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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Stephen,
You should be able to use a long screwdriver and reach through the grill slots to push the stator tube into the steering box without removing the grill. Make sure you have a rag with you to wipe any oil that will drip off of the stator tube when you pull it out so it doesn't get on your carpet or the seats. Once the stator is out plug the hole in the steering box so the oil doesn't run out. It may be a bit difficult to reinsert the lower tube into the hole in the steering box when you go to re assemble it. You will need an extra person. You will attach the upper and lower sections of the tube together then connect the wires to the end of the fishing line at the steering wheel. The person helping you will go to the steering box end and slowly pull on the fishing line as you feed the stator tube assembly and the wires into the steering column.
Peter

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stefano rosati Avatar
Firenze, firenze, Italy   ITA
1959 Austin-Healey 100-Six "Bambina"
Thank you Peter for your exhaustive explanation !! Saluti Stefano

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Stefano,
Were you able to get the stator tube repaired or did you have to take it to a shop?
Peter

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stefano rosati Avatar
Firenze, firenze, Italy   ITA
1959 Austin-Healey 100-Six "Bambina"
I have not started work yet. Tomorrow afternoon I make the first check to see if the nut and the olive are in place and to check the short stator that is not damaged at the keys. Then I will let you know . Thank you and greetings Stefano

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Stefano,
Here's a few photos of the problem I have with my Stator Tube.
The tube got twisted and cracked so I'm replacing it.

You may want to slide the Stator Tube into the Steering Column first
then have an assistant pull the wires slowly down the tube
as you guide the Turn Signal Assembly towards the Steering Wheel Hub.
Pull the Stator Tube out of the steering column so you can hold it and
line up the little indentations in the short tube with the slot in the Stator Tube and
slide them together until they stop.

Make sure the steering wheel and that the Signal Light lever are straight then
tighten the nut and olive then the 3 set screws.

I've attached a photo of the wires that go through the steering column so you can see
how they are wrapped together.

You'll want to weave a string or wire onto them so you can pull them down the tube.

Keep us posted.

In bocca al lupo,
Peter Carbone
sa vidi amo



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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Great pictures Pete!
Peter

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
I was the photographer and graphic designer for a local PBS station in a former life.

stefano rosati Avatar
Firenze, firenze, Italy   ITA
1959 Austin-Healey 100-Six "Bambina"
Thanks Peter, the photos and your explanations are a great help. The only doubt: from the picture I can see the connectors of the electric wires and this means that you have detached them. In some articles, on the other hand, I have read about cutting the wires that come out of the steering box. What do you advise ? Thanks for everything Stefano

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Stefano,

You shouldn't need to cut them because they are designed to slide through the tube if wrapped correctly.
Be sure and attach a string to them before you pull them out.

If you cut them they can be reattached with Butt Connectors and that should be fine.

You will need to remove the grill to get at the wires especially when installing them.

Peter



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-11-12 05:31 AM by petnatcar.

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Pete and Stefano
I was able to remove and install both my wires and the stator tube without removing the grill. Jack up the car and remove the splash panel and front wheel on the drivers side. You can then get to the front of the steering box, the wires, nut and ferrule. Also, most cars by now have had the air deflectors removed which also provides clearance from underneath.
Pete

stefano rosati Avatar
Firenze, firenze, Italy   ITA
1959 Austin-Healey 100-Six "Bambina"
Thank you all for the invaluable advice , Stefano

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