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Old 12-14-2012, 10:12 AM
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Because the space is limited inside this thing I thought it wise to have an adjustable steering column. It will have a 15" Model T steering wheel and clearance in the thigh area is at a premium. It should accomodate driver's of different heights better, being adjustable.

The column drop bolts to 4 dash mount holes along the cowl. Slots were made with a drill press, hole saw and a die grinder. HE dashboard will cover the mount.

p.s. There's some new stuff at the end of the previous page.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:16 PM
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So is that for mock up so you can get your steering angle how you like it?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:11 PM
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So is that for mock up so you can get your steering angle how you like it?
No, it will remain adjustable. Will require a wrench to do it so not something that will be done on the fly. Same with the telescope feature I'll try to build into it.

Finished framing the floor today. There's very little foot room. Thinking of having
a hand throttle in addition to the gas pedal. It will be the type handicapped drivers use.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:10 PM
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No, it will remain adjustable. Will require a wrench to do it so not something that will be done on the fly. Same with the telescope feature I'll try to build into it.

Finished framing the floor today. There's very little foot room. Thinking of having
a hand throttle in addition to the gas pedal. It will be the type handicapped drivers use.
Is that so you can cruise without your foot on an obtuse angle??? lol..or just to develope better hand / foot coordination...?? lol
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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Looking great , really nice build you have going. Your ideas are many and very thought out.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:24 PM
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I picked up a couple Howe race master cylinders at a swap meet for five bucks a year ago. Here's one with a straightened Model a pedal arm and a home made mounting box and push rod end.

Yes, Sarge, the hand throttle will provide relief for my right leg which can get acute pain because of the obtuse angle.

Thanks zpi28. I appreciate the positive remarks.

Speed Delivery showed up 3 days late (not so speedy) with some steering parts so that will be Monday's project.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:32 PM
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Here's the Model T wheel provided by my friend Gary. The aluminum jacket on the column is the handle from a cheapo Harbor Freight-style floor jack. The jack crapped out after very few uses but I saved parts of it. As luck would have it, the handle slid over the double D shaft and sleeve perfectly.

It adjusts out an additional 2" but that leaves a gap between the jacket and the dashboard.

I dragged out some water-thin epoxy called Kwik Poly and will use it to firm up the wood on the steering wheel.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:04 PM
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Bob , I sure like your work .
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:58 AM
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Excellent work, Bob. With your skills you could probably find a way to build a car out of some old tin cans and a box of paperclips.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:19 PM
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those wooden wheels have a great old school style to them.. cool mix with the super old school wheel right next to the new aluminum piece! Keep it up bob!
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