I am trying to replace the steering wheel on my '68 SS. It is the original, black 3 spoke with the SS in the middle. I got the shroud off with the three screws at the ends of the spokes on the underside of the wheel. Now there is a problem. I got the big nut off the shaft and the washer, but there are no threaded holes to put the puller bolts in! There are two holes that look like they are the right size, across from each other, then the hole where the spring for the horn wires goes. I tried VERY carefully to thread the bolts into the holes, but they do not go in straight, and I end up twisting the bolt heads off eventually. Basically, I am asking if there are any alternative ways of getting the wheel off? It is being replaced, and not really in good shape, so if I have to wreck it to get it off that's ok, but I really would like to avoid that and keep the wheel 'useable'. I have not seen a wheel that you had to make your own threads in?!?
The car doesn't have an engine . . . the engine has a car.