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Thread: What is this steering wheel?
Tom93R1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted July 07, 2003 12:55 AM

What is this steering wheel?

anybeod know what this steering wheel came out of? I found it in a B1600 or B1800, not sure which. The wrecking yard had 1972 written on it, pretty poor handwriting so it could have been 1977 also. Either way it was a piston truck so that is obviously not what it was supposed to be in.





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'74 lawn-green
4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted July 07, 2003 06:45 AM

Just a guess...:

R-100 or rx-2 ???

       
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roaddancer


Hauling
Posts: 127
posted July 07, 2003 09:51 AM

I am pretty sure Rx2, as it looks very familiar. Check under the plastic for a small resistor, that separated the two different horn "tones", a gimmick I remember seeing on that model in "72, and didn't have on the three Rx3s I later owned. It worked on mine till I accidentally shorted it out....Then I cross-connected it to sound both horns at once. Almost loud enough to hear over a modern stereo.
I assumed they were giving you a "greeting" beep, and a warning "honk". I don't think I ever saw this on any other car. You beeped with one area of the wheel, and honked with another.

       
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ovquick


Redlining
Posts: 253
posted July 07, 2003 05:01 PM

What is this wheel?

My guess is, it came from an RX-3, as the RX-2 had plastic wood-look rimmed, metal spoked wheel that fits on the REPU nicely and looks very good.

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted July 07, 2003 06:00 PM

So THAT's what the wheel...

...in my 'parts' REPU is from! Then again, how many different ones were offered, and on which models, over the years? I'm guessing they might've varied also by geographic destination...? Cool horn 'gimmick'! They should've wired 'em together and kept the two-tone blast.

       
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ovquick


Redlining
Posts: 253
posted July 07, 2003 10:01 PM

What's this wheel

I have only seen the REPU come with the standard steering wheel, which was the RX-4 wheel wirhout the extra horn buttons, all the others were added by owners seeking a different look than their buddies ride!
Almost all these wheels will fit the REPU, probably including the very nice real wood wheel from the Cosmos.

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted July 08, 2003 11:58 AM

I understand

that the other wheel was swapped in by a previous owner... and of course, you are quite right that they all fit, and the nicest is the 'real' wood one... unless, of course, you prefer the grip feel of a newer version...

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
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posted July 15, 2003 11:13 AM

Turns out that wheel is definately from an rx-3 wagon. I saw a few at the local very over-priced, upscale wrecking yard that has just about any car or truck you could imagine.
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'74 lawn-green
4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted July 15, 2003 11:41 AM

Might there still be a chance

of making a connection with a certain, friendly employee, who will give you a decent deal if you spend enough total? That is, if they do have enough oldschool goodies...

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted July 15, 2003 11:57 AM

I spent over $300 on a seat, 4 tail light asemblies, jack, spare tire mounting bracket/crang/pulley and wasnt able to get so much as a $5 price reduction. They are way over-priced. They have alot of stuff that otherwise might be imposible to find but you will pay dearly for it. And forget about most anything plastic. Light lenses seem to do ok, but everything else just gets so brittle after sitting in the middle of the desert for a couple years of 110 degree temps. Oh yeah, and they dont have any hood props.
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4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted July 15, 2003 12:08 PM

Bummer!

But since you were willing to spend as much as you did, you not only encouraged them, but I'd say you're ready to have a custom hood prop machined to your spec's... (If and when I'm ever ready to part with one, you're 1st on the list...)

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
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posted July 15, 2003 02:06 PM

I cannot believe I spent that much at the yard. I was just so excited see all they had that I couldnt control myself.

Custom machined hood prop would be cool, I wonder what I would end up paying for that? If I dont find anything in about a year I may go that route. Then the prop would be the bing blinginest thing on my REPU.
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4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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joerich


Newbie
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posted July 15, 2003 11:55 PM

are you just looking for a hood prop for like the 74 repu hoods. The little hinge?

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
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posted July 15, 2003 11:57 PM

quote:
are you just looking for a hood prop for like the 74 repu hoods. The little hinge?


Yeah, that is exactly what I have been looking for. You have any leads?

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joerich


Newbie
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posted July 21, 2003 10:53 PM

I probably have one or two of those around somewhere, but if they aren't here with me they could be in Idaho. I am pretty sure I at least still have one that someone retro fitted onto my 75 and it took me forever to find the proper 75 hood spring. Anyways I will look here in my garage and see if one came over with me, if not I will look at my other house in Idaho when we go over for Christmas. I will let you know as soon as I know for sure.

By the way do you know anyone with a complete battery box, I can't seem to locate a good one anymore.

       
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