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Racetech Steering Wheel - Made in U.K.
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Date: May 12, 2009 11:47AM

I thought you guys might enjoy seeing these snapshots of two Christmas presents I finally installed yesterday.

My bride, Lisa, gave me this Racetech 13" suede steering wheel (pn: RTSW3BS. Thanks Lisa!!!)

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I like this quote from the Racetech website: "The Racetech Design range of steering wheels are the lightest steering wheels available on the market." Every ounce counts! Actually, I think its even cooler that these wheels are made in England.

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The steering wheel hub is from Allstar Performance (pn: ALL52302. Thanks Ted!!!) The steering column is homemade. Don't try this at home. A collapsible steering column would be safer! It's made from a 1" OD x 1/8" seamless tube running in two Garlock DU flanged bushings that are simply pressed into the two ends of a 1.25" mild steel tube. Many race cars mount the steering column on Heim joints... but I came up with this design so that I could easily mount a turn signal switch and tachometer (etc.) right to the column. The turn signal switch, incidentally, is vintage Microswitch.


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