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PostSubject: Installing the Steering column???   Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:27 pm

I am installing the steering shaft and want to make sure I have it right the first time. Rolling Eyes

Both housings seem to be the same inside so it should work, if I can get it together right.

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This is the parts that I took out last year and strung on a wire in order. I hope.

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I think I drop the concave piece and the spring on the rod first, sleeve/housing, the split piece and spring on top??? The nut I know goes on top of the wheel.

There is also a long black wire that hooks to the horn piece and down through the center but where does it go after that. scratch
Please confirm or correct me. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:45 pm

Chrissy your right on the spring and washer parts etc....the horn wire goes straight through the steering box and comes out and connects to the wiring loom of the horn. Mine had male and female connectors so i couldnt go wrong.

Just make sure you have the wiring 'block' sticking out of the steering column when you install cos its hard to get out if left in there!!
There should be a clamp on the bottom of the steering column before you put it over the shaft. Its easier to have the clamp on before you slide it down.
I will take some pics for you tonight Chrissy when I get home unless someone beats me to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:42 pm

Thanks Jason!! I forgot all about the clamp that goes on the bottom. I also forgot I need to fix my dust covers before I can install this part. Do both dust covers go inside the firewall???

When I dumped the clamp out of the jar I found some more parts in with it. I remember removing the small bolts...but not what I remover them from. I even have new cotter pins in the jar for them. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:41 pm

those pins are either from the parking brake or the brake pedal assembly I beleive.Did you convert your car to power steering Christina?
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:03 am

Thanks Carlos! I think you are right about the pins going to the hand brake. Which means I have it in wrong. Embarassed

The only power in my car is under the hood. Very Happy I changed the gas pedal to one with a cable. It is easier to instal. There was no room for all the linkage of the old one.

I didn't like the look of the shifter on the column so Steve/Thunder truck sent me this one. The shifter is on the floor now. Don't give up on me...she WILL pull her self out of this garage one day. Soon I hope. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:43 pm

Yes chrissy the rubber dust covers go on the inside firewall first before to slide down the column. the pins are from you park brake handle.
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:00 pm

you will get it chrissy we all know you can do it and we are all here for you Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:04 am

but Chrissy

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:00 pm

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Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz


Thats a good one Rick! Ha LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:56 pm

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Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz


Thats a good one Rick! Ha LOL!
Now Jase you are calling Jim Rick!!!!!!!!! I had got chewed out enough for calling him Bill Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:58 pm

I had a cousin 's colum nut holding the steering wheel on , was stripped and he used a pr of Vice grips for a steering wheel. That was o a 49 Mercury:)

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:41 pm

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I had a cousin 's colum nut holding the steering wheel on , was stripped and he used a pr of Vice grips for a steering wheel. That was o a 49 Mercury:)

ive heard stories like this before bob i cant even imagine trying that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:43 pm

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Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz


Thats a good one Rick! Ha LOL!

Jase how can you not remember Jims name??? You remember Chaneys name and he only post on here once even 2 months scratch Just teasing Jase i am one of the worse when it comes to remembering names and thats the truth
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:28 am

58plym wrote:
sajase57 wrote:
Arnie1964 wrote:
Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz


Thats a good one Rick! Ha LOL!
Now Jase you are calling Jim Rick!!!!!!!!! I had got chewed out enough for calling him Bill Hee! Hee!

Sorry Jim.......Got fat fingers and dont type well anymore (yeah I'll just blame that!) LOL
Thanks for the heads up Boys!!!
Id forget my own name I think if my wife wasnt around yelling at me so much!!
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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:34 am

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Yes chrissy the rubber dust covers go on the inside firewall first before to slide down the column. the pins are from you park brake handle.

Thanks again Jason. We've had a lot of rain and thunder the last couple days so I've been stuck inside getting the steering wheel ready for paint. Hoping I will get to use it soon. Can't believe you guys have brought me this far along. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:39 am

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Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz




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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:50 am

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Chrissy be very careful when you install the column. These cars have been known to end up with a loose nut behind the wheel. Razz


Thats a good one Rick! Ha LOL!


Laughing Don't encourage him Jason. Jim Rick gets me laughing so hard it hurts.

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:52 am

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Thank you EvilStretch! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:55 am

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Thanks Joe. That's what keeps me going. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:00 am

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I had a cousin 's colum nut holding the steering wheel on , was stripped and he used a pr of Vice grips for a steering wheel. That was o a 49 Mercury:)


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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:42 am

Not is not the best or worst of it he would have his steering wheel just pushed on , no nut and he would hand it to you while he was moving down the road. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Installing the Steering column???   Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:34 am

How did you end up christine? Did you get it all together?
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