Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum  

Go Back   Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum > General Forums > Tech Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-24-2012, 10:36 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
Steering column

I need to do some brainstorming with you. I have a new Ididit steel tilt column. It is 2" diameter. The stock Ford column is 2 1/4" diameter. I need to find a clever way to shim the stock under dash mount. I need a material that is 1/8" thick that can be easily formed to take up the extra space. Any ideas? I was thinking about some 1/8" thick aluminum as one option.
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2012, 05:26 AM
falcon cobra falcon cobra is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kirkland
Posts: 602
patrick, I ran into the same problem with mine and I used a hunk of a timing belt from a 2.3 pinto type motor and it worked great and still have some if you need.....jh
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-25-2012, 05:39 PM
BadBird's Avatar
BadBird BadBird is offline
Paid Chapter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek
Posts: 1,075
Steering column

Pat, I used the stock support and the Ididit steering column came with some steel half round shims about a 1/4" thinck that fit inside the original support to take up the space. This picture doesn't show it very well. Let me know if you want another picture. Larry
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN6132.jpg (184.5 KB, 13 views)
__________________
Larry Smith
1964 Futura
347 stroker


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-25-2012, 10:17 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
I better look in the box and see if there are some shims.

The timing belt is an interesting idea.
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2012, 12:57 PM
falcon cobra falcon cobra is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kirkland
Posts: 602
Also the belt works like a insulator and its close to 1/8th thick ....jh
__________________

Last edited by falcon cobra; 08-22-2012 at 04:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-26-2012, 11:01 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
I looked in the box. No shims. I'll call Ididit in the morning and see if they can send me something. Otherwise I may go with the timing belt.

Larry -- what length column do you have? I ordered a 30" unit based on a couple of threads on TFFN
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-27-2012, 09:35 AM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
I called Ididit. They sell a shim kit for $5. I ordered one.
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-27-2012, 03:12 PM
doghows's Avatar
doghows doghows is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sequim
Posts: 2,112
Off topic a bit but Larry what did you use for a gas pedal??
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-28-2012, 05:13 PM
BadBird's Avatar
BadBird BadBird is offline
Paid Chapter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek
Posts: 1,075
Steering column

I bought a unit/kit from Lokar. It has the linkage for the forward side of the firewall that goes up to the carb. I believe I bought it off of ebay. I like it, and it fits around all the crap down below. Larry

http://www.classicperform.com/tech_a...It/FloorIt.htm
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN6131.jpg (169.1 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6387.jpg (177.1 KB, 15 views)
__________________
Larry Smith
1964 Futura
347 stroker


Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-30-2012, 07:36 AM
doghows's Avatar
doghows doghows is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sequim
Posts: 2,112
Thanks Larry, I like it because it doesn't show all the linkage. Sorry for the hijack Patrick..
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-02-2012, 11:47 AM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
Here is what the new paint looks like on the column.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg column.jpg (159.0 KB, 17 views)
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 PM
falcon cobra falcon cobra is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kirkland
Posts: 602
What kind of wheel are you going to use??....jh
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-02-2012, 03:54 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by falcon cobra View Post
What kind of wheel are you going to use??....jh
Billet Specialties Vintec

http://www.billetspecialties.com/hal...dard-14/30425/
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-02-2012, 10:20 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
Okay, what is the trick to getting the lighter socket out of the dash?
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-02-2012, 10:48 PM
redfalken's Avatar
redfalken redfalken is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,612
Blog Entries: 5
Mine just has an outer sleeve on the back side that screws off. You may need to hold the inside while you unscrew the back. Off course, step one...disconnect battery.

It may take a little force. There are teeth on the end of the outer sleeve that dig in to the back side of the dash to hold it in place.
__________________

Kenny Likins
Ballard, Seattle, WA
www.redfalken.com

`62 Tudor Sedan (`69 200, C4, 8-inch 4-lug 2.79 rearend, Duraspark II, MSD, Weber 32/36 DGEV)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering help doghows Tech Talk 2 04-25-2012 02:59 PM
1964 Falcon 3 speed Transmission & Steering Column Michael HAll Cars and Parts For Sale or Trade 0 08-16-2011 11:40 AM
65 Steering Column and wiring Luva65wagon Parts Wanted 1 04-25-2011 09:21 PM
Wanted: Mustang style column shift collar pbrown Parts Wanted 13 03-26-2009 10:53 PM
Steering Hal Cogburn Tech Talk 14 09-12-2007 10:05 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.