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racer17j
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posted January 17, 2004 11:41 PM  
i think you can cut it off at thequick release coupling and add however much rod you need.

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supwitchew
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posted January 18, 2004 08:29 AM  
I think you're stretching it a little...but that's what the rules are there for.

racer17j
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posted January 18, 2004 08:53 AM  
Im 6'3" tall, and I have to put my seat as far back as I can just to have my big head clear the roll bars. That means I have to run a extention on my quick release. Sometimes the rules are written for one reason, and can be "bent" for saftey reasons. This might be a good one to call someone about. Wouldnt you hate to be sent off the track, or be DQ'ed because of a steering stem? I would!

I would read them clearly as you cannot add the extention, because they say the seat can be moved, but the steering cannot. Not really gray enough to take a chance. Give them a really good reason why you have to add the extension.

racer17j
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posted January 18, 2004 06:55 PM  
Racer,
We had this issue on one of our cars with two different drivers. After some serious thought and negotiating (killing a 6 pack)lol we opted to buy two steering wheels, one nearly flat and one 8" deep. But if you ran the deep wheel on the stock column with the coupler, voila, setback. Best of all, no rules violations. We can run tube steering but has to remain stock length. Good luck.

racer17j
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posted January 19, 2004 03:44 PM  
hey try this i think it will work. if you only need it exztended a few inches could you make up an extension piece put a collar on the end that goes on the steering column like you normally would make up a flange that would bolt to the outside of that with your extension welded on the out side. on the other end you put the adapter like you would have on the end of your normal steering shaft your wheel would go on that like normal any time you went through tech u pull out the short shaft and put it in your pocket hope that was understandable

chevelle
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posted January 21, 2004 07:35 PM  
Hers's a thought, might be a little costly, but look for a tilt telescope column, they are longer than a regular and then you have about 3 or 4 inches that it will telescope, look for them in cadillacs, or big late sixtys or early seventies Chryslers(the Chrysler columns are actually a Delco part). Oh yeah they might be heavier too.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
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posted January 22, 2004 08:17 AM  
I think I would fabricate a steering wheel with as deep a dish as I wanted. The spokes should be made of 1/2" dia rod or 1/8 x1" flat, use 3 or 4 spokes. I would use the stock rim trimmed of all its plastic and maybe even the hub from the stocker. I guess it would look funny to have a 24" deep dish steering wheel but when goofy rule makers.... SLEEPY

racer17j
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posted January 22, 2004 04:27 PM  
1 last idea go out in the yard find a tree and hang by your hands from a good sturdy branch next have a friend or realative start attaching 25lb weights to your belt your arms will reach the wheel in no time lol

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