Broken shifter in my '64

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Blanco, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Blanco

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    Ok, I placed the wheel in place tonight & see there is nothing at all left for the new nut to hold onto. :(

    So if I'm gonna have to swap it out, is there a safer one to swap it to in case of accident?
    Is it worth swapping in a tilt wheel?

    & FYI, I do have power steering.


    Should I start a new thread asking about this?
     
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  2. davis

    davis In Maximum Overdrive

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    i'll dig for that business card.

    its on my desk somewhere.
     
  3. Blanco

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    Sounds like that desk, might look like mine. LOL! :p
     
  4. davis

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    blanco,
    found a couple.
    CJ Automotive
    5909 Firestone blvd
    south gate, CA 90280
    562-806-6464
    powersupply5909@aol.com

    i had a note on the back for $90 core for my 67 steering box.
    name was George.
    710 fwy @ firestone
    and open saturdays 9-2.

    the other
    Quality Steering Parts
    760-752-1766
    San Marcos, CA

    both do steering boxes, rack and pinion, power steering pumps.

    i have yet to get my 67 box rebuilt. other issues to take care of first.

    keep us posted.
     
  5. Blanco

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    Thanks! :)
     
  6. Blanco

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    I was thinking about a mickey mouse thing that would be super cheap & easy.... :eek:

    Could I just drill a hole through the shaft & use a bolt or some sort of pin to keep the wheel in place & drive it like that?
    I might have a little play?
    But that would always keep me remembering it is just a temp fix & when I find a deal on a good column replace it correctly.
     
  7. burninbush

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    Well ... if you are willing to go that far, then do it right: tap the wheel down firmly onto the splines and run a weld bead around the top. IOW, weld the wheel's hub onto the shaft. You might then later be able to remove it with a grinder. Try not to set the car on fire.
     
  8. Blanco

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    I suppose that would work as well..... :confused:
     
  9. ribald1

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    If you actually weld the wheel to the column, as opposed to sticking some weld bead on the surface. you will play hell ever getting it off, and it won't be in one piece.
    If you want to do something temporary, you would be better off welding the nut on, as that is something you could split and grind off.
     
  10. As Is '66

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    Decissions ~ Decissions...
    What to do???
    I wanna drive my Ranchero!!!
    I`ll do whatever it takes!!!
    Good Luck on this endeavor Blanco...
     
  11. Blanco

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    Sounds like the best idea yet!
    It's only because I'm broke & have no money at the current time.
     
  12. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    I know the feeling Mr. Blanco, things on my agenda have a list of prioity to fall into line fer completion...
    It has always been thattaway and I`m used ToIt,
    66

    I`ve got it badd too ~ I wanna drive my Ranchero!!!!!
     
  13. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    I think I`ll get somebody to pull me & Rusty around the property with the tractor!!! :D
     
  14. Blanco

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    LOL!
    Great visual, picture yelling Weeeeeee!
     
  15. davis

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    you may also be able to use aluminum/brass tubing from a hobby shop for that "special tool"

    do not cut wires.

    draw a schematic of the wire connections on the blocks. red wire, top left etc. etc.

    it will help when installing. and if you get a new switch harness, note new wire colors.
    i've found old and new switch harnesses are not quite the exact color codes. also found the shop manual to be slightly different too.

    it helps to take notes.
     

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