Bored and Blue, went out to shop to start tearing down my Speedex 1040, been on the platform for a year or more and not working on it. Lots of rusty bolts/nuts. I got out the Blue Wrench and just whacked most of them off, tired of banging up hands and parts on crap that is never gonna come off easy. SO.....time for steering wheel. Get the punch and start whacking at pin. Chose wrong size punch, it stuck in good. Drove the pin 1/8" out other side but is now wedged real tight. I did everything in book and some pages I wrote too to remove and it was not coming out. Even smaller punch from other side would hit it, but not move it out. Lost pactience, got Sawzall and cut the three spokes off first, then up and down a few spots on hub to releive pressure. Chisels in cuts to spread and break hub off. Not going easy at all! Finally went vertical with saw and cut in three sections and finally started to come off. Tiny metal hub center stayed there with punch in it. Out comes Blue Wrench again and off comes hub with TWO darn cuts, including the tip of my punch. Had to whack it all off with hammer, then drove remaining pin part out finally. Well, it's off for sure, but No wheel to put back on now. Who cares, something will be found. I think steering wheel mounting and dis-mounting is the work of the Devil himself. WE would have figured out a much easier to work with system, but the Devil warped all the engineer's minds and made them use PINS and metal to metal hub and shafts instead.
Patience, pretty much gone, dirty and sweaty, I came in and called it a night. Showered and ready for work tonight at 10;30. Think I'm sending G. L. Grumpy to work too, just to piss somebody off and be Fun for Me at least some of the time!
Gotta quit this game.......$%&(&%^!!!