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Old 11-17-2008, 06:45 PM
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Flaming River Steering column install help


I called Flaming River tech line twice and still not sure about the advice. The steering shaft on the 37 Dodge is .766 and the inside diameter of the billet -joint is .746. I was told to grind down the shaft so it would fit in the billet joint. I ground the shaft. The tech told me to drill 1/4 in. hole thru the joint and pin it. The joint is billet aircraft steel is this easy to drill thru? Any help would be appreciated


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I'm not sure if I would of ground the shaft on the steering column? Anyways, since you have ground it, I would drill the 1/4 inch hole and put a pin it. The pin will hold the two together. Make sure you don't drill the hole too big or the pin won't work either.
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You'll be able to drill the joint, it's not hardened. Forget the pin. Use a Grade 8, 1/4" bolt and LOCKNUT. Look for 6 hash marks on the head of the bolt.

If you can't find 'em at your local Ace Hardware (they usually have a good selection of Grade 8 stuff), then trip on out to
Conway GMC Volvo Truck Division
(585) 424-1250
2654 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY

Don't have room for the bolt head and nut to swing around.....MAKE ROOM.
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the 37 shaft hollow?
if so, take the joint apart and have it welded to the shaft.
i'm not a big fan of "pinning" a hollow shaft...
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