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  1. R51
    09-11-2016 10:09 AM
    R51
    Sir, I need help. I have a 76 with non tilt/tele and I'm replacing the original steering wheel with a wheel from Corvette America part #X2530, I purchased the steering conversion parts listed by Corvette Central for the conversion. My problem is the horn retainer is not making contact with the horn brush, therefore the horn does not work when the horn button is pushed. Thank you for the assistance
  2. Jim Shea
    07-31-2015 10:55 PM
    Jim Shea
    Kent,
    Please post your problem in the C3 Tech Section. This allows others to comment and allows them to search the problem in the future.
    Jim
  3. The Blen
    07-31-2015 04:48 PM
    The Blen
    Hi Jim, my name is Kent. I have a '76 Corvette with a steering column that needs rebuilt. It is currently in a disassembled state. It appears you are the resident expert here! I was wondering if you had a link to instructions for reassembly. When I bought the car, the key was stuck permanently in the ignition switch. A friend of mine thought he could replace the switch so he disassembled the column but when he put in the new ignition it behaved the exact same way, in terms of not releasing the key. It looks like someone was already in there before my friend because the button for the hazard lights was missing. At this point I don't even care as much about the key issue or the hazard lights, I'd like to at least get it back to where it was. I did try to take pictures as we disassembled it, but my phone memory card corrupted, so I don't even have those anymore. You can see the kind of luck I'm having with this. Any help would be incredibly appreciated! Thanks!

    Kent
  4. sfsvettes
    12-10-2014 06:15 PM
    sfsvettes
    ah ha,
    It looks like I lost the locking rod from the center of the column ?
    My column is from a 74. I stuck a phillips head down the shaft & it measured 4.75" before it bottomed out ?
    Do you know where I can get a replacement ?
  5. sfsvettes
    12-10-2014 02:43 PM
    sfsvettes
    Hi Jim
    I posted it to the C3 tech section
    Thanks
    Scott
  6. sfsvettes
    12-10-2014 01:16 AM
    sfsvettes
    I sent you an email re: tele column help needed
    Thanks
    Scott
  7. sumcollegekid
    10-12-2014 01:47 PM
    sumcollegekid
    Jim... Will Do...

    I'll call the post "ignition cylinder key issues" in Tech. I'm sure you can just search my posts to find it.

    Regards.
    RC
  8. sumcollegekid
    10-09-2014 11:26 PM
    sumcollegekid
    Jim,

    For whatever reason my key will come out of the ignition in every position. Otherwise it locks and starts the car like it's supposed to. Is this normal operation or is my ignition tumbler bad?
  9. 7T1vette
    03-16-2014 02:35 PM
    7T1vette
    Jim, I need your counsel. I have a '65 Grand Prix with P/S. While rebuilding the engine compartment, I added power steering fluid to the stock pump and started the car. The steering worked OK for a few moments, then the pump started to whine and foamy reddish fluid came out the exhaust port in the cap. I'm guessing that there was ATF in the pump before I added P/S fluid to it. So, I think I need to clean the system of whatever is in there now. Can you advise me of how to do that properly? This is the full-size GM car P/S system with integral steering box unit.

    As always, thanks for your help.

    Charley Manker (7T1vette)
  10. vetteman454
    03-09-2014 01:04 PM
    vetteman454
    Thanks for the response, Jim. I'll give it a try. By the way, thanks for the step by step on your website for replacing the ignition lock. Made the job easy. I was able to rent the tool to depress the lock plate at Autozone. Free rental. Made it easier than doing by hand. What is the process for posting this conversation for others to see?

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  • About Jim Shea
    Full Name
    Jim Shea
    City
    Saginaw
    State
    Michigan
    Your Zip Code
    48603
    Occupation
    Retired Steering System Engineer
    Year & Model
    Currently Vette-less
    Biography
    Retired steering system engineer from Saginaw Steering formerly Saginaw Steering Gear Division, General Motors Corporation.
    Country of Residence
    US
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    1975, 1976, & 1980 Vettes
    Currently Vette-less [email protected]

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