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Old 16th-January-2013, 11:52 PM   #31
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Their kit does not have an upper bearing and it does not lock the shaft in and out either. If a set screw comes loose the steering wheel can pull out. No good...
Their kit has two set collars and two torrington thrust bearings. The aluminum sleeve is screwed to the column tube and a collar is placed above and below the sleeve to lock the shaft from moving up and down. The trust bearings make it all turn smoothly. Here are the instructions: http://www.classicperform.com/Instru.../PDF/CPBCS.pdf
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Old 17th-January-2013, 01:02 AM   #32
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Their kit has two set collars and two torrington thrust bearings. The aluminum sleeve is screwed to the column tube and a collar is placed above and below the sleeve to lock the shaft from moving up and down. The trust bearings make it all turn smoothly. Here are the instructions: http://www.classicperform.com/Instru.../PDF/CPBCS.pdf
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Thats good, I still dont see an upper bearing so the stock tiny bearing in the plastic turnsignal housing takes alot of the load. I used an upper bearing in this column for half price of the cpp kit. Whatever works.
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Thats good, I still dont see an upper bearing so the stock tiny bearing in the plastic turnsignal housing takes alot of the load. I used an upper bearing in this column for half price of the cpp kit. Whatever works.
Do you possibly know what your steering shaft length is? I've been trying to have this question answered a few times to no avail.

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Old 17th-January-2013, 01:18 AM   #34
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To answer the last 2 questions, the way I did it not work with a column shift as far as I know but its a possibility to make it work. I am using a muncie so I did not even consider the column shift possibility. FYI this was a 3 on the tree column to start with.

And yes it will work with a 62 column as long as you go floor shift.
What did you do to get the shift collar from the three on the tree back on.
my column still has the shifter tubes in it where it mounts your column looks empty
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Old 17th-January-2013, 02:23 AM   #35
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Do you possibly know what your steering shaft length is? I've been trying to have this question answered a few times to no avail.

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I did not take any measurements. I cut it off as close to the box as possible. When I mounted it in the car with the rack in place and u-joints mounted I cut the intermediate shaft to fit.
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What did you do to get the shift collar from the three on the tree back on.
my column still has the shifter tubes in it where it mounts your column looks empty
It just slips back on if im not mistaken and locks in place. Cant exactly remember what I did, i'll take a look and report back.
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I'm looking closely at this approach to go with CBR R&P at some point this year. Has anyone done this with a column shift?
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I did not take any measurements. I cut it off as close to the box as possible. When I mounted it in the car with the rack in place and u-joints mounted I cut the intermediate shaft to fit.
Would you possibly be able to get an approximate measurement? I have a line on a 22" DD shaft but waiting to buy it till I find out what other peoples setup is.

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I'm looking closely at this approach to go with CBR R&P at some point this year. Has anyone done this with a column shift?
John, if i can get the Moordoor in high gear i'll be (trying) to use a '64 column shift with my 700r4 (shiftworks/Kugle style shifter) and the ChurchBoys system... if i get there before you, i'll share... you get there first, hook me up willya?
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Great thread Ryan! What rack are you using and steering arms at the spindle? ( i'm assuming your front end is stock?)

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Would you possibly be able to get an approximate measurement? I have a line on a 22" DD shaft but waiting to buy it till I find out what other peoples setup is.

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I could get an exact measurement but it was around 16"
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Great thread Ryan! What rack are you using and steering arms at the spindle? ( i'm assuming your front end is stock?)
Its the CBR set-up the billet steel steering arms a chevette power rack. Thanks!
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thanks to Ryan and this thread... yesterday David and i went to a standard, regular ol'swapmeet in Victorville, Ca. and while walking through the isles i spotted a couple boxes on a table with collard bearings... "Hey, this looks like what Ryan was talking about!" i logged onto SNS with my phone, double checked Ryan's info and compared with the bearing in hand... sure enough it was an ER12 bearing... FOR 5 BUCKS!!!

i've seen them go from $20-$45.00!!!

Thanks for the info Ryan!!!
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thanks to Ryan and this thread... yesterday David and i went to a standard, regular ol'swapmeet in Victorville, Ca. and while walking through the isles i spotted a couple boxes on a table with collard bearings... "Hey, this looks like what Ryan was talking about!" i logged onto SNS with my phone, double checked Ryan's info and compared with the bearing in hand... sure enough it was an ER12 bearing... FOR 5 BUCKS!!!

i've seen them go from $20-$45.00!!!

Thanks for the info Ryan!!!
I just bought my pair of bearings together for $15 on eBay, new in box.


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would have liked to keep my stock column but some moron cut it way to short to even use at all. great job though.
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