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Wedge List / Steering column / mast bush installation
« Last post by Brian Lanoway on August 20, 2018, 08:57:36 AM »
I second Darrell on the softer yellow poly bush from Rimmers. Easy to

install....from the inside.  Nice steering feel. The purple poly bush from

Woody was awful to install and had too much stiction for small steering

corrections; made for a miserable drive.



Brian Lanoway

1980 TR8







> Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:59:39 -0700

> From: Darrell Walker <darrellw360@mac.com>

> Subject: Re:  Steering column / mast bush installation.

>

>> On Aug 19, 2018, at 6:41 AM, James Tencate <tencate@mac.com> wrote:

>>

>> Does Rimmers

>> make a soft blue poly version?

>

> The one I got from Rimmer a few years ago was yellow poly, and fairly soft.

I

> was able to press it in with my fingers, no boiling or tools required.

>

> - -Darrell







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Wedge List / Re: Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by Darrell Walker on August 19, 2018, 10:00:36 AM »
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Wedge List / Re: Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on August 19, 2018, 09:48:26 AM »
If the factory installed these from the cockpit side, the large head would end

up in the cockpitb or still on the steering column, which it never does.

Instead, it wears away to nothing from rubbing against the wavy washer and

disappears.B



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From: James Tencate

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Subject: Re:  Steering column / mast bush installation.
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Wedge List / Re: Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by tencate on August 19, 2018, 09:42:07 AM »
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Wedge List / Re: Installing TR8 Transmission Bushings
« Last post by fosmith@aol.com on August 18, 2018, 03:29:35 PM »
I'm assuming it's the shifter extension bushings you are referring to.  I removed the center console and shifter gaiter to get a couple of them.  The others from underneath the car.  It's not that difficult, just fiddly.





Fred
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Wedge List / Installing TR8 Transmission Bushings
« Last post by Mike Madden on August 18, 2018, 02:54:18 PM »
It looks like I am going to have to replace the transmission mount bushings on

my 1980 TR8.

Is it a difficult job?

Any tips that you guys can pass on?



Thank you



Mike Madden

1980 DHC TR8

Corvallis, OR

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Wedge List / Re: Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by fosmith@aol.com on August 18, 2018, 09:31:07 AM »
I believe there was a diy article about steering bushing installation in a past issue of the TWOA newsletter.  If you're a member you can download past issues from the web site.  If you're not a member, you should be...  :-)







Fred
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Wedge List / Re: Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on August 18, 2018, 09:21:27 AM »
Karl,



It goes in from the engine bay.



Wayne



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Wedge List / Re: Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by Jim Thompson on August 18, 2018, 09:15:15 AM »
I installed mine from inside the passenger compartment.  I used some all

thread, large washers and a metal cup in the engine compartment.



Jim Thompson
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Wedge List / Steering column / mast bush installation.
« Last post by Karl Schmitt on August 18, 2018, 09:08:51 AM »
Re: 1980 TR-7 DHC, Steering column renovation, ROM 57.40.01 & .10, bush-lower

column UKC2322Polly (Rimmer part #), Rimmer catalog, pg. 65.



With the steering column removed, what is the proper direction from which to

install the Polly bush in the fire wall?

Consider for a moment that this bush serves three purposed, i.e. as a

rotational bearing surface for the steering mast; as a thrust bearing for the

clamp-adjusting, tube to upper column, (122669, Rimmer); and as a thrust

bearing for the compliance spring/thrust washer (UKC5508, Rimmer) and washer,

plain (WA600121, Rimmer) assembly, which fits on the steering mast, engine

side of fire wall.



As my steering column has been removed in total and renovated, and with no

help from the ROM, I am asking myself which way is the proper installation of

the bush? Rimmer, depicts installation from the engine side, which is the only

possible way without removing the steering mast. But I think that it should be

installed from the cockpit side, i.e. with the larger button head bearing

surface on the inside, as perhaps was done by the factory



Consider for a moment that the steering mast is always loaded down towards the

engine, either by the compliance wave spring assembly, or by the downward

force of the drivers hands, holding/pushing down on the steering wheel. So

why not install the bush with the large flanged button head from the cockpit

side where it can best resist these lateral forces?



OK, perhaps a very moot point, and only of consideration if you have

everything apart as I do. Thus, this I will now do, and during final assembly

I will adjust the upper column clamp (UKC2323, Rimmer) and the clamp-adjusting

(122669, Rimmer) to allow a bit of lateral float via the compliance (wave)

spring washer assembly.



Please, your thoughts on this assembly procedure and how might I improve it?



Karl Schmitt of St. Louis, SLTOA and The Wedge Group.



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