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Old 10-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Steering wheel knob

I want to install a steering wheel knob like the type often found on tractors, riding lawn mowers and 18 wheelers. Has anyone here had any experience with these?
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60 years ago, I had one on a '51 ford. It had a naked lady on it. Wish I still had her and the Ford. Eddie Elk.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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I was under the impression that "suicide handles"as they are known as have been outlawed for many years now.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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Most states do not allow them installed without having a doctor's prescription as being needed by a handicapped driver

Check with your state DMV for further information
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They used to be called "neckers knobs" because you could be kissing your lady in the front passenger seat and still be able to do multiple turns of the steering wheel with one hand. The 1950's-era cars used to take about 15 turns of the wheel from one side to the other.

After learning to drive in the UK, where steering was relatively high geared (maybe 4 turns lock-to-lock), I found the large displacement steering on US cars to be very disconcerting. I used to wonder whether the steering wheel had disconnected somehow. It didn't take too long to acclimatize. The first car I drove in the US was a Dodge Dart (a rental provided by Boeing when we arrived). It was the newest car I'd ever driven and had an engine 3x as big as anything I'd ever seen. It was the 270 slant six. Compared to my 1938 Austin 7 (45 cubes, 20 bhp on a really good day), it was enormous. It had very loose steering.

We soon figured it out and had a Mercury Colony Park station wagon with a 4-bbl 429 in a relatively short time and learned to love power steering!
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Most states do not allow them installed without having a doctor's prescription as being needed by a handicapped driver

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Indiana does not allow them unless as excepted as above. I have one I bought for a farm tractor and was too big for the steering wheel. Tried it out on the MH wheel once, pulled over and removed it after about 7 miles. That thing was going to cause me to wreck, it was kinda like using a crow-bar to move a phonograph needle, couldn't keep the steer tires in the groove.
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I had one years ago and almost broke my wrist when the steering wheel, not power steering, returned to normal after a turn.
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Even if they were legal, I wouldn't consider one, reason being is that it will cause you to "Over Steer" when trying to back into a site and cause you more heart burn then it's worth.
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I wouldn't have one, but if you go on ebay you can finds lots of them. Naked ladies, roses, plain colors, many to choose from.....
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I want to install a steering wheel knob like the type often found on tractors, riding lawn mowers and 18 wheelers. Has anyone here had any experience with these?
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Since most modern vehicles have power steering, I find that I can palm the steering wheel and just as effectively control the steering as I "usta could" with a steering knob.......
BTW, if someone doesn't know, (or for some reason can't figure out), what I mean by "palm the steering wheel" they better add a steering knob...
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I have one on my Journey. An 8 ball. I only use it to turn corners. I have it at about 11:00 on the wheel. Bought it at a local AutoZone. I got it because I have an artificial right shoulder that has failed and the knob allows me to turn easily with my left hand. When going straight down the road, I can rest the right hand on the bottom of the wheel for awhile to give the left arm a rest. Going to have the shoulder "revised" on the 29th.
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I forget now just what car it was I had, but it had a grip swivel built into the steering wheel. It was a device about 4-5" in diameter set into the inside of the wheel. You'd grasp a grip handle with one hand and you could turn the steering wheel while the grip rotated within the wheel. Kinda hard to describe, but it worked pretty good.
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I have one on my Jeep and I had one on my Class A. I don't have one on my C but I want one. Sure makes it easy when backing up. The Law has never said anything.
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