I know very little about old American cars. The T Bird has a rim blow steering wheel, which is apparently a thing.
His is in bad shape. The wheel is cracked, the plastic warped, and the rim blow switch only works erratically.
So I thought, “an old steering wheel can’t be THAT much, I wonder if I can find one?” I found one on eBay.
Holy baked goods, Batman, that is a lot of dough!!! I can have it restored for around $500.
I also found a tutorial that suggests that repair and restore is not that difficult, but I don’t know about that.
Maybe a different wheel is in order. I never knew these existed, and I am learning more about this restoration marketplace every day.