356C Steering Column

Share progress on your 356 related project or full restoration with others!
Message
Author
User avatar
Larry Coreth
356 Fan
Posts: 1900
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:48 pm
Location: NE N.CAROLINA

Re: 356C Steering Column

#31 Post by Larry Coreth » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:58 am

Eric,
Yes, have you not trial fitted the steering wheel yet ? Now's a good time.
Larry Coreth
Roanoake Rapids, NC

User avatar
EricMcKinley
356 Fan
Posts: 889
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Re: 356C Steering Column

#32 Post by EricMcKinley » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:26 am

Larry,

Thank you again for the reply.

I have trial fitted the steering wheel, it all appears to fit well.
I have a picture of the wheel in place.
However all the measurements are out.
Because of this the wheel moves around, the inner tube is not supported correctly at the correct measurement and therefore wobbles.
I am abroad at the moment however when I get back in 12 days this is the first job I intend to do.
Attachments
image.jpg

User avatar
Larry Coreth
356 Fan
Posts: 1900
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:48 pm
Location: NE N.CAROLINA

Re: 356C Steering Column

#33 Post by Larry Coreth » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:59 pm

Eric,

Define & quantify "measurements are out" .

The measurements being out is not your root problem if the inner tube moves rather they are a result thereof. is the inner clamp tight part #18 tight on part #17 holding the inner tube, part #21 tight ? Take note clamp #18 clamps to lower switch cover #17 which squeezes tightly the inner tube #21 Parts 15 & 9 bolt to #17.
Have you got the outer bearing race in place with the spring and steering wheel in place ? See Fig 72 on pg. S 36 of the B/C shop manual ?

I suggest you review sections 23ST ST26 & Li36 of the shop manual. my post of 11/29/15 to ensure you understand how all this fits together.
Larry Coreth
Roanoake Rapids, NC

User avatar
EricMcKinley
356 Fan
Posts: 889
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Re: 356C Steering Column

#34 Post by EricMcKinley » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:15 pm

I'll have a go at getting it to the measurements as suggested in the workshop manual.

Once I do this I can let you know how I get on, hopefully this should sort the problem.

Thanks to everyone for their input and I'll report back once this is completed.

Manuel Tolentino
356 Fan
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:42 pm
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Re: 356C Steering Column

#35 Post by Manuel Tolentino » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:36 pm

EricMcKinley wrote:Larry,

It's a very close copy of the original from Roger Bray.

The cost is very reasonable compared to the original, 27.95 pounds.

Definitely worth considering opposed to the original cost.
I looked up "Roger Bray" online, and found their website, but can't seem to find the coupler there... i know this post is over a year old, but if there's an option out there, and it's below the $100's... i sure would like to find it :)

Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!

User avatar
EricMcKinley
356 Fan
Posts: 889
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Re: 356C Steering Column

#36 Post by EricMcKinley » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:41 pm

Manuel,

Not everything is listed on the site.
Call them and speak to either Mark or Hendy.
Mention the coupler and if you wish refer to me having bought one in the past.
Send the picture of the coupler I posted.
The will look after you and steer you correctly.

User avatar
Doug McDonnell
356 Fan
Posts: 3458
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:21 am
Location: Augusta,Michigan

Re: 356C Steering Column

#37 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:46 pm

http://www.allzim.com/store/steering-co ... 56c-1.html If for a C. I used this on my restoration. A and B are cheaper yet. There is also this from Ab in the classifieds: https://porsche356registry.org/classifi ... mit=Search
1965 356C There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over.

User avatar
EricMcKinley
356 Fan
Posts: 889
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Re: 356C Steering Column

#38 Post by EricMcKinley » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:53 pm

I couldn't put this job off any longer, I have been talking about doing it since Nov 2015.

Today I spent all morning moving steering tubes in and out and taking precise measurements as mentioned in the workshop manual.

I eventually managed to solve the steering column movement and then came the horn problem.

After using some fine wire wool on the track that the horn switch touches it all began to work.

One more job of the list.

Post Reply