I need to borrow a steering wheel

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I need to borrow a steering wheel

Post by pogo on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:05 pm

Hi.

Next weekend Im collecting a 1950s car for restoration. It is missing the steering wheel, which obviously makes moving it very difficult.

Does anyone have an old steering wheel laying around the garage I could borrow for a couple of days?

Because of the timescales, I would need to collect so fairly close to La Souterraine in Dept. 23




Thanks.




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Re: I need to borrow a steering wheel

Post by STINKY1207 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:02 pm

Hi Pogo, as long as you are not planning to drive it, but simply manoeuvre it, just clamp a largish mole grip onto the steering column spline and away you go. Worked for me some years ago. What car is it? Just being nosey. Stinky.

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Re: I need to borrow a steering wheel

Post by pogo on Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:44 am

Its a Jaguar Mk1. Pre morse car for anyone not sure.
I dont want to do that in case I damage the splines or thread.
It doesnt have and engine or box so should be light, but the steering will be heavy to dont want to ruin a good column.

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Re: I need to borrow a steering wheel

Post by STINKY1207 on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:34 am

Lovely car. Understand your caution. Good luck with your project. Stinky.



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Re: I need to borrow a steering wheel

Post by Escapee on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:46 am

Use a trolley jack under the front axle, then turn the road wheel to where you want it to go.
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Re: I need to borrow a steering wheel

Post by pogo on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:47 pm

Aha, thats it, great idea. Well done escapee. Ive had all sorts of weird and wonderful ones, but that is the one I will use.
Thanks so much everyone, if a wheel doesnt turn up, I will manage now.

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