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post #1306 of 1573 (permalink) Old 10-05-2017, 05:09 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous! You're scaring the hell out me though, 10 years, such patience.
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Absolutely gorgeous! You're scaring the hell out me though, 10 years, such patience.
Fear not young man...sometimes things simply take time!


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Well this is a little embarrassing (potentially). I rebuilt the steering box years ago but I am now wondering if I used the correct steering shaft (I had a spare one that I reclaimed from a broken box) and may have inadvertently used that instead of the original. Can anyone confirm whether or not the protrusion of the shaft from the base of the housing is correct for the 69 version? Oh and disregard the bearing assembly which I have not fully pressed back into the housing yet (will do so once I get confirmation that I have the correct shaft).
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Hope this helps.
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Perfect! That seems to match exactly as what I measured.
Thanks for that Brad!


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Checking more items with the steering column....I positioned the column covers and steering wheel. Does the gap between the wheel and cover shown seems excessive? or is this the norm?
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That's definitely not normal. I'll bet that it will be obvious if you put the switch stalks in.

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The screws for the covers are indexed off the cast Aluminum support housing. So either the shaft is too long...or the covers are wrong....or I have a later aluminum support housing that might be shorter by about 3/8"?....I hate mysteries sometimes.


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Is there another piece that goes between, ie. like a rubber "seal"?

[EDIT]I've checked some photos and there does not appear to be anything in between; so I wonder have you fully tightened the steering wheel nut as from memory it is on a taper and once on can be hard to remove (there are threaded holes to use to break the taper to get it off as you would know).[/EDIT]
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The screws for the covers are indexed off the cast Aluminum support housing. So either the shaft is too long...or the covers are wrong....or I have a later aluminum support housing that might be shorter by about 3/8"?....I hate mysteries sometimes.
Can the aluminium support housing be moved towards the wheel?

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Well the big gap doesn't look normal, but why don't you look at it again after you've screwed in the lower cover as well... they should lock into one another. And double check the steering wheel itself... may be it'll all come together easier than you think.

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It may have something to do with the fact that you are using a deep dished steering wheel rather than the stock '69 mkI 1750 wheel?
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Can the aluminium support housing be moved towards the wheel?

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We have a winner! You are 100% correct Pete...the holes in the bracket welded to the body that receive the bolts for the aluminum support housing are in fact very very sloppy. It will actually allow the whole support to move fore and aft by at least +/- 3/8" ....thus problem is resolved........thank you again!
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I love a happy ending :^)

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Brian,
I think it's just a temporary 'ending'!! 😃😃
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