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Steering wheel rings


Does anyone know if you can get replacement rings for Steering wheel
63 Acadian SD. Im missing 3 of them.
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Good question.
I'll be awaiting responses.
Maybe we can get a volume discount.

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cant you buy them new from most resto parts suppliers?

Im pretty sure they are universal fit off of all 1960's GM cars.

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I took a few pics to show the profile of the nova/acadian ring,
maybe someone can check if it looks the same as other models.

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And here's a picture of a repop ring for '62-'63 Chevy.
The profile looks slightly different on the longer leg but they might work?
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http://www.lategreatchevy.com/product.asp?pf_id=562471&dept_id=1721

Lefty, you should try calling chevyiionly or NNN and ask them.

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Fantastic !! my wheel is perfect except for the missing rings
sometimes its just knowing what they are called .
Thanks again


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You are so right.  they are called Stainless steel grommets.  I'm not sure of a U.S. supplier, never went looking.  I was going to have my two tone wheel restored by a company in California called Dashes and Wheels or something like that.  Saw their ad in Hemmings years ago.  I fiqured they had a supplier.
In a pinch, let me know, I had several extra wheels with some grommets, last I looked.   I'm still in florida, so I can't look again until I get back.
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thanks, im going to try and order some from Eckler's and see what happens.


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Lefty wrote:

thanks, im going to try and order some from Eckler's and see what happens.



Lefty,  I recently thought I needed a headlight switch for my 62 Nova.  Did some research and found the following. 
Eckler's offered one in a repro for $99.95 list.  I thought great, I didn't know they were being repro'd. turns out the same switch was used for a number of cars, full size chevy, corvette just a few in addition to the Nova.  If you are ready to swap a few items from the old to new, like the contact parts for activating the interior lights, there were indications they may cross over to the BOC group.  The same repro switch on eBay started at about $30 up to $75 depending on the seller.
I ended up buying a used one from a eBayer for $15 because it included the correct switch knob.  Nothing like getting an original part in excellent shape as an extra bonus. 

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the other thing i was thinking of changing is the steering column
after takeing it apart and seeing it is just a "long metal Spear"
i would like to install a safer one.
also front disk brake kit from Nova brake parts
http://www.novabrakeparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=363
only thing im unsure of is can i keep my original 14in rims.
Have a good one..

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Everyone I know that has installed disc brakes has needed a 5 lug spindle, either OEM or aftermarket.  I also know disc brakes require an additional 1/2" of offset.
I mean to say, your disc brake assembly will extend an additional 1/2" out into the wheel opening.
My guess would be in order to run the size and style wheel you currently have, you may need to contact Wheel Vintiques and have a wheel altered to accommodate the disc brake assembly and your only choice may be a 5 lug pattern.
I believe the only 14" OEM wheel from the 60's that will accommodate a disc brake was a rally wheel, 14x6 or 7 which are both wider than your originals.

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There are vendors like CPP that offer 5 lug "zero offset" disc brake kits that don't move the wheels outboard. I picked mine up on ebay.
CPP also has a disc brake kit that works with 5 lug 14" wheels, I don't think there's any 4 lug disc brake kits out there if that's what you're after.

-- Edited by 62Beaumont on Wednesday 14th of April 2010 11:42:49 AM

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Im going to phone nova breaks and ask him.
http://www.novabrakeparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=361
I think that is the best, looks like im going to have enough $$
left over after i paint this car to do the breaks
but i would like to stay with the 4bolt so i dont have to change out the rear
end as well as front. i Dont think i will be going with anything but my 6cyl (or 283 8cyl)
so the 4 bolt original rear end should be fine.
Painted drivers door inner today now just fender to firewall and trunk-hood left then wet sand.
the only thing i dont think im going to like is the red on red (original colour and interior)
they are very close in colour and it may seem too much red.
Guess i will wait and see



-- Edited by Lefty on Wednesday 14th of April 2010 03:53:18 PM

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Lefty,  one option for your rear is the one I used.   My SD has the original rear with a 3:55 gear and posi.  I absolutely did not want to change it if I didn't need to.  This rear has held up to foot braking the car and launching it with the 3500 stall converter on a number of occasions.  When I received the car, it had the same set up with a line lock installed.
Our solution was to remove the rear axles, replace the bearings (expensive and hard to find), then our friendly machinist redrilled the lug pattern from 4 to 5 @ 4.75".
We then installed disc brakes on the rear.  This set up has been in the car for about 2 years and I have had my moments of stoplight racing and it has held up so far.

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