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post #31 of 1165 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 12:50 AM
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Going to go grab this steering wheel this weekend, as well as order that harness on ebay. I was afraid I would have to switch from power to manual steering due to fitment issues, but this looks like it will solve all my steering issues! Please keep us updated on how this install will work.

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Thanks for posting the link! Now, anyone able to tell me of that knob could be retrofitted into the cig lighter spot in the 67 ash tray?

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Thanks for posting the link! Now, anyone able to tell me of that knob could be retrofitted into the cig lighter spot in the 67 ash tray?
... That would be easy depending on how long the shaft of the potentiometer is. If long enough, the easiest way without looking at it would drill a hole in the back of it, pull of the knob, put a washer to go over the front of the lighter, then fit the knob back on.

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For those who have already installed the column and done the wiring, what relay have you all used?
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i keep looking over this document and hoping somehow 3254 can be replaced with the unit.. It will be tight, may require some kind of coupling or adapters but it may work if the long shaft on the vue column is sized down... I really need to get one and start measuring stuff.. this is all in my head but with no power booster i think it could fit
Here is a pic to give you an idea of the room you have to work with:



I don't have my motor in front of me, but I can throw a tape measure on it tonight.

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Here is a pic to give you an idea of the room you have to work with:



I don't have my motor in front of me, but I can throw a tape measure on it tonight.

Looks like a lot less room then i imagined because Didnt expect the end to stick out so much. Mine has a metal sleeve over it so I Would definitely have to cut the long section on the motor quiet a bit if its even possible...

Thanks man! I need to get paid and go down to the pick n pull. It have two VUE's in stock

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Thanks for posting the link! Now, anyone able to tell me of that knob could be retrofitted into the cig lighter spot in the 67 ash tray?
Did this to the cigarette knob in my 65 Falcon. Just haven't installed the rest of the EPAS in the car as of yet.
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Couple pics for scale:




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thanks for the measurements. Will def require some shortening and well will be tight if it will work at all

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thanks for the measurements. Will def require some shortening and well will be tight if it will work at all
Apparently it works. Slow-Poke says its way impressive. Hopefully he will get time to post up the things he did. That column pic in the first post looks fantastic.
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Apparently it works. Slow-Poke says its way impressive. Hopefully he will get time to post up the things he did. That column pic in the first post looks fantastic.

Yes it works in the column. I am looking at putting it in the engine bay. THats the fitment im referring too

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I am looking at putting it in the engine bay.
Are we sure that it's designed to operate under those conditions? An engine bay has far different conditions than under a dash. Just a thought.
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Are we sure that it's designed to operate under those conditions? An engine bay has far different conditions than under a dash. Just a thought.

Just look at the video BEAU posted. Dude put his in the engine bay as well. It may or may not be but id prefer it there especially with having a manual transmission setup. Just not sure i have room for it under the dash but it may be the only option

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Just look at the video BEAU posted. Dude put his in the engine bay as well.
How long ago? Just because someone on the internet did something doesn't mean it was an educated decision. Are these things designed to get hot, oily, wet? If you look at things that go in engine bays vs. things that go in the interior you will see differences in the designs.

I'm not trying to be argumentative, I just think it's worth considering.
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I think they guy in the video says he sealed up the control module just in case. I bet you could spray the whole thing in plasti-dip, that should protect it pretty good.

The unit seems to be very robust, the only thing I would really worry about in that area is heat from the headers, but I bet you could fab a shield of some sort.

My conversion might not start for a while. I plan on going from a manual to auto transmission this winter, it might be easier to do it all at once while I'm twisted up under the dash. From looking at it on my garage floor though, I'm going to try and use as much of the VUE column as possible.

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