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Re: Steering wheel

To: "Milo V. Kral" <kralmv@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu>
Subject: Re: Steering wheel
From: "U. Goettsch" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 12:21:25 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, Milo V. Kral wrote:
> I have a 67B that had an early style steering wheel.  I don't like these 
>wheels to begin with,  because they are so huge.  Also,  the one I had was 
>cracked in several places - it looked terrible.
> I decided to replace it with a later MGB wheel.  BUT,  the steering shaft 
>splined hole is different on later cars than early ones.  Here's how I solved 
>the problem:
> 1)  cut the hub out of the old wheel.
> 2)  machine the hub so that you are left with about 1.5" diameter sleeve with 
>splines in the center.
> 3)  buy a later model wheel.
> 4)  machine out a hole in the new wheel slightly smaller than 1.5" (can't 
>remember how small,  but it can be calculated if you know the thermal 
>coeefficent of expansion for aluminum:  see #5-7)
> 5)  place the splined sleeve in liquid nitrogen
> 6)  after the sleeve reaches -196C,  place it (using tongs and hammer of 
>course) in the new wheel hub.
> 7)  make sure it's positioned correctly because as it warms up,  you'll have 
>a press fit like you wouldn't believe.
> 8)  for added safety,  drill and tap holes for set screws.

You must REALLY like that later MGB wheel...
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