I spent the day rewiring the electrical system. In the process, I have put an ignition switch on the instrument panel. To keep things tidy, I decided to remove the old ignition switch and cowling. This involved removing the steering wheel. What I thought was a simple task ended up taking a few hours. The service manual indicates to use a special Volvo tool.
This tool pulls the wheel without damaging the plastic. Not having that tool, I tried making my own. As you can imagine from the bodgy welds, this version took many iterations, all failing, from bending the clamp to cracked welds.
Ok, something simpler.
I made up an aluminum ring with a conical interior profile to match the steel turn signal cancel ring.
Using that and a gear puller and it came off, still with a fair amount of effort.
I’m thinking of installing the wheel in the foreground as the new wheel:
It’s 20″ in diam, vs 17″ for the stock wheel. So I’ll have to make it mount a little higher for leg clearance.
I’d love to tilt the steering column forward a little bit as well, but doing so would require fabbing a new bracket down near the steering box.