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Old 03-11-2008, 09:59 AM
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Has anyone installed a Rosewood steering wheel on a 69 Camaro..

I am installing the steering wheel on a tilt column. I got the entire kit and it didn't come with instructions. I need to know how far down the shaft is the adapter supposed to go and how tight the nut is supposed to be? When I tighten the nut against the adapter it seems to get get very tight (around 20 ft/lbs tight) with the teeth of the shaft barely inside the teeth of the adapter.

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re: rosewood

Hi Maybe a stupid ? but did you make sure that the splines match up on the column to adapter ? lt should go down until you can see the splines coming threw the adapter plate !TROY

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I have a 69 Comfort Grip in the 59-----with an Ididit column

The adaptor slipped right on---------in fact I even had to tighten the steering wheel a few days ago, as it had loosened up some.
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adapter...

This adapter I have seems to only slide down a little ways before it gets snugg. It gets tight before the teeth meet.
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REPRODUCTION adapter NO DOUBT

The originals slide down nicely and full spline.
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what adapter do you have? are we talking about a factory wheel? is the adapter for a tilt column? what steering column are you using? any pictures?
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adapter....

I will try to get some pictures tomorrow. It is an after market adapter that came in a mounting kit from Ricks. It is a tilt column and the kit is marked that it is for a tilt. I put it on and tighten nut down to check it again. I went just hand tight (about 20 ft/lbs). The teeth are engaging by about 1/8 inch at this tightness. I know the factory manual says to tighten nut to 30 to 35 ft/lbs! This brings up another question. Is there supposed to be a washer under nut or does it tight against the adapter without one?
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some factory wheels use a washer, if it's an aluminum adapter, I would use a washer so the nut won't dig into the aluminum, and tighten the nut w/ a torque wrench. I usually use the blue locktite on the threads.
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Thanks to all! I got it. I found a great picture of the install in the Factory service manual.
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