32 am 
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Here are a few picture of all of the switches, light sockets, fuse box, accessory socket, cigarette lighter (and one with markings) and flasher cleaned up from my 1953 coupe, 51015 for reference.
Note that the high beam indicator light socket (in the center of three) does not use either the fiber insulating shoulder washer nor the 2nd-wire ring lug found on the other two. The high beam dash hole is smaller diameter than the holes for the generator and oil indicator sockets with their shoulder washer
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:33 pm 
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Thanks for posting those photos David! All your switch gear is identical to that on my '53 coupe 50960, including the date code 4J (April 1953) on the Bosch headlight switch. The same date code can be found on the Bosch ignition lock stamped on the plastic back between the brass posts. Not surprising since our cars were finished within 2 weeks of each other.

Yours is in better-preserved shape though! Your push-button starter still has its chrome, which is very rare as that's a zinc casting just like the door handles. Very cool!

Btw, does the lower rear bodywork on your car have a raised area at the center for exhaust pipe clearance? Mine does not, but another car produced in August 1953 does. Would be nice to pin down when this changed occurred. Porsche switched from flattened exhaust pipes to round ones, and this required a raising of the center section of the rear apron for clearance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:41 pm 
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James,
Yes, the rear body lip is raised about 1" across the center for the exhaust. Maybe these body changes deserve a new thread? I've come across a few other seemingly inconsistent changes between 1952, 1953 and 1954 that I can post here or start a new thread if you think better for future reference.
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