The Allis 416S I picked up a short while back was missing the steering wheel. I got to scrounging through some things and found a wheel from a Craftsman. I remembered I had the shaft for it, so I decided to use this as a temporary fix. I had been using a short piece of 5/16" rod to steer it with when I got it running. This will work much better.
Here's what I had to adapt to:
This is the Sears wheel and shaft:
I took a 3" piece of 1" tube and split it. Kept going until it fit the 3/4" shaft nicely. Welded it back together:
Drilled a 5/16" hole through to attach it:
Cut the sears shaft to fit in and welded that together:
And here is the result. The wheel is 1" higher than 'stock', but I think it will work until a proper wheel can be found.
I will give the adapter a coat of paint this weekend to hold off rust. May even squirt the wheel.