Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft - Bearing Installation Tips

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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by John Brennan » Tue May 08, 2018 4:49 pm

Excellent-- made your own slide hammer, I see. 8)
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed May 09, 2018 8:01 am

John Brennan wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Excellent-- made your own slide hammer, I see. 8)
Sorta, kinda. At first it was the vise-grip that was only sliding as I wacked it with the hammer. Then I bit down a little harder with it and gave it another go. This time the shaft moved. Yea!!!
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by John Brennan » Wed May 09, 2018 8:42 am

So, do you have it back together? As Bob Dylan would say, "How does it feeeel?"
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed May 09, 2018 9:48 am

Got it all back together last night, only to find that the battery was dead. Not sure if it's dead-dead or just in need of re-charge. Left it on the charger overnight.
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by John Brennan » Wed May 09, 2018 10:20 am

"It's only mostly dead..."
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by my8950 » Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm

I really want to do the scorpio steering column swap on mine, along with this bearing.

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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri May 11, 2018 8:33 am

my8950 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm
I really want to do the scorpio steering column swap on mine, along with this bearing.
Had I known about the bearing at the time, I certainly would have done it while the car was gutted (which clearly was the time to do the Scorpio steering column swap). But it's not that tough to do just the bearing install on a fully outfitted car. I have a spare steering shaft that perhaps I'll bring to Carlisle along with another batch of bearings. I drove the car with the bearing installed for the first time last night. It's an awesome upgrade, even more so if you're running manual steering.
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm

Just had a question about the after-market steering bearing myself and others have sold not being mounted quite level with the housing. In short, it's not an issue since it's a mild-interference fit and will shift if needed on it's own. If you want to level it up prior to install, just tap around the perimeter of the bearing to level it up with the housing. Just be sure not to hit the seal as you can damage the bearing that way.
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by my8950 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:29 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Just had a question about the after-market steering bearing myself and others have sold not being mounted quite level with the housing. In short, it's not an issue since it's a mild-interference fit and will shift if needed on it's own. If you want to level it up prior to install, just tap around the perimeter of the bearing to level it up with the housing. Just be sure not to hit the seal as you can damage the bearing that way.
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by twin turbo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 am

This is a good upgrade. it was original on Group A cars with similar bearing. But not "collapse" colum om them either, since Are only a straight shaft on them

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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 pm

my8950 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm
I really want to do the scorpio steering column swap on mine, along with this bearing.
I have a loose scorpio column around here someplace. Make me an offer. Or maybe trade for some xr goodies.
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft - Bearing Installation Tips

Post by reddy2300 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:52 pm

Great. Another mod. What's the advantage of the Scorpio column?
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft

Post by my8950 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 pm

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 pm
my8950 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm
I really want to do the scorpio steering column swap on mine, along with this bearing.
I have a loose scorpio column around here someplace. Make me an offer. Or maybe trade for some xr goodies.
Says Columbus, but where are you located? Or PM me and we can do details....

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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft - Bearing Installation Tips

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:59 am

reddy2300 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Great. Another mod. What's the advantage of the Scorpio column?
Scorpio column has adjust lever.
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Re: Accidentally shortened Steering Shaft - Bearing Installation Tips

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 am

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