[Healeys] Steering Wheel Hub and Shaft Spline Fit
phoenix722 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 26 19:26:10 MST 2020
I bought a set like this for my model train work, and find they come in
handy for a lot of things. Make sure you get a quality set.
On 1/26/2020 4:36 PM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> These--well, similar--have come in handy quite a few times for me:
> *However, I think something else might be at play if the hub comes to
> a hard stop.
> On 1/26/2020 4:30 PM, warthodson--- via Healeys wrote:
>> I had a similar difficulty. Since it would go part way on I concluded
>> that the either the splines on the shaft or in the hub or both were
>> the issue. I used a very small triangular file, available in some
>> hobby stores, and spent some time "cleaning" both the shaft & the hub
>> splines until I got them to slide together smoothly. The file needs
>> to be tapered to a very fine point & I recall using only the tip
>> portion to be sure I was not rounding off the top/tip of the splines.
>> Clean the filings out periodically & test the fit.
>> Gary H.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Harold Manifold <manifold at telus.net>
>> To: Healey List <healeys at autox.team.net>
>> Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 6:10 pm
>> Subject: [Healeys] Steering Wheel Hub and Shaft Spline Fit
>> Has anyone experienced a problem fitting the steering wheel onto the
>> splined steering shaft? I can get the steering wheel hub to go onto
>> the shaft the length of the collet but then it hits a dead stop. I
>> have checked both the male and female splines and there are no
>> obvious problems. The steering wheel is from a Mk 1 BT7 and the
>> steering box is from a BJ7 and they have never been together before.
>> The fit should be loose enough to allow the hub to slide on the shaft
>> but that doesn't seem to be the case. It seems like either the OD of
>> the shaft to too large or the ID of the hub too small.
>> Any help is appreciated.... Harold
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