Steering wheel removal

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Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Tue 02 Jun, 2015 11:42 am

How do you the steering wheel on a 220s?
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 02 Jun, 2015 2:31 pm

Depends on which type of wheel you have. If it's the later type wheel like in the pic below then the centre pad is held in by three nylon plugs - just pull it out towards you, revealing the large hex nut which holds the wheel on.
steer wheel late.JPG
If it's the earlier type where the chrome ring on the steering wheel controls the indicators then see these pages for the instructions:

http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/mai ... emoval.htm

http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/mai ... 46-2_1.pdf
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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Thu 04 Jun, 2015 12:12 pm

Thanks pastel grey. I have the older wheel . Should be interesting
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1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by Mercmad » Sun 07 Jun, 2015 11:39 am

it's not easy. you need a special puller!!.
First,Disconnect the battery.
Then, feel around the underside of the wheel hub. There is 5mm Hole there .
once you find the hole,poke a long rod into the hole and pop the wheel center off.
You will now see the indicator and horn switch. take pic of where each wire goes. On the switch are little holes with a dab of colour in each hole which relate to the wire that goes into that hole.(did you disconnect the battery? ) The order in which the spring,copper contact peice etc etc go to together is vitally important if you want to avoid hassles with the horn later.
Undo the center nut and the wires and lift the horn assembly off the wheel. you will now nee the wheel nut .Push the wires down into the steering shaft .
The wheel is on a taper!! with a key.

On the inside of the wheel hub is a lip.
I use a small gear puller with the legs turned inside out to fit under this lip.
With the wheel nut loosened off a few turns and the wheel pullers screw turned into the nut I force the wheel off. there is no other way to remove the wheel.
To reassemble,the wires can be pushed back up the tube from down at the front of the steering box. I have seen trailer wire used to replace this when they go rotten with old age. When setting up the horn again so it doesn't toot every time you turn the wheel ,adjust the center nut so it holds it all together and the ring moves to indicate and sound the horn but is not too loose. It's a matter of being patient and experimenting.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Mon 08 Jun, 2015 11:55 am

Thanks Mercmad for the write up, I'm feeling pretty confident now.
I've ordered the puller, and am still waiting for the White wheel to turn up.
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Tue 13 Oct, 2015 6:29 pm

Wheel off with the aid of the puller borrowed from a friend in New Mexico USA . Not the easiest job , and the amount of force needed to get the center nut turning was a surprise. Ive only the clear coat to go on the wheel and I can re-attach. Ive cut out the rust on the boot floor and valance and cut off the old tow bar. Next stop is the instrument cluster,( speedo and oil pressure is all I have) to see if I can get some gauges working again.
The only real problem I have is now she will not start beyond a rough idle. She was running but difficult to start but now worse. things Ive done.
Checked for spark,ok clean and gapped plugs.
Cleaned and papered plug leads connections , in a bad way but now good.
Checked dizzy connections. Cap and rotor, appears good , no buildups or cracks. But do I have the advance right?
Tested fuel pump with clean fuel, not trusting fuel tank.
Now looking at the carb.
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1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by Mercmad » Sat 17 Oct, 2015 10:11 pm

Single or twin carbs? you may need to strip the carbs and remove any old fuel depositis. they are picky carb to get right and require a delicate touch to set. There a lot of good info on the yahoo ponton site BTW..

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Sun 18 Oct, 2015 7:24 pm

Single carb for the 220a. I've just finished reassembly after cleaning and it looks great but looks can be deceiving right? I've made up a Vacume take off fitting to replace the original poor figment. That Ponton site has it all . It's been great with the steering wheel ,off and on. Start up on Monday. Fingers crossed.
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Sun 07 Feb, 2016 11:56 am

Very frustrating time with the engine, but now with the help of PHIL Speer from Nowra, running smooth, with plenty of power. Phil's recomendations after replacing all gaskets and diaphragms.
Hotter plugs,NGK were very helpful.
All new leads.
Upgrade coil,Ponton site, Nissan coil recommended.
Machine surfaces.
Clean fuel pump, but not dirty.
Replace jets, the original figment was not as per Solex.
Fit aux electric pump.
So now replacing rear shocks and drag link bushes.clean and repainted rear underbody.
Busy eh!
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by Mercmad » Mon 04 Apr, 2016 11:53 am

A lot of 220a's have had Ford Carbs fitted. The base is the same as the flathead V8 .Perhaps that is why your jets weren't the same.

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by carina » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 11:22 am

Yes that could have been it. She just kept running better and better as those changes were made.
Ford eh. You can imagine in the workshop.
'I wonder if that flat head carb will fit that Merc '?
'Give it a whirl eh'.
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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