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Thread: Steering Wheel Height Adjustment

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    I did buy a used 305mm steering wheel without shift lights which helped alot. So then I found a 320mm momo steering wheel that also has a flat bottom that I thought was perfect. The 320mm momo has the 6 bolt pattern so I also got a billet aluminum hub adapter ($19 on ebay) that converts from the 3 bolt pattern to the 6 bolt pattern:

    Billet aluminum Steering Hub adapter:
    Steering Hub Adapter.jpg

    At this point I can really see enough of the dash for my sitting height, but could always use a little more.

    So I removed the CF dash, and reconfigured how the SPA dash mounts to the CF dash which lowers it just over 1/4" and makes for a more secure mounting. I did have to take the back off the SPA dash temporarily to mount it the new way. Here are some pictures:

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    Original Blue mounting screws:
    Original Mounting Points.jpg

    New mounting screws:
    New Mounting Screws.jpg New Mounting Screws Bottom.jpg

    SPA Dash lowered just over 1/4" inside CF frame:
    Spa Dash lowered in CF frame.jpg

    When I get everything reassembled I will take some Point of View pictures again and see how the instrument cluster view looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourFather View Post
    Minor threadjack- Does anyone know where to source one of the tiny red pushbottons for the microdash steering wheel pushbuttons? Just the button itself, the shaft is still in place and working, but a button came off and refuses to reveal where it is hiding-
    Radio Shack used to sell similar (but not identical) buttons in packs of 5. The caps from those will fit on the Microdash. However, they seem to have discontinued that part (I bought them at least 15 years ago). This product looks similar and is a pack of 1 red, 1 black. No guarantee it fits, though:


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    That sure looks like it will work. Thank you, Terry, and I owe you-again-

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourFather View Post
    That sure looks like it will work. Thank you, Terry, and I owe you-again-
    A suggestion - put a little dab of bathtub caulk on the end of the shaft before applying the button. That will provide a little more grip, but the button can still be removed with some effort (you need to take the button off to dis-mount the switch, for example if you were moving to a different steering wheel).

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    Good tip-Thanks again, and will do.

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    Well, I put it all together and here is the final instrument cluster view:

    Final Instrument Cluster View.jpg

    A vast improvement from this:

    Dash view with SPA Shift Lights.jpg

    A quick recap of what I had to do:

    1) Raise Steering column collar using the 4 bolts. I was only able to raise the collar about 2/3 of the available adjustment height because the steering column clearance decreases as you raise the collar to the point where it went to 0 at 2/3 height adjustment. The steering wheel also started squeaking with 0 tolerance.

    2) Shave down the steering collar extension tube to allow for more clearance and move the steering column collar all the way to the top of the slots for the 4 bolts. (I could have loosened the steering rack and moved it slightly to the left to give a little more tolerance, but I did not want to mess with it. That is probably how Brammo would have done it.)

    3) Replaced 305mm shift light steering wheel with 320mm steering wheel.

    4) Lower SPA Kit dash about 1/4" by attaching to the bottom of the CF cover instead of the sides.

    It is nice to be able to see the upper RPM range of the gauge!

    Now I have to figure out a shift light alternative. I plan to tap into the SPA shift light connector and light up some LEDs.

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