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#1 5veinte1

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

Hi,

Does anyone know if the column from a 1978 620 will work on a 1970 521?  Long story, but I took mine apart and when I tried to get it back together it pushed out the cap (along with all of the fluid) and is not going back together well.  I didn't like how long the column was, and I would also like to find out when they became collapsible for safety reasons.  Thanks!



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

I did this on my 620 also.

 

 

The 720 has collapsible steering column.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:59 PM

IIRC there is a block with teeth on it that the sector shaft mates with. It needs to be centered on the worm gear (equal distance from each end) then the sector shaft engaged. If off to one side when steering, the steering over extends and punches out the plug.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 04:11 AM

If you're not familiar with the guts of the box, this vid may help clear things up a bit.  You should be able to see what Mike is talking about with the "centering".

 


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:10 PM

Does anyone else just love when you look at an acronym and it just speaks to you?  I've been looking at datzenmike's post above all week trying to figure out IIRC and then I just looked at it now and BAM-If I Remember Correctly.  Jezuz I can't believe it took me that long!



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

They typically come up if you google them.....I can't tell you how many times I've had to do that!!!


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:10 AM

I didnt even know 😅 I thought that was an aftermarket brand...
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