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 Posted: 09-17-2011 03:48 pm
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SpeedyMitch
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Several months ago I purchased a Lecarra adapter kit. Advertised as NOS but clearly used it even included the original box. The part number on the box is B-35J-.

Upon installation I found that it is too large for the splines on my '73 (#12827).

Do I have the wrong adapter, am I missing a part to convert the larger splines to my column, or were there more than one column size used at the factory?

Thanks in advance,

Mitch

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 Posted: 09-19-2011 04:41 pm
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I've been researching new steering wheels for my car. B35-J is the boss for a J_H (B35 is a Vauxhall Viva, the J is for a Jensen badge I think). If you look at the boss you should see "B35" moulded into it. If it isn't there it could be that someone has put an incorrect boss in a J-H box. If that's the case, you have a good case to return it to the seller.

Mike

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 Posted: 09-19-2011 04:59 pm
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Thanks for the excellent information Mike. The only thing on the hub/boss is "Made In France".

In your research have you identified any alternative or other source for the boss?

Thanks in advance,

Mitch

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 Posted: 09-20-2011 06:12 pm
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There's a B35-J boss for sale on eBay UK:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-LITA-B35J-Boss-Kit-hub-JENSEN-HEALEY-models-/120780007707?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D2%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2917514323890896521

Does yours look anything like it?

I'll look for the other suppliers that I found and post what I find.

Mike

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 Posted: 09-20-2011 06:19 pm
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here's another (cheaper) source for the boss:

http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p15194/Steering-Wheel-Boss-for-VAUXHALL-Viva-HB-All-Years-from-Springalex/product_info.html

unfortunately also in the UK

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 Posted: 11-18-2011 03:39 pm
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SpeedyMitch wrote: Upon installation I found that it is too large for the splines on my '73 (#12827).
Can somebody please verify that the "standard" spline measures 5/8"?

Thanks in advance.

Attachment: JH Steering Spline Measurement.jpg (Downloaded 53 times)

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 Posted: 11-19-2011 02:39 am
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Just cut the hub out of the stock steering wheel and bolt on the new rim.

Sheesh, OK I'll go and measure. :-)

Kurt

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 Posted: 11-19-2011 10:28 pm
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I measured the internal diameter of my old steering wheel and it is indeed .625", = 5/8". I had the tangs of the caliper seated in the grooves. There are 36 splines.

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