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    Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Anyone done this and know the correct dimensions? Stainless steel???

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Certainly can't add much to that except that my increasingly unsteady hands would make cutting the slot free hand difficult so I used an end mill in my drill press with a slinging vise. If you have an adjustable wheel, the slot is a lot longer.
    Also recall that Macy's had some plastic bearings to replace the metal "lanterns" in case you can't use yours.
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    I think I have seen that one of the normal suppliers has a supply of stator tubes.

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    I purchased the material for making one at a large commercial truck parts store were they make hydraulic lines. I forgot what they use the line for, but they had it in stainless. It was rumored that Moss sells one for the Austin Healy that will fit a tr3

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    I think this is the correct tube.

    David

    https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ste...0110865&sr=1-6
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Dave, That link says 5/16 OD. I'm pretty sure it should be 3/8. Pretty easy to come by. I got mine at Grainger. It shipped to store free, pricey if otherwise. Tom
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Hello Tom

    It is 3/8" OD
    When I look at my book mark for the tube it says 3/8" and I must admit I did not check the Amazon site for the specs.

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Yup, my loft if full of similar mistakes made over the past 50+ years.
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Karl always waits for Randall's response.
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    This is the link I was looking for.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/stainless-steel-tubing?m=true
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by CJD View Post
    That's a great series of photos. I wish I had had that as a reference when I was restoring my TR3. About that photo of initial timing....isn't that 3 degrees ATDC?

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Lot of photos in that thread...you'll have to remind me which post #.
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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Are you asking about the timing photo and whether the apex of the pointer at the hole is TDC or the start of the pointer angle being TDC? The apex is TDC

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by sp53 View Post
    Are you asking about the timing photo and whether the apex of the pointer at the hole is TDC or the start of the pointer angle being TDC? The apex is TDC
    No. I was not talking about the photo Randall sent. I'm referring to a photo of the timing mark I saw in the collection of photos that CJD was kind enough to send when I was making stator tube inquiries.

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by CJD View Post
    Lot of photos in that thread...you'll have to remind me which post #.
    41st photo.

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    Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Found it down in post #43. That photo shows about 3-4 degree before. If you look at the fan to determine the direction the crank rotates, it makes it easier. In that picture the crank has not quite reached the marker, so it is BTDC. The way I set the initial timing is I pulled the number one plug and left the ignition on as I slowly turned the crank. When the spark flashed I stopped turning and noted the position of the marker. I then adjusted the dizzy until I got the mark where you see it when the spark flashed. That is good for initial starting, but after running I have since advanced it several degrees after drive testing.
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