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Rainer Suss
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Steering Coupler

#1 Post by Rainer Suss »

Good day,
I wanted to ask, what do you think about this?
Precision Matters Billet Steering Clutch. Or what type of steering clutch you would choose.
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#2 Post by Rainer Suss »

Or what do you think of an aluminum or rubber-aluminum steering coupling?
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#3 Post by Harlan Halsey »

The original 356 A disk works just fine. You need spacers to thicken up to the 356C coupler space. The disk is available from VW sources such as Wolfsurg West. A certain compliance is needed here which is why an aluminum or rubber-aluminum coupling would be inferior. I substituted a VW disk for the C coupler in my 1963 SC years ago an found the steering wheel "feel" to be fine.

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#4 Post by Martin Benade »

As long as everything still lines up as it should the PM one has enough compliance, and cannot fail. Harlan’s idea or a 911 coupler are fine too.
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#5 Post by Wes Bender »

I bought one of Zims quite a few years ago and it's held up well on my C.
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.....

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I suggesting changing the topic to "coupler" rather than "clutch".

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#7 Post by Wes Bender »

+1. I don't ever want a clutch in my steering column.
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.....

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#8 Post by Mike Wilson »

Does it work the same way as a muffler bearing? Just asking...😜

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#9 Post by Al Zim »

DO NOT USE THE ' URO " COUPLER. It is too soft and flexible. You can pull the steering wheel towards you. Not a GOOD SITUATION! al
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#10 Post by Hanns Mueller-Rech »

precision matters is the choice to go...excellent work -
also available for the 901 chassis

re-engineered engineering work...

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#11 Post by Mathieu Lecomte »

I purchased the Precision Matters from Ron La Dow, for my 912 - superb

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#12 Post by James Overstreet »

The one on my car has a strap of plumbers tape installed as a safety measure. Wish I had taken a pic of it.

Probably been that way for 65 years.
Dad’s 56 356A 1600 normal coupe (in the family since’58), and way too many old 2T motorcycles.

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#13 Post by Wes Bender »

James Overstreet wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:57 am The one on my car has a strap of plumbers tape installed as a safety measure. Wish I had taken a pic of it.

Probably been that way for 65 years.
When you take that picture make sure it's in the shade of a tree. 🌳
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.....

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#14 Post by Steve Douglas »

James your car has the old style coupler, like the VW bug, the Precision Maters is for later cars, and the strap is original, not plumbers tape it's the ground connection for the steering column, for the horn and light flasher

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#15 Post by James Overstreet »

Steve Douglas wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:36 am James your car has the old style coupler, like the VW bug, the Precision Maters is for later cars, and the strap is original, not plumbers tape it's the ground connection for the steering column, for the horn and light flasher
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