Monday, 3 May 2010

Steering Column

At the same time as picking up the instruments I got a steering column cowl. After marking out the aluminium I cut the slots for the stalks and hole for the ignition barrel

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The leather was then stuck to the cowl using some spray adhesive.

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The hole in the leather for the ignition lock is cut under size and then the ignition lock is popped out by turning the key to the first position and then using a 2mm Allen key pushed into the small hole in the barrel.

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It is important that once the lock is out, not to turn the key or move the steering shaft. The lock is reinserted by placing a screwdriver inside the barrel and pushing the U shaped thing down so it clicks. The lock is them pushed home trapping the leather. The barrel will need to click twice for it to lock back in place.

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