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    Default R8/R10 Steering shaft question.

    Hi All,

    Can anybody please tell me which models came out with the thicker shaft and if possible the diameters and an easy way to determine which is which.

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    This is for a new steering wheel and boss for the Matra so I need the info because I am not sure if they used the thicker or not and I don't have 2 to compare.

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    I assume you mean the spline for the hub. I'm away for work so can't check, but I believe the early 8's had one spline, and the late 8's and 10's the other. The changeover occurred sometime in the R1132 run I think. That's what I mean by early and late 8's not r1130 versus r1132. Simon would be the best person to confirm with or consult parts books and check part numbers of each variant.
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    It's all change in 1968 so big splines before and small splines after along with many other modifications Re-inforced crownwheels being another hidden change
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    Hi Frans,

    I have a Renault 10S steering wheel, so that is certainly post-1968. Would you like me to measure it for you and send a photograph?

    I have a steering column too I think, and will check its size relative to the steering wheel.

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    Thank you so far for the responses. Yes John if I can have the dimensions of both because I will have to email the supplier with some dimensions, either front before the taper or at the back at the end of the taper. He knows about the 2 sizes and have them both, so the amount of splines is not needed.

    That makes it hard because this is a 68 model and Matra used whatever they could lay their hands on.

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    The R10 spine on the steering column is the same as the R12, R16, R18, Fuego which are thinner than the R8
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    Franz according to my Renault supplement manual book the 2 sizes are 19mm and 22mm and it says it started the change in 1968 models . The larger shaft was on the 1967 model .

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    Here you go Frans.

    I am completely puzzled and hope someone can advise.

    1. I have had for years what I believed to be a 10S wheel, with faux plastic black holes and silver "alloy" in the arms but it is the smaller diameter.

    2. I have had for years an R10 wheel, or late R8 one, with very worn faux wood veneer (it looked marginally better new but never did it for me). It has the larger diameter as you'd expect.

    Anyway, you can read the measurements off the photos I hope.

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    Thank you John, I can confirm that it is the thicker one we need.

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    Talk to Nigel and the guy on the North Shore with the Fuego Turbo (Lincooln) . Between them they got all the spares you and Johan did not want and there are some big spline columns in the mountain (My stickers around yet?)

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