Grant wheel and turn indicator reset rollpin

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Grant wheel and turn indicator reset rollpin

Post by rbarchi » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:36 pm

Anyone use a grant wheel with their roll pin for the turn indicator reset? The guy at TBP said they are notorious for breaking the plastic reset (return to center) arms. Any info appreciated.
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Post by TonyNokes » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:52 pm

I replaced mine three times before I gave up.... I would like a solution other than replacing the plastic cam regularly.

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Post by 69brightbluebronco » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:18 am

mine works fine with this setup...
and i have the toms turn signal switch assembly too.
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Post by Stan » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:32 am

I can't tell you exactly how I made it all work as it's been at least 8 years :) but i made a cam like device that snapped / pressed over the steering shaft in just the right place. In one of my " extra bolt/odd shit " boxes i found a spring steel retainer/ keeper - for something - that had a cam profile. After a little custom work - grinding and filing - i was able to press it on so it stayed in place and actually worked. :) and still is. The '68 on the other hand has the roll pins and it broke off the plastic " arms " within a year.
I know this isn't much help in the design area but thought it might give you an idea on how to build something . -- maybe with some plate aluminum ?
Or like Kyle ; maybe your next one won't break.
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Post by Viperwolf1 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:46 am

Pull the cam off the original steering wheel and put it on the grant adapter. Problem solved.
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Post by Stan » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:45 am

:lol: Always somebody with the smart answere .
Next time i've got the steering wheel off the '68 I'll check it out. -- The '76 already had a Grant wheel and the PO didn't have any of the associated parts - so all that creativity wasn't wasted. :)
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Post by rbarchi » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:49 pm

Wellllllll, if I had the original wheel that would be a fine option.... The cam thing got me thinking though. Thanks!
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Post by Viperwolf1 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:58 pm

Phil

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Post by Stan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:04 am

There ya go rb - could save you a lot of work.
Thanx Phil ; I'll have to order one of those " for next time"
Apparently the device i modified was a cam cancelor of some type as it looked silmilar but different. :)
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Post by Viperwolf1 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:07 pm

As I recall I might have had to cut the little piece of the lobe off that sticks up in the pic. It was a long time ago.
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Post by 69brightbluebronco » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:09 am

i was thinking about it the other day, i wonder if i shortened the roll pins in mine? then they push less on the turn signal arms in there. i dont know if that makes any sense though...
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