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Old 07-22-06, 08:37 AM
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Quick release steering hub

Hello, looking to install a quick release steering hub on my racecar. I am using a Sparco wheel. I have been looking at a Rebco unit $39.95 from Racerswholesale. It seems like a good piece. There are many on Ebay, both cheaper and more expensive. I have seen units that have multiple bearings that catch the hub to the spline, and wondered if that was a better feature then a single hex nut to fit the hub. I am looking to avoid a lot of lash play, and not spend a ton of money.

Any ideas, thoughts suggestions.

The FC I think uses the 5/8" size, anyone confirm that?
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Old 07-22-06, 11:49 AM
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try search function this has been discussed to death.
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Old 07-22-06, 05:34 PM
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Tims, sorry about that.
I see your reply on another thread and followed it to the site where you bought yours. Is that unit drilled for a 6 hole wheel like the Sparco/Momo's? Is it blank and you self drill? Can't really see any holes in the picture. Did you need to use any other adaptor or spacers to get it to work?
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Old 07-23-06, 12:22 PM
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the stock car stuff like the Reb-co is drilled with 3 holes for the stock car wheels. I made an aluminum adapter from a piece of 1/4" aluminum. Some of the sparco,momo, and nardi wheels can be ordered without holes, so you could drill out the pattern that matches the quick release.
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Not to be a pest, but the unit that you have, did it come with any holes in it? You said you made an adapter, was that to go from 3 hole to 6 hole? I can fab an adapter as well, just want to know what I would ordering.

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the rebco has three threaded holes. I believe they are 3/8" coarse thread. round 1/4" piece of aluminum and a couple drill bits and a 10-32 tap if memory serves. you will need to weld the adapter on the steering shaft though. once you have the parts in hand you will see it is not a terribly difficult task. good luck
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Make sure you can release the hub with one hand. Don't get the kind where you have to push a pin in withone hand and pull the wheel with the other hand in order to make it release, because bad stuff can happen to where you only have one good hand to get yourself out of a race car after a wreck.
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the model we are discussing is the spline type that has a ring you move toward you to release. the pin types are very difficult to use in my opinion and tend to be a bit sloppy.
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