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PostSubject: Steering wheel   Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:41 am

HArbor freight makes this puller and sells for $9.99. I bought one this week. Eastwood makes repair kits for your wheel if you want to try yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering wheel   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:25 am

Everybody that ever works on a car needs a steering wheel puller, they sure come in handy, You can also use them for a harmonic balencer also, that is where I use mine the most.

I broke my origenal steering wheel while drasg racing, guess it took off so fastit just broke. As you all probly know I am not a putest, so I bought me a real nice after market for 300.00 I love it and it is smaller , Don't need that big ol wheel for racing, Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: Steering wheel   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:53 am

Yea. When I was a kid I had to pull a few and had no puller. Made up things and drilled holes to get them off. Hit myself in the forehead once trying to beat one off with a hammer. The all around tool. Hee! Hee! So much easier when you have the tool. Prob made in China but for the couple of times most hobby people are going to use it it will do the job.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering wheel   Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:18 pm

Reminds me of something I had happen back in the seventies-

My first car was a '56 Chebby [sorry for spoiling your day, Bob] and there was a guy in Detroit parting out a '55, and I needed a lot of parts. He was located in a really bad part of town, and being from a 98% caucasian area I was a bit concerned.

No worries. the fellow parting the car out was one of the nicest guys I met in a long time! He lent me some tools I needed, but did not have a steering wheel puller. He told me the trick was to grab both sides of the wheel, put my feet against the dash, and pull as hard as I could to get it off.

Well, I tried this, the wheel was looser than I thought, it came right off, and tossed me back over the front seat topsy turvy! Just then I looked up, and the seller's mother started busting up laughing, and I couldn't help but to do the same. She invited me in for lunch, and then I finished with the car.

He only charged me $25 for the sack of parts that I bought from him too.

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PostSubject: Re: Steering wheel   Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:15 pm

Hee! Hee! You know John you bring back a memory for me just a couple of years back. I decided I was going to do a little dirt track racing again. Drew the pole. Coming down the front stretch to the green flag and I droped the hammer and grabed the wheel. Steering wheel came off in my hands as I had forgot to give it a couple of pulls after I got strapped in and set the steering wheel. My eyes must of been as big as silver dollars as I had no control of the car heading into turn one with the pack breathing down my neck. I hit the brakes. We always had the left front tight and the right front disconnected. Pulled me right into the guard rail.


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PostSubject: Re: Steering wheel   Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:34 pm

Dang John and Jim both great stories, I have or had three good heavy duty pullers I should call mins a harmonic balencer puller because I don't pull a steering wheel that much. But they are a must when yuouneed one. Beats the old technique John is talking about.

Mine was about the same way but I can;t tell you how I done it, It has been a long time but you have to figure out a way to giver the end of the shast with the nut flujsh and whak it with a big hammer, But the puller works a whole lot better.

Las time I pulled a balencer off it was in the car and getting it back on far enough to get the crankshaft bolt started I whnacked it with a big shot hammer and someway I had my thumb in there and it owed a lot. Very Happy

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