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    How do you tell if you have a 2-tooth or 7-tooth steering?

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    • How do you tell if you have a 2-tooth or 7-tooth steering?

      Trying to learn something. Would this be a 2-tooth? image1 (61).jpg
      Last edited by copgib; 07-11-2018, 11:14 PM.

    • #2
      Actually your question should have been the thread title, that way it will be easy to search in the future.
      A 7 tooth is all one welded column and gear box, while the 2 tooth had the column clamped to the box.

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      • tbirdtbird
        tbirdtbird commented
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        the thread title looks ok, or maybe he changed it?

      • copgib
        copgib commented
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        I did change the title after your recommendation.

    • #3
      Check the chassis forum. We have separate threads on both
      2 1930 Tudors

      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        Try to locate the band that goes over the end of the starter to keep various nasties out of there

        Suppliers may have them.
        Bert's would def. have one

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        • copgib
          copgib commented
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          Thanks for the suggestion.

      • #5
        Yes Hugh that is a two in the pic
        2 1930 Tudors

        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #6
          What is wrapped around the steering column?
          From the spark arm to firewall I see a large wrap.

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          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            It looks like a piece of radiator hose but its hard to tell

          • copgib
            copgib commented
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            It is a piece of radiator hose and I don't know why it is there either.

          • tbirdtbird
            tbirdtbird commented
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            It might go through the firewall and be an anti-rattler

          • Dennis
            Dennis commented
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            He might be missing the felt pad and two floor plates around the column inside on top of the floor board

          • Mike V. Florida
            Mike V. Florida commented
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            I think tbirdtbird has hit it on the head.

        • #7
          Guys it is a piece of radiator hose cut to cover up that area. It is pretty loose just laying there around the shaft

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          • #8
            I haven't researched yet what that area is suppose to look like so I am not sure why it is there.

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            • Tom Wesenberg
              Tom Wesenberg commented
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              Hopefully you don't find a welded mess under the rubber. That's the area where they like to crack sometimes.

          • #9
            I will go out and take a picture of it with that wrap off. I will post my findings. Hugh

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            • #10
              Ouch! What happened to the radiator?

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              • aford193031
                aford193031 commented
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                Must be those dreaded brass eating termites

              • copgib
                copgib commented
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                original radiator that I had to replace. I bought a Berg Heavy Duty for a replacement.

            • #11
              Here are some pictures I just took on the steering shaft area inside and outside of the car

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              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                I don't see any issues other than needing the plates

            • #12
              Hey Hugh, looks like he put that piece of hose there to act as an insulator. There should be another piece of tin with a felt pad under it to insulate the steering shaft. Cheap to buy the replacement part. Jeff

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              • #13
                Here is a visual of the 2 plates and the felts
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                2 1930 Tudors

                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • JDupuis
                  JDupuis commented
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                  Thanks Mitch!

              • #14
                Any recommendations where to buy the parts I need to fix this? Thanks Hugh

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                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  All the suppliers sell the felts, plates and screw kit. They come powder coated and ready to go

              • #15
                Mitch is there a proper name for this or just look it up in one of the vendor books in the steering section? Thanks Hugh

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