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larryp
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From: springfield, Oregon
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posted 02-21-2002 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for larryp   Click Here to Email larryp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone used the grant steering wheel on their II? If so did you have a problem with fuses? I put one on my car the other day and it has blown the horn lighter fuse since. Is there a remedy for this? Thanks

Larry
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-21-2002 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Grant horn switch is JUNK. It's aluminum foil glued to plastic. After two kits I gave up trying to make them work.

The MII Cobras had some of the best looking steering wheels ever, IMO.

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larryp
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posted 02-21-2002 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for larryp   Click Here to Email larryp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure you are right about both, but, I can't find new ford parts and the one I have is fried from the Texas heat. So what are my options?

Larry Pendleton
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-22-2002 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could try to devise some sort of insulation to put on those shoulder bolts. If I remember right, that's where mine was grounding out and keeping the horn blowing. Maybe nylon tubes?

I got aggravated and just sold the wheel on ebay. I got a nice stock wheel and I've been happy since!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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77sleeper
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posted 02-23-2002 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
they sell a pinto conversion kit, maybe that is what is needed for us as well

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larryp
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posted 02-23-2002 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for larryp   Click Here to Email larryp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like maybe heat shrink tubeing to insulate the bolts from the horn circuit?
Pinto wheels would probably be a close match, but an older Mustang GT wheel would look much better. I think my adapter kit is grounded causeing the fuse to blow on mine an ohm meter will tell the tail! My wife wants to take the Jeep and head for the coast today.

Larry Pendleton
76 Cobra II

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77sleeper
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posted 02-23-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what I ,meant was Grant sells a kit to convert their wheels to a pinto

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Stanger76
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posted 02-23-2002 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stanger76   Click Here to Email Stanger76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I installed a Grant in a Ford pickup about 6 months ago and the new Grant kits come with little foam pieces that you stick in between there. I installed it and it is still working fine..
Just my 2 cents mind you....

Stanger76

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2002 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shrink wrap sound like a great idea.

Stanger76, sounds like they finally improved the adapter kit, huh?

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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fordnmerc
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posted 05-25-2002 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geez, you II fans should watch eBay! I just picked up a beautiful II Sport Steering Wheel for 39 bucks! I was the only bidder! Take a look at eBay # 1828684477 if you want to see it.

Gonna put it in my 79 Ranchero GT, because the style is identical to the optional Ranchero wheel, except for the center emblem. But the Pony head looks nice, anyway.

I must say that I have gained new respect for the II over the past few years. My brother had a new 78 that I never liked very much, but that was only a 4 cylinder, anyway, and that was years ago.

Kind of grow on ya, don't they? Especially the ones with a transplanted 351.

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David

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1979 Ranchero GT
1990 Grand Marquis GS

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-26-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's the wheel I was talking about. They look great, and the horn works!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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fordnmerc
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posted 08-09-2002 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I just put the Mustang II sport steering wheel in my Ranchero. I bought an NOS Ford blue oval logo horn button, to replace the pony head emblem. Now I just have to get a replacement for the horn itself, because that evidently shorted out at some time in the past---don't know if I have ever tried the horn since getting the Ranchero, in early May.

I also just put a Grant GT 3 spoke mahogany wheel in the LTD II. So far, the horn button works just fine.

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David

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BLUECOBRAII
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posted 08-26-2002 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLUECOBRAII   Click Here to Email BLUECOBRAII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well guys i was reading what the original question was and that is funny because i put one on my MII and i had the same problem i just now have a push button undeer my dash for my horn and the steering wheel looks great who needs a horn anyhow they can hear me coming
well i suppose the police after 4 tickets at $55 for no horn and an issued motor Vehicle inspection i guess i needed one the only problem i have is when i get in i honk the horn

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