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    1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Hi everyone
    I'm struggling to see how my steering wheel removes. Under the nut is a washer which has some sort of notch which is very tight and seemingly will not move without an element of brute force
    Any help would be appreciated
    Ta
    Lee

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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Lee - in the Blower book:

    "Remove the clamping nut from the telescopic adjustment clamp and extract the clamp and bolt. This will allow the wheel to be withdrawn to its fullest extent and enable the plated helical sleeve to be contracted so that the key at the upper end of the column, which engages with the keyway in the splined adjustable shaft, may be withdrawn.

    This will release the steering wheel and telescopic assembly, which can be removed for further dismantling if necessary."

    There's a drawing showing some of this. Let me know if you need the drawing also.
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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Hi Tom
    The Blower book? Is this something I should have?
    I'd appreciate some images if possible
    Lee

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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Here you go - the steering wheel section from the original workshop manual.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/A2psouxWJDgEdXS37

    You can usually find a workshop manual on ebay, etc.

    The Blower book I have gives lots of tips and hints on MG work. Published in the early 1950s.

    "The M.G. Workshop and Tuning Manual", W. E. Blower

    I've got an original, but you can find it on Amazon, Abebooks, etc.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Thanks Tom
    ah, that makes sense
    Just have to work out " keyways "
    Lee

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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    You might get more clues from this discussion; the photo shows the keyway.

    https://mg-cars.net/mgtd-mgtf1500-bb...2111576374.htm

    https://mg-cars.org.uk/images/bbs/po...1246739134.jpg

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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Hi Tom
    Reading that thread I think I may take an angle grinder to the old wheel as I could be there days given the issues others have had removing the wheel from the spline
    I'm replacing the broken original wheel with a Les Leston wood rimmed wheel which needs a boss
    So that may be the best option
    Lee

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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Update......shaft removed, old wheel tapped off easily.
    Lovely secondhand original wheel sourced on ebay for the very reasonable cost of 130.00
    Now to install top felt bushes
    Lee

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    Re: 1952 TD Steering wheel removal

    Lee - how's your T project going?

    How 'bout a photo of the car?

    Tom M.
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