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scott12180

Gemmer Steering used on Franklin

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Could someone tell me what was the model of the Gemmer steering box that Franklin used . . . and that we have rebuild kits for?

Pierce Arrow used Gemmer for 1929 and 1930. Anyone know what that model box was?

A friend has a 1929 Stearns-Knight with Gemmer steering and I'm trying to help him find a rebuild kit.

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Scott - I think the Franklin box is a #205. The Pierce box is a #215 - same as Stutz. If a #205 kit is needed, Dick Pratt had these made on the original Gemmer equipment and he is sold out, I believe. But there are likely some sets floating on shelves that were never installed. For the #215 box, I believe John Cisak has machined some worms (at very high cost). Go the Pierce Arrow forum and you can find the info. I cannot find interchange data for the Stearns-Knight, but would guess that they used the #215 box.

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The Franklin box kits are for the gemmer box #20500. Franklin also used a box #34000on some latter models. This box does not have a kit as of yet.

These kits can be made for ANY gemmer box but it requires a donor box that will be lost forever with the factory for sample. Then an order for 50 kits with money up front. There is some very difficult international shipping logistics that can add a few thousand dollars in shipping. I did this up front with the franklin club ands when it was all over the cost came in under $500.00 per kit but took 2 1/2 yeas to complete the project. So if any clubs want to get together and come up

with the resources I would be willing to work with you. Just remember this is a all in commitment once the process is started and after 2 years you start to feel like it will never happen and investors get inpatient.

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