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Triumph TR6 - Steering Column

Does anyone know if the steering column has any adjustment in it at all? Is there any way the length can be adjusted (short of having a new main shaft fabricated) or the angle at which it enters the interior? My right leg is jambed in between the steering wheel and the radio console.

Ken
Ken Jackson

Sorry Ken, I'm not aware of any adjustment on the column. I replaced my steering wheel with a 13" dished one to solve the problem you're having though.

Rick O.
72 TR6
Rick Orthen

Thanks Rick,

how much of an improvement was it? Im also thinking of not installing the radio console for more room

Ken
Ken Jackson

The new wheel made a great deal of difference. Before the swap, my right leg was imprisoned; after, I can move it side-to-side no problem. As far a removing the console, I believe it may also be a structural support for the stuff above it.

I have also found that my right knee hits the crash pad if I don't slide my foot up on the accelerator pedal. Some have bent the pedal to achieve more leg room. I intend to put the stiff spring back on the cross shaft so I can rest my foot on the pedal without affecting the throttle. I originally replaced it with the weak spring to increase throttle sensitivity and decrease the wear on those SOB shaft bushings.

Rick O.
Rick Orthen

There was a post a couple of weeks ago about someone who has removed the dash support and has been off for a while with no problem found.
Don
DON KELLY

Thanks Rick,
my leg is also "imprisoned" as you say. Hope it works. Thanks also Don, yes saw that thread a while ago. I believe Chris Trace mentioned he found it not really necessary, that the dash is well attached at several points with bolts. So if it means any more freedom, it doesnt get put back in.

Ken
Ken Jackson

This thread was discussed between 05/05/2005 and 07/05/2005

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