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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Help requested: Can you identify these airplane wheels?
« on: February 19, 2011, 09:33:16 AM »

We've received a request for help in identifying some airplane wheels used in the construction of a custom car.   The caption in the first photo seems to say that the car was constructed in 1934.

You may contact John directly: call 217-734-9400 or email him:

motorcarinvestments@gmail.com

Auto Puzzles Forum thread about the 1935 Harris FWD Speedster.














LTM,

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Jeff Lange

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Re: Help requested: Can you identify these airplane wheels?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 10:09:55 AM »

Wow- Nasty, heavy looking things those are! But also quite unique construction. The right person will undoubtably pop up with the answer.
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James G. Stoveken

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Re: Help requested: Can you identify these airplane wheels?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 10:17:22 AM »

The wheels look like they have been media blasted and are heavily pitted.  My impression is that these are steel and would be too heavy for an aircraft application.  
  
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John Yasenko

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Re: Help requested: Can you identify these airplane wheels?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 12:02:34 PM »

The car pictured is the 1935 Harris fwd Speedster.
A rough and incomplete story (1/4)th is at this link.
http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=11958.0

A web site is being formed at this time, we are getting ready to download and organize 400 pages and 75 pictures not seen at the autopuzzles.com site at this time;
http://harrisspeedster.com/Harris2.php

The wheels are actually quite light weight, 6lbs.
They are 12 inch diameter rims.
Yes, they are in rough shape, but original.

We read, in one of the known  22 national magazine articles, that the front wheels were form an early airplane.

We do hope that someone has wheels like these >>> or knows someone that does.

We do appreciate your time and help in our research.
"""We would pay dearly for 5 wheels."""

This Futuristic car in time is being renovated at this time and has to be to a Invitational standard.
Thank you,
John
Nebo Illinois
217-734-9400
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