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Old 05-10-2012, 18:49   #1
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Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

I need to put a new steering wheel (destroyer type) on my 40 year old Albin 34. The hub shaft I have is a straight 3/4". All the wheels I've found are made to fit either a 1" shaft or a tapered 3/4" shaft. I've searched for hub adapters, the only ones I've found are made for tapered 3/4" to 1". Always had tiller steering before so new to this realm of pedestals, quadrants etc. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-10-2012, 21:00   #2
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Re: Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

Most any machine shop anywhere will be able to fix ya up in a flash no prob ! Might cost a little but it will be fixed !! Just a thought
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:42   #3
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Re: Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

Thanks bobconnie, great idea!

Now why didn't I think of that? Just not used to having anything fabricated anymore, I guess...
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Re: Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

Pretty straight forward change. A 3/4 to 1 " bushing, brass pinned to the 3/4 shaft, with a key of rectangular section to allow for the extra height needed.
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Re: Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

A 3/4 tapered female to 3/4 straight male will be a fairly easy. Mine was the opposite, a challenge. It'll have a very thin wall though but doable.

It'll need some sort of a shoulder to keep it from sliding up the shaft.
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Re: Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

If you were in Australia we could do a swap
I need a tapered and I currently have a straight one.
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Re: Changing wheel - hub adaptor question

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A 3/4 tapered female to 3/4 straight male will be a fairly easy. Mine was the opposite, a challenge. It'll have a very thin wall though but doable.

It'll need some sort of a shoulder to keep it from sliding up the shaft.
Del, think about that , he is looking to go in another direction. 3/4" straight to 1" straight (Edson wheel?), if I read correctly.

Edit:--or are you thinking just machine the taper out of an Edson standard taper to straight adaptor, that might work
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3/4" straight to 1" straight (Edson wheel?), if I read correctly.

Blue...you read correct.
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