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pmc_3

posted on 18/3/20 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
Sierra column mounting

I'm in the process of rebuilding an old kit and am ditching the original Triumph steering column which is like a spear! I've managed to get hold of a Sierra column with switches cheaply and I was just wondering how they are usually mounted. I know the mounting is done using the diamond shaped part but the holes either side are pretty large, are there bushes or something you can get to go in there?


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jps

posted on 18/3/20 at 09:51 PM Reply With Quote
In my mk1 Sierra the bolts are m10 but the washers are oversized - like penny washers - and thick, perhaps 8mm.

The column bolts to a pair of brackets under the dash, the Haynes chassis design replicates these brackets.

To me this does not seem an ideal mount, but it does allow a fair bit of adjustment and in practice it must allow more than enough clamping force.

[Edited on 18/3/20 by jps]

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voucht

posted on 19/3/20 at 02:24 PM Reply With Quote
Hi,

To be on the safe side, I had two alloy hat-bushes turned on a lathe by a friend from the Haynes forum, so there is no gap between the bolts and the mounting homes on the steering column.

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Hope that will help





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pmc_3

posted on 19/3/20 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks chaps, Voucht I was thinking of doing something similar.
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big_wasa

posted on 19/3/20 at 04:58 PM Reply With Quote
Yep that's how I did mine.
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pmc_3

posted on 19/3/20 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
Yep that's how I did mine.


Did you get yours made locally?

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big_wasa

posted on 20/3/20 at 08:41 AM Reply With Quote
Yeh my shed

[Edited on 20/3/20 by big_wasa]

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jps

posted on 20/3/20 at 09:35 AM Reply With Quote
I assume there's no need to have them metal - they're just spacers. If lathe access is a problem could you get a length of PTFE rod or similar at the closest size, sand it down and drill for the bolt with a bench drill?
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pmc_3

posted on 20/3/20 at 08:41 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
Yeh my shed

[Edited on 20/3/20 by big_wasa]


That is close! Fancy making some for me lol

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big_wasa

posted on 21/3/20 at 09:53 AM Reply With Quote
Depends how much of a rush your in ?

I am insanely busy with work for the time being. Which I am honestly greatfull for, But.......

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pmc_3

posted on 21/3/20 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
Not in a huge rush, I've still got all of the rear suspension mounts to sort and bulkhead to fabricate, plenty to get on with.
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big_wasa

posted on 22/3/20 at 05:38 PM Reply With Quote
Ok give me a shout when your more in need.
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pmc_3

posted on 22/3/20 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
Will do, thanks.
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