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    it looks like the bottom of the column now may be in the area of the pedals which may cause issues with them. if you did what i suggested and just angled the mount where the column bolts to the 'framework' the wheel would be lower but the column at the pedal area would be in the same place.
    bolt it back up with the thin bit of wood but leave the bolts loose which will allow the weight of the wheel to lower/angle the column and wheel to where you need it.
    this also makes the wheel more vertical like a vintage car. once the position is correct make an angled bracket to hold it there. it's not rocket science. all you've done is space the whole thing down but not changed the angle at all.
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    Thanks for your input , I am listening and still fiddling

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    it looks like the bottom of the column now may be in the area of the pedals which may cause issues with them. if you did what i suggested and just angled the mount where the column bolts to the 'framework' the wheel would be lower but the column at the pedal area would be in the same place.
    The picture does show it being tight however there is clearance and the pedals are well below the visible bit of the column.

    bolt it back up with the thin bit of wood but leave the bolts loose which will allow the weight of the wheel to lower/angle the column and wheel to where you need it.
    On my list to try.

    this also makes the wheel more vertical like a vintage car. once the position is correct make an angled bracket to hold it there.
    Need to try more vertical , if there is clearance for my knee's

    all you've done is space the whole thing down but not changed the angle at all. neil.
    yes I have not changed the angle , I am not sure the angle was wrong ?

    The plate wood mount moved the column both up and back.

    The new wood mount now only moves the column back , which is a big improvement.

    all a learning curve for me , but enjoying most of it never the less Paul

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    in case it helps paul,





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    Still trawling your thread for how to do things and idea's.

    been looking at your the torch/bulkhead/radiator idea , sadly my garage is short and the drive slopes so steeply I think the torch would have to be halfway down the drive and @ 10ft height !

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    the point about changing the angle of the column is it will make the wheel more vertical without putting it any closer to your knees. think of it like this, the column angle pivots at the mount which swings the wheel in an arc. the lower (more horizontal) the column is (at the wheel) the more vertical the wheel becomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Robert

    Still trawling your thread for how to do things and idea's.

    been looking at your the torch/bulkhead/radiator idea , sadly my garage is short and the drive slopes so steeply I think the torch would have to be halfway down the drive and @ 10ft height !

    Always amazes me you found room in Medusa for your feet

    Paul
    well i do have to wear my special "M.B.S." (medusa ballet shoes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    without putting it any closer to your knees. neil.
    That is the bit that puzzles me ?



    No time today to play , honey do list day ...

    maybe tomorrow Paul

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    the pivot point has to travel upwards as well paul.

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    as you seem to be getting in a bit of a twist, put the steering wheel where you want it, ignore any routing so far and then join the dots to the steering box....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    That is the bit that puzzles me ?



    No time today to play , honey do list day ...

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    no closer to your knees than with the 4" block of wood your last mockup showed. if the wheel is where you want it with that 4" mockup all you need to do is raise the bracket end (but not the wheel) back up and replace the block of wood with a thin angled bracket. without lifting the wheel it is now more vertical. tadaaaa!
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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