Author Topic: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?  (Read 367 times)

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2020, 11:30 PM »
Or in other words, the original version of a tilt steering wheel.  The emergency hand brake lever is the left of that against the wall and is a bear to operate.

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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2020, 11:48 PM »
Took me quite awhile to figure that out. I was afraid that, if I stepped on it, the whole steering column would come out!
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Ah, I wish the GM's used something like that. Tilt is nice except when you are 6'3" and the steering column is almost straight up. Tilt only comes back a little bit and then you have to run the seat way up and jam your legs under the dash. I can never get comfortable on a long trip in mine.

Offline Elandan2

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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2020, 06:53 AM »
I've always considered trying to use a tilt wheel assembly with the tilt column. Then you could tilt the column away when not needed and still have the convenience of a tilt wheel. The only difference I see between the tilt wheel and tilt column is the joint above the steering box. The tilt column has a coupling that allows the angle to change.
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2020, 08:03 AM »
I haven't really looked at the geometry of mine but I would bet with the modern aftermarket steering columns and steering shafts from Flaming River you could probably easily build a tilt wheel, tilt column, telescopic setup. Anyone remember the Isetta 600 car? Swing away steering!


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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2020, 09:01 AM »
And it would be way easier to get to the wiring!!
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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2020, 12:18 PM »
Ha Ha Forgot about them When i was Service Manager @ Sports Autos in 1964 We had one that came is for service , The Front panel opened for a door and the steering wheel swung off to the side so you could exit Rear motorcycle engine Ring a Ding a Ding exhaust  Ha Ha   Frank
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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 06:00 AM »
I haven't really looked at the geometry of mine but I would bet with the modern aftermarket steering columns and steering shafts from Flaming River you could probably easily build a tilt wheel, tilt column, telescopic setup. Anyone remember the Isetta 600 car? Swing away steering!


https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFE_enUS666US695&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=isetta+600&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiPp-b207PqAhUzhXIEHYy6D3EQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1920&bih=969

LOL!!!  My college literature teacher drove one of these things every day!  She bought it new in Germany when she was stationed there, and brought it back with her.  If I remember right, she told us she had a heck of a time registering it in Connecticut...and they finally let her register it as a motorcycle.

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Re: '78 Winnebago What covers the under dash wiring?
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 08:07 AM »
Well, They had a Sach's two stroke cycle engine in them.