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? on correct bolts for steering wheel puller

Does anyone know what the correct bolt size is & thread pitch for use to pull a ’67 steering wheel off the steering column?
Reason I ask is because bolts supplied in the puller kit don’t seem to fit well in the 2 holes of the steering wheel hub. The steering wheel is in excellent condition which is why I don't wish to strip & ruin the hub bolt holes.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 03:33 PM
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The puller I borrowed from AutoZone fit just fine...

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The puller I borrowed from AutoZone fit just fine...
Thanks, I'm aware we can borrow tools from them but I already own the kit... just need the correct bolts to do the job.
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On my original 68 steering wheel (which is out of the car) the threads are 5/16-24 UNF. A lot of those puller kits only come with coarse thread bolts.

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I think that every steering wheel Ford ever made uses 5/16"-24 bolts to pull it off!
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I think that every steering wheel Ford ever made uses 5/16"-24 bolts to pull it off!
Im fairly certain that my 80s/90s Escorts had metric threads.

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5/16 fine (24) on a 65. Pulled the wheel last Saturday.

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Thank you... thank you! I appreciate it very much.
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