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#1 Shiloh OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 09:26 PM

Well I have now jointed the ranks of those of you who have beaten, broken, burnt and pounded the steering wheel into a pile of smoldering bits and pieces. It was not traumatic as I had already received my new wheel from Steiner and it was a perfect match. Now my question is on all of the nylon bushings and rubber grommets that are associated with the steering wheel / dash set up.... do I just find them in hardware stores and the like or is there a known supply????


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 06:56 AM

It is my understanding that most guys go they McMaster Carr for those bits and pieces that can't be saved.
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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:04 AM

i kinda remember someone using a stepped bearing at top of steering tube instead of a bushing.


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 09:49 AM

I've used the bearings from the front wheels. The 3/4" Inside diameter fits perfect on the steering shaft. I believe the O.D. of the bearing is 1-3/8". It's a little loose in the steering tube so I rolled up a thin piece of thin sheet metal to use as a shim/sleeve and so far it's been working great. Plus they won't wear out like the plastic ones. I can't remember if I got this idea from someone on here or not. (I don't want to take credit away from someone else!) By chance do you have a part number for the steering wheel you bought?


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 11:39 AM

I've used the bearings from the front wheels. The 3/4" Inside diameter fits perfect on the steering shaft. I believe the O.D. of the bearing is 1-3/8". It's a little loose in the steering tube so I rolled up a thin piece of thin sheet metal to use as a shim/sleeve and so far it's been working great. Plus they won't wear out like the plastic ones. I can't remember if I got this idea from someone on here or not. (I don't want to take credit away from someone else!) By chance do you have a part number for the steering wheel you bought?

In the Steiner catalog it is number IHS860....Serviceable steering wheel 15" diam......Some say you can find them cheaper but I usually get my shipments from Stiener in about three days and they have a return policy just in case....thanks for the bearing tip I'm going to try that....



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Posted May 15, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Speaking of using a wheel bearing for the steering column, I just bought this at Amazon for a buck 20 plus shipping ( wish I had prime now)

 

Regular Duty Flanged Wheel Bearings: 1 1/2 Flange, 3/4 I.D., 1 3/8 O.D., 150080' Bailey Hydraulics

 

Will report when I get it next week



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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Here's what I did with the bearing. You can see how I made up a thin sleeve to take out the slop.

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 04:55 PM

There is progress on the "green MF10". I got the steering wheel off. put a bearing in the shaft..did not need a shim...and started to get the green off !! The new steering wheel is from Steiner and I have used a steering shaft grommet from a cub cadet..tight but it wll work..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Shiloh, June 01, 2016 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 05:00 PM

Thank You!






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