I've gotten the photos on my disk drive of the car. If anyone wants to
take a look, I'll e-mail them to each person direct. There are 5 photos
in JPG format. Let me know if you'd like the photos.
I recently bought this car and am trying to find out if there is any =
appreciable history. It MAY have been a race car, but I'm not sure.
It may have been just a joy-rider on the street. However, the wheels
are fitted with knock-offs (Dayton) and there is a mechanic's air pump
to keep pressure in the gas tank which, to me points the way to a
possible race car. If anyone has any ideas or knowledge, I'd certainly
appreciate any help. Depending upon what I discover, I'll either
restore it back to original condition, OR if there is no historical
significance, probably modify it to fit and use it as a "Speedster".
Mount Vernon WA 98273 USA
Year/model: 1926 race(?) car.
Nameplate: Shop-made aluminum nameplate (1/2" x 4-1/2") embossed with =
"FRIEDRICKENSHAFT SPE" and affixed to engine side of wooden firewall
Front spindles: Cast mark: W-M-Co 1484K
Engine: Cast mark: 346705 C46 (C46 is March 4, 1926) =
Stamped mark: 2462477
Radiator: Brass radiator. Tagged: "Manufactured by Maqo Radiator Co.
New London Conn."
Starter: Delco Remy Stamped mark: 1107056 G2? Cast housing: Stamped
mark: H34 2KJ68
Rear axle: Rather narrow design with central vertical split case,
torque tube design. Stamped mark: 26940 Cast mark: 1 H26-H26
Bell housing: Cast mark: 345418 11
Distributor: Remy, Anderson, Indiana Stamped mark: Model 374A Serial
Wheels: 20" wire wheels with 6 pin-lock, split-rim design. Two "Dayton"
knock-offs with left-hand thread, two shop-made for driver=92s side. 4
wheels + spare.
Tires: Goodyear 4.50/4.75/5.00 x 20 inch.
Front hubs: Cast mark: 6368, "D" within a circle (Dayton?)
Transmission: Assumed 3-speed Chevrolet of the era. Torque tube drive
Brakes: Hydraulic rear brakes only. No hand brake.
Instrument panel: Delco speedo/odometer; speedometer is horizontal-drum
style. Misc. newer gauges.
Gas Tank: Shop-made, all brass construction.
Dimensions: 83" wheelbase, approx. 64" tread.
Overall construction: Generally crude construction, stock appearing
engine with 1926(?) Chevy single exhaust-port head. Wheelbase may have
been shortened at a later date.
Prior owner: Ted Krisher
Marshall WI =
Ted bought the car in 198? From ________ in Chicago. It was sitting in
a garden shed for _____years. Color was blueish white with orange
chassis and firewall. No other history of the car is known.