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buck44
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throttle tube with horn wire

Post by buck44 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:38 pm

How do you get the throttle tube which includes the horn wire out of a steering column. I would like to remove so that the wheel can be restored but it seems rusted to the bottom of the steering box. I removed the clamp that moves the linkage back to the engine but the tube wont move. any suggestions.

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Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Post by JimF » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:37 pm

The only thing holding the rod from coming out of the steering column is the little arm that connects to the throttle linkage. There should be a bolt and nut clamp that should loosen to set free the tube. Can you post a picture?
1930 Chris-Craft Model 100 20' "MOXIE"
1935 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "ALICE K II"
1938 Old Town canoe
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Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Post by jbyers » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:25 pm

Not to be a downer, but even with the tube removed I never could get the steering wheel off so I couldn't properly restore my steering wheel. I am attaching some pictures of what mine looked like (58 Cavalier) just in case that might help anything.
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Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Post by JimF » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:57 pm

Looking at your pictures I think we have a question of part names. You have removed what I would call the throttle tube, the piece that contains the horn wire and is held in with the throttle arm at the base. The other part down there is the throttle brake which creates friction to hold the throttle at whatever speed you have selected. Your wheel is just plain stuck on the shaft which is a common problem. Some wheels have threaded holes for a wheel puller but yours does not seem to have those. A steady dose of penetrating oil (P-Blaster?) or other might help. Then you would have to tap gently from behind the wheel to push it off the tapered shaft. This could take several days and you might have to rig up something to put pressure on the wheel. Do not apply pressure to the end of the shaft unless you put the nut back on. Those threads will damage easily.
1930 Chris-Craft Model 100 20' "MOXIE"
1935 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "ALICE K II"
1938 Old Town canoe
1940 Chris-Craft Red and White 25' "Old Paint"
1942 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "Blue Moon II"
1946 Chris-Craft Sportsman 25' "CinCity"

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Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Post by jbyers » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:08 pm

Thanks. I soaked it with penetrating oil and still no luck. I think there might be a key down in that slot. Either way I'm sure I didn't have the correct tools.

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Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:56 am

I made a aluminum plate that goes behind the wheel for a puller to grab on. My steering wheel was tough to get off.
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Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Post by buck44 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks for the replies but I think that the throttle tube is rusted to the base. I have put pent. oil but to no avail. I shall keep trying because right now I have no throttle since it wont move.

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