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galaxygirl posted 08-06-2002 04:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for galaxygirl   Send Email to galaxygirl  
Wondering if there is a way to upgrade steering to teleflex and keep the original white 1967 wheel that I think looks kind of cool. Has anyone done this? Should I just forget it and get a new wheel?
bdb posted 08-07-2002 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Shouldn't be a problem...I've done it. The wheel should fit the new teleflex helm shaft. And you're right; the old wheels look great on the right boat.

Harpoon, white wheel, Harry

whalerron posted 08-07-2002 08:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
The wheel will fit the new steering. The real trick will be to get the wheel off of the original steering. I tried all kinds of penetrating oil, moderate heating and lots of hard tapping and my wheel simply would not come off of the shaft. I wound up cutting the wheel off and putting a puller directly on the steel wheel hub. Even with heat, that hub would not release. I actually had to cut a slot in the hub and then spread it with a cold chisel to get it to release.
galaxygirl posted 08-07-2002 02:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for galaxygirl  Send Email to galaxygirl     
Hey, cool, thanks for the advice! So the rotary teleflex kits that are on eBay for around $100 are the ones to use? 8 feet long and with a stand-off bracket?

Thanks folks, this site is awesome.

whalersailer posted 08-08-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersailer  Send Email to whalersailer     
Hey Herb,

Glad to see you discovered this site! I used it to buy a 15' and sell my 11'. Welcome aboard!

BTW, how does that 50 run?


Bigshot posted 08-08-2002 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Right ones. 8' is the lenght.

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