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Chris Craft Sportsman Steering wheel

Post by cbducks » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:38 pm

I would like to start by saying I'm new to the site and after years of research and every book bought I just bought my first 1958 Chris Craft Sportsman 17'. I'm in the process of removing the hardware, flooring and soon the engine, but I've run into trouble figuring out which steering wheel I have. I either have to remove the linkage or counter-quarter turn the horn button (which does not seam to work). So with penetrating oil at hand, I ask for any advice where to tackle this first challenge.

Thanks to all the wealth of knowledge on this site and look forward to any advice forwarded.

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Post by Doug P » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:04 pm

Welcome, most inquiries have been posted before....use the search button on the top bar

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... ring+wheel

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Post by Jim Godlewski » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:03 am

Hello Chris! Welcome to the Club.

We were just talking about this model on another post http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... highlight=

Nice boat you have there. Please be sure to register your boat in the Hull Registry if you haven’t already.

I ended up making a backer plate for the puller to grab onto. It's just an I would say a half inch thick, six inch in diameter piece of aluminum with a slot for the column.




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Post by drrot » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:59 am

How about a photo of the wheel?
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Post by cbducks » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:41 pm

drrot wrote:How about a photo of the wheel?
Sorry, should have taken one yesterday. Also Jim, great idea for the part to help pull the wheel. Does anyone have a particular type of wheel puller to use that they would recommend? I will be renting it from a auto parts store.

Thanks again, much appreciated.


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Post by Jim Godlewski » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:55 pm

Chris,
That wheel looks like its in good shape.
I used a puller something like this http://www.autozone.com/autozone/access ... rget=shelf
I had one laying around so I'm not sure if this is the exact one. Check the reach to be sure.
1956 17 Sportsman CC-17-2310
1930 Model 100 7152
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Post by drrot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:40 am

At the bottom of the column you have to disconnect the throttle rod and horn wire. Good idea to take photos. Disconnect those and pull the throttle lever and rod out. loosen but don't remove the nut behind the throttle lever. Sometimes you can have someone pull on the wheel while you hit a hardwood block you have placed on the nut. Be careful as the threads are pretty thin. If that don't work use a puller. Sometimes a prop puller will work.
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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