Author Topic: WANTED: Inner steering column 76-85  (Read 135 times)

Offline Carl Owen

WANTED: Inner steering column 76-85
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:32:47 AM »
In search of an inner steering column for our 1977 Clubman.
A previous owner FUBARed the one we have.

Offline Carl Owen

Re: WANTED: Inner steering column 76-85
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 04:00:09 PM »
Pic shows why we need another column. A previous owner welded this crap to the bottom of ours. The steering wheel was over my left knee (a RHD car) and the u-joint wouldn't let the column assembly move right without hitting the brake pedal.

I found and now have an early MkII column but it doesn't have the steering lock. I suppose we could take the two and make one, but I'd rather find the proper column.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 04:04:28 PM by Carl Owen »

Offline MiniDave

Re: WANTED: Inner steering column 76-85
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 04:18:43 PM »
Why don't you just replace the inner shaft? You can buy those new on Mini Spares for $75 or so....

I've seen used ones on MiniMania from time to time too.....in fact they have one right now.

https://www.minimania.com/part/U-FAM5285-MS/Steering-Column-Inner76-For-Steering-Lock--mini--Cooper-Used
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 04:21:06 PM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

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Re: WANTED: Inner steering column 76-85
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 08:24:54 PM »

Offline Carl Owen

Re: WANTED: Inner steering column 76-85
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 08:25:31 PM »
Thanks MiniDave, I'll try MiniMania for a used one. I was going to try to find one on this forum first.

As for new I placed a large order with MiniSport last week. They were out of stock and MiniSpares only had the later inner column/shaft.

Thanks again,
Carl