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Old 07-07-2020, 01:04 PM   #1
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I think I messed up when I refurbished my steering column by removing the hand control levers.

Any good ideas out there on how to get them back in?
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:32 PM   #2
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Sure, you just have to “worry” them in. You will find the hole. Stick with it.
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

I have drilled a small dimple in the end and used ice pick for guide
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:06 PM   #4
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Sure, you just have to “worry” them in. You will find the hole. Stick with it.
Guess I'll just have to keep trying then.

When I removed them I thought they ran in a tube the whole length but that sure wasn't the case.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

In the U.S you could perhaps purchase a good used one from a place like Berts. Since you are in Sweden, this may not be an option.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:50 AM   #6
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Default Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

The first one should be easy, as you can see down the other hole for guidance. Feel your way around with the second one, and you can tap the installed one to get your orientation for the second. You should be able to feel the second one tapping against the first installed one.
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:06 AM   #7
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In the U.S you could perhaps purchase a good used one from a place like Berts. Since you are in Sweden, this may not be an option.
No not really an option at the moment, but thanks anyway.
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:10 AM   #8
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The first one should be easy, as you can see down the other hole for guidance. Feel your way around with the second one, and you can tap the installed one to get your orientation for the second. You should be able to feel the second one tapping against the first installed one.
Yes it should be easy but thing is, for some reason I installed the column and steering box in the car before reinstalling the levers.

Guess I'll have to pull it out again so I can hold the column in a vertical position instead.
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:01 AM   #9
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Default Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

A few years ago I helped a friend restore a '30 coupe. It went smoothly and it was a good experience until we installed the levers in the steering column.
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:12 AM   #10
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Mine were also a bear to get back in. Part of the problem was the new upper bushing... by far the worst part of the entire steering box rebuild.
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:49 AM   #11
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On top of all of the above,be sure and slide a piece of fuel line on the rods as an anti rattler.


Mikko,if your going to run a performance head get rid of the A distributor,go with a mechanical advance unit,the tolerance for timing inaccuracy gets shorter as you raise compression.I run the throttle rod only on mine..its handy for warm up and oklahoma cruise control..but I ditched the spark rod,run a B distributor.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:19 AM   #12
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I find that putting them in with the anti rattler is much easier before you put the column on the steering shaft. Then ou can use the steering shaft hole and a tool to guide the levers into the bottom hole. It may be a pain to disassemble now, but probably save time in the long run and ou can get them in with the anti rattler where it should be.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:49 AM   #13
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On top of all of the above,be sure and slide a piece of fuel line on the rods as an anti rattler.


Mikko,if your going to run a performance head get rid of the A distributor,go with a mechanical advance unit,the tolerance for timing inaccuracy gets shorter as you raise compression.I run the throttle rod only on mine..its handy for warm up and oklahoma cruise control..but I ditched the spark rod,run a B distributor.
Yes I will be running a high compression head and centrifugal advance distributor so I will probably ditch the spark lever too.
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:17 PM   #14
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Default Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

The next guy to get that car will want that lever in place.
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:21 PM   #15
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The next guy to get that car will want that lever in place.
The OP might want it in place too in case the auto distributor ever develops a problem or needs to be swapped out for troubleshooting.
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:49 AM   #16
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Default Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

Tried the "drill a dimple in the end-method" and that did the trick, lever is in.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:00 PM   #17
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The next guy to get that car will want that lever in place.
it will give the new owner something to do then..
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Old 07-11-2020, 01:28 PM   #18
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I'm not planning on selling the car because this is something I've been dreaming of building for a very long time, so I'll take my chances and ditch the spark rod and just keeping the hand throttle.
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