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Old 08-09-2007, 01:28 AM
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Steering wheel adapter, 9 bolt

Hie everyone.

I have a stupid Swedish question. I have found a steering wheel at Budnik that I would like to fit on my Flaming river steering column. Budnik says that the steering wheel fits "For 1967-1994 GM vechicles only."

The question is. Is this 67-94 GM vehicle pattern the same as the 9 bolt pattern adaptor one can by at Flaming river:

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The steering wheel in question is this one:

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That particular GM column was splined. You used a (Grant) spline to 3-bolt aluminum adapter to fit the old style aftermarket wheels popular "back in the day". I guess everything changes, thus the "9-bolt" pattern, but I couldn't venture a guess as to what that Budnik wheel actually uses...

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My three spoke sport wheel from a 1971 Buick has 6 bolt holes. I think the Budnik adapter will have whatever number of holes the Budnik steering wheel has -- where does it say 9 bolts?

One thing to note is that the Flaming River GM column is a slightly smaller diameter than a real GM column, so the adapter made by Flaming River is tapered to match their column. If you get the FR adapter I would expect it to have 6 holes in it and a taper at the column end.

The Budnik adapter might not have the taper to mate up with the FR column exactly, unless it is an adapter for a FR column.

I am using a standard GM hub with the GM sport wheel on a FR GM column. The combo works okay, but the mounting hub is slightly larger in diamter where it sets on the column -- doesn't look quite right, but functions okay.

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