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Steering wheel change
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I have the original, now non functioning, 3 spoke rim blow steering wheel. Although authentic it's such a thin rim and is quite large so I was thinking of changing it for a grant classic nostalgia wood one. Seems it comes as either a 15 inch or 13.5 inch with a near 4 inch dish.

As I have power steering I'm leaning towards the smaller 13.5 version. Seems to look good in the car (not sure what the size is in the above pic)

Has anyone switched to this wheel and any thoughts re size? Will the 13.5 inch one still clear the speedo and tach dials?

Thanks
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#2
I have a 14" and cannot clearly see the speedo. Just an FYI. If I was shorter it would prob be ok. I'm 6'2".

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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(10-22-2018, 08:34 AM)73pony Wrote: I have a 14" and cannot clearly see the speedo. Just an FYI. If I was shorter it would prob be ok. I'm 6'2".

Ah OK I'll check for different sizes then thanks. However I'm only 5' 8" so maybe it would work for me!
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#4
At 5'8" you would most likely be able to see the speedo. I don't need to drop 6" to see it. I can try to get a pic from my vantage point then drop the camera 6" and take another and post for you today.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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(10-22-2018, 08:53 AM)73pony Wrote: At 5'8" you would most likely be able to see the speedo. I don't need to drop 6" to see it. I can try to get a pic from my vantage point then drop the camera 6" and take another and post for you today.

Thanks so much Jason, that would be great, cheers!
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#6
Here are the pics. Hope this helps.


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'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#7
I'm 6" and have a 14" wheel and no problem seeing the gauges.

(10-22-2018, 08:34 AM)73pony Wrote: I have a 14" and cannot clearly see the speedo. Just an FYI. If I was shorter it would prob be ok. I'm 6'2".

Way to plan ahead, you should shrink a few inches over the coming years Wink

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#8
Ha. Thanks.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#9
I have the 13.5 inch Grant Classic and not much problem seeing gauges plus gives me extra leg room
I do like the look of this steering wheel but be aware you most likely will have some issues with the turn signal switch contacts and/or horn button causing shorts
I ended up making a spacer (one supplied was too short) to bring the wheel further away from the turn signal contacts and taped the contacts over
Hopefully you don't have these issues but many people do, search Grant steering wheel problems and you will find out
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#10
I'm just under 5'8" and have a grant 15" with power steering.

No problem as I see all the gauges fine.

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