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man i have been having the hardest time pulling a steering wheel collar off a '68 vette, i ever had in my life! someone before me had messed up the threads in the collar that are to be used with a standard puller. i tried going on the o.d. of the collar with a different type of nowhere....went in and took the damaged threads up a size and retapped....still would not come off...switched to a harmonic balancer puller to get more horsepower on it and all that did was take out the new threads. finally i got busy in the tool room at work and rigged up this little deal to pick up on the threaded holes for the steering wheel. still had to use a 1/2" breaker bar and i mean lean into big time but let go and came off the shaft. now i got some more thread damage to repair on the steering column post but i think i can fix them up. pic of the "government job" tooling attached for those who may run into the same thing on a vette. darn picture was to large of a file to upload. sorry i will try and edit one in later. here it is. [BTW that one screw is not started crooked, LOL, i just stuck it in for the photo to show where the screws picked up on the steering wheel bolt circle]
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