Simplicity Steering Wheel


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Old 12-08-22, 06:59 PM
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Simplicity Steering Wheel

I have a 1977 Simplicity Landlord Tractor #1690333 that runs and drives great except for a steering wheel that wobbles on the steering shaft. I am looking for a product that I can fasten the wheel to the shaft but still be able to remove the steering wheel when necessary. There is a bolt that goes thru the wheel, thru the shaft and then back out thru the wheel on the other side then fastened with a nut. This set up allows the wheel to turn the shaft correctly but the wobble is really irritating. Ideas are welcome!
 
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Old 12-09-22, 10:15 PM
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Coat the shaft with a spray on release agent, maybe pam cooking spray or silicone, or wrap it with a layer of teflon tape and put the steering wheel on with a good coating of JB weld in there. The JBweld will fill the gap and stop the flopping but the release agent will allow it to come off when needed.
 
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Old 12-09-22, 10:16 AM
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Depends how much machine type work you want to do. You could start with a bronze bushing. Drill the steering wheel and press in the bushing. Then drll the ID of the bushing for the shaft. I'd press fit everything.



 
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Old 12-09-22, 11:39 AM
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probably not enough info to really help but the wobble is not normal so is the wheel worn, shaft worn where is the wobble coming from and can you get replacement parts for something this old.
 
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Old 12-09-22, 04:56 PM
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I think the wobble comes from the wheel being aftermaket rather than a Simplicity OEM Part. (try getting one of those today lol) I was hoping for a suggestion of perhaps a Loctite product to hold me until the snow season passes here in Ohio this winter. THEN I can do the machine work suggested. Thanks for getting back to me.
 
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Old 12-09-22, 10:19 PM
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would take it apart and inspect it.
its possible you may find a steering wheel with the same spline or mounting if that is the issue.
 
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Old 12-10-22, 05:30 PM
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I have teflon tape and JB weld. Will try that soon!
 
 

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