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Old 01-11-2021, 06:29 PM   #1
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Having received my new steering parts for the 34, I built the steering box, adjusted it and filled with grease - all very easy and as a result I now have a perfect steering box waiting to be put back into the car. The steering tube with the attached lock needed a bit of work to the lower tube end so I did what was needed, had the steering lock apart and got everything nice and working again - perfect! When opening the jaws of the vice somehow I lost control and dropped the tube, put a little dent in the upper end and of course broke the 87 year old lever of the steering lock. To say that I am really upset about myself is only half the truth - that part survived for 87 years and now its broken! Does anyone have one for sale or knows if they are available anywhere?
BTW - what was connected to the electric switch on the steering lock?

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Old 01-11-2021, 06:32 PM   #2
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The electric switch is the ignition switch.
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Vincent, so sorry, but I'm there with you.

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Accidents happen and it can be fixed. The important part if you did not hurt yourself or another person! It was luckily an inanimate object.
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The electric switch is the ignition switch.
I thought so but my car was converted to a more modern ignition switch from the 50s or 60s so this switch was not occupied. Well, I could attach an alarm to it.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:39 AM   #6
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34 Yes barnfind08 (Southside obsolete)had some of the switch handles. maybe third gen auto. Also Third Gen Auto has the pin that operates the ignition switch plus the special plate and the metal base for the ignition switch. If you post a photo of what you have it will be easy to see what you do not have.

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Old 01-12-2021, 11:25 AM   #7
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Vincent. You mentioned filling your steering box with grease, not a good idea. If not using the proper gear lube, a good grease to use would be John Deere corn head grease., as it does not cake up and stay away from the moving parts. This has been discusses in earlier posts.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:17 PM   #8
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Vincent. You mentioned filling your steering box with grease, not a good idea. If not using the proper gear lube, a good grease to use would be John Deere corn head grease., as it does not cake up and stay away from the moving parts. This has been discusses in earlier posts.
Yes, I am aware of the grease problem. My grease is slow flowing like honey once we reach spring temperatures.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:33 PM   #9
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Vincent. You mentioned filling your steering box with grease, not a good idea. If not using the proper gear lube, a good grease to use would be John Deere corn head grease., as it does not cake up and stay away from the moving parts. This has been discusses in earlier posts.
Yes, I am aware of the grease problem. My grease is slow flowing like honey once we reach spring temperatures.
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