This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 10-03-2007, 06:35 PM
bcomo bcomo is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 1,224
bcomo is on a distinguished road
Default Steering Wheel Puller - What Thread ???

I bought a steering wheel puller at Auto Zone to replace my detent plate -- I'm stuck on step one.

The two bolts that are with the puller are 3/8-24 and 3/8-16 . Neither of these fit the steering wheel holes.

What size are the threads in the steering wheel?
__________________
Bart
1960 Hard Top/430
Thunderbird Registry Number 1231
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2007, 09:45 PM
6TB1RD's Avatar
6TB1RD 6TB1RD is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Apr 9 2006
Posts: 382
6TB1RD is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Bart:
I believe they are 1/4-20 I thank that was what I used,

I got my gear puller at Harbor freight. Real nice set for the money It came with 3 sets of double end rods for 6 different size threads.

I also picked up a set of new lock ring pliers 8 different sizes.

Man I love that place

any way 1/4-20
__________________
George (Papa of 9)
1960 H/T :rolleyes:
Home Page http://squarebirds.org/users/6tb1rd/
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=31811
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2007, 11:23 PM
bcomo bcomo is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 1,224
bcomo is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi George:

I went back to Auto Zone and returned the one that I got. It was a combo steering wheel puller and Harmonic balancer puller -- NO GOOD. Too big and bulky, with wrong bolts, as I said.

Anyway, they had another one that was JUST a wheel puller. Much smaller, and it had the correct bolts -- they are FINE THREAD, don't know the size, but they fit.

So, I'm off to step 2 --- finally.

Thanks
__________________
Bart
1960 Hard Top/430
Thunderbird Registry Number 1231
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-04-2007, 12:41 AM
FeFranco FeFranco is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Jan 13 2007
Posts: 232
FeFranco
Default Time and Patience

That is my new slogan on doing anything with my car. My wife already knows if I say it will take one hour she doubles it. FYI, I cut my wire off on the horn ring to get it out of the way. It was no big deal to plug it back together. I also disassembled my blinker switch and did a step by step on reassembly in a previous thread. Just do a bliker switch search. Have fun!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-04-2007, 10:14 AM
6TB1RD's Avatar
6TB1RD 6TB1RD is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Apr 9 2006
Posts: 382
6TB1RD is on a distinguished road
Thumbs down I've given up on deciding the time

I have given up on telling my wife how long it will take to do something.

I've said Oh about an hour and 3 days later I'm finishing up.

I have been lucky once or twice, I said should take a couple of hours and have been done in less then 1, but that is an rare occasion.

any more it's "Ill be done when it's done, Be back soon"
__________________
George (Papa of 9)
1960 H/T :rolleyes:
Home Page http://squarebirds.org/users/6tb1rd/
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=31811
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.