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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the PVC only acts to keep the original bushing in place, if I'm understanding you right. Not to bush the steering column per se. Thanks, I'll have another look.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was loose because of the new wheel that was smaller and not a perfect fit as the original. Your bushing maybe out of place or may be worn out. Taking another look should let you know foe sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what it was. I had the steering column out for a dashboard removal last summer, and didn't get the mount adjustment right (Bentley 48.) The horn ring seems to have been mashing down on the contact tab, hence failure, hence $90 for new ring and signal switch.

Basically you have to have some space in there for the tab/ring contact, can't be mashed down or I guess too far apart.

Hopefully this will help others...
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Horn Ring Reply with quote

I think I pulled the spring part out too far and wore a serious groove into the ring, so I layed some solder in there and dabbed some on the spring part also. I'm not great with soldering but this went very smoothly.

be sure to mark how the wheel fits on the shaft (mark doesn't have to be that precise)
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nut too (I couldn't actually get it all the way back on)
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little dab on the spring part (sanded w/100-150 grit later)
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ring before (all these pictures, the bottom of the wheel is on the right side of the picture)
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ring after
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ring after sanding (100-150grit)
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Horn Ring Reply with quote

Sanding with anything coarser that 320 will eat your contact tab. In fact, going to 600 is probably the minimum. The other option is to have your friend with the CMC mill our laser make you a new ring out of heavy gauge brass. I had a friend cut himself really badly on one of these that was worn. Don't try to save the old one. For $40 bucks, I'd go with the VC replacement and be done with it.
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