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[Healeys] Stator Tube & Trafficator Question

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Subject: [Healeys] Stator Tube & Trafficator Question
From: "Curt/Nancy Arndt" <cnaarndt@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 08:44:56 -0700

I agree with Alan Seigrist that if you have an adjustable steering wheel,
you will now have to try to pull the stator tube out of the steering box,
which is not easy.

On the adjustable steering setup, there are essentially two stator tubes,
the longer one which protrudes from the steering box and the shorter
adjustable one that is attached to the trafficator.   The problem is that
the longer stator tube is not long enough to extend out of the steering
wheel end once it has been pushed up into the steering box.  You now have
nothing to grab on to to either pull it completely out or to line up to push
it back through the steering box.  Once it is up in there it tends to become
misaligned with the hole at the end of the steering box and it is a royal
pain to try to get it out.  I almost made this same mistake last week until
Roger Moment reminded me to leave the jam and olive nut in place.

Bottom line is that there is really no reason too remove the jam and olive
nut on this setup since you will avoid the problem you are now
encountering.  Just pull the trafficator and short stator tube out together
as a unit and leave the long stator tube locked in place.


Curt Arndt
Carlsbad, CA
'55 BN1, '60 AN5 :{) '72 RWA Midget, '06 Mini Cooper S- Hide quoted text -

On 9/23/07, AAHealeyguy@aol.com <AAHealeyguy@aol.com> wrote:
> Hi gang,   I have a 1957 100/6 BN4 and recently rebuilt the trafficator
> and
> replaced it into the steering cloumn.   My problem is re-installing the
> olive
> on the stator tube at the other end of the steering column.   Is the
> stator
> tube supposed to stick out of the end plate nipple just a litte, so that I
> can
> insert the olive onto it??  It does not on mine.
> I installed the olive into the nipple hole (that the stator tube was not
> sticking out of) then installed and tightened the nut...... and
> munched/crushed
> the olive.  Had to buy a new one.
> I was told that I need to install the olive onto the end of the stator
> tube.
> I cannot seem to get the stator tube to protrude out the end of the end
> plate
> nipple.   Any suggestions or what might I be doing wrong.     And  YES my
> steering box oil just pours out.
> Thanks for any input.
> Gerry K (in San Diego)
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