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> Left Side Ignition, converting your dash
peteyd
post Mar 17 2017, 06:07 PM
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Originally the thickness is .035"

What do people want? I have material that is .045" and .032" It will be cut out of galvaneel steel, which wont rust so there is no need to paint it. It also polishes up pretty nice with some scotch brite

I can cut either thickness, but I don't want to cut both.

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post Mar 17 2017, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE(peteyd @ Mar 18 2017, 12:07 AM) *

Originally the thickness is .035"

What do people want? I have material that is .045" and .032" It will be cut out of galvaneel steel, which wont rust so there is no need to paint it. It also polishes up pretty nice with some scotch brite

I can cut either thickness, but I don't want to cut both.

Pete


Pete, I would be really tempted to do it out of the thicker material. My new one I recall is very thin and yours looks like it has pulled up in where it has bolted up. I can't see that it's going to make a difference in mounting up, clearance with the plastic escutcheon etc

Thanks for doing this BTW and demonstrates exactly why this site and members are great (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Mar 18 2017, 08:29 AM
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For those that have requested a thicker gauge metal, this may have been deliberate by Porsche. I've had a few of these and some customers' as well. When they distort they are very easily flattened back with a standard hammer and a flat surface and are good to go.

Don't forget that this is a malleable fixing plate to install the heavy unbalanced 911 style ignition. The weight and design of this ignition, and the way these older cars go down the road make the ignition move a lot even when properly installed. I think the thinner gauge and softness of the metal are supposed to behave more like a crush washer so the plate takes the impact and vibration from daily driving, instead of the soft threads of the mounting holes in the zinc casting of the steering lock housing.

This is just my opinion and reasoning. Then again maybe Porsche just cheapened out, but I would rather save the threads and have the plate give out, not the $950 ignition assembly.



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post Mar 18 2017, 09:38 AM
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Because you have the .045 in stock that would be my vote.

A class 8.8 M6 bolt requires a minimum 9.6mm of threads of engagement. There are 18mm of available threads in the lock. Therefore with a 20mm long bolt the risk of damaging the threads in the lock are minimal. I under stand tweet's post it is a very expensive part.

I have found a suitable black pan head screw and I have extras if anyone want some for their clone or real left side ignition. If interested please send me a PM

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QUOTE(peteyd @ Mar 17 2017, 04:07 PM) *

Originally the thickness is .035"

What do people want? I have material that is .045" and .032" It will be cut out of galvaneel steel, which wont rust so there is no need to paint it. It also polishes up pretty nice with some scotch brite

I can cut either thickness, but I don't want to cut both.

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post Mar 19 2017, 09:40 AM
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If the u joints are the same between the 914 & 914-6 then why wont my 911 steering shaft slide on to my U joint? I can't find any burrs or damage and it will slide on to my 914 steering shaft?

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post Mar 20 2017, 12:02 PM
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We finished cutting out the shims today.

They are cut from .045" thick material.

They will be sold with the dash depression piece I already make. If you want to buy one separately they will be $8. they are not on the website yet, so if you're dying to get one fast, then call and ask for Pete

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post Mar 20 2017, 12:37 PM
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post Mar 20 2017, 01:30 PM
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Awesome I want one for sure.
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post Mar 20 2017, 03:11 PM
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post Mar 21 2017, 05:40 AM
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That is great news since I'll need one too. I just wish it would have happened a couple of weeks ago when I ordered my dash depression piece.

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post Mar 21 2017, 06:04 AM
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I will bring a handful to Hershey if that helps anybody.

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post Mar 21 2017, 04:14 PM
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I think I'm missing the outer bearing. That seems to be easily sourced(?) Will the '73 /4 steering column shaft fit into this? It would allow me to use the later wheel which seems to be more available. Also, the lower circlip, any body have/source those? The one that holds the inner bearing in?

This is all that came in the box.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

Here's where I'm at so far, and I'm just going to use that early ignition switch because I don't care so much about originality and which key it uses. Will the /6 plastic bezel screw onto my early switch? Anybody?

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post Mar 22 2017, 05:52 AM
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The electrical connections for the ignition switch and the wiper/turn signal stalks are obviously very different when converting to the 911 column.

Does anyone have a chart with the pinout locations?

Jeff B
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post Mar 22 2017, 05:55 AM
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QUOTE(peteyd @ Mar 21 2017, 08:04 AM) *

I will bring a handful to Hershey if that helps anybody.

Pete

Yes. I'll pick up a couple from you then. Thanks
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post Mar 22 2017, 06:06 AM
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I want one too; anyone in So Cal ordering one ? I'd like to combine an order...
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post Mar 22 2017, 06:11 AM
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Wondering? what are the benefits of this mod? Converting to let side
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post Mar 22 2017, 06:50 AM
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QUOTE(sb914 @ Mar 22 2017, 08:11 AM) *

Wondering? what are the benefits of this mod? Converting to let side

Cool factor goes through the roof.
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QUOTE(jkb944t @ Mar 22 2017, 04:52 AM) *

The electrical connections for the ignition switch and the wiper/turn signal stalks are obviously very different when converting to the 911 column.

Does anyone have a chart with the pinout locations?

Jeff B


I did a pin-out ID for the Ignition Switch; will take a pic and post later
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post Mar 22 2017, 07:29 AM
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QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ Mar 22 2017, 05:06 AM) *

I want one too; anyone in So Cal ordering one ? I'd like to combine an order...

I will take one if you are ordering one. We can split the shipping cost.
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post Mar 22 2017, 08:25 AM
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This is all that I have been able to find so far
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