Back to work. Once I figured out the front end with working steering, my 11 yr old son said I should make it with an actual steering wheel that worked. I kinda scoffed at him and said it would be really hard to do after he explained his idea, but it got me thinking- and I simplified it a lot and came up with this!
The start- steering column with shaft.
Short vid of it sort of working.
Steering wheel cut on the lathe, and the center hub for it made out of a teensy piece of pipe.
The first iteration.
There was one major flaw with this setup. Anyone spot it?
Guess I should have thought a little more about it before I tried that out... Easy fix. Sorta.