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hi all, my grandfather and I have acquired back my great grandfathers 29 erskine after years of trying, we are in the process of getting it on the road again. My question is, if anyone on here knows how to remove the headlamp, spark advance and throttle levers so I can pull the steering wheel off and replace it as it is all cracked up. 

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Get in touch with Studerex.

It requires removing the entire steering column from the car, then the tubes inside of the column.

I helped him one time with one of these. It's not hard, but patience helps. none of it comes apart from the top.

Jeff

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The steering wheel can be rebuilt of course. You can use a filler in the cracks. The only trouble is the Bakelite has probably absorbed quite a lot of body oil from drivers'  hands, which might prevent the filler sticking to it so the crack might reappear.

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Thanks all for the reply’s, the old steering wheel is also cracked and flaking in the middle causing it to grab the levers when it is rotated, I have acquired another steering wheel that is in mint shape so will just replace it. I’m going to pull the whole colum out and do it on the work bench as the tranny and engine are out of the car being rebuilt anyway making it easy. Pretty amazing old car to work on, the old girls lights all still worked after not being turned on for 70 years

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great looking car.  great story being in the family.  where are you from?

the best thing I did was get the service manual and parts manual reprints of ebay,  I actually get more use out of the parts manual.  then get an original owners manual, it you don't already have one, theres a couple on ebay as well.

terry

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I was through Manor several times in the 60's driving my Grandfathers Regina built Pontiac going from Melita Manitoba to Moose Jaw.  I didn't know it then but my future wife's grandparents had moved to Forget, Northwest Territories, from Quebec in the 1890's.  My Grandfather lived in Moosomin, North West Territories in the 1880's, worked in a livery stable and drove people all over what was to become southeastern Saskatchewan in 1905.

Good  luck with your restoration.  Hope you have many years of fun with your Great-Grandfathers car.

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Oh wow that’s pretty neat, my great great grandfather also came from Quebec with his family in a box car smuggling the children as they could not afford tickets for them. They came with an ox, some lumber and built a sod house, that homestead  is still in the family. My grandfather as a boy (on the right) in front of the old erskine 

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