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Spline measuring on steering column

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Is there a certain way to measure a column shaft spline?

Want to compare cars for fitment as the first I was told would work does not.. nowhere near it..

Next 2 options/suggestions are early ford- escort,Anglian etc ... can't be buying steering wheels to try for them not to fit

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I have never mucked around with splines on a steering shaft but know they are small and quite fine. But I do have a decent working knowledge of axle shaft splines though. I assume the terminology would all be the same. Splines can be straight cut, involute .... blah blah ... use DP (Diametrical Pitch) convention, included angles blah blah bullshit bullshit. Can you do the following? Well this is how i go about stuff like this. I have a selection of axle shaft ends/splines that are easily carried and can be used to check whats what when i am trying to determine things. Same same for side gears. Its quick, accurate and makes you appear to be a fucking guru. Is it possible in your case to have a sample of the female or the male of the spline your after to take with you when going out for a looksee? I also know a mate that did a steering shaft using just a 90 degree (included) cutter(s) and it worked. Used a dividing head obviously. Engineers use wires and verniers to measure also. My ways the easiest though, lol. It either fits or it doesn't and you know straight away. Good luck.

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