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Venom55
04-15-2003, 07:50 PM
Where can i get one?

www.buyfordmotorsport.com has one but it doesn't say it is the FR500.

What all is involved in changing out the steering wheel?

is it hard?

thanks,

mike

cobrabitn
04-16-2003, 11:33 AM
If Joe Cool can do it, I'm sure you can too. I believe it is all bolt in but since we have some Open track gurus, like Tom and John, they can probably tell you what you need or who knows, maybe even help you out? ;)

98banana
04-16-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
If Joe Cool can do it, I'm sure you can too. I believe it is all bolt in but since we have some Open track gurus, like Tom and John, they can probably tell you what you need or who knows, maybe even help you out? ;)

I would assume the job is pretty easy to do. I think tcrews swapped his out. Not sure though.

I have no experience removing the steering wheel though since I took out the entire column and wheel in one piece. :D

Mystic_Cobra
04-16-2003, 01:58 PM
http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/fcar/fr500wheel.htm

How - To

According this article the one on buyfordmotorsport.com for $159 is it. M-3601-B


also at gefracing.com

another how-to
http://www.fnsweet.com/garage/fr500/index.shtml

Venom55
04-16-2003, 08:23 PM
thanks for the replies guys, buyfordmotorsport.com has the best price as far as i can see so i'll get it from them.

Mike

GeoSnake
04-18-2003, 10:56 AM
I want to do this swap as well but that is a chunk of change for metal, padding and leather.

Venom55
04-18-2003, 07:07 PM
yah well my current steering wheel's leather is showing signs of wear and i feel it might start to peel soon...so that's why i'm getting it.

Bartman01
04-21-2003, 10:06 PM
I did mine, not too difficult. The instructions that come with the wheel are pretty good.

2 recommendations:

1) Put a washer or nut between the puller and the steering wheel shaft. The metal of the column was softer than the metal on the puller and I could see it starting to get marred by the puller before I backed off and used a nut as a spacer. The puller put a nice mark on the nut where it came into contact with it.

2) Get a torque wrench if you don't have one for torquing the bolt back on.

Venom55
04-22-2003, 09:47 PM
How do you know the wheel is centered on the shaft? is there a mark or something on the shaft and the wheel? i ordered it yesterday so i hope it gets here by the weekend.

Mike

Bartman01
04-22-2003, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Venom55
How do you know the wheel is centered on the shaft? is there a mark or something on the shaft and the wheel?


There is a mark on the wheel and on the shaft. On top of that, it really only goes on one way. There is a little bit of play in the fit before the nut is tightend, but not much. If the new wheel isn't centered (not likely but possible), you will need to get the front end adjusted to fix it.

Venom55
04-23-2003, 08:31 PM
i see, so if you don't have your marks lined up the other bolts and stuff won't line up...cool.

Bartman01
04-23-2003, 11:22 PM
Actually, there is only one bolt holding the wheel on the shaft (in the middle).

wbpo
05-09-2003, 10:10 PM
Yes it is a lot for metal, rubber, and padding. But if everyone had one, why would you want to...
http://images.cardomain.com/member_img_a/322000-322999/322306_18_full.jpg