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Re: WCSTA -06- 56 T1

#31 Post by Harlan Halsey » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:01 pm

The wiring loom and the hard brake lines are all installed. I put two couplers in the long front to back brake line so that the main run is straight and the curvy pieces could be fabricated outside the car. (I'm using an Eastwood brake line DIN bubble flare swager.) The lights are all mounted. The headliner is in place and the Dynamat is installed.
IMG_0182 Front view June 12 2018.jpg
IMG_0183 Rear View June 6 2018.jpg

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#32 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:10 pm

We've made a little more progress, The carpeting and the rear panels are in:
IMG_0223 1 3 2018 Rear Upholstry.jpg

and the seats re installed:
IMG_0221 1 3 2018 Seats In.jpg

a new shift linkage coupler has been fabricated and is installed as is the pedal cluster, the brake cylinder, and the throttle/hand throttle unit. Wiper motor, dashboard wiring, and steering box and column are next.These cars had a fresh air vent in the fender well. I don't have any of the parts for these so I may just blank them off.

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#33 Post by Brad Ripley » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:03 am

Here you will find the air vent assy https://www.stoddard.com/nla-571-011-01.html.html

looks like so:
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#34 Post by Brad Ripley » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:10 am

Just now I see Jesse Rodriguez offering these in the Classifieds: https://porsche356registry.org/classifieds/24362

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#35 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:30 pm

Thank you Brad,
I have contacted Jesse and they're on the way.

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#36 Post by Bill Oldham » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:39 pm

Looked up Jesse's ad and read this: "Fresh air pulls-vents. Standard equipment for cars 1955-1959, including Convertible Ds. Also for some Roadsters with black knobs. All original parts and knobs, except the rubber/foam gaskets purchased from Stoddard. Chrome pieces restored to concours quality by Christensen Plating. Restored to concours quality and ready to install. "
Vents on some Roadsters? This is news. My 60 roadster does not have them (the sheet metal is absent the necessary holes). Does anyone know which serial number roadsters got them? (TUB BLUE is SN 88139)

These little vents don't offer much air, but any air would be welcome. Maybe they did a measurement and found out that the air coming thru the vents was negligible compared to that leaking around the doors etc. :P

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#37 Post by Harlan Halsey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 am

There is a problem with the steering shaft-it is too long, placing the steering wheel too far from the dash.
This car has the VW steering box, not the ZF. Looking in my A parts manual I see both boxes but no mention of a corresponding different steering shaft. (The manual does show a 25mm shorter shaft for Carreras.) Does anybody have an idea of whats going on here? Could this be a B shaft? The shaft has the two slip rings which match up with the two brush holders on the column so I could just shorten the lower end, but I'd like to know what's going on first.

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#38 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 am

The B shaft has a completely different spline.

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#39 Post by Norm Miller » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 pm

[quote="Harlan Halsey"]There is a problem with the steering shaft-it is too long, placing the steering wheel too far from the dash.
This car has the VW steering box, not the ZF. Looking in my A parts manual I see both boxes but no mention of a corresponding different steering shaft. (The manual does show a 25mm shorter shaft for Carreras.)

Harlan,

My 59 Carrera had the shorter shaft such that my knuckles nearly rubbed the dash pad. I liked it as I'm tall.
I have a 56 in restoration currently and will measure the shaft and send it (measurement) to you.
It is Sahara beige with green interior. should be a nice combo.
Original Beige/black.
The steering column should be able to slide up/down about 50mm but only if the contact rings are in the envelope. ??

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#40 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:38 am

"The steering column should be able to slide up/down about 50mm but only if the contact rings are in the envelope. ??"
But the shaft won't move.

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#41 Post by Norm Miller » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:04 pm

Vic Skirmants wrote:"The steering column should be able to slide up/down about 50mm but only if the contact rings are in the envelope. ??"
But the shaft won't move.
Moving the column, was only to accommodate a shaft of different length.
 

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#42 Post by Norm Miller » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:05 pm

Harlan Halsey wrote:There is a problem with the steering shaft-it is too long, placing the steering wheel too far from the dash.
This car has the VW steering box, not the ZF. Looking in my A parts manual I see both boxes but no mention of a corresponding different steering shaft. (The manual does show a 25mm shorter shaft for Carreras.) Does anybody have an idea of what's going on here? Could this be a B shaft? The shaft has the two slip rings which match up with the two brush holders on the column so I could just shorten the lower end, but I'd like to know what's going on first.
Harlan,
I've measured the shaft from 55968 Coupe '56.
It is 99cm or a bit under 39" end to end. Longer than a VW shaft.
This is an original one owner car with no mods.
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Re: WCSTA -06- 56 T1

#43 Post by Harlan Halsey » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm

That's the same length as mine. So I measured some cars, minimum distance back of wheel to dash pad:
'58 Convertible D, 3 1/2"; '59 Carrera, 2 3/16", '63 SC; 1 1/2". So I shortened the shaft by 25mm for a 2 1/2" target for the '56. The shaft machines and TIG welds beautifully.

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